December 6th connects Mars in Aquarius and Uranus Rx in Aries with a harmonious sextile, which is given more power by the planets’ mutual reception (they are in each other’s signs). This mutual understanding between action and liberation creates perfect timing for initiatives, forward movement and change in general. Excitement and energy increase, but it’s all manageable. These developments are a continuation of December 1st’s Mars/Jupiter trine. Something positive is building - all you have to do is act on it.
Venus enters Aquarius on December 7th, giving money, relationships, self-esteem and values a shot of new possibility. Change is in the air, and it looks good. Venus in this sign encourages individuality around values and relationships. If things haven’t been rosy, this transit can also encourage you to look ahead for something more promising.
On December 8th, Mercury in Capricorn trines the Virgo North Node (which it rules) and makes a sextile to the Pisces South Node, and a sextile to Neptune (on December 10th). An important piece of information, an observation, message or conversation will be the real deal - it will provide a solid guide/solution that helps you manifest a future potential. Mercury in Capricorn grounds the Pisces longing/wish and translates it into reality (if you’re paying attention). Due to Mercury's upcoming Rx, this is the first of three activations of the Nodes/Neptune, so you know the message will be significant (and it will be repeated). Check this post for details.
December 9th brings a sextile between the Sagittarius Sun and Jupiter in Libra, and the Sun conjoins Saturn on December 10th. The Sun is also building to a trine with Uranus in Aries, exact on December 12th. A confirmation, commitment or rule will be illuminated. This is your reality. Get used to it, because it's the solid foundation that Jupiter/Uranus’ change and growth are based on.
The Sun will also square Chiron in Pisces on December 12th, so there will be some doubts (Chiron) about the future (Uranus). The reality that's illuminated may be uncomfortable. Nonetheless, positive aspects outweigh the square. There's still a ton of potential to work with, and if some sore spots are revealed in the process, know that you've got the tools to deal with them.
Mars and the Sun are activating month-long configuration between Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. I’ve written about it here.
Mars in your social sector, in mutual reception with Uranus in your sign, keeps things active with friends, groups and the public. A public initiative (with you at the helm) can proceed smoothly. Venus into your social sector brings fresh introductions that are platonic or romantic. In general, your connections with others should be vibrant and positive.
Aspects to Mercury in your career sector help you identify a specific task, solution or routine that’s well-received by authority, or helps you make progress with your career goals. Pay attention to an undeveloped potential - you can give it form by openly discussing what’s hidden.
Sun/Saturn in your sector of opportunities spotlights a rule or official transition/graduation. Too, a distant ideal can be crystallized. Aspects from Uranus Rx in your sign, and Jupiter, say that limits in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing can work in your favour - zero in on what’s essential and follow the rules. This will put your drive for freedom/innovation into a workable context that others will assist you with. Change is most effective when it’s focused. Chiron may undermine that focus with background fears/sensitivities - your best bet is to confront, rather than ignore.
Mars/Uranus sees you taking action on a background issue/push for freedom. A shot of inspiration, or an unusual ambition, can benefit your career, job search or professional image. Venus into your career sector builds on this, with fresh contacts and enhanced relationships with management. If you’re looking for work, or looking to get ahead at work, this is your time.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of opportunities encourage you to be specific about a big-picture goal, cause or dream. You can go public with something, gain a wider audience for your words, or add important details to your knowledge base. Travel, education, legal matters, publishing or broadcasting are key areas.
Sun/Saturn in your sector of shared resources focuses you on debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy. Boundaries will be defined, or a specific goal will be hi-lighted. Aspects to Jupiter/Uranus help you work within the limits by encouraging practical improvements and intuitive understanding - the inner workings of a relationship, or solutions to your financial issues, will fall into place once you confront a reality. Chiron can stir up some hurt feelings with friends/groups, or questions about where you belong.
Mars/Uranus continues to encourage exploration or calculated risks. Long-distance travel, education, legal matters or publishing are areas where you can break new ground. Venus into your opportunities sector urges you to keep moving forward as new/intriguing attractions or interests present themselves.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of shared resources help you identify a key issue involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy. A straightforward conversation about what you share or what you’re uncomfortable with can move you in the right direction. Home finances or the future of your home/family may be topics.
Sun/Saturn in your relationship sector spotlights a commitment, future goal or relationship turning point. You and a partner can move forward together if you honour each other’s personal freedom and self-expression. Mutual growth is encouraged. New relationships/attractions can solidify into something with long-term potential. The key will be taking your desire for fun/variety, and making it work in the context of a one-on-one relationship. Chiron may trigger some conflicts about personal versus professional commitments.
Mars/Uranus keeps things rolling along in the areas of debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. A relationship will benefit if you mix things up and break a few rules. Finances can receive a shot of clarity that urges you to take the next step. “Action” is the key word - even if you feel like things are not under your control, it’s up to you to make a move. Venus into your shared resources sector can bring rewards for your actions - an intimate connection can become sweeter, and finances may receive a boost.
Aspects to Mercury in your partnership sector urge you to talk it out. Keep the discussion going with practical, focused words. This applies even if you’re discussing a dream, belief or issue of faith. It’s time to bring it down to earth and see how it applies to your relationship.
Sun/Saturn in your sector of routine draws your attention to a work task, obligation or health issue. The pressure may increase, along with your responsibilities. But aspects to Jupiter/Uranus insist that you’ve got this, as you’re fuelled by optimism, faith in the future, or a desire to do things differently. Big-picture changes can be applied successfully, if you apply them in practical, structured ways. Home and work can both benefit from your enhanced discipline and focus on solutions (rather than problems). Chiron can raise some doubts about your goals, your faith or ability to move forward. Doubts are a sign that there's an important area to be explored further.
Mars/Uranus continues the themes of excitement and improvement in your love life. Broaden your concept of what’s possible, or who you’re attracted to. Someone new and unusual could make a move on you. An existing relationship can flourish if you mix it up or travel. As Venus enters your partnership sector, your charm and powers of attraction increase - your ability to connect with others and say/do the right thing will be bang on.
Despite all the excitement in your love life, aspects to Mercury in your sector of routine keep you grounded with a focus on work, obligations, or medical issues. Watch for a solidification of work routines, and the knowledge of what you need to do. You can also come up with a plan regarding your own security: self-improvement and facts about health/diet/exercise are supported. A key issue may be releasing old habits or openly discussing sensitive/secret issues.
Sun/Saturn in your sector of self-expressionspotlights something you want to create. Performance, public recognition, artistic work or children/pregnancy are areas where a limit or rule will be confronted. Aspects to Jupiter/Uranus help you bring it to fruition as you incorporate expansive ideas, contacts with the public or big ideals. This is your chance to manifest something that only seemed like an intriguing possibility. A new attraction could solidify into mutual commitment. Chiron can expose some sensitive financial or intimacy issues - maybe the time has come to deal with what you've been avoiding.
Mars/Uranus sees you making the best moves regarding work, routine or health. Even if there are excess obligations, you’ve got the energy to handle them. You can easily get it done and impress others with your innovation. Venus’ entrance into your sector of routine brings even more good news, with improved co-worker relationships orunexpected but pleasant outcomes to a work or health issue.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of self-expression, including the trine to the North Node in your sign, lines you up perfectly. You can put your best foot forward, impress others, find an audience for your words or simply feel good about how far you’ve come. A new or existing relationship can also progress nicely. The key will be focusing on what you know is essential to your progress and self-improvement, while cutting out the rest. This includes looking at the best possible outcome, rather than “what if” anxieties (you move towards what you’re focused on). Watch for increased discipline on a writing project.
Sun/Saturn in your domestic sector can emphasize a family responsibility, issue with parents or future domestic goal. Aspects to Jupiter/Uranus can help you make the most of financial and emotional resources, in order to expand the quality of life you’re hoping for. Home finances, home improvements, spending and budgeting all look good, as long as you work within boundaries that you’re well aware of. Chiron suggests relationship anxieties or fear of loss/rejection may peak. Too, a partner may require extra care. This is all part of your domestic responsibilities.
Mars/Uranus keeps you in the sweet spot, with increased motivation, confidence and courage. New romance, creative work, celebrations and socializing are all supported, with special emphasis on a particular relationship. As Venus enters your sector of self-expression, your attraction power will increase. Others will notice, and you may have more attention than you know what to do with.
Despite all the socializing, aspects to Mercury in your domestic sector keep your eye on something closer to home. Home/family issues may unfold with structured conversations, documents or prioritizing. The more you concentrate on a particular issues, the more you’ll find that an intuitive understanding unfolds. There’s something in the background that needs to be accessed, and this will involve understanding how your surface routines/obligations are shifting (or ending). Look beyond the obvious.
Sun/Saturn in your communication sector draws your attention to a verbal or written commitment. A personal or official answer will be highly defined, but aspects to Jupiter (in your sign) and Uranus say there’s plenty of room for growth within those boundaries. Possibilities include the solidification of a partnership, or your commitment to a project/lifestyle. Chiron can stir up some difficulties with health or work, so put some extra time aside to focus on solutions.
Mars/Uranus can keep the changes at home/with family rolling forward, and things may be a bit hectic. Fortunately, you’ve got motivation, and your eyes are on the future. Things are moving in the right direction, and as Venus enters your domestic sector, watch for increased socialization/entertaining at home. Too, home improvements or relocations look promising.
Aspects to Mercury in your communication sector position you to say it perfectly. If there’s a message you have to deliver, networking to be done, or an audience to reach, this is the time. Too, you can see progress with issues involving performance, children/pregnancy or writing.
Sun/Saturn in your sector of personal resources defines exactly what you want, and what you have. A financial situation/salary agreement can be clarified. Personal requirements can be defined as well, as you underline your boundaries. Aspects to Jupiter and Uranus suggest that the current rules around money or personal values can be built on, for the future. This is your foundation. This could also be the first step in manifesting your dream for a new business/project. Chiron suggests some difficulties around creating everything you want, and you may have to give something up.
Mars/Uranus keeps your communication and socialization skills on the cutting edge. Something/someone that you’re passionate about has grabbed your attention, and you can speak up (or get their attention) rather easily. As Venus enters your communication sector, all social contacts should become friendlier, and maybe a bit flirtatious. Along with this vibe, watch for some delightfully unexpected responses, or some creative innovations on your part.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of personal resources clue you into a possible source of income, job opportunity or way to boost your professional image/business. There could be an important contact, conversation or message that supports your future goals.
Sun/Saturn in your sign can be a defining moment. You may reach a point of no return, or decide where you’re going to forces your energy from now on. Aspects from Jupiter/Uranus insist that increased responsibility/discipline look good on you. The more you you apply dedication, maturity and commitment to this new area of your life, the more your creative and personal growth will be enhanced. Chiron will remind you that family/domestic issues can still stir up old wounds - remember that you're in a new chapter, as you tackle these issues with enhanced maturity.
Mars/Uranus continues the flow of positive change and growth in the areas of finance, security and self-esteem. Home improvements/relocation may be featured. There’s a desire to get more for yourself, and spend more, but as Venus enters your sector of personal resources, you could receive a reward or encouraging boost. Watch for a financial bonus, or reasons to feel good about what’s happening in your life. Actions you’ve been taking to improve things will be key.
Aspects to Mercury in your sign suggest that you know exactly what your next step is, or what you need to say. If you don’t, trust the the feeling that’s urging you to look ahead, go public or aim higher. Long distance travel, education, legal matters or publishing are favoured, as is broadcasting your words to an audience. This could also be about an idea whose time has come.
Sun/Saturn in your hidden sector mark another finish line in a series of endings. This is part of a larger move away from the past. A completion/finalization may only be ticked off in your head, or in the background, but aspects to Jupiter/Uranus insist that you can build your future on this. Domestic and career changes are supported, and actually won’t happen until you shut the door on something. Chiron can trigger some uncomfortable conversations or hurt feelings, as you close that door.
Saturn is part of the preparation for increased responsibilities and authority that are coming your way when Saturn enters your sign, in December 2017. It may seem like the distant future, but one year can pass quickly. Prepare now.
Mars in your sign, sextile Uranus in your communication sector, continues the current ofexciting news/ideas, fresh contacts, ambition and overall zest for life. You sense that things are (finally) moving in a favourable direction, and they are - because you’re driving the change. As Venus enters your sign, enjoy her gifts of happiness, attraction, joyful social moments and an overall boost in your confidence. You’ve earned it.
Aspects to Mercury in your hidden sector keep the intuition and background planning going, as you tune into ways that you can invest wisely (financially or emotionally). Getting closer to someone, or deciding to commit fully to a plan/opportunity, is a slow process, and much is happening in secret. Don’t push it - things will unfold slowly, in perfect time.
Sun/Saturn in your social sector clarifies a friendship, group association or public cause. A confirmation or public commitment may be in the works, and aspects to Jupiter/Uranus say this is in full support of your larger goals: travel, exploration, relocation or putting more energy towards something you believe in. There may be someone (a friend/mentor) you can count on, or a long-standing personal goal may be finally become official. Chiron stirs up fears about not having enough, or making yourself vulnerable. Don't let these fears shut you down, but do keep an eye on your finances and personal boundaries.
Mars/Uranus keeps the background fires burning, with a private passion, anger or ambition. As Venus enters your sector of secrets, you may get closer to someone, or feel the need to pull back so you can concentrate on your background issue. Whether it’s just you, or you and someone else, the energy will be secluded.
Aspects to Mercury in your social sector suggest input from friends, groups or the public can help you develop a partnership, or your approach to partnerships. External information, or your efforts to network/communicate, will encourage discrimination and focus, while helping you develop your natural gifts to their full potential. A business partnership or networking event can be fruitful.
Sun/Saturn in your career sector spotlights a job, increase in your authority, or issue with management. Aspects to Jupiter/Uranus suggest there could be a promotion, boost to your business or favourable financial outcome to a career path. How you’ve been handling Saturn’s demands for authority will be important. The more effort you’ve put into your career, the more rewards you’ll receive. The Sun's impending square to Chiron in your sign can make you question the validity of what's happening. Do you have what it takes? Can you handle the pressure/limits? Of course you can.