Forecast Dec 16-Dec 22, 2019: Heart Flush

When the Sun enters Capricorn on Saturday, it sets the stage for the next set of eclipses as well as the much anticipated Saturn Pluto conjunction of January 12, 2020. Capricorn, like its cardinal counterparts, is a sign of beginnings. This week Mars in Scorpio will sextile Saturn on Thursday and powerful Pluto on Sunday, giving us some insight into the upcoming Sun cycle and all of its Capricorn components. The Sun’s journey through Sagittarius closes out the autumn season in the Northern hemisphere, and like all mutable signs, it tells us that we’ve reached a completion point. But before we dive into the instigating energies of the coming cardinal cycle, we need to assess what to release and define what is important enough to bring with us when we move ahead. At the end of 2019, a sense of what needs to be grieved or left behind is likely to be stronger than usual. We are reaching the end of the calendar year, and we are reaching the end of an entire decade. Add provocative Mars in emotionally intense and brutally honest Scorpio to the picture, and we are likely to feel a very palpable sense of the energies in our hearts needing to be cleared.

Thankfully for us, astrology’s best analyst, Virgo, has a prominent place in this week’s sky. The intuitive moon moves into the detailed, mutable sign early Tuesday morning and remains there through Thursday morning. That meticulous Virgo moon will square Mercury and the Sun in Sagittarius and oppose Neptune in Pisces, and later on Thursday Mercury will square Neptune. These mutable tensions will force issues, and more significantly, the feelings attached to them, to the fore, in an effort to flush our hearts and to instill clarity. Supporting our transformation, the week’s two Mars sextiles to planets in sober, pragmatic Capricorn, come from purifying Scorpio. The fixed water sign isn’t afraid to get down to the nitty gritty, and with Mars at the helm, the power to offload and shift will be placed firmly into our hands.

Early Friday morning Venus leaves Capricorn for detached, futuristic Aquarius. From this perspective, not only will we be able to see the possibilities for improvement now at hand, but we will be able to see how they serve our evolution and higher good. When Venus squares Uranus on Sunday morning we will be prompted to bring those big Aquarian visions down to earthy Taurus realms. Mars will sextile Pluto shortly afterwards and the moon will be in Scorpio by then, making one more sweep of our energy fields. In fact it will conjoin Mars Sunday evening. So, taking some time midweek to review the past year or decade, to process our losses and to evaluate our aspirations is indeed time well spent. Winter Solstice is the open door we are now stepping through.

Forecast Dec 9-15, 2019: The Great Awakening Has Arrived

The action is non-stop this week, and it all culminates in one of the year’s biggest astrological events, Jupiter’s trine to Uranus. During October and November Mercury traversed its retrograde and shadow zones in emotionally intense and brutally honest Scorpio. During that period, we were given the opportunity to step back, do some earnest soul searching and determine what is important to us as the next year comes into focus. Mercury explored the darkest emotional backwaters of the Pluto-ruled sign. With its new trove of unearthed secrets, it stationed direct on November 20th, signaling that it was time to stop digging and to start implementing needed changes. Since then, the cosmic momentum has only quickened. If the past two weeks were an airplane taxing down the runway, this week we have takeoff.


The week in fact begins with Mercury leaving the fixed waters of Scorpio for Sagittarius, an active, outgoing fire sign, on Monday. By Wednesday Venus will conjoin Saturn, and the full moon in air sign Gemini will build to its late night zenith at a considerable 19:52 degrees. On Friday Mars will trine Neptune and Venus will make its second major connection of the week, this time to reforming Pluto. It is said that when a personal planet, such as Venus or Mars, connects with an outer planet, like Neptune or Pluto, a new cycle gets underway. While all of that is going on, Jupiter’s connection to Uranus strengthens in the background, leading to Sunday’s exact trine.


Though they come to it in different styles. Jupiter and Capricorn both champion integrity. Jupiter is newly arrived into Capricorn (Dec 2nd), and is thus at a tamer early degree. Still, its influence cannot be underestimated. Capricorn is already dominating cosmic activity with Venus, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node transiting the austere earth sign, and Jupiter enlarges everything it comes into contact with. Saturn and purifying Pluto are closely linked now, and their formidable force is intent on clearing out corruption. Jupiter’s trine to Uranus is our first taste of what the expansive planet’s year-long transit of Capricorn is going to activate. Simply put, Uranus shifts paradigms. Its disruptive, innovative force is in Taurus, the fixed earth sign concerned with finances, assets and material resources. Jupiter is in the sign of business, government and institutions. The angle Jupiter and Uranus form on Sunday is a positive one, the supportive trine, and both players are in the productive earth signs, making things very real. Together Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto are installing a systemic upgrade, and this week we will finally get our first glimpse of its magnificence.

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