The week gets off to a euphoric start as Jupiter and Mercury go direct, the Moon enters adventurous Aries and Mars trines lucky Jupiter. But a Mars square to Pluto is building, and the Sun is about to leave the politeness of Libra for the raw honesty of Scorpio. Add Wednesday’s full Moon, at 27 Aries 26 to the mix, and things are about to get interesting. No one loves fire and ferocity quite as much as audacious Aries. The cardinal fire sign simply can’t sit still. Directed to a purpose, the Mars-ruled sign’s vigor and vitality are particularly useful when applied to physical tasks. Monday’s Mars connection to expansive Jupiter will further raise enthusiasm levels, leading into Wednesday morning’s full Moon. Aries rarely makes it the finish line. Its job is to fire the starting gun. Overdoing it in the first part of the week could lead to the sign’s infamous burnout. Grounding and perhaps soothing the overly spirited, the Moon will move into the fixed earth sign of Taurus on Wednesday afternoon.
One of astrology’s homes of nourishment, the other being Cancer, Taurus invites us to slow down, get centered and indulge in some serious self-care. It is where the tactile and tangible aspects of life take precedence. Unfortunately for the sign of simple pleasures, squares to the Moon from Saturn and Jupiter, as well as a jolt from Uranus, are in the offing, and that Mars Pluto square will be exact on Thursday. Provocative Mars will be coming at destructive Pluto from an uncompromising 90 degrees, forcing some issue or other to the fore. Mars is one of the personal planets, and Pluto is one of the transpersonal outer planets. Recently stationed direct, transfiguring Pluto is once again activating the late degrees of Capricorn, the sign of governments, industry and economies. Pluto first entered Capricorn in January 2008 at the start of the GFC, so events of global magnitude are mostly certainly in its wheelhouse. Mars’ involvement in this confrontation articulates the personal impact of such affairs. Venus is the personal planet of money, and it will not only turn retrograde in Capricorn on December 19th, but it will conjoin Pluto on December 25th. What Mars and Pluto unearth now is likely to be deeply tied to Venus’s exceptionally long Capricorn transit. Furthering themes of power, passion and systemic upheaval, the Sun will enter Pluto-ruled Scorpio late on Friday night.
Shamanic Scorpio is where corruption either hides out or undergoes purification. It represents an instinctive quest for the truth. Presently, the White House has proposed giving the U.S. government the power to monitor all financial transactions above $600 USD. That act alone threatens to expose unfathomable sums of unreported income. Meanwhile, the end of the road, to where countless Congressional members have kicked the proverbial can, looms. Detective Scorpio is about to crack open the books, and it’s unlikely to be pretty.