21st March – 20th April
Back in mid-October your ruler Mars started the first phase of a 7 month retrograde cycle, which means events from around that time initiated a process within you of reviewing or reconsidering your current direction. The second phase of all this gets underway from the 19th; up to and around that point situations seem to slow down, but don’t worry about things grinding to a halt, even though it looks to be heading that way. Things pick up in a different way after that; through different options, different intentions, and different approaches. It’s all part of the process.
21st April – 21st May
Don’t let sleepless nights have you fooled as December gets underway, things start to turn around, especially midmonth when your ruler Venus has a power meeting with passionate Mars. Venus bumps into Pluto during the final week and the impact can feel like a much needed makeover. Then there’s a blue moon eclipse on the 31st, in the beliefs section of your chart. It means your views on life, love and the universe are also about to take on a whole new look, and yes, that blue moon does mean in a way you don’t see very often.
22nd May – 21st June
And here we go again; it’s Mercury retrograde for the fourth time this year. Usually it’s three times, and as there’s also a blue moon in your sign on New Years Eve which is an eclipse, it’s safe to symbolise the Gemini theme for December events as ‘not your everyday happenings’. To sum up: Mercury retro is a change of mind on existing situations, from a change in view or perspective, usually with an eye on the past, or on any spanners in the works, while the blue moon eclipse shapes the emotional landscape; sometimes for months to come.
22nd June – 22nd July
What happens as December gets underway is giving you confidence to speak up and speak out, not just for yourself but for others too. Midmonth you are really in your stride about this, taking the lead and showing yourself who’s boss. Then when Mercury retrogrades (moves backwards) from the 26th, you suddenly get shy of the spotlight. But it’s not about pushing yourself back there; it’s more about understanding why you’d want to start second guessing yourself. The full moon on the 31st is a blue moon and eclipse; perfect for attracting some support on bringing self-doubt to a close.
23rd July – 23rd August
Mars starts a retrograde phase (appearing to move backwards) while in your sign this month. Mars symbolises action, so there’s a change of approach or a change of pace in store, and usually this initially means a slow down or turnaround in certain situations. It’s all been bubbling for a while though really (since mid-October), so events from that time might relate to a turning point that’s being felt on or around the 19th. You’ve been aiming for more clarity since Oct, to get clear about your own intentions, and Mars is calling you to reach powerfully for this during December.
24th August – 22nd September
Your ruler Mercury is retrograde again this month, which means your heading for a significant change of mind or perspective about current situations. It’s a process lasting into January, but for now, as Mercury slows down for its first turning point on the 26th, some situations slow down too. It might seem that obstacles and delays are thwarting your efforts, but they are just making you search for new solutions, and this different approach is what it’s all about really.
23rd September – 23rd October
There’s an emphasis on communication first half of the month, culminating with a new moon in this area of your chart on the 16th, indicating a new feeling or intention around the idea of getting your message across and about what you receive from others. Meanwhile there are planets collecting in your comfort zone, symbolising a focus of your energy on home and all emotional ties. There’s an intensity to these situations which is making you dig deep within yourself, and there you find the treasure and therefore the gift of the situation (especially around the 31st).
24th October – 22nd November
Mars, one of your ruling planets, is starting a retrograde phase (appearing to move backwards) from the 19th. It’s happening in the long-term aims and ambitions section of your chart; and it covers career, status, and all your big expectations. It doesn’t mean everything’s really going backward (though things tend to slow down or take different directions around that retro date), it means you’re heading for a different view that will eventually take you forward in a whole new way. It really got going out of events mid-October, and it lasts till next May, with a big turning point or turnaround during March.
23rd November – 21st December
The sun’s in your sign which means it’s your time of year, when the world is more on your wavelength and you feel people ‘get’ you instead of suspecting they’re just out to get you. The new moon in your sign on the 16th indicates a new emotional phase born of restlessness; you’ve got itchy feet for a more authentic experience of yourself, and the journey is now underway. Your ruler Jupiter meets dreamy Neptune all month, but especially strong around the 21st, which means unless you believe in it, you aren’t going to see it; it’s never the other way round.
22nd December – 20th January
Communication is all about trust during the first week of the month; though it’s not necessarily about trusting what others are saying, it’s trusting your own instincts to hear what they are saying, as well as the message you are wanting to get across to them. This theme of trust is echoed from the 21st, and especially the 31st, during an eclipse in the relationship angle of your chart, but it’s now about trusting yourself into the unknown, to feel your way through situations that would have previously had you so guarded there would have been no room for manoeuvre.
21st January – 18th February
Back in June you might have experienced a ‘nearly but not quite’ moment, thanks to the nearly but not quite alignment between Jupiter (abundance) and Neptune (your wildest dreams). These two planets are now on track to meet this month, just around Solstice time on the 21st, when the sun moves into the most mystical angle of your chart. Thing with Neptune is, you have to believe your wishes are real things, otherwise Jupiter can’t deliver and you’re left disillusioned about what might have been. This is not the month to ponder in a sensible fashion about reality and its obvious limits.
19th February – 20th March
The second week of December brings some welcome relief from the pressures of the first week; harmony begins to prevail because burdens don’t feel so heavy when there’s someone who doesn’t mind sharing the load a bit. There’s an important meeting between your two ruling planets this month too; it’s exact around Solstice time on the 21st, but this has been building for a while now, and if there was ever a time for believing in your wildest dreams then this is it. Suspend disbelief for the Solstice and beyond, and let the fairies of the universe work some mid-winter magic.
Thursday, December 03, 2009