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Astrology Transits December 2018 – Set Your Vision

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. — Anonymous



December opens with a lingering influence from retrograde Mercury in Scorpio and Venus moving direct from Libra into Scorpio.  With the two personal planets remaining in Scorpio, the emphasis is on continuing to dig deeply into understanding cause and effect, especially in relationship matters.  As always, the Scorpio archetype is about transformation and rebuilding.  The question to ask is: “What do I need to transform” and/or “What do I need to let go of in order to move forward?”

After the first week of December, the energy and the focus shift to establishing a vision for the New Year.  In fact, the planetary vibes are so good for setting a vision and goal that I would advise everyone to do that work now instead of after New Year’s Day.  You will want to have your goals and visions firmly in place by then, because 2019 will start off in a high-paced, active way.

December 1-6:  Venus at 29 Degrees Libra in T-Square with Uranus in Aries and the North and South Nodes at 29 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.  Sun in Sagittarius Square Mars and Neptune in Pisces. This is an intense time of agitation and emotional upheaval.  Retrograde Mercury cautions us to stay grounded and to look before we leap.  There is a strong karmic connection due to the involvement of the Nodes.  We may need to face old karmic issues or to make amends for past actions.  The optimistic Sagittarius Sun square aggressive Mars and dreamy Neptune in Pisces can manifest as being unable to discern boundaries.  It is, however, a great aspect for any creative endeavors. With Mercury still retrograde, it would be prudent to watch your language, as hurtful language can unknowingly erupt.  Mercury goes stationary direct on December 6.

December 7:  Mars Conjunct Neptune at 13 Degrees Pisces Square the New Moon in Sagittarius. Mars Semisquare Uranus.  Communication is fuzzy due to stationary Mercury and the Pisces energy.  The Mars/Uranus aspect brings a strong element of chaotic, angry, unfocused energy.  This is definitely not a good time to make major decisions.  Use the New Moon energy to plan and envision your desired future.  Think and plan but don’t act!  The more you can imagine and visualize your desires the easier it will be to manifest them when Mars enters Aries on New Year’s Day.  This is not the best time to travel; delay any trips until the middle of the month if possible.

December 12:  Mercury Enters Sagittarius and Squares Neptune and Mars in Pisces.  Though the energy lightens considerably when Mercury joins the Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius, the challenging square to Neptune and Mars has a lingering feeling of fog or fuzziness around our ideas.  As stated above, this is a good time to set your vision and to envision; it is not as conducive to actual action.  Use the Sagittarius optimism to set your sights on a higher outcome than would have been possible just a few weeks ago.

December 16-17:  Venus Sextile Saturn and Mars Sextile Pluto.  This is such a great time to examine power issues in your life and to resolve any dis-equilibrium around the balance of power.  Venus’ travels through Libra and Scorpio gave you plenty of time to come to grips with any such issues.  Now is the time to confront and resolve those issues, especially those between the feminine and masculine aspects of yourself and others.

December 19:  Sun at 27 Degrees Sagittarius Square Chiron at 27 Degrees Pisces.  Old health issues and/or hurtful emotional issues can come back to temporarily haunt you. However, Sun/Chiron also holds the key to resolution.  The Sun in the sign of the truth seeker (Sagittarius) can unlock and illuminate any unseen, foggy or unclear ideas around those issues.    

December 20-21:  Sun Enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice Trine Uranus; and Venus Trine Neptune.  All year we have been dealing with the upsets and chaos of challenging aspects to Uranus.  Now, with the Sun in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries, we finally have the green light.  We can more easily make the changes that we were unable to make during the long summer and fall punctuated with retrograde planets. Venus trine Neptune at the solstice adds a lovely romantic glow to everything we encounter.

December 22:  Full Moon at Zero Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.  This Full Moon marks the December turning point when everything is held in the balance. We are very involved in home matters, while another part of us is paying more attention to public and career matters.  Zero degrees is very significant for this Full Moon in cardinal signs.  In a lot of ways, this is all about bringing the different elements of ourselves and our world into balance.  That is:  The elements of earth, water, air and fire; male and female and black and white viewpoints.  The more we look inside, the better we can navigate all of these seeming contradictions.

December 31:  Mars at Zero Degrees Aries.  The New Year blasts off energetically with Mars at zero degrees Aries.  Mars is extra strong in its home sign of Aries and zero degrees is a significant degree denoting strong, active energy and the ability to aggressively move forward. 

Now is the time to put all of your visions into practical, energetic use.  Mars in Aries will push you forward toward your dreams.  Mars at zero degrees says, “You may not be ready, but you can do this.  Jump and you will find a way.”  Its like Clark Kent throwing off his everyday clothes to become Superman!  Mars at zero degrees Aries urges you to be Superman/Superwoman.  The New Year’s chart based in New York City, NY at midnight follows:

The Sun conjuncts Saturn in Capricorn on January 2.  With Sun, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node all in Capricorn at this time, you can be sure that it is an opportune time to move forward in business- and career-related matters.  Mars in Aries is providing the push and impetus and the Capricorn planets are providing just enough braking power to keep you grounded and practical.  Go for it!



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1 comment to Astrology Transits December 2018 – Set Your Vision

  • Ruby

    I would love to hear your experience with any of the December 2019 Neptunian energy.

    Though the lineup of Sun, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn at the end of the month can definitely be challenging, it also has much potential for breakthroughs. I know that some of you are experiencing transits to your natal Saturn and/or Pluto. Those transits can bring a very challenging time, but they do carry the seed of transforming your situation into something more positive over time. Learn to take one day at a time and to let go of the need to be in control.

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