the Astrology of December 2020 | part I - the king is dead, long live the king, past the point we always died before, it's a whole new world



The dailies are a bit tricky for me right now since I am like that sleepless bread maker these days, although working with metal instead of yeast (trying to not burn my house down since we lost the shop), but still without much time for my fun-stuff like this blog. December is a HUGE month though, so let's look a bit ahead and I will pop in here with new posts as often as possible!


December launched on the back of November 30th's lunar Eclipse at 8 degrees Gemini. We talked about it HERE


Decisions, ideas, information. Mercury (ruler of Gemini) was deep in Scorpio and sextiling both Pallas and Saturn. We need to be doing the wise/practical thing now. A sextile here to healing Chiron. An awkward inconjunct between the Sun (in Sag) and future-focused/chaotic Uranus (in Taurus). Sagittarius brings the optimism/adventurous spirit - it gets things moving/gets us looking ahead. We need Taurus, determined to hold onto what he has, to understand what can be gained from these activities AND still manage, being Taurus and all, to hold the reins in such a way as to prevent extreme action, just yet. It takes us knowing there is SOMETHING around that blind corner (which we can't yet see because ... well, because it's a blind corner) coupled with the self-discipline (to not dig our heels into something dead and mushy that we somehow think we need even though it won't support us anyway) to make these energies work.

Then Mercury comes up from Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. So now we have the Sun and Mercury in the sign of the archer. There is some kind of hopefulness here. Something greater. We talked about this HERE.

On DECEMBER 4TH - Mercury, in Sagittarius now, so more optimistic/thinking BIGGER, trines Chiron in Aries. Collectively Mercury is activating Sag issues - expansion, that greener grass over there, our big-picture beliefs, what is foreign to us, travel, politics, religion, the media, publishing, weddings, legal issues. Something here, maybe a conversation or some information is healing. We are now thinking we can do this thing/take care of ourselves/be ourselves. Or maybe a vulnerability triggers a healing conversation - we don't have to have all the answers. What a relief. We'll leave that to Google. 

On DECEMBER 5TH - Venus in Scorpio is trining Neptune in Pisces. Venus is exalted in Pisces, so she likes any contact and particularly a powerful trine. She (as we) can work her magic here. She expands relationships, money and self-esteem. Opportunities increase. Resistance dissolves. The tricky part of Venus with Pisces is we need to know what we want now. The lines between us and other people, between acceptance and avoidance, between our money and their money, between love and 'what was I thinking' - will blur. If that Lunar Eclipse brought/brings losses, this aspect can soften the blow. 

On DECEMBER 8TH - we get the last quarter Moon of the cycle - the Moon in Virgo squaring the Sun in Sagittarius. The Moon in Virgo wants to organize/keep things smallish and tidy. The Sun in Sag wants to 'go big or go home'. This is the big-picture vs the pesky little details. Or we might say the important details vs the 'lalaland possibilities'. Squares are tension/frustration. How do we make this work?

On DECEMBER 12TH - Mars (direct in his home sign of Aries now) sextiles the North Node. Here is where we need to be taking action toward our future. Mars requires it. That sextile to the North Node speaks of opportunities/lining up with our best/brightest future (the best we can line up with from where we are currently parking our ass if you see what I mean). Aries action can sometimes look a little/or a lot selfish. Take it anyway. At the same time, Mercury gets ahead of the Sun - moves out of the bounds of the Sun. He/she isn't playing by the rules and there aren't many rules in Sagittarius to start with! We could say/think almost anything now. So can everyone else. He doesn't come back into bounds until the first week of January, so keep this in mind. 

On DECEMBER 14TH - here's the BIG Solar Eclipse New Moon in Sagittarius - we will talk about this in Part II. 


This one is at 23 degrees (symbolically past that 22 degree transformation-zone, so past the death - and what do you know, here we are still ALIVE, and there will be more and more days when we feel this way) conjunct the Galactic Center and the South Node (huge karmic releases), with Pluto at 23 DEGREES, too, now and Venus exactly on Juno (in Scorpio, people!) - here's what this year has brought us to with our relationships/contracts - this thing is merging or this thing is purging. And here is Jupiter breathing down Saturn's neck. Santa Claus right down Santa Claus lane. 


I will cover this thoroughly in Part II

Then in Part III we will tackle the New World that starts on December 21, 2020 at 2:21PM EST when Jupiter and Saturn connect at 0 degrees Aquarius. The king is dead, long live the king.


In Part IV we will look at both the Cancer Full Moon at the end of the month - the first in how many years now, without the pressure of Saturn and the Nodes AND the HUGE January 13th New Moon in Capricorn at, what else? - 23 degrees Capricorn. With Pluto at 24 degrees Cappy and Mars squaring Saturn (the chart drawn for Washington DC is on FIRE). Neptune still squaring the Nodes of Fate. And you know who has been at 23 degrees this whole time? Eris in Aries - everyone gets a seat at the table or the table gets flipped.


Hang in there everyone. 


It is hard for me to write too far ahead during the Eclipse spin cycle because we aren't really sure where we will be spit out. Which really just depends how far off course we are/where we are needed now and where we need to be. Personally I was hoping for a warm wash set to delicate followed by a light ironing, but this doesn't seem to be the case ...

Solar Eclipse post next! Mid-December will be rocking!

xo all


photo by the amazing anyaanti

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