Most of you know that the end of December (and start of January) is going to be edgy. This is courtesy of Mars in Libra, Uranus in Aries, and Pluto in Capricorn, mixing it up. Just in time for the holidays! There's nothing to be nervous about; you just need to maintain awareness. I'll walk you through what's going down.
The fun starts on December 21st, when Mars in Libra comes into range of an opposition with Uranus in Aries. This opposition will perfect on December 25th (at 8 degrees) and the Moon in Libra will be paying a brief visit (also on the 25th) to ping that aspect and give it some oomph. Like it needed more oomph. Anyway, during these four days (and especially on the 25th) life will be volatile. Mars (action and aggression) will be prodded by Uranus (sudden change and liberation) to act. This is the aspect of impulsive behaviour, accidents and arguments.
Mars is in peace-loving Libra, so this suggests the eruption of passive-aggressive issues. The crack in the social facade. You won't have control over everything that comes out (especially if it's coming at you) so be aware that it's probably been simmering for awhile. And it probably has nothing to do with you. Libra is the sign of social projection; don't take it personally. Follow the steps of the Libra social dance and just glide away. Seriously. Do not get drawn into other people's sh**t, and don't let it ruin your holidays. On the other hand, make sure you own your stuff. Before you bite someone's head off, take a breath and think about what's making you angry.
Now, for some of you, this energy might be just what you need to blow the lid off the sugary lie, the empty relationship, the dressed up resentment. If you've been doing and helping and reflecting, but getting no love for your efforts...look out world. You'll be letting a few people know exactly what you're entitled to. This is especially applicable for Librans. Having said that, know this is the perfect time for Libra's "iron fist in the velvet glove" approach. You can still get your point across without being mean or destructive. Keep the gloves on, even as you lower your fist.
For everyone, this is an accident-prone influence. Please use extra caution while travelling and celebrating. If you feel like this is the year to bust out and show everyone the "real" you at your office party...think twice. This energy is really, really difficult to manage, and you may go much further than anticipated. Then again, if you want to shake things up...that's your choice.
If you have planets/angles from 6 to 8 degrees Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn, you'll be in the hot zone.
Hang on. What about Pluto in Capricorn (and the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, who will also be joining the party)? That's Part 2, tomorrow.