When looking back over the past six months, there has been a curious constant, Mars in Aries. For those who like life on the spicy side, this transit has offered a nearly inexhaustible supply of motivation and vigor, with heaps of variety. For the battle weary, news that the feisty planet is leaving the fiery sign is a welcomed relief. Neither side can deny the passionate influence of this transit or the indelible mark it leaves.
Mercury in Capricorn
If the drama of the past few weeks has left you feeling like you could use a retreat, take heart. Following the past week’s eclipse and Saturn Pluto conjunction, this week begins with Venus entering peaceful, spacey Pisces,
This is the week that astrologers have been vigorously discussing for well over a year. On Friday a lunar eclipse in Cancer takes place, and on Sunday Saturn conjoins Pluto. Add Uranus going direct under Friday’s full moon to this major cosmic mix, and the assertions that this is an impactful week are right on target. The Saturn Pluto conjunction happens only once every 34 years, so is viewed as a trend setting alignment. Both planets, along with the South Node, Sun, Mercury and Jupiter, are in industrious Capricorn, the sign of institutions, governments and big business.
If the classic Frank Sinatra tune “Nice And Easy” is your jam or its title expresses your philosophy, you’re in luck this week. If your approach to life is more adventurous, you’re also in luck this week.
This week’s activity centers around the new moon and eclipse of late December 25h (or early on the 26th depending on your time zone). The Sun, Moon, South Node, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are all in the industrious earth sign of Capricorn, and Mercury is on its way to join them on Saturday. On the macro level, Capricorn deals with business, institutions and systems, and more personally, it pertains to reputation, career and accomplishments. Saturn rules this ambitious and austere sign, and the metaphor of mountain climbing is also often used to describe its traits. Capricorn directs our attention to long-term goals and the practicalities of their attainment.