The Sun enters the sign of Capricorn on December 21st at 3:03 a.m., Mountain Time. Capricorn is the executive of the Zodiac and is associated with the taskmaster, Saturn. This sign is ambitious, hard-working, serious, accomplished and sophisticated. Capricorn is an earth sign and many are excellent gardeners or work with pottery. Builders and architect fall under this steady sign too. They can be rigid in their thoughts as well and in their bodies. Yoga is definitely not their thing.
The first day of Capricorn always marks the Winter Solstice. In the northern hemisphere, this is the shortest day of the year while in the southern hemisphere, December 21st is the longest day of the year. Celebrations have been held on this day for millennia that have welcomed the light back with the promise of longer days.
There is a lot of exciting astrology happening this month. This Winter Solstice will synchronize with a very rare planetary alignment. Jupiter and Saturn will join exactly as they both walk into Aquarius together on December 21st. These planets join each other like clockwork every 20 years on years that end in a zero. They joined in 1920, 1940, 1960, 1980, 2000 and now in 2020. They have been joining in earth signs for the last 240+ years and are just now joining in air signs for the next 240+. This change will shift the collective focus from a physical phase to an intellectually stimulating era.
Grand Jupiter is all about expansion, while tight Saturn is about maintaining the status quo. Often there are extreme different opinions in the world when they meet each other in the sky. The world is quite divided now ideologically. The globalists are in conflict with the nationalists, just for one division. Masks vs no masks. Climate change vs a hoax. There is a long list of differing beliefs that are very apparent right now. Since they join in Aquarius, sudden and drastic change is very likely. Aquarius loves to break the old, outdated rules to create something new. We are in a time of turmoil and yes, the planets support that happening.
Another change astrologically is Mars finally leaving its own sign of Aries and entering Taurus on January 7th. Mars has spent almost 6 ½ months in Aries, which is so very rare. Why was it such a long time? Because Mars was retrograde from September 10th until November 13th. The interesting thing about this retrograde is that Mars was in its own sign of Aries the entire time, which added a feeling of intensity, passion and impatience. Mars was retrograde during the tense Presidential Election Yes, it will be a relief to have Mars leave Aries and finally enter the calmer earth sign of Taurus.
This month will finish with a bang when Mars moves forward in Taurus to join unpredictable Uranus. The unusual thing about this conjunction is that is occurs exactly on January 20th, which is the Inauguration. Mars and Uranus joining synchronizes with volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and explosions. This will be a volatile day on many fronts. To say that the presidential transition of power will be rocky is a gross understatement. The inauguration chart is one of the most stressful charts I’ve ever seen in my entire career as an astrologer. Last month I wrote an article where I interpreted the charts of the presidential election as well as the inauguration. Here it is again if you haven’t read it. http://susiecox.com/blog/astrology-for-the-presidential-election-and-the-inauguration
Regarding the visible planets, we’re in for a treat. For those of you who have been watching Jupiter and Saturn for months, there will be a change. Jupiter and Saturn will join each other in the nighttime sky right after sunset. Jupiter has been on the west side of Saturn and on December 21st, he will move to the east side of Saturn. This will be very easy for everyone to see and is one of the best planetary dances of them all. Be sure to go after sunset each early evening to see them. If you wait until late in the evening, they will have both set. See them early. Also, reddish Mars is in the southern sky and easy to spot. Venus is the only planet now in the predawn sky. We have very exciting planetary viewing this month. Enjoy!
See you all next in Aquarius.