Mosaic Artist Wendy Nelson – Frozen Waterfall
This is an astrologically eventful week, jam-packed with major shifts on every level, including the arrival of the sacred and pivotal Winter Solstice.
Saturday, Venus and Pluto align exactly in Capricorn with Uranus opposing both planets as it prepares to station direct in the forceful sign of Aries. Saturn has entered the final critical degree of Scorpio, ending (almost) a two and a half year period of discovery, painful loss and necessary transformation. At this time, the Moon enters its balsamic phase, softening while infusing a vague, dreamy, emotional haze over everything.
Freedom urges conflict with the need to be conservative, cautious, and patient – to delay gratification, especially where finances and professionalism are concerned. Rebellious urges encourage risk-taking, and a “buy now pay later” approach. Power struggles within relationships could take a dangerous turn.
But there is also the possibility that Venus will soften hardened resistance and that Uranus will recognize the opportunity to step in and move things in a new direction.
Uranus changes into direct motion on Sunday after five months in retrograde motion. This gives more impetus to our rebellious and eccentric urges. Re-awakened is the need to express ourselves independently, uniquely, and forcefully. Big breaks from conventional ways of being are more likely, giving us new freedom and, again, the potential for a giant step toward something new and more progressive.
The New Moon in Capricorn occurs on Sunday as well. It’s time to nurture our dreams in a more realistic way. The new Moon’s ruler, Saturn, is on the cusp of shifting from the emotional sign of Scorpio into fiery Sagittarius. Packing up, leaving behind, and preparing to move into new emotional territory, ready or not, is a theme.
The Sun’s move into Capricorn on Sunday, signifying the arrival of the Winter Solstice, is a time when energy stands still for a moment while a change in direction occurs. There is a rebirth of hope in the northern hemisphere as the days get longer, the Sun shines brighter, and things begin to warm. In the Southern hemisphere there is a gradual shift into the dark fertile territory necessary for gestating something new.
Saturn enters Sagittarius next Tuesday after spending over two and a half years in the sign of Scorpio. Saturn will progress through Sagittarius until June 2015, when it dips back into the last degrees of Scorpio through September of 2015. At that time it re-enters Sagittarius for the duration.
This changes the nature of our challenges and opportunities. If you’re interested in how things will change more specifically for you, I will be writing individualized reports describing, in detail, your new terrain. I anticipate the turn around time to be about two weeks. Reports will be delivered to your in-box. The cost is 65.00. E-mail me with requests if you have an interest.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!
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