For many, this week is dominated by the Christmas holiday. Since the last eclipse of the year hits on the 25th or 26th, the day holds lots of juice.
On Tuesday, the Capricorn Sun perfects its trine to Uranus. The expression of this holiday season is materially different from all the rest that have come before. It’s likely to our benefit. Consider how it plays out and whether or not to make it a lasting innovation. Is it pleasurable, solid, a new twist on tradition? It will be interesting to see if the improvements make the cut for the long term.
All week long, the Cap Sun moves into conjunction with Jupiter. Capricorn is solid, but Jupiter inflates. It also bodes well for infusing the old way of doing things with some new and far reaching celebration. Jupiter is fortunate and it amplifies the mode of the day. Show and tell everyone, with gravitas. It is also Mercury in Sagittarius’ sign ruler, so shout those glad tidings of great joy!
If the holiday sits well with you, it’s likely to sit VERY well. If not, it could seem quite lousy indeed. But one nice thing about this astro weather is it’s easier to jolly yourself out of a bad spot once you commit to doing so.
Monday, the Moon finishes up in Scorpio and moves to Sagittarius. The Sadge Moon trines Chiron and sextiles Venus. It also moves through a quick quincunx to Uranus. The mood has bounce. Let that bounce propel you through any rough patches. There’s so much delight possible; you wouldn’t want to miss out.
Tuesday, the Sagittarius Moon sextiles Libra Juno and squares Neptune. It lights up Juno’s quincunx to Neptune (exact Thursday) and moves toward conjunction with Mercury. As the Moon moves over Mercury, the Moon and Mercury semi-sextile Mars in Scorpio. SO, don’t chase a mirage at the expense of something you already have and value. Instead, use whatever sweet tickles you get to juice up the connections that you rely on to bring you pleasure. Appreciate the tickles! But if you chase a rainbow, you can fall in a ditch.
Caveat: Occasionally the ditch is exactly where you want to be, for good or ill.
Wednesday (Christmas), the Moon finishes up in Sagittarius and moves to Capricorn creating a solid, powerful stellium in the sign: Moon, Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. It also holds the south node, just past Jupiter.
The Sadge Moon cruises along on the pleasant bump of Jupiter rule and that popped sextile to Venus. It’s excellent for a quick breakfast and a joyful gift exchange.
The Moon in early Cap squares Chiron in Aries and trines Uranus in Taurus. That’s a big downshift from Sadge to Capricorn for the mood. Cap Moon square Chiron in cardinal signs might cause a knee-jerk rush to control. It’s going to feel far more comforting to gauge the mood of the collective and add to it with your own personal sparkle. I’m not saying conform: I’m saying add value in your own weird way. It will work! As a bonus, you may find a way to fit in without fitting in, one that serves you as a skill going forward. Acceptance without conformity is possible.
Late Wednesday or early Thursday (or further into Thursday, depending on your time zone) the Cap Moon conjoins the Sun, Jupiter, and the south node for the new moon eclipse. It’s possible to combine this year’s new traditions (trine to Uranus) with the old (Saturn ruled) in a phoenix-like (Saturn-Pluto) fount of good cheer (Jupiter conjunct). There’s change, but there’s also a chance to add the good of the old into the necessity of the new. We’re hoping for a story that goes on and on. Let the new philosophies reflect in and on that.
Thursday morning, the Capricorn Moon semi-sextiles Venus, as Libra Juno perfects its quincunx to Neptune. The mood is hopeful, solid but pleasant enough. The Juno-Neptune aspect is undercut by this mood, in a good way. “Don’t go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to,” TLC. The Moon then goes on to square Juno and sextile Neptune in the night. Appreciate the tickles just for being tickles and who knows, you might spark something higher going forward. Fantasy is nice for what it is.
Friday the Moon finishes up in Capricorn, conjoining Saturn and Pluto then moving through sextile to potent Mars in Scorpio. That’s a lot of earth, so take the opportunity to get your body moving. Power that massive will disturb the mood if you don’t work it out physically somehow. It’s a JUST DO IT day. In any way you want to take it: solid and straightforward, or powerful and sexy.
The solid yet dynamic new moon eclipse takes place at 4 degrees Capricorn. Where does that hit your chart? Elsa explains here: Effects By House.
If you’re interested in my take on the semi-sextile (mentioned above between Mars and Mercury) here’s something I wrote quite a while ago: Regarding The Semi-sextile.