This year has been interesting, and as it closes, I’d like to congratulate everyone for getting through it. Next year looks very promising, so hang in there. December looks to be a pretty quiet month, so take a deep breath, exhale, and enjoy the season, along with your friends and family.
12/3 Venus goes into Scorpio: As anyone with their natal Venus in Scorpio can tell you, this is not the best placement for the planet Venus. The placement is called “detriment” and it means exactly what the word says. Venus is detrimentally affected when it comes to expressing her energy.
Let me elaborate a little. As I’ve told you all often, the actual energy resides in the planet. But, the energy will always seek expression. It will want to express its nature. The sign any planet falls in will describe “how” that energy will seek expression. When a planet falls in a sign that is actually contrary to its nature, the planet has a hard time expressing itself. In fact, it can indicate that the only expression might be negative in nature. The House of course is where that energy will be expressed.
So it goes; energy/planet>expression/sign>where/house.
It’s an easy flowchart that will always help you to understand why a planet might not work the way you think it should.
In Scorpio, Venus has a VERY difficult time expressing its positive energy. In Scorpio the energy can become possessive, aggressive, jealous, obsessive, and intense. While some would call this “passionate”, here in Scorpio, Venus loses all of her more gentle aspects of compromise, harmony, and cooperation. While Venus is all about defining our values, and gaining clarity regarding what we want in life, Venus is essentially all about cooperation, harmony, and compromise. Once Venus loses those qualities, she becomes frustrated. Why? Because in Scorpio she is forced to act more like Mars, and she is not Mars.
During this transit be watchful for extremes in behavior of loved ones and partners. Depending on where Venus is located in your natal chart and what house in the natal chart Scorpio rules, you will all have different experiences during this transit. But, the one thing I can tell you is to beware of extremes, selfishness, and possessiveness.
This is the season of giving, not taking.
12/7 Mercury goes Direct in Sagittarius
The cycle began with the Pre-Shadow period in Scorpio on October 29 at 12:50 am GMT (October 28 at 8:50 pm EDT).
- Mercury Retrograde station occurred in Sagittarius (13o29″) at 1:33am GMT on November 17 and 9:33pm EST on November 18.
- Mercury re-enters Scorpio December 2 as part of the retrograde.
- Mercury goes direct at 9:22 pm GMT on December 6 in Scorpio (27o16″).
- Mercury re-enters Sagittarius December 13.
- The Post-Shadow ends on December 24, 2018 at 11:26 am GMT.
12/22 Sun enters Capricorn: Capricorn, whose constellation is known as Capricornus, is one of the oldest of the astrological interpretations. Ruled by Saturn, its symbol is the goat. This is sometimes depicted as a sea borne hybrid or Dolphin. The image is often an animal with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish. In one tradition the image represents the god Pan transforming into a sea creature. A representation, perhaps, of the extremities found within this Astrological sign.
The Capricorn is generally a serious character, possessing a wry sense of humor. Independent, steady as a rock, Capricorn reflects earthy qualities that range from clever to vacuous. Mostly cautious, confident, strong willed, reasonable and hardworking, Capricorns are a rock upon which to build. They are often aloof, shrewd, practical, responsible and persevering. They are capable of great endurance; a “whatever it takes, for as long as it takes persistence”. Reliable in any profession they undertake, but lacking in originality, they usually excel in following up on what someone else has started. They make excellent managers.
Within prescribed areas, Capricorn is a resourceful, practical manager. These folks set high standards for themselves and others. They are self-critical, and work well in a disciplined environment, demanding equal measure from their subordinates. A careful, ambitious planner, Capricorn moves forward with quiet, deliberate persistence. They can be frugal, possessing the ability to achieve results with minimum effort and expense. Highly organized, they excel in managing several projects simultaneously.
Capricorn will often vie for a position of authority. Once attaining control, they are demanding and exacting in leadership. Although firm, they are usually fair to people they deal with. They value tradition, the tried and true, more than innovation. “We always do it this way,” was no doubt first said by a Capricorn. Their naturally pessimistic nature explains their wry sense of humor, which some think is no humor at all. They can spread gloom and tension in a minute and are quite capable of depressing everyone else around them. Never really up, but often down, they need a positive environment to enliven their spirits.
Capricorns tend to be profound thinkers. To them life is a serious business, and the need to be in control of it is paramount. They are seekers after knowledge and wisdom. Rational, logical and clearheaded, they have excellent concentration, and delight in all forms of debate.
In personal relationships they tend to be uncomfortable. Rather self-centered, they are wary and suspicious of others. They often have few close friends, but will maintain these bonds their entire life. They are loyal to intimates, but indifferent and sometimes callous to those outside their circle. Never impetuous, they consider business and personal relationships carefully before becoming involved. These are family people, and family usually comes first, except where business is their primary concern.
12/7 New Moon in Sagittarius
12/15 First Quarter in Pisces
12/23 Full Moon in Gemini
12/29 Last Quarter in Libra
That’s it for December, and after the year we’ve had, I’m happy to report that we end the year on an almost boring note.
Until the New Year, have a wonderful Holiday Season!!