Venus and Jupiter in Capricorn make the pre-Xmas hurly burly a fertile hunting ground for you and your charisma. As messenger Mercury finally escapes from the slough of Scorpio, to join the Sun in fellow, fiery Sagittarius, you look nicely hooked-up for the festive season.
The weekend of the 6th and 7th finds a waxing Moon in your skies.
Later, after the 20th, Venus moves into a highly sociable zone to add bubbles and cheer through to early new year. The sky darkening above you in Capricorn is another matter. Saturn rarely pulls its punches, as April birthdays have been reminded this autumn, a time of challenge…and achievement! Saturn rewards steady effort no slacking and what you achieve under its aegis sticks around for the long term.
Your ruler, Mars, is empowered in Scorpio all month, a bright red wild card in your affairs, some of which look jolly secret, clandestine even. Mars in your eighth spells magic, mystery and hot sex. You can do that.
Only now, with Mercury completing its epic, nine weeks in opposition, can you reach clarity with one or more members of your intimate circle, your one-on-ones, those all-important Significant Others. Hopefully you have had time to understand more fully where they are coming from, even if adversity has been involved. On the other hand, the red planet can also describe an invigorating partnership, romantic or platonic. As ruler of your solar seventh house, Mars represents ardent lovers.
Go forth in hope. The gathering congregation of planets in Capricorn is broadly favourable, this being a kindred earth sign. Jupiter now arrives there for a twelve month stay and immediately makes a telling aspect to Prometheus in your skies, with a solar eclipse thrown in; a suitable omen for a bolt-from-the-blue solution to a nagging problem, a shower of pennies from heaven, or an invitation to a river cruise. Even if you can conjure up no such thunderbolt, Jupiter resident in Capricorn for twelve months means adding to your resources; new skill sets, more travel, a role as Taurus the Wise.
Only now are you free from the messy retrograde of your ruler, Mercury, the one that left you chasing your own tail for much of November. Or you can just show off a bit. The congregating planets in Capricorn promise both an examination of your financial resources, and the chance to add to them over the next twelve months, as Jupiter moves through your eighth house. In partnerships, 2 and 2 can make 5 quite easily if you pool your assets wisely. If who-pays-for-what is an issue, this winter is the time for adjustment. From the 20th Venus occupies your fellow air sign Aquarius; sweet, but not always great shakes.
In , however, Aquarius will be playing a major role in your affairs, so what are apparently fleeting contacts may come to greater fruition this spring and summer. International associations are highlighted.
So too is knowledge and knowledge is power. Study, learn and apply new skills sets; you have a sweet, long lead-in over the next three months.
5 Tips For Surviving the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn – Patrick Watson
December and January represent a climax in your affairs; purely material affairs like property and large amounts of capital, and purely personal affairs like romance and loved ones. Or any combination thereof. A stack of planets in opposition this winter will show you any weaknesses in your set-up and your plans. A pair of eclipses across your partnership axis — solar on the 26th, a lunar eclipse in Cancer in January — suggests a shake-up, maybe a vanishing trick. Under Jupiter, creaky relationships fall away, new contenders for your affection arrive.
The festive season offers the perfect time to expand your friendship and professional network. Your ruling planet, Luna, reaches full moon on December 12, a somewhat secretive moment. Immediately after the UK polls close, at 10pm, Luna moves into your skies; a couple of days to see and be seen, regardless of results. Your solar sixth house is a place of service and labour, diet and health, practical skills, qualities associated with Virgo, where some Leos will have planets, this being your neighbouring sign.
Even if you are a raging royal Leo you can use some of those Virgo tropes as you go through winter. A stunning collection of planets in Capricorn will ease your path through the world of work, good practice and virtue — yup, sigh, you do have to virtuous and abstemious to get the best of this transit. Big-hearted Jupiter arrives here for 12 months on December 3 to ease career prospects. The new Moon of the 26th, with its sparky aspect to your solar midheaven, looks like a nice kind of wake-up call for July birthdays.
Most of December and indeed January is ties up with planets in Sagittarius, fiery like you.
List of conjunctions (astronomy)
Careful to get your numbers and addresses right at the full Moon of the 12th, when Neptune is involved. Venus moves into opposition for three weeks from the 20th, a sweet omen to bill and coo with your main squeeze, and for singletons to swoon as they espy a face across a crowded party room. Aquarius is a sign bound up with your fortunes in , when significant others promise to get more significant still.
Mars in Scorpio is acting as a backup energy or support system for the planets gathered under the spotlight in Sagittarius, just as Venus in Capricorn is creating a supportive energy on the other side. The pressure cooker environment caused by the combination of planets therein at the moment is being managed by Mars on one side and Venus on the other; both are well placed and could be the saving grace for the current times. Even after the critical moment passes, Mars will be remaining in his own sign of Scorpio through the first week of February.
This may be an indication of a period of focused effort, reorganization or accounting of resources while bravely facing problems that require us to dig deep and stand strong. Depending upon your whereabouts this annular solar eclipse will either occur on December 25 or 26 and it will either be visible or not. In US Mountain time zone, the eclipse happens at around pm, which means that we couldn't see the eclipse of the Sun as it is below the horizon.
The path of eclipse visibility runs through Saudi Arabia, South India and Indonesia, but eclipses tend to make a mark even on regions that may not be witnessing the eclipse. In this case we are having a solar eclipse, which happens during a new Moon, when the Moon passes in front of the Sun from the Earth's perspective, temporarily obscuring the sunlight. These three planets make up the group of the light-giving, positive, sattwic planets. They are also sitting in the nakshatra Mula, lorded by the planet Ketu and the goddess of destruction, Nirriti.
And they are surrounded! Ketu's energy is known to block or obstruct materially but to liberate spiritually, so depending upon one's desires, this could be favorable or utterly frustrating. In the early degrees of Sagittarius is energetic Mercury, our source of exchanges, communication, learning, markets, somewhat outside the orb of the eclipse shadow but close enough to be included in the equation.
In the late degrees of Sagittarius sits Saturn, causing pressure and urging detachment, preparing to shift signs. The idea behind eclipses is that a shadow descends upon that which we count on to light our way. This obstruction forces us inward, to draw upon our inner resources to calm and guide us through darkness and difficulty. It will be profound to witness the temporary loss of the comfort and warmth of the Sun's light, the Moon's compassion and Jupiter's guidance.
This shocking experience when channelled toward an expanded understanding helps us to gain perspective about how to manage our minds and spirits as they move through the material world. For when the light returns and the shadow recedes, we have a newfound understanding of our purpose due to the struggle of maintaining perspective when the lights go away.
This eclipse seems to mark a turning point for many as we surrender to circumstances, root down into our anchor points and fully let go of that which is actually begging to become free. The chart below shows the planets configured in the sky at the moment of eclipse. Rahu is in the upper right corner Gemini with the grouping of six planets in Sagittarius in the lower left corner.
The signs on either side of Sagittarius are holding Venus and Mars. The arrow is drawn back in the bow. The eclipse is that moment where all stops as we focus on our targets.
When the shadows clear, the time to let fly will come. Where are you pointing your arrow? As ponderous Saturn prepares to change signs in January, we may want to reflect back on the previous transit of Saturn through Capricorn to understand how Saturn will affect our personal horoscopes. There will be other factors that also affect how this plays out for us, such as the transits of the other slow moving planets like Jupiter and the nodal axis, Rahu north node of the Moon and Ketu south node of the Moon.
Prior to that, there was a short, three-month preview when Saturn entered Capricorn March 20, and retreated back to Sagittarius on June 21, Just as the upcoming transit may imply, with Saturn transiting his own sign of Capricorn, there is a general benefit in having a content, well-placed Saturn that will aid us in laying foundations, building slowly and carefully and leaving behind the trappings that do not serve our goals.