Full Moon in Cancer: Honoring our Sensitivity 

On December 29, at 10:28 PM ET, we experience the last Full Moon of 2020, taking place at 8°53’ of the sign of Cancer, and traditionally known as the Cold Moon, as it comes with the coldest days of the calendar year in the Northern hemisphere.

Full Moons take place when the Sun and the Moon are in exact opposition to each other, and they form an angle of 180°. These celestial alignments represent the blossoming and maturation of a cycle, they shine a light on something previously unclear or uncertain, and they allow us to reap the rewards of our work.

On the current Full Cold Moon, the axis Cancer-Capricorn is being activated, and this is highlighting the importance of emotional self-knowledge and self-regulation. The planetary configuration of the moment is shining a light on unresolved family dynamics and on the parental conditioning we internalized, while emphasizing the need to find a good balance between private life, alone time, and worldly commitments.

 

Cancer-Capricorn: The Family Axis

 

Cancer and Capricorn are Cardinal signs, they begin a new season and a new phase of growth, and they are both related to our experience of family.

Cancer relates to our need for being unconditionally loved, nurtured, accepted, and understood by others on an emotional level: these themes are emphasized on this Full Moon. The archetype of Cancer correlates with our need and desire to belong to a soul family, to a clan. It is associated with our connection with our ancestors, our roots, and our more nurturing caregiver, often the mother.

On the other hand, Capricorn reflects our experience with the more authoritative caregiver, often the father. Capricorn is the sign linked with regulations, norms, and external authorities, such as governments; it corresponds to societal expectations and the conditioning we internalized from our family and culture of origin. Capricorn correlates to the need to take responsibility for our lives by finding ways to generate material security, becoming both financially and emotionally independent from our family of origin.

 

Full Moon in Cancer: Melancholy, Nostalgia, and Emotional Fluctuations

 

This Full Moon is happening in the lunar home sign: Cancer is ruled by the erratic and changeable Moon. The Moon in Astrology represents our early childhood experiences and our perception of the parental home environment, it correlates with our inner world, our instinctual and habitual emotional reaction to what happens to and around us.

Mood swings and emotional fluctuations have been linked with the Moon phases and the sign of Cancer. The Full Cold Moon can increase the intensity of our emotional experiences. Many of us may notice a general sense of melancholy and nostalgia, and a strong tendency to reflect upon the past and the old times. During these days, we may witness frequent shifts of our inner state and we may find ourselves alternating more often than usual between sadness and excitement, between a need for solitude and a need for social interactions.

Spending more time than we are used to with our family may bring us back to the past, and it may bring to light old patterns and past issues we thought we overcame long ago. For those of us who are not able to celebrate winter holidays with our family, loneliness can have a similar effect: it can be harder than usual to deal with solitude and isolation. During these strange times, it is more important than ever to nurture our inner child, to connect with our inner mother archetype, to honor our body and its needs, and to be gentle with ourselves.

 

Emotional Self-Knowledge and Self-Regulation

 

As a Yin and Water archetype, Cancer is adaptable, flexible, and changeable. Its focus is mostly directed inwards, towards one’s emotional state and the realms of feelings. Cancer is the first sign of the Zodiac through which we experience emotions, as it is the first Water sign.

For this reason, Cancer correlates to the process of emotional self-knowledge and emotional maturation. The evolutionary intention of Cancer is to access a sense of safety and security that is not dependent on any external condition and to be able to honor our feelings as they come and go without being enslaved by our emotional state.

Both Cancer and Capricorn are connected to the capacity to self-regulate. Self-regulation consists of the ability to discern when we need to take a break, to feel if when we can be more indulgent with ourselves, and to know when we need to be more disciplined and structured to fully honor our commitments and responsibilities.

 

Full Moon in Cancer: Celebrating our Progress and Growth

 

The current Full Moon follows a Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius, and is directly connected to the cycle that started with the potent New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer we experienced on the Solstice of June 20, 2020. Reflect upon the intentions you set back in June, think about what you were going through, and refer to your journal of that time if you have it.

Notice any relevant connection between then and now, honor how far you have come, celebrate your improvements, and enjoy the results of your work. In particular, reflect upon the progress you have made in your capacity to self-soothe and to navigate intense emotional states during the last six months.

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Full Moon sextile Uranus and square Chiron

 

Uranus in Taurus is currently in a sextile to the Moon in Cancer, and in a trine to the Sun in Capricorn. Both are harmonic aspects that support the expression of all planets involved and increase our need for freedom and adventure. The influence of Uranus reflects the possibility of unexpected opportunities and unforeseen possibilities emerging throughout the rest of the current lunar cycle. These aspects support our need to experiment and explore and allow us to get in touch with our uniqueness and originality by accessing deeper levels of inspiration and creativity.

On the other hand, the T-square between the Sun, the Moon, and Chiron in Aries can bring up a sense of urgency relative to our need to break free from and leave behind the past patterns emerging during these days. We may experience the sensation of being rejected by others because of who we are or who we have become, or we may reject our own sensitivity as we feel it is never understood or respected by others. With this aspect, it’s important to honor our timing, to avoid taking things too personally, to be gentle with both ourselves and others, and to keep in mind that healing is not a linear process.

 

Venus conjunct the South Node and square Neptune

 

On this Full Moon, Venus in Sagittarius is approaching a conjunction to the Lunar South Node, and they are both in a square angle to Neptune in Pisces: these aspects are likely to manifest in our interactions with others.

The Venus square to Neptune may reflect a tendency to see only the good side of people and to idealize them to the point of losing sight of the actual reality. The Venus-Neptune square can promote a transformation in unbalanced relationship dynamics through experiences of disillusionment that force us to face the truth and to implement change.

The Venus-South Node conjunction can be about reliving and re-experiencing past dynamics or patterns that we thought we overcame, to understand them on a deeper level. This aspect can help us become aware of the disempowering beliefs and assumptions we hold, relative to relationships and partnerships, that aren’t supporting our personal growth.

 

Full Moon in Cancer: Honoring Sensitivity and Releasing Self-Judgment

 

Sensitivity is not supported by the way society is structured and by the expectations placed on us. For example, we are supposed to be equally productive every day of the month, independently of how we feel. This has brought many of us to automatically suppress most of our emotional reality and, as a result, to be constantly out of touch with our moment-to-moment inner state. On this Full Moon in Cancer, we are encouraged to get back to our emotional body and to understand where our feelings truly come from, without judging ourselves for them.

Cancer teaches us that we must take responsibility for ourselves and our well being, that we need to feel safe and whole without depending on others. Patterns of emotional codependency and issues related to insecure attachment styles may now emerge clearly. We have the chance to work on them with awareness and to explore strategies for coping with challenges constructively.

The Full Moon in Cancer invites us to be there for ourselves, to honor our emotions, and to prioritize taking care of our inner state. Ultimately, this cosmic alignment is here to bring us back to our hearts and to remind us that we are safe to feel whatever we are feeling.

During these intense and unusual times, the Full Cold Moon in Cancer is inviting us to connect with a sense of inner safety and security, not dependent on external conditions, and rooted in the acceptance of what is present for us right now. This cosmic event encourages us to anchor to a feeling of unconditional self-love that is always available independently of circumstances.

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Mercury in Capricorn: Structuring our Thoughts

On December 20, at 6:08 PM ET, Mercury entered Capricorn, after transiting for approximately three weeks in philosophical Sagittarius. Mercury will be in Capricorn until January 8, giving us the chance to make some order in our brains, structure our thought processes, and plan for the new year ahead.

Mercury in Capricorn is very down-to-earth and pragmatic. Its influence will allow us to ground the expansive ideas we had while Mercury was transiting Sagittarius, and will help us integrate the strong energy shift brought about by both Saturn and Jupiter entering Aquarius within days one from the other.

 

Mercury: the Thinking Mind

 

In Greek mythology, Mercury is associated with Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods. Hermes ruled over communication and commerce and was the patron of travelers, merchants, and thieves. Guiding Souls to the afterlife was among Hermes’ responsibilities: the Messenger and Persephone were the only ones allowed to enter the underworld and come back.

In Astrology, Mercury is the natural ruler of Gemini and Virgo, and it is associated with the third and sixth Houses. Mercury has a Yin and a Yang side. Its Yang side, corresponding to the Gemini function, correlates with the gathering of information and data, with how we classify and give names to the reality around us, and with how we communicate our internal experiences to the external world.

On the contrary, its Yin side, corresponding to the Virgo archetype, correlates with how we discriminate and discern what type of information to consume and gather, according to what is more useful and relevant in any given moment. The Yin side of Mercury corresponds to critical thinking and self-analysis, which promote self-knowledge and self-improvement. Being Capricorn a Yin sign, the Yin functions of Mercury will be most active during the upcoming transit.

 

Capricorn: Beyond Work & Money Making

 

Capricorn is the archetype related to the process of aging and maturation, which implies taking responsibility for oneself. It correlates with our social function, our public role, our career, and our reputation. It is commonly mistaken for a boring sign, that never finds time to have fun as it is only concerned about work and money.

However, the evolutionary purpose of Capricorn is not simply to work and make money. It is about finding a balance between public and private life, and a social function that reflects our authentic vocation, aligned with our sense of purpose, and that honors our personal qualities. Through Capricorn, we reach the level of self-mastery we need to have an impact on others and to offer a concrete and valuable contribution to the collective. This is everybody’s task for this lifetime, whether or not we have natal planets in Capricorn.

 

Mercury in Capricorn: Silence is Golden

 

Feeling more introspective than we usually do is common during this transit: Mercury in Capricorn in itself is not very talkative and extroverted. Many of us are likely to feel the need to be quieter than normal, and to speak only when we have something meaningful to say. Mercury in Capricorn reminds us that silence is golden and that saying nothing is better than talking just to hear ourselves talk.

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This energy is structured and practical and naturally tries to make sense of reality through rationality and logic. Capricorn aspires to self-mastery and achieves goals through incredible perseverance, even when things get hard. Mercury’s transit, together with Capricorn season, will help us be more disciplined and stoic, plan for the year ahead, and organize our days and our time in a more constructive manner.

 

Mercury conjunct Pluto: Transforming our Mental Structure

 

During its transit through Capricorn, Mercury will meet Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld. Their alignment is perfecting on January 4 or 5, according to timezone. However, we will feel the influence of their alignment for a few days before and after the exact date.

Mercury is also the planet ruling the North Node, transiting through Gemini until 2022. The North Node is a point in space correlated to our personal and collective evolutionary path. For this reason, the Mercury-Pluto conjunction will be even more relevant for all of us.

When a planet meets Pluto, the need to transform the way we express the functions of the celestial body involved comes to surface and becomes impossible to ignore. In this case, we are encouraged to transform the structure of our minds, how we perceive the world, how we communicate and share our inner reality, how we talk to ourselves and process the information we get. 

Mercury conjunct Pluto is a highly intuitive force, naturally attuned to subtle undercurrent and undertones. The Mercury-Pluto connection may reflect an increased curiosity about dark or taboo topics, as well as a stronger desire to reveal secrets and discover something previously hidden. Under the influence of their alignment, we have the potential to understand something crucial about ourselves, others, and the nature of reality.

 

Mercury in Capricorn: Structuring our Thoughts & Decluttering our Minds

 

This transit will support us in generating a solid framework and an action plan for the ideas and visions we had while Mercury was in Sagittarius. Capricorn is always in for the long haul: this archetype seeks to create a long-term legacy, to have a meaningful impact on society, and to offer practical and lasting value to others.

Mercury in Capricorn will help us set intellectual boundaries. This transit will help us discriminate and discern the type of information we choose to consume and the data we are open and willing to receive, according to our moment to moment state and needs.

Throughout its journey through Capricorn and its alignment with Pluto, Mercury will remind us, once again, that our thoughts have power. By consciously structuring them and decluttering our minds, generating order in our reality will be easier.

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Capricorn Season 2020: a Time of Restructuring

On December 21, at 5:03 AM ET, Capricorn Season 2020 starts, inaugurating a time of restructuring. This year, the December Solstice is marked by the Great Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius, which is happening simultaneously with the beginning of Capricorn season.

The Jupiter-Saturn alignment begins a new 20 years era. Its influence will last for years: by harnessing it wisely, we have the fantastic opportunity to build something innovative, revolutionary, and long-lasting. 

However, in order to discover what we want to invest our time and energy in a deep phase of introspection and self-reflection is necessary: this is exactly what Capricorn season 2020 is about.

 

Capricorn Season 2020: Building Something of Value

 

Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign, with a Yin or receptive quality. Not many people are aware that we are dealing with a Feminine sign: this reminds us that introspection and self-knowledge are necessary if we want to build solid structures that have actual significance and value.

Since 2008, the long term transit of Pluto has been radically and profoundly transforming the expression of this sign and will continue to do so until 2023. During 2020, we had both Saturn and Jupiter transiting there too, and joining Pluto. Their alignments have been accelerating the breakdown of the old systems and increasing the need for relevant shifts of the social paradigm, as well as the pressure on each of us as individuals.

As an archetype, Capricorn correlates to structure, discipline, maturity, self-responsibility, and self-regulation. Ruled by Saturn, the Lord of Karma and Time, Capricorn corresponds to the concepts of time, space, boundaries, and limitations. While this may sound depressing to some of us, we were born into this 3D physical reality because we are meant to learn how it works and master it.

Capricorn Season 2020

Taking responsibility for our lives and our choices, holding healthy boundaries, knowing and respecting our limitations, and honoring our timing will be important themes of the upcoming Capricorn season.

Capricorn inspires us to build something of value, something practical, something that can affect society positively and improve the reality currently available, something that is relevant not only for us but for the entire collective. This sign is not just about ruthless ambition, does not want to simply achieve social power and respect from others, as it is commonly perceived. Like all Earth archetypes, Capricorn ultimately aspires to be useful.

 

Overcoming Fear of Other People’s Judgment

 

What stands in the way of us sharing our talents and gifts with the world is often the fear of other people’s judgment and a sense of shame relative to not being good enough or competent enough to show up as we desire to. These issues are tightly related to Capricorn, the archetype ruling the concept of authority, including both our connection with our inner authority and our relationship to external ones.

Common distortions of this sign consist of self-repression, excessive self-consciousness, and suppression of one’s authentic self-expression. These are often linked to social norms, rules, or judgments based on socially accepted criteria of conduct that are not in tune with natural laws. Guilt linked to not fulfilling others’ standards or expectations is another common issue related to the sign of Capricorn.

Capricorn season 2020 and the Great Jupiter Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius will encourage us to release any inhibitions, self-consciousness, residual guilt, and fear of being judged that are still holding us back from living our purpose. These transits are inviting us to be completely authentic and unique in our self-expression without worrying too much about fitting in or about what other people may think about us.

 

Capricorn Season 2020: a Time of Restructuring 

 

During Capricorn season 2020, we will witness a Full Moon in Cancer and a New Moon in Capricorn, two extremely relevant alignments that will bring up the need to restructure both our inner and outer realities.

The Full Moon in Cancer is the last Full Moon of 2020, arriving on December 29. This celestial event will bring us back to our hearts and remind us that the feeling of safety, security, and home is always available within ourselves. During these extremely strange and stressful times, we are encouraged to find ways to nurture ourselves, to turn within, connect with the real source of our feelings and emotions, and hone our capacity to self-soothe and self-regulate autonomously.

On January 13, we will experience an extremely potent New Moon in Capricorn. Both the Sun and the Moon will be conjunct Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld and the shadow realms. The first New Moon of 2021 is starting a lunar cycle focused on radical metamorphosis and emotional transformation: we will be invited to align with the changes that have been taking place both in our inner world and in the external reality. 

The New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto will remind us that alignment and balance are dynamic processes: change is always happening, life is not static, and dealing with the unexpected is easier when we don’t resist transformation. 

 

Cultivating Resilience & Aiming to Self-Mastery

 

We are entering the last ten days of an extremely unusual, challenging, and transformative year: the Sun traveling through Capricorn shines new light on everything we have been going through so far. The upcoming season invites us to acknowledge how much we have changed, to celebrate our resilience, and to honor our progress and our improvements, no matter how small.

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” ― Elizabeth Edwards

While the Sun travels through Capricorn, some cycles may end, and many new ones can begin if we are open to leaving the past behind and make a leap of faith. Capricorn season is inviting us to turn inwards, to reflect upon what we have learned during 2020, and to enter the new year with a newfound sense of inner strength, and a commitment to achieving deeper self-mastery. 

During the journey of the Sun through Capricorn, we are encouraged to come into contact with the awareness that we are more resilient than we think and that we are able to overcome whatever obstacle we encounter on our path.

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Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius: a New Era

On December 21, 1:20 PM ET, Jupiter will be exactly conjunct Saturn at 0°29’ of Aquarius. The conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn propels us into 2021 with a newfound sense of hope and a strong desire for significant collective change.

The two planets have ended their long journey through Capricorn almost simultaneously, and they are now ushering in a completely different energy. Their exact alignment, traditionally known as the “Great Conjunction”, marks the beginning of a New Era of Air, and we will feel its effect for the upcoming 20 years.

 

The Great Conjunction: the Dawn of a New Era

 

Jupiter and Saturn meet approximately every 20 years: ancient Astrologers considered their conjunction the event marking the shift of historical eras. However, the alignment we experience in 2020 is even more significant than other Jupiter Saturn conjunctions because, for the first time in 200 years, the two planets will meet in an Air sign, Aquarius. The previous conjunctions happened in Earth archetypes: this elemental change reflects the enormous shift in global consciousness currently taking place. From now on, Jupiter and Saturn will continue to meet in Air signs until 2159.

If this was not enough, this cosmic event is happening on the 0° degree of Aquarius, symbolizing the beginning of a new evolutionary phase, and simultaneously with the ingress of the Sun in Capricorn and the Solstice. This is another very relevant factor to consider: this moment represents the literal and metaphorical start of a new season, Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. The fact that Jupiter and Saturn are joining on the Solstice intensifies the power of their current conjunction and its relevance for the collective. This cosmic event marks the dawn of a new era of innovation, originality, and groundbreaking discoveries.

 

Is the Age of Aquarius starting?

 

Many of us are wondering whether or not the Great Conjunction represents the beginning of the Aquarian Age. There is not an official agreement upon this in the Astrology community: some believe this may be the case, others state that the Age of Aquarius will begin only with the transit of Pluto through Aquarius, starting in 2023, others think that it already started, other that we are not quite there yet and that the transition may take even longer.

The Astrological Ages last approximately 2500 years, and what most Astrologers agree upon is that the transition between Ages is a long process: it can take between 50 and 150 years. This event doesn’t happen overnight, as it implies a radical and all-encompassing paradigm shift that affects all aspects of our reality and global consciousness itself.

However, the vast majority of Astrologers believe that we are right in the middle of the transition between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius. We are probably in the final phases of the process. Even if we don’t know exactly how long it will take, the flaws and the distortions of obsolete systems have been ruthlessly exposed during 2020: this is an integral and essential part of the transition of the Ages. 

The destruction of the current structures is necessary to create space for new ones, and it is not over yet. In 2021, we are likely to experience more purging, and an ongoing conflict between the old and the new, marked by the potent square between Saturn and Uranus, active throughout the whole year.

 

Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius: Blending different Energies

 

While Jupiter expands, Saturn contracts: the two planets couldn’t be more different. Yet, they are joining forces on the Solstice, and their conjunction will bring lasting global changes. Jupiter will be in Aquarius for almost the entire 2021, while Saturn will be there for two and a half years. Their energies will inspire and motivate us to bring our ideas into form, to embody our individuality and originality without fear, and to give birth to something unique and revolutionary.

Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius

Jupiter in Aquarius expands our vision, our capacity to be innovative and dream big. Meanwhile, Saturn helps us make our dreams real and tangible and invites us to link our vision and goals to a relevant social need. Even if they are very different, these two planets can work well together, as they complement each other.

Aquarius has a natural inclination to experiment and try new things: the Jupiter transit through the sign supports the Jupiterian need to explore and expand while the transit of Saturn will help us cultivate discipline and practicality, balancing any tendency to be too abstract, ungrounded, or idealistic.

 

Breakthroughs & Community Building

 

In 2021, we will also experience the effects of the long term transit of Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, through Taurus. Uranus’ influence tends to be disruptive and unsettling. However, together with Saturn and Jupiter, Uranus will help us get out of stagnation.

These transits will inspire us to reconnect with nature, to take action towards significant social change, and to create alternative systems based on equality, communion, and mutual respect. Communities will be an essential part of the upcoming years. Aquarius is associated with all those connections we form with like-minded Souls who share similar dreams, goals, and visions, but also with feelings of alienation and loneliness due to the sensation of not fitting in anywhere. Because of this paradox, a risk could be to sacrifice our individual needs and expression just for the sake of belonging to a group.

 

Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius: Science & Technology

 

Aquarius invites us to see things from a higher vantage point, and to cultivate objectivity and detachment: this is the archetype related to science, technology, and the Internet. For this reason, we will keep witnessing a radical transformation of the way we work, interact, and communicate, something that is already taking place.

Connecting and exchanging ideas with people from different cultures and backgrounds will be the key to harness the energy of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. Being open to learning from each other will allow us to exponentially increase our creativity and our capacity to bring forth innovation.

 

Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius: Liberation from Conditioning

 

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius invites us to dive deeper into what Carl Jung defined as the individuation process. This means becoming aware of the conditioning and limiting beliefs we have unconsciously internalized, and finding our own unique ways to break free from them and get closer to our essence. 

Aquarius encourages us to liberate ourselves from outdated ways of being and from all those behaviors that we adopt in order to fit in, yet don’t feel authentic and real. This cosmic event is inviting us to stop holding on to the past, to align with the changing paradigm, and to join the global transformation.

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Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Into Uncharted Territory

On December 14, 11:16 AM ET, we experience a Total Solar Eclipse, taking place at 23°08’ Sagittarius. This celestial event is encouraging us to outgrow our self-imposed limitations and to leap into uncharted territory.

The Sun and the Moon will join on the Lunar South Node, and the Moon, transiting between the Earth and the Sun, will completely cover the Sun for approximately two hours. The New Moon Solar Eclipse, which should never be watched with the naked eye, will only be visible from some regions in South America, especially Chile and Argentina, some parts of South West Africa, and Antarctica.

However, even if it is not possible to see the Eclipse from our location, we are inevitably going to feel its effects. This cosmic alignment contains the seed of a brand new beginning that can only happen after we have consciously let go of those attachments to the past that are holding us back from further evolution.

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New Moons: New Beginnings and Growth Opportunities

 

New Moons take place when Sun and Moon are in the same Zodiac sign, conjunct one another to the degree. Every New Moon ushers in an energy of change and transformation, which offers us the opportunity for a fresh start. These cosmic events represent the very beginning of the entire lunar cycle: they open doors for us and offer us new chances to grow.

New Moons are the best time of the month to set intentions for the time ahead, clarify our vision, and renew our commitments. They inaugurate a two weeks period of spontaneous action and instinctual self-discovery, that is meant to happen through a trial and error process.

Solar Eclipses are special and extremely potent New Moons. They take place two or three times a year, when the Sun and the Moon join on a Lunar Node, a point in space situated where the Moon’s orbit aligns with the Ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun from our perspective on Earth. Since the current alignment between the Sun, the Moon, and the South Node is exact, we are witnessing a Total Solar Eclipse. This cosmic event is going to be more intense than the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Gemini we experienced on November 30.

 

Total Solar Eclipses: The Most Powerful Presages of Change 

 

On Eclipses, the veil between our world and other dimensions becomes thinner. Since the beginning of time, Total Solar Eclipses have been considered the most powerful gateways of change and a presage of impending radical transformation. Our ancestors intensely feared these alignments. The fact that the light of the Sun cannot reach Earth, as it is eclipsed by the Moon, was considered a punishment from the Gods and a negative occurrence.

Today, we know that it is only a temporary phenomenon: nonetheless, the chain of events reflected by these planetary configurations is undoubtedly intense, extremely fast, and often life-changing. Staying open to the unexpected and trusting the unfolding without resisting the unknown are the keys to navigating this energy consciously, rather than being carried away by it.

 

Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Exploring Faith and Purpose

 

New Moons are traditionally considered new beginnings, however, this Solar Eclipse is happening on the South Node of the Moon, the point in space representing our collective karmic past. The South Node symbolizes something we are encouraged to move away from, as we are already familiar with it, yet without forgetting the lessons we have learned. For this reason, we are experiencing an energy of release and culmination: old patterns have reached their breaking point, and we must let them go before we can establish new ones.

As an archetype, Sagittarius has a lot to do with our belief system, with our sense of faith, with the significance we attribute to our existence and the human experience as a whole. This Solar Eclipse may bring up strong sensations of feeling lost, of not knowing where to turn to to find meaning and purpose.

We may feel that the world as we know it is falling apart, that nothing is safe or secure anymore. It is important to honor and acknowledge difficult emotions and to take time to integrate what happens. However, creating a story around them and building an identity around our wounds is not helpful in the long run. Life is not always fair, but we need to remember that we do have the power to raise upon all circumstances, no matter how difficult, and we do have the power to manifest something better.

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Sun, Moon, and Mercury conjunct the South Node: Letting Go of Past Stories

 

On this Solar Eclipse, the Sun, the Moon, and Mercury all join the South Node of the Moon in Sagittarius. The Sun conjunct the South Node is inviting us to let go of our old purpose, our old sense of identity, and our old way of being, while the Moon on her own South Node encourages us to stop holding on to feelings and emotions that aren’t serving us anymore.

The fact that Mercury is involved in this configuration is particularly interesting because Mercury is the planetary ruler of the Gemini North Node, the opposite point in space, symbolizing the evolutionary direction we are collectively invited to take.

The ruler of the North Node conjunct the South Node represents a clear indication that we need to integrate something from the past and release it before we can embrace the future. Mercury symbolizes the way we logically make sense of reality, our mental structure, our communication style. Mercury conjunct the South Node is inviting us to let go of old stories, old ways of thinking, speaking, and perceiving the world, in order to be able to move forward.

 

Bringing our Visions into Form & Opening up to Others

 

Jupiter is the planetary ruler of the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius. Jupiter’s condition and the alignments it is forming with other planets are giving us important information on how the energy of this celestial event is going to manifest.

The Lord of Luck and Abundance is currently transiting the last degrees of Capricorn and approaching a conjunction with Saturn, which will be exact on the Winter Solstice in the sign of Aquarius. However, the energy of their alignment is already perceivable. Jupiter conjunct Saturn speaks about the need to discover our authentic selves by breaking free from the conditioning we received, and to find out innovative ways to bring our visions and dreams into a concrete and tangible form.

Jupiter is also creating a sextile to Venus in Scorpio. This aspect reminds us of the importance of cultivating close relationships and deep emotional bonds with others. These types of connections are the strongest triggers and catalysts for self-knowledge and spiritual growth, as they promote the expansion of our mental horizons and help us overcome our personal limitations.

The sextile between Jupiter and Venus is an invitation to take the time to connect with people in authentic ways, to slow down and relate from the heart rather than from the mind. Asking the right questions and listening to others’ answers and points of view is what helps us expand our perception of reality. It has the potential to open us up to new directions and perspectives and to give us interesting ideas for the future.

 

Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Moving towards Uncharted Territory

 

This Eclipse may reflect a feeling of existential crisis related to the loss of our old sense of meaning and to the fact that our new life direction is not clear yet. Neptune squaring the Nodal Axis and the Eclipse is increasing the generalized feelings of confusion and brain fog, not only around the nature of reality, of what is really taking place in the world, but also around our own path and soul purpose.

Divine will is at play at all times: especially when we feel we have lost it all and we have nothing else to lose. A seed has been planted: we cannot see it yet, but it is there waiting to grow and blossom. We are learning to be patient, to allow the organic unfolding of events, to trust ourselves and a Higher Order.

This New Moon is reminding us that in every ending is hidden a new beginning, even if it can be hard to see it in the present moment. Ultimately, the Total Solar Eclipse we are experiencing is an invitation to connect with something bigger than ourselves and with a sense of faith that is not rooted in a rational explanation but simply in an intuitive feeling.

Sagittarius always invites us to expand, to explore, to move towards uncharted territory, and to embody a way of living that feels more authentic and attuned with our natural rhythms. This potent cosmic event can bring us plenty of opportunities to find a new sense of meaning, new ways to self-actualize, a better awareness of our Soul’s purpose and evolutionary direction.

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Venus trine Neptune: Transcending Separation

On December 5, 11:52 PM ET, Venus in Scorpio creates a harmonic trine to Neptune in Pisces. We have been feeling this energy for a few days already, and we will be able to harness the benefic influence of this aspect for approximately five more days.

Trines are angles of 120° degrees: they represent supportive aspects that promote the integration of the energies of planets transiting signs of the same element, in this case, Water. The alignment between Venus-Neptune is increasing our intuition, our receptivity, and our psychic openness: for this reason, it’s extremely important to be mindful of what we are taking in.

Venus trine Neptune

The current planetary configuration is reflecting increased sensitivity to what is happening in the world, as well as to other people’s energetic and emotional realities. As we are also in the midst of Eclipse season, it is crucial to find ways to ground, get back to our center, align with our own frequency, and balance our inner state.

 

Venus: Romantic Love, Values, and Relationship to Self

 

Venus, the ruler of both Taurus and Libra, is the planet related to how we relate to others and how we inwardly relate with ourselves. Venus correlates with how we manage our finances and our resources, with our value system, with our sense of self-worth, and with the extent to which we value ourselves, our energy, and our time.

Venus in Scorpio reflects an inclination to seek intense, deep, soul-bonding relationships: satisfaction is not possible with superficial pursuits or interactions. We tend to want it all and lose trust easily if we feel the other person is holding something back or if we sense some sort of dishonesty. During this transit, we are more introspective than usual: we tend to analyze our own psychological dynamics and to seek the real motivations and intentions behind our conscious desires and needs.

 

Neptune: Unconditional Love and Divine Innocence

 

Neptune is a transpersonal planet, and it takes 165 years to orbit the Zodiac. It is very far away from us, it takes about 14-15 years to transits through a sign, and its movements always reflect collective experiences and events. Neptune in Astrology is considered to be the Higher Octave of Venus, meaning that it is a higher vibrational expression of the same energetic quality. While Venus corresponds to romantic love, Neptune is related to divine and unconditional love. 

Neptune has been in Pisces since 2012, bringing the dissolution of many of our illusions and delusions, while allowing us to get closer to our spiritual nature. Neptune correlates to the sense of meaninglessness and disenchantment that we feel when we realize our perception of reality is not the absolute truth.

Neptune corresponds to the loss of innocence after an experience of disillusionment, as well as to a conscious return to innocence, that can happen only when we come into contact with our Higher Self and adopt a spiritual perspective of life. Accepting what we encounter on our journey and surrendering to something greater than ourselves is what helps us make the most out of any Neptune transit, which we will never be able to make complete sense of. 

 

Venus trine Neptune: Finding Balance and Holding Boundaries

 

With Venus-Neptune aspects, we tend to idealize people, situations, and relationships, and to see the world through rose-colored glasses. Seeing only the positive aspects of someone or something is easier than usual.

Contacts between Venus and Neptune remind us that, to be able to form conscious and healthy relationships with other people, we need to have a clear sense of self, of our values, strong self-worth and self-respect. Holding proper boundaries becomes essential to avoid losing ourselves in the other, or in our own illusions and ideals. For this reason, we need to make sure of how much we are able to give and what we need to receive.

Venus trine Neptune

The trine supports the integration of the energies of Venus and Neptune and helps us find a balance between extremes. Nonetheless, we need to be mindful that sustaining conditions of harmony requires constant work and honest communication.

Venus trine Neptune: Bridging Spirit and Matter

 

With Venus-Neptune aspects, we tend to be highly idealistic. However, it is also crucial to make sure we are practical: holding on to ideals and dreams is not enough. We still live in a three-dimensional world with all the conditions and limitations it implies, and we need to be able to navigate through them.

The trine between Venus and Neptune gives us the opportunity to find a better balance between the energy we direct towards material concerns and the energy we direct towards our spiritual pursuits. This aspect represents an invitation to let go of any disempowering belief around financial abundance and material security and to work towards healing the split between Spirit and matter.

 

Venus trine Neptune: Transmuting Emotions & Transcending Separation

 

During these days, we are going to feel more empathic and sensitive than usual: artistic and creative endeavors represent a great way to channel and transmute the intense emotional energy that many of us are experiencing. Both Venus and Neptune correlate with the arts, with creativity and inspiration, with the ways we try to generate more beauty and harmony in the world and express something we are not able to verbalize.

The trine between Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces invites us to find new ways to connect with the Divine through our relationships with others, and through artistic and creative pursuits. Ultimately, this planetary alignment invites us to nurture our Spirit by connecting with a state of flow and pure presence, and to transcend the illusion of separation by seeing part of ourselves in all those people we are relating with.

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Mercury in Sagittarius: a Global Vision

On December 1, 2:51 PM ET, Mercury entered fiery and lively Sagittarius. After spending more time than usual in Scorpio, due to its retrograde cycle, the planet of logic and communication has moved on and will stay in Sagittarius until December 20.

We are coming out of a long season of introspection and self-reflection, during which we deeply analyzed our own psyche and the psychology of people around us to find out what is beneath the surface and discover the deeper motivations and intentions behind situations and events.

While Mercury was in Scorpio, our mental focus was completely within: now, it’s going to be the opposite. Mercury’s journey through philosophical Sagittarius is a transit that reflects a natural opening towards the social sphere and an increased need to exchange thoughts and opinions with others, laugh, and have a good time.

 

Sagittarius: Meaning, Faith, and Purpose

 

Sagittarius corresponds to our need to give meaning to our existence. The evolutionary transition from Scorpio to Sagittarius reflects the moment in which we find a new sense of purpose and faith after an existential crisis, a Dark Night of the Soul, which caused a complete psychological death and rebirth. 

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The sign of Sagittarius correlates to the archetype of the teacher, the philosopher, and the pilgrim. It is the seeker of the Zodiac, on an ongoing quest for self-discovery and truth. Authenticity is one of the keywords related to Sagittarius, which is strongly connected with our instinct as well as with Natural Laws.

Sagittarius needs absolute freedom to explore reality as felt in any given moment: this sign desires to live in the present and enjoy life to the fullest. The expansion of consciousness through direct experience is the ultimate goal: Sagittarius aims to find the true purpose of every adventure by learning from observation and correlation and an ongoing trial and error process.

 

Mercury: Deductive Reasoning, Logic, and Rationality

 

Mercury’s function is to help us make sense of reality. The planetary ruler of Gemini and Virgo allows us to intellectually classify and give names to the world around us. Mercury corresponds to how we communicate our internal reality to others, to how we learn, gather, and absorb information and data, to how we manage and handle the tasks and chores of everyday life.

Mercury reflects left brain functions and is associated with deductive reasoning, with linear and rational thinking patterns. It corresponds to our immediate environment and to the way we interface with our surroundings. On the contrary, Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, rules the right brain, inductive reasoning, non-linear, intuitive thinking patterns. Jupiter corresponds to those long journeys in which we get to interact with different cultures, discover new philosophies and ways of perceiving the world. It is related to our belief system and to the way we tend to attribute meaning to our existence.

 

Mercury in Sagittarius: Bridging the Left and Right Brain

 

During the transit of Mercury through Sagittarius, we will experience the natural conflict between the left and the right brain. According to traditional Astrology, Mercury is considered to be in its “detriment” in Sagittarius, meaning that the energy of the two archetypes may have some difficulty to blend well: in fact, Mercury is at home in Gemini, the opposite sign. Sagittarius, archetypally speaking, doesn’t have a lot of patience with details: it is naturally focused on the big picture and prefers learning from direct experience rather than spending hours on books.

However, Mercury in Sagittarius offers us important opportunities for growth by allowing us to create bridges between the left and the right hemispheres of the brain. If we are able to harness the full potential of this transit, we have a great chance to develop both our intuition and our capacity for critical thinking. 

 

Mercury in Sagittarius: a Global Vision

 

The journey of Mercury through Sagittarius has the potential to help us significantly shift our mental approach to reality by inviting us to focus on the big picture while promoting a sense of hope and an optimistic outlook towards the future. During the upcoming weeks, we get a big chance to connect all the separate parts of the whole and develop a global vision of any issue we are interfacing with. 

Nonetheless, we need to be mindful of not neglecting important details, avoid excessive generalizations, and be careful of not being too blunt, preachy, self-righteous, or inappropriately sarcastic, which can be some of the downsides of this transit.

Moreover, Mercury will exactly conjunct the Sun and the Moon on the South Node during the potent New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius, taking place on December 14. This configuration represents a strong invitation to release old ways of thinking and learning, as well as beliefs and assumptions belonging to the past that are holding us back from moving forward and aligning with the person we are becoming. 

Mercury in Sagittarius will be supporting our journey towards self-knowledge and authenticity. This transit can help us become aware of thought patterns and prejudices that are not rooted in our personal truth and don’t reflect our worldview but rather represent a product of our conditioning.

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December 2020 Astrology Update: Letting Future In

Eclipse season has just begun, and we kick start the last month of 2020, once again, with a high level of cosmic intensity. December is the final chapter of this extremely transformative year. The first half of the upcoming month is a time for completion, during which we are encouraged to keep releasing the past. On the contrary, the second half of it is about letting the future in by aligning with new dreams, new visions, and new sources of motivation. 

We have recently experienced a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Gemini, which highlighted the need to reconnect with our voice, to be open to exchanging ideas and opinions, yet without forgetting to discern and discriminate the type of information we take in. In less than two weeks, the Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius of December 14 is likely to bring up similar themes: the spotlight will be on the need to let go of outdated beliefs and assumptions belonging to the past. 

After the Total Solar Eclipse, we experience two weeks packed with cosmic action: as the Moon starts growing, change is likely to happen incredibly fast. A huge amount of energy will shift from an Earth to an Air archetype: the highlight of the month is the Great Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius. The pressure, the sense of fatigue, and the heaviness we have been experiencing for months are going to decrease. While we are likely to feel physically lighter, our minds are going to be way more active: the Cosmos is inviting us to experiment, to be original, and to create something that has never been done before.

 

Mercury enters Sagittarius

December 2020 Astrology Update

As the new month begins, the planet of logic, communication, and information enters expansive and philosophical Sagittarius. Sagittarius, as an archetype, is naturally focused on the big picture, has a tendency to generalize, and not much patience with details. Yet, the transit of Mercury through this sign will uplift our mood and support our intuitive capacities through the activation of the right brain. Mercury in Sagittarius can offer us opportunities to gain deeper self-knowledge, by helping us become aware of assumptions and judgments that are not rooted in objectivity.

 

Venus trines Neptune

December 2020 Astrology Update

The beautiful Water trine between Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces is ushering in powerful healing energy. This aspect is exact on December 5, but we have been feeling it for a couple of days, and its influence will be available for a few more. The Venus-Neptune trine reflects strong feelings of empathy, compassion, and increased sensitivity to other people’s emotions. Make sure to ground and align with your own energy: this is a fantastic influence for our creativity and for any artistic endeavor, which can allow us to transmute the intense emotional energy constructively.

 

New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

December 2020 Astrology Update

On December 14, the Sun, the Moon, and Mercury join the South Node of the Moon in Sagittarius and we witness a total Solar Eclipse. Since the beginning of time, Solar Eclipses have been considered the most powerful omens of change. While this cosmic event can reflect a sense of crisis related to a loss of faith and meaning, it also offers us the opportunity to begin a brand new cycle of growth. The Solar Eclipse will emphasize the necessity to completely let go of the past, of our expectations related to it, of our old beliefs and ways of thinking, in order to be able to move towards a new and more authentic direction.

 

Venus enters Sagittarius

Just one day after the Total Solar Eclipse, Venus enters Sagittarius, increasing the emphasis on this archetype. Venus in Sagittarius is an energy that needs absolute freedom of expression, as it aims to self-discovery and self-actualization. This transit will support our ongoing search for truth, purpose, and for the meaning of life: for this reason, during the journey of Venus through Sagittarius, many of us will feel inspired to dive deeper into personal development and spiritual growth. 

 

Chiron stations Direct

December 2020 Astrology Update

Meanwhile, on the same day, Chiron stations direct in Aries after being in retrograde motion since July. Chiron stationing direct represents an invitation to take concrete action towards healing, by implementing behaviors that support emotional self-regulation and promote the integration, rather than the suppression, of our sensitivity. Cultivating a stronger sense of self-worth and self-confidence, and learning to be who we are without apologizing for our nature will be the main themes of the upcoming post shadow phase, lasting until April 2021.

 

Saturn enters Aquarius

As Saturn enters Aquarius, we are encouraged to find a deeper sense of personal responsibility, not based on our conditioning but rather on an embodied feeling of how the energy we send out through our actions, words, and deeds positively or negatively affects the collective. The importance of community will be emphasized throughout the next two and a half years of Saturn in Aquarius. During this time, we will have the chance to build something of lasting value by working together with others.

 

Sun and Mercury conjunct the Galactic Center

December 2020 Astrology Update

On December 18, both the Sun and Mercury will form their yearly alignment with the Center of our Galaxy. We are likely to feel the effects of this configuration for a few days: the Galactic Center is a region of space and not an actual celestial body. When this point is activated by planetary transits, themes from the past can emerge to be released, so that we can move forward lighter. These aspects invite us to embrace a higher perspective of life and to reconnect with the Divinity within ourselves.

 

Jupiter enters Aquarius

On December 19, Jupiter enters Aquarius for the first time after 2008-2009. Jupiter in Aquarius inaugurates a one year cycle of technological and spiritual expansion. Intellectual freedom and independent thinking will be big themes of the upcoming years, during which many of us will break free from deep and unconscious conditioning and limiting beliefs. Our inspiration and creativity are likely to increase exponentially through contact and exchange with like-minded Souls.

 

Mercury enters Capricorn

On December 20, Mercury enters Capricorn, after spending three weeks in expansive and intuitive Sagittarius. From now until January 8, our thought patterns will be more structured and practical, as we will seek to generate order and make sense of reality through logic and rationality. During this transit, we may feel quieter and more introspective than usual. Mercury in Capricorn will help us be more disciplined, plan for the year ahead, and organize our days in constructive ways.

 

Sun enters Capricorn

On December 21, the Sun joins Mercury: Capricorn season begins, and the Winter Solstice takes place. This year, Capricorn season will be a highly transformative time, as it is inaugurated by the powerful Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. Throughout the transit of the Sun through Capricorn, we will witness some endings and many new beginnings. Capricorn season and Wintertime represent an invitation to turn within in order to discover what reality we truly want to manifest. We will be encouraged to let go of any fear of being judged by others and of any inhibition that prevents us from expressing ourselves authentically.

 

Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius

Traditionally known as “the Great Conjunction” this Jupiter-Saturn alignment is taking place at the 0° of the sign of the Water Bearer. This cosmic event is inaugurating a new era full of creativity, originality, and innovation. While Jupiter expands, Saturn contracts: this may sound contradictory, but these energies can work well together: their influence will support us in bringing our ideas into form and will inspire many of us to give birth to something revolutionary.

 

Mars square Pluto

On December 23, we experience the last one of a cycle of three squares between Mars in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Themes that first came up during August can culminate or emerge again, to find a complete resolution. As this can be a highly explosive aspect, it is important to be particularly aware of avoiding reacting on impulse, as this can easily generate even more reactivity and anger. On the other hand, Mars square Pluto highly supports our motivation and our stamina: this energy will help us embody the strength we need to overcome challenges and obstacles.

 

Full Moon in Cancer

December 2020 Astrology Update

The Full Moon in Cancer is closing the Eclipse portal as well as the calendar year. This celestial alignment is inviting us to come back to our hearts, to nurture our inner child, and to honor our connection with our loved ones. On the same day, Venus is approaching a conjunction with the South Node of the Moon in Sagittarius: this aspect will be exact on December 30 or 31, depending on the timezone, but it will be already active on the Full Moon. Venus on the South Node represents an invitation to seek fulfillment within ourselves, rather than expecting other people to fulfill us.

 

December 2020 Astrology Update: Our Invitation

 

December 2020 is a month during which we are invited to release what stands in the way of our freedom: the cosmic transits are encouraging us to embrace and explore our uniqueness and our individuality. Deconditioning and liberation are Aquarius keywords and will be the main themes of the entire 2021. Throughout the upcoming month, our work is to let go of any residual fear of other people’s judgment, any sense of shame about our authentic nature, and any guilt linked to not fulfilling others’ expectations.

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius inaugurates a period of spontaneous action and instinctual self-discovery, in which we are called to be in alignment with our Higher Self. Don’t be afraid to be different, and stay open to life unfolding in ways you never thought were possible. Believe in yourself and in your vision, and trust that the path that is spontaneously opening will take you where you need to be.

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Venus in Scorpio: Need for Intensity

On November 21, 08:22 AM ET, Venus transits from Libra to Scorpio. The Goddess of Love is now entering the Underworld: she is inviting us to deepen our relationships and to understand ourselves and others in more profound ways. As soon as Venus enters Scorpio, she invites us to dive into our Soul’s depths: Venus in Scorpio will promote an intense self-analysis and exploration of our inner world, our psychology, and our subconscious intentions and motivations.

During this transit, lasting until December 15, we may tend to be more defensive and distant, we need more time to trust others, and we may even test them to make sure they deserve our attention and energy. While Venus is in Scorpio, we constantly monitor and analyze our internal state, other people’s behavior, and the external environment, to detect any potential threat.

 

The Yin and the Yang side of Venus

 

Venus in Astrology symbolizes the way we relate to ourselves and others, how we deal with money and our material possessions, and it is the planet associated with our value systems and our resources. Venus has two sides, one of them directed inwardly, and the other one directed outwardly: the way the two sides manifest is tightly connected, as those we attract into our lives are reflecting our inner reality. 

The Yin or inner side of Venus rules the archetype of Taurus, and it corresponds with our values, our self-worth, our survival instinct, and the relationship we have with ourselves. The Yang side of Venus is directed outwardly: it correlates to the relationships we form with other people and it is associated with the sign of Libra. 

 

From Libra to Scorpio: Creating Deeper Intimacy

 

We can consider the Zodiac in its natural order as the progression of twelve stages of awareness or twelve phases of the evolution of consciousness. With the transition from Libra to Scorpio, our main orientation shifts from the Yang side of Venus to the Yin one: our focus turns within, on our psychology, and on the way everything works. There is a strong need for a deeper understanding of both the way we inwardly operate and the way other people inwardly function.

According to traditional Astrology, Venus is in her “Detriment” in Scorpio, meaning that the energies of the two archetypes can struggle to blend in a balanced way. Here, there may be too much intensity for Venus to feel comfortable expressing herself. While Venus in Libra is comfortable with compromise, diplomacy, and negotiation, with Venus in Scorpio finding balance can be harder: we want everything or nothing at all.

During her journey through the Underworld, Venus aims for a complete understanding of our limitations and the unconscious emotional and psychological dynamics involved in any situation. This transit is asking us to let go of any tendency to censor ourselves for the fear of being too much for others, too intense for being accepted and loved. Venus in Scorpio is about radical honesty: it is about sharing our deepest fears and vulnerabilities, acknowledging our need to be loved and seen for who we are.

 

Venus opposite Uranus & Venus trine Neptune

 

During her transit through Scorpio, Venus will oppose Uranus in Taurus and trine Neptune in Pisces. The exact alignments are perfecting on November 27 and December 5. Nonetheless, we will feel their influence for a few days before and after the exact dates, especially since we have an Eclipse right in the middle, on November 30.

With oppositions, we tend to experience the energy of the more distant planet, in this case, Uranus, through other people, issues, and situations that seem to be happening to us. Uranus is about freedom, eccentricity, rebellion, and surprises: the opposition to Venus may bring sudden shifts in our romantic and social life, unexpected revelations, and unusual events. Whatever takes place, its invitation is to let go of our dependency on other people and external conditions and to learn to feel safe and secure within ourselves.

On December 5, Venus in Scorpio will create a beautiful trine to Neptune in Pisces. Trines are aspects promoting an easy flow of energy and exchange of information between the planets involved. This alignment is supporting the integration of our sensitivity and intuition, and it is allowing us to be more receptive and psychically open within our relationships. While we may have some trouble understanding what is real and what is not real, the connection between Venus and Neptune will highly enhance our creativity and inspire us to connect with something much greater than us.

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“Erotic longing is really a longing to merge with something greater than oneself. For every kind of love is a force that holds the promise of taking us beyond the limitations of our individual lives.” ― Julianne Davidow

 

Venus in Scorpio: Integrating Fears & Learning to Be Vulnerable

  

During the transit of Venus through Scorpio, our inner magnetism changes, and our point of attraction shifts dramatically: we are longing for someone who is able to guide us into the depths of our Soul and who, in turn, desires that we do the same for them. We want intense experiences, because they ultimately lead to self-understanding.

While we intensely desire true healing, intimacy, and connection, we also tend to conceal our emotions, our inadequacies, our insecurities, and our vulnerability. Venus in Scorpio represents an invitation to be totally honest with both ourselves and others about our feelings, emotions, and needs. 

Take care not to fall into the lower expressions of Venus in Scorpio: it is a transit that may reflect a tendency to generate a sense of safety and security in unhealthy ways, such as power plays and controlling behaviors.

The higher evolutionary purpose of Venus’ journey through the Underworld is to help us deal with deep fears of loss, betrayal, and abandonment. During this time, we are encouraged to become aware of any tendency to manipulate others in order to keep them dependent on us. Unconscious behavior patterns we have been carrying since childhood can emerge at this time, and they have the potential to be uncovered and understood.

Ultimately, Venus in Scorpio will invite us to deepen our relationships with both ourselves and others, to create deep emotional bonds, to share who we truly are fearlessly, to let go of social masks, and stop limiting ourselves to surface-level interactions.

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Sagittarius Season 2020: a Cycle of Expansion

On November 21, the Sun enters Sagittarius at 3:40 PM ET, just a few hours after Venus began her journey through Scorpio. Sagittarius season 2020 is starting and inaugurating a cycle of expansion and growth.

The Sun emerges from the Underworld with a newfound desire to explore and learn. Sagittarius season will inspire us to seek the higher meaning and the deeper purpose of what we are going through: we are embarking on a personal and collective quest for truth and authenticity.

 

Sagittarius: On a Quest for Truth

 

Sagittarius, the ninth archetype of the Zodiac, is a Yang or masculine Fire sign with a Mutable quality. It is ruled by Jupiter, the giant of the Solar system, the planet of abundance and good fortune, also known as the ‘Great Benefic’ in traditional Astrology.

Sagittarius correlates to intuitive knowing, to our inner wisdom, to our innate attunement to Nature and to the Natural Laws. Sagittarius has a global vision, it is constantly focused on the big picture. This sign aspires to learn through direct experience, observation and correlation, and an ongoing process of trial and error, rather than from books and technical study.

The philosopher of the Zodiac, Sagittarius is the archetype that inspires us to ask the big questions around the meaning of life, around the nature of reality, around ethics and morality, religion and dogma. This sign is committed to the pursuit of truth and desires to connect to what is authentic and natural.

During the yearly transit of the Sun through Sagittarius, we naturally attune to the big picture. We feel more connected to what happens in the world; we desire to explore different cultural traditions, philosophies, and belief systems to expand our understanding of reality, and get a glimpse of the meaning of the human experience. Sagittarius season 2020 is inviting us to broaden our mental horizons, reconnect with our intuition, trust the wisdom of Nature, and align with Natural Laws.

 

Eclipse Season 2020: Karmic Shifts 

 

During Sagittarius Season 2020, the Eclipse portal is opening, inviting radical change and increasing the speed of our evolutionary journey. Extremely significant karmic shifts will take place for us all. While the Sun transits through Sagittarius, we will experience a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini and a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius.

Eclipses happen when the Sun and the Moon align on the Lunar Nodes, currently transiting Sagittarius and Gemini. The South Node is a point in space symbolizing our collective and personal past, while the North Node represents our evolutionary direction. They are located where the path of the Moon and the apparent path of the Sun intersect.

The Full Moon in Gemini happening on November 30 will be a penumbral Lunar Eclipse: the Moon will loosely conjunct her North Node while the Sun will be approaching the South Node. The Eclipse on the North Node in Gemini invites us to open up to different perspectives, points of view, to listen to others’ opinions, and to seek new and diverse sources of information. 

On December 14, a Solar Eclipse is taking place: the Sun, the Moon, and Mercury will all be on the Sagittarius South Node. Their purpose is to bring to our awareness what needs to be integrated and understood in order to move forward. Since Mercury is the planet ruling the Gemini North Node, there could be a theme of needing to go back and review something before moving on. At this time, issues related to the past are quite likely to resurface to be solved and released, in order for us to be able to transition towards the future.

 

The Galactic Center is Activated

 

Both the Sun and Mercury will form their yearly alignment with the Galactic Center on December 18. The Galactic Center is a supermassive black hole and the point in space representing the rotational center of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. It is situated at approximately 27° Sagittarius, and it moves only 1° every 72 years.

The Galactic Center is a point of collective learning experiences: once a year when the Sun transits there, it directs our conscious awareness on the multidimensionality of existence. When celestial bodies align with the center of our Galaxy, they invite us to remember our true, infinite nature and to honor our connection to the Cosmos.

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When the Galactic Center is activated by planets in transit our evolutionary process is accelerated intensely. As a result, we may witness a crisis of faith, a breakdown of something linked with our sense of meaning or our belief system. This process has the function to trigger our awakening by exposing the challenges that need to come to the surface and by encouraging us to let go of what is not serving our growth. 

 

Sagittarius Season 2020: Honoring our Vision and Respecting Others

 

Sagittarius Season 2020 is an invitation to embrace our own belief system and worldview without trying to convince others to adopt the same perspective: we need to remember and respect that everyone is on their journey, everyone has their timing, and everyone has their belief system.

“The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.” ― Susan Sontag

The South Node will be in Sagittarius until 2022: the purpose of this transit is to encourage us to let go of any arrogance, dogmatism, self-righteousness, and belief that our truth is the only truth. These will be ongoing themes during Sagittarius season 2020 because the South Node will be powerfully activated by the Eclipses.

There is no one size fits all and, throughout the upcoming weeks, we are encouraged to follow our own path and our own vision while honoring and accepting the fact that other people are doing the same and that their truth may be different than ours. 

 

Sagittarius Season 2020: Preparing for the Great Conjunction

 

After the Eclipse season, on December 17 and 19, both Saturn and Jupiter will enter Aquarius, and they will be exactly conjunct on the Winter Solstice, on December 21. A lot of energy is about to move from earthy Capricorn to Aquarius, an Air archetype: our attention will shift from practicality and from the material, 3D reality to the world of ideas, to our ideologies, and our visions for the future. 

Sagittarius season and the powerful Eclipses taking place are preparing us for the ‘Great Conjunction’ between Jupiter and Saturn, and they are setting the stage for the collective paradigm shift taking place at the end of the year. Their purpose is to help us envision the reality we want to create: these alignments will remind us to choose love over fear, to focus on our dreams, and to believe in ourselves and in our capacity to manifest them.

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