This week features seismic shifts in the status quo, as the Uranus/Pluto square perfects on December 15th. Uranus Rx in Aries (accelerating towards the future) collides with Pluto in Capricorn (dismantling the past ) yet again, bringing the second-to-last square in this series of revolutionary transformations. Although the square peaks on the 15th, you’ve probably felt it building for the past month or so. Mercury’s ingress to Capricorn on December 16th helps you deal, as it enables logic, planning and factual information. Mercury in Capricorn puts the focus on what’s relevant and most useful.
Venus in Capricorn activates the Uranus/Pluto square from December 18th to 20th, bringing love, money, self-esteem and values into the mix. Watch for abrupt changes or revelations about what you want versus what really matters.
The changes won’t let up, as December 21st features a New Moon (new beginning) at 0 degrees Capricorn, which coincides with the Winter Solstice. Also on December 21st, Uranus stations direct. You’ll be propelled into a new chapter, using whatever the Uranus/Pluto square has dismantled/introduced as your base of operations.
Uranus Rx in your sign and Pluto in your career sector stir things up on a personal and professional level. Watch for an intensification in the ongoing overhaul that’s completely revamped your public status. As Venus joins the party, there may be a shake up in a professional relationship, or changes in a personal relationship that play out in public. There could be an abrupt shift in authority at your workplace, or a change in reputation. Mercury’s move into your career sector should give you information and strategies that will help you put the changes in context. The New Moon (in your career sector) along with Uranus direct will thrust you into a new, professional chapter, courtesy of the previous changes. Uranus direct keeps you stoked and ready to tackle the new regime, whether you’re starting a new job, or find yourself looking for work.
- Out with the old, in the with new: career, public status, public reputation, identity
Pluto in your opportunities sector and Uranus Rx in your hidden sector join forces to prod you out of your comfort zone. Events may come out of nowhere, and this energy is meant to open your eyes to what you’re capable of. Venus’ addition to the mix suggests a long-distance romance/creative opportunity that takes you by surprise. Or, an existing relationship may hit you with unexpected, legal developments. There could be something/someone you didn’t know you wanted, until now. As Mercury enters your sector of opportunities, watch for official documents/discussions, or more facts to guide you through unfamiliar territory. The New Moon (in your opportunities sector) and Uranus direct will propel you full-on into this new world; sometimes it’s easier if you don’t have time to sit and ponder your options.
- Out with the old, in the with new: education, legal matters, publishing, long-distance issues, sudden divorce/marriage
Pluto in your sector of shared resources, and Uranus Rx in your social sector, can reveal a financial or emotional truth that’s been buried (until now). Intimacy or shared finances can be jarring, especially once Venus unites with Pluto. Watch for sudden gains or losses, as you discover exactly what you owe, share or are willing to give. This can be a moment of truth for a relationship, and once Mercury enters your shared resources sector, you can start the process of planning your response or next move. There’s more to discuss here, and continued communication will be essential. The New Moon (in your shared resources sector) and Uranus direct can help you get up and keep moving, even if the rug has been pulled out from underneath. Watch for new financial possibilities, or a fresh approach to public relationships. It may be time to redefine your public versus private image.
- Out with the old, in the with new: debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, emotional/physical intimacy, friends, groups
Pluto in your relationship sector and Uranus Rx in your career sector can redefine your partnership, career and future goals (on a professional and personal level). A relationship can turn a sharp corner, and once Venus joins in, issues of attention, jealousy and freedom may become unavoidable. Then again, a passionate new attraction can take you by surprise as it rocks your world. Mercury’s move into your relationship sector urges you to keep the communication going. Whether you’re hammering out a settlement, arguing, or attempting to reconcile, stick to the facts and work on creating a solid plan for both of you. The New Moon (in your partnership sector) and Uranus direct can take a relationship to the next level, or give you your first taste of freedom. Either way, it’s onwards and upwards, with the emphasis on independence, personal authority and carving out a path that suits you (with or without a partner by your side).
- Out with the old, in the with new: all partnerships (business or romantic), career goals, public status, sudden shifts in relationship status
Pluto in your sector of routine, and Uranus Rx in your opportunities sector, can spotlight a health or work issue. Watch for abrupt changes in your work environment, or an intensification of a diet/exercise/medical issue. Venus’s influence can see you pushing for improvements (for yourself or another) and it’s possible to break out of a rut or uncover a solution, although you may find that much has to be dismantled in order for this to happen. Mercury’s entrance into your routine sector will give you the facts/diagnosis, or help you put your step by step plan into action. The New Moon (in your sector of routine) and Uranus direct can herald your new lifestyle/job/approach to co-worker issues. Implementing New Year’s resolutions can happen early, and you’ll find that previous resistances lift as you experience a new ability to make desired changes.
- Out with the old, in the with new: co-worker relationships, work tasks, obligations, health/diet/exercise, medical diagnoses, solutions to problems
Pluto in your sector of self-expression and Uranus Rx in your sector of shared resources can turn the heat up on a new romance, personal/creative goal or desire for recognition. Venus’ influence suggests that issues around attraction and/or money can hit in unexpected ways, completely changing your perspective, or alerting you to the truth about what you have to work with. Whether there’s more or less available, you won’t be settling for sloppy seconds; you’ll want the whole deal, or nothing at all. Intimacy and pregnancy issues can also catch you by surprise. Mercury in your sector of self-expression can help you do what you do best; apply logic and strategy to get what you want. The New Moon (in your sector of self-expression) and Uranus direct can propel a new romance forward (this could be towards a deeper level of intimacy, or out the door) or offer you innovative solutions for manifesting personal desires. This energy is about stepping up and taking your happiness seriously.
- Out with the old, in the with new: new romance, creative projects, recognition, children/pregnancy
Pluto in your domestic sector and Uranus Rx in your partnership sector can bring changes in your private life to a peak, as a family or romantic relationship turns a corner. Relocation, or someone moving in/out may be in the works, and Venus’ influence suggests that what you want (or thought you wanted) in your home life will undergo another shift. Mercury in your domestic sector can enable family or partnership discussions, while helping you prioritize. A home business or renovation project can also see some changes. In general, these influences are about breaking out of stale situations that have kept you mired in the past. The New Moon (in your domestic sector) and Uranus direct can put a new light on things, as you’re given a sense of fresh possibility. Wherever the above changes have left you newly single, cohabiting with your partner, or surveying the changed landscape of your home/family, you’ll discover an innovative way to make things work.
- Out with the old, in the with new: home, family, partnerships, home business, relocation, renovation
Pluto in your communication sector, and Uranus Rx in your sector of routine, can trigger a message/announcement/discussion that completely changes your current situation. Venus’ influence suggests a surprising romantic contact, or a revelation about something/someone you wanted. If you’ve been asking questions, you may get your answer, but the outcome could set you on an unexpected path. Getting your point across can also have surprising consequences, especially if you’re dealing with business communication. On the other hand, this is excellent for launching innovative ideas or busting yourself out of mental rut. Mercury’s move into your communication sector will give you even more information/contacts to work with. Issues with siblings can also feature a surprising reveal, or blast away your preconceptions. The New Moon (in your communication sector) and Uranus direct help you approach all work or health matters with fresh eyes. Excellent for launching a new business proposal, job search or investigation.
- Out with the old, in the with new: emails, phone calls, discussions, writing, meetings, siblings issues
Pluto in your sector of personal resources and Uranus Rx in your sector of self-expression can trigger some upheaval involving earned money, emotional security or self-worth. As Venus adds her energy to the mix, you’ll see that a sudden gain, loss or shock to your self-assurance is meant to alert you to your true value. If you’re still stuck in the same, old operating patterns (regarding work, romance or personal habits), this influence will remove what you no longer need. If you’ve already started changing how you earn your money, or how you get your needs met, these energies can propel you even faster down the path you’re now walking. Mercury into your sector of personal resources can bring more lucrative contacts or discussions about a pay raise. It can also help you clarify your stance in a relationship discussion. The New Moon in your personal resources sector, and Uranus direct, can introduce new sources of income and/or a new sense of confidence about getting your needs met. Whether you’re alone or in a relationship, you’ll have all the tools and inspiration you need to make yourself happy.
- Out with the old, in the with new: earned money, emotional security, self-esteem, raising your rates, realizing your true value
Pluto in your sign and Uranus Rx in your domestic sector can introduce another, major shift in your lifestyle, family life or public identity. Venus’ influence puts the emphasis on love, attraction, personal values or money (spending/saving). Pluto has been uncovering a more authentic, powerful you, while Uranus has been shaking you loose from old, family rules and traditions. As Mercury enters your sign, you’ll feel more in control of these changes as you quantify and rationalize what’s been happening. There’s nothing here that you can’t think/talk your way through. The New Moon (in your sign) and Uranus direct will immediately open a new chapter: this could be a relocation, an addition to or subtraction from the family, a new relationship or new approach to an existing relationship. This is your personal New Year.
- Out with the old, in the with new: public identity, lifestyle, home, family, relationship, personal goal
Pluto in your hidden sector and Uranus Rx in your communication sector can stir up changes beneath the surface. A surprising comment/announcement/piece of information can trigger a major reveal or discovery that that no one (you included) saw coming. An offhand remark can be the last piece of the puzzle, or the final straw. Venus’ energy suggests a hidden attraction or unacknowledged desire/personal goal may be involved. Then the question becomes, what are you willing to do to get what you want? Mercury in your hidden sector can bring more clarity, although you may not be ready to reveal your plans just yet. The New Moon (in your hidden sector) and Uranus direct can point you in the right direction, as you decide what you’re ready to jettison, and what you want to welcome.
- Out with the old, in the with new: secrets, background potentials, overlooked issues, surprising reveals
Pluto in your social sector and Uranus Rx in your sector of personal resources can open up new avenues with friends/groups, or expose you to a whole new aspect of public life. Venus adds the potential of a surprising attraction or opportunity for public attention. Your public image and sense of who you are in relation to the group can go through a significant change, and some associations may get left behind. You’ll see very clearly where you no longer belong, or who is no longer valid in your life. Mercury in your social sector brings in new contacts, friends or ideas about how you want to socialize for the holiday season. The New Moon (in your social sector) and Uranus direct can open up a whole new world of possibility as you feel ready to take a risk, associate with those whom you never considered before (or were even aware of). Alternatively, you may launch a new business, campaign or public announcement. Fears about not being accepted will be beside the point, as you discover the only league that matters is your own.
- Out with the old, in the with new: friends, group, public activities, public promotion