Updated: Mar 8, 2022
Eclipses, Venus retrograde and the final Saturn, Uranus square of the year. December is packed full of astrological aspects, eclipse season is here and so we are going to feel the intensity of this month, as we finish up some cycles from 2021 and 2020. We start the month with a new moon eclipse in Sagittarius on the 4th December. It is the final eclipse in the Gemini, Sagittarius cycle that has been in place for the past 18 months. It will draw a line under those areas of our chart that are ruled by those signs. Eclipses throw light where we need to see it and can be a time of endings and new beginnings. If we are not on the right path, they can literally throw you into another direction. Eclipses happen every 6 months and so think back to what happened to you 6 months ago. To know which part of your chart the eclipse will affect look at the Sagittarius house of your chart. If you don't know what which part of your chart is Sagittarius, you can access a free copy of your birth chart here or contact me. On the 19th December, Venus will turn retrograde. This retrograde period will last for 40 days. Venus is the planet of love and money, of all things beautiful, of the things that we love and value. When this planet is moving backwards, it can feel as though those areas of our life are moving backwards. It is absolutely not a good time for any cosmetic surgery of any kind, put off any treatments until after the 6th March 2022. Be careful on overspending at Christmas and watch out for past lovers making return or getting in contact during the Christmas and New Year period or during this time up until the 29th January. Think back to what happened on November 15th when Venus went into its shadow to see how the Venus retrograde may be affecting you. On a more mundane level, Venus is in Capricorn crossing that 24th degree of Capricorn (The Covid point) three times during the retrograde period, will activate a financial impact from the affects of Covid to the world at large. Christmas Eve will see the final Saturn, Uranus square. This is the 3rd and final time that these planets square each other this year. The first was on February 17th and the second was on June 14th. Think back to what was going on at those times in your life, you may see a repeat of that theme again at this time. Saturn and Uranus are opposing energies, it is the innovator versus the disciplinarian. It will feel as though you want to work hard at something but yet there are forces breaking you away from that task. These planets are asking us to cement the new beginnings that we envisaged last year on the week before Christmas. Now is the time to set that goal and work towards the next 20 year cycle of putting it in place. Finally, with a welcome break from all of the intense energy over the last two years, Jupiter will moving back into Pisces on December 29th, its favourite sign, he is happy there. Jupiter is our planet of luck and expansion so him being in a happy place is a welcomed rest in some areas.