by Roy Neal —
Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver/Boulder area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.
We begin the month of December with Mercury and the Sun in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is a planet that represents opportunity, expansion and new vision. A Last Quarter Phase Moon occurs in Virgo on Monday evening, December 7th. A practical approach to work and health will ultimately allow us to move towards the experience of more freedom.
A New Moon/Solar Eclipse occurs in the sign of Sagittarius on Monday morning, December 14th. This eclipse begins a six month cycle of expansion and opportunity. Venus enters Sagittarius on Tuesday morning, December 15th. Optimism about our financial future will begin to increase. On this same day the asteroid Chiron will go direct in the sign of Aries. This signals a movement toward an awakening of new consciousness about our business goals and life direction which is enhanced as Saturn enters the sign of Aquarius on Wednesday, December 16. An optimistic view of new potential and possibility will be explored as Jupiter enters the sign of Aquarius on Saturday morning, December 19th.
The business plan for our new experience of life will become more apparent as Mercury enters the sign of Capricorn on Sunday afternoon, December 20.
The Sun enters Capricorn early on Monday morning, December 21st. This ingress is known as the Winter Solstice and signals the official beginning of the Winter Season. The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the sign of Aquarius also occurs just before noon on December 21st. An opportunity to evolve a new perspective and plan for a more conscious experience of government and business success is now at hand.
A First Quarter Phase Moon in the sign of Aries also occurs on December 21st further symbolizing the potency and potential for new beginnings. A trine aspect between Mercury in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus early on Christmas Day suggests that the knowledge and strategy for positive economic change will facilitate our celebration of the holiday and the New Year.