By now, most of you know that Saturn is moving into Sagittarius on December 23rd.
Increasing the significance of Saturn's ingress, we have Venus in Capricorn (ruled by Saturn) squaring the transiting South Node (in Aries) and North Node (in Venus-ruled Libra) exact on this same day at 16 degrees.
A square to the Nodes triggers a spot of tension that gives you a choice: stay with the South Node (what needs to be completed) or move on to the North Node (what needs to be developed further). As the North Node ruler, Venus in Capricorn tells us that love, money, values and self-esteem must be taken seriously in order to be developed. You may need to focus, discipline yourself, be more ambitious, be more selective, get real...it depends on what area of your chart Capricorn occupies. But these issues will be a turning point or challenge that puts you on the spot. Will you advance and do the work (Capricorn) that's required to develop the transiting North Node (Libra in your chart) or will you stick with the South Node (Aries in your chart)? Aries is where something is unfinished.
The square will tie into Saturn's ingress, because when Saturn changes signs, your focus also changes. There's a whole new area that you need to take seriously, while (hopefully) working on your transiting North Node issues. Maybe there's a Venus theme that you have to formalize.
The Universe will make it easy for you, because on December 24th, Mars (ruler of the South Node) at 15 degrees Aquarius will be trining (enabling) the Libra North Node (and sextiling the South Node). The Moon will be conjuncting Mars (around 11:57 PM EST) adding more energy to the proceedings. Aquarius is about detachment and freedom, so what better way to push off from those South Node situations and embrace the North Node? Aquarius in your chart will be the place for this. Actions (Mars) that separate you from the group, or break the rules, or are detached from anger/desire/revenge/competition. Actions that just are.
Mercury in Capricorn will contribute, starting on December 24th with a square to Uranus, at 12 degrees Aries. On December 25th it will conjunct Pluto at 12 degrees, and on December 26th it will square the Nodes (at 15 degrees). Altogether, this suggests abrupt/surprising info or communication that follows up on Venus square the Nodes. Challenging conversations/ideas that confirm the Venus message. Mercury will sextile Wounded Healer Chiron (at 13 degrees Pisces) on December 25th, so it won't be all ruthless announcements and shocking revelations. There's potential for understanding, or at least an avenue to start the healing. But this aspect may be lost amongst all the harder aspects.
In general, you want to pay attention to what's happening in Capricorn, in your chart. That's where the tension will be, and that tension will be your prompt to move forward. And embrace Saturn's new agenda.
If you have natal or progressed planets, angles or Nodes from:
- 15 to 17 degrees of the Cardinal signs, you'll feel Venus' square to the Nodes
- 11 to 16 degrees of the Cardinal signs, you'll feel Mercury's aspects to Pluto, Uranus and the Nodes
- 14 to 16 degrees of the Air signs, you'll feel Mars' trine to the North Node