The last month of the year 2018 is colored by fiery energy!
Except for Mercury and Uranus in Aries, all planets move around the Sun in a direct direction and this dynamic provides us with the power to pursue goals this month.
Even though time goes by so quickly and events are happening very fast, we simply can not force anything and we have to be patient.
There are opposing astrological aspects in December 2018 that frustrate this dynamic of progress and which must be taken into account.
The Sun travels through the ardent empire of Sagittarius until December 21, 2018, so the focus is on trust and hope, but also on reorientation and adjustment.
Until the end of December 2018, the planetary tension between the Sun in Sagittarius and Mars and Neptune in Pisces requires urgent solutions for health care, secondary education and environmental issues.
On December 3, 2018, the Sun in Sagittarius is exactly square on Mars in Pisces, but the tension between the Sun and Mars/Neptune remains up to December 21, 2018.
This fierce and restless energy can lead to upheaval, turmoil, challenging situations, ego-conflicts, provocation and threats. An explosive atmosphere with a worldwide increased chance of violence and attacks, but this planetary soup can also lead to extreme weather conditions.
As I have written before, fiery Mars does not feel at home in the Kingdom of King Neptune.
The suppressed energy of Mars finds its own way. People act out of emotions, so suppressed feelings and anger emerge.
The year 2018 was a clear turning point.
The end of the year 2018 can be seen as a summary of the years from 2011, the turbulent years of political, economic and social reforms due to the influence of Uranus in Aries and its historic square with Pluto in Capricorn.
We find ourselves in a period of unrest and awakening.
It feels as if we are being given a last chance to complete the steps to personal freedom during those years.
The collective call for justice and the release of restrictive situations to express our own individuality and uniqueness will be strong. Uranus in Aries is in retrograde throughout the month of December 2018. Uranus declines from 29º09 to 28º37 in Aries.
On Saturday, December 1, 2018 Venus in Libra is exactly opposite retrograde Uranus in Aries.
In the first half of December 2018, this exact opposition leads to imbalance and tense situations on the personal and collective level. Expect the unexpected with this opposition!
An unexpected event can put relationships on edge and negotiations can go wrong.
Financially, an investment or transaction could also be a risky business.
From December 2, 2018 to December 12, 2018, retrograde Mercury retreats into the intense waters of Scorpio. Our curious Mercury in Scorpio seeks answers to profound questions such as the mystery of life and death.
By the end of December 2018, the influence of retrograde Mercury in Scorpio could lead to delays in world trade and transport, fraudulent actions, problems with business partnerships and investments in the Netherlands and abroad.
From December 3, 2018 to January 7, 2019, the lovely Venus follows Mercury in the intense waters of Scorpio. With this passionate energy there is an intense atmosphere of all or nothing in social interactions. The fiery energy of the Sun square Mars/Neptune reinforces this energy even more. Scorpio is a pragmatic sign, so Venus is extra critical and eager to find solutions for complicated situations.
From December 13, 2018, direct Mercury leaves Scorpio and moves back to Sagittarius. Mercury in Sagittarius brings openness, tolerance and optimism.
From the second half of December 2018, it’s full speed ahead for Mercury in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a mobile sign, so life will go even faster than it already does.
With Mercury in fiery Sagittarius, emotions are expressed more directly.
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Sun in Sagittarius is exactly square on Neptune in Pisces. This can lead to confusion, because nothing is what it seems. This energy feels uncomfortable, so it is advisable to avoid conflicts and unreliable people as much as possible.
On December 7, 2018 there’s the last New Moon of 2018.
The last New Moon in Sagittarius is challenged by the conjunction Mars/Neptune in Pisces.
The square of the New Moon with the conjunction Mars/Neptune brings an intensely emotional, highly flammable and passionate energy, but there can also be disillusion, loss, confusion and disappointment.
Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website.
The annual Geminid Meteor Shower takes place from 6 to December 19, 2018.
On 13 and December 14, 2018, we see 120 multicolored meteors per hour!
These "falling stars" is debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The Geminids owe their name to the constellation Gemini, but these shooting stars can appear everywhere in the sky.
The comet 46P/Wirtanen is clearly visible in the sky during the Geminid Meteor shower.
It is the first comet that will be visible to the naked eye in more than five years.
The second half of December 2018 is largely dominated by the formation of the square between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. The influence of the planetary tension between Jupiter and Neptune challenges us to turn hope and ideals into reality. However, too much optimism can lead to a pink bubble.
This pink bubble can lead us to an economically incompetent path.
In the third week of December 2018, Venus the Scorpion will be happy with Saturn in Capricorn and Mars in Pisces will make peace with Pluto in Capricorn, providing a quiet spot in this hectic month. Favorable period for world trade.
The arrival of the Sun in Capricorn on December 22, 2018 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 feast of the rebirth of the Sun and the Return of the Light.
This is the first day of the Winter (Winter Solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Summer (Summer Solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Winter Solstice coincides with the peak of the annual Ursid Meteor Shower in the constellation Ursa Minor.
This meteor shower can be seen every year from 17 to 25 December and shows 5 to 10 falling stars per hour. These are dust particles from the comet Tuttle, which was discovered in 1790.
The Full Moon on December 22, 2018 is in the Water Sign Cancer, the sign of the Moon.
The process of transformation will come to the fore with this Full Moon from Darkness to Light. This last Full Moon of 2019 is about regaining balance.
During this Full Moon, Mars is conjunct Chiron in Pisces. Mercury and the Great Benefactor Jupiter join forces in the fiery realm of Sagittarius.
Until the end of December 2018 this is the time par excellence to travel or make plans concrete.
Read more about this Full Moon under NEWS on this website.
From December 22, 2018 until the beginning of January 2019, Mars is very close to Chiron in Pisces.
This conjunction takes place only once every two years. It is about the union of the deep desire of Pisces with the conscious and contending quality of Mars.
It is about the choice to be happy and to show who you are and what you are and where you want to go in this life.
Mercury in Sagittarius in the last week of December 2018 forms a square with the red Warrior Mars in Pisces. This planetary field of tension can lead to unexpected delays caused by traffic jams, road works, bad weather, accidents and unforeseen circumstances.
The Sun in Capricorn radiates in the vicinity of Saturn in Capricorn in the last week of December 2018. This serious energy clears the way for the first Eclipse of 2019, the first partial eclipse of the Sun in Capricorn of January 6, 2019.
In the last week of December 2018, Saturn in Capricorn is sextile Neptune in Pisces.
This healing connection offers the world a chance to build a loving world.
We are all together and together we have got to make the best of it.
I wish everyone a safe and beautiful new year and an inspiring, loving 2019.