On December 24th, Jupiter in Scorpio squares the North Node in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius. Jupiter represents an issue that needs to be dealt with before the way forward (the North Node) is realized. In this case, extreme abundance or a deep revelation may be the sticking point. There will be questions about deep truths, faith in dark times or the exposure of corruption. Sometimes Jupiter can push you too far or bring more than you can handle. Moving from the edge (Aquarius) to the centre (Leo) could be a challenge, as you navigate what Jupiter pulls up from Scorpio’s depths.
On Christmas Day, Venus enters Capricorn and conjoins Saturn. Relationships, money, self-esteem and values will be defined and formalized. This can make you feel secure or controlled, depending on how Saturn is impacting your chart. The value of something will be crystallized, and you'll have no doubt about what he/she or what you love is worth. In all cases, Venus/Saturn demands a commitment to someone else or the reality of what you want.
While this is not the most exuberant aspect for Christmas Day, Saturn's limits can be reassuring; you'll know exactly where you stand. The conjunction is a new beginning, and this one takes place at 0 degrees. So this is really brand new rules for Venus themes - a chance to carve out more desirable structures. Even if old traditions are involved, the conjunction implies a new chapter.
On December 28th, Mars in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, enabling fluid, instinctive actions. Certain steps will feel natural and unavoidable, as Neptune encourages Mars to submerge even further into Scorpio’s depths. While this is a harmonious aspect, it can also encourage obsession and addiction. Make sure you’re moving towards something healthy - higher manifestations of Mars/Neptune include deep compassion or intimate healing.
On December 29th, Mercury in Sagittarius completes the last of three trines to the Leo North Node. Here is the culmination of an encouraging idea/conversation that first emerged around November 19th. Due to Mercury’s Rx, this has been a repeat aspect - the details needed to be worked out. Now you can plug that vision into the future and see it light up.
Jupiter in your sector of shared resources squares the Nodes, triggering issues around trust, intimacy and what you share or owe. If you want the big romance or creative recognition, you’ll have to recognize that someone else will influence the financial or emotional outcome. This may seem obvious, but sometimes you can forget this in your push to get what you want. Watch for the tendency to overspend, overshare or overwhelm. Too, you may be struggling with some heavy reveals or big secrets. Mars trine Neptune can make you forget about restraint, or it can open up deep wells of intimacy and healing.
Venus into your career sector, and Venus/Saturn, will define a professional relationship, your professional image or a desired career goal. This can be a peak moment of success, as what you want becomes real. Or, it may be a reality check about what you have to do to get what you want. In all cases, professional standards, restraint and stainless ethics will work in your favour.
Mercury and the North Node present your last shot at an opportunity that first came to light around November 19th. Education, travel, legal matters, publishing or exploration have offered up ideas/information that urged you to have faith in the future. Now that you’ve dealt with Mercury Rx’s delays and questions, you should be able to capitalize on this and run with what you know.
Jupiter in your partnership sector squares the Nodes, suggesting a relationship may be leaping ahead and intensifying. Future goals, relocating or moving in together may feel like too much of a good thing, as you attempt to balance enthusiasm with caution. At the same time, a question of faith about your joint future may give you pause. Mars trine Neptune can make it easier to work together, as your partner’s actions blend with your bigger ideals or social circle.
Venus into your sector of opportunities, and Venus/Saturn, can clarify a future goal involving education, a professional designation, travel, legal matters, publishing or exploration. What you want is still ahead of you, but there will be no question about what you have to do or commit to make it happen. The path from here to there is clear - you just need to be prepared for a long journey.
Mercury and the North Node can present good news or positive solutions around intimacy, domestic finances or family issues. These topics may have been under discussion since November 19th, but now you know what you need to know about your available resources. Too, there could be a quiet breakthrough as your review of conversations from the past nets you profound insight, and a readiness to move forward.
Jupiter in your sector of routine squares the Nodes, presenting a fix, improvement or solution (in the areas of work or health) that needs to be articulated. But first, you’ll have to deal with certain imbalances - too much work, too much leisure or overdoing it in an effort to make things better. Too, there may be a struggle to precisely explain a work/health issue. Mars /Neptune can offer assistance as your efforts harmonize with future ideals, or someone in authority. Allow improvements to happen naturally- you shouldn’t have to struggle with this.
Venus into your sector of shared resources, and Venus/Saturn, can define an issue involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy. What you must have, what you owe, or what someone else can give you will be clarified. Boundaries and mutual responsibility for money or intimacy may be issues.
Mercury and the North Node suggest progress around a relationship topic that’s been an issue since November 19th. The discussion has been ongoing, but there’s been some delays or back-and-forth as one or both of you adjust your ideas for the future. Now, you both may be on the same page as one partner’s ideas supports the other’s vision.
Jupiter in your sector of self-expression squares the Nodes, presenting issues of abundance, achievement, indulgence or desire that can easily tip the scales and distract you from your goal - self-sufficiency. There may be something you’re trying to create/achieve, or perhaps you’re just ready to cut loose for the holiday season. It may be tempting to lose yourself in someone else. Enjoy what’s in front of you, but don’t allow this to undermine your savings, independence or security. Mars/Neptune can make it difficult to stop, as certain actions/attractions seem endless and easy. There’s creative potential here, but also the potential to slide off the path.
Venus into your partnership sector, and Venus/Saturn, can counteract some the above with a reminder of relationship necessities. A key commitment, mutual responsibility or definition of who you are (as a partner) will be unavoidable.
Mercury and the North Node finally offer a solution or news about work/health that’s been on your radar since November 19th. Corrections, fixes and prioritizing can fall into place while supporting your sense of security (and there may be a financial bonus as well). This is about working smarter and looking after yourself, while incorporating new information into your existing routine.
Jupiter in your domestic sector squares the Nodes, including the North Node in your sign. You’re dealing with an issue of growth or expansion around home, family, a domestic partnership or the past. There’s something big emerging (maybe something from the deep past), and how you tackle it will be the key to how you move forward. Consider where your priorities lie, and what “moving forward” means to you. Jupiter can overwhelm and distract with too much/too soon. Or, it can bring blessings and abundance. And sometimes those blessings may feel like too much, if you’re not properly integrating them into your life. Mars/Neptune bodes well for home finances or intimacy, and some changes at home can proceed more smoothly than anticipated. Just watch your spending.
Venus into your sector of routine, and Venus/Saturn, will define a health or work issue that demands your attention. There’s excellent potential here for improvement, but you’ll have to get real about what needs to be organized, and how much work you have to apply in order to get what you want. Good for diet/exercise/health regimes.
Mercury’s trine to the North Node in your sign can finally bring an answer or opportunity that’s been in the works since November 19th. Here’s your chance to speak out, promote yourself, go public or make your feelings known. Open self-expression, romantic or creative discussions are favoured.
Jupiter in your communication sector squares the Nodes, hi-lighting a conversation, reveal or promise. There may be a big issue where you feel you’re justified, or where someone is promising the world. The truth may be coming out, but what's exposed may be heavier than anticipated. Too, you could be urged to open your mind to something that takes you beyond your usual routines. In order to take that leap from the mundane to what transcends the ordinary, you’ll have to look very carefully at what you’re hearing or saying. Are any details being overlooked? Is it too good to be true or too much to handle? With your natural talent for analysis and discrepancy, you should be able to make the smart choice. Mars/Neptune encourages open communication, especially with a partner. All one-on-one exchanges will benefit from passionate or compassionate words that flow easily.
Venus into your sector of self-expression, and Venus/Saturn, may be your first clue about what Saturn wants you to get serious about. A desired outcome involving a new attraction, creative work, children/pregnancy or increased self-confidence is being defined, and in some cases, this may feel more like limits. But you’re no stranger to hard work, and you understand that anything worth having takes effort.
Mercury’s trine to the North Node suggests progress around a domestic/family conversation that first began on November 19th. Over the past few weeks, there’s been delays, backtracking and second thoughts. And, more discussion. Now there’s potential for a dream to be realized, or an ultimate goal to take shape, as the past flows smoothly into the future. In some cases, the reveal of a secret can have positive consequences.
Jupiter in your sector of personal resources squares the Nodes, making money, self-esteem or values an issue. There may be an opportunity to earn more, spend more or get more of what you need. But how does this factor into your connections with others (friends, groups)? While this hits you in a very personal way, it’s not actually all about you, and your public image/friendships may be impacted. Pay attention to overspending or expectations about what you’re entitled to. In some cases, an opportunity to earn more or enhance your security will have to measured carefully against how you handle this abundance. Mars/Neptune offers a fortunate blend of strategy and intuition, as your pursuit of what you need is in line with what needs to happen. There could be a financial bonus for a job well done, or perfectly timed efforts.
Venus into your domestic sector, and Venus/Saturn, hi-light a domestic task, relationship or responsibility. You may be starting renovations/home improvements, or looking to formalize a domestic relationship. This is about bringing something good into your home, and making it real. In some cases, this may be sharply defined by family tradition.
Mercury and the North Node encourage you to speak out, reach out or make your words public. Since November 19th, there have been efforts to promote, discuss with friends or network. Now, after various delays or mixed messages, you can make the most of this opportunity to harmonize your thoughts with the group.
Jupiter in your sign squares the Nodes, presenting you with an opportunity to grow, explore or get more. But is it really what you want? Are you going to use this in the wisest way? There’s a chance for career advancement (maybe a heightened profile or juicy new job) but something’s causing friction. Meanwhile, Mars in your sign trines Neptune, gracing you with perfectly timed actions and charisma. By following the path of least resistance, you can achieve something that you’ve been desiring. Just make sure that your actions are all aboveboard. In certain cases, the temptation to dive into something addictive will be strong.
Venus into your communication sector, and Venus/Saturn, suggest a piece of good news or a verbal/written commitment that you can trust. If you’re communicating essential ideas, you stand a good chance of impressing others with a winning mix of appealing words backed up by solid proof. However, in some cases this could place limits around what you want. In that case, this is the time to cooperate with reality while focusing on the desired outcome.
Mercury and the North Node suggest a financial and/or career opportunity that’s been developing since November 19th. Salary discussions, a new job or ideas about where you want to take your business/professional image can now progress, as you receive answers and support for optimistic ideas. If you’ve been hesitating to ask again, this aspect suggests that the third time’s a charm.
Jupiter in your hidden sector squares the Nodes, suggesting that a background issue (a secret or hidden matter of faith) will be a sticking point. Even though it’s out of sight, it may dominate things to the point where you have to decide if you’re going to talk about it and take it further. There may be questions about going public, pushing past certain limits into the unknown or finding proof for something you believe in. If travel is emphasized, keep an eye on unforeseen issues that can quickly expand and take over. Mars/Neptune can increase the flow of intuition, instinctive action or healing family connections.
Venus into your sector of personal resources, and Venus/Saturn, will define or limit what you have to spend, earn or attain. There will be zero confusion about where things are at regarding finances and emotional security - while this influence doesn’t suggest abundance, it can confirm what you have and how to get the most value out of it. Self-esteem will increase with firm boundaries and your commitment to a realistic approach to what you want.
Mercury in your sign trines the North Node, brining you to a high point regarding a plan or discussion that’s been in the works since November 19th. Travel, education, legal matters or publishing are favoured, as your hopes and ideals come to fruition. While there have been delays and multiple attempts to get things rolling, now is your time to see progress. In general, this influence hooks you into a more optimistic vision of the future that is probably quite accurate. Even if you don’t have the details worked out, your sense that you’re on the right track is correct. Go where the potential lies.
Jupiter in your social sector squares the Nodes, indicating that an issue with friends, groups or your connection to the public can feel pushy or overwhelming. Big events, an enhanced public profile, a public reveal or exuberant energy around a friendship can see you questioning how much you should spend, give or share. You may be uncomfortable with pressure to merge your resources with another, or open up. Know that your path forward involves careful selection about who you’re aligning yourself with, but at the same time, you need to secure some allies. This is not the time to go it alone. Mars/Neptune can help with smooth group discussions/ideas that propel events forwards.
Venus into your sign, and Venus/Saturn, will identify a key relationship, financial or self-esteem issue. It may be time to confirm what you want, or build on what you have. Your values can be firmly and publicly expressed, with uncompromising boundaries in place. Too, there can be a happy commitment or confirmation that brings added responsibilities.
Mercury/North Node can confirm a gut feeling, secret or hidden potential that’s been developing in the background since November 19th. Intimacy, shared finances or deep psychological work are favoured, as you’re given clarity that transcends all logic. When you know, you know.
Jupiter in your sector of career and future goals squares the Nodes, including the South Node in your sign. An opportunity to grow, expand, climb the ladder or map out more of your future is in front of you. However, in order to take advantage of this, you’ll need to acknowledge that you’re not in this alone. Your alliance with a key person is a crucial part of your forward movement. Too, faith in your future with someone else may be at stake. Mars/Neptune suggests there are also opportunities for financial success and the furthering of your ambitions, although these things may not manifest in traditional ways. Know that the actions you to take to meet your future should flow effortlessly, once you let go of rigid expectations and the need to control.
Venus into your hidden sector, and Venus/Saturn, can define a background desire or potential. You may become aware of limits around what you want - watch for an instinctive sense of what needs to be clarified. Too, this influence can help you manifest something that previously seemed impossible or illusory, but there may be an ending or sacrifice mixed in.
Mercury/North Node can confirm a partnership, close friendship or any one-on-one contact. What’s even developing since November 19th can now move forward, as plans are confirmed and relationships strengthened. Others (friends, lovers, allies) continue to be your best source of support.
Jupiter in your opportunities sector squares the Nodes, suggesting developments with education, travel, legal matters or publishing may be key. An area of faith or hope is up for questioning, as you decide whether you’re going to step out and make something real or continue to dwell in the realm of unmet potential. It’s time to see how the big picture/big dream works in your daily life. Too, if something corrupt is exposed, you may need to factor that into your daily work or health routines. Mars trine Neptune in your sign gives you added fuel, as your actions harmonize with your dreams. All you have to do is take one step forward and the rest should fall into place.
Venus into your social sector, and Venus/Saturn, can define the parameters around a friendship, group association or social relationship. Too, your public image may be formalized. While some of these parameters might feel a bit restrictive, know that certain boundaries and formalities are essential.
Mercury/North Node can confirm a career opportunity that’s been developing since November 19th. Discussions with management, a job interview or information about a business issue can now fall into place. This will feed into your efforts to prioritize, improve and put energy into your daily routine. The mundane tasks that make up your bigger goals will be an essential part of your progress.