Internally and externally, we can now cross borders that have made life difficult for us for many years. It is in fact a reconnection with the larger whole. And on December 20th, a major astrological event will take place… says Sitara.
|Sun||9° Sagittarius – 10 Capricorn|
|Moon||2° Taurus – 25° Gemini|
|Mercury retrograde from 2nd, direct from 22nd||29° Sagittarius – 18° Capricorn|
|Venus||30° Scorpio – 7° Capricorn|
|Mars||15° Libra – 14° Scorpio|
|Jupiter||11° – 17° Scorpio|
|Saturn||28° Sagittarius– 1° Capricorn|
|Chiron direct from 5th||24° – 25° Pisces|
|Uranus retrograde||26° – 25°Aries|
|Neptune||11° – 12° Pisces|
|Pluto||18° – 19° Capricorn|
|North Node||19° – 15° Leo|
|Lilith||29° Sagittarius – 8° Capricorn|
|Full Moon, 3rd, 16.48 h GMT||12° Gemini|
|New Moon, 18th, 7.32 h GMT||27° Sagittarius|
Mood of the Moment
The month begins with a highlight: Jupiter’s expansive energy and the even far more expansive power of Neptune merge harmoniously in a trine. Internally and externally, we can now cross borders that have made life difficult for us for many years. It is in fact a reconnection with the larger whole. From the end of December, we will also be able to actively express this reconnection. In the middle of the month, it’s about ingenuity – the exchange of ideas and joyful shared experiences – that bring us closer to what we really are and are essentially looking for.
On December 20th, a major astrological event will take place as Saturn moves on into Capricorn. While many Sagittarians will breathe a sigh of relief because Saturn releases them after thorough scrutiny back into their beloved freedom, for Capricorns three years of Saturnian training are now starting. In social terms, this Saturn influence can be the cause of definite boundaries for the rich and powerful to be set if they have been lining their own pockets and thus harmed others. Everything that is without a solid foundation will have to be “retrofitted” from now on – on a small scale and particularly on a large scale. Under Saturn’s influence, especially those inhabiting the corridors of powers have to look into the face of unvarnished truth. But those who have always seen themselves as victims and shuffled the blame to those “up there” are now called upon to leave their comfortable corner and take responsibility for themselves.
Aries: December starts a little turbulent and then quickly finds an egregious harmonious balance. This gives you a boost, from which your relationships and all endeavours benefit. With Mars in Scorpio, your willingness to take on risks grows and the strong influence of Sagittarius ensures that the satisfaction of your own ambitions is always embedded in a larger meaningful context. Also, at the end of the month, your ability to risk something new will be augmented by Neptune’s delimiting principle.
Taurus: This month you’ll need some adventurous spirit so that its potential can unfold to your advantage. This is more of an inner or spiritual desire for adventure. In mid-December, look for questions and topics you can work on by yourself or together with stimulating people. In the last third of the month, be open to new things, even if you realize that it will take some time to integrate it into your life. Give yourself this time, then you are more relaxed taking the first steps.
Gemini: This month is about realigning your inner compass. First of all, you have to determine exactly what you actually want in your life. Then take a look at how you have tried to reach your goal so far. If this works, you can expand or change your goal. If it didn’t work out or not completely, then check whether your goal is formulated clearly enough and, above all, whether the means you have used are even suitable for achieving that goal.
Cancer: In the first half of December, you can make progress in your development towards more self-esteem and self-respect that will benefit you in life’s most diverse areas. In particular, your communication skills will give you a larger bandwidth and more persuasiveness. You simply know better what exactly you want to convey. In the second half, you’ll have to verify your goals more accurately. Enthusiasm for them is not enough. Stay down to earth and proceed step by step.
Leo: In December you will come to a clearer orientation, especially with regard to your values and ideals. Be inspired by interesting people, books, films or even a journey to a culture foreign to you. Explore distant horizons, both internally and externally. You will have exciting experiences, yet on the other hand you will clearly feel your limits. Don’t expect too much from yourself. In the second half of December, you can start drawing the consequences from your experiences with courage and determination.
Virgo: With the planets in Sagittarius, December is often a stimulating yet also disturbing month for you. Now it’s about dealing with the essential questions of life, which are otherwise often masked by everyday issues, personal thoughts and sorrows. You may think that the spiritual realm doesn’t need any further clarification for you. Sagittarius points out to you that as long as you have not really arrived, the path continues and urges you to start moving again – especially through questioning, investigating and enquiry.
Libra: In the first third of the month you can still make good progress with Mars energy. From mid-December onwards, it is more about fine-tuning through conversations and new insights, you seek and find fullness and fulfilment in your life. Then, in the last third of December it’s a matter of striving for a balanced mixture of innovation and independence on the one hand, and feasibility and consideration on the other. Thus, a pragmatic, sober view of situations is created that facilitates changes and innovations.
Scorpio: Your positive phase continues. However, at the beginning of the month it is important not to let yourself be carried away by all too rosy ideas. Enjoy beauty, the broadening of your perspective – and then transmute your good experiences into everyday life and face up to what needs to be done. Mars in your sign lends you drive and energy and makes it possible for you to exceed your previous limits. At the end of December, keep an eye on your real cause without disregarding the needs of others.
Sagittarius: A great month with a lot of gratifying experiences and insights. In particular, new opportunities are now opening up that will help you move forward with your true concerns. It is not only a question of minor improvements, but of fundamentally setting the future course. At the same time, you will also come up against limits, which will show itself through a certain confusion with regard to what you really want. Continue to set your priorities. This will become easier as the month progresses.
Capricorn: The first few weeks proceed relatively unspectacular. But in the last third of the month the tide is turning. In quick succession, Saturn, Sun and Venus enter your sign. Saturn establishes a three-year growth phase in your life; it is the planet that best supports you in your development. Even if the years with Saturn have their challenges – Capricornians fortunately know how to take advantage of difficulties. With Sun and Venus backing you up, you’ll get off to a great start.
Aquarius: At the beginning of December there’s no reason to let yourself be provoked; don’t rush into anything. Gather ideas that you can utilise during the month. An exciting kick-off, but then you’ll enter calm waters. You will have wonderful encounters and come across interesting ideas that inspire spirit and senses. It is easy for you to remain open to other worlds of experience and to profit from new experiences. From the end of the month onwards, Saturn in Capricorn will also provide you with realism and assurance for three more years.
Pisces: Fortunately, it’s easy for you to stick to what goes beyond the personal realm. In the course of the month you will be put to the test again and again. However, you don’t have to transcend the personal level completely. Rather, find in you that which is not content with daily monotony and looks instead for a superordinate meaning. Half-truths and a bit of fulfilment are not enough. You know there’s more to it! At the end of December, you’ll receive reinforcement by uncompromising Scorpio-Mars.
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