Saturn moves into Sagittarius

saturn in sagittarius150x150 Saturn moves into SagittariusSaturn moves into Sagittarius where it will stay until December 2017. From October 2012, we’ve experienced Saturn’s transit through Scorpio as an intense period where we’ve lost control, gained control and then lost control again. The underlying themes during the Saturn in Scorpio transit were suspicion, and a need to own and shape the world around us. This has been a tumultuous period in the global arena, and international mistrust has grown. On December 23rd 2104, this transit comes to an end – but can we expect any lessening of the tension as Saturn moves into Sagittarius?

The Astrologer Daily: Diligent Capricorn Moon, December 22nd, 2014

mercury in virgo150x150 The Astrologer Daily: Diligent Capricorn Moon, December 22nd, 2014The diligent Capricorn Moon will form supportive angles to Mercury, Venus, Neptune and Pluto. This is an ideal time to finish projects and submit important work for review. Making friends in high places is also advised. Whenever we encounter obstacles, we shouldn’t hesitate to ask for help. Well-connected business executives, politicians and civic leaders can be instrumental in cutting through red tape.

Anyone who is intent on finding a better job should escalate their efforts. Filling out applications, going on interviews, assembling work samples and getting letters of recommendation may prove helpful. Hard work pays off under this influence.

The Astrologer Daily: New Moon & Sun in Capricorn, December 21st, 2014

new moon150x150 The Astrologer Daily: New Moon & Sun in Capricorn, December 21st, 2014The New Moon falls in accomplished Capricorn today. We may feel compelled to set fresh goals and accept exciting challenges. Starting a new job, running for office and changing career paths are among the possibilities. People born under the signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn may feel especially compelled to pursue their dreams.

Independent Uranus will also go direct, boosting our confidence. Suddenly, getting public approval won’t seem nearly as important as it once was. It will be easier to have the courage of our convictions. Distinctive work may be rewarded and unique ideas could be celebrated. Stop trying to blend in with the crowd.

Winter Solstice

winter solstice 200x300 Winter SolsticeIn the Northern Hemisphere the Winter Solstice occurs on December 21 or so, when the Sun enters the Cardinal sign of Capricorn.  In the Southern Hemisphere it’s the Summer Solstice. The Sun rises and sets at the greatest southern distance from the equator. This day marks the official beginning of the winter season with the longest night of the year and the shortest day. In the Southern Hemisphere, the opposite is true: This time marks the longest day of the year and shortest night.