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The Moon waxes through Aquarius today, smile ready for an evening conjunction with fun, quirky Venus in Aquarius, which does a nice job setting the stage for a social evening.
In addition to providing a quantum of conviviality, the evening also hosts Mercury’s entrance into Capricorn. While amongst the Goat’s stony hills, the Messenger slows down cogitations and conversations, and favors those who take the time to understand systems in their entirety before spouting opinions. Mercury in Capricorn prefers pragmatic designs to fanciful ruminations and exerts a consistent gravity on the thinking process. Mercury is thus in an excellent position to help us to map the recently eclipsed terrain we now traverse. Mercury will be in Capricorn until January 16th.
Moon in Aquarius, 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Conjunct Venus: Dec 28, 6:07 PM PST
Mercury Enters Capricorn: Dec 28, 8:54 PM PST
The Sun makes its annual conjunction with Jupiter today. This year, the two meet up somewhere in the stony, solstitial hills of Capricorn. From here we look down, not up. This is not a meeting to discuss the heights to which the human spirit can aspire, it is strategy session to plot a smart route through an unimpressive moment in human history.
Jupiter in Capricorn tends to reward a bottom-up, Maslow’s pyramid-style approach to success. As you build your life, make sure you’re not skimping on the foundation to buy an extra golden toilet. Jupiter’s time in Capricorn will be a big corrective for step-skippers and spiritual bypassers.
Moon in Capricorn -> Aquarius, 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Conjunct Pluto: Dec 27, 6:46 AM PST
Sun Conjunct Jupiter: Dec 27, 10:25 AM PST
Moon Sextile Mars: Dec 27, 1:04 PM PST
Moon Enters Aquarius: Dec 27, 9:22 PM PST
Moon Square Uranus: Dec 28, 2:36 AM PST
The daylight hours are relatively bereft of planetary action, giving us a chance to digest yesterday’s eclipse. Evening holds the Moon’s vaguely soothing sextile with Neptune, but the late night sees Luna conjunct heavy Saturn and Pluto, weighting the wee hours with ponderous thoughts.
Moon in Capricorn, 1st QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Sextile Neptune: Dec 26, 7:25 PM PST
Moon Conjunct Saturn: Dec 27, 4:11 AM PST
This Christmas day is host to an annular solar eclipse in Capricorn, which will be visible primarily in southern Asia, but felt globally.
This eclipse, which takes place astride the Dragon’s Tail, has as its theme the great gift of absence. The darkened circle of the Sun is in fact the Holy Grail of Marie Kondo. What the empty cup contains is a treasure to rival any glittering hoard— space. Without sufficient space, truths must contort themselves into cramped, mangled abbreviations. The same goes for loves, only doubly so.
The eclipse this evening sprinkles the seeds, but it will take much of the next month for them to flower into a bouquet of delightful absences.
Moon in Sagittarius -> Capricorn, Annular Solar EclipseSee Current Chart
Moon Enters Capricorn: Dec 25, 1:46 PM PST
Moon Trine Uranus: Dec 25, 6:47 PM PST
Solar Eclipse Dec 25, 9:16 PM PST
Moon Conjunct Jupiter: Dec 25, 11:33 PM PST
Small, practical revolutions occupy the mind today as the Sun in Capricorn perfects a trine with
Uranus in Taurus. There may, however, not be sufficient bandwidth to think through it all. The Moon is waned down, and a square with Neptune sprinkles distractions across the mid-day.
After sunset, the Moon slips inside the perimeter of tomorrow’s solar eclipse. Night has a strange depth, thick with darkness, but streaked with bright, momentary trains for thought.
Santa busies himself through the night, racing to plant an eclipse in everybody’s stocking, good, bad or true neutral.
Moon Enters Sagittarius, 4th QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Neptune: Dec 24, 12:56 PM PST
Sun Trine Uranus: Dec 24, 1:43 PM PST
Moon Conjunct Mercury: Dec 25, 3:21 AM PST