December’s astrology is just as captivating and powerful as the astrology that opened the year. January’s Saturn Pluto conjunction brought with it some powerful events, which follow strongly the patterns of previous Saturn Pluto conjunction’s. Archetypal Astrologer Richard Tarnas describes the Saturn Pluto conjunctions as ‘Cycles of Crisis and Contraction’.
December brings us the tail end of the year as well as the ‘Great Conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn. More to come on this separately in a new post, however December’s Jupiter Saturn conjunction, begins both a new 20 and 200 year cycle at the same time. Add in Eclipse season and a solstice to the mix, its is a huge month.
December looks to round out the year with just as much dynamic and captivating astrology that has been a trademark of both 2020 and the new decade.
Below are some large brush stroke observations through the sun signs. Where possible read your rising sign over your sun sign, if known. Enjoy xx
ARIES / ARIES RISING
Jupiter and Saturn’s conjunction on the summer solstice establishes fresh connections within your community and social networks. Finally you can breathe a sigh of relief as Saturn finishes its stern assessment of your career and reputation sector. After three months of disruption Mars finally allows you to assert your intentions clearly.The full moon on 30th December focuses on family and home, helping to round out an incredibly challenging 2020.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the solstice offers opportunity and consolidates your career and reputation. Conjoining every 20 years it offers a fresh era of ambition and opportunity. The solar eclipse on 15thDecember potentially throws some shade or unknown factors around resources and debts; tread lightly around such topics at this time.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
The lunar eclipse occurring on the 30thof November is a signal of unseen things at play around your identity and relationships. Know not all the information is at hand during the first two weeks of December. This becomes more amplified on 15thDecember, with the Solar eclipse in your relationship sector. Eclipses are blind spots and can speed up situations. Expect the unexpected. Resolutions arrive with the full moon in Cancer on the 30th December, rounding out 2020 with clarity and comfort.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
Jupiter and Saturn meet in Aquarius on the solstice, freeing up all your relationships, making them lighter and less rigid and heavy, as Saturn leaves yours relationship sector. External sources of finances or other resources maybe offered from others. Mars finally frees up space for some real career advancements.
LEO / LEO RISING
The summer solstice delivers a once in 20-year conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn which highlights commitments and optimism around relationships. This is a new era. A solar eclipse on 15th December signals some blind spots around pleasures, creative pursuits, flirts or children. Mars now gains momentum after three months of introspection and reveals a more powerful and self-determined personal ideology.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
A lunar eclipse on 30th November highlights the shifting sands around your home base and career or external reputation. The solar eclipse of 15th December develops the role of home or family in context of your career. Eclipses can be blind spots or offer fast progress; be alert. The full moon on 30thDecember offers kindly help and comfort from your wider community and social networks. Mars progresses your self-determination around financial and material resources.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
December is a wonderful opportunity to engage with friends and loved ones. Mars gives energy and vitality helping such engagements. Personal creativity and your relationship with children will see optimism and solidarity created thanks Jupiter and Saturn’s conjunction on the summer solstice. This 20-year cycle is forging a new era and offers great opportunity around your creativity and children.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
A lunar eclipse of 30th November carries its tone through the first two weeks of December. Eclipses in your financial house indicate unseen activities at play or an acceleration towards a target. Jupiter and Saturn meet up on the summer solstice, marking a new era in your home, family and ancestor sector. Optimism and commitment drive this new era. Mars helps you rip through any to do lists and assists with problem solving.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
December opens with a visible lunar eclipse on 30thNovember which echoes through your relationship sector for two weeks. Eclipses can speed things up and information isn’t always seen right away. Things may not be what they seem. A solar eclipse on 15thDecember offers a shift in terms of who you are and how you present. The full moon on 30th December sees a culmination point around financial resources and debts.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
2020 has been an intense year, but no one has to bear its weight more than Capricorns. December sees this load lighten. Saturn moves out of Capricorn at the solstice; a new dawn of opportunity is apparent. Mars gives positive progress on the family and home front and the full moon on 30thDecember culminates in your relationship sector, marking a yearly peak in your family relations.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Having Jupiter and Saturn conjoining in your sign on the summer solstice is rare and auspicious. New beginnings concerning your identity and how you present to the world are initiated by this ‘great conjunction’ in Aquarius. 15thDecember’s eclipse focuses on change and development in your creativity and community sector. These shifts of direction may not be obvious until 30th December.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Mars brings real progress in your earned income; all the stop-starts are behind you and December provides financial momentum after three months of frustration and delay. Saturn’s move out of your community and social networking sector shifts the pressures and obligations on your social sector. The 15thDecembersolar eclipse in your career and reputation sector mixes things up in ways that won’t be observable until 30thDecember.