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Astrological Solstice Forecast for December

Astrological Solstice Forecast for December

Saturn enters Capricorn on December 19, 2017 and stays until March 21, 2020. He makes the same pass thru Capricorn again from July 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020.

He goes into Capricorn Tuesday evening at 10:48 pm CST  Known as the Cosmic Taskmaster or the Lord of Karma, Saturn is the planet in our chart that wants us to get real about what’s  going on in our lives, to accept what is.

Saturn arrives with a lesson plan and won’t let us off the hook or allow us to take shortcuts just because we find his lessons inconvenient.  Capricorn is ruled by Saturn so it’s like we’re getting a double dose of his energy.  So what kind of lessons can we expect with Saturn in Capricorn?

Well for starters Saturn and Capricorn rule the astrological 10th House meaning our career path becomes serious business.  If we’re on the wrong career path and letting fear get the best of us, Mr. Taskmaster will bring that to our attention and expect us to start doing something about it.

Small steps in the right direction are just fine.  Saturn is patient, so we don’t have to make grand, sweeping changes.  Unlike Jupiter, the planet of good luck and fortune, Saturn wants us to take action and if we don’t he’ll give us a pop or unleash his infamous guilt trip. 

Both Capricorn and Saturn love solitude so we may find ourselves spending a little more time to ourselves.  We aren’t isolating we’re just getting some downtime to recharge our batteries and listen to our intuition.  You earn brownie points with the Lord of Karma by practicing structure, discipline, perseverance, and effort.

Saturn and Capricorn rule the bones, teeth, knees, and skin so our health issues could revolve around these parts of our anatomy.


Winter Solstice & New Moon in Sagittarius

Thursday December 21st marks the Winter Solstice when the Sun enters Capricorn.  This is the shortest day of the year and officially kicks of the Winter season.  For those on the Pagan path this is a time for reflection, slowing down, and celebrating hope and faith in the darkness.

Like the Winter Solstice, this week’s new moon in Sagittarius on Monday the 18th reiterates the themes of new beginnings, faith, and hope.  We take time to get quiet,  look back on 2017 and make peace with what we got wrong.  Sagittarius is a sign of optimism so we begin to see how our experiences this past year, both the good and the bad,  could benefit others.  We’re wiser and we’re willing to share that wisdom with others.

Last and certainly not least, Mercury ends retrograde motion on the day of the Winter Solstice the 21st  and begins direct motion on Friday the 22nd.

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    Denise Welling