Sun Signs for December ’17
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in December. The emphasis this month is on the signs Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Libra relates, Scorpio reacts intensely, Sagittarius seeks, and Capricorn sets & achieves goals. Mars is in Libra in week 1 and shows us pouring energy into getting fairness. While in Libra, Mars opposes Uranus and this connects notions of action and impulse. Mars is in Scorpio in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and shows us transforming things. While in Scorpio, Mars meets Jupiter and shows big actions. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in Sagittarius. This makes us upbeat, adventurous, and seeking. While in Sagittarius, planets square Neptune and meet mystery. They trine Uranus and bring discovery and they meet Saturn and find reality. Mercury is retrograde from the 3rd through the 22nd. So, let’s focus; revisiting something is appropriate. Jupiter in Scorpio continues to trine Neptune in Pisces and enhances imagination and romance. Jupiter in Scorpio also tends to promote intense issues like sex and money. (Look at what has happened since Weinstein, Sexual missteps by men are being exposed and judged and this may improve male female relationships in the future. ) Taxes and insurance will get special attention. (The house just passed the tax bill.) The conjunction of Mars and Jupiter from later Dec. to mid Jan. is a big deal. We should be on our best behavior; things started then will have a lasting effect. In the world, “important” people get energized and Mars events happen to them. Saturn continues in Sagittarius until the 4th week of Dec. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should set sensible goals, maintain vitality, get rest and sleep, and seek out joy and joyful people. Saturn is trine Uranus until the 4th week. This is a harmonious relationship between slow moving planets and brings good to us in business and science. In week 4, the Sun and Venus go into Capricorn and make us more inclined to set new goals. Saturn changes sign on the 19th. He goes from making happy go lucky Sag too serious to making serious Capricorn even more serious. Saturn in its own sign, Capricorn , stays through 2020, and becomes very strong. Saturn here is about being practical and realistic. It represents setting and achieving goals and is climbing the mountain. Capricorns, Taurus, and Virgos should become more practical. Capricorns, Aries, Cancer, and Libra need to get rest, avoid overwork, and remember to seek joy.
A Full Moon in Gemini from later on the 2nd to later on the 4th contrasts perception and judgment. A New Moon in Sagittarius later on the 15th, the 16th, the 17th, and early morning of the 18th shows a new start in opinion.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Virgo later on the 8th, the 9th, and 10th. And in Aries later on the 25th, the 26th and 27th.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening but the placement of Jupiter is helping it to continue during much of ’17. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn has left Scorpio, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We now have the new show, “Proof” on cable.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, 28, & 29. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month trine you from Sagittarius and bring support, sometimes from strangers. Mars in week 1 opposes you from Libra. Try to get along with all and manage stress. Saturn is in Sagittarius and is trining you until week 4; it brings success through being practical and having high standards. In week 4, the Sun, Venus, and Saturn square you from Capricorn. This can bring internal and external interference. Try to honor both your personal life and your public life. Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. During this time, try to get enough rest, avoid overwork, and set sensible goals. You can have success if you work this right. Uranus is in your sign through spring of ’18. This brings unusual things and people and a desire to be original. Try to add good sense to this and seek those who are reliable. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. First Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 25th, 26th, and 27th, brings people and events, requires positive action, and says, “Merry Christmas”.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Jupiter entered Scorpio in October and opposes you for a year. People and things bringing opportunity are lining up with you. But you need to project real respect for those you encounter and for the law to stimulate this. Mars joins Jupiter in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and adds energy to this. Make sure you deal with conflict and stress very well if it comes up. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. In week 4, the Sun, Venus, and Saturn join Pluto and add to this. Saturn will continue to trine you until ’21. This is an opportunity to succeed through planning, practicality, and smart goal setting. Moon in your sign on the 1st and much of the 2nd, the 28th, and 29th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month oppose you from Sagittarius. This brings important, pleasant, and interesting people with opinions. Make sure that you get along to garner opportunities. Mars in week 1 trines you from Libra. This brings support and energy. Saturn is still in Sagittarius and opposes you until week 4. Success can happen if you tackle your work and work smart. Do get rest and seek joyful breaks. Try to get along with those who have opinions; they can bring opportunity. Give mate special attention. The 3 years of experiencing Saturn are almost over. You could have had successes or difficulties, or both. Heal if necessary, learn, and forge ahead. Neptune is in Pisces until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Full Moon in your sign later on the 2nd, the 3rd, and much of the 4th brings people and events, and focuses on you. And Moon on the 30th and 31st brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Mars in week 1 is in Libra squaring you. Don’t be surprised by interference and try to get along with all to help this. With Mars always manage stress. Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings support, opportunity, and luck. Be ready for it by doing your part. Your part is being qualified for the opportunity and having contacts. Mars joins Jupiter in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and adds energy to this. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus through spring ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. A long term opposition from Pluto requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. In week 4, the Sun, Venus, and Saturn join Pluto and add to this. Saturn is especially important, It will oppose you until ’21. Try to set sensible goals, get enough rest, and have fun for therapy. Moon in your sign later on the 4th, the 5th, and much of the 6th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct 10th and stays for a year; it squares you. Try to get along, especially with family and the law. Leo and Scorpio are power signs, so avoid power struggles. Mars joins Jupiter in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and adds energy and possibly stress to this. You want to manage the stress if necessary. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month trine you from Sagittarius and bring support. Saturn trines you until week 4 from Sagittarius and this brings success by being practical. Uranus trines you through Spring of ’18 from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. Moon in your sign later on the 6th, the 7th, and much of the 8th brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month square you from Sagittarius. Take care with communication and work. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until week 4. It squares you. Make sure that your goals are sensible and get enough rest. Give work, communication, and home matters special attention. Seek joy. Saturn goes from Sagittarius where it squares you to Capricorn where it trines you in week 4. This last until ’21 and shows your hard work, discipline, and planning paying off. Any sense of burden will lift. The Sun and Venus also move into Capricorn in week 4 and trine you; recognition brings work. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. Last Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 8th, the 9th, and 10th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Mars in week 1 is in Libra and brings things and people who can bring opportunity. Do get along with all. With Mars manage conflict and stress to free up lots of energy. In week 4, the Sun, Venus, and Saturn square you from Capricorn. This can bring interference and conflict between career and partners. Try to honor both areas. Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how its going and try solutions. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Uranus opposes you from Aries through spring of ’18. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. Moon in your sign on the 11th and 12th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) Jupiter entered your sign on October 10th and stays for a year. Each sign gets a year of opportunity and yours has just started. Be ready to respond. Mars joins Jupiter in your sign in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and brings energy and activity. This is an important planetary combo; do everything right to get good out of it. Manage stress if necessary to free up the energy. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Moon in your sign on the 13th, 14th, and most of the 15th brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Saturn is in your sign and stays until week 4. This is a serious, practical planet that brings new goals. Here is an opportunity to become more realistic and disciplined, but get enough rest and don’t overwork. Recreation is necessary therapy. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in your sign. And they bring important, pleasant, and interesting people and things. And in weeks 1, 2, and 3 they add to Saturn’s influence. But please note that Saturn leaves your sign late on the 19th. You will probably feel a weight lift. And while the Sun is in your sign, it is a good time to increase success and happiness. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries through spring of ’18. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. New Moon in your sign later on the 15th, the 16th, 17th, and early morning of the 18th brings people and events, and is a new start.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Mars in week 1 squares you from Libra. This can bring interference, so, try get along, and manage stress and conflict. Uranus is squaring you until late spring ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. In week 4, the Sun, Venus, and Saturn join Pluto in your sign and add to this. They bring important, pleasant, and serious things and people. While the Sun is in your sign try to increase success and happiness; the vibe is right for this, Saturn moving into your sign until ’21 is major. New goals and work will come to you. Make sure that you get enough rest and fun is necessary therapy. Moon in your sign on the 18th, 19th, and most of the 20th brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) Mars in week 1 trines you from Libra; enjoy the support from people. Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th , and stays for a year, and squares you. It is necessary to keep rules, regulations, and the law very well. Mars joins Jupiter in weeks 2, 3, and 4 and adds energy and possibly conflict to the mix. Try to deal well with conflict and stress if necessary. Various planets sextile you from fire signs; this brings help from enthusiastic people. Moon in your sign late on the 20th, the 21st, the 22nd, and early morning of the 23rd brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This is very good and brings optimism and support. Mars in weeks 2, 3, and 4 joins Jupiter and adds energy and more support. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until week 4. It squares you. This is important; make goals sensible, get enough rest, and seek joy. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month join Saturn before it leaves Sag and add to this. If interference happens, meet it with good self esteem and speaking skills, Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign on the 23rd, 24th, and much of 25th brings people and events.