December already! I'm really happy to see the end of 2017, its been a crazy year!
Mercury's conjunction to Saturn on the 6th, puts a spanner in the works preventing things from working out as they should, or rather, as you would like them to. Mercury goes retrograde for the final time in 2017, from December 3-22 and will be guiding us to reflect on the year gone by. Mercury is the messenger of the Gods and when in retrograde, it allows us to unearth buried truths or thought patterns that may be blocking us from moving forward or getting where we want to go.
On the 9th, Mars moves into Scorpio which is a high-energy placement that harbors passionate desires and complex emotions that don't always show on the outside. Things look up when Mercury makes a trine to Uranus on the 10th and even though both planets are retrograde, it can bring to the surface some great and unusual talents. Venus squares Neptune bringing confusion to the table. This can be hard on love and finances because Neptune makes us want things to be perfect which is not always how it is. Its a great aspect for creativity though.
The sun conjuncts Mercury on the 12th, gaining insights from the past is easy. Venus joins Mercury on the 15th combining wit and charm that can sweet-talk its way around almost anything, but don't believe everything you hear because Mercury in Sagittarius is not so honest and Venus is Sagittarius in not so loyal. The Sun trines Uranus giving us a taste of whats to come on the 16th and brings about an exciting and unpredictable outcome to events. If you've got a need to break away from something in your life that's no longer working, this can be an open door to walk right through.
Three planets will be entering Capricorn making us take things more seriously as well as making us more serious about the steps we want to take moving ahead. There's a fiery Sagittarius New Moon on the 18th, encouraging you to throw out the old and bring on the new. Saturn makes a huge transformation when he moves into Capricorn on the 19th where he remains for the next three years, demanding your attention and testing your limits. Saturn is known as a teacher and even a taskmaster, so get ready to work, face your fears and (hopefully) come out of this cycle with better clarity, confidence and purpose. The up side is that this planet demands maturity and options that are practical and grounded. Saturn forces us to grow up.
On the 21st, the Sun enters Capricorn marking the Solstice and the beginning of the new season. Mercury ends its retrograde period on the 22nd.
Both the Full Moon and the Solstice are going to be helping us to wrap up any loose ends before the close of 2017. During this time, the cosmos is really going to be asking us to bring closure to the year gone by and to clear through any mental chatter that we have been walking around with.
Under this energy, any nagging thoughts from the past or unresolved issues will be given the opportunity to be rehashed and released.
Venus joins Saturn on Christmas day giving a hint of future duties and responsibilities. This aspect always seems to create a situation that makes us feel nervous, on a small and larger scale. The Mars-Neptune trine on the 28th lightens the mood, so let your intuition be your guiding light into the new year.
I will be launching a diary for 2018 with Astrology, Tarot, Numerology and a lot more...so be on the lookout for it. It has everything from Moon void periods, aspects, turning points and more.
Here's wishing you a New Year that is filled with clear skies, and if there is darkness, that the stars light your way.