As we begin the last month of the year the Saturn-Neptune square that has changed the world is still exact at 7 degrees of Sagittarius/Pisces. As I predicted when I began writing about this major transit in 2014 this square (and the events in Paris) has made us aware of many things, most importantly the worldwide threat of terrorism both in the US and abroad. While this square will begin to separate on December 5, the ramifications of this energy will linger for weeks and months to come. This has been the first exact hit of this transit but it will return again in June of 2016, as well as September. In June, Saturn and Neptune will be part of a t-square involving Jupiter the planet of finance and gain. A t-square shows us situations that involve the energy of all three planets involved. I will write more about this in the future.
As Neptune is in Pisces this concerns religion, or ideologies that parades as religion. The square between Saturn and Neptune shows us a conflict between this type of ideology and the rest of the world. In less than one month the world has changed and morphed into a new and different time and place where we must pay attention to what is at hand. Fear, confusion and lack of clarity can run amuck, but we also have the potential to turn our ideas, thoughts and dreams into concrete reality at this time.
As Jupiter is in Virgo we collectively have the abilities to work hard and find concrete solutions to the problems.
This is and has been heavy and negative energy in the world. Now, as in all times we must try and explore the other side of this energy which can concern concrete realization (Saturn) of our own personal goals, hopes and wishes (Neptune). If one thing stalls or fades out, whether it be a work goal, or any other situation, now is not the time to give up, but rather push ahead. Utilize the powerful energy of Saturn and through hard work and working smart you may start to realize your goals. If you swing in the direction of Neptune (illusion, delusions and confusion) you may give up, lose faith or want to retire from the situation. It is a difficult balancing act, but it can be done. We must utilize the creativity, imagination and inspiration balanced with the work ethic of Saturn to combine these energies in a positive manner.
Then again, some things will absolutely come to an end or be revealed for what they are. Difficult relationships, or those that have not been solid or tottering on the brink for some time are especially prone to dissolving at this time. If you are in a relationship like this, now is the time to move on, not swim upstream against the current of an impossible situation to have to repeat this time again when this energy returns next year.
A relationship that works out is one that works. If two people are meant to be together they will be, but disinterest, lack of clarity and communication, or bad treatment by others is not a relationship it is an unhealthy situation that has nothing to do with love. This powerful square can help us see things for what they really are. If this is your situation you don't have to give up the dream of being in a relationship, but rather change the face in the picture. Giving up on an impossible situation does not mean giving up on the dream, but rather finding a suitable partner that shares your dream. In these ways the Saturn-Neptune square can help us.
Other transits of interest this month:
December 1, Mercury trines Uranus and this is quick and positive bringing new ideas and conversation to the forefront.
December 4, Mercury squares Jupiter While basically positive watch for things to be blown out of proportion. Also, Venus enters Scorpio where it is considered in its determent. A planet operating in a sign considered its detriment doesn't operate well, or acts needy. In Scorpio, Venus can be obsessive, possessive and too intense. This sign generally works best for water and earth signs.
December 6, the Sun sextiles Mars and this can be beneficial as one of the most explosive transits of the month occurs as Mars squares Pluto. This is negative, argumentative energy. The combination of Mars and Pluto is volatile and typically relates to arguments, power struggles, issues over joint finances or sex, and at times it is explosive enough to become dangerous. Watch your movements and interactions on this day and avoid potential disasters. Push someone and they will push back. This will be a major day in the world and this transit will relate to police and military action. On November 30, when Venus squared Pluto gunmen attacked a Mali hotel taking 170 people hostage.
December 9, Mercury enters Capricorn where it will remain for some time other than a brief week in early January when it enters Aquarius, only to retrograde back into Capricorn. Pay attention to what you do during this Mercury placement, as when it retrogrades in January you may have to retrace your steps again. It may be wise to purchase holiday gifts before Mercury enters its pre retrograde shadow period December 20. Mercury will turn retrograde January 5, 2016.
December 10, Mars opposes Uranus, setting off the other half of the Uranus-Pluto square. This is volatile energy that can bring an element of the unexpected. Some relationships will end with this transit, or other things could suddenly end or change. This will be an explosive day in the world. As Venus opposed Uranus November 23-24 Turkey shot down a Russian warplane and tensions escalated. 5 people were shot near a Black Lives matter encampment in Minneapolis. Uranus is connected with explosions, coups, aircraft, and unexpected changes. This will be a big day in the world.
December 11, Venus trines Neptune and this is a positive transit for love and creativity. A New Moon occurs at 19 degrees of Sagittarius. This moon sextiles Mars making it positive for action and squares Jupiter showing us things can be blown out of proportion.
Sagittarius rules the ninth house of groups, friends, hopes and wishes. This moon falls on the heels of the Mars-Uranus opposition and shows us we will be dealing with laws, foreign connections and people abroad, overall.
December 14, the Sun squares Jupiter and while this is basically positive things and situations may be blown out of proportion. Mercury sextiles Neptune and this is positive for creative thought or readings.
December 17, Venus sextiles Pluto and this is positive for commerce and feelings may seem deeper.
December 19, is another significant day as Mercury conjuncts Pluto. This is an intense, even obsessive transit. Good for getting to the bottom of things, you may find out information, but it is argumentative and can be heavy. You could feel unable to let go of a particular thought and avoid drama and arguments. Someone may try and convince you of something or it could be the other way around. Another heavy day in the world, with a focus on young people, disagreements, and transport or transportation.
December 20, Mercury squares Uranus and this transit today along with yesterday sets off the Uranus-Pluto square which will come together again next month for the last time. World events will be large. Today we could hear unexpected news, and Uranus involves explosions, aircraft and the unexpected. You could feel scattered, changeable, or get unexpected news.
December 21, the Sun enters Capricorn for the next 29 days. Winter is here!
December 24, Venus sextiles Jupiter. With the state of the world we can use a happy, lighthearted and enjoyable transit like this! A cosmic Christmas gift, enjoy!
December 25, Mercury trines Jupiter and this is positive and light hearted. Uranus turns stationary direct, and this is a significant event as world events generally occur around this time and this amps up the energy of the Uranus-Pluto square which will once again make the world an angry place and we will see more changes as this transit comes together for the final time next month.
December 25, a full moon occurs at 3 degrees of Cancer. Cancer is about home and family, but is also the most emotional of signs and many things can go wrong when adult families gather together. Here is hoping for peace at home and in the world.
December 29, the Sun squares Neptune and this is a creative, meditative transit. Mercury squares Mars and this is angry, irritating energy that will also play out in the world. Be careful with travel and driving.
December 30, Venus enters Sagittarius. Love energy will be lighter, less committed (if you are not in a committed relationship) and more fun loving. Just in time for New Years Eve.
December 31, Happy New Year. May your New Year bring what you desire the most. Good luck!