Happy holidays to everyone! This holiday season we have a unique blend of planets that may create some unexpected situations on and around Christmas Day depending on where they fall in your chart. If these planets aspect your chart, you will be affected through your daily interactions, and through others. Otherwise, we will see events play out in the world.
The Sun enters Capricorn at 12:11 p.m. EST December 21, and this is winter solstice, or the shortest day of the year. After this days get longer.
On the same day Venus retrogrades (see blog) at 28 degrees of Capricorn and this may cause many of us to re-access our relationships. Venus affects love and money and we may be looking at responsibilities we have toward our relationships and commitments between now and January 31. Some relationships may deepen, others can end if they are not a positive expression of energy.
December 24, Mercury enters Capricorn and we are in the Capricorn season! The Sun sextile Neptune can be a time of inspiration and pleasantries.
December 25 (and the few days before and after) Mars opposes Uranus at 8 degrees of Libra-Aries. Relationships may encounter turbulence, and unexpected events occur. This is a volatile transit and it is best not to set your schedule in stone-prepare for unexpected obstacles and changes that can occur.
This transit will play out in the world, and generally signifies explosions, violence, volatility, and unexpected events. Of particular interest in the chart of New York City around this time.
As Mars is at 8 degrees it will square Pluto and over the next few days this sets off the Uranus-Pluto square that will involve events that are bigger, and will involve large groups of people. We will all see events play out in the world, and you will be affected if you have cardinal planets: Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn at 6-11 degrees or so.
December 28, the Sun conjuncts Mercury and this is a willful type of transit that can lean toward the ego. Much traveling will occur and perhaps problems with transport.
December 28, Mercury squares Uranus, and this transit will bring unexpected news, issues relating to transport and travel, arguments and changes of mind and mentality.
December 30, the Sun squares Uranus at 8 degrees of Capricorn-Aries and this brings unexpected and disruptive situations.
December 31, Mercury conjucnts Pluto and squares Mars Mercury-Pluto involves obsessive argumentative issues that can concern sex and other situations. Communication is key and the media may be in the spotlight. Pluto-Mars situations are simmering, volatile, obsessive, even violent and this transit can generate intense feelings one way or another. Sexual abuse, crime and issues connected to joint finances of some type are sometimes connected with these transits.
Again, these transits will set off the Uranus-Pluto square.
January 1, 2014, the Sun conjuncts Pluto and this is a transit of change, power struggles, and bullies who will try and impose their will on others. This transit can indicate destruction, obsessiveness, absolute change, and the ending of old conditions. On the positive side it can generate will power and a desire for personal improvement. many new year's resolutions will be made, and may be seen through! Pluto rules nuclear weapons and substances, gangs, crime and rape.
A new moon occurs on the day at 10 degrees of Capricorn. This moon conjuncts Pluto making it obsessive and as it squares Uranus changeable and brings the unexpected.
January 2, the Sun squares Mars and this transit is prone to accidents and arguments.
Tips to survive these transits over the holidays:
1-Be calm and try to ascertain if these transits affect your personal chart.
2-Make plans and be flexible to change if it occurs.
3-Undertstand some people will be argumentative and do not engage if it is directed toward you.
4-Be careful and mindful of the energy.
5-Do not expect miracles or vast change in others just because it is the holidays. Be realistic. For many, it is just another day.
6-Harness the energy of the new moon for new beginnings in a positive way.
Some will be more affected than others by these transits. We will see major events play out in the world over the holiday season. Unfortunately, I expect many of them to be destructive or volatile. Issues could involve significant communication issues. Pray for peace and find happiness in all the places you can!