Long are the traditions which make us think of December as a month of peace and the blessings of home, hearth and loved ones. And yes, you may get to enjoy just that this December—just don’t plan on having that peace or those blessings without a side helping of hassles, even if they’re just inside your own head.
The personal basics we start the month with are Venus and Mars in earth signs (Capricorn and Virgo, respectively) against Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius—with Mercury in retrograde. This is a recipe for wanting to get things done but needing to deal with behind-the-scenes efforts so that all will actually work.
Given that Sagittarius and Virgo are signs in square, those willing to take note of situational dynamics while steering their way through life’s complications will achieve more, with less grief, than those who simply attempt to impose their ideas, methods or aims on others or those who try to abdicate responsibility to someone else. The distance from here to there may simply involve an adjustment of attitude, approach or wording, and yes, it may feel fussy or frustrating. But with Mercury in retrograde, there is an underlying suggestion that all glitches and blockades arising now are lessons which through learning will stand us in good stead in the long run.
Another celestial image is Venus and Sun/Mercury being in successive signs (Sag-Cap). This can feel like the world is refusing to reward you…OR it’s dealing with how to balance what you ask for against what you can expect to accomplish or get in return, the need to do so, and the rebuff which can happen if you push too far or too fast.
Barely has the month started then when Venus conjuncts Pluto at 6 Capricorn on December 2. Six Capricorn is a personal and “structural” degree with a reputation for manifesting as imbalances in relationships. Granting that Venus/Pluto lends intensity to anything it connects with, this may manifest as existent imbalances or challenges appearing “bigger” than they usually do. Being that Pluto/Venus often indicates “intensity of attraction,” you may experience a “coming together” now. Is this intimate and sexual? It could be, though since Capricorn is the sign this is more likely to be an “attractive situation” or partnerships or agreements.
Of course there will be those thinking about “popping the question”—or buying/selling a house. Yes, this well may be a moment when finance meets emotionality. Just don’t get swept away!
Sun conjuncting the Moon’s North Node at 14 Sagittarius on December 6 (early afternoon, UT/+0 time) with Mercury still in retrograde outlines a learning opportunity…or when the need to learn/learn better becomes apparent. Fourteen Sagittarius (read as 15 Sagittarius in Sabian Symbols) is a degree known as highly mental and supportive of text and literary accomplishments, so there’s an aura of curiosity here which may well manifest as some sort of “melting of resistance” (yours or that of someone else) promoting better communication which in turn advances someone’s agenda.
Because the Nodes always pertains to where our own life “intersects” that of the world around us and the North Node is what we should do against the South Node (that which we feel comfortable and like doing), this is a good day to face challenges, whether you particularly like the idea of doing so or not. Go on—give it a try!
Whenever the Sun conjuncts any celestial object which will be involved in some “major” configuration within a week or two—we also get what astrology calls a “trigger transit.” The Sun (life, will, consciousness) “triggers” the transit’s energy. In this case the transit being a Lunar Eclipse at 18 Gemini, it is not to be surprised at if the period between the 6th and the 10th (when the eclipse actually happens) is an emotionally bubbly (or frothy) one.
Plus—let’s remember our eclipse basics: lunar eclipses only happen when a New or Full Moon occurs within specified proximity to the Lunar Nodes. So this isn’t just about you…this is something about your world. Or how you interact with that world. Or someone in your world.
The Lunar Eclipse happens at 2:37pm (UT/+0) on December 10. Starting with the general concept of a Lunar Eclipse being about….The rest of Boots’ amazing monthly astrological overview is available with a Premium Forecast Package, only pennies per day, check it out now!