Only now, with Mercury completing its epic, nine weeks in opposition, can you reach clarity with one or more members of your intimate circle, your one-on-ones, those all-important Significant Others. Hopefully you have had time to understand more fully where they are coming from, even if adversity has been involved. On the other hand, the red planet can also describe an invigorating partnership, romantic or platonic.
As ruler of your solar seventh house, Mars represents ardent lovers. Go forth in hope. The gathering congregation of planets in Capricorn is broadly favourable, this being a kindred earth sign.
A Lunar Eclipse in your objectives zone highlights the need to relinquish control and to allow the cosmic cards to fall where they may. Venus attracts extra income but spends it too! If you play with fire, be prepared to get burnt. Uranus finishes up its transit through your 7th house of committed partnerships this year, putting the finishing touches on the changes you have undergone in and through your most important relationships. If you want to share this work you must quote it and link it to this post and website. Party with connection as your intention and see what projects, insights, and opportunities form between you and others.
Jupiter now arrives there for a twelve month stay and immediately makes a telling aspect to Prometheus in your skies, with a solar eclipse thrown in; a suitable omen for a bolt-from-the-blue solution to a nagging problem, a shower of pennies from heaven, or an invitation to a river cruise. Even if you can conjure up no such thunderbolt, Jupiter resident in Capricorn for twelve months means adding to your resources; new skill sets, more travel, a role as Taurus the Wise. Only now are you free from the messy retrograde of your ruler, Mercury, the one that left you chasing your own tail for much of November.
Or you can just show off a bit. The congregating planets in Capricorn promise both an examination of your financial resources, and the chance to add to them over the next twelve months, as Jupiter moves through your eighth house.
In partnerships, 2 and 2 can make 5 quite easily if you pool your assets wisely. If who-pays-for-what is an issue, this winter is the time for adjustment. From the 20th Venus occupies your fellow air sign Aquarius; sweet, but not always great shakes. In , however, Aquarius will be playing a major role in your affairs, so what are apparently fleeting contacts may come to greater fruition this spring and summer. International associations are highlighted. So too is knowledge and knowledge is power.
Study, learn and apply new skills sets; you have a sweet, long lead-in over the next three months. December and January represent a climax in your affairs; purely material affairs like property and large amounts of capital, and purely personal affairs like romance and loved ones. Or any combination thereof.
A stack of planets in opposition this winter will show you any weaknesses in your set-up and your plans. A pair of eclipses across your partnership axis — solar on the 26th, a lunar eclipse in Cancer in January — suggests a shake-up, maybe a vanishing trick. Under Jupiter, creaky relationships fall away, new contenders for your affection arrive.
The festive season offers the perfect time to expand your friendship and professional network. Your ruling planet, Luna, reaches full moon on December 12, a somewhat secretive moment. Immediately after the UK polls close, at 10pm, Luna moves into your skies; a couple of days to see and be seen, regardless of results.
Your solar sixth house is a place of service and labour, diet and health, practical skills, qualities associated with Virgo, where some Leos will have planets, this being your neighbouring sign. Even if you are a raging royal Leo you can use some of those Virgo tropes as you go through winter. A stunning collection of planets in Capricorn will ease your path through the world of work, good practice and virtue — yup, sigh, you do have to virtuous and abstemious to get the best of this transit. Big-hearted Jupiter arrives here for 12 months on December 3 to ease career prospects.
The new Moon of the 26th, with its sparky aspect to your solar midheaven, looks like a nice kind of wake-up call for July birthdays. Most of December and indeed January is ties up with planets in Sagittarius, fiery like you. Careful to get your numbers and addresses right at the full Moon of the 12th, when Neptune is involved.
Venus moves into opposition for three weeks from the 20th, a sweet omen to bill and coo with your main squeeze, and for singletons to swoon as they espy a face across a crowded party room. Aquarius is a sign bound up with your fortunes in , when significant others promise to get more significant still.
Jupiter here for the next year hands you the rub of the green. Remarkably and super rarely, Jupiter will in encounter Saturn and Pluto here in Capricorn.
There is no harm in having Great Expectations, of believing that The Force is with you in the year ahead as long as give your main missions your best shot. Jupiter is not, of course, the only planet in the sign of the Goat; the more formidable pair of Saturn and Pluto are there and, in December, Venus and a new Moon on December The month of Capricorn, from the solstice onwards, is the time to check over your plans and implement them, holidays or not. Venus here until the 19th promises a sociable few weeks prior to Christmas itself, when your ruler Mercury also moves onside.
Mercury has escaped the November go-slow as the month opens, and the channels of communication open accordingly. With Mars strong in your third house, teaching and education have a positive role, including public speaking. All those planets in Capricorn ask questions about your level of commitment — in it for the long term or not? The only downside is supplied by Neptune in opposition — especially at the full Moon of the 12th.
Well is it? December is a month when you can make it so. All you have to do is shake your finances into good order, streamline your possessions ready for new arrivals over the festive tide , and clear your professional commitments. Oh, and keep your social life on track.
Your horoscope is certainly in a pushy, get-things-done mood. The congregation of planets in Capricorn concerns both your material security — your home — and your professional ambitions. Having old commitments done and dusted is part of the deal. The feeling of new beginnings is echoed by your Venus ruler, which is in an ideal spot from the solstice onwards, traversing the zone of self-display i.
Just get the job done! Until the solstice, of course, the Sun is traversing fiery Sagittarius, an obliging position for contacts, deals, blogging and the like. The full Moon of the 12th is in fellow air sign Gemini, when you can sound the trumpet for idealism and liberty but be back at your work post promptly next morning.
You appear to have an attentive audience. Consider December as an extension of your birthday month, complete with parties and gifts, but supplemented with the authority that comes when your ruling planet is in your skies. Mars in Scorpio is a high energy transit, asking only that you apply yourself diligently. Mars and Scorpio can be quite hedonist as well, especially with Venus in your sights and particularly around the full Moon of the 12th, when Mars makes an intense aspect to Neptune. A likely moment to have your head turned.
The same is true of the new Moon of the 26th, when Jupiter, newly arrived in Capricorn, highlights partnerships and recent crushes, who appear not to have gone away. The growing aggregation of planets in Capricorn should present you with few intractable issues; the Goat is earth for your water, people with whom you can rub along. Jupiter here for the next twelve months is about travel, communications, the internet, the worlds of media and education, the art of being connected in an information-driven world.
That list should supply you with fresh career options. If you are the creative kind, then Neptune in fellow water sign Pisces remains in an inspiring position…if only you can decipher the message, separate mere static from the meaningful. An enjoyable task.
This is one aspect that can really combat the limiting and depressing influence of Saturn. It compensates for any defeatism or lack of faith, and ensures higher moral and ethical standards. Saturn trine Uranus is ahead of the solar eclipse, another transition phase in your life over the next year.
This is the ideal time to make positive changes in your life because they should run smoothly. Change will not be upsetting or erratic as it sometimes can. You will remain calm and patient, planning every step methodically. You may be given more responsibility but also be allowed enough freedom to tackle the work in your own way. The March 8 solar eclipse shows you and your goals for the next six months. It could be an existing wound from this life or a previous one, or it may come during the eclipse phase. With wounding comes healing, in some cultures there is only one word to describe both.
Jupiter shows how you need to take it easy. Be patient, self-disciplined and take responsibility. Forgive yourself and others. Growing pains come through the healing process or as your spirit leaps ahead of your body.
The healing of your wound leads to a spiritual transformation and the evolution of your soul. My ascendant is 18 degrees 55 minutes Virgo, and my Saturn is 0 degrees Sag Sun 12 Taurus so this eclipse is a bullseye on my chart. But that may be the healing — Chiron on 7th house cusp — not to give in to separateness.