December 2017 Overview
December is universally a FOUR month, emphasizing tasks, effort and the need to be organized and efficient. Four emphasizes work and the need to jump into the days and accomplish as much as possible. Since Mercury retrogrades from December 2nd through December 22nd, the issues of Sagittarius begin to play a very important part in the last month of the year. Sagittarius rules philosophy and living our beliefs. Sagittarius is also honest and direct in communication providing no-nonsense information. Mercury spending time in Sagittarius brings information onto the table that is real and provides information and facts of situations. The retrograde phase of Mercury serves to bring forward information that needs to be resolved and brought into the light of Truth. Saturn finishing it’s time in Sagittarius also has an impact on this Mercury retrograde which requires that we bring forward our goals, purpose and real information about our philosophy. Saturn shifts out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn during the month, which requires we review the information brought forward during Mercury’s retrograde phase and provides the shifts of the outside world of business, career and accomplishments. Many roles and positions will be earmarked to change that are also instigated from Mars moving into Scorpio (on December 9th), providing the transparency of actions as aligned with the focus of Jupiter’s purpose. With the combination of Mars in Scorpio connecting to Jupiter’s transitions of bringing forward transparency, and Saturn’s shift into Capricorn, many positions and roles in the business arena will be changing and shifting, as well as rules of the game. These adjustments will have an impact on the landscape of business, careers and positions in the environment of the corporate world. As Mercury turns direct on December 22nd, information brought forward will begin to adjust the landscape and create a new pathway into 2018.
November 26th through December 2nd
This week brings forward key events as Mercury connects to Saturn at 27 Sagittarius, providing a snapshot of our core purpose. Mercury brings in information to align with our goals and the focus of our choice of actions. Saturn in Sagittarius brings forward the structure we have created since December 2014 when Saturn first entered Sagittarius. The Sun highlights our choices and Mercury brings forward information to review our decisions. With Mercury connecting to Saturn we will have the chance to review our choices and the alignment with living our beliefs. This alignment will determine any adjustments that need to be made. December 1st, Venus moves into Sagittarius to help bring forward resolutions and adjustments of love, money and well-being as related to the Sagittarius elements. Also on Friday Mars is in opposition to the winds of Uranus, blowing in information about our actions that will need to be adjusted. Mars and Uranus provide the requirements of change with the Uranus True Self and the actions of choice that Mars in Libra has brought forward. These adjustments of self and the expression of self on others becomes a focal point as the week comes to a close. Mercury turns retrograde late on Saturday evening and brings in the rise of an almost Full Moon Saturday evening. The retrograde opens the doors, and the almost Full Moon brings in the moonlight to view situations in a different way. From this perspective the requirement to review important information brought forward mid-day on Saturday sets the pace for many changes to have a place on the table.
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December 3rd through December 9th
Sun and Moon create a very dynamic Full Moon, as Moon is in the information-heavy Gemini, and Sun is providing the spotlight of Truth. The Full Moon begins the week, but will have brought a lot of information from Moon in Gemini that began to hit our doorstep late Saturday, December 2nd. As the Moonlight shines through the darkness, silhouettes become visible, just in time for Mercury to pause and turn retrograde. Mercury in Sagittarius provides very real information as it all points to the stepping stones laid out by our philosophy, actions and beliefs. Mercury at 29 Sagittarius cannot go any further, but pauses at the end of the Sagittarius sector and turns retrograde. Review and revising our information, direction and purpose comes into play. With the Full Moon rising on Saturday night, December 2nd, at the same time that Mercury pauses, brings the silhouette of actions forward. By mid-week, Mercury retrograde hits Saturn again, to take stock of the structures (and the silhouettes) we have created through our actions and goals, to determine the purpose as reflected by our actions. By the end of the week, Mars shifts into Scorpio, to look at actions from the transparency element of Scorpio. Mars, ruling actions, moving into Scorpio provides the transparency into the engine compartment of motives for choices and actions. This becomes an important shift as the lineup for Mars and Jupiter is slated for January 6th, with the transparency element of Scorpio calling forth visibility to our Mars-prompted actions.
December 10th through December 16th
This week brings us another round of Mercury trine Uranus, with this Mercury providing the retrograde version from the earlier November 25th version. With the changes that have been brought onto the scene through Mercury’s revision process taking place, situations begin to show a new side to situations, with Mercury in Sagittarius providing direct, to the point and real information. Tuesday brings the spotlight of Sun in Sagittarius to the information Mercury has brought forth during this revision process. Sun conjunct Mercury results in a new level of commitment, however, with Mercury retrograde this commitment is usually delayed until after Mercury turns direct, which will be after December 22nd. This Sun/Mercury connection is at 21 Sagittarius, which also resonates with the upcoming placement of Venus of 21 Sagittarius on December 17th. This delayed response brings in the solutions to the situations that occur on Tuesday with the Sun conjunct Mercury spotlight of pertinent situations. On Friday, Mercury connects with Venus at 18 Sagittarius, which prepares the Venus adjustments slated for the December 17th New Moon. This provides the adjustments and changes that will bring forward solutions and options to make adjustments that open to a new pathway. Friday evening brings Moon into Sagittarius, which will carry the information announcements all through the weekend cumulating late Sunday evening as the New Moon on December 17th heralds in a new phase.
December 17th through December 23rd
This week brings the Moon in Sagittarius emphasis of Truth and provides direct, to-the-point information into our life. The Moon will have the Sagittarius emphasis all weekend and will come into a connection with Sun during the midnight hours of Sunday evening, into the dawn of Monday morning. Setting an important precedence for this week, we will see the result of this New Moon in the dawning hours of Monday. The Moon conjunct Saturn aspect also calls to view in a more serious and sobering perspective. The Moon shifts out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn on Tuesday, connecting to Pluto to provide the entrance of Saturn moving into Capricorn in the evening hours. Saturn, carrying all of the information from previous connections with Mercury retrograde, carries the torch of information to make major shifts with Saturn’s emphasis. Saturn rules structure, discipline and rules of the game. Saturn taking Mercury’s information from the retrograde process will begin to shift the rules of the game, adding to the structure and discipline as related to this Saturn shift into Capricorn. Capricorn relates to business, career and the Corporate environment. This shift provides a major game-changing element as it relates to the Capricorn emphasis as well as the use and mis-use of Power as Pluto’s surveys through the first half of Capricorn has brought forward. Pluto first entered Capricorn in the ONE year of 2008 and has traveled through the first half of the sign as we reached the ONE year of 2017. Saturn moving into Capricorn brings the information from Mercury’s Truthful perspective of Sagittarius, and provides the need to shift the structures of business and rules of the game as Saturn enters Capricorn. Preparing for the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction (2019) becomes one of the more dynamic game-changers within the business and career environment. This focus occurs late 2019 into 2020 as Saturn connects with Pluto just as Jupiter enters Capricorn, with the red carpet entrance created by Mercury in Capricorn in January of 2020. The powerful line-up comes as a result of Saturn continuing to make progress through Capricorn. From the important shift of Saturn into Capricorn this week, December 19th, many events and situations appear on the horizon. On Thursday, Sun also shifts into Capricorn and connects with Saturn, bringing in the Solstice and highlighting the epic changes that are now in motion. On Friday evening, Mercury turns direct, at 13 Sagittarius, to reveal the new pathway that will continue to emerge as information begins to unfold. Mercury’s journey through Sagittarius has brought a lot of information to the surface to highlight the changes slated for entrance into 2018 and bring in the foundation that is needed to make the upcoming shifts.
December 24th through December 30th
This week begins with Venus moving into Capricorn, bringing solutions into place with the Capricorn focus that now highlights Saturn’s discerning eyes. Venus connects to Saturn in the morning of December 25th, which accentuates the solutions and adjustments Venus has with love, money and well-being. Saturn’s focus while in Capricorn will be to make important adjustments in the business environment with adjusting the rules of the game and how we can move forward. The solutions brought into place will have a positive impact with the alignment of the structures put in place that now allow the strong building block to be integrated. Mid-week Moon connects with Uranus, unveiling the True Self that will move into 2018 to integrate important changes. As we close up the year, the last week brings Moon onto Gemini on Saturday, opening information that will roll out the red carpet to greet the New Year.
December 31st through January 6th
This week begins with the Gemini Moon continuing to bring forward important information. As this information expands, the almost Full Moon rises on December 31st as if to celebrate the completion of this important ONE year. The Full Moon provides the dramatic picturesque backdrop as champagne corks celebrate the entrance of the New Year. Throughout the first day of the New Year the Full Moon reaches its peak at 11 Capricorn/11 Cancer. The energy of the entrance into 2018 becomes a dynamic event. On Tuesday morning the winds of change blow in yet another series of events that are charged with energy. These dynamic events provide the important entrance into 2018 that opens the door to the universal TWO year. By the end of the week, Mars in Scorpio will have reached Jupiter to connect at 18 Scorpio. This energy will reveal the engine compartment of ethics, motives, values and intentions. The connection brings a new level of transparency onto the scene. This conjunction sets a new focus that will unfold the importance of the TWO year. Awareness and care of others becomes a focal point for the TWO, with the requirement to align our personal sensitivities to the choice of ethics, motives and intentions.
January 2018 Overview
January sets the pace for the New Year, which is universally an ELEVEN/TWO year. The TWO provides focus on relationships, as emphasis on others brings an awareness and sensitivity into situations. We will begin to see the events of this next phase evolve to reveal the open doors and new pathways for our forward movement. From Saturn finishing it’s time in Sagittarius and moving into Capricorn in late December, shifts of the outside world of business, career and accomplishments will begin to take place. Many roles and positions will be earmarked to change as will the structure of business, relationships within our connections and the rules of the game. Mars moved into Scorpio on December 9th, providing the transparency of actions as aligned with the focus of Jupiter’s purpose, and will connect with Jupiter on January 6th. A major thrust in transparency will be visible during this early January conjunction. With the combination of Mars in Scorpio connecting to Jupiter’s transitions bringing forward transparency, and Saturn’s shift into Capricorn, many positions and roles in the business arena will be changing and shifting, as well as structures and rules of the game. These adjustments will have an impact on the landscape of business, careers, relationship and positions in the environment of the corporate world. information brought forward will begin to adjust the landscape and create a new pathway into 2018. January is universally a THREE month, which brings in the journey we have chosen with our heart, ethics and intentions. Between the Full Moon on January 1st and the New Moon in Capricorn on January 16th, the landscape and emerging pathways will veer us into our new directions for 2018.
With the transition of Jupiter in Scorpio, many issues are coming into view that have a direct correlation to the Scorpio elements of motives, ethics, values and intentions. The theme of transparency becomes the focus from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018.
Jupiter in Scorpio emphasizes the use or mis-use of power, ethics and motives. Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto. Both of these planets combined with Jupiter in Scorpio set the pace and determine the events of focus in the outside world. To understand the deeper elements influencing this time, look at the two ruling planets of Scorpio; Pluto and Mars.
With Scorpio ruled by Pluto, the issues and power of influence through use or mis-use of the will power comes front and center. Scorpio is also ruled by Mars, as our outer actions have the earmark of expression through the drives of motives, ethics, will power and the drive for specific desires. Looking to both of these planets in the birth chart, provides an additional level of information about Pluto’s deeper connection with purpose and the outer expression through the placement of Mars.
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The major elements are covered;
• Jupiter in Scorpio – Overview and importance of this time
• Jupiter in Scorpio –Impact according to your Sun sign
• Jupiter in Scorpio – Impact according to the house Jupiter is transiting
• Mars Expression – Mars placement according to the constellation location
• Pluto in Capricorn – Impact according to the house Pluto is transiting
Pluto transitioned into Capricorn in 2008, a ONE universal year and traveled through half of the constellation – 15 degrees. In 2017, also a ONE universal year Pluto is transitioning to move through the second half – the remaining 15 degrees of Capricorn - as 2017 evolves. Pluto rules use or mis-use of power and the snapshot of how we have used the power of influence from 2008 to 2017 will begin to be revealed as Jupiter’s transparency elements unfold that perspective as we move into December 2017, when Saturn shifts into Capricorn, joining Pluto. Saturn is the task master, personal disciplinarian with emphasis on the scrutiny of a personal audit that brings transparency during Jupiter’s transition through Scorpio.
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Written by Karyl Jackson
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