This week, the Sun tours the end of Sagittarius, squaring Chiron and trining Uranus Wednesday/Thursday. The Sun has been doing this in the same signs, within a degree of each other, for several years. For six years they have fallen between Thanksgiving and now, progressively later into the holiday season each year.
Think of it, the same signs, the same aspects. We’re getting trained up over the holidays. We feel discomfort in our routine at the same time we have the ability to upgrade with ease. It comes at a time we naturally seek freedom. And this is the last year of this run.
Next year it happens at Christmas week, in different signs and not so close together. The Sun and Uranus in earth will facilitate new traditions with Chiron in square a bit before, in fire, agitating for action.
So this week as we approach the change of seasons, as the Sun moves to Capricorn on Friday, we wind up a years long run of slow growth and trial by fire – poked by a watery-sodden stick to improve our way of dealing with recurring themes. Are we going to grow this year so we can move on to new stuff when the holidays roll around next year? We will have a completely different setting next year. So appreciate what’s happening now, and notice how you’ve grown.
Someday you’ll have nostalgia for this year. Keep that uppermost in your thoughts.
It can also be used to light a fire under yourself to notice where it jangles and go ahead and take the expansion that’s being offered. It won’t always be so easy to grow. Take advantage now.
Where do you look if you’re not sure? The things that always yank your chain at the holidays… find another way where you don’t make those events and people a priority. Some of it will fall away naturally this year. Some you’ll work out as you go. When it goes, don’t follow!
It helps that Mercury in Sagittarius conjoins Jupiter (Sadge ruler), and Venus in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces. They echo that fire-water signature still in effect this year with Sun-Chiron, Sun-Uranus.
Mercury-Jupiter inflates our capacity to understand a bigger circle of meaning. We don’t have to be so tied down to yesterday’s (forever ago’s) details. They can be expanded upon for a better story. Tell yourself a better story!
Venus trine Neptune helps us yearn for a better way, a way that incorporates both what we as smarmy little creatures want, AND the desires of our better nature, our higher nature. What do you long for? You’ll sense it keenly this week.
We already have a sense of shared, desired nostalgia. Lean into that and enjoy it. It will never be this time again.
Monday the Aries Moon trines the Sun then squares Pluto. There’s a feeling of coming along, but also a push to get rid of what drags us out of a strong move forward.
Tuesday, the Taurus Moon trines Saturn, then goes on to oppose Venus. It sextiles Neptune overnight, lighting up the building Venus-Neptune trine. It’s a sweet interlude if you take it slow and appreciate the way the day wants to go. Satisfaction is easy if you just keep doing what you know works and feels good. Easy, right? Your mileage will vary, but you can see how that can help steady the mood.
Wednesday, the Moon sextiles Chiron and quincunxes the Sun overnight. Chiron quincunxes the Sun as the Moon goes on to semi-sextile Uranus. Thursday, the Sun trines Uranus, all very tight together. Wednesday and Thursday we feel that challenge to up our holiday, FAMILY game.
Also Thursday, the Moon moves to Gemini and an opposition to Mercury and Jupiter. Expect news, BIG news. Big good or big bad? That’s relative and no one can say. Probably both. And don’t latch on too quickly to judge whether it’s good or bad.
If you’re the one delivering news, remember how it feels to get news and use that perspective in your delivery.
Friday the Gemini Moon hits the opposite point to the midpoint of the past-exact Venus-Saturn sextile. You should feel the aftershock of whatever Venus-Saturn happening took place over the weekend (likely good and lasting).
Friday morning, Venus trines Neptune exactly. Immediately after, Mercury conjoins Jupiter exactly. More news, divine news that promises something fated. Mercury and Jupiter are making their way into square to Neptune. The true impact of the details may be obscured somewhat, or change in time.
Five hours later, the Sun moves to Saturn-ruled Capricorn. The day comes back around to solid ground. It’s the turning point of the season, longest/shortest day/night, depending on your hemisphere. It does seem particularly auspicious.