New Horoscopes for the Week of Dec. 13th – 19th *


I will use the New Sagittarius Moon chart to write horoscopes this week. A complete general interpretation will be posted later this week.

Saturn has arrived at 29 degrees of Sagittarius. It’s the end of a long trek through the sign of Sagittarius that began in December of 2014.

Saturn in Sagittarius has challenged us to stay focused on a meaningful goal despite an overwhelming infusion of disheartening information, dangerous distractions, intolerance, and a cherished future vision that felt like it might be slipping away.

Sagittarius is expansive and Saturn is restrictive. How to expand and create space for something hopeful and personally meaningful under restrictive conditions has been an ongoing theme.

The nature of the world you create in your mind was central to the evolving challenge. Sagittarius under the control of Saturn has required a more consistent effort to rebound from continual onslaughts of bad news and dark possibilities. Maintaining a healthy, hopeful mindset was the goal.

The nature of your work may have become an issue if it’s no longer meaningful or offers little opportunity for personal growth and expansion.

How well have you handled these challenges? What has your life become since Dec. of 2014? Have you been able to maintain a healthy mindset? Have you become flexible enough to navigate through mounting restrictions without losing site of your goal or abandoning hope?

For most of us the results are a mixed bag.

For the next four days it’s time to reflect over the past two years, to resolve what has yet to be resolved, to celebrate the victories, mourn the defeats, and prepare to move on as the cosmos designs a different kind of challenge.

Capricorn is about to dominate the new cosmic “lesson plan.” Saturn feels very comfortable in the sign of Capricorn. It’s his home base. Challenges become more straight-forward. There is no mixing and matching. It’s pure, unadulterated, non-sugar-coated, reality we’re about face – along with all the tools and opportunities we need to become highly successful – however we define success.

Saturn in Capricorn is the ultimate enforcer. Take responsibility for yourself and your influence on the world and things work out very well. Evade and avoid and the hammer will come down hard on you. Saturn in Capricorn is the strictest task master. He doesn’t mess around. He’s not big on showing mercy. He won’t let you slide. My advice is don’t even try.

Take a good look at the new landscape that’s about to be unveiled. Find the entry point where focus, self-discipline, and hard work seem to hold some promise – and dig in. (I’ll try to identify that more specifically in your solar horoscope for this week).

Don’t waste time on wishful thinking or imagining what your facing is fleeting and will take care of itself. You may have perfected that “skill” during Saturn’s trek through Sagittarius. The requirements going forward will be more earthy and grounded.

Have a great week and thanks for reading.

Holly RePenn
RN., MS., NMH., RYT., C.A.P.
Professional Astrology
31631 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA.

ARIES (March 21-April 21)
Over the past two years you’ve undergone intense preparation for the kind of success that appears to be right around the corner for you. The ability to change and expand your beliefs about sex, power, betrayal, abuse, and manipulation have been pivotal. Traveling, exposing yourself to foreign cultures, foreign ideas, and making the required adjustments may prove to be very valuable as you strive for the ultimate achievement. Higher education may have played an integral role as well. Taking on full authority over the direction of your own life, as well as setting yourself up in a position of authority within the public realm, is now possible. The challenge may be knowing when you have enough preparation to put yourself out there unapologetically, knowing full well that you are who you say you are – a leader in every respect. Four days from now would be my guess. Expect to have to work hard. But it seems you may be prepared for that as well. Black Moon Lilith resides in Capricorn in your 10th house of success. The only caution I have is to make sure you don’t get sidetracked by a fear of neglect or lack of acknowledgement.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
You may be at the end of a two year process that turned you inside out, challenged your beliefs, destroyed and/or rebuilt relationships, betrayed you, demanded your recovery, abused, manipulated, and tested your strength in every possible way. You’re not the same person you were two years ago. Others may be struggling to adjust and keep up. You’re most likely the Phoenix who’s risen from the ashes and now wonders what’s in store for the future. The future may initially look overwhelming. But like most worthwhile things, it will simply take consistent effort and hard work to manifest. The future holds great success for you in all the ways that are most meaningful to you. If you feel you must sacrifice your sense of integrity to get the future you want, that a serious miscalculations. What’s most needed now is a refusal to settle for something not good enough. It seems you must be willing to endure fear and uncertainty as you wait for the right opportunity, the right relationship, the right timing, and the right circumstances. You deserve a future worthy of the you you’ve become.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Gemini is coming to the end of the road within the realm of relationships. It is likely you have learned more in the past two years about yourself – cooperating, compromising, creative problem solving, mutual support, and the power of love than in all your years previously combined. You have been tested and retested from every possible angle. If you’re still standing in a relationship that seems to have deepened and stabilized congratulations. The realm you enter next is one of solidification – solidifying and reinforcing what you have worked hard for. Often this entails financial cooperation and building wealth. But it also involves reinforcing trust, taking more risk within the sexual intimacy realm, telling the truth, supporting each other in transforming old psychological conditioning, and working hard to create and maintain the balance of power. The 8th house is the realm of experience that transforms something into something stronger. It’s the Scorpio house – the house signified by life and death, recovery, pushing the limits, and being ever-mindful of what’s at stake.

CANCER (June 21-July 21)
The new Moon falls in your 6th house of how you manage your work life and more broadly your responsibilities. Something about the need to share responsibility, particularly within the realm of personal relationships seems mandatory. Relationships are about to get really real. The wishful thinking “fun as the basis of your relationship” idea may no longer be a luxury you can afford. It’s time for both parties to pull their weight. It’s time for you to tell the truth about what you are and aren’t willing to do and what is sustainable for you. What may need to be addressed is some previous sexual encounter or love affair that needs to “grow up” or end. It may be time to think ahead and to be brutally honest about what is and what isn’t working – or what is or isn’t sustainable. Wishful thinking that once worked well may be a luxury you can no longer afford. The uplifting possibility is that acting with integrity and refusing to backdown from your fair share of some heavier responsibility – or allowing another to slide by – may be the exact right medicine at the exact right time.

LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
It may be time to let go of an old way of life. A relationship in its current form may have outlived its usefulness to one or both partners. It’s time to let it go so that something more enlightened and less confined can replace it. Your work may be the vehicle by which you move your life forward. A separation from a pattern of restriction may be required. In fact you may feel some old restriction already beginning to dissipate. Leo feels the pull backward into a complicated, manipulative, maybe abusive, early environment, making it difficult to imagine a future that is freer and happier. You have something to prove with the way you manage your work life and ultimately your success. Maybe in the past you haven’t taken “human or health factors” into consideration. Maybe something self-punishing felt right. But now something healthier, more realistic, and sustainable needs to be set in place. Ultimately it’s your Leo charisma, determination, ability to find creative solutions, and to make the workplace fun for everyone – including you – that fuels your success.

VIRGO (August 21-Sep 21)
This is a pivotal turning point for you. Will you go forward or backward – stick with what you know or venture into the more satisfying unknown. You have the ability to be of service in a very unusual (brilliant, enlightened) way. You know how to fix things, to make things easier for others, to do the job right, to live up to impossibly high standards, and to sacrifice yourself for the sake of others. Now it’s time to take those skills and funnel them through a more artistic/healing lens. Your “road less traveled” – but infinitely more satisfying – is one of beautification, design, uninhibited self-expression, refined sensibility, and creating a healing kind of beauty. It’s not enough to just accept being of service in any capacity. It’s time to hone in on your true talent. It would be easier not to. The past may need to be left behind as you make room for something concrete and foundational to your success. It may all be very complicated. But as you acknowledge the truth, not doing what you were born to do will not appear as a viable option.

LIBRA (September 21-October 21)
An important learning phase is drawing to a close for Libra. Telling the truth, communicating in a straight-forward, honest way about money, power, sex, and abuse may be bearing fruit. Certainly that seems to be the case on the world stage. Your life may reflect, in some very personal way, the triumph of courage over fear, truth over lies, and a return of the power your gave away or had stolen from you. As Saturn prepares to enter the sign of Capricorn you will be challenged to deal with past relationships (home, family ancestral roots) in very practical, realistic ways. As a general rule Libra and Capricorn don’t get along well. Libra tends to over compromise while Capricorn stands her ground. Libra wants to make things nice and peaceful. Capricorn wants to win. Going forward you will be challenged to try on the “Capricorn” way of being. It may feel foreign to stand your ground as conflict is generated. But you may feel like winning is not optional no matter how ugly it gets. Capricorn teaches that integrity cannot be sacrificed at the alter of peace and “can’t we just all get along.” You’re on the verge of creating a foundation for unprecedented personal success.

SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
Scorpio may be enjoying some new clarity that has made things easier and harder at the same time. Still it’s good to have your power back particularly as you approach the world and navigate your way through relationships. You may be approaching the end of a challenge to balancing power within the realm of financial or personal partnerships. You’re on the verge of having to take communication and what you communicate very seriously. The stakes are high. If you feel like wielding some tangled web with truths, half-truths, lies, and manipulations, make sure you do it in the form of art – writing, singing, speaking, acting, etc. If you engage innocent people – stringing them along because there is some sense of security, satisfaction, or power to be gained – the consequences could be severe. If your work involves communication you could be extraordinarily successful over the next two years. What you have to say is profoundly transformative and healing. But as always there’s a thrill to walking on the edge and making it personal. You’re entering a phase where you can’t afford not to be thoughtful and thoroughly trustworthy with words.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 21)
It’s about time to “put your money where your mouth is,” but you may feel in the dark and somewhat uneasy about what the future has in store for you. Feeling your way through the dark may enter more prominently into the current picture than you’d like. You may sense that whatever lurks behind the scenes has the potential to destroy you – but it actually has the potential to empower you. There is a strong statement for Sagittarius this week about going back in order to go forward. This is a problem for Sagittarius. Scorpio rules your 12th house of the subconscious mind. Most likely you’re inflexible and determined to keep past secrets out of sight and out of mind so you can continue to confidently project yourself as independent, future-oriented, and optimistic. Keeping your private life private may be a good plan. But keeping painful secrets from yourself as you press forward undermines your efforts and diminishes your potential. Now is a good time to appease the ghosts – to listen to them, to allow old memories to seep into your conscious mind for final processing. That is your task for the next 11 months – but more urgently for the next month and a half. To refuse is to walk into the future with one hand tied behind your back.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
You’re at the end of the end of a 30 year cycle and not quite at the beginning of what comes next. But some place in mind and heart you know you’re more powerful than you were two years ago. No longer do you need to exert lots of energy trying to suppress the magnitude of your potential and expansive power. If all has gone well something has challenged you over the past two years (a social responsibility maybe) to integrate your ability to be an uplifting, deceptively shrewd, mysteriously charismatic, leader. You may have taken on bigger challenges, with lots of unknowns, and doubted on occasion you were really up to the task. You may have felt tired and burned out. But if you stayed determined and refused to quit, your reward is a renewed sense of faith in yourself, access to inner guidance, the ability to listen, and a highly developed “sixth sense” you can now rely on to achieve what you most want to achieve. Going forward success feels inevitable. Unlike most, life become easier for you as Saturn enters his home turf, bringing you back from the wilderness, into what feels most familiar and workable for you.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
In some manner of speaking, you have mastered your life. In terms of proving yourself to yourself, demonstrating your ability to survive and thrive in the world, accepting social responsibility, and operating at the highest levels of the promise that was presented to you 30 years ago, you’ve come as far as you can. The question (and concern) may be “what’s left that can continue to keep me interested?” The answer is plenty. But the work required going forward may not be the kind of work you feel most equipped to do. This work may require long periods of time alone, enhancing your ability to move into altered, expanded states of mind, trusting your instincts, cultivating access to inner teachers, ancestors, mysteries realms, listening for what you haven’t previously been able or willing to hear, and essentially developing skills to successfully navigate the invisible, magical, realms of life. You might become a “healing magician.” Investigative research may be your challenge. Nothing short of saving the world and becoming a saint could be your next goal. Like everything else you’ve mastered, you can do this, but the techniques are different and truly your own.
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PISCES (February 21-March 21)
In the deepest recesses of your mind and heart – the place where you live most of the time – there is some upheaval going on. Jupiter, your solar chart ruler, is challenging your old spiritual commitments and restricting beliefs, urging you to open your mind to something different. If I had to clarify I would say there is a rebellion going on beneath the surface of your life and its causing some anxiety. Something is in need of an update. But it may feel threatening because Scorpio is involved. He wants you to create an inner life that feels more alive and edgy and promising. You’re a spiritual leader. But you must be open to a continually evolving and expanding your inner life in order to stay relevant and inspired. There is something about what you project that might feel stale to you. This is an exciting time because interesting fellow travelers – those you may have condemned just a short time ago – cross your path and engage you. As always it’s challenging to let go of what you’ve outgrown. But that is the story of your life. You’ve done it many times before and you can do it now.


  1. Cheryl:

    Holly, how long will Saturn’s trek through Capricorn last? A couple of years?

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