What’s Going On?
The sun, mercury, mars and all the other planets (or luminaries) go through the 12 zodiac signs, from Aries to Pisces. Seeing where the planets are aligned helps us understand what energies are at play around us, what may affect us and to help us know when a good time or unfavourable time is for something. I will be going through where the planets are throughout the month, how to best use that energy and what to look out for so stay tuned!
If you want to know about the moon in different phases and signs, check out my weekly article also in Rabble Rouser.
For those more advanced, you can check what house the planet is transiting in your natal chart to see where in your life you can expect these energetic changes.
E.g. Mars in Scorpio at 22° (you can look online to find the degree), look for Scorpio in your natal chart and the house that 22° Scorpio lands in, that’s where in your life you can expect to be affected the most.
End of the Year! (December 13th Onward)
Starting on Friday the 13th, we have the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius. It’s a great time to travel, be adventurous and study things that broaden your mind (like philosophy for example). Use this energy to see “the big picture” when making long-term goals and projects, as well as when doing self reflection or meditation. Be careful not to rush anything with this fast moving energy and remember to balance between earthy energy (like Capricorn) to make sure things are in order before moving forward.
We currently have Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This is the time to be practical, organized and grounded in love and money matters, travelling, legal matters and general responsibilities. If you are starting a new relationship, make sure not to rush things and that you are on a good foundation if you plan on this lasting. Careful of overspending or indulging in things too much. To attract abundance during this time, it will be beneficial to be ambitious and determined. Due to Saturn and Pluto being in Capricorn, this is a good time to move ahead in your career if you are patient and work hard. If you are looking for a long-lasting, stable change then I advise you not to take the easiest way or to be deceiving because Saturn rules karma, responsibility, life lessons (etc.) and Pluto rules power, transformation, debt (etc.) – things will likely fall apart. Be down-to-earth in any rewards you receive currently as well.
Moving onto Mars in Scorpio, use this time to start a resolution or project you’ve been putting off, and make sure things are organized before taking action as Mars energy can be impatient. This is a good time to do deep research, or deep inner work. Make sure you aren’t too aggressive if you get mad easily, and to put that energy into something constructive.
On December 19th, Venus will enter Aquarius. Take time to appreciate beauty in the different or “weird” things. Be social, hang out with friends and make connections. This is a good time to think outside the box and to show off your originality! Also, you may make decisions that surprise you that causes unexpected change in your financials and/or love life but don’t worry because these changes (if any) are to help you get out of old habits that need to be adjusted.
On the evening of the 21st, the Sun will enter Capricorn, and makes it a great time to be grounded, organized, ambitious and hard working.
December 28th at 9pm PST, Mercury will also enter Capricorn. Use this energy to be logical in your thinking and to be realistic. This is a good time for planning and making goals (especially status and career related goals).
Outer Planets & Retrogrades
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are the outer planets used in astrology and move a lot slower, making them stay in a zodiac sign longer than the personal planets. The signs they are in now will last a while. To see how to best use the outer planets’ energy, read on!
I have already mentioned Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. These will not change signs until March 2020 at the earliest (and Jupiter just changed signs on December 2nd).
Next is Retrograding Uranus in Taurus, and this is not the time for being stubborn or stuck in old ways! Uranus brings innovative, unique energy into our lives for growth and change to help us evolve and expand our minds. Whether it’s a physical change or on a soul-level, expect transformations and needed wake-up calls. Review, reflect and release old beliefs and perspectives that no longer serve you. Being flexible and open to change during this time is the best for things to go smoothly in your life. Uranus will be going direct on January 10th of 2020.
With Neptune in Pisces, be careful of excessive behaviour or overindulging, and of being unrealistic in your ambitions. Those prone to unhealthy escapism should be especially careful during this time as Neptune rules drugs and alcohol. On another note, intuition will be heightened and it’s a great time to be creative and paint or to do some divination. Since Neptune went direct at the end of November, we are prone to being dreamier and more impressionable or disillusioned if not careful and focused.
Make sure to follow your intuition and trust your gut if something feels off.
Hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for next month!