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DECEMBER 2017

Aquarius Sun
Aquarius Rising

At the beginning of December Mars and Uranus stand in opposition at the exact moment they both change signs, Mars into sidereal Libra and Uranus into Pisces as he continues his retrograde, dancing backward across the sky from our vantage point here on earth.

You’ll experience a sudden increase in activity in your solar 9th House of international affairs and long distance travel likely to last the next seven weeks, whether through dealings with foreigners, international travel, law, higher education, or publishing and broadcasting.

 

You may find one of those areas plays an outsize role in your life until early October 2018 while Jupiter tours that part of your chart as well.

 

Mercury stations retrograde in Sagittarius just in time for the full moon December 3rd, slowing down social activity through December 22nd. Expect a higher than normal number of cancellations and reschedules over the coming weeks.

 

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The full Taurus moon brings a home or family related matter to conclusion within +/- 4 days. If you’ve been helping out a parent or working on a home improvement, you could find yourself in the final stages now. You can wrap up your work within the next ten days.

 

Be alert for a professional misunderstanding near this date, too, as the sun in your career sector challenges Neptune in your 1st House. Colleagues could find you hard to pin down or misunderstand where you’re coming from. With Neptune touring your 1st House people can’t see you clearly, it’s like you exist in chameleon skin whether you want to or not. This nebulousness can cause challenges in your home and professional lives and in your partnerships, too.  

 

Mercury conjoins Saturn in your social sector on the 6th, a day when you could either find your plans with a friend canceled or catch up with an older friend or mentor in a long visit over a lunch or dinner of foreign cuisine.

 

Mercury returns to Scorpio on December 10th, throwing the brakes on professional progress and career activity in the coming weeks while you find yourself polishing and refining your public image.

 

It’s possible that while new business or new clients are canceling or rescheduling, depending on your line of work, that you suddenly hear from old clients or past customers who want to pick up their professional relationship with you right where you left it off.

 

If you’ve engaged in prior talks or dealings that didn’t pan out or lead anywhere, you may see them revived in the weeks ahead. Alternatively, you could reach out to past clients quite successfully over the next ten days or so.

“It’s possible that while new business or new clients are canceling or rescheduling, depending on your line of work, that you suddenly hear from old clients or past customers who want to pick up their professional relationship with you right where you left it off.”

Mercury conjoins the sun in your career sector December 12th, a day when you may be called on to make a sales pitch, presentation, or host a training. You could experience technical difficulties so be prepared with backup equipment, extra power cords and hard copies of your notes just to be safe.

 

Three days later, on the 15th, Mercury meets up with Venus and you could hear unexpectedly about a professional dealing or partnership with the potential to reverse your fortunes.

 

If this opportunity has you doing repeat business with past clients or reconnecting with an old boss, then you’d be fine to do so now, otherwise see if you can delay until just after the Christmas holiday. By then Mercury will be in direct motion again and will be past the most erratic and unstable days of  his retrograde.

 

Surprise income is possible on the 16th, when the sun sends a friendly beam to Uranus in your solar 2nd House of earned income just as he leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius for the coming four weeks.

 

You could find yourself involved in more social events with friends during the time the sun tours Sagittarius, or you could find yourself volunteering with non profits or other social causes close to your heart.

 

A social invitation could come up at the new moon in Sagittarius or within +/- 4 days of it, and if you’re reconnecting with old friends or associates there’s no better way to pass the retrograde. If you’re invited out to meet new folks, after Christmas may be a better time to meet up.

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This 33 page guide is filled with everything you need to know to rock any retrograde!

Venus sends a friendly greeting to Uranus December 20th, activating your career and income sectors as she does so. You could profit unexpectedly from a joint project or referral near this day.

 

The very next day she joins the sun, Saturn and Pluto in your social sector for a three and 1/2 week stay, adding an alluring touch to social events during her time here.

 

The sun conjoins Saturn the same day, an opportunity to meet up with an older friend or mentor and volunteer your time, labor or expertise for a good cause. You could be asked to work hard, but you’d likely find the experience a rewarding one.

 

Mercury stations direct on the 22nd, a day you’ll want to give a wide berth before making any important initiations. Mercury will be quite erratic around this time, and you’ll want to avoid mixing that energy up into any new projects. Hold off and make your initiation during the 26th – 28th.

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On Christmas day Venus meets up with Saturn in your social sector, and you may have a commitment to spend some time with a friend over the holiday. See if you can make it a double date, if you’re already partnered up, or invite that older friend along.

 

Finally, on the 28th Mars reaches out a friendly hand to Neptune in your 1st House activating your 9th House of international affairs. If travel, publishing, broadcasting, legal or educational affairs have been on hold over the holiday season, you’ll see signs of life in the final days of the month.

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