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December Monthly update and Horoscopes – 2017

by Agent 300 Rose Marcus

December 2017

December Overview:

December is front loaded with planetary action. Venus in Sagittarius, December 1 to 24, has the money-making/spending peak period fully covered. Also kicking the month off, Mars in Libra strikes it hot with Uranus in Aries. This transit has produced a noticeable edgy, ready to burst, or around the corner atmosphere over the last week or so of November.  By December 1st, that jettison moment is on full steam ahead.

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December 3: Super Full Moon in Gemini 7:47 am (11:40 Gemini)

December 17: New Moon in Sagittarius 10:30 pm (26:31 Sagittarius)

December 21: Winter Solstice: Sun Enters Capricorn: 8:29 am

December 2 to 22: Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius (29:48 Sagittarius to 13:00 Sagittarius)

December 1: Venus enters Sagittarius: 1:14 am

December 5: Chiron in Aries stations direct: 1:46 am

December 9: Mars enters Scorpio: 1 am

December 16: Juno enters Aquarius: 11:19 am

December 17: Ceres stations retrograde: 2:31 am

December 17: Pallas Athene stations direct: 3:38 pm

December 19: Saturn enters Capricorn: 8:47 pm

December 24: Venus enters Capricorn: 9:26pm

Mars in Libra opposition to Uranus retrograde in Aries December 1:

Across the Libra/Aries polarity, Mars/Uranus makes for a well-timed cut to the chase regarding relationships and finances. It can be a consciousness raising transit, sparking a personal breakthrough or insight. As this happens, all relationship interfacing hits a next level up.  Out there in the world, Mars in Libra in opposition to Uranus continues to keep trends, causes, movements. and justice seeking on high heat. What’s going on with North Korea? Are we on the brink of WW3? If Mount Agung’s Volcano’s eruption (in Bali) is big enough, it could change the world’s temperature.

Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces, December 2:

On December 2, Jupiter in Scorpio forms an exact trine with Neptune in Pisces. This “as the spirit moves you” transit has been operative as broad-stroke influence for a good portion of November and will continue to have significant creative input through most of December. Together, Jupiter/Neptune tap from the richest of wellsprings, be that of creativity, romance, inspiration, generosity, compassion, a loving heart, or the desire to align with the divine. On the other hand, that wellspring could be one of illusion, delusion, and self undoing. Immunity is lost when we are exposed to such a transit. No matter how we think it is divided, the world is but one. We can’t help but swim in the deep end of emotions, imagination and potentials, real or conjured. Motivation, desire, and obsession – through Jupiter in Scorpio, the soul stirs a potent brew. To the plus, we are open, ready to receive, to relinquish or negate that which may be standing in our way. We can more easily surrender to the process or the moment. What runs deep, what’s deeply buried, what’s been lurking inside of us and/or hidden from full view -Jupiter/Neptune exposes a wealth of resource.

Super Full Moon in Gemini, December 3:

While Jupiter/Neptune keeps on the open-it-up track, Mercury in Sagittarius launches into retrograde motion. Both are staging for the super full moon in Gemini on December 3. Forming a critical ninety- degree square aspect to the luminaries, Neptune in Pisces is a major player regarding this full moon. When Neptune is involved, we witness something that is global, that affect the masses, (that perhaps scapegoats a particular group such as the ethnic cleansing happening to the Rohingya), that the collective consciousness, etc.

Watch for news, a key piece of information, for something that has been hidden or has previously escaped notice to surface. On the other hand, something can get lost in transition, or simply lost. Someone or something could do a disappearing act. A trend or momentum can dissipate or dissolve.

Noting that Mercury (ruler of Gemini) has just turned retrograde, the full moon could compromise personal information, health, or expose some other vulnerability.  Jupiter/Neptune combined with the super full moon across the transportation and travel axis set the many into motion searching for an ultimate gift, an ultimate truth, spiritual fulfillment, or an escape route. (The Mars/Uranus transit mentioned above also gains added traction because of this super full moon.)

Gemini correlates to the present and Sagittarius to the future. Mercury’s alignment with Saturn also brings the past into play regarding the super full moon. To move it to higher ground and to maximize on the opportunity that is available, it is imperative to revisit the past, to reframe it into today’s context, and to use the information and the learning as a catalyst for our future benefit.

Chiron in Pisces ends retrograde December 5:

Chiron in Pisces ends its five-month retrograde cycle on December 5. Although it can be a subtle influence, Chiron resources directly from the memory pool the soul, bringing what is aptly timed to the surface for further exploration and processing. The moment is truly the most precious gift we have.

Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, December 2 to 22:

Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius is apt for revisiting places and faces. Of course, it is wise to allow extra time and flexibility regarding travel, social, holiday plans and activities during the retrograde cycle. You are wise to spend the extra on added travel and medical insurance to safeguard against the unforeseen. Make sure the message gets across to the right person, that the package has the proper address and postage, etc. Don’t rely on the advertised shipping or delivery times. On the other hand, by choice or by karmic design, Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius can take you out of the picture and/or send you elsewhere for short time.

Due to its retrograde cycle, Mercury is on a triple check in with Saturn, once last month (November 27), once this month (December 6) and once next month (January 12). Framing or book-ending the holiday season, you are likely to find this time-pocket notable for bringing the past forward, for revisiting/working your way through a key issue, circumstance, or relationship matter. On the bigger picture scale, don’t under-estimate the karmic nature of your experience. Mercury retrograde with Saturn is an ideal influence for re-examination, restructuring, re-prioritization, renegotiation, downsizing, tightening up on the essentials, serious talks, redoing official paperwork or agreements, and for taking steps to get it under better control. The process can take you through several stages or checkpoints. Too, it can take longer to figure it out or finish it off. Take your time, give it time; get your rest, listen to the dictates of body, mind, and soul.

Mars enters Scorpio, December 9:

Mars leaves Libra for Scorpio on December 9. The emotional barometer intensifies. The transit is a good one for agenda setting, for probing deeper, pinpointing better, and for taking better advantage of what you have to work with.

Saturn enters Capricorn, December 19:

Saturn leaves Sagittarius for Capricorn on December 19. A planet in its home sign has full access to its resources. Putting us face to face with a reality that is in need of a major restructuring, the archetype of Capricorn has been a dominate theme since Pluto first entered this sign in 2008. While many dread the sound of that, Saturn in Capricorn is a useful transit for taking better charge of your life. Saturn’s motto is, put in the effort, do the work, get the result/the reward. Accomplishment, which always feels good, is among Capricorn’s sweetest victory. Saturn now shortens the time-line to our date with 2020 toward a momentous stacking of planets in the sign of Capricorn. By then, we will be more well informed regarding what is obsolete, while at the same time the newly forming reality gives us something more substantial to stand on and build from. I will write more on Saturn’s transit soon.

The winter solstice (December 21) loans Saturn extra creative force/traction. Mercury ends retrograde on December 22 which is a helpful influence if you have not yet finished off or have been plagued by indecisiveness or uncertainty. As stated above, Christmas Day is ideal for taking time, spending time, or for pulling back on the unnecessary work, stress, expense or extras. Many will be spending the holidays alone. If you are alone, please go gentle on yourself. The day will come, and it will go.

The moon in Gemini on New Year’s Eve sets a good backdrop for socializing, watching it on TV, or enjoying and observing in your usual way.

**All times listed are PST, please check your local time.

**Hanukkah begins December 13

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