What’s Up in the Universal Sky?! December 2017 Astrological Newsletter

“What Thoughts Are You Growing?”

The year is coming to a close! What a year it has been!!  A year of growth, integration, and transformation.  The month of December brings us some funky energy, so make sure you have your seat belts on… it may be a bumpy ride out to the finish line!

The airwaves are getting a little intense for some people as we prepare for Mercury retrograde. Mercury entered into its pre-shadow on November 15th and we have been feeling its effects.  Mercury will station retrograde on December 3rd and it will station direct on December 22nd.  This is quite a synchronistic event for the year!

When I do the numerology for 2017, which is 10/1, and compared that to the Major Arcana in the Tarot, I get the following. The #10 Card is “The Wheel of Fortune” and it is ruled by the planet Jupiter.  The #1 card is “The Magician” which is ruled by the planet Mercury.  Jupiter’s Ruling sign is Sagittarius and Mercury is ruled by the signs of Gemini and Virgo.  Keep in mind; Gemini and Sagittarius are opposite each other on the zodiac wheel, so they mirror each other.

Gemini (Mercury and the 3rd house) rules the following; mental activities, communication, communication tools, reading, writing, listening, speaking, siblings, relatives, means of transportation, short distance travel, short local trips, mail, local environment, neighbourhood activities, early education, integration, intelligence, versatility and the conscious rational mind.  In a nut shell it is all about thinking and awareness!

Sagittarius (Jupiter and the 9th house) rules the following;   Higher self, spiritual beliefs and values,  religion, law, ideals, philosophy, distant travel, cultural values, other lands and cultures, higher education,  foreign dealings, imports and exports,  ethics, In-laws, grandchildren, and higher consciousness, growth, abundance, wealth, big business and truth.  In a nutshell, it is all about understanding and aspirations.

I have mentioned in prior newsletters, that Jupiter (#10 The Wheel of Fortune) shifted into the sign of Scorpio (death, transformation & rebirth) on October (10th month) 10th (day) in 2017 (10/1 year). Remember Jupiter (growth, expansion, and wealth) is activating intense change (Scorpio) for everyone.  Sometimes that change is not what we think it is going to be, but it can vibrate into other area’s of life (depending on where Scorpio is in your natal chart and how it is interacting with your natal planets).

On December 3rd, Mercury is stationing retrograde at the anaretic 29th degrees of Sagittarius 18 minutes. When any planet is at 29 degrees of any sign, it pushes us into making decisions that can make or break us.  Everyone is experiencing agonizing decisions that need to be made.  If you have been hesitating on something, Mercury Retrograde at 29 degrees of Sag might push you into blindly jumping into a decision.  I have noticed recently that everyone is at a ‘breaking point’ in their life, and Mercury stationing retrograde at 29 degrees is asking you to urgently make a decision.  There is also a vibration of completion with this energy.  What do you need to complete in regards to your thought process?  Perhaps you need to release a communication style that is not working for you?  Or perhaps you need to embrace one that you have been resisting?   If we look to Sagittarius ruling planet of Jupiter, it is asking us to integrate transformation on a very large level as we dive into an intense search for truth.  If we look to Mercury’s ruling sign of Gemini, that is where you will find your answers.

Also on December 3rd, we experience the Full Moon in Gemini, placing emphasis on the Mercury retrograde and what you need to finish up! The Full Moon takes place at 11 degrees of Gemini 40 minutes which has one on a quest for independence when that independence is being challenged.  One needs to liquidate the past and this Full Moon shows the path to liquidation!

Mercury will station direct on December 22nd at 13 degrees of Sagittarius 00 minutes. This brings the past to light.  How your thoughts have served you over time will be shown to you on some level now.  Pay attention during this Full Moon as it will illuminate a part of your subconscious and the many oppressive ghosts that live within it.  From the 22nd of December to the 12th of January, the post shadow will give  you the opportunity to coarse-correct.

On December 5th, Chiron will station direct at 24 degrees of Pisces, fuelling healing into what ever it is you are working through. If the healing does not transpire on that day, then the healing path will be shown to you over the next couple of weeks.  Chiron stationed retrograde on July 1st.  So go back in time and try and figure out what caused your current wound.  If you can figure it out, then you are one step closer to healing.

The New Moon takes place on December 18th at 26 degrees Sagittarius 31′ (just touching the Galactic Centre). It is also conjunct Saturn that day, while Saturn is at the anaretic degree of Sagittarius.  One must focus clearly on what they desire to create that day, for the creation is linked to a part of their Karma that they are working towards completing.

Keep in mind Saturn (limitation and restriction, earthly karma) is also in the sign of Sagittarius this December, interacting in opposition with Mercury during its retrograde, at the galactic center (27 degrees of Sagittarius). When anything happens at the galactic center, the issues are central and can be viewed as huge.

Personally as a Sagittarian, who has had Saturn surfing over my Sun sign and Venus sign the last couple of years, I am grateful to announce the departure of Saturn from Sagittarius this month. (Really, I am doing a dance of Joy!)  Saturn will be moving into the sign of Capricorn on December 19th for the next few years.  Capricorn’s, get ready, brace yourself, and focus on what you do best; building.  Use your natural inherent skills in focusing on your personal foundations.

Saturn will be in the sign of Capricorn as follows… Saturn enters into Capricorn on Dec 19 2017; it will jump into the sign of Aquarius on March 21 2020 and then retrogrades back into the sign of Capricorn on July 1 2020.  It will officially be out of Capricorn when it re-enters into Aquarius on Dec 17, 2020.

With that, I say goodbye to 2017! I hope 2017 served you well! I am grateful for all the lessons and learning’s this year has brought me.  I can see the growth in myself and in many people that I know.  It was truly a year of gaining understanding through personal experiences!  What did you learn this year?  How has that learning inspired your growth?

Many bright blessings of Joy, love and magic!

Nancy Arruda


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