The holiday season promises to be charged with emotions this year, with a Full Moon on Christmas Day, and the Moon and Jupiter embracing on New Year’s Eve.
But before then, mid-December looks a bit sticky, as Mars, the god of war, clashes first with the Lord of Underworld, Pluto, and then with the Lord of the Sky, Uranus. This looks like war.
However, Mars is in Libra — the sign of diplomacy. Remember for example that John Lennon and Mahtma Gandhi have this placement. Mars in Libra is a warrior for peace, and this December his hand is strengthened by Venus in Scorpio from December 5. This puts the lovers in “mutual reception”, which means they support each other in otherwise rather awkward situations.
Venus will be in Scorpio — one of her least favourite places traditionally, but not this year. With Mars’s support, Venus becomes powerful in Scorpioland. Interesting. It’s a bit like Proserpina becoming Queen of Hades. Even if she is trapped down there, she is in charge. Does she though, become a lover of war?
Please take a look at November’s horoscopes if you need a reminder of what the Saturn-Neptune square means for you. This aspect is separating in December but will come back again in June and September 2016, and it has an underlying influence on the astrological weather.
The Jupiter-Neptune opposition which took place in September will not come again, but that energy also subtly influences the weather until Jupiter leaves Virgo in 2016. Staying grounded was never more important.
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