December 2016

After a lacklustre start, the month zips up with more enthusiasm and then runs into a few delays and setbacks. The adventurous Sagittarius Sun will be undermined by Neptune, and restricted by Saturn, but given a morale boost by Jupiter. So the first half will be one step forward and one back. Luckily Mercury in practical Capricorn will sort out a few tangles. And a friendly Venus in Aquarius after the 7th will make parties and leisure activities fun. Taking the rough with the smooth will help. After mid month Mars moves out of outspoken Aquarius into creative and sensitive Pisces till late January. This will foster artistic activities especially physical ones like dance, and be less confrontational than of late.

The Capricorn Sun after the 21st for four weeks is renowned for being a workaholic but it also has an earthy, super-indulgent streak which will also want out to play. Two notable influences mark the final days. One is Saturn trine Uranus which suggests that new plans can be put into gear which marry the best of the old with the best of the new. No tremendous upheavals, just steady progress of a constructive variety. And Jupiter opposing Uranus which is lively, lucky, risk-taking and usually relieves tension.



1: Sun in Sagittarius square Neptune – vague, low energy, kind.

2: Mars in Aquarius trine Jupiter – great for starting new projects. Exuberance mix with luck.

Mercury into Capricorn till January 4th – practical, sensible.

3: Mars sextile Saturn – disciplined, hard-working.

7: Mars sextile Uranus – lively, innovative, risk-taking

Venus into Aquarius till January 3rd – great for friendships and team relationships. Any group activities prosper. Not jealous or possessive.

9: Sun sextile Jupiter – confident, good news financially or in other ways

10: Mercury sextile Neptune – kind. Vague

Sun conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius – mistakes need faced, sorted out, serious, not indulgent or high in entertainment value.

12: Sun trine Uranus – bight ideas, inspirational, experimental, grasp new opportunities.

14: Full Moon in Gemini – pulled in two directions.

19: Mars into Pisces till January 28th – dislikes arguments, tends to slide round problems, loves yoga and dancing.

Mercury retrograde in Capricorn till January 8th – communication glitches and hitches.

21: Sun into Capricorn for four weeks – ambitious socially and in career. Practical, though also keen on pleasures of the flesh, restless, has initiative.

25: Saturn trine Uranus – balanced between stability and change.

Venus trine Jupiter – frivolous, charming, sociable, indulgent

Venus sextile Uranus – romantic fun, flirtatious.

Venus sextile Saturn – coolly sophisticated.

26: Jupiter opposition Uranus – a lucky break, new opportunity, risk-taking, fun.

27: Mercury sextile Neptune – vague, kind.

Sun sextile Mars – assertive, energetic.

28: Sun conjunct Mercury – chatty, in mental overdrive.

Mercury sextile Mars – upfront chats.

29: New Moon in Capricorn – new beginnings.

Uranus in Aries direct – new plans can move faster.

30: Sun sextile Neptune – sympathetic, drifting and daydreaming.



Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.


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