The Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 21st at 8:06 p.m., Mountain Time. Sagittarius is a fire sign and is associated with the big guy, Jupiter. Sag is the only sign that has a nickname, which makes sense because of the sense of humor of this sign. I call Sag the Stand Up Comedian. This sign loves to travel and explore higher realms of consciousness. A Sagittarius is typically well-educated and also quite opinionated. It is a fire sign and you can tell by the strong beliefs of this sign.
We’ll experience the last Mercury retrograde of the year from December 3rd – 22nd. Not only is the Sun in Sagittarius, but Mercury will also retrograde in Sagittarius too. Mercury retrograde is the best time to reorganize and regroup your life. Go through your things and do a slight Winter Housecleaning. Also, if you can, do all your holiday shopping early. Everything gets a bit wild during Mercury retrograde. It will feel good to have everything finished early this year.
Thanksgiving will be on November 23rd this year and the Moon will be in Aquarius for this holiday. Aquarius likes new things, so see if you can update some of your usual traditions and make them more current. Try some new recipes, without throwing out people’s favorite. Maybe do new table decorations to spruce things up a bit.
The big astrological event happening this month is the planet Saturn moving into the sign of Capricorn on December 19th. Saturn has an orbit of 29 years and therefore stays in each sign for about 2 ½ years. So Saturn is only in Capricorn once every 29 years and now is the time. This will be pretty powerful for Saturn because Capricorn is the sign associated with that planet. They have the same personality, so it’s almost like having two Saturns. The slowest planet of all, Pluto, is also in the sign of Capricorn now. Saturn will be moving closer and will join Pluto in 2020, which is an important pairing of planets. In fact, it’s so important, that I’m writing an entire article on it for this newsletter.
As far as for the visible planets, we’re in for a treat this month. The evening sky planetary viewing isn’t very exciting now. The only planet visible in the evening is dim Saturn, which isn’t very easy to spot. But the morning sky is sizzling with planets! Brilliant Venus and reddish Mars have been in the eastern predawn sky for a while. Now, drum roll please, Jupiter is joining them both. Jupiter is almost as bright as Venus, so we have a spectacular lineup of planets just before sunrise each morning. Go out about 45 minutes before the sunrise and look east. You can’t miss them. Then go back and go to bed. Sometimes I dream about the planets after seeing them in the early morning. Seeing the planets always connect me more closely with the universe, always.
Have fabulous Holidays! See you in Capricorn or the Winter Solstice!