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The Astrology Of December 2023 – The Wind Of Change

The Astrology Of December 2023 – The Wind Of Change


In December 2023, we now have a report variety of planets altering route: Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter go direct, and Mercury turns retrograde! 

December is that point of the 12 months when we now have the Capricorn solstice – the Solar is altering route too.

December 2023 additionally contains a stunning Chirstmassy Full Moon in Most cancers on December twenty sixth sextile Jupiter and trine Saturn! This supportive Full Moon is actually the characteristic of the month. 

However let’s check out crucial transits of December:

December 1st, 2023 – Mercury Enters Capricorn

On December 1st, 2023, Mercury enters Capricorn. After we’ve been philosophizing and arising with all these concepts whereas Mercury was in Sagittarius, now it’s time to get actual. What will we need to concentrate on? 

The vitality shifts from exploration to strategic pondering. Mercury in Capricorn asks us to prioritize, arrange, and give you a sensible plan of motion. 

December 4th, 2023 – Venus Enters Scorpio 

On December 4th, 2023, Venus enters Scorpio and issues get extra intense out of a sudden. 

Venus begins off her journey in Scorpio with a trine to Saturn in Pisces and a sextile to Mercury in Capricorn. Later this month, issues boost a bit when Venus opposes Uranus, and all of it culminates nicely with a sextile to Pluto, Scorpio’s ruler. 

Venus in Scorpio will carry a mixture of depth, stability, sudden twists, and transformative energies, encouraging us to discover the complexities of {our relationships} and values.

December sixth, 2023 – Neptune Goes Direct

On December sixth, 2023, Neptune goes Direct at 24° Pisces. There are a number of angles to interpret planetary adjustments in route. 

First, when a planet adjustments route, its vitality is intensified. Every little thing turns into somewhat bit extra Neptunian – this can be a generic affect, we’re all affected, no matter our natal charts. 

One other angle of interpretation is extra private. Neptune governs a specific space of your life (represented by the home the place you’ve gotten Pisces on the cusp). 

When Neptune adjustments route, the affairs of that individual home come into sharper focus. There’s a shift. One thing can get unstuck, or change its focus, providing a chance for higher readability, understanding, or non secular progress within the associated areas of life.

December twelfth, 2023 – New Moon In Sagittarius

On December twelfth, 2023, we now have a New Moon at 20° Sagittarius. The New Moon is conjunct to Mars, sq. Neptune and quincunx Uranus. 

The conjunction to Mars is encouraging us to pursue our targets with Sagittarius’ proverbial optimism and enthusiasm. Nevertheless, the sq. to Neptune is asking us to be aware of unrealistic expectations. 

The quincunx to Uranus provides a component of unpredictability; on the New Moon in Sagittarius. it’s essential you retain your choices open and don’t attempt to ‘power’ one thing into existence. 

December thirteenth, 2023 – Mercury Goes Retrograde

On December thirteenth, 2023, Mercury goes Retrograde at 8° Capricorn. On December twenty third, 2023 Mercury re-enters Sagittarius, and Mercury goes direct once more on January 2nd, at 22° Sagittarius. 

Mercury retrograde is a type of ‘dreaded’ instances of the 12 months. All of us have a Mercury retrograde story to inform (or 2, or extra). However as you’ll have seen, not all Mercury Retrogrades are the identical. A few of them appear to affect us extra intensely than others. 

What makes the distinction? When you have a Gemini or Virgo ascendant, you might be by default delicate to Mercury retrogrades as a result of Mercury is your chart ruler. Additionally, when you’ve got planets or angles between 22° Sagittarius and eight° Capricorn, then this explicit Mercury retrograde goes to be extra important. 

Then we even have the final taste of Mercury retrograde. This explicit Mercury retrograde will likely be squaring Neptune, including a component of confusion and potential miscommunication to the combo.

It’s a time to be further cautious with our communications, double-check particulars, and be aware of the potential for misunderstandings. 

Nevertheless, this alignment additionally comes with alternatives to refine our Sagittarian-Piscean targets and goals. Perhaps we’ve been dreaming too huge. Perhaps we’ve been dreaming too small. Perhaps we’ve been misdirecting our vitality to false targets and goals. 

Time to reassess, realign, and concentrate on the aspirations that actually resonate with our genuine selves.

December twenty first, 2023 – Solar Enters Capricorn

On December twenty first, 2023, the Solar enters Capricorn.

Solar in Capricorn marks the winter solstice within the Northern Hemisphere and the summer time solstice within the Southern Hemisphere, a pivotal second when the Solar adjustments route and the day is at its shortest (or longest). 

The solstice is a shift within the stability of sunshine and darkness, connecting us to the cyclical rhythms of nature. This can be a time to shift your perspective, begin one thing new, or just mirror in your journey forward. 

December twenty sixth, 2023 – Full Moon In Most cancers

On December twenty sixth, 2023, we now have a lovely Full Moon at 4° Most cancers. This is without doubt one of the finest Full Moons of the 12 months and it’s simply excellent for an after-Christmas gathering or reflection. 

The Full Moon is sextile Jupiter and trine Saturn, creating an environment the place we really feel secure and relaxed in our small – or giant – social circle. 

Whether or not you spend time with your loved ones, with buddies, or by your self – you’ll doubtless discover a sense of neighborhood and belonging. 

Your neighborhood is all over the place! Attain out to a pal or to somebody you care about. Friendship and belonging are highlighted throughout this time of connection and celebration. 

December twenty seventh, 2023 – Chiron Goes Direct

On December twenty seventh, 2023 – Chiron goes direct at 15° Aries. Chiron adjustments route quickly after the emotional Full Moon in Most cancers.

Inside the secure container created by the Full Moon in Most cancers, we’d discover it simpler to discover our vulnerabilities and turn into extra intimate with others. It’s once we are weak that intimacy is created. 

December twenty seventh, 2023 – Mercury Conjunct Mars

However wait, there’s extra! On December twenty seventh, 2023, Mercury is conjunct Mars at 24° Sagittarius. This can be a little little bit of a difficult facet, because it’s squaring Neptune AND Mercury is retrograde. 

I personally like Neptune-Mercury elements – even the laborious elements – as a result of they arrive with a chance to faucet into heightened instinct and discover issues from totally different angles. 

Nevertheless,  a Neptune sq. is a Neptune sq., and with Mercury retrograde taking part in trickster, it’s essential we distinguish the profound insights from potential illusions, and guarantee that our actions (Mars) are grounded in a transparent understanding of actuality.

December twenty ninth, 2023 – Venus Enters Sagittarius

On December twenty ninth, 2023, Venus enters Sagittarius. Venus in Sagittarius’ buoyant vibes are a blessing after a interval of sometimes-too-intense Venus in Scorpio exploration of the deeper realms of relationships and private values. 

Venus in Sagittarius brings a refreshing vitality that encourages a extra open-minded method. We are actually extra open to exploring totally different values and approaches to like and relationships. 

December thirtieth, 2023 – Jupiter Goes Direct

Extra excellent news! On December thirtieth, 2023, Jupiter goes direct at 5° Taurus.

Jupiter is now formally making use of a sign-based conjunction to Uranus. The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction is without doubt one of the most anticipated astrological occasions of 2024, and for good causes. 

There’s a lot to look ahead to in 2024! Extra about this in a weblog devoted to the astrology of 2024 – coming quickly.

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