December General Astrology Forecast

4th – Mars enters Aquarius

4th – Sun in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries (exact)

5th – Grand Fire Trine: Sun/Mercury conjunct in Sagittarius trine Jupiter in Leo trine Uranus in Aries trine Sun/Mercury conjunct in Sagittarius

6th – Full Moon in Gemini

8th – Jupiter retrograde in Leo

8th – Sun/Mercury conjunct in Sagittarius (exact)

17th – Mercury enters Capricorn – 3 Planet Stellium in Capricorn

17th – Mercury/Venus conjunct in Capricorn

19th – Mercury/Pluto conjunct in Capricorn

21st – Sun enters Capricorn – Winter Solstice – 4 planet Stellium in Capricorn

21st – Uranus direct in Aries

22nd – New Moon in Capricorn – 5 Planet Stellium in Capricorn

22nd – Moon/Mercury/Venus/Pluto conjunct in Capricorn

23rd – Saturn enters Sagittarius

  • What area of your life do you need to reinvent for 2015?
  • Happy birthday, Capricorn!
  • The soul freedom revolution begins here!

When it comes to planetary movements, December contains planets turning retrograde, direct and heading out of one sign and into another. Mars enters Aquarius on the 4th and don’t be surprised if he stirs up the revolutionary in us all while he’s in here. Sometimes the old order has to be shaken up to make way for the new –  however we need to know what it is we are rebelling against and the Sun in Sagittarius trineing Aquarius’s ruling planet Uranus in Aries on this day reminds us that if we are to overthrow something, we also need to have a clear idea in mind as to what we intend to replace it with. Social justice or injustice could feature and big picture thinking comes into play as the Sun and Mercury join in Sagittarius and form a Grand Fire Trine with Sagittarius’s ruling planet Jupiter in Leo (the Sun and Jupiter are in mutual reception) and Uranus in Aries.

This month’s full Moon is in Gemini as ideas and how we communicate them are tested on the 6th and we need to guard against emotional reactions to what we are told. There’s a message here and that it to be able to step back and see ideas as just that – ideas and not feel threatened if they are different to our own. Jupiter turns retrograde in Leo from the 8th – the same day as the Sun and Mercury are in exact conjunction in Sag – so we may now find ourselves going over our ideas and progress in the year so far. Mercury is about to head into Capricorn from the 17th and meets Venus and then Pluto in here ahead of the Sun entering Capricorn and the winter solstice (summer in the Southern hemisphere) on the 21st. Capricorn’s birthday season begins with four planets in here and this is also the day Uranus moves to direct motion again in Aries and we begin to look ahead at what we need to revolutionise on an individual level for 2015. Capricorn’s official birthday year begins on the 22nd with the new Moon in here and this sees an incredible five planet stellium forming with four planets all conjunct (Moon, Mercury, Venus and Pluto). For Capricorns in particular this heralds a year of change.

Capricorn’s ruling planet Saturn now changes signs moving out of Scorpio and setting up for a two and a half year stay in Sagittarius from the 23rd. Remember, Saturn is all about structure, establishment, time and karma. Sagittarius is all about expansion, freedom and higher learning. So, learning through establishing structure in our lives or in expanding our world view are likely to be themes. Saturn can restrict while Sagittarius is all about freedom. Saturn urges us to take responsibility for our actions and will impose restrictions on us only when we refuse to learn our lessons. Those of you thinking in terms of timing (Saturn rules time!) will already be leaping ahead and realising that Saturn is going to trine Uranus in Aries from Sagittarius during this stay in here. Let the soul freedom revolution begin!