Dec 31 2021
Well, here we are in a new year and new astrological cycle. People always ask, “when will things get better?” My interpretation of the cosmic vibe says that the first two and a half months are a bit rocky but by the end of March the energy gets more stable and concerned with a course correction. All the planets are fairly close together now and well into July, occupying 6 signs of the zodiac and hemmed in between the nodes so it’s a time of intensity, focused energy and some tunnel vision. However, it is still energy that can be put to good use if you use the highest intentions for good.
We begin the year with a new Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd, which skews the energy towards that feminine, cardinal, earthy energy with four planets occupying that sign. Capricorn is a care taking sign so it would be wise to use this energy to take stock of what you have and what you want to grow and preserve in the new year.
Venus will be retrograde in Capricorn until the 29th when she goes direct at 11 degrees. She is separating from the recent conjunction with Pluto so there should be less drama in relationship matters, which is always welcome.
Mercury enters into forward thinking Aquarius on the 2nd but then goes retrograde on the 14th and moves back into Capricorn on Jan 27th. He goes direct at 24 degrees of Capricorn in early February, which is close to Pluto’s position of 26 degrees so late January and early February may have global tension or threatening situations happening in the world.
Dec 30 2021
Aries: King of Pentacles
This month, with five planets (and the New Moon) in your 10th house, you’ll be focusing on career and your plans for the future. You might be thinking about starting a business, feathering your nest, or looking for ways to establish security for you and your loved ones.
This is the King of Pentacles from the Gypsy Palace Tarot. He’s a robust and colorful King. He’s clothed in the finest royal attire. He’s vibrant, spirited and energetic: you can see that he’s got places to go. Yet he’s also very open and generous. There’s not an ounce of stinginess or pettiness about this King.
The phrase “if you want something done you may as well do it yourself” speaks directly to you, but may not always be in your best interests. If you struggle with trusting that things will get done without your input, keep in mind that giving up control and allowing others to show you what they’re made of can benefit you more in the end.
This may be someone coming into your life and if so, know that he or she is there to teach you those qualities. But if, on the other hand, you’ve been focusing too much on what you lack or what’s been missing in your life, it’s time to rethink the messages that you’re sending out to the Universe.
Remember the universal laws attraction: they’re as present as ever in this card. You ‘ll need to shift your energies to those of prosperity-consciousness and gratitude in order to fully appreciate the blessings of this King.
Dec 01 2021
The month begins with Neptune going into direct motion at 20 degrees of Pisces on December 1 after being in its apparent retrograde motion since late June of this year.
This planet’s effect can be subtle as it takes so long to move through a sign. One can be totally unaware of anything going on but it is associated with the sign of Pisces and is involved with inspiration, delusions, mystical states, spiritual and religious fervor, new cultural concepts and medical discoveries so that gives a clue to the areas of life under its domain.
If one has Neptune aspecting a planet in your natal chart, one can feel like a stranger in a strange land during the transit, very detached or appear confused in fact. Neptune was last in the sign of Pisces from 1847-1861.
Next up, we have a Solar eclipse in the early morning hours of December 4 at 12 degrees of Sagittarius. Mercury is also very close to the eclipse degree so the mind is very much involved with this eclipse as the Moon rules the unconscious and emotional mind and Mercury rules the conscious intellectual mind.
This eclipse energy can help one become aware of negative unconscious patterns that are running things under the surface, a “face your demons” kind of energy. Much understanding and wisdom can be gained if you embrace those unconscious patterns and heal those wounds.