Some of you may be over the oh so dynamic, dramatic, and action-packed year that 2021 has brought us so far. If this is the case, you’d best brace yourselves, because the ‘best’ has been saved for last, for the most action-packed month, December 2021!
So far, the Saturn-Uranus square which has dominated throughout 2021, has had a rather prohibiting effect, unbalancing us within a state of limbo. You can read my blog for `The Astrology of 2021 One Way Or Another’ here – and watch your inbox for ‘The Astrology of 2022’ (coming soon).
Profound transformations have been happening throughout the background, but at an individual level, there has been a lot of stagnation, waiting, and not enough momentum.
December 2021 will start to shake things up and to ‘fix’ all of this. All the tension and blocked momentum that has been building up throughout 2021 will reach a point of climax and things WILL finally start to shift and move forward.
We have a record number of massive transits throughout December:
- A spiritual South Node Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
- The final Saturn-Uranus square in Aquarius-Taurus (Yes!)
- Jupiter leaves Aquarius for good and enters Pisces
… that’s 3 huge Hallelujahs!
And with a Venus-Pluto conjunction pretty much the entire month, things will get intense – really really intense.
Let’s take a look at the most important transits of the month:
December 4th, 2021 – New Moon And Solar Eclipse In Sagittarius
On December 4th, 2021 we have a powerful New Moon and Solar Eclipse at 12° Sagittarius.
This is a Solar Eclipse so it is connected with new beginnings, and also a South Node eclipse, connected with releasing old patterns from the past. As with most things in life, when one door closes, another door opens. If we want a different tomorrow, it’s really important we release those patterns that no longer serve us.
December 11th, 2021 – Venus Conjunct Pluto
On December 11th, 2021 Venus is conjunct Pluto at 25° Capricorn. This is just the beginning of a ‘beautiful friendship’.
Not only will Venus and Pluto be holding hands pretty much the whole month of December… but since Venus will be retrograding this month, we have a record of 3 exact Venus-Pluto conjunctions, the last one happening in March 2022.
Venus and Pluto conjunctions are really really intense, even when they last for only 3 days like they normally do.
We are now about to have a 3-month long conjunction. Venus is our feelings, our subjective experience of life – and that includes our values, likes and dislikes, the kinds of things and people we are attracted to. When Venus is conjunct Pluto, some dark Venus truths come to light.
Some uncomfortable, unprocessed feelings ask for release. Pluto demands to get real about what we want – and there’s always something brutal about Pluto’s revelations, no matter how much shadow work we have done in the past, or how spiritually enlightened (we think) we are.
We may think that we know what we want – “I’m just true to my feelings” – but Pluto comes to show us that we don’t.
What we really really want, what we value, the source, the underlying reason for everything, is something so primal, so rooted in our identity, that it is directing our life in a way that leaves us powerless – until we become aware of the dynamic.
Pay attention to any feelings, downloads that happen around this date, because they are really important – and are a major theme in your life for the next 3 months and beyond.
December 13th, 2021 – Mars Enters Sagittarius, Mercury Enters Capricorn
On December 13th, Mercury and Mars both change homes. Just when Mercury leaves Sagittarius and gets serious in Capricorn, Mars leaves Scorpio to have some fun in Sagittarius.
When the planet of the intellect (Mercury) is ahead of the planet of action (Mars) we think before we act. Mercury in Capricorn comes with the plan and the strategy, while Mars in Sagittarius will just do it.
December 15th, 2021 – Mars Conjunct South Node
Just as it enters the fun-loving sign of Sagittarius, Mars is greeted by a most unusual guest: the South Node of the Moon.
The South Node is our karma and gifts, our accumulated body of knowledge. When the South Node meets Mars, the South Node will share its code of conduct. “Yes, you can go to all these great places in Sagittarius, but don’t forget about everything that went wrong in the past”.
This will be a bit of an anticlimax for Mars, especially when he is in Sagittarius, because Mars doesn’t like to be told what to do.
But if Mars listens to the words of wisdom without taking things personally, he may find that knowing the ins-and-outs of the uncharted territory, doesn’t have to take away his freedom.
December 18th, 2021 – Full Moon In Gemini
On December 18th, 2021 we have a Full Moon at 27° Gemini. This lovely Full Moon forms an auspicious trine with Jupiter, culminating with the Gemini/Sagittarius/Jupiter in Aquarius themes we had in 2021.
December 19th, 2021 – Venus Goes Retrograde, Chiron Goes Direct
On December 19th, 2021 Venus goes retrograde at 26° Capricorn, while on the same day Chiron goes direct at 8° Aries.
There’s a lot to talk about this very powerful Venus retrograde (keep your eye out for a separate report we will publish closer to the date) but at this point let’s just note that Venus goes retrograde on the same day Chiron goes direct. Venus is also conjunct Pluto, so we have some very powerful energies in the mix.
A very powerful emotional revelation (Venus retrograde conjunct Pluto) will unveil a hidden wound, at the same time setting in motion the necessary healing process (Chiron direct). It’s like we’re ready for healing, ready for love, but not quite there yet. We must go to the Underworld first.
The great news is that Venus retrograde comes with great clarity. We now know what we need to do – it’s just a matter of embarking on the journey and staying true to ourselves no matter what Pluto has to reveal.
December 21st, 2021 – Sun Enters Capricorn
On December 21st, 2021 Sun enters Capricorn and we have the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.
0° of Cardinal signs give us a tremendous energy and sense of direction. We now feel we can move mountains. This is a great time to be clear about what it is that you want to achieve.
December 24th, 2021 – Saturn Square Uranus
On December 24th, 2021 we have a Christmas present: the last Saturn-Uranus square of the year. “Christmas present” is of course a bit ironic – it’s not that we get a Venus conjunct Jupiter type of present.
Saturn square Uranus is a collective transit, and it will likely come with collective shifts that will pretty much conclude the Saturn-Uranus square that influenced us throughout 2021.
It is not that something will suddenly happen (although with Uranus, it might) and then we will never hear about Saturn -Uranus again. Saturn and Uranus will still be in orb throughout 2022, but they will never meet again, so while in 2022 we will still be influenced by what this square has set in motion in 2021, the true outcome will become part of our reality now.
Whether the outcome will be a positive or a negative one (most likely a bit of both) it depends on how well we as the collective have integrated the lessons of the first 2 squares.
December 25th, 2021 – Venus Retrograde Conjunct Pluto
On December 25th, 2021 we get the 2nd installment of the Venus-Pluto conjunction, but this time, with Venus retrograde at 26° Capricorn. Again, this is a very intense transit that will trigger a rebirth of the heart.
Since this transit happens simultaneously with the Saturn-Uranus square at Christmas, we want to be mindful of what we say and do. It’s not that we want to run away from the powerful, liberating truth that these transits will most certainly bring, but we should remember that we always have a choice of ‘how’ we deal with what the planets offer us
December 28th, 2021 – Jupiter Enters Pisces
December is an intense month, no doubt about it. Jupiter’s ingress into Pisces is our saving grace and our most welcomed hallelujah, not only of this month, but for the months to come. You can read more about Jupiter in Pisces here.
December 29th-30th, 2021 – Mercury Conjunct Venus And Pluto
The year ends with a momentous revelation. Mercury, Venus and Pluto all meet at 25° Capricorn for a powerful moment of truth.
When our mind (Mercury) and our heart (Venus) meet the planet of power and transformation (Pluto), we can no longer say we don’t know what we want. Pluto will write it out on our foreheads, and the truth will be so liberating, that it will set in motion the true power of nature.
Make sure you don’t dismiss this powerful guidance, because 2022 will come with exciting opportunities that will help you to make anything possible.
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