Two major pieces of astro-news this December. The first is Jupiter moving into Capricorn on the 2nd to stay for a year ahead. In the normal course of events Jupiter in the sign of money and business would be good news but that may be less obvious initially since restrictive Saturn and Pluto are already in Capricorn. Jupiter always adds a dollop of luck and enthusiasm which will be welcome though it may take a while to filter through.

The fiery, sporting energetic and always chatty Sagittarius Sun will bounce up proceedings until the 22nd with one minor dip of confusion around the 8th. Venus in sophisticated Capricorn until the 20th will be making the most of the festive indulgences and turning on the charm to impress the right people.

A lucky break or stroke of good fortune will boost morale mid month though there’ll be a need for perseverance thereafter to turn a positive turn of events into longer lasting benefits.

The second major astro-happening is the Solar Eclipse on the 26 in early Capricorn in a Saros Series which is highly emotional and associated with sudden changes and separations. It is conjunct Jupiter which will raise spirits but there may be, more than usual, an end of year sense of leaving behind what belongs to the past.


2: Jupiter into Capricorn till December 2020 – usually good for attracting money, certainly ambitious, promotes traditional values.

3: Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn – persuasive.

Venus in Capricorn sextile Mars in Scorpio – passionately enthusiastic.

8: Sun in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces – lacklustre, low energy, muddled, evasive.

Venus sextile Neptune – dreamy, romantic.

9: Mercury into Sagittarius until 29th – outspoken, lively chats, knowledgeable, self-righteous.

11: Venus conjunct Saturn in Capricorn – sophisticated, cool, separated in love.

12: Full Moon in Sagittarius – pulled in two directions.

13: Mars trine Neptune – glamourous, attracted to publicity, not decisive.

Venus conjunct Pluto – seductive, persuasive, possessive

15: Jupiter in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus – good luck, tensions disappear, new doors open.

19: Mars in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn – teeth-gritting, requires perseverance.

20: Mercury square Neptune – vague, evasive, confused.

Venus into Aquarius until January 14th – friendly, sociable, emotionally detached.

22: Sun into Capricorn for four weeks – earthy, has initiative, ambitious, cool, practical.

Venus square Uranus – flirtatious, dislike jealousy, won’t be tied down.

Mars sextile Pluto – requires effort to make progress

24: Sun trine Uranus – innovative, new possibilities, tensions wind down.

26: Solar Eclipse (powerful New Moon) in Capricorn – setting a theme for the next six months.

27: Sun conjunct Jupiter – confident, expansive, lucky, lazy.

29: Mercury into Capricorn until January 16th – want practical outcome to discussions.

30: Mercury trine Uranus – inventive, bright new ideas, outspoken, lively chats.


Jupiter in Capricorn from December 2nd 2019 to December 2020. Capricorn is money-minded, ambitious, traditional, practical. In astrology it rules business and governmental systems. Can be creative.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: From March 2019 for seven years in Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.


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