Friday, 1 December 2017

DECEMBER 2017 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR HOROSCOPE


The very significant planetary shift this month is Saturn’s move into its own home sign of Capricorn on the 20th.

He has been in Sagittarius for two and a half years and from the 20th he will move through Capricorn for 2 and a half years.  He travels through each sign every approximately 29 years, for 2 and half years.

The sign he is in has great implications for our charts, especially if we have planets in our chart that are in Capricorn or in angular relationship to Capricorn. Saturn is a transpersonal planet linking the inner planets with the outer planets. He therefore symbolises how what is gong on in the world around us, trickles down and impacts us personally.

Saturn rules Capricorn so it is well placed in this sign to imply its very intrinsic character as a planet.

 It is a planet, especially in its home sign, which rules economic structures  (the economy) with great value on money and self-sufficiency; it can put too much emphasis on the material and forget the spiritual. It gives endurance to overcome difficulties and pride and reputation is important.  Status can become an end in itself. If well used however, honesty and integrity in power is underlined and if not ,   unscrupulous means can be used to gain or keep wealth and social power.. but which eventually brings a nemesis.

Saturn always tests for hubris and the resultant nemesis rather like Pluto, but more subtly.

The test lies in use of power and money..  Saturn brings out the best or worst of the sign it is in; for the greater good for all or for selfish, self-seeking, egotistical purposes. It tests the powers that be, to realise that we are merely stewards of power and money, but not the owners of it. It tests for selfishness or service.   Universal responsibility or self-serving.

 England is a Capricorn country according to the chart of 1066.  England has always seen itself as powerful and from colonial days it has felt to be a great influence in the world, and still sees itself as a force majeure.

Saturn in the sign of Capricorn will test the country to the limit to prove its ability to be self sufficient and effective as an economy, not least with the coming Brexit situation. Arrogance, presumption, self seeking, or pride and extreme nationalism, could however be its downfall, not least economically, especially with Pluto now also in Capricorn till 2025.

Capricorn rules conservatism with a small and capital C. and Saturn in that sign will test the resilience of a Conservative government to the limit. The political ideology of austerity (and nationalism/protectionism) will be pushed to the limit while the powerful and wealthy thrive. But that limit will be a suicidal precipice for all.  Power without responsibility/humility and fairness will always bring a steep price to pay. The demise of democracy may have to be endured before revolutionary change is a total necessity. 

Saturn in Capricorn is a particularly harsh karmic schoolteacher for nearly 3 years… but Pluto also is there till 2025, so this is a long, long haul. 

And then there is the power of technology … another planetary story.

Indeed globally we are all, with Pluto in Capricorn, facing, big time, the impact on the world and its environs of global greed and the power of the apparently only value system on offer… of the unthinking holy grail of economic growth. Globalised uber capitalism now reigns, with the tragic results, manifesting, apart from great inequalities, such as plastics etc being now ubiquitous in our seas, in our fish, killing creatures and in our drinking water, and not to mention the impact of climate change and all its fallout for our planet and us all. Saturn in Capricorn will now join power with Pluto in the hard lesson we are all to learn (lessons are cyclical)… this time with added global intensity and potential shock.

There is a sense of crisis within most people, if they are honest, re the state of the planet on many levels, and this will culminate in late 2019 / 2020 when Saturn conjuncts Pluto. A global change of direction will be a total necessity, not a choice, by then.

This month the first few days are rather rocky with Mars opposition Uranus.. This is quite unpredictable and the chances of unexpected upheavals politically and geo physically are strong then.

The Sun, Mercury and Venus are all conjuncting Saturn this month, so there are reality checks abundant, but also there is a sense of discipline and a serious approach to events than can be sobering but necessary.

The Moon is full on the 3rd at 11 degrees of Gemini and squares up to Neptune, suggesting some shocks and eruptions that have a smoke and mirror basis, are in the air. Not all is, as it seems.

The Moon is new on the 18th, at 26 degrees of Sagittarius (an important degree.. the galactic centre). A powerful day of insight with the birth of the new somehow, based on an ability to take a more objective overview of the planet.



ARIES

Mercury moves retrograde on the 3rd and remains as such until the 23rd.  For your sign, this means that there may be some delays or blocks or misunderstandings in long distance communications, or indeed in travel, but travel is flagged up for many of you. 

After the 1st, all of you, before the 25th, will find that love and happiness comes through higher study, learning, or indeed travel and long distance interests. 

Before the 9th, all born after April 13th may find that others are a little confrontational.  There is a definite feeling that they are no pushovers and it is important that you do not invite this response in others by being stubborn yourself.  War drums are slightly audible.

Before the 20th, Saturn will be, for those born after April 15th, demanding discipline, hard work and focus, which is ultimately very constructive.

However, if born at the very beginning of your sign, around March 21st/22nd, after the 20th, Saturn’s big move into Capricorn, which is very important this month, ( and where he will stay for two and a half years), will bring some feeling of negativity, restriction and challenge around professional issues.  This is short lived, but needs mature attention. 

Uranus is in his last phase of stirring up the lives of those born April 13th to 16th.  You are nearly at the end of a period that has lasted since summer 2016, which has created some turmoil, change, awakening, chaos and a need for freedom; and risk and adrenalin being part of the picture.  You have made a transition and you are just about to finalise it.

Finally, those born April 6th to 9th need to remember to use power wisely, without manipulation or coercion and to avoid those who would do the same.  Notably connected to career.  This is with you throughout next year as well, so take note.


TAURUS

Saturn’s move into Capricorn on the 20th, where he will stay for two and half years, is significant to your sign in the fact that he is supportive, strict, and promises constructive progress if mature and willing to do what is necessary.  Those targeted this month, after the 20th are born around April 21st/22nd

This month feels quite profound for many of you in terms of sharing deep feelings and dealings with finances.

However, after the 25th, for all born up to April 29th, happiness, love and favours come from long distance quarters and from your wisdom. 

Mars after the 9th, however, is bringing for all born up to May 5th, some confrontations with others.  Stubbornness will not help, nor will theirs.  Be prepared to give ground, but avoid people who are gratuitously challenging. 

Jupiter, now in Scorpio of course is good news for your sign, notably this month if born May 1st to 8th.  He will be making you extravagant, indulgent, happy, enjoying self and others, who are particularly enhancing of your life; and travel and people from other cultures are particularly beneficial for your relationships. 

Those born May 1st to 3rd are enjoying the blessings of the sensitivity of Neptune and communications are emotionally and intellectually balanced and your empathy, compassion and appreciation of nature, the arts and spirituality is still ongoing and growing.

Finally, those born May 7th to 10th are still benefiting from Pluto’s empowerments, which are transformation, belief in self-emanating from higher wisdom, study and long distance connections.  Confidence and self-regeneration is in the air.  This is rare.  Enjoy. 


GEMINI

Saturn’s move into Capricorn this month on the 20th, where he will stay for two and half years, is a relief for many of you because his presence in Sagittarius for the last two and half years has been a very maturing process that has not always been easy.  Hopefully you are now better for the process. 
Relationships are powerful in your life this month and in a positive way and indeed for all born after June 7th, communications with others will be paramount, but because Mercury your ruler goes retrograde on the 3rd till the 23rd, you must ensure during this period, clarity in communication and that communications are properly/correctly received, whether you to others or visa-versa.   

For all, before the 25th, there is a very great boost from Cupid and love and affection is all around and you give as much as you receive.

Before the 9th, if born after June 15th, energy creatively is strong.  Your passions are strong and romance is flagged up in a constructive and confident way. 

Uranus is still encouraging those born June 15th to 18th to be more aware of the world, more altruistic, more humanitarian and who wish to make change for self and others.   An enlightening period that has lasted for over a year is coming to an end and you are a better person for it.

However, if born around June 1st to 3rd, you are still experiencing a period of some confusion and the potential for over-idealism and potential deception from self or others is strong.  This is about to finish, so look forward to clearer times, but don’t underestimate the journey that you have been on, which has actually redeemed you to some extent, as you have watched and waited.
The Moon is full on the 3rd in your sign directly affecting those born around June 1st –4th. For this group, emotions are powerful and rather primeval, from within you or from others. Truths and tensions will out and potential endings are in the air.  There is a reaping of what has been sown.


CANCER

Big news this month is Saturn moves into Capricorn which is your opposite sign and will stay there for two and a half years, which means that you will all, to some extent  at some points over the coming period, experience some growing pains and learning curves that are necessary for your maturity; and which, handled well, are constructive. 

Those most affected this month, after the 20th, are born June 22nd/23rd.  This will bring some reality checks re relationships, or even blocks and you have to make decisions based on whether others are Karmic schoolteachers or actually who not helpful at all.  Delays however, are there for you to have space to re-think things. 

Uranus is about to come to an end of a period, which has lasted for about a year of some chaos in the lives of those born July 16th to 19th.  This has mostly affected your status and work direction which has been unstable and in which you have felt dissatisfied.  Change is nearly complete and the restlessness that you feel should calm.  You should be in a different place, either psychologically or literally but new.  The unpredictable however is nearly at an end.

Those greatly benefiting from Neptune still are those born July 2nd to 4th.  The creativity, spirituality, empathy and compassion you feel, particularly emanating from long distance issues is still with you for a short time.  Your emotions and your heart are more mature now, as well as more sensitive.

Finally, Pluto is still bringing tests to those born July 9th to 12th in his once every 248 challenge to your Sun.  There is a little way to go yet with this journey, but it is important that you absolutely recognise when other people are abusing power and don’t sink to their level and recognise bullies for what they are. 


LEO

Saturn moves out of Sagittarius where he has been for two and a half years and into Capricorn on the 20th, where he will stay for two and a half years and be less likely to impact your sign (although of course he may impact other planets and points other than your Sun of course) Whilst Saturn has been in Sagittarius he has taught you some important lessons in a stern way, but hopefully constructively and has encouraged you to work hard and be more mature.  

Mercury moving retrograde this month from the 3rd will however ask of many of you that you ensure that you communicate clearly to those that you love, not least offspring and that in any dealings to do with speculation, beware of misunderstandings, but delays are inevitable. 

After the 1st and before the 25th, Venus is, for all of you, giving an opportunity to really enjoy love life, offspring, fun, to live life to the full and to express creativity.

Before the 9th, if born after August 17th, you will also have confidence in speech and communications and to be assertive, constructively so. 

After the 9th if born up to August 7th there is definitely some impatience and irritation at home and with family.  Stubborn resistance is in the air and you yourself may be contributing heavily to the problem.  

Jupiter, now well established in Scorpio, is, for those born August 3rd to 10th, bringing some bonuses in your home and family situation and around real estate, but there is a potential element of self-indulgence, over-extension and over-expansion and some potential arrogance which needs watching.  Do not assume all is always going to fine. 

Those born August 16th to 20th, are still experiencing, although it’s nearly over now, a long period of a sense of opportunity to renew and regenerate and to look outside the box to see a bigger picture and to be true to your individuality. Awakenings will have come in the area of creativity, romance and possibly through children’s issues.


VIRGO

Saturn’s move into Capricorn on the 20th, where he will stay for two and a half years is very constructive in many respects for your sign.  He will force many of you to very grounded and pragmatic and disciplined around love life and offspring and also hard working and disciplined in creativity as well, which will pay off. 
The most affected this month, after the 20th, are those born August 23rd to 25th

Mercury, your ruler, is retrograde from the 3rd till the 23rd which will suggest that many of you need to check that your communications with family members in particular, are absolutely understood and clear, but blocks, restrictions and delays on plans, particularly domestically, may haunt you.  Re-thinks may be necessary.

After the 25th, for all born up to September 1st, there is a boost to the world of your heart.  Romance and affections flourish.  You are warm, people want to be with you and your artistic skills are underlined. 

After the 9th, for all born up to September 7th, you are assertive and determined in communications and constructive in your actions.  People listen.

Jupiter is very much favouring those born September 3rd to 10th this month.  He is bringing extra eloquence and wisdom to your being.  Good news and confidence is yours and  at the least a quiet contentment.  Travel too is well indicated.

Neptune is still opposing, in his long, protracted transit, the Suns of those born September 3rd to 5th.  This transit is over by next month.  There have been confusions and deceptions re others.  Your projections onto others and your idealisation of others are starting to diminish.  Empathy and compassion has been strong, but sometimes misplaced, but you are more psychic and more sensitive and more aware of the power of your heart now, which is no bad thing, but clarity will start to dawn, not least re others. 

Finally, Pluto has been really empowering and will impact, all next year, the consciousness and confidence of those born September 9th to 12th.  You know who you are and you know what you need to do to fulfil yourself, not least in creativity, romantic issues and to do with empowering your creativity.  Insight into self and life has been and continues to be regenerative.


LIBRA

Saturn’s move away from Sagittarius into Capricorn on the 20th will impact all of you at some point over the next two and a half years, but initially after the 20th, those most affected are born September 24th and 25th.  Issues to do with home, family, real estate may become a little demanding and reality checks are in the air.  Remember Saturn is a benevolent despot, but he also brings realities to your door that need dealing with. 

After the 3rd, when Mercury goes retrograde, you will all need to ensure that communications are absolutely clarified, but before the 25th, your ability to combine heart with mind in what you say and think will be enhancing of all your dealings with others. 

After the 25th, if born up to October 1st, have a care that you are not expecting too much of others or over-indulging yourself.

Uranus is finalising his long period of some chaos in relationships or unpredictability for those born October 16th to 19th. Stabilisation will come soon.  The changes and the unpredictable events that others have brought to your life have actually been liberating, even if you have resisted them. 

Finally, those born October 10th to 13th are still grappling, and will do for some months to come, with issues possibly to do with domestic relationships and change., courtesy of Pluto. You want liberation and empowerment.  Be just very conscious how you go about getting it.  There is a battle within as well as externally and you need to dig deep to find how you can calm this journey down, which can’t be denied, but must be controlled. 


SCORPIO

Saturn moves into Capricorn on the 20th, having been in Sagittarius for two and a half years and from Capricorn, where he will remain for a further two and a half years, he will impact you all during that period in a constructive way, but he will be emphasising duty, obligation and hard work.  Most affected this month is born October 24th/25th.  Your mind will become more stable, more grounded, more serious, as will your communications.

After the 25th, for all born up to November 1st, will be able to bring harmony to communications with love.

After the 9th, however, all born up to November 6th will find that Mars in your sign is bringing a forceful, determined, ambitious, competitive mood.  Just be careful that you do not ride roughshod over others.

Jupiter, of course now in your sign, is extremely positive this month for all born November 3rd to 10th.  Bonuses, luck, travel, advantage, protection, enjoyment are yours, not least financially. 

Neptune is also, for those born around November 4th, in his final fling, bringing love, empathy, compassion, caring and sensitivity to your door.  Not least connected to the arts and love life and also caring for those who are vulnerable in your care.

Finally, Pluto, your ruler, still in Capricorn, is currently and for all next year still bringing for those born November 9th to 12th insight, strength, power of communications and wisdom. He is bringing out the best in your sign. 


SAGITTARIUS

This is your month and in many ways you can all feel relieved that Saturn is finally leaving your sign on the 20th, where he has been for the last two and a half years, so some of the stress is off, although you will have grown enormously over that period, if you really reflect on the truth of your challenges.

Mercury goes retrograde on the 3rd till the 23rd in your sign, suggesting that for many of you it will be very important that your mind is as clear as possible and that you are aware that delays, hiccups and misinformation, misunderstandings are possible, more than usual. 

Before the 25th, Venus is your sign, for all of you however, will be accentuating your charisma, your charm, your love life, your friendships and your work in a very positive way.

Before the 9th, all born after December 16th, will be feeling very constructive, particularly in dealing with others and groups.  Your leadership skills are honed and your goals can be achieved. 

Before the 20th, however, those born in Sagittarius, after the 18th, are still experiencing the final hurrah of Saturn’s influence. Tiredness, restrictions, blocks, responsibilities and duties are on your shoulders.  Face facts, do what you have to, step up to the plate, but also recognise lessons.  After the 20th you can  start to say goodbye to this energy.

Uranus, however, is inspiring, for a final fling, those born December 16th to 19th.  You are coming to the end of about eighteen months of waking up to new possibilities, creatively and in love life and celebrating your uniqueness with confidence and belief. 

Those born December 3rd to 5th are finally coming to the end of around eighteen months of a sense of confusion, uncertainty, tiredness and an escapist feelings, but this will have served you well as this has allowed you to transition from one consciousness to another, to tune into your more spiritual self.
The new Moon is on the18th in your sign targeting those born around December18th. For this group new starts and innovations are likely. Positive seeds can be sown.


CAPRICORN

The big news is that Saturn, your ruling planet, is leaving Sagittarius and entering into your sign on the 20th, where he will be for two and a half years, therefore, his energy will impact you all at some point during this period. 

Initially, after the 20th, those affected are born around December 22nd/23rd and for this group, this month there will definitely be a feeling of a reality check and it is a significant one.  Having to be mature, step up to responsibilities and obligations and discipline and hard work is necessary and yours to face, but also it is important to look after your health and pace yourself.  Saturn is a Karmic schoolteacher and we have to learn and grow under his influence, which with courage we all do. 

After the 25th, all born up to December 30th however, have Venus directly affecting them, which will bring charm, grace, charisma and love into your life, both given and received. 

Before the 9th, however, all born after January 14th need to be careful about rather obstructive or difficult people in the work front and it is important that you are flexible and not stubborn or indeed impatient.  Egos can clash. 

However, after the 9th, if born up to January 5th, your capacity for leadership skills, for determination and for pursuing your goals is both constructive and successful and others can help you in cooperation.

Jupiter is on your side very much now if born January 1st to 8th.  He is bringing bonuses from significant others in your life.  Friends are helpful and travel is in the air.  Opportunities and wisdom and fulfilment of goals is very much a possibility in action or in the planning stage too.

Uranus is finalising his period of bringing a note of chaos to the doors of those born January 14th to 17th.  Uncertainty around home, real estate and family is coming to an end and your inner-restlessness will be assuaged.   

Neptune continues to finalise his mission to enlarge your heart and your spiritual sensitivity and your creative soul if born around January 2nd.  Your emotions have been freed.

Finally, Pluto in your sign is still, and you are used to this, directly impacting those born January 7th to 10th.  Intense experiences have been yours for some time.  Endings and new beginnings and empowerment and self-reinvention have been in the journey..  You have found your potential.  Use it wisely and remember that the only true friend of power is humility.  This transit only happens every 248 years.


AQUARIUS

Saturn’s move into Capricorn is a rather dumb note for your sign so it really is not of significance. 
However, before the 20th, those affected in a constructive way by Saturn are those born after February 15th.  For this group, obligations and duties to others, hard work, responsibility is strong, but coped with wisely and bring admiration and progress.

After the 3rd, and till the 23rd, Mercury moving retrograde does imply that communications with friends need to be clarified or you can end up in the wrong place, wrong time, and with wrong message. 

Before the 25th, there is much love and support from friends and you can give them what they need as well.

Before the 9th, if born after February 12th, travel is in the ether and study is constructive and determined and your goals are easily achieved.

After the 9th, if born up to February 3rd, there is a possibility of being at loggerheads with someone in your work and avoid impatience, intransigence and irritation, as others will be quick to give back the same.

Jupiter is bringing for all born January 30th to February 6th potential for a little bit of over-confidence or over-indulgence and possibly a little bit of perceived arrogance.  Don’t over reach.  Enjoy but have a little moderation. 

Your ruler, Uranus is finalising his journey of enhancing of your being, if born February 12th to 15th.  He is just bringing your natural intuition to its height.  Your insight, your wisdom and your lateral thinking is at its best and awakens many.


PISCES

Saturn’s move into Capricorn on the 20th will serve you all constructively at some point during the next two and a half years.  Meanwhile those born after March 17th will this month, before the 20th, feel the last squeeze of Saturn as he brings a few blocks or restrictions or reality check, particularly connected to work and career.  Look after your health.  Pace yourself.  Don’t lose confidence.  Step up to the plate and face facts. 

After the 20th, those born around February 20th will be feeling the beneficial side of Saturn as he brings maturity, discipline and progress to your door through constructive hard work and loyalty and duty.

Mercury moving retrograde on the 3rd will be a warning to all to be very clear in your communications, both given and received, in your career context and with authority figures. 

Before the 25th, all of you need to be cautious about over-use of charm in order to get your way at work. 

After the 25th, if born up to February 27th, social live and friendships radiate affection, love and satisfaction and your goals are achieved. 

After the 9th, Mars in Scorpio is bringing courage, determination and constructive wisdom to all born up to March 5th, when travel has got a very positive feel about it, as has study and academic issues.

Jupiter is very much smiling on those born March 1st to 8th.  Again, travel and academic issues and increase in wisdom is absolutely brimming.  Confidence and joy is yours.

Neptune, your ruler, is finalising his long visitation to the Suns so powerfully of those born March 1st to 3rd and this long journey has brought an intense dose of your Pisces nature and that has been hopefully positive, but there has been a danger( and continues to be for a few weeks )of escapism or hyper-sensitivity or self-deception; but positively, it will have brought extra psychic powers, spiritual understanding, creativity to the nth degree and true connection with your heart and nature and others. 

Finally, Pluto continues to really empower the consciousness and the intellect of those born March 7th to 10th.  This power has enabled you to heal and help and transform and regenerate not only yourself, but also others, particularly if working in concert for the greater good.  Insight, wisdom and a sense of destiny have been yours and will continue as such until the end of 2018. 






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