Phases of the Moon, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern hemisphere will see a mirror image of this phase. (Source:Wikipedia)

Phases of the Moon, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern hemisphere will see a mirror image of this phase. (Source:Wikipedia)

Hello, everyone.

A very full week with a major transit or holy day each day, Mars stationary before turning retrograde, and the Sun heading to its Solstice next Monday, December 21.

Monday and Tuesday

On Monday and Tuesday, the Sun is featured in a sequence of aspects.  First, the Sun squares Uranus.  This transit brings ideas and information that challenge your authority, but with both planets in mutable signs, you’re willing to change your stance.  Expect surprises, reversals, and unconventional behavior to reveal something new!

Later on Monday the Sun sextiles Jupiter.  This aspect turns your thoughts to growth and expansion.  Technology, social networking, and digital publishing all bring good fortune.  Think big, but don’t initiate any new plans until after the New Moon on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Sun sextiles Neptune.  The Sun represents your leadership style and authority and Neptune in Aquarius brings inspiration from the global community.  Look for opportunities to reach your goals by supporting the needs of others.


Wednesday brings the New Moon in Sagittarius.  On the New Moon, the Moon and Sun are in perfect alignment, representing your alignment with your employees and customers.  In Sagittarius, growth and expansion will be on your mind and plans you hatch today will grow into opportunities over the next month. 


On Thursday, Venus in Sagittarius trines Mars in Leo.  The trine aspect is the most fortunate aspect in astrology, with the caveat that you’ve got to reach out and take the luck that comes.  Look for opportunities today through negotiation and alliances and when you see one, seize it with dignity and courage.  It’s yours.


Friday is Al Hijra, the Islamic New Year.  Al Hijra commemorates the day when Mohammed began his migration from Mecca to Medina.  This day became the first day in the first Islamic Year, in 622 CE.


This is an intense, unconventional day with Venus in Sagittarius squaring Uranus in Pisces.  New input may upset your marketing plans or there may be sudden reversals in a contract matter you thought was sewn up.  You are also prone to take more financial risk than you may be comfortable with later.  Today is a good day for singing and dancing, not business matters.


Mars reaches its station today, where it seems to be absolutely still before turning retrograde for the next 2 ½ months.  When a planet makes its station, its energy is powerfully focused and perceptible.  The warrior should be obvious all around us and within us.  Desire, ambition, passion, and creativity are all keywords of Mars, so make it happen now.  Tomorrow will be too late.

Sunday also hosts a Venus/Jupiter sextile.  Social networks, generosity, big productions, and big gatherings:  sounds like a Christmas/Solstice party to me.


Have a great week!