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,
new Capricorn moon
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.
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.