On December 19th, Mars enters Pisces and Mercury stations Rx in Capricorn. The flow of action will change, and so will communication and the application of information. Mars can be vague, passionately idealistic or escapist in Pisces, while Mercury Rx will put current rules, commitments and conditioning under review. The best approach is to accept delays/changes in plans, while keeping your actions/intentions as healthy and compassionate as possible.
Note that Mercury’s Rx will take place just before it conjoins Pluto, so there’s a powerful statement or decision coming up. But not yet. Use the Rx period wisely and look closely at the quality of what you're conforming to. Mercury will station direct on January 8th.
December 21st marks the Winter Solstice and the Sun’s ingress into Capricorn. The darkness of the longest night allows you to look more deeply at the foundations of your life, and the status/traditions that you’re conditioned to accept.
On December 24th, Saturn in Sagittarius trines Uranus Rx in Aries, integrating change with focus. This can be a confirmation/easy application of something new to an existing structure. Saturn’s applying square to Chiron in Pisces (exact on December 28th) will be felt as pinch of doubt - restrictions, or the excess weight of responsibility, can leave you feeling bruised. Use the Uranus/Saturn trine and keep focusing on the future, even as you acknowledge what hurts right now.
On December 25th, Venus in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra and makes a sextile to Uranus Rx and Saturn. Here’s a moment of hope, accessible to everyone. Venus in Aquarius is open to all that's different, and expansive Jupiter laces this with joy and abundance. These aspects won’t erase your problems, but they can open your eyes to something better on the horizon. Optimism will be increased, no matter who you're spending Christmas with. If you’re alone, you can be perfectly happy doing exactly what you want.
Aspects to Venus, and the Saturn/Uranus trine, are part of a month-long configuration that I wrote about here.
Mars into your hidden sector, and Mercury Rx in your career sector, can see you pulling back and reconsidering a career issue. Ambition may be temporarily on hold, as you look more closely at what lies underneath the official description. Watch for a return to a work conversation or job opportunity. Someone in management may change their mind, but the decision isn’t final, yet. As the Sun enters your career sector, status, success and future goals will be emphasized in light of what Mercury Rx is asking you to look twice at.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx (in your sign) can solidify a brand new goal, or help you focus on what’s next. Travel, relocation, legal matters, education or publishing are favoured. Risk can be expertly calculated against reward, even as you deal with an unspoken vulnerability.
Aspects to Venus in your social sector add holiday cheer to all relationships. Friendships, new or existing romance, networking, sales, group celebrations - anything that sees you interacting with others should go smoothly, especially if you’re stepping outside your regular circle.
Mars into your social sector, and Mercury Rx in your sector of opportunities, sees your energy shifting to socialization. Friends, groups or social events will be activated, along with a closer look at future plans, ideals or long-term goals. There may be delays or rethinks involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. A public event, launch or cause may need to be approached in a different manner. The Sun into your opportunities sector will shed more light on what areas of expansion or knowledge need to be reevaluated.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx is working in the background to solidify a financial or undeveloped goal. This influence can help you get behind-the-scenes issues in order, while adding form and function to an undefined dream. Debts, taxes, loans or your partner’s finances may be part of the picture. There may be some anxiety about revealing a financial truth, or going public with private issues.
Aspects to Venus in your career sector can present encouraging developments regarding career, professional image or future goals. Strategic relationships are emphasized - someone can help you get a line on a job opportunity, or help you get ahead at work. Your efforts to put yourself out there and make connections will be key. You shouldn’t have to push; just be yourself. Also excellent for launching a website or home business.
Mars into your career sector, and Mercury Rx in your sector of shared resources, can compel you to look more deeply at career goals, your definition of success, or how you handle ambition. Relationships with management could be confusing, and a random action could trigger a profound rethink about what matters most. Debts, taxes, your partner’s finances, or intimate conversations could be areas where you need to backtrack or correct. The Sun’s entrance into your sector of shared resources spotlights all areas that you do not have complete control over, while shining a light on deeper issues that you normally avoid.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx can offer improvement/confirmation in all relationships. Friendships, romantic partnerships and your social life can become more focused, but in a way that’s comfortable for you. You’ll have a better sense of who’s on your side, and where you stand with others. Keep reminding yourself about who’s got your back, because you’ll also be dealing with some disappointments related to management or career goals.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of opportunities end the week on a happy note. There will be chances to celebrate, and possibly something special to celebrate (a long- distance romance, creative project or development with children/pregnancy). These influences encourage you to try something new, step out, show off or take a risk. Exploration and an open heart will attract rewards. Travel, education, publishing or legal matters look good as well.
Mars into your sector of opportunities, and Mercury Rx in your relationship sector, may push you to reconsider a relationship in light of the bigger picture. Too, you and a partner may revisit a past topic, or one person could change their mind about an impending change. New developments involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing could be involved, or there may simply be a restless urge to push beyond what you already have. For some, a partner from the past could reappear. The Sun into your relationship sector will emphasize the quality of the connection between you and another.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx keeps things steady, regarding career and future goals. Your discipline and sense of responsibility around daily work, routines and health can ensure the success of an ongoing change, while adding stability to a website or business launch. Watch for moments of tension, as some areas of expansion (involving foreign countries, legal matters or education) trigger difficulties - you may be less prepared than you thought.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of shared resources bring joy, on a private level. Home, family or quiet moments with someone special can bring love and happiness. You’ll be urged to enjoy what you have, and who’s around you. This energy is light, expansive and asks you to open your eyes to fresh developments that are occurring, right under your nose. Home improvements, home finances or a home business are also favoured, as well as a possible financial bonus.
Mars into your sector of shared resources can stir up issues involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy. Passion and/or anger that leaves you feeling a bit out of control could come up. Mercury Rx in your sector of routine sees you pausing, just before a significant change involving health, work routines or responsibilities. Mars’ trigger of what you don’t have control over could be connected to this. You may need to reconsider and adjust your approach to daily method or solution. A significant upgrade to your life or work will be facilitated by corrections and revisions, and the Sun’s entrance into this sector can add fuel to your determination to do it right.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx can confirm a desired goal, involving new romance, children/pregnancy, creative work, or self-confidence. The efforts you’ve applied to integrate change with existing responsibilities will be key, even as you tackle deeper insecurities about money, or fear of loss.
Aspects to Venus in your relationship sector can bring holiday cheer to your love life, in the form of a new attraction, or romantic moments with an existing partner. Your optimistic ideas and conversations can move things in the right direction. Too, these influences support efforts to impress a business associate or potential client.
Mars into your partnership sector, and Mercury Rx in your sector of self-expression, can reconnect you with a past love, or reintroduce passion into an existing relationship. However, if things are going poorly between you and your partner, these influences can stir up conflict that pushes you to seriously reconsider if this connection is making you feel special. Mercury Rx can also see some delays before a significant investment in something you really want - whether it’s a romantic or a creative urge, use the time to make sure you’re prepared for the significant change that’s coming. The Sun’s entrance into your sector of self-expression reminds you of your responsibilities towards what’s most valuable.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx can solidify home finances, giving you more control over issues that were previously beyond your control. A debt could be cut down to size, or a sensitive relationship issue could be handled with calm focus. There will be moments of awkwardness as you and a partner cover some painful ground, but stay focused on your responsibilities.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of routine suggests improvements around health, work or obligations. There may be assistance when you need it most, or a small financial boost. Too, a new source of income could appear, just when you need it. You should be feeling lighter and more positive about what you need to do, and some responsibilities may be completely removed.
Mars into your sector of routine, and Mercury Rx in your domestic sector, suggest more activity in the areas of work or health. Life can become busier, and more uncertain, as you attempt to tackle shifting routines and slippery obligations. This will be connected to delays around relocations, family discussions, or home improvements. Too, an issue from the past may demand your attention. The foundation of a family gathering or domestic issue may need to be adjusted. There is a significant decision or buried family issue that’s looming, but it’s not quite time to address it. The Sun’s entrance into your domestic sector will increase the emphasis on your traditions and foundation.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx can assist you with clarity and focus, as your ideas, communication or planning abilities harmonize with a significant other. Too, an official document or agreement can proceed smoothly, even if the rules challenge a potential weak spot, or your fear that you’re not prepared.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of self-expression, including the trine from Jupiter in your sign, strongly suggest there’s holiday cheer for you. Focus on any benefits that have increased in your life, or your hope for the future. Your optimism, powers of attraction and ability to charm others will be in high gear - celebrate, indulge in some romance or just take a break and enjoy yourself.
Mars into your sector of self-expression, and Mercury Rx in your communication sector, suggests the return of someone special. Or, your thoughts may turn in that direction. Mars will enhance your desire to make the first move and show others what you’ve got. At the same time, you’ll be reconsidering a conversation or idea. There will be delays before you make the big announcement or life-changing decision. Too, someone else could backtrack on what you thought was a done deal. Give it time, and distract yourself by pouring your energy into a desired outcome, celebration or personal goal. The Sun’s move into your communication sector will add energy to all matters involving communication, contacts and planning.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx suggests positive developments for earned money and personal security. Your efforts to focus, work and become more disciplined about what you want can pay off, as changes in your work/daily life blend smoothly with enhanced security. You may be confronted by something you can’t have, or fears that you’re not good enough/talented enough - keep working your routine, and keep your focus on what you know needs to be accomplished.
Aspects to Venus in your domestic sector suggest quietly joyful moments with family or close friends. Home (or someplace where you feel at home) is where you want to be.
Mars into your domestic sector, and Mercury Rx in your sector of personal resources, suggest delays and a shift in focus involving finances and home/family matters. More activity at home can be due to guests, minor breakdowns or arguments, while financial matters will require your attention as well. You may need to review financial statements, or take another look at your budget. A major purchase or financial decision will be put on hold. The Sun’s entrance into your sector of personal resources increases the focus on the foundations of your securityand self-esteem - shaky or solid will also be illuminated.
Saturn in your sign trine Uranus Rx can confirm a personal goal you’ve been striving for, or deliver the payoff from a calculated risk. An unexpected attraction or rule-breaking romance can become an official relationship, with traditional overtones. Remind yourself of the excellent work you’ve done throughout the year, when old wounds or pain involving your responsibilities to family, resurface.
Aspects to Venus in your communication sector keep you in top form with all social activities. You’ll be able to converse with almost anyone, and everyone will be receptive to you. You could be the bringer of good cheer, and these aspects also favour sales, networking or promoting your business.
Mars into your communication sector and Mercury Rx in your sign see you changing your mind about a “must do,” a boundary, judgement, burden or goal. You’re closing in on a major realization or commitment, but first, there’s prep work to do. Some rigid opinions need revising, and this will be accomplished by reviewing the facts, dealing with delays and pushing yourself to consider alternative options. Too, your opinions may be challenged. The Sun’s entrance into your sign puts you in the spotlight, while illuminating the true structure of your current goals, plans and status. Consider what you want to carry with you, into the New Year.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx can confirm major changes at home/with family, while enabling your gradual move away from the past. A relocation, change in family or relationship status is progressing nicely, although you can expect some questions or awkward conversations to come up. Doubts you experience may be connected to reluctance about letting go of something that’s no longer viable.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of personal resources suggest things are looking bright for earned money, job prospects, career advancement and overall security and self-esteem. You may feel like treating yourself, and the future does look hopeful.
Mars into your sector of personal resources, and Mercury Rx in your hidden sector, suggest a subtle shift in perspective, or hint that you should backtrack and reconsider. Developments involving earned money, personal values or self-esteem will energize you in unexpected ways. There may be something new to aim for, and this will call for a change of plans. If you feel the energy shift, roll with it. The Sun’s move into your hidden sector illuminates what’s behind the scenes, emphasizing the importance of what’s not obvious, or what transcends your daily routine.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx can confirm plans with friends, or confirm what you suspected about a friendship. Some of this may be due to others reacting to changes in your life, but it’s all enabling your forward progress. Watch for doubts about your financial or emotional security on this new path, but don’t let the uneasiness derail you. You’re moving in the right direction.
Aspects to Venus in your sign gift you with a full helping of holiday joy. You’re likely to be more social this year - open to reaching out and trying new activities. Travel may be part of the picture. Whatever you end up doing, you’ll attract others, especially if you step outside your comfort zone. Excellent for making new contacts (romantic, friendship or business).
Mars into your sign, and Mercury Rx in your social sector, gives you extra passion and energy, while urging you to look more closely at a friendship, group association or public event. There may be a significant public announcement or decision that’s approaching, but you’ll have to deal with delays, first. Too, others can change their minds. Fortunately, Mars will give you the courage and drive to deal with this. The Sun’s move into your social sector hi-lights your position in the social hierarchy, and the value (or lack of )social connections in your life.
Saturn trine Uranus Rx suggests positive confirmation involving a new job, job responsibilities or change in career path. Changes in earned income are managed withyour focus and authority, but the square to Chiron in your sign can see you questioning those changes. Career responsibilities, or a shift in job status, can leave you feeling vulnerable. Keep focusing on what’s next, while acknowledging potential weak spots.
Aspects to Venus in your hidden sector can encourage a secret attraction, or boost your hopes for a private potential. Finances can benefit from an unexpected or inspired shot of creativity- your instincts should be strong here, so go with what feels right.