Astro Vibe of the Week:
The moon is past fullness, Venus has stationed retrograde, and the sun is gearing up for its ingress in Capricorn on the 21st where it will join the Venus Rx conjunct Pluto party. This means that the area of life that will be highlighted by the Venus retrograde will come into full focus over the next month. As the sun illuminates anything it touches, hiding or running are simply not options. With Capricorn ruling over foundations, this will be a time to revisit the skeletal structure of our relationships and value systems.
But wait! There’s more! Saturn and Uranus will once again be squaring up for the third and last time this year, flaring up tensions between old archaic structures and the rebellious need to disrupt the rules and radically change the foundations of our lives. This aspect will be exacerbated on December 22, when the Leo moon forms a t-square to Saturn and Uranus. Emotions will be running high. Expect door slamming and drama galore!
On December 24 and 25, the Virgo moon trines the sun and Uranus and brings a little bit of grounding to an otherwise tense sky. But with a square to a Sag Mars, arguments may not be as loud but the words will still be blunt and cutting.
It’s going to be a lively week to say the least. Happy holidays, girlies!
Aries Sun/Aries Rising: Ever the trailblazer in all that you do, much of your focus this season is on finding your place in the world. Building a legacy is the work of a lifetime, and after spending much time furthering your knowledge, you’re now thinking about how to set a lasting foundation that utilizes the tools you’ve acquired. Over the course of the next three months, you will be dismantling and rebuilding your inner compass, drafting and redrafting your goals. The Saturn-Uranus square energy that is peaking once more this week is pitting personal values with friendships. Though you generally default to soldiering on on your own, you’ll find that building the roadmap for the next phase of your life will require a reconsideration of the people you surround yourself with to ensure that you’re moving with a crowd that lines up with your personal values and encourages you to nurture your self-worth.
Taurus Sun/ Taurus Rising: Part of evolving requires upgrading or discarding certain principles that are no longer relevant to us as knowledge is inherently mutable. Knowledge demands constant expansion, double takes, reconsideration, and application. The things we know form the foundation of our principles. Think of the information and skills you acquire as a garden that needs tending to and upkeep. Over the course of the next three months, a major overhaul of the principles you've long held sacred will have you pulling some weeds, fertilizing the ground, and watering new seeds that will form the basis of the next chapter of your life. Be open to the change and don’t be afraid to discard long-held ideas that may have helped you in the past but that will certainly be holding you back going forward. The Saturn-Uranus square adds volatile tension, pitting your relationship to authority figures forcing you to conform with your desire to embrace the outlier parts of yourself against your need to march to the beat of your own drum.
Gemini Sun/ Gemini Rising: You might shudder at the concept of intimacy and vulnerability, but the coming period will be forcing you to delve in deep waters for a complete restructuring of how you share yourself on a deep level with another. Though this transit is often correlated to shared resources, this is first and foremost about shared values—an intrinsic component of intimacy. This will require you to leave the parameters of logical thinking you use to shield yourself from emotions and let yourself get carried by feelings you can’t simply rationalize your way out of. The next three months will be about transformation, and parts of that process will be painful if you insist on fighting the current. This week’s third and final Saturn-Uranus square sees tensions flare up in the realm of romance, creativity and your subconscious. You might find yourself rebelling out of nowhere based on assumptions that are rooted in a place of trauma that is buried in your subconscious. Make sure you’re taking some alone time to meditate and reflect on the underlying issues that are fueling any dispute that could erupt this week.
Cancer Sun/ Cancer Rising: For you, partnership is a serious matter that is built over time and on solid, unbreakable foundations. More than any other sign, you will be the main character of the next three months. The way you love will be thoroughly put to the test. Though Venus retrogrades generally bring back exes for pretty much everyone, in your case, this part of your life will suddenly be a revolving door for many a past partner that has crossed your path. You will need to consider and re-evaluate your priorities when it comes to who you love, how you love, and more importantly how you need to be loved. Think of this period as the cornerstone of the next phase of your love life. Much of the lessons and the realizations you will be acquiring now will lay the groundwork for years to come. With the Saturn-Uranus square adding more fuel to the fire this week, matters concerning friendships and shared values rear their heads once more adding volatility in your group of friends.
Leo Sun/ Leo Rising: As a flamboyant, bombastic individual, you like to bring the party with you wherever you go. This coming season will have you reconsidering your lifestyle and contemplating a different setup in your work environment. There could be hiccups on the health front that could have you dealing with an old issue that is flaring up once more. Remember that physical health and emotional wellbeing go hand in hand. Over the next three months, you will be completely overhauling this part of your life. You could be contemplating a change of jobs, or a new workout and dietary routine. However you choose to utilize that time, know that the changes you make will be long-lasting, and if used properly, this period could catapult you towards an amazing new start in that area of life. This week’s Saturn-Uranus square will be forming a t-square to your Leo placement, bringing up once more an issue that pits partnership against goals.
Virgo Sun/ Virgo Rising: Similar to Cancer, romance will be under the microscope in the coming months. For you, though, it’ll be less about partnerships as a whole and more about the potential to create something greater than yourselves through this union. As someone dedicated to service, you’re thinking about how the things you create alongside a partner can be of help to others for years to come. Over the next three months, you will be rethinking and restructuring all creative endeavors that you’ve been invested in. This will also affect the ways you express love, and you might notice that your love languages are evolving and shifting. The Saturn-Uranus square is creating friction between your routine and your principles. Conflict that arises in this area of life will factor in the reconsiderations you’ll be processing in the creativity and romance sectors of your life.
Libra Sun/ Libra Rising: While your demeanor presents you to the world as an agreeable and malleable person who goes with the flow by generally shying away from tension and conflict, your private life reveals someone who craves more than anything a solid home base and chosen family that you can fall back on during trials and tribulations. If home is where the heart is, the next three months will be about rethinking what that home looks like, who gets to live there and what role each person plays in the preservation of the communal peace. This can also mean restructuring who you consider to be family, creating an updated definition of the term for you. The Saturn-Uranus square pits romance, creativity, and shared resources against each other. The repercussions of this conflict will feed into the home and family reconsiderations and overhauls you’ll be going through.
Scorpio Sun/ Scorpio Rising: Pick your words wisely over the next three months, and make sure you mean what you say and say what you mean. You of all people understand the impact of misusing power and know that words not thought through will cost you more than you’re willing to lose. This season will be about rethinking how you communicate with others and setting boundaries around how others address you. You’ll have a renewed understanding of the power of words and how they can be used to either surround yourself with allies or rally your enemies. This transit will also have you rethinking your information diet and the media that you consume. Are you plugged into outlets that disturb your peace? Are you avoiding information because you don’t feel like having your biases challenged? All these themes will have to be addressed over the next three months. The final Saturn-Uranus square of the year is forming a t-square to your Scorpio placements, creating tension in the realm of family and partnerships.
Sagittarius Sun/ Sagittarius Rising: Nobody embodies “carpe diem” more than you do. Your love for life and boundless flair for a good time can make you a reckless spender, and the next three months are about to force you to hit the brakes and rethink your relationship to resources in the long run. You’ll need to reassess your values and set a long-term foundation for your money goals,though this goes further than money. Things you’ll need to consider include: Are you investing in things and people that align with the beliefs and principles you value most? What lifestyle would you like to build for yourself, and what are the effective steps you need to take to concretize that vision? The Saturn-Uranus square happening this week is striking a blow at your routine and your communication. Careful about running your mouth irresponsibly at your workplace; the fallback can and will cost you. With that said, the events that transpire as a result will impact the overhaul of your personal finances and systems of value.
Capricorn Sun/Capricorn Rising: You’re having to take a long look in the mirror both figuratively and literally over the next three months. Your period of rest, relaxation, and retreating away from prying eyes has now come to a close and you’re being called to step up and get comfortable in the spotlight. What the past period of isolation has taught you will now need to be applied, and it will start with reevaluating your physical appearance. If the outside doesn’t match the inside, changes will need to be made to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward when you’re out in the world. This could mean overhauling your wardrobe, getting a new haircut, or completely changing your makeup routine. Whatever this change looks like for you, make sure that the internal changes are syncing up with the external ones. The Saturn-Uranus square affecting your personal values and romance sectors will factor into these large reconsiderations. Nurturing self-love will be key, as will the realization that the basis of your reality is ultimately contingent on how well (or not) you treat yourself.
Aquarius Sun/Aquarius Rising: Though your default mode leans towards engaging in group activities and showing up to all kinds of meetups, the next three months will be calling you to isolate and go within for some major mental health overhaul. You’ll have a chance to do some deep healing and address deeply rooted issues in your subconscious. Be wary of projections at this time, whether it’s you doing the projecting or others around projecting their worst fears onto you. Focus your efforts on meditation and journaling. The Saturn-Uranus square fans the flames of a year-long conflict, pitting you against family and home structures. You might decide to either move out or cut out some family members out of your life.
Pisces Sun/Pisces Rising: Prone to taking on others’ burdens and energies, you tend to prefer solitude since isolation spares you the pain of feeling emotionally drained by everyone around you. Though it seems like the obvious solution, isolating yourself is the equivalent of putting a bandaid on a hemorrhaging wound. What if rather than removing yourself from social situations, you instead focus on surrounding yourself with people who won’t harpoon on your empathy and drain you every chance they get? Friendships, support groups, and networks are an important pillar of a functioning and enjoyable life. Over the next three months, you’ll likely be cleaning house in that area of life. This could also mean that you could reconnect with people you haven’t seen or spoken to in a long time. If that happens to be the case, be careful who you let back into your circle. Some people’s intentions may not be as innocuous as they seem. The third and final Saturn-Uranus square of the year is pitting mental health and communication against each other. Be careful with your media and information intake during this time as you might find yourself getting more triggered than usual. Probably best to log off this week.
Lara Atallah, @astrolots