Once again a challenge to provide our lives with a more healthy foundation – during the final phase of the Uranus-Pluto square, comments Sitara.
|Sun||9° Sagittarius – 10° Capricorn|
|Moon||29° Pisces – 21° Taurus|
|Mercury||4° Sagittarius – 24° Capricorn|
|Venus||18° Sagittarius – 27° Capricorn|
|Mars||27° Capricorn – 21° Aquarius|
|Jupiter, retrograde from 8th||23° – 22° Leo|
|Saturn||27° Scorpio – 1° Sagittarius|
|Chiron||13° – 14° Pisces|
|Uranus retrograde, direct from 21st||13° Aries|
|Pluto||12° – 13° Capricorn|
|North Node||18° – 15° Libra|
|Lilith||0° – 4° Virgo|
|Full Moon, 6th, 12.28 h GMT||14° Gemini|
|New Moon, 22nd, 1.37 h GMT||0° Capricorn|
Mood of the Moment
The final phase of the Uranus-Pluto square, which will last into late Spring next year, begins now. Once again we’ll be challenged to provide our lives with a more healthy foundation rather than staying in the rut of old, meaningless habits. Increased pressure will be felt by those who so far have managed to resist these revolutionary energies – something in us always knows when it’s time to change. However, with Uranus retrograde, change cannot happen in the twinkling of an eye. Deep-reaching inner processes must first occur towards self-understanding and integrating the past, which then will help us move on soon.
Saturn’s entry into Sagittarius this month will direct our attention to larger, more significant questions in relation to which our personal issues will seem less important. The larger questions could be social, ecological, universal or spiritual. From now on it will be about our transpersonal goals. We will also re-set our priorities, and direct our energy more consistently towards the things that are really important. Trivial pursuits that we engage in just to kill time will stop occupying us. Saturn will from now on be supporting inner and outer journeys, as long they offer something more than personal enjoyment. Thus widening our horizons and the discovering of meaning will become significant concerns in which we’ll engage whole-heartedly and with determination.
Aries: The first half of December is pleasant in its dynamics. Above all you’ll receive some valuable mental impulses to make use of in your own way. The second half of the month is more demanding. The sixth Uranus-Pluto square marks the second-to-last climax of a development that’s been going on since 2012. Changes should no longer be postponed, or they must be justified anew. It’s about risking the new while making sure that, on a deep level, it’s in harmony with your self and your surroundings.
Taurus: You move through the first half of December feeling relaxed, confident, strong and focussed. However, in the last third of the month you’ll encounter obstacles that will sometimes come from outside but often be rooted in yourself. You are challenged to be uncompromisingly honest towards yourself, above all when it’s about manipulation and self-seeking. Rigorous self-understanding will automatically ensure that creative steps are taken in a more positive direction. Be kind and considerate to yourself and others.
Gemini: A very lively month full of openings and surprises! Around the full moon try to find a balance between your everyday concerns and the search for higher meaning. According to your priorities integrate the mundane with your life as a seeker or your seeker’s life with the mundane. Keep focussed on the essential at the end of December however high the inner waves of your thinking and feeling, or the outer waves around you, may reach. Search uncompromisingly for your truth, but hold back from arguing. See yourself as a seeker not a missionary.
Cancer: Idealism, the joy of contributing and the thirst for adventure are still with you. However, after the full moon, the energy will turn more towards the inner. It’s about discovering how your ideals and ideas can be practically manifested. After the new moon you will have more strength for action. For the mid Cancer birthdays it is especially urgent now not to postpone. At last you can let go of those things you’ve felt were not okay for a long time. The new will be better than you think – full of vitality and freedom!
Leo: A wonderful end to the year! Jupiter provides courage and expansion opportunities, Uranus renewal and the strength to take initiatives, and Lilith willpower and independence. Together they can bring you happiness and success, especially if you keep the wider context continuously in view. Chiron, however, continues to point to areas that are not so perfect. By including him in your calculations and sharing your luck and success with those who are less lucky and less successful, will make your happiness perfect.
Virgo: The beginning of the month could see a few disturbances caused by misunderstandings. Try to create a balance between your personal points of view and those imposed on you. You are going to experience Lilith’s influence on your life especially in the area of relationship. Your readiness to adapt and make concessions could decrease – which is sometimes very healthy. Nevertheless, if you find yourself being quarrelsome, it’s better to hold back now in the understanding that perfection is impossible simply because everything is continually changing – including perfection itself!
Libra: At the start of December you are good-tempered, self-sufficient and peaceful. Gradually however, the tension will mount, especially for mid Libra birthdays. The strong energy you feel then is there to be used to reach your personal goals. For two years now you’ve been involved in the process of freeing yourself from your compulsive addiction to harmony. Now, at the start of the last phase of this development, you’re learning to face up to unpleasant feelings and situations because, if you look deep inside yourself, you recognise them as true.
Scorpio: If you have been ignoring crucial facts, the situation could come to a crisis now. Examine your basic assumptions. It will be helpful to remember the points of criticism others have made, especially those you vehemently rejected. If nevertheless some things now make sense, you can correct what they lack. Not everyone who criticises you is your enemy. Also be more open to the positive. It’s about allowing, letting things in and accepting. Then find new creative solutions – perhaps together with others.
Sagittarius: This Sagittarius month begins well. In the first half of December however, it’s important to also turn your attention to what’s not working, and find well-considered solutions. After Christmas a new period in your life begins, which can be compared with 1985/86 or the year 1956. From now on it’s about changing to a lower gear, especially for the early Sagittarius. The new still needs some more preparation, which will arrive in its own time. With Saturn in your sign it’s about tidying things, and recognising what’s no longer useful so you leave it behind.
Capricorn: Perhaps you sensed it in November already: Uranus and Pluto still have you in their grip! They are pressing you to make radical changes, especially in those areas of your life that you’d prefer to leave untouched. This time the needs of your heart are in the spotlight. Dare to do something new, even if it’s only confronting the situation as it is rather than burying your head in the sand. Only thus can better ways be found. Your planet Saturn is also pointing in a new direction and demands a shared spiritual basis.
Aquarius: You sprint through the first half of the month energised and full of new ideas. In the second half, however, the wind is against you. You are not lacking in strength, but you reject foul compromises, and are searching for what in the depths of your heart you’ve recognised as truth. That doesn’t make things easier, and the search can go on and on for a while. But in exchange you have the prospect that what you eventually find will be justified and perfectly right. Discussing things with others will bring you closer to your goal.
Pisces: This month you get a clear picture of what the thinking mind can solve and what it can’t. In the first half of December disturbing aspects dominate. Your thoughts always circle round the same desires and fears and don’t lead anywhere. Slowly, however, things are changing, and in the second half of the month positive aspects emerge. Through talks with others or inspiration through reading you’ll successfully break out of your old circular patterns and plant seeds of new solutions.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de