There will be a HUGE shift in the energy this week as we move away from the influence of yesterday’s powerful, ultra-Sagittarius New Moon! Not only will Saturn be moving into Capricorn, beginning a brand new, 2.5-year transit through its home sign, but this will be happening on the Winter Solstice— the SAME DAY the Sun moves into the cold and hard-working sign of Capricorn! This Sun/Saturn conjunction, happening at the 0 degree of Capricorn, will occur just one day prior to Mercury stationing direct, which happens EXACTLY 24 hours after the exact point of the Winter Solstice! So… what does this all mean? Find out below in my forecast for your workweek ;)
Monday (12/18): The Moon will be Void-of-Course from 6:14am until 6:35am MST when it moves into the grounded and responsible sign of Capricorn.
Tuesday (12/19): No major planetary aspects. The Moon continues to highlight the stern and pragmatic energy of Capricorn, which really is the central theme of this week.
Wednesday (12/20): Saturn moves into Capricorn today beginning a brand new 2.5-year karmic cycle! Over the course of this transit, Saturn’s lessons begin to shift away from aligning ourselves with our integrity and putting in the slow-and-steady work toward our most expansive, long-term goals (Saturn in Sagittarius). From here on out, with Saturn in its home sign of Capricorn, the lessons are all about structure, boundaries, responsibility, and practicality. This is a time when old, worn-out structures must be cleared away and self-imposed limitations and restrictions that only serve to limit our growth will begin to decay. On the flip side, we must become much more stern with ourselves in terms of the responsibilities that do serve us, as Saturn in Capricorn requires discipline and inner authority for those who wish to come out of this transit feeling more empowered.
Robert Phoenix goes incredibly deep into this topic in his recent webinar on Saturn in Capricorn, and I highly recommend viewing the recording of this 3.5-hour in-depth course, as the information presented is absolutely essential for navigating this transit! Follow this link to purchase the webinar!
Follow this link for a general video forecast for Saturn in Capricorn for all 12 signs!
Venus in Sagittarius makes a harmonious trine to Uranus in Aries today, bringing exciting new developments, beneficial surprises, and greater freedom in our relationships! This energy is great for exploring new philosophies or spiritual topics in partnership, or for spicing up a romance with some light-hearted spontaneity! This is an excellent energy for brainstorming with a partner and expanding the mind through experience and adventure! This aspect also brings inspiration and unexpected (but positive) developments regarding finances and material pleasures. Overall this influence offers a pleasant, but stark contrast to the energy of both Saturn and the Sun moving into Capricorn!
Thursday (12/21): Happy Winter Solstice everyone! Today is the day that the Sun officially moves into Capricorn, and makes its big conjunction with Saturn! This is a MAJOR reset day, with big endings and even bigger new beginnings as we are completing both a Solar and Saturn cycle all at once in order to begin anew!
The Winter Solstice is equivalent to the “New Moon” of the Solar Cycle, associated with darkness, introspection, surrender, and seeding intentions for whatever it is we wish to nurture and grow over the coming year. This energy and tradition is carried out most obviously in modern times through the practice of contemplating creating “New Year’s Resolutions” on New Year’s Eve, which occurs less than two weeks after the day the Winter Solstice comes exact.
Saturn in astrology rules our elders, and it is no coincidence that the solar holiday that occurs with the Sun moving into the Saturn-ruled sign of Capricorn each year is associated with the “Crone” aspect of the triple goddess. This is a time when we reflect back on the wisdom accumulated through the time we’ve spent doing the deeper work and learning the harder lessons over the course of the last solar year. Ideally, this reflection allows us to learn from our mistakes, become appreciative of how far we’ve come, and plan a more effective strategy for the coming year.
With Saturn conjunct the Sun, this is a major illumination of Saturn’s upcoming lessons, which will very slowly and painstakingly play out over the course of the next 2.5 years. Pay close attention to what comes up for you at this time, as the themes and structures that are highlighted will give important clues about what lies ahead.
For a in-depth reading of your unique astrological influences for the coming year, follow this link to book a 2018 transit reading!
And as for Mercury stationing direct… we’ll get to that in our weekend “astrocast!” ;)
Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! ☺