Venus in Aquarius — Dec 7, 2016 – Jan 3, 2016

Venus enters Aquarius on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:51 UT (9:51 am EST). Aquarius is the natural ruler of astrology’s 11 house — the area associated with friendships, group involvements and humanity in general.

If you were born with Venus in Aquarius, you probably consider yourself a bit of a rebel when it comes to love. You enjoy your independence and like to maintain a large circle of friends from all walks of life. You’re drawn to intelligent, independent and open-minded partners who test the boundaries of conventional mores.

You may be a bit eccentric, especially regarding matters of the heart. You see yourself as impervious to social expectations and may like to shock others with your relationship choices.

Aquarius is co-ruled by Saturn (traditional ruler) and Uranus (modern ruler). As such, there are some Venus in Aquarius individuals who are more “Saturnine” — conservative and traditional. A lot depends on the aspects Venus makes and the relative strengths of both Saturn and Uranus in the natal chart.

For the most part though, Venus in Aquarius people are more Uranian in nature. They tend to live in their heads rather than in their bodies (or their hearts) and can seem emotionally disconnected.

December 2016 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Magician

ARIES: The Magician

With Mars (your ruler) and Uranus in mutual reception now, it’s going to be a high energy month for you, with just as much potential for things to go haywire as there is for magic to transpire.

The Magician card — this version from Nora Huszka’s Gypsy Palace Tarot — encourages us to make the best use of all of the resources at our disposal. Especially during stressful times. The Magician — like the Fool — already has everything he needs. But unlike the Fool, he’s consciously aware of it.

Sometimes it’s about learning to harness those energies and sometimes it’s about keeping them afloat. And sometimes it boils down to a precarious balancing act.

Notice the black cat exiting the stage on the right. He’s left his paw prints all the way down the wall and across the backdrop. He’s traipsed all over the stage yet doesn’t seem to have distracted the Magician at all. That’s the kind of composure you wan to cultivate during this time.

While Mars and Uranus bring in unexpected opportunities, there’s also a Jupiter / Uranus opposition to contend with. This can be a volatile aspect that can wreak havoc on your relationships.

There are two ways to handle oppositions. The first one has to do with “owning” one side of the opposition and projecting the other one outwardly, onto another person or an event. The other is to see it as an opportunity to balance and integrate those opposing forces.

The first option often results in crisis (when it comes to Jupiter and Uranus, it doesn’t matter which one you’re owning and which one you’re projecting — it’s not going to be a picnic). And the other has the potential to create “magic” (especially when it comes to Jupiter and Uranus).

Your goal therefore should be head off conflict by working on balancing the “oppositions” in your own life. You may not be able to avoid confrontational people, but how you respond to them is entirely in your hands.That ability to harness your inner conflicts will ultimately provide you with the tools that can help you to handle the outer ones.

December 2016 Monthly Horoscopes by Chrisalis

December Horoscopes

Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Here are highlights for the month ahead.

Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:

New Moon: The New Moon occurs on Dec 29 at 7° Capricorn 59″.

Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon occurs on Dec 14 at 22° Gemini 25″.

Retrogrades: Chiron turns direct on Dec 1, Mercury turns retrograde Dec 19, Uranus turns direct on Dec 29.

Ingresses: Mercury enters Capricorn Dec 2, Venus enters Aquarius Dec 7,  Mars enters Pisces Dec 19, the Sun enters Capricorn Dec 21.

Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:

Weekly Astro Forecast — Dec 4, 2016 – Dec 10, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Dec 4, 2016 – Dec 10, 2016:

We start this week on Sunday with a Moon in Aquarius which semi-sextiles Mercury in the early morning hours and then later in the day squares Neptune. The Aquarius Moon is about being innovative and thinking outside the box. You may encounter some very opinionated people during this time, or you may find yourself getting a little more rigid about your own progressive ideas.

Weekly Astro Forecast — Nov 27, 2016 – Dec 3, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 27, 2016 – Dec 3, 2016:

This week starts with all of the personal planets visible in the night sky and a beautiful crescent (Balsamic) Moon visible in the early morning hours. Sunday’s Moon in Scorpio is debilitated, but trine to Neptune — which is at home in its own sign. The Moon / Neptune trine reinforces the effects of the more reflective and visionary Balsamic Moon. It’s a time for contemplation and introspection, especially in the early morning hours.