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TRANSCRIPT Ep. 213 | The Capricorn Solstice: Demanding Recognition! – Massive Sky Astrology


Transcript Ep. 213 | The Capricorn Solstice: Demanding Recognition!

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Hiya Invisible Buddy, April right here, and the date right now is December 18th, 2023. Welcome to Episode 213 of the Massive Sky Astrology Podcast. This week, a Pisces First Quarter Moon, the Solar enters Capricorn marking the Capricorn Solstice, Mercury retrograde re-enters Sagittarius, and Venus opposes Uranus. And I reply a listener query about tips on how to take care of concern and anxiousness about large transits in your chart.

Mercury trine Jupiter (Dec. 18, 2023, 6:25 am PST)

The week begins with Mercury’s trine to Jupiter on December 18th at 6:28 am. Pacific Time, at 05º21’ Capricorn and Taurus. That is the second of three Mercury-Jupiter trines. The primary was on December seventh, then this one, after which a closing one on January nineteenth. And I believe that these trines describe a strategy of sticking with one thing and succeeding by way of sheer grit and dedication. Mercury and Jupiter are in Earth indicators they usually’re not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

Mercury’s Sabian image is 6 Capricorn, Darkish archway with ten logs on the backside. This image signifies that you’ve the provides that you could get the job achieved. I consider these ten logs on the backside of the archway as being additional provides, additional wooden for constructing. And the Sabian image for Jupiter is 6 Taurus, A bridge being constructed throughout a gorge. This means to me that new pathways are opening up between us and the individuals who might assist us. Search for the ending level on this sequence round January nineteenth, and look particularly to the homes of your start chart which have Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces on the cusp. These are the areas of your chart and representing areas of your life the place you presently can construct one thing new that in the end will discover success.

Pisces First Quarter Moon (Dec. 19, 2023, 10:39 am PST)

Now for the Moon Report, and it begins with the Pisces First Quarter Moon on December nineteenth at 10:39 a.m. Pacific Time. The Moon within the First Quarter chart is in a conjunction with Neptune and they’re each sq. the Solar. That is the motion level within the lunar cycle that started on the December twelfth New Moon in Sagittarius.

And in that chart, in fact, the Solar and Moon have been each sq. Neptune. So it’s gonna be a characteristic of all of our lunations this lunar month. On the First Quarter, it’s important to behave, however we don’t have to know precisely what we’re doing, precisely what the endpoint is, and that’s lucky, as a result of when we have now a First Quarter Moon that’s connecting with Neptune, issues are a bit of hazy.

It will be important, although, to make some resolution that may be refined in a while. And that New Moon in Sagittarius was a lot about having a giant dream, one thing that you just wish to look ahead to and that expands the horizons of your life. So do one thing at this First Quarter that’s associated to that. And as time goes on and nearer to the Full Moon, the image ought to grow to be a bit of extra clear.

Lunar Section Household Cycle

That is the First Quarter Moon in a Lunar Section Household Cycle that started on the New Moon on March twenty first, 2023 at 00º49’ Aries. All the different lunations on this Lunar Section Household Cycle are in late Pisces. So that is the First Quarter after which the Full when issues grow to be a bit of extra clear about one thing that we set in movement again on the Vernal Equinox in 2023. And that Full Moon is on Sep. 17, 2024.

Then the sequence ends with the Final Quarter Moon on June 18th, 2025. After which that can be adopted by 9 extra months of working by way of the final quarter section and the completion of this lunar section household cycle. So look to the world of your chart that incorporates between about 25 levels Pisces and 1 diploma Aries. And that may show you how to pinpoint the world of your chart and the world of your life the place you’re going by way of a much bigger cycle of transformation.

Void-of-Course Moon intervals

Let’s take a look at the Void-of-Course Moon intervals for this week. The Void-of-Course Moon intervals are going to be on the shorter aspect this week. As a result of Pluto is on the very finish of Capricorn, so the Moon will make its side to that twenty ninth diploma after which it in all probability solely takes it an hour or an hour and a half after that to maneuver into the following signal, in order that it’s now not Void-of-Course.

On December nineteenth, the Moon in Pisces sextiles Pluto at 1:03 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s Void of Course for about one and three quarter hours after which enters Aries at 2:47 p.m. Sextiles all the time give us a possibility. So, on this Void-of-Course Moon interval comes a possibility, kindness, networking, reaching out to others as indicated by that Moon in Pisces, manages to get us related with those that are in energy or are influential. So I suppose the work you might be doing for this temporary Void-of-Course Moon interval is to succeed in out. Attain out to somebody who you’ve been eager to get related to, both in a enterprise sense or in a private sense, who you suppose goes to be influential and useful to you.

On December twenty first, the Moon in Aries squares Pluto at 5:11 p.m. Pacific Time. It’ll be Void-of-Course for a bit of over an hour and a half. It enters Taurus at 6:50 p.m. After we see a sq. between the Moon and one other planet starting a Void-of-Course interval, we all know {that a} battle is coming. And the battle right here is about calling the pictures for your self.

And being brave in transferring ahead in a path that calls to you, versus Pluto and people forces you could’t actually management, which may make it tough or difficult to maneuver forward in your individual method. Throughout this Void-of-Course Moon interval, set a aim for your self and decide to it.

On December twenty third, the Moon in Taurus trines Pluto at 10:40 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s Void-of-Course for about an hour and a half, after which enters Gemini on December twenty fourth at 12:15 a.m., simply after midnight. A trine between the Moon and one other planet brings a reward. And on this case, the persistence and practicality of the Moon in Taurus finds its reward by way of recognition or assist from, once more, those that are vital or in positions of affect.

We appear to have discovered our stride at this Moon trine to Pluto, and through this Void-of-Course interval, which right here in america is fairly late within the night anyway, sleep the sleep of the righteous, go to mattress noting just a few objects of gratitude is a good suggestion for the Moon in Taurus.

Venus opposed Uranus (Dec. 20, 2023, 11:04 pm PST)

On December twentieth at 11:04 p.m. Pacific Time, Venus in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus at 19º 39’. The Sabian image for Venus is 20 Scorpio, A lady drawing two darkish curtains apart. And Uranus is on 20 Taurus, Wind, clouds, and haste. Effectively, we have to open up the curtains, don’t we? To let within the gentle.

To assist us establish what it’s that we actually care about with Venus and Scorpio. And what it’s that we love. And what brings us pleasure. After we open up these curtains, we glance out the window and we see this Uranus: wind, clouds, and haste. Issues are transferring shortly. Everybody round us appears to be speeding.

And we would take a look at that and suppose, Ooh, that’s a bit of an excessive amount of. Possibly I wish to shut these curtains once more. However you actually don’t want to maneuver any extra shortly than you might be prepared to maneuver. It’s simply vital, I believe, at this opposition, to open ourselves as much as new potentialities. New methods of issues, and to be a bit of extra open and daring in leaving ourselves accessible.

Mercury sextile Saturn (Dec. 21, 2023, 4:33 am PST)

On December twenty first at 4:33 am Pacific Time, it’s the second of three sextiles between Mercury and Saturn. The primary was on December 2nd, and the ultimate one can be on January 18th. It’s a sextile. We all know there is a chance. We all know there’s a proposal or a dialogue between these two planets. This speaks to me of being prepared to hear and to know, and that by doing that, we create motion in an emotional deadlock.

So, if there’s anyone in your life that you just’ve been estranged from, that you’ve been feeling that you just wish to attain out to, that you just haven’t been in communication and you actually wish to be, it is a fairly good side for doing that. However know that it’s going to require listening and understanding, reasonably than restating your individual perspective, Mercury with Saturn additionally speaks of utilizing our phrases responsibly, of working in the direction of tasks that must do with writing or studying, something to do with speaking, and to additionally revisit any concepts from round December 2nd. After we had this primary sextile.

Solar enters Capricorn (December 21, 2023, 7:27 pm PST)

The Solar enters Capricorn on December twenty first at 7:27 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s on this signal by way of January twentieth, 2024. So, welcome to Capricorn Season. The Solar talks about what makes us shine. And as it’s transferring by way of Capricorn, what makes us shine is our maturity, duty, ethics, and management.

That is the start of winter within the Northern Hemisphere and summer season within the Southern Hemisphere. Winter is a time after we naturally contract. It’s typically very chilly right here within the Northern Hemisphere, and we’re wanting to attract in. It’s maybe a much less sociable time than because the Solar goes into Aquarius in late January.

For now, it’s a superb time to sit down with ourselves, these near us, and be pondering not by way of resolutions, per se, for the brand new yr. I don’t love that idea. It’s like making an attempt to make a decision on the New Moon when all the things’s darkish and we’re not likely positive but what it’s we wish or the place we’re headed.

On the Solar in Capricorn and proper across the solstice, what a stunning time to sit down by the hearth or the range or with some candles, some supply of sunshine. As a result of the solstice reminds us that that is as darkish because it will get, and shortly the times grow to be incrementally longer. There’s extra brightness, there’s extra gentle.

And inside just a few months, we’ll have an excellent thought of what we wish to accomplish on this yr. All we will actually do now throughout Capricorn season is examine it, look again at 2023, see what was vital to you over the previous yr, what labored out, what didn’t. And the way chances are you’ll wish to refine your large targets going into 2024.

Solar and Mercury conjoined (Dec. 22, 2023, 10:54 a.m. PST)

The Solar and Mercury make a conjunction on December twenty second at 10:54 a.m. Pacific Time at 00º39’ Capricorn. That is on the Sabian image 1, Capricorn, Indian chief demanding recognition. And that is, in fact, the Sabian image that the Solar is on when it enters Capricorn every year. And I just like the symbolism of the Indian chief demanding recognition, as a result of that’s the soul of Capricorn, particularly in our start charts.

The place will we wish to be acknowledged? I’m a bit of bit mad at this Indian chief although, as a result of I maintain questioning: Is it the identical one from that image, Scorpio 29: Indian girl pleading to her chief for the lives of her youngsters? Arising towards that Sabian image, as planets have been attending to the top of Scorpio and going into Sagittarius, and I felt so unhappy each time I noticed it. However then once more, we actually don’t understand how that story labored out. Possibly the chief was variety and simply. However nevertheless it resolved, it’s the recognition now coming his method on the Solar-Mercury conjunction. We’re acknowledged for what we’re, and we see ourselves for what we’re.

Generally we’re a optimistic authority, and different occasions we’re not at our greatest, and we let ruthlessness get the very best of us. Because the Solar comes along with Mercury, it’s the time to take a look at ourselves actually deeply and resolve, ooh, is that this the story I wish to inform about myself? And, is that this the story I need others to acknowledge about me?

Mercury reenters Sagittarius (Dec. 22, 2023, 10:17 pm PST)

Mercury retrograde reenters Sagittarius on December twenty second at 10:17pm Pacific Time. Mercury was in Sag between November ninth and December 1st. Revisit your concepts from that point interval. When Mercury is in Capricorn, we are likely to suppose a bit of extra virtually, what is feasible. However in Sagittarius, our view is far greater.

The sky is the restrict. Open up your thought about what is feasible for you, significantly within the coming yr. Assume greater for your self. After which, when Mercury goes again into Capricorn, you can also make it a actuality.

Solar sextile Saturn (Dec. 24, 2023, 9:28 am PST)

The Solar sextiles Saturn on December twenty fourth at 9:28 AM Pacific Time at 02º37’ Capricorn and Pisces. The Sabian image for the Solar is 3 Capricorn, A human soul receptive to progress and understanding, and Saturn is on 3 Pisces, A petrified forest. So, the chance on this mixture is about being receptive to progress and understanding.

And by doing this, we must always have the ability to see some, if not decision, then not less than progress in no matter we’re feeling so caught about. And particularly on a sense degree, as a result of Saturn is in Pisces. And it’s on that intriguing image, A petrified forest. I don’t know if you happen to’ve ever seen petrified wooden. It’s very lovely.

It appears to be like like stone and it’s very, very laborious to make your method by way of one thing that’s like stone. And so, as soon as once more, are there folks in your life that you just’ve been estranged from, emotionally having problem connecting with? As a result of this Solar sextile to Saturn offers a possibility to make your method by way of a few of that deadlock.

Listener Query: Scary Transits

On this week’s Listener Query, Listener Veronica requested, “Hello April, I’m a Pisces, Solar signal at 4 levels, and I can’t assist however be very nervous and pessimistic about Saturn coming into Pisces. My North Node can also be in Pisces at 23 levels. What are the positives about having a Saturn transit to the natal Solar?

What different recommendation are you able to provide if somebody like me is nervous or fearful , about an upcoming transit?”

Effectively, thanks on your query, Veronica. You despatched this to me all the best way again in February when Saturn was simply on the brink of transfer into Pisces. However now that it has turned direct, it’s revisiting the primary levels of Pisces once more.

Again in Episode 168, I took a take a look at Saturn in Pisces in side to every of the natal planets. And also you may discover it useful to hear again to that one for particulars about Saturn with the Solar and the North Node. For now, I principally wish to handle the final a part of your query about how we will take care of feeling nervous or fearful about an upcoming transit or eclipse or development or no matter else may look sort of scary in our charts.

I touched on this just a bit bit in Episode 211, answering Listener Rafael’s query concerning the upcoming transit of Uranus in Gemini, however that was a bit of extra of a common query about one thing we’ll all be coping with. How about transits in your individual start chart? I can inform you that many, a lot of my purchasers come to me once they’re coping with transits from Saturn and Pluto to their start chart. As a result of these are transits that have a tendency to harm. Within the case of Saturn, we might be confronted with discouraging circumstances, issues with authority figures, bother making progress on tasks which might be vital to us.

That is very true within the case of the conjunction and the sq.. The conjunction seems like a giant rock is sitting on you. The sq. is extra like frustration, like getting an limitless succession of doorways slammed in your face.

As I wrote lately to my e mail subscribers, I don’t imagine that the planets wish to punish us. I imagine that they’re completely in our nook, lecturers serving to us to be taught and develop. I wrote that roughly to reassure myself as a lot as something as a result of I’ve been going by way of a Saturn transit of my very own that’s been sort of irritating and discouraging.

And naturally, Pluto will transfer again into Aquarius on January twentieth. So many who’ve planets in these first couple of levels of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, or Scorpio will start grappling with Pluto’s strategy of breaking us down in order that we will finally construct ourselves again up. You may hearken to Episode 171 for my mini-lesson about Pluto aspecting natal planets.

As a result of right here I’m actually going to focus extra on Saturn, which has gone again to the start of Pisces. It’s pure to really feel some anxiousness once you’re large planets transiting vital components of your start chart. Particularly the Solar, the Moon, or the Ascendant, we all the time assume the worst. That is very true of Pluto transits, and anybody who’s been by way of a protracted battle with Pluto is definitely actually stunned when a Saturn transit hits and is absolutely depressing, as a result of we predict, man, if I survived Pluto, I might survive something, and naturally you may.

However Saturn is tough. Saturn is like waking up one morning in boot camp. The sergeant is hollering at you. You’re pressured to run or do laps or push-ups till you’re able to throw up. Saturn pushes us to the restrict, bodily and mentally. However the sergeant is constructing you up so that you just’re robust sufficient to defend your self and others towards no matter comes your method.

And that’s just about what Saturn is doing as properly. Should you’re making an attempt to do one thing worthwhile, Saturn will throw obstacles in your path. And by overcoming these obstacles, you grow to be stronger. And also you grow to be extra sure. That that is the correct factor so that you can be doing, as a result of if you happen to’re prepared to surrender when issues get robust, properly, you’re in all probability not doing the factor that’s best for you.

With regards to Saturn with the natal Solar, the query is one thing like this: How are you going to make your self a stronger, extra accountable, and mature model of your self? That is no time for spending hours in mattress. That is time for pushing your self, beginning a exercise routine, particularly weightlifting, cleansing your home, something in your life that’s holding you again from being actually happy with your self is one thing you merely must push again on proper now.

As Saturn’s been in Pisces since March of this yr, I’ve seen a number of folks needing to apply being kinder and extra forgiving. And that features to themselves in addition to others, and likewise to nurture a religious apply to assist them climate robust occasions. However, being variety and forgiving to ourselves will not be the identical as giving up on the issues which might be laborious.

It’s simply that after we slip up, or we have now that considered giving up, give ourselves a bit of speaking to in a gentler tone of voice than we would often use.

Veronica, I hope this transit of Saturn has not been as tough as you’d feared. Look again to late April and late August when Saturn was making its first two conjunctions to your Solar. What have been you combating then? Is it straightforward to see a connection between these two time intervals? And is now time to provide one thing up or time to buckle down and check out tougher and make that closing push?

The ultimate conjunction in early January ought to be a bit of simpler, since you’ve already met Saturn twice. Now, it’s simply time to place that studying into apply, and the excellent news is, Saturn is not going to make one other conjunction to your Solar for 29 years.

Veronica, I hope that helps. And if you happen to, Invisible Buddy, have a query you’d like me to reply on a future episode, simply depart a message of 1 minute or much less at speakpipe.com/bigskyastrologypodcast, or you may e mail me at April(at)bigskyastrology(dot)com and put “Podcast Query” within the topic line.

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