updated 1/3/19 Be sure to scroll down for recent updates in planetary changes and hints on how to use those changes to make your life better.
Sun in Capricorn
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December 21-January 20
Capricorn is the cardinal sign in the element of Earth. This sign brings a turning point in the relationship of the earth to light. In the Northern hemisphere it is the time when we begin to see the return of the light, in the South, this it marks the beginning of the darkening of the light. Saturn ruled Capricorn is practical and productive, ambitious and reasonable. Capricorn is the sign of structure and governance and values order and rules.
PLANTARY MOVEMENTS AND CHANGES FOR DECEMBER 2018 - JANUARY 2019
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VENUS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
January 7 @ 3:18 AM PST
NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN
January 5, 2019 @5:28 PM PST
Sun at 15º Capricorn/ Moon at 15º Capricorn
MERCURY DIRECT IN CAPRICORN
January 4 @ 7:40 PM PST
MARS ENTERS ARIES
December 31 @ 6:20 PM PST
FULL MOON IN CANCER
December 22, 2018 @9:48 AM PST
Sun at 0º Capricorn/ Moon 0º Capricorn
SUN MOVES INTO CAPRICORN
December 21 @ 2:23 PM PST
JUPITER ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
November 8 @ 4:38 AM PST
URANUS RETROGRADES INTO TAURUS
November 6 @ 11:00 AM PST
STANDARD TIME BEGINS
November 4 @ 2:00 AM PST
SATURN DIRECT IN CAPRICORN
September 6 @2º Capricorn
SATURN ENTERS CAPRICORN
(for a long time)
CHIRON IN ARIES
URANUS RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Mercury in Capricorn will help take those terrific ideas you have been getting into concrete and useful form. The winter holidays are coming to an end and it's time to get back to the work of productivity and action. Worry and thoughts of scarcity may come along with this placement. Use these thoughts to set in motion ideas that have careful and well planned use of rescources. Projects that utilize these strategies have staying power and are bound to succeed.
Venus in Scorpio
December 2- January 7
Venus will be spending a long time in Scorpio this year because of retrograde motion. Venus seems to be going backwards (retrograde) about every 19 months and for this retro, Venus will spend most of the time in Scorpio. This is a difficult placement for the planet of love and often the less lovely aspects of Venus can show up.
Venus in Scorpio tends to increase everyone's sensitivities. It brings intensity to all relationships and highlights slights, jealousy, and manipulation. It might help to remember everyone is feeling this influence--some more than others. It's up to you to determine how you will handle this transit.
Scorpio is the sign of transformation. You might consider this an opportunity to transform how you view love, pleasure, and self interest. In the middle of this transit, Venus will take a brief return to Her happy place, Libra, and bring a bit of balance before return to Scorpio til the end of 2018. It will be a challenge, but remember it isn't personal. Everyone gets to work on this.
Mars in Aries
December 31-February 14
2019 begins with Mars moving into its power position, Aries. The is a place of pow!er. As Mars moves through the sign, that press for action and dominance will be met with a karmic push back from Saturn in Capricorn. This will be a terrific time to observe your ego, aggression, and activity.
Jupiter in Sagittarius
November 8, 2018
Jupiter is happy and powerful in the sign of Sagittarius. Here the expansive planet of optimism, abundance and sometimes excess, is at home and holding court. Every 12 years Jupiter visits his home, so look back to 12 years to see just how you have been affected in the past. Under the influence of Jupiter in Sagittarius we may be tempted to risk more than usual and be overly optimistic, but we will also be inclined to benefit from those risks. Laughter is an excellent tool and skillful humor and generosity can take you far. This configuration gives a boost to us all to enjoy happy holidays.
Saturn in Capricorn
December 19, 2017-
December 17, 2020
It takes Saturn about 30 years to travel through all the signs and it will be in Capricorn til 2020 with a bit of back and forth that year, finally landing in Aquarius December 17, 2020. Saturn has been in Sagittarius, a weak placement for Saturn, but in Capricorn it is at its strongest and most influential. Saturn is the teacher and the disciplinarian. It is under the influence of Saturn that bills come due and karma exacts its price.
Capricorn is the sign that rules governments. How powerful do we want government to be? What do we expect of government and the governed. Both Saturn and Capricorn are cautious, practical, and conservative (in the actual meaning of the word). The late 1980s might suggest the kinds of things that come with this transit, though every time Saturn goes through this sign brings in other players. This time, Uranus in Aries might stir things up. Stay tuned.
"No matter how unpleasant a Saturn transit seems at the time, it represents what you really want in life and is helping you get it. Most people are out of touch with what they truly want. If you thoroughly understand your needs and wants, you will find that Saturn simply brings about their manifestation".
from Planets in Transit by Robert Hand
Neptune in Pisces
The Master of the Mystical begins forward motion in Pisces. This trip through Pisces will continue through 2025. We may as well get comfortable with examining spirituality, illusion, addiction, and mystery. Neptune will be working with Saturn this year to assist in bringing true spiritual values into form and structure. Look forward to cultural embrace of magic and the enduring value of love and compassion.
Look forward to more on this topic.
URANUS DIRECT IN TAURUS
URANUS IN TAURUS
MAY 15-NOVEMBER 6, 2018
MARCH 6, 2019-JULY 7, 2025
NOVEMBER 8, 2025-APRIL 26, 2026
Uranus in Taurus is a very mixed bag. Uranus by nature is chaotic, forward thinking, revolutionary, and explosive. Taurus nature is conservative, fixed, fond of the past and seeks wealth and stability. I am going to spend the next few weeks looking at the news to get an idea of how this strange configuration is going to manifest.
The last time Uranus was in Taurus began in 1935. This was a time of war, a rise in dictators, extreme changes in fortune for many. We will surely see changes in our monetary system, the markets, real estate, and likely food production. This is an excellent time to modernize infrastructure and use innovation to do so. But we are dealing with Uranus here. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and the unplanned.
Stay tuned for more on this big change.
PS As you see there is some back and forth as Uranus makes its yearly retrograde, it will move briefly back into Aries to take care of any unfinished business. Next spring, Uranus will take up residence in Taurus until 2025.
URANUS IN ARIES
Uranus is the planet that brings the urge for freedom, innovation, and often rebellion. Uranus is in the sign of Aries - a cardinal sign in the element of fire. This energy is burning with a desire for change at any price. As Uranus becomes stationary and begins forward motion watch rebellion, change, innovation and the explosive nature of Uranus express in more outward ways. Pluto will try to hang on to power and other planetary players will join in from time to time to support the old guard or the forces of change. Hang on for a continued wild ride.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Pluto is the planet of transformation and as one of the outer planets, its effects are wide spread. When Pluto travels through a sign the particular area of life that sign rules is transformed on a fundamental level. Its message can be "change or die". Since Capricorn rules structure, all structures are likely to be overhauled. Since Capricorn rules government, governments are likely to be transformed.
On a personal level, look at your natal chart to get a good idea of the areas of your life that are likely to be shaken to their foundation.
Chiron in Aries
April 17, 2018 - April 2027
Chiron is a slow mover and we are just learning about this newer member of the heavenly bodies we track here on earth in astrology. In the myth, Chiron is a divided being- half human and half horse, half god and half man. In our natal charts, Chiron represents those areas in which our wounding can lead to our healing and the healing of others.
Chiron has been in Pisces steadily since 2011 and is now moving into Aries. This will likely bring about more consciousness around issues of healing and sacrifice. This could well mark a time when we may become aware of cultural wounding and begin to seek remedies rather than supressing awareness of pain. We may become more accutely aware of suffering and seek an active rather than a passive response to injury, illness, or disorder.
The myth of Chiron is one definitely worth reading and exploring as he trained warriors and healers, used his affliction for the benefit of humanity, and sacrificed himself in the service of justice and bringing light to human beings.
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