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Total Lunar Eclipse In Leo – The Final Act

If your emotions run high, that’s because we have a Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo on January 20/January 21.

This Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo is truly unique for a number of reasons:

  • It’s a Total Eclipse, and total eclipses are the most powerful
  • It’s also a Supermoon, meaning the Moon is closer to the Earth than ever
  • This is the final eclipse on the Leo / Aquarius axis, ending the series of eclipses which started early 2017
  • It’s at 0° Leo, and 0° of a sign is very powerful, representing the quintessence of that sign. 0° of Leo is pure Leo energy!

The Total Lunar eclipse is visible throughout the North and South America and North-Western Europe, which means it will especially influence people living in these parts of the world.

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This Leo Eclipse is a Lunar Eclipse, meaning the Earth is crossing between Sun and Moon, blocking the light of the Moon.

Unlike a Solar Eclipse, when the Moon overshadows the Sun, when we have a Lunar Eclipse, the Moon is overshadowed by the Earth. This means that at this Lunar Eclipse you are guided by the instincts of the Earth, and not by the light of the Sun. You will do what feels right to you, not what the Universe expects you to do.

Total Lunar Eclipse In Leo Is Square Uranus And Opposite Mercury

The Lunar Eclipse makes two major aspects, a square to Uranus and an opposition to Mercury.

Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and both planets deal with the mind and the intellect.

Because Uranus always brings change, expect to completely change a pattern of thinking or to rewire your brain in a way that will better serve you in the future. Something about your mindset has to change.

Don’t try to resist it! Mercury and Uranus are factual planets: look at the facts, take the feedback, and adjust. Time to see things from a different, unbiased perspective.

At the time of the eclipse, Venus is conjunct Jupiter, suggesting a positive outcome. Venus is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius. Whatever happens at the time of the Full Moon / Total Lunar eclipse will open new horizons and new possibilities for you (Sagittarius).

Eclipses Cycles: Metonic Cycles And Saros Cycles

Eclipses have two cycles, Metonic cycles, and Saros cycles. The Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo belongs to both a Metonic cycle and to a Saros cycle.

The Metonic cycles repeat every 19 years. The previous eclipses from the same Metonic cycle took place in January 2000 and January 1981.  

An eclipse from the same Metonic cycle falls in the same sign and the same part of your chart. Try to remember what was going on in your life 19, or 38 years ago. Similar themes can come into focus. If for example 19 years ago you got a degree or a certification, you can expect something similar now. If 19 years ago you had troubles with your neighbors, this time you can also expect troubles with your neighbors.  

The Saros cycles repeat every 18 years. The previous 2 eclipses from this Lunar Eclipse Saros family took place in January 2001 and December 1982.

Eclipses in the same Saros family share the same originating “mother eclipse”. Every 18 years, a Saros eclipse moves 10° along the zodiac, from the degree of the previous eclipse.

Unlike Metonic cycles, Saros cycles eclipses bring an element of change. The Saros eclipse will be connected with a theme that was prevalent in your life 19 years ago, or 38 years ago etc., but it will move it forward. If for example 19 years ago you quit your job, now you can respond to a job change in a different way: change your career, or decide to start a business.

Total Lunar Eclipse at 0° Leo

Leo is the king of the jungle. The Sun, Leo’s ruler, is the center of our solar system. All other planets revolve around the Sun. The key word for Leo is leadership.

This is not the leadership embraced by politicians or managers of big corporations. Managers of big corporations usually do what they’re told by the owners, or by the shareholders. Leo’s leadership has nothing to do with ‘doing what you’re told’, ‘fitting in’, ‘playing by the rules’ or ‘climbing the ladder’.

Leo’s leadership comes from the heart. Leo, just like the Sun, simply shines, and wants to be acknowledged and accepted as who he or she truly is.

The positive manifestation of Leo energy is assured self-confidence, competence, generosity and healthy pride. The negative manifestation of Leo turns pride into hubris. The desire to be acknowledged and accepted can become too forceful and dramatic. Leo’s desire to live from the heart can make them ignore the feedback they get from the environment.

The Sabian Symbol for the Leo Lunar Eclipse is “Blood Rushes to a Man’s Head as His Vital Energies Are Mobilized Under the Spur of Ambition.”

This metaphor beautifully encompasses the energy of 0° of Leo. It speaks about the divine power we can ignite when we fully put our heart into something. But the Sabian symbol also draws our attention to the danger of hubris.

What fuels your ambition?

Total Lunar Eclipse In Leo – The Final Act

Because this is a Lunar Eclipse, allow your earthly wisdom to take over this time. And because the Eclipse is square Uranus and opposite Mercury, open your mind to different points of view.

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Author: Catherine Nolin

Because this is the last eclipse in Leo (at least in the next 17 years or so), this Eclipse will bring the resolution of all the other eclipses in Leo. This is the ‘final act’.

Ultimately, the Lunar Eclipse in Leo is your opportunity to heal your heart. This is your opportunity to transform pride into purpose, selfishness into generosity, and turn your creative fire into authentic self-expression.

This eclipse will especially impact you if one of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) or one of the four angles (ascendant, IC, descendant or Midheaven) is at 0° to 2° of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio. Also, look at your natal chart for the house that contains Leo. This Lunar Eclipse will stir up events related to this house.

Do you want to learn more about the eclipses? If you haven’t done it yet, check out Astro Butterfly’s mini-course All About Eclipses

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Astrology of 2019 – Become The CEO Of Your Life

2019 will be more uplifting than 2018, thanks to Jupiter’s transit into its home sign Sagittarius, and also thanks to the fact that in 2019 we have much less retrograde activity than in 2018. And less retrograde = more flow, more action!

2019 is the year when the projects you started in 2018 will bear fruits. In 2018 both Venus and Mars have been retrograde, asking you to reflect on your past and renew for the future. Both Venus and Mars are ‘relationship planets’, and they describe not only how we interact with others, but also how we take action and fulfill our goals.

In 2019, Venus and Mars are in the middle of their cycle. That’s their Full Moon phase and it will take place between the 2nd half of August and the first week of September. This is when you can expect to see progress and achievements, especially in your relationships and in your creative projects.

The Lunar Nodes will spend the whole 2019 in Cancer and Capricorn. The North Node is in  Cancer, showing you where you’ve neglected yourself and the loved ones, while being caught in the rat-race (South Node in Capricorn), doing what you’re told, in a chase for a pointless pursuit.

In 2019, you will rebalance this and focus on building stronger emotional foundations, rather than working on yourself for the benefit of others.

South Node Conjunct Saturn And Pluto In Capricorn

Saturn and Pluto have been in Capricorn for a while now, but in 2019 we also have the South Node there, which will activate both Pluto and Saturn by conjunction.

Here are the ‘fatidic’ conjunction dates to be exact:

    • April 4th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Pluto at 23°Capricorn
    • April 30th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Saturn at 20° Capricorn
    • July 4th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Saturn at 17° Capricorn
  • Sept 28th, 2019 – South Node conjunct Saturn at 13° Capricorn

The Saturn – South Node conjunction will last unusually long, and Saturn and South Node are very close to each other all summer because Saturn retrograde travels at a similar speed with the South Node.

If you have planets or angles in Capricorn or Cancer, this summer you will have a full experience of Saturn conjunct the South Node. But even if you are not a Capricorn or Cancer, or don’t have planets in Capricorn or Cancer, you will still feel the energy of this aspect somewhere in your chart.

Saturn In Capricorn Sextile Neptune In Pisces

Thankfully, except for June-July when Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars in Cancer make oppositions with the planets in Capricorn, we don’t have any other major challenging aspects to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node.

In fact, we have a beautiful sextile between Neptune in Pisces and the planets in Capricorn. Neptune and Saturn specifically are engaged in a year-long sextile.

The 3 exact dates for the Saturn-Neptune sextile are:

    • January 31, 2019 (Saturn at 14° Capricorn, Neptune at 14° Pisces)
    • June 18, 2019 (Saturn at 18° Capricorn, Neptune at 18° Pisces)
  • November 9, 2019 (Saturn at 16° Capricorn, Neptune at 16° Pisces)

Now we know we have a mix of challenging and supporting aspects to the planets in Capricorn, but what does this mean in practice?

What To Expect From 3 Planets In Capricorn

Capricorn is a very serious, structured sign. Capricorn rules authority and systems. Architecture is a good metaphor for the Capricorn energy. If you build a house, you need to have a vision for how the house will look, and then you need to design it in such a way that it has structural integrity, so it won’t break.

Whatever Capricorn builds, it builds to last. That’s why the financial, the educational, the political systems are all ruled by Capricorn. If you want a system of such a scale to work, you need to build it on solid foundations.

But what happens when a system becomes too solid, too unshakeable? It becomes rigid. The educational system is an example. For years we’ve been told we need to get a university degree, find a job, fit in, and that’s pretty much how the world used to work.

What about now? As a university student, you get a diploma but don’t necessarily learn the skills that will help you deal with today’s reality. Nowadays, if you rely only on the educational system, at graduation, you end up with a diploma, broke, having learned some outdated theory, and with 50-100K of student debt.

It’s clear that this system has outlived its usefulness. And the same goes with politics, health, corporations, the food industry, and so on.  

Saturn, Pluto And South Node In Capricorn

What happens when we have 3 powerful planets (Pluto, Saturn and South Node) in Capricorn, the sign of structure and systems? Let’s take them one by one:

Pluto is the planet of what’s hidden beneath the surface of our consciousness. Pluto is the planet of transformation, and when properly embraced, grants infinite power. But in the process, Pluto destroys everything that’s obsolete or unnecessary.

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Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008, when we had the big financial crisis. Pluto exposed the lack of integrity of our financial system. Pluto is the reason why inflation has been kept under relative control in most parts of the world, but this doesn’t mean Pluto doesn’t have more work to do. He does, and he will. Wait for the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January 2020!

Saturn is the natural ruler of Capricorn so Saturn and Capricorn share many things in common: structure, determination, hard work, responsibility. Saturn is the builder of the zodiac, and when in Capricorn, he likes to build even higher structures or fences.

The South Node, or the tail of the dragon, stands for karma, or for the ‘final result’. When we’re on our path, working on our North Node mission, then the South Node is the final outcome of our work.

But when we don’t feed the North Node, or fail to see the relationship between input (North Node) and output (South Node) then the South Node can come with sorrow, regret, and with an overarching feeling that we can’t escape our destiny.

When Pluto, Saturn, and the South Node come together in Capricorn we know that our financial, political, educational, and pretty much every system in place are up for a transformation.

Getting To The Core Of The Matter

Saturn builds, and Pluto destroys. South Node is the final outcome. Together, the 3 will be very careful about what they build, and what they destroy. Their work is not one of expansion, but of focus on what matters. 

Will Saturn and Pluto break the existing systems, or on contrary, consolidate them? They will probably do both. This is not a Uranus transit, when everything is wiped out in one day, on a quest for radical change.

This is a slow, focused process. This is a call for minimalism.

How can we get to what really matters? How can we get to the guiding principles of structure, systems, and power? How can we build systems and structures that are still solid, but less prone to be corrupted by power?

The Saturn-Pluto-South Node conjunction will show us that it’s only the leaky foundation that will crumble, and that true power knows no destruction.

At the highest manifestation, this transit is an invitation to take full responsibility for your life, not necessarily by working harder or by playing by the rules, but by truly embracing the infinite power that lies inside you.

Become The CEO Of Your Own Life

This transit reminds me of a business owner who tried to find a CEO for his company for years and years, without success. In the end, he realized that it’s him who needs to become a CEO first. He needed to understand how a company works, what does it take to make it successful, before making someone else accountable. The lesson? Don’t outsource the CEO tasks, learn how to become a manager.

Instead of expecting the state, the politicians, the corporations to ‘make things work’, ask yourself: how can I become the CEO of my own life? How can I reclaim my power? How can I see that I already have what it takes to be who I am meant to be?

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The South Node-Saturn-Pluto conjunction is our opportunity to release our Capricorn karma, and to unveil the mystery of what the purpose of power, systems, authority, and structures truly is. In 2019, you will find the quintessence of power, determination, and self-sufficiency

What Does The World Want From You?

In 2019, you will have the chance to release karma and programming that have been accumulating for generation after generation. You will finally have a breakthrough in what the world really wants from you (Capricorn).

The court wants nothing from you. It receives you when you come, and it dismisses you when you go” – Franz Kafka, The Trial

If you haven’t read the book, “The Trial” is the story of Joseph K., an insurance official who is subjected to an unfair trial. At the time of his 30 birthday (a symbol for the Saturn return), K. is arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority.

The nature of his crime is revealed neither to him nor to the reader. He must defend himself against a charge about which he can’t get any information.

At the end of the book, K. is condemned to death, without knowing what crime he has committed. The book has become a symbol of the ordinary person’s struggle against an unreasoning and unreasonable authority.

At first glance, the book is all about the hopelessness of the individual against the corrupt power of the institutions (Saturn conjunct Pluto). The author of the book, Franz Kafka himself had the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in his natal chart and wrote the book at his own Saturn return, when again, transit Saturn was conjunct Pluto.

Yet, the line “The court wants nothing from you. It receives you when you come, and it dismisses you when you go” clarifies the deeper meaning of the book.

It’s not the society and its corruption that cause us harm, it’s our willingness to play along with the society’s rules and corruption, that causes all the suffering. Submitting to society’s corrupted ways is the biggest crime of them all.

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K.’s trial is nothing else but the trial of his own conscience, speaking of his inability to access his inner power and to own his actions. His trial is self-inflicted.

Jupiter In Sagittarius – No Dream Is Too High

Now if all this Capricorn story sounds a bit too serious (it IS serious)… this doesn’t mean you will not have fun in 2019. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, you will have a lot of fun! There is one sector in your life that will definitely benefit from the optimistic and generous beams of Jupiter in Sagittarius.

So no worries, 2019 will be equally exciting! When Jupiter is at home, and when it makes contact with his friend Neptune (Neptune is now in Pisces, and both Jupiter and Neptune rule Pisces), everything becomes possible! Who said the sky’s the limit? In 2019, there’s no limit to Jupiter in Sagittarius’ arrows!

Uranus In Taurus – A New Kind Of Self-Worth

In March 2019, Uranus moves into Taurus, to stay there until 2026. Taurus is the most fixed and unmovable sign of the zodiac. Uranus is all about change and disruption.

The result? Uranus will change exactly that part of your identity which you believed will never change. Your values. Your principles. Your modus operandi.

By the end of this transit, you will no longer be the same person. Having money and possessions will no longer satisfy you. You will find a new kind of self-worth.

Chiron In Aries – Your Wound Is Your Gift

After a short preamble, Chiron moves back into Aries, and will stay there until 2027. Chiron is the archetype of the wounded healer.

Chiron in Aries is our opportunity to heal the deepest wounds of them all, the wound of identity (Aries).

Deep inside, we all doubt that our existence matters. Chiron in Aries will show you that it’s you who decided to come into this world, and that you did it for a reason. You’ve made it here because you have a mission.

And that it’s ok to doubt your significance from time to time, because if you didn’t, you would stagnate. And we all grow, that’s just how life works.

2019 Eclipses In Cancer, Leo And Capricorn

As always, eclipses are when things are going to happen. In 2019 we have 5 eclipses:

    • January 6 – Partial South Node Solar Eclipse at 15° Capricorn
    • January 20 – Full Noth Node Lunar Eclipse at 0° Leo
    • July 2 – Total Solar Eclipse at 10° Cancer
    • July 16 – Partial Lunar Eclipse at 24° Capricorn
  • December 25 – Partial Solar Eclipse at 4° Capricorn

To see whether these eclipses will affect you directly, check if you have any planets or angles around any of these eclipse degrees. If you don’t have planets in Capricorn or Cancer, you will still feel the fateful influence of the eclipses in certain areas of your life (check where you have Cancer and Capricorn in your chart).

Mercury Retrograde In 2019

In 2019, Mercury goes retrograde through Water signs, this means that in 2019 it’s our feelings that will go under review.

    • 1st retrograde: March 5 – March 28 (in Pisces)
    • 2nd retrograde: July 8 – August 1st (in Leo/Cancer)
  • 3rd retrograde: October 31 – November 20 (In Scorpio).

Unlike 2018, 2019 is “retrograde as usual”. No more Venus or Mars retrograde, like in 2018. It’s only Mercury and the slow-moving planets that go retrograde in 2019  (and they go retrograde every year, without exception) and this means that we have less retrograde activity than usual.

That’s great news: 2019 will be less about reviewing and learning from mistakes, and more about implementation! If in 2018 you had reasons to slow down, in 2019, no more excuses.

You Have The Power

Yes, June and July will be challenging months, and yes, the Capricorn area of your chart might not be easy to navigate. But with a beautiful Jupiter in Sagittarius, with a supportive Saturn-Neptune sextile, and with no more major retrogrades, you can expect pretty much smooth sailing!

Don’t let anyone stop you from fulfilling your highest dreams, because no one, and nothing can stop you, really. In 2019, you are the CEO of your own life.

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Sun Conjunct Pluto – Who Are You?

On January 11, 2019, Sun is conjunct Pluto at 20° Capricorn.

Sun is your identity, it’s who you are. Identity at its source is pure spirit, pure consciousness, but in our reality, your identity is the physical body you identify with.

Pluto is the dark, mysterious planet that everyone fears, everyone talks about, but no one can quite get a grasp of. Pluto is the planet of the inconvenient truth. Pluto’s truth will initially alienate you, but then it will set you free.

Pluto is the last planet in our solar system, it’s the ‘final frontier’ of reality as we know it. Pluto’s orbit is very eccentric and inclined.  Pluto doesn’t orbit within the same plane as the rest of the Solar System.

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Metaphorically, this means that Pluto is the force that pulls our identity (the Self) to transcend itself.

What about Capricorn?

Capricorn, ruled by Saturn and the Midheaven, is a symbol for what the society expects us to become. It’s the highest point in the sky, our highest recognition.

At one extreme, we take this society ideal too seriously, and we lose ourselves along the way. At the other extreme, we refuse to get feedback and adjust, in the name of “staying true to ourselves”. 

Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn will show you where you refuse to see the truth of who you are (Sun) either because you try too hard to fit in the society, or on the contrary, because you refuse to grow up.

Sun conjunct Pluto will ask you to face the truth of who you really are. This process can stir fears, as Pluto or Hades is the King of the Underworld after all.

The Underworld is not an evil place where you suffer and pay your dues. It can be however if you resist it.

If you let go of the fear, the Underworld is a place of incredible riches and wisdom. It’s where we get access to layers and layers of information and deep knowledge that are simply not accessible under the bright light of the Sun.

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We need to regularly get in touch with this place of essence and deep wisdom, that is Pluto.  January 11, 2019, is that day of the year.

The Illusion Of Identity

The biggest pain of our human condition is the illusion of identity.

Clinging to our ‘identity’ means we refuse to engage with the world. We are afraid that as a result of this engagement, this ‘image’ of ourselves we carefully crafted year after year, will collapse. And who wants to feel inauthentic? Who wants to feel like a fraud?

“That’s not who I am” – you will say. “I want to stay true to myself”. But staying true to yourself is the biggest lie you were ever told. 

If you want to stay “true” to yourself, and NOT change, you basically refuse to engage with the world and let yourself be changed by it. The refusal to engage with the world means isolation. Means alienation.

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Do you really want to be separated from the world? Do you really want to be alone?

Because this is what you’re doing when you cling to your identity, when you cling to your ego. You separate yourself from the world. By separating yourself from the world, you believe you’re preserving your structural integrity, your identity.

But the only reality in life is change.

You are not the person you were yesterday. And tomorrow you will not be the person you are today. Clinging to a static identity keeps you trapped inside your inner bubble.

Let’s say you identify yourself as an artist. Because your identification is strong, you expect evidence from the outside world. And when you don’t get it, you suffer. “Why does no one understand me? Why does no one see and appreciate me? Why does no one like my photos?”.

The less evidence you get, the harder you try to get it. You get a certification. You create more and more art. You get yourself published in a magazine and then share the article with the world as supreme evidence that they are wrong.

What if there is something else going on? If the world doesn’t acknowledge you as an artist, it’s perhaps because you’re no longer an artist. Yes, you used to be a magnificent artist. And perhaps, you will get back in touch with the creative flame again in the future. But right now, you’re no longer an artist. The more you try to get evidence for something that doesn’t exist, the more you will suffer.

Pluto is the deep knowing that the Self is an illusion and that the real nature of existence is continuous transformation, continuous transcendence. Every single moment is change and transformation.

And to us, change means death. The fear of death is stored in every cell of our body and helps us keep the integrity of the ego. This fear or death serves a very important role in our survival, but it also limits us.

What would you do if you knew with certainty that there is no such thing as ‘death’, but only ‘transformation’?

Pluto at its core is not fear of death, it’s fear of immortality. More exactly, it is the fear of the transformative quality that comes along with our immortal nature.

Sun Conjunct Pluto – Who Are You? 

Look at yourself in the mirror.

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Do you identify with that person? With what other people say about you? Do you identify yourself with their words, with their expectations?

What’s your profession? Do you identify yourself with it?

Who wrote the narrative of your identity? Is it you, or society (Capricorn)? Is this the real you, or an image carefully crafted, year after year, to fit into a social ideal?

The ‘real’ you doesn’t exist, so don’t waste time and energy trying to find it, or play by its obsolete rules.

The more you cling to a static concept of identity, the more you suffer.

The more you find yourself, the more you drift away from the ideas you were brainwashed into believing (Capricorn). 

When you accept that your identity is an illusion, then transcendence becomes a condition of your life.

Sun conjunct Pluto will remind you that you are ever-evolving. You can be anyone, you can be everywhere and nowhere. You can go back into your past and rewrite your memories. You can go into the future and reverse engineer your present.

When you transcend the fear of transformation, anything becomes possible.

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Astrology of January 2019 – A New Beginning

2019 couldn’t have started on a more dynamic tone. With 2 Eclipses, 5 planets changing signs and Uranus stationing direct, January 2019 will be a month to remember.

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Let’s get straight to the point:

January 1st, 2019 – Mars Enters Aries

On January 1st, 2019 Mars enters Aries, which means Mars is at 0° Aries, the first degree of the zodiac. And Mars is the planet of action! We couldn’t have had more ‘new beginning’ energy for January 1st even if we tried.

January 2nd, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Saturn

The perfect ‘New Years Resolutions’ transits only just start on the January the 1st. The next day, on January 2nd, 2019, Sun is conjunct Saturn at 11° Capricorn. Capricorn and Saturn are both serious, driven, and ambitious. This is a time to reflect on your progress, to do a reality check and make some serious commitments for 2019.

Jupiter and Sagittarius are about vision setting, and Saturn and Capricorn are about taking responsibility for the vision and putting in the actual work to fulfill it. Because in 2019 both Jupiter and Saturn are in their home signs, we have the perfect balance of strategy and vision (Jupiter) and resilience and commitment (Saturn). Go for it (Jupiter in Sagittarius) and then just do it (Saturn in Capricorn).

January 5th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Capricorn

Mercury finally moves out of Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. Mercury becomes organized, focused and goal-oriented in Capricorn, and so will your mind. You will finally get the clarity you need to understand what you need to do to achieve your goals.

January 6th, 2019 – New Moon And Solar Eclipse In Capricorn

On January 6th we have a Solar Eclipse at 15° Capricorn. This Solar Eclipse is truly a powerhouse because it is conjunct Saturn and Pluto!

And as if that was not enough, Uranus turns direct on the same day! Expect a complete paradigm shift. Something that seemed impossible can finally become a possibility. The Solar Eclipse will show you that anything you direct your ambition towards, you can achieve.

January 7th, 2019 – Venus Enters Sagittarius

On January 7th, 2019, Venus is finally out of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. Phew! Venus entered Scorpio on September 10, 2018 – can you believe it? Venus normally spends around 1 month in a sign, but because Venus has been retrograde, we had a much longer Venus in Scorpio transit.

The energy is finally changing as Venus enters optimistic Sagittarius. Your optimism levels will rise, and as a result, you will just feel better! Sagittarius is a very spiritual sign, so in the next 4 weeks, you will find more joy and fulfillment in spiritual practices. Cheers to Venus in Sagittarius!

January 11th, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Pluto

On January 11, 2019, Sun is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. If Sun reigns over the visible world, Pluto reigns over the underworld.

Sun conjunct Pluto represents the Complete Being who has been to ‘heaven’ (Sun), has been to ‘hell’ (Pluto), and has understood the cycles of life and death.

During this transit you can have some breakthroughs about the deeper truth of your existence. Don’t fear Pluto! Look at the Underworld not as a place of pain and suffering, but as a place of great wisdom and resourcefulness. If you don’t try to resist Pluto, you can open yourself to the great riches of this transit.

January 13th, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Saturn

On January 13th, 2019, Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 12° Capricorn. When the intellect (Mercury) and the order (Saturn) come together in the sign of ambition (Capricorn), nothing can stop you!

The key to achieving great things in life is FOCUS, and Mercury conjunct Saturn will help you remove unnecessary distractions so you can focus on what matters.

January 14th, 2019 – Jupiter Square Neptune

On January 14, 2019, Jupiter is square Neptune. The square is at 14° Sagittarius (Jupiter) and 14° Pisces. This is the first square in a series of three and will present you with a ‘problem’.

At the time of the 2nd square (June 2019), you will be presented with an alternative solution, and by the time of the 3rd and final square (September 2019) you will be changed by the experience and integrate a new approach to what Jupiter and Neptune mean for you.

Both Jupiter and Neptune stand for spirituality, but while Jupiter is about what we believe to be true because this is how it has always been (Jupiter rules social customs and religion), Neptune is about spirituality without frontiers.

Jupiter square Neptune will challenge all the beliefs that are outdated, so you can open yourself to new beliefs – beliefs that better reflect the truth of who you’ve become.

January 20h, 2019 – Sun Enters Aquarius

On January 20th, 2019, Sun enters Aquarius. Happy birthday to all Aquarius out there and welcome to the Aquarius season! In the coming month, we will all become a little bit more Aquarian than usual. Freedom becomes more important to you, and you’re likely to become more open-minded to new ways of doing things.  

January 21st, 2019 – Total Lunar Eclipse In Leo

On January 21st, 2019, we have the 2nd Eclipse of the Month, this time a Lunar Eclipse. The Lunar Eclipse is at 0° Leo and it’s literally the last eclipse of the Leo-Aquarius Eclipse season. 0° is a very powerful degree because it represents the pure energy of the sign. Therefore, this eclipse is very Leo-like!

Which house in your natal chart is ruled by Leo? In that respective area of your chart, you can expect a culmination of everything that happened in your life during the Leo-Aquarius Eclipse cycle, that started in February 2017.

January 22nd, 2019 – Venus Conjunct Jupiter

On January 22nd, 2019, Venus is conjunct Jupiter at 16° Sagittarius. Venus and Jupiter are the most beneficial planets in astrology, and when they meet, great things happen. We have a Venus-Jupiter conjunction every year, but this year the conjunction is especially beneficial because Jupiter is in domicile in Sagittarius.

Jupiter will boost Venus’ qualities. And as you know, Venus is connected with the good things in life. You will especially benefit from this conjunction if you have Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius or Pisces Ascendant or if you have planets or angles around 16° Sagittarius. Make sure you mark your calendar!

January 24th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Aquarius

On January 24th, 2019, after a speed ride in Capricorn, Mercury enters Aquarius, one of its favorite signs. Mercury, also known as the messenger of Gods, comes in on feather-like wings to brings us messages we should really listen to.

Aquarius is an Air sign, and Mercury loves air signs because Mercury and Air share the same qualities: communication, awareness, curiosity, and objectivity. The coming 3 weeks are great for any activities that involve the intellect: learning, absorbing information, reading, social networking, getting in contact with other people, or doing group activities.

January 29th, 2019 Sun Conjunct Mercury

On January 29th, 2019, Sun and Mercury meet at 9° Aquarius. We are in the middle of the current Mercury cycle. This is the superior Sun-Mercury conjunction and it has the qualities of a Full Moon. This means that Sun conjunct Mercury will bring to fruition what you started at the time of the inferior Sun-Mercury conjunction, on November 27th, 2018.

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Mars Conjunct Chiron – Bring Your Gifts To The World

Mars is conjunct Chiron a 28° Pisces. Mars meets Chiron only once every 2 years, and this is the last time we have the conjunction in Pisces. In February Chiron moves into Aries where it will stay until 2027. Chiron won’t be back in Pisces until 2061, so for many of us, this Mars-Chiron conjunction is the last one we will experience in this lifetime.

Mars conjunct Chiron can indeed put us in touch with our own mortality.

Mars rules Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.

Mars is the planet of action and assertiveness. Mars is the first planet to go around the Sun, as seen from the Earth’s perspective. The planets closer to the Sun:  Mercury and Venus – never make a full circle around the Sun.

Mars is the Hero that breaks through the boundaries of the “Spirit” represented by the Sun and chooses to make his own creation, to go ‘his way’. Mars is the divine light of the spirit individualized.

Mars and Aries stand for individuality, while Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, stands for the collective.

Can you see the conflict here? Mars wants to cut through and affirm himself, but because Mars is now in Pisces he is equally pulled by the mermaid-like call to strip down his ego and embrace the great beyond.

What about Chiron?

Chiron is known as the ‘wounded healer’ and indeed, initially, Chiron triggers our deepest pain. Chiron brings pain because we need pain to experience the higher vibration of consciousness.

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But the reason why Chiron asks us to work with the pain, is to transcend it and turn it into something much greater.

It makes sense if we think that Chiron orbits between Saturn, the last visible planet, and Uranus, the first invisible planet. Chiron exposes the pain of our limited material existence, but it also brings us the opportunity to transcend these material limitations and move into the ethereal, Uranian realms of existence.

Chiron is a centaur, a half-horse, half-human, a force of nature that has transcended his human limitations and brought the gifts of nature to the Gods. 

Chiron represents the instinct of the human spirit to leave something immaterial behind, a legacy, something of value. Our spirit seeking to manifest itself represents our “gifts”.

Mars Conjunct Chiron – Exposing The Inner Aggression

The way Mars will bring to the surface Chironic themes is by brutally exposing our pain. Mars conjunct Chiron is associated with shame, because Chiron exposes our very first pain, the pain of our existence.

Mars stands for assertiveness, for our desire to put ourselves “out there”. With Chiron, we will find that our ability to assert ourselves, to BE ourselves is obstructed. We are ashamed of who we are, we are ashamed to act and “get out there”. We become painfully aware of our inner aggression. We are afraid that just by being ourselves, we will hurt others.

But Pisces is the sign of Compassion – and the transit of Mars and Chiron in Pisces is a GIFT, an opportunity to acknowledge and release that inner aggression we all have inside us.

The key to healing is learning to turn the anger, the shame and the pain of being a mortal human into strength and compassion. The deeper meaning of Mars conjunct Chiron is understanding that aggression and compassion can coexist and that there is nothing to be ashamed of.

Mars conjunct Chiron will challenge us to heal the aggressive side of our nature. We need to learn now how to assert ourselves in a healthy way and stand our ground with dignity and compassion.

In its highest expression, Mars-Chiron stands for action and spirit coming together with a strong drive to make a difference, and leave something behind for those who will follow.

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How To Fulfill Your Vision In 2019

Every new year is an opportunity to start afresh, to renew your vision, and to dream big for your future.

2019 is going to be an amazing year for sure. If there is one astrological transit I’m particularly excited about, that’s Jupiter in Sagittarius.

Jupiter in Sagittarius is not just an important transit, it’s THE most beneficial transit of the whole 2019!

That’s because in 2019, Jupiter is in its home sign in Sagittarius. And when a planet is in its home sign, we get the best out of that planet. Jupiter is notoriously known for being the good guy of the zodiac. Traditional astrologers call it “the greater benefic”, which basically means that Jupiter is the most beneficial planet in our solar system!

So yes, Jupiter in Sagittarius is the transit you were waiting for to turn your dreams into reality.

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Do you know what makes people alienated from themselves and from their life? Not living their purpose. Not taking chances. Saying no to opportunities. Luckily (Jupiter is also the sign of luck ;), when Jupiter is in Sagittarius you will naturally be more in sync with what the world has to offer.

Jupiter In Sagittarius – Reach The Stars

If you found it difficult to identify opportunities in the past, in 2019 Jupiter in Sagittarius will make it easier for you to identify those opportunities that are truly aligned with your purpose.

Sagittarius is the archer who aims and shoots to the stars. The archer is half horse, half man. He has embraced both his animal and human side in a unified, coherent whole. He lives in unity with both nature and the divine. But he doesn’t stop there. He wants to go beyond, and that’s why he aims and shoots to the stars. That’s what the upward pointed arrow, the Sagittarius glyph, represents.

Sagittarius proves that the sky is not the limit.

Sagittarius is an example of what’s possible. You can achieve anything – literally anything – as long as your goal is aligned with your integrity and with your life’s purpose.

Deep inside, you know you can do more. You know your existence is not an accident. You know you’re here for a reason. Jupiter in Sagittarius is your chance to stop settling for a life of mediocrity.

What is a life of mediocrity? Aimlessly seeking pleasure and avoiding suffering. What is a life of purpose? Seeking meaning.

In 2019 you want to seek meaning. You want to have a life that is aligned with your integrity and with your highest potential.

You don’t need to have the answers yet. You don’t need to know ‘how’ to get there. All you have to do is aim and shoot to the stars, just like the archer does.

The Universe will not remain indifferent. When you launch your intention to the Universe, the Universe will respond. It’s simple. It’s the law of action and reaction.

Vision Board 2019 With Jupiter In Sagittarius

But how do you find out what your purpose is? How do you realize your vision?

I can help you with that. For the 2nd year now, I’m happy to launch a Vision Board creation course, called Vision Board 2019 With Jupiter In Sagittarius.

The goal of this course is to help you create a vision for 2019 that is truly aligned with your potential and with your highest purpose.

Vision boards are great for crystallizing your vision, because, in the process of creating a vision board, you engage with your whole brain, not only with your day-to-day, information-driven, Mercury brain.

In fact, vision boards engage your subconscious mind and have the quality to connect the dots and capture underlying motives and trends that otherwise escape your conscious mind. Images and a vision board activate your big-picture thinking, which is ruled by Jupiter.

The reason New Year’s resolutions don’t work is that you ‘think’ about them with your every day, Mercury mind. Not that there is something wrong with the Mercury mind. Your Mercury mind helps you write, read, talk, do the groceries, and focus on one task at the time.

But a vision is not one task at the time. A vision is a complex archetypal map and the mind alone will not help you much in connecting the dots and understanding the bigger purpose of your vision.

In Vision Board 2019 With Jupiter In Sagittarius, you will learn how to create a vision board that is aligned with your purpose. If you’ve done vision boards before, this one is different. This course will guide you, step by step, in selecting images that are connected with your specific situation.

We will look at your chart, more exactly at what role Jupiter and Sagittarius play in your chart, and you will select images based on these inborn archetypes. Moreover, you will also select images that are connected with the reality of 2019.

More exactly, you will look at how Jupiter in Sagittarius influences you in particular, and based on that you will select images for your board. You will receive guidance on how to go through this process, as well as all the astrological information you need.

By the end of this course, you will have a vision board that is fully aligned with your purpose. You will have the confidence that you’re walking on the right path and focus on the right opportunities, and as a result, your chances of actually manifesting the vision board into reality will increase exponentially.

And because a vision board is not enough, you will also get guidance on how to break down your vision into measurable goals, and how to track your activities with planetary transits and cycles, so that you can make sure you don’t deviate from your North Star.

The course starts on January 6, 2019, because this is when we have a New Moon and a Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. As you may already know, New Moons and Solar Eclipses are potent times for manifestations, that’s why we want to take advantage of this celestial timing.

You can find out more details about the course and decide whether or not it’s a good fit for you here Vision Board 2019 With Jupiter In Sagittarius.

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Full Moon in Cancer – Switch The Gear

The Full Moon in Cancer takes place at 0° Cancer, the solstice point. This is one of the 4 cardinal degrees, or cardinal directions of the zodiac. The other three are the 0° Aries and 0° Libra (the equinoxes), and 0° Capricorn (the other solstice point).

The cardinal points are nothing else but the Sun’s change in direction. In fact, the whole concept of tropical astrology as we know it is based on these 4 points or directions.

The 4 cardinal degrees are the most important degrees of the zodiac. Needless to say that when we have an astrological event around one of these dates, important things tend to happen.

Full Moon In Cancer – Switching Gears

The Full Moon on December 22, 2018, at 0° Cancer is no exception. A Full Moon means that the Moon is opposite the Sun, which places the Sun at 0° Capricorn, another cardinal degree.

Both the Sun and the Moon are switching gears. And this means change – the right kind of change. Change that is in line with the laws of nature.

The Moon is more powerful than ever. Cancer is her home sign, after all. A Full Moon at 0° Cancer says “this is my year”. Indeed, 2019 is the Moon / Cancer year. The North Node of purpose is now in Cancer too.

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Cancer is a feminine and manifesting sign. Cancer is the family, the roots, the mother’s womb, the safe, nurturing space where life is formed.

Cancer is the source, the root cause, the deeper truth.

The Full Moon in Cancer can be that turning point that will set your life in a new direction.

The question is, what systems do you need to put in place to fulfill your potential and meet your goals?

  • If you want to become a parent, how can you create a safe and nurturing environment for your family? Perhaps you need to find a new job that allows you to spend more time with your family. Or start working from home.
  • If you want to have a relationship, what do you need to change about yourself to feel worthy of a loving relationship? Maybe you need to get rid of a bad habit, or to keep your house clean.
  • If you want to get a management job, what skills do you need to learn to make your promotion inevitable?

When we don’t have what we want, it’s usually because we skipped a significant step in the process.

Cancer’s symbol is the crab. The crab moves sideways. This means the solution to the problem can be found when you take a counterintuitive approach.

Go back, re-engineer and find out what that skipped step is. By fixing the root cause of the problem, you can finally move forward.  

Mercury Conjunct Jupiter – The Whole Brain

At the time of the Full Moon, Mercury is conjunct Jupiter at 9° Sagittarius. Mercury represents our analytical, factual, left-hemisphere mind, while Jupiter represents our spiritual, meaning-driven, right hemisphere of the mind. In our everyday life, we either go with the facts (Mercury) or with the intuition (Jupiter). Either, or.

This Mercury-Jupiter conjunction is your opportunity to bring the pieces of the puzzle together and to use your whole brain mind.

In the midst of opposite viewpoints, you can get to the real, naked TRUTH.

When we use our whole brain, strange things start to happen. You may start noticing things that don’t make any sense… at least not yet. Your worldview may be turned upside down. You can have a sudden realization that changes everything. An event may turn out differently than what you expected.

The Full Moon in Cancer will illuminate this insight. Take it in. Now that you know something you didn’t know before, you’re ready to switch gears.

Make a commitment that 2019 is the YEAR when you will take a different approach. You will get to the root cause of the matter. You will move sideways, like a crab, if needed. You will be brutally honest with yourself. You will create that type of life that makes success, mastery, and development inevitable.

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Chiron Trine Mercury And North Node – Open The Door

After 5 months in retrograde, Chiron just turned direct at 27° Pisces on December 9th, 2018. This is the last time Chiron goes direct in Pisces, at least for the next 50 years.

On the same day, Chiron makes a beautiful grand water trine with Mercury (at 27° Scorpio) and with the North Node (at 27° Cancer).

Mercury is our mind. Master or servant, our mind is the ‘manager’ of our life. We feed it with thoughts, feelings, and impressions. Mercury processes them. As a result, we feel in a certain way. We act in a certain way. All our feelings, actions, everything about us can be traced back to the mind. Can be traced back to Mercury. 

When we have a Mercury transit, our mind pays attention.

What about Chiron? Chiron is also called “the wounded healer” but Chiron is much more than that. Chiron orbits between Saturn, the last planet visible to the naked eye – and the last planet we can conceptualize with our Mercurial mind – and Uranus.

Uranus is the first invisible planet, an archetype that our mind cannot grasp yet. That’s why Uranus is associated with chaos and surprises – it’s because what we don’t understand, we fear.

Chiron is the ‘missing link’ between Saturn and Uranus and represents our opportunity to transcend our material limitations, to move beyond matter and time, to something greater than our mind can even comprehend.

Of course, the process is not easy. It means awakening from the limited, false reality we are programmed to live in. At first, it hurts. That’s why Chiron is the wounded healer.

But after we embrace the pain, Chiron can open doors to places you can’t even imagine.

Chiron’s symbol is the key, right?

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Chiron is nothing else but the key to wholeness

The North Node represents our purpose in life, our potential to alter our karma (represented by the South Node) and change the course of our destiny.

What happens when these three powerful archetypes – Mercury, Chiron, and the North Node – come together?

Our mind (Mercury)

Our wholeness (Chiron)

Our life’s purpose (North Node).

If there was only one contact – between Chiron and the North Node – we might have missed the incredible opportunity of this transit. But because Mercury (our mind) is involved as well, we simply cannot miss it. 

Pay attention to the messages around you – and inside you.

What message is so clear, so true, so important that you cannot ignore it?

You knew it all along, but you didn’t pay enough attention to it.

Not anymore.  

The portal has been opened. Chiron has given you the key. Step in. Today can be the day that everything changes.

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Chiron moves back (and for good) in Aries in February 2019. Read more about Chiron in Aries Chiron In Aries 2018-2027 – You Are Here For A Reason

 

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New Moon In Sagittarius – Message In A Bottle

Message In A Bottle – Trusting The Universe Works In Your Favor

Once upon a time, before the internet, before television, before cars and the postal service, people used completely different ways of communicating with each other.

Imagine someone, back in the day, really wanted to send a message, to reach out to the world. What would they do? They would put a message in a bottle and surrender it to the great ocean.

Bottles in the ocean are a symbol for miracles. When nothing else works, when you’ve tried all other avenues, the ocean is the last option. The bottle can take your message very far, but not necessarily where you expect it to.

The currents can drift the bottle in any direction. You have no control. You don’t know the destination. You have to trust that the ocean will drift the bottle to the ‘right’ shore. When there’s no hope left, you have to trust that the universe works in your favor.

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People surrender to the unknown as the last resort, when they have lost all hope. In reality, we don’t have to wait that long. You can surrender to the ocean anytime. Your message will reach the right destination, but you have to be willing not to know the destination.  

A message in a bottle is you asking God – or the Universe – for directions. All you have to do is ask. Without expectations, without trying to ‘guess’ the answer.

New Moon In Sagittarius – Jupiter, Neptune, Intuition And Psychic Messages

On December 7th, 2018 we have a New Moon at 15° Sagittarius. The New Moon is square Mars and Neptune, which form a conjunction in Pisces.

A square is a dynamic aspect. It pushes us to take action. But what kind of action?

We have two energies at play – Sagittarius and Pisces. Sagittarius is the sign of expanding one’s horizons. Sagittarius is also connected with intuition and higher knowledge.

When you intuitively know who to trust and who not, whether or not you should take the job, that’s because Sagittarius (and the ruling planet, Jupiter) has connected the dots for you.

Jupiter’s knowledge is based on experience. What we call intuition is our capacity to connect large amounts of information and find meaning and trends.

Pisces has many things in common with Sagittarius. Both Pisces and Sagittarius are mutable signs, and both Pisces and Sagittarius are ruled by Jupiter (Jupiter is the main ruler of Sagittarius and the traditional ruler of Pisces). Both Pisces and Sagittarius are connected with faith, hope, and spirituality.

Pisces is also ruled by Neptune, the planet of the ocean, the soul, the unconscious and psychic connections. Neptune is the medium that connects us with other realms of existence.

If Sagittarius and Jupiter are connected with higher knowledge and intuition, Pisces and Neptune are connected with the unconscious and with psychic connections.

Many times we confuse the two. We believe we received a psychic message when in fact it was our intuition playing out, or the other way around, we receive messages from other realms and believe it’s our intuition.

When we ‘feel’ our partner is sad, that’s intuition, when we suddenly get a message that our partner is sad, even when they are far away, that’s a psychic message.

The New Moon in Sagittarius is exactly about these two archetypes: knowledge based on intuition and experience (Sagittarius) and knowledge based on communicating with higher realms (Pisces).

Your intuition (New Moon in Sagittarius) will be challenged – by Mars and Neptune in Pisces – to open up to other types of messages. Pay attention to unusual signs, to omens, to dreams. They will give you very important clues about what to do.

If you feel ‘you’re right’ about something or someone, but you get a different message from an unusual source, don’t dismiss this message. That’s Mars and Neptune in Pisces pushing you to take a different route.

Mercury just turned direct. When Mercury changes course, something you overlooked will suddenly emerge and change everything. Because Mercury direct coincides with the New Moon in Sagittarius and with the Mars-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, incredible breakthroughs are possible now.

If you feel you’ve reached a plateau in knowledge and experience, open to the higher portals of your being. Delve within the Spiritual world. Send a message in a bottle. Let the ocean take your message to unknown destinations.

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Astrology of December 2018 – Dream Big

December ends 2018 on a high note. If you want to know what to expect in 2019, pay attention to what happens this month. In December 2018 it’s time to reflect what do you want from the next version of yourself, and from the next chapter of your life.

Why should you pay so much attention to December?

Firstly, because in December we’re done with the retrograde planets! 2018 was probably the Year Of Retrogrades. We had a very long Mars retrograde challenging us through the summer.

When Mars finally went direct, Venus started her retrograde in October. And then again, when Venus went direct, believe it or not, one day later, Mercury went retrograde.

But on December 6 Mercury goes direct and with this, the retrograde saga is over!

I’m not saying retrograde planets are bad – not at all – in fact, we need retrograde planets in our life. We need to take time to work on ourselves and improve our lives on a regular basis. Hence, the retrogrades.

But what’s enough is enough. There is such thing as enough introspection and enough revision. Sometimes all we need is to move on, and to have the Universe on our side. Sometimes all we need is smooth sailing. December 2018 is such a month. January 2019 is such a month, too, but right now let’s focus on December.

Sagittarius, Jupiter And Neptune – Deam Big

December is the best time to dream big and envision a new reality for yourself. We have a lot of Jupiter and Neptune energy in December. And Jupiter and Neptune are the planets of spirituality, of envisioning something that doesn’t yet exists.

Jupiter has moved into Sagittarius for a month now, inviting you to dream big and explore new courses of action. In fact, not only Jupiter is in its own sign, but in December we also have 3 weeks of Sun in Sagittarius, a wonderful Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius, and a New Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the archer who shoots to the stars. In the same way, Sagittarius season is your time to dream big and send your intentions to the universe.

Another energy that influences December is Pisces. Neptune, the ruling planet of Pisces, makes a record number of aspects, including a conjunction with Mars, (which only happens once every two years), a square to Mercury, a square to the Sun, and a trine to Venus.

The role of Neptune is to dissolve your current reality, in order for a new reality to emerge. Neptune is the planet of the cosmos, and its role is to regularly update our earthy view of reality, with the multi-faceted, high-vibration reality of the Universe.

Neptune, the god of water, represents the potential that opens up to us when we acknowledge we are just a drop of water, and consciously throw ourselves into the ocean of endless possibilities.

But the higher knowledge, the higher love, the higher gifts that come when we surrender to the ocean come only when you completely open yourself to new ways of being or doing. There’s no such thing as ‘a little bit of Neptune’.

December 2018 is a time to dissolve old structures, old ways of being and doing. In January 2019, in the Capricorn season, you will build new foundations for the future. But now is the time to dream big, bigger than ever, and open yourself up to a completely different reality.

Let’s put it like this: if 2018 was not what you expected – what are your plans for 2019? Do you ‘hope’ in 2019 the stars will be better? Will you wait and see? Or will you take real action to change your life? If you do the same things you’ve been doing you will NOT get different results. For the sake of Jupiter in Sagittarius, no more of repeating the same old. Now it’s time to completely change your life. 

Let’s have a look at the most important events of December 2018:

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December 2nd, 2018 – Venus Enters Scorpio

On December 2nd, 2018 Venus (re) enters Scorpio. That’s not a completely new energy, because we had Venus in Scorpio already in September and October. On December 17th, Venus (by then at 10° Scorpio) leaves her retrograde shadow.  No more drama. No more karmic excuses. Just pure Goddess energy. 

December 5th, 2018 –  Sun Square Neptune

On December 5th, 2018 Sun in Sagittarius is square Neptune in Pisces. This is the first kick of Neptune energy in December. The Sun is you. Neptune is the planet of infinite possibilities.

A square is a dynamic aspect, and will ask you to take action. More exactly, a new course of action. If you cling to old ways, Neptune will bring you confusion and illusions. If you open up to creative possibilities, Neptune will bring you inspiration.

December 6th, 2018 – Mercury Goes Direct, Chiron Goes Direct

On December 6th, 2018 Mercury goes direct at 27° Scorpio, and on December 9th, 2018 Chiron goes direct at 27° Pisces.

Not only we have “minus two” planets in retrograde (in December, the only planet left retrograde is Uranus) but there is something magical about Mercury and Chiron going direct one after the other, and at the same mathematical degree.

Mercury and Chiron, together with the North Node of purpose (27° Cancer) form a wonderful grand water trine.

This is a very healing configuration – you will gain deep insights into what it is that is hurting can come around these dates, as well as solutions to stop the suffering. If nothing hurts, still, take this opportunity to open up to new healing opportunities. Perhaps you can take an active role as a healer. Whatever you do now, is in alignment with the Universe, thanks to the supporting alignment with the North Node.

December 7th, 2018 – New Moon In Sagittarius

On December 7th, 2018 we have a New Moon at 15° Sagittarius. On the same day, Mars is conjunct Neptune at 13° Pisces. Don’t be fooled by the Neptunian fog! The New Moon is an active New Moon, thanks to the square to Mars.

The message? Take inspired action to make your dreams come true! Send a love letter to the Universe, and who knows, the Universe might get back to you 😉

December 12th, 2018 – Mercury Enters Sagittarius

On December 12, 2018, Mercury re-enters Sagittarius. Mercury normally doesn’t feel at its best in Sagittarius, but because Mercury makes a conjunction to Jupiter for most of the month, this time the planet of the lower mind (Mercury) will have no choice but to finally open up to new knowledge and new ways of operating (Jupiter).

And that’s great news. If you believe your life can never change, think again.

December 20th, 2018 – Sun Trine Uranus

On December 20th, 2018 Sun in Sagittarius is trine Uranus (now at 28° Aries), and this means a last burst of Uranus in Aries inspiration. This is much welcomed before you dive into the serious Capricorn season. In fact, this is the last Uranus trine Sun in Fire signs we will have for a long time, before Uranus moves into Taurus for good in March 2019. Make sure you take advantage of it and tap into your spiritual genius.

You will benefit from this energy especially if you are an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, or if you have other personal planters around 28° in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius.

December 21st, 2018 – Mercury Conjunct Jupiter

On December 21st, 2018 Mercury is conjunct Jupiter at 9° Sagittarius. This is my favorite transit of the month. Normally any Jupiter conjunctions to personal planets are auspicious, but this one, especially so, because it lasts much longer than usual!

Normally a Mercury-Jupiter conjunction lasts for 2-3 days, but this one lasts for almost two months, thanks to the retrograde motion of Mercury.  That’s your chance to align your Mercury ‘lower mind’ with your Jupiter ‘higher mind’.

You will finally be able to access parts of your brain that were dormant. Or did not work well together. 

Most of the time, we’re either in our Mercury mind (scientific mind, detailed-oriented, “I only believe in what I can see”) or in our Jupiter mind (intuition, wisdom, “The Truth doesn’t need questioning”).

Imagine a scientist that bashes astrology because they are in their Mercury mind. They only believe in what they can prove with ‘scientific’ tools and measurements that – ironically have been developed with our lower Mercury mind – and contest knowledge that cannot be contained in a mathematical formula.

Now imagine an astrologer, who insists that Saturn transits bring obstacles and difficulties, because that’s what the old astrology texts say, and rejects recent experiences that suggest more positive angles of interpretation.

And now imagine the scientist genuinely opening up to other laws of cause and effect, while the astrologer genuinely opening up to how the latest astronomy discoveries can shed new light into astrology interpretation. That’s what Mercury conjunct Jupiter will bring.

December 22nd, 2018 – Full Moon In Cancer

On December 22nd, 2018 Sun enters Capricorn and shortly after we have a Full Moon at 0° Cancer. The Full Moon is sexile Uranus and square Chiron. Expect a lot of things to happen around this date. It’s only once a year that we have a Full Moon in her home sign, Cancer.

The Moon feels great when Full, because she reigns the night skies all by herself, away from the blinding light of the Sun. The Moon feels great when in Cancer, because this is when she does what she’s best at: nurturing, taking care of herself and others, tuning into her body and emotions.

If you’ve been neglecting your body, your emotions and your inner life, this Full Moon is the wake-up call you needed. The Full Moon can expose some hidden pains you were not aware of (Full Moon square Chiron) but will also find some creative healing solutions (Full Moon sextile Uranus).

The Full Moon is at 0° Cancer, one of the 4 cardinal degrees, the most powerful degrees of the zodiac. Everyone will feel the effects of this Full Moon, and especially so if you are a Cancer or Cancer ascendant, or if you have planets and angles around 0° Cancer.

December 24th, 2018 – Mercury square Neptune

On December 24th, 2018 Mercury in Sagittarius is square Neptune at 13° Pisces. If you opened up to the creative possibilities that the Sun-Neptune square brought you at the beginning of the month, then Mercury square Neptune will bring you more details and show you what the next steps are.

If you feel stuck in your life now it’s time to take a different route. Even if that means to change something you believe in. Even if that means to leave your job. Even if that means to abandon your lifetime goals. You change, and your goals change too. No need to cling to the old. 

Your mind will resist change – expect to be confused! But if you push through resistance, if you embrace confusion, then a whole world can open up to you.