Mars conjunct Chiron can 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.
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 a higher vibration of consciousness.
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. Mars conjunct Chiron is your 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 foraction and spirit coming together with a strong drive to make a difference, and leave something behind for those who will follow.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 weskipped 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.
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 grandwater 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?
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.
The portal has been opened. Chiron has given you the key. Step in. Today can be the day that everything changes.
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.
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.
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:
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
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.