Sun Signs for December ’18
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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 Pisces, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Pisces believes, Scorpio transforms, Sagittarius seeks, and Capricorn plans. Mars is in Pisces this month and shows Martial energy in our imaginations. It’s square of Jupiter early in the month , and it joining with Neptune in weeks 1 and 2 can bring extreme and exaggerated actions. ( In Nov., Mars square Jupiter brought the California fires.) And Jupiter square Neptune also stimulates extremes of viewpoint. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 and Venus all month are in Scorpio. This shows us to be intense in thought and love. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 are in Sagittarius. We are more upbeat and seeking. Mercury continues to be retrograde through the 6th; ; and we should try to improve focus. Jupiter is now in Sagittarius and will stay until Dec. of 2019. In attitude and philosophy, we leave the intensity of Scorpio and soak up the optimism and faith of Jupiter and Sagittarius. Uranus is back in fire sign, Aries until March of ’19 when it goes back into earth sign, Taurus. When it went form Aries to Taurus in May, we had Kiluea. Let’s see if anything happens as Uranus changes sign again. While it is in Aries, those with late placements in Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, should expect the unexpected, the opening of new vistas, and the need to seek the reliable in all things. Saturn is in its own sign, Capricorn. It 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 of accomplishment. 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 New Moon in Sagittarius late on the 5th, the 6th, and 7th brings a new start in our viewpoints. Full Moon in Cancer on the afternoon of the 22nd, the 23rd, and morning of the 24th contrasts private life and public life.
(Please note changes in the sky around election time. There was a New Moon showing a new start. Uranus changing sign on election day showed change. It wass also moving backward. Uranus represents progressives. Saturn representing Democrats, is strong in Capricorn. And Jupiter changes sign 2 days after the election and shows more change. Jupiter will be strong when it goes into Sagittarius. Jupiter represents the Republicans. Jupiter shows more engagement with other planets than Saturn. And what happened? The Democrats took the house. The Republicans increased their lead in the Senate; we think! Jupiter is strong in Sagittarius but a square from Mars is causing some temporary trouble through early Dec.; this is the Broward County election controversey, and the Arizona and Georgia close election results issue.)
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 Pisces on the 13th, the 14th, and much of the 15th and in Libra later on the 28th , the 29th, and most of the 30th.
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 U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem under a Taurus new moon, a new start. Uranus in Taurus for 7 years starting in March, will bring unusual events to Israel.
The Pluto Uranus square is over. It made the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you heard 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, the floods and fires in Ca. In ’17, and the hurricanes of ’17, this was one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represented 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. This long term square ended at mid-May. P.S. The square may still have some punch since Uranus is back in Aries from Nov. until March. I say this because of the ongoing turmoil. Or was the recent Uranus/Mars square the culprit?
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 3, 4, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, & 31. 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) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. It’s very important to harmonize your career and reputation. But also, try to get enough rest, avoid overwork, and set sensible goals. You can have success if you work this right. Uranus is back in your sign from Nov. ’18 until March ’19. Expect to see new vistas, the unexpected, & need to value the reliable. This is mostly for those late in the sign. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 trine you from Sagittarius and bring support. Jupiter trines you from Sagittarius from Nov. ’18 until Dec. ’19. This brings support and adventure. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Again, try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. The Sun in week 4 joins Saturn and Pluto and adds to this. Moon in your sign late on the 15th, the 16th, & 17th brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Mercury in weeks 1 and 2, and Venus all month oppose you from Scorpio and bring interesting and pleasant people, if you can get along with intense types. The Sun trines you from Capricorn in week 4 and brings support. Uranus leaves your sign on Nov. ’18 and won’t be back until March ’19. So in March and lasting for 7 years this will bring very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. And be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Saturn is also trining you from Capricorn for 2 years; it increases your organization. Moon in your sign on the 18th, 19th, and early morning of the 20th 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) Mars squares you from Pisces this month; try to manage stress and conflict to get some energy out of this. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 oppose you from Sagittarius; interesting and pleasant people and things come to you with opportunity if you can get along with those who have opinions. Jupiter opposes you from Sagittarius for the next year. This can bring the law, so make sure that you are on the right side of it. It can also bring opportunity, abundance, and a chance to better your judgment. Good people can come to you and enhace your life. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you 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. Moon in your sign on the 20th, 21st, and morning of the 22nd 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.) Mercury in weeks 1 and 2, and Venus all month trine you from Scorpio; this brings support. The Sun in week 4 opposes you from Capricorn; this can bring powerful contacts, if you can get along with higher ups. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. Mars joins Neptune in weeks this month and adds energy to this. A long term opposition from Pluto in Capricorn requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Saturn has entered Capricorn and stays until ’21 and is especially important. It will oppose you, so you are attracting Saturn. Try to set sensible goals, get enough rest, build self esteem, give mate special attention, and have fun for therapy. Uranus goes back into Aries and affects those late in the sign until March. Seek the reliable and expect the unexpected. Full Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 22nd, the 23rd, and morning of the 24th brings people and events, and puts focus on you.
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 is now in Sagittarius and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings opportunity, optimism, and support. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 and Venus all month square you from Scorpio; try to speak well and brush up on your social skills. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4, trine you from Sagittarius; this brings support and adventure. Uranus re-enters late Aries and stays until March. This brings unexpected support if you are late in your sign. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 24th, the 25th, and morning of the 26th 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 in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 square you from Sagittarius. Take care at work and when expressing opinions. Speech and social skills need perking up. Jupiter is in Sagittarius and stays until Dec. ’19. It squares you. Take care with the law and avoid excess. Try to freshen your philosophy. Saturn is now in Capricorn where it trines you and brings support through using practical methods for 2 years. Expect recognition for work. Uranus is back in Aries but will return to Taurus in March; it will trine you again and bring support for 7 years. 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. Mars joins Neptune this month. Manage stress and get along to get some good energy out of this. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. The Sun in week 4 joins Saturn and Pluto and adds support. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 26th, the 27th, and much of the 28th brings people and events.
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) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how it’s going, and try solutions. You may have new goals and may also be dealing with obstacles. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Try to harmonize your public life and your private life. Uranus is back in late Aries until March; it opposes you if you are late in your sign. This can bring some very interesting people and open up new vistas. But seek the reliable in all things. 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. The Sun in week 4 will join Saturn and Pluto and add to their influence. Moon in your sign on the 1st, 2nd, and much of the 3rd brings people and events. And Last Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 28th, the 29th, and most of the 30th brings people and events and requires positive action.
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) Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 and Venus all month are in your sign; this brings interesting and pleasant people and things with opportunity. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Mars joins Neptune this month and adds energy to this. Moon in your sign later on the 3rd, 4th, and most of the 5th, later on the 30th, and 31st 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) . Mercury is in your sign this month and stays through early January with the exception of week 1 and 2 in December; this brings interesting things and people to you for quite a while. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 is in your sign and brings vitality and happiness. While the Sun is passing through your sign, try to find ways to increase power and joy. The big story is that Jupiter entered your sign in Nov. and stays for a year. Jupiter, the good planet, will bring good people and things and opportunity. Mars squares you all month; manage stress and conflict to get some energy out of this. Uranus is in late Aries until March and brings interesting people and unexpected opportunity. This will affect those late in the sign. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. New Moon in your sign later on the 5th, 6th, and 7th brings people and events, and 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) From mid-May until week 2 of Nov. Uranus was trining you; this brought unexpected support. From week 2 of Nov. until March, Uranus will be squaring you from late Aries. For those late in the sign, expect the unexpected and seek the reliable. From March ’19 on for 7 years Uranus will be trining and supporting again. 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. Saturn moved into your sign late in ’17 and stays until ’21. This is major. New goals and work will come to you. Make sure that you get enough rest, and fun is necessary therapy. The Sun in week 4 joins Saturn and Pluto and adds to this. The Sun brings important people with opportunity. While the Sun is passing through your sign, it is a good time to try strategies to increase success and happiness. Moon in your sign on the 8th, 9th, and much of the 10th 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) Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 and Venus all month square you from Scorpio, This can bring passion into your life; make sure you get along with all. Uranus squared you from Taurus until Nov. 8th. It will do this again from March ’19 and for 7 years. Be careful with finances and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruption. But also new vistas can open up for you. Moon in your sign later on the 10th, the 11th, and 12th 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). Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 and Venus all month trine you from Scorpio and bring support from interesting and plesant people. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 squares you from Sagittarrius; build self esteem and take care with feelings and opinions. Mercury in Sagittarius squares you through early January except for weeks 1 and 2 of Dec. Expect a long term interest or concern, and try to speak well. Jupiter is in Sagittarius and stays for a year; it squares you. Stay on good terms with what you know to be the right thing to do in all areas. Mars is in your sign this month; expect energy and manage stress if necessary, 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. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the 13th, 14th, and much of the 15th brings people and events, and requires positive action.