The Great Benefactor Jupiter in Scorpio is moving away from the opposition with Uranus in Aries and has finally liberated itself from the square with Pluto in Capricorn.
This planetary influence has led to a period of great cultural, economic, political and social unrest and instability this year.
This planetary field of tension has left its mark on most of 2017 and opens the way to a more favorable, quieter and fruitful year of 2018.
Until the end of December 2017 we can look forward to the planetary dance between Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries.
This planetary cooperation in the element of Fire has led to large-scale economic, political and social reforms. A period of new scientific, technical breakthroughs, sustainable economic and social changes. The cooperation of Saturn and Uranus was several times the constructive and stabilizing factor in the swirling year of the Rooster.
Venus, the goddess of Love and Beauty enters the fiery empire of Sagittarius from December 2, 2017.
In Sagittarius, Venus is optimistic, enthusiastic and idealistic and wants to learn and experience.
Until December 25, 2017 Venus in Sagittarius is searching for the ultimate, the most beautiful and ideal in all areas of life.
The only Full Supermoon of 2017 falls at 11º in Gemini on December 3, 2017 and is square on Neptune in Pisces.
This last Full Moon of 2017 is currently closest to the earth and therefore looks larger and brighter than usual.
Read more about this Full Moon under NEWS on this website.
On the same day Mercury goes in retrograde from 29º to13º in Sagittarius for the last time this year.
The conjunction of Mercury with Saturn in Sagittarius and the positive connection with Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries stimulates constructive cooperation and mutual understanding in the first half of December 2017 about the how and why things happen in this world.
Until December 22, 2017, this is an appropriate period of reflection on philosophical, political or sociological philosophies and on starting negotiations, implementing effective solutions and making real progress.
Which ideas and beliefs have evolved independently and which have been influenced by external sources?
What is imposed on us and what comes from the true, pure source?
This optimistic period is carried by the harmonious connection between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.
The harmonious and spiritual connection in the element Water marks a period of inspiration and the most amazing ideas.
This influence is felt especially in the first half of December 2017.
This period is marked by a sense of freedom, hope and more confidence in the economic and legal field. During this period people are more understanding towards each other.
However, this period of optimism may also close the eyes to reality and lead to taking unnecessary risks.
Profound events bring the insight that wealth and social status mean nothing in adverse situations.
On the 5th of December 2017, the asteroid Chiron goes direct at 24º Pisces.
Chiron is an asteroid located between Saturn and Uranus.
Chiron is thus the cosmic bridge between past and future.
Astrologically, Chiron is more like a planet. The direct phase of the asteroid Chiron gives us the collective consciousness that healing of karmic pain is possible.
From 6 to 19 December 2017, the annual Geminid Meteorshower takes place.
On December 14, 2017 the highlight falls and shows 120 multicolored meteors per hour!
These "falling stars" consist debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982.
The Geminids owe their name to the constellation Gemini, but of course these volatile Gemini shooting stars can appear everywhere in the sky!
On December 10, 2017, the red warrior Mars enters the mysterious underworld of Scorpio.
Planet Mars feels at home in the fixed water sign Scorpio.
According to traditional astrology, Mars is the ruler of Scorpio!
Mars challenges in Scorpio and doesn’t take the easy way out.
Resistance is the challenge!
Until January 26, 2018 Mars in Scorpio wants to cross borders and won’t give up no matter what the challenge.
The energy of Mars is here inexorable, aggressive, controlling and possessive when desires are thwarted.
The period of Mars in Scorpio can lead to serious conflict situations in the world.
During this period there is an increased chance of terrorism or extreme violence in the world.
Not every relationship will withstand this violent energy from Mars in Scorpio during this period.
On December 18, 2017, there will be a New Moon on 26 ° 31 in the fiery realm of Sagittarius.
This last New Moon of 2017 falls three days before the entrance of Saturn in Capricorn and brings us groundbreaking news that has to do with boundaries, responsibility, tolerance or the devotion to an ideal.
Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website.
The biggest change this month is the arrival of Saturn in Capricorn.
On the threshold of the Winter Solstice on 21 December 2017, Saturn enters the earth sign Capricorn, the zodiac sign symbolically associated with Saturn.
After a journey of almost 30 years, Saturn returns "home" in its own realm where it will remain for two and a half years.
This marks the beginning of a new astrological era.
Until December 17, 2020, the journey of Saturn through Capricorn brings the world karmic lessons in humility, integrity, strength, hard work, responsibility, reliability and self-sufficiency.
Things won’t be easy, but the reward will be proportional to the efforts made.
The journey of Saturn through Capricorn can lead to a revolution of the global monetary system. Capricorn symbolizes, among other things, the financial sector.
Saturn symbolizes the limit of human possibilities.
Saturn is a sense of responsibility, conscience, control, structure and limitation.
The journey of Saturn through Capricorn has led the world’s history to great political and economic upheaval and changing industrial, political and economic structures.
Saturn is the structure.
But also the walling and guarding of boundaries.
Because of the influence of Saturn in Capricorn from December 2017 onward, we see that the limits of our current system have been reached.
The collective responsibility to survive depends on our ability to no longer take life for granted.
Saturn is also considered planet of Karma that confronts us all with the consequences of our actions.
In the coming years events from 30 years will backlash when the last transit of Saturn through Capricorn took place.
This was the beginning of a new era. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the
Reunification of east and west Germany.
The impact of these changes can be clearly seen today.
The reunited Germany is looking for its role in Europe and in the world.
But Putin also tries to bring Russia back to its old "power" with the influence of Saturn in Capricorn.
Saturn in Capricorn fulfills the role of an impartial arbitrator reinforcing the reality of facts that were made thirty years ago.
In the coming years progress can be made in the world, but also in the career or social destination. Only dedication and hard work will bear sweet fruit.
This is a period of time to make a major contribution to the world as a whole.
The end of 2017 thus marks the prelude to the evolutionary amalgamation in the year 2020 of Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn on the threshold of Aquarius.
A huge shift from Earth to Air.
Astrologically, a period of 240 years is concluded in which the conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn took place in the earth signs.
This important constructive "Great Conjunction" in the element Earth will lead in 2020 to the election of a world leader or major change in world history.
On the day Saturn enters the Capricorn, we may rejoice at the climax of the annual Ursian Meteor Shower in the constellation of Ursa Minor. This meteor shower comes from the comet Tuttle, which was discovered in 1790 and can be seen every year from 17 to 25 December.
The arrival of the Sun in Capricorn on 22 December 2017 marks the beginning of the new astrological year.
The Winter Solstice falls on the shortest day and the longest night.
It is the festival of Yule, the rebirth of the Sun and the Return of the Light.
This is the first day of Winter (winter solstice) in the northern hemisphere and the first day of Summer (summer solstice) in the southern hemisphere.
The special conjunction of the Sun and Saturn on the first degree in Capricorn marks an essential change of energy with the Winter Solstice. Time to make plans concrete.
On December 23, 2017, Mercury goes direct at 13º in Sagittarius after its last period of retrogradation this year.
A great starting position for making good intentions and setting plans for the new year.
On December 26, 2017, Venus crosses the threshold of the earthly realm of Capricorn and here Venus joins the Sun and Saturn.
The journey of Venus in the pragmatic Capricorn from December 26, 2017 gives us the opportunity to see things for what they really are and to find a good solution for urgent situations.
Venus stimulates everything that is good and beautiful and in Capricorn this energy gives the determination to make it happen.
The serious influence of Venus and Saturn in Capricorn goes for faithfulness, preservation and protection of loved ones and everything that is valuable.
A longing for the past, nostalgia, back to the good old days.
Back to the essence. Time for Reflection.
At the end of December 2017, Uranus in Aries is getting ready to go direct again after a long period of retrogradation since the beginning of August 2017.
We are still dealing with the shadow period of Neptune's retrograde period.
Until March 13, 2018 we have to take into account a completely different picture of reality through the information war, misleading information and "fake news" in the media.
Astrologically, 2018 will be a very interesting year and a key year for our evolution.
It is mainly about a new form of justice and honesty.
Mankind is becoming increasingly aware that we need each other.
Love and justice for all that lives is what the world needs to survive.
The fruitful influence of Jupiter in Scorpio and Saturn in Capricorn will have a major impact in the coming year 2018.
A new phase in which social destination will take shape.
On the road to a just society.
I wish everyone a safe and beautiful new year and an inspiring, loving 2018.