Hi, Everyone,

 
It’s holiday season, and a lot of planetary changes and shifts are ahead of us.  Neptune, the planet of mysticism, dreams, compassion,and delusion, stationed direct at 11 degrees of the mutable water sign of Pisces on November 22, 2017. 
 
Whenever an outer planet stations direct or retrograde, the energy of that energy is intensified. Neptune’s influence can be very dreamy, creative, sensitive, vulnerable, or sad.  It certainly heightens sensitivity and dreams.  It is interesting that the planet of fantasy has stationed direct only weeks before Saturn, the reality planet, changes signs and leaves the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius.  

Saturn has been in touring in Sagittarius on and off since December of 2014. Saturn is the planet which really demands we face reality and own our issues.  It is time to get clear!  Neptune is no longer fogging us, although it is in its sign’s rulership of Pisces, where it is very dreamy.  

This next few weeks, we complete the final degrees of Saturn in Sagittarius, which is the sign of truth. Saturn  enters the Cardinal earth sign of Capricorn on December 20, 2017, and it does not return to Sagittarius any time soon!  It is time to work on and structure your goals around your truth and your vision. Saturn does not return to Sagittarius until 2044, so it is really time to anchor your vision and your truth. Work on the core issues that have come up for you this past few years while Saturn has been in the sign of Sagittarius.  

Venus, the planet of kindness, creativity, beauty, and love, enters  the sign of Sagittarius on November 30, 2017, where it will remain through December 24, 2017.  Venus in Sagittarius is flirtatious, fun, and social.  This adds some needed levity.

 

All of these planets in Sagittarius really emphasizes the message of getting clear on your vision and on your truth.  The sun, which represents ego and identity, is currently transiting in Sagittarius through December 21, 2017. The Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn are all traveling in the sign of  Sagittarius, and this hones in the message, “What is your truth? How can you best learn and expand your understanding of the world beyond you? Where is your faith?” In such uncertain times, each of us needs something in which to believe.

Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation, ideas, and information, stations retrograde at 29 degrees of Sagittarius on December 3, 2017 and is retrograde through December 23, 2017, when it stations direct at 13 degrees of Sagittarius.  Mercury stations retrograde at the final degree of Sagittarius during the final days of Saturn in Sagittarius. This makes it even more clear and imperative that we need to master the lessons that have come up for all of us this past few years, so that we can prepare for Saturn’s journey in Capricorn, which is very much about grounding one’s self, accomplishing goals, and laying the groundwork for the future.

There is a potent Full Moon in the mutable air sign of Gemini on December 3, 2017, which falls at 10:47 AM EST at 11 degrees of Gemini.  Mercury rules the mutable air sign of Gemini, and the full moon occurs on the day when Mercury stations retrograde in the sign in which it is in its detriment: Sagittarius.  Expect a lot of exaggerated situations, miscommunication, and stories and information revealed. Saturn is conjunct Mercury in this Full Moon chart, and some people will be very blunt in their criticism of what is lacking.  

Saturn and Mercury conjunct is not a fun aspect, and it is certainly not one, in which people readily see opportunity and hopefulness.  Hopefully, all of the planets in Sagittarius  can lend some humor during a busy time of the year, in which we can expect delays, mishaps, and hearing from people from the past.