The last week has been a busy one, astrologically speaking. To recap:
December 15 – Venus enters Sagittarius
December 17 – Saturn enters Aquarius
December 19 – Jupiter enters Aquarius
December 20 – Mercury enters Capricorn
December 21 – the Sun enters Capricorn, marking the beginning of the Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) and Jupiter is conjunct Saturn, aka the Great Conjunction
What does it all mean? To put it very simply, change is here – but it’s going to take some time to roll out.
I know enough about astrology to know that I couldn’t even begin to explain the significance of the Great Conjunction. With that in mind, I’m going to go with my strengths as a networker & gatherer of information and share links from several resources. These astrologers are extremely knowledgeable and can help you understand what’s going on astrologically:
The Winter Solstice is a great day for setting intentions for what you want to manifest in the coming months. If you’re new to intention setting, this article by Deepak Chopra is a great place to start with the process.
Be mindful that any changes you want to see, whether in yourself or in the world around you, will take time to manifest. Don’t let that stop you from setting intentions, though. When I first started on my spiritual path, I got an annual reading from a psychic who would always tell me, “Ask the universe for what you want, then get out of the way! Go get the oil changed in your car, paint your nails, just do something else!” I’m sure you can find plenty to do that won’t infringe upon the universe’s work. Cleaning is always a good option. I’m slightly joking.
Have a wonderful Capricorn season, and may your winter be everything you want and need!
The New Moon in Libra is happening today, and it’s opposing Mars retrograde in Aries and squaring Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. There’s a whole lotta drama going on and it requires us to find balance (Libra) amidst all the conflicting energy in the skies.
All this heavy planetary action, plus some personal and professional issues, has me tired and preoccupied. That means I’m going to shift focus with this month’s New Moon post. Rather than write at length about the New Moon in Libra, I’m sharing links to astrology content I find to be insightful, and often revelatory.
Chani Nicholas‘s horoscopes for the New Moon are an excellent read every month, as are all of her horoscopes. I highly recommend her book, You Were Born for This. Order a copy through your favorite indie bookseller.
Rob Brezsny‘s Free Will Astrology offers a different take than what you’ll find in standard horoscopes. He offers weekly guidance for each sign through examples and analogies taken from all sorts of resources. Other content on his site and in his free weekly newsletter is guaranteed to make you say “wow.”
Rick Levine explains planetary aspects and transits in a way that’s accessible without being condescending. His YouTube channel is a fantastic resource for astrology students of all levels; you can find him on Twitter and Instagram, too.
Debra Silverman is a recent discovery for me and I love how she talks about aspects and transits. She does short videos based on the moon cycles; you can find them on Astrology Answers and on her Instagram feed.
I hope this list of my favorite astrologers leads you to find content that enlightens and enriches you, and helps you along your spiritual path. I’ll share more of my favorite astrology resources in a future post.