Typically, the holiday season leans toward extravagance with over the top decorations, rich meals, and frenzied gift buying. However, celebrations may be tempered this year. Not only are the major and influential planets of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, but Venus joins the team. Quality over quantity is the Capricorn motto.
On December 9, Mercury enters Sagittarius after nine weeks in Scorpio.
Completing its retrograde phase, Mercury, the messenger, is now full speed ahead with what has been revealed, and there is no turning back. Throughout October and November, this essential planet of information and communication has been excavating behind the scenes activity. Supporting and amplifying this trend, Mars entered Scorpio on November 19, just as Mercury went direct.
Mars remains in Scorpio through December, taking over where Mercury leaves off. As the planet of action, Mars will continue drilling down in its relentless search for what matters, especially in matters that have been hidden in our personal lives as well as collective experience. For example, in light of recent impeachment hearings, the revealing of hidden motives and undiscovered content will continue to unravel and be exposed. There is an intensity here, and Mars will fight for truth and justice. These zodiac signs are outgoing, active, communicative and inquisitive.
A stressful aspect from Neptune has the potential to cut through smoke screens, complexity, confusion, delusions and denial. Along with the Full Moon, upping the ante the second week of December, Venus joins serious and consequential Saturn on the 11th, and penetrating and exposing Pluto on the 13th. Airwaves will be electrified, rife with controversy, and this entire week is very decisive.
It is possible for one illusion after another to tumble down as this stressful alignment can actually shake up the status quo.
Perhaps I am portraying an overly optimistic picture, but the quest for truth is often riddled with a contrast of fact and falsehood, especially given current circumstances. This also shifts the emphasis to primarily earth, the most practical and realistic of elements. This combination provides a keen appreciation for tradition along with an exhilarating focus toward the future.
As the reality of looms large, a profound recapitulation can take place in the personal domain as well as collective experience.
No doubt, this is a global evolutionary moment. Of course, there will be much contemplation, many celebrations, prayers and meditations around the globe. The tide is turning as civilization has the chance to seize the moment and begin to positively engage the current trajectory. Momentum has been building, but the next decade is when the consequences of human activity become even more blatantly obvious and serious. Driving home, and delivering this cosmic message is an auspicious Solar Eclipse on December 26, followed by a Lunar Eclipse on January Because eclipses are so strong and definitive, I call them the exclamation points of astrological signature.
In general, the thematic lessons begin to emerge a full four weeks before the first eclipse and continue two weeks after the final eclipse. Therefore; all of December and most of January is encompassed within this eclipse season. The line-up for the Solar Eclipse is impressive. Many contributions are visible, out there for all the world to see, but most contributions are private, within the confines of family, work and local community.
However, research into the psychological make-up of character suggests that a small group of people, approximately 1 in 25, do not have this barometer of what can be loosely defined as conscience.
One way to find it will be to use the "arc to Arcturus" — using the Big Dipper , sweep an arc along its handle to the bright orange-ish star Arcturus , and continue along the same line until you reach Spica , the brightest star in Virgo. Mars will be below Spica, distinctive because of its red hue. The evening sky offers more planets on the night of the new moon, and as the moon moves into the dusk sky it makes a pass by Jupiter and then Saturn.
Scientifically, a solar eclipse is when the moon's shadow blocks the sun. Looking forward to the future for a path without fear and anger. It looks like most posts are done by ladies. Standing at the apex of achievement, Capricorn is typified by worldly accomplishment. May the Universe brings us that that is real. While eclipses shut down some elements in the area of life house in which they fall, this is needed for growth, since we must bring some things to an end if we are to embrace newer, better ways of doing our Being.
The planet itself sets at 6 p. Both planets are in the constellation of Sagittarius , which is fading from view as winter approaches. That's about one and a half lunar diameters.
The moment of conjunction won't be visible from the U. The same day the moon will pass Venus , reaching conjunction at p. That means Venus, Jupiter and the slender, crescent moon will be grouped together in the evening sky. Given that the moon is a thin crescent, and close to the sun, the trio will be challenging to catch after sunset, but clear weather and an unobstructed horizon should allow for it. The sun sets at p.
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The very next day Nov. By about 15 minutes before sunset, the sky will be getting dark enough that observers can see the moon and use it to spot the ringed planet nearby; the two will be 55 arcminutes apart, or almost two lunar diameters. For Southern Hemisphere skywatchers catching the trio is a bit easier. In Melbourne, Australia, for example, the sun sets later, at p.
Twenty minutes later the planet closest to the horizon is Jupiter, at an altitude of 14 degrees. The conjunction of the moon and Jupiter will happen at p. The conjunction of the moon and Saturn won't be visible from there as it will be during the day, but even so the moon will be close to the ringed planet on the evening of Nov. Late November is when the winter constellations of the Northern Hemisphere start to show their stuff.
Just south of Auriga is Taurus, the bull , and from a dark sky location one can see the star cluster known as the Pleiades , or the Seven Sisters, making a rough triangle with Capella and Aldebaran. By about 8 p. By 11 p. At midnight and getting into the wee hours of Nov. For observers in Australia and New Zealand, the new moon occurs in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov.