An Experimental Attitude — Forecast for Dec. 14th – 20th
This week’s headline items: a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius becomes exact Monday late morning; Venus changes signs from Scorpio to Sagittarius on Tuesday late morning; Chiron comes to a halt, ending its 5-month Retrograde phase, on Tuesday late afternoon; its time to start setting our New Moon/Solar Eclipse intentions from Wednesday late morning on; Saturn changes signs from Capricorn to Aquarius on Wednesday night/Thursday very early morning; Neptune ends its Station phase on Friday; Jupiter changes signs from Capricorn to Aquarius on Saturday morning; and Mercury changes signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn on Sunday morning.
There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday late morning (for a little over 11 hours), Wednesday night/Thursday very early morning (for almost an hour), and Saturday very early morning (for almost 4 hours).
Before we get to this week’s forecast, I’d like to mention:
Since Saturn and Jupiter will move into Aquarius this week, we will start to feel the Great Conjunction that will be exact next week Monday (Dec. 21st), on the day of the Winter Solstice, no less. If you didn’t watch this powerful webinar yet, and still would like to learn how this new 20-year social-economic cycle will impact you personally, watch my webinar “Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius, Dec. 2020″ — all about how it relates to your own Birth Chart.
Star Members: check your email for the link to the mp4-video recording and enjoy watching it! I sent it out on Dec. 6th late evening 😉
Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, Dec. 14th:
Monday is quite a big day! The Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius. Where it will journey until 10:35pm EST. We’re strongly motivated to explore and learn. We’re not likely to be big fans of routine — diversity and new adventures work best at this time — we’re also physically restless and need to burn that off with activity and physical exercise.
We tend to feel more open, optimistic and inspired — but we also have a high degree of independence, which means we’d rather inspire others to do things our way, than take orders. Inspiring others could come easier than normal, as we can see the bigger picture, leaving us confident that others will agree with us, once they see what we see.
As best as you can, speak your truth without assuming that everyone is on the same page as you. Improvisation works well for us at this time, as we are spontaneous and love living on the edge — just watch out you aren’t overdoing or overstating things.
Monday late morning, at 11:17am EST, the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in 23 degrees of Sagittarius becomes exact. Solar Eclipses are extra-powerful New Moons that take place approximately every 6 months. During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon momentarily interrupts the normal flow of solar radiation, destabilizing existing configurations of energy and reorganizing consciousness to a higher level. Solar Eclipses indicate the beginning of a new experience, project, or cycle.
This is the last of six Eclipses in 2020. While there is a New Moon each month, Eclipses occur only 4-7 times a year, when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are precisely enough aligned. You may also want to watch my Solar Eclipse video.
Eclipses usually come in pairs (Solar and Lunar), and Eclipse season starts 10 days before the first Eclipse (in this case, the Lunar Eclipse in Gemini), and continues through the time of the second Eclipse (for this eclipse season, that would be the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius ). This Eclipse Season thus started back on Nov. 20th and will last until Dec. 24th, 2020.
While eclipse season is underway, allow for new templates to download; stay centered and do your best to ground from within — try using conscious breathing and conscious flexibility — and best of all, see if you can move to the “observer position” when it comes to the emotional and mental body. And remember, this won’t last forever: on Dec. 24th, the downloads are complete 😉
Eclipses are a time for clarifying and affirming our highest path. We are bound to experience a release of some sort, and a recalibration — “old” codes will get deleted and new ones downloaded, especially in connection with belief systems, social and cultural conditioning, and assumptions we carry around with us. This helps us see from a wider perspective.
The Sun and Moon are connected to one of the Moon Nodes during an Eclipse, switching between the North and South Node Eclipses, emphasizing the evolutionary upgrades that are available to us during such times. This is the first South Node Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius since the Moon Nodes moved into the Gemini-Sagittarius polarity in early May 2020.
South Node Eclipses ask us to release or redefine energies or attachments that no longer serve our Soul’s evolution. They highlight past issues that need our attention, so we can grow beyond our conditioning, individually and collectively.
Eclipses are crossroads or turning points along our Soul’s Journey. They are often marked by events or situations that signify a critical shift in our lives, nudging us to either change and grow, or face greater difficulties at the next turning point.
Solar Eclipses, in particular, often correspond with major endings and beginnings. They occur close to the same degree every 19 years and the last time we had a South Node Solar Eclipse in that same degree was in Dec. 2001.
We are likely to experience a resonance between now and that time — “resonant”, rather than identical — so think back to the Winter of 2001/2002, and ask yourself: Were there any major endings and beginnings? What was important to me back then? If I were to take those priorities to the next level, where would that next level find me?
If you’re looking for more guidance on those questions, I would suggest taking a look at your Natal Chart — the House placement of the Eclipse will indicate which area of life is most ready to release outdated beliefs and social conditioning and go to a new level of consciousness.
Solar Eclipses are a good time to go within, to seed anything we would like to redefine or release over the next 6 months — we’ll dig into this in more detail towards the end of this article, when we talk about setting Solar Eclipse Intentions.
With the Solar Eclipse in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, we seek to expand our day-to-day knowledge and look for a larger perspective.
For the next six months, ask yourself: What philosophies most resonate with me? What life perspectives are no longer serving me? What stories have I been telling myself about life? What universal truths feel immediately in alignment with my direct experience of life right now? Where is my understanding of life different from where it was 3 years ago? Do I see the glass as half-full or half-empty? Do I shy away from life’s challenges or thrive on exploring new ways to deal with adversity?
Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 18-28 degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).
Setting Intentions for a Solar Eclipse is a little different from the regular monthly New Moon process — after all, we are setting them for the whole 6-month Eclipse cycle, rather than just the next 28 days.
Solar Eclipse Intentions are best done 48 hours after the Eclipse becomes exact. We are downloading new templates at the time of an Eclipse, and the energies are quite intense, so we want to wait until it all settles down a little before setting our intentions… We also definitely do not want to do this during a Moon void of course.
There are therefore two best and most potent times to set your Intentions for this Solar Eclipse: the first one lasts a little over 13 hours, between 11:17am (on Dec. 16th) and 12:34am (on Dec. 17th) — and the second one lasts for almost 34 hours, between 1:27am (Dec. 17th) and 11:17am Friday (Dec. 18th) — (in US Eastern Time — i.e. the New York time zone).
Set powerful intentions — again, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Sagittarian energy! If you live in a timezone other than EST (US East Coast-time), and converting time zones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fan-page and/or following me on Twitter, as I post reminders when it’s time to set your intentions 😉
Monday at 11:17am EST, right after the New Moon/Solar Eclipse becomes exact, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for a little over 11 hours until 10:35pm EST. Use this intuitive time to tune in, get still, and get in touch with your “Higher Mind”, to see what it has to say to you.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday late morning until the late evening ahead of time.
Monday afternoon, an opportune Venus/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 3:58pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from last week, Saturday evening (Dec. 12th) on; it will be strong until this Wednesday evening. We have an opportunity to grow in our social and personal relationships at this time. Humor and being of service play a big role in our interactions with others.
We can call upon extra tolerance, optimism, and cooperation when dealing with authority figures or business dealings. Financially speaking, things are “on the up” — we may have opportunities now to expand our pocketbooks — if we make sound decisions that are aligned with the interests of our long-term goals.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 27-29 degrees of Scorpio, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces, or 0-1 degree of Sagittarius, Aquarius, Libra, or Aries? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Sagittarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).
Monday at 10:35pm EST, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Wednesday night/Thursday early morning. We tend to be more realistic, serious, cautious; this can support practical endeavors and financial matters.
Our ambition surges and brings with it a need for structure and planning; when you add in the pragmatism this aspect supports, you can see how this could be a very productive time for business and long-term goals. Our reputation becomes very important to us.
As best as you can during this aspect, avoid “should-ing” on yourself. Take the pressure off, perhaps by saying “I am doing the best I can and that’s all I can ever do” 😉
Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn;
it is still transiting through its own sign until Thursday, making this a great time to take a last look at your long-term aspirations and anything that you would like to master now. It’s also a great time to take a more serious look at our strategies for self-mastery.
For starters: Do you truly see “what’s so” in your life (as opposed to what you merely wish it to be, or what you would like it to be, or where you see yourself going, etc)? What is actually so right now? Once you have a handle on where “A” is, it’s easier to “go from A to B” — whether “B” is self-mastery or standing on the mountaintop.
Monday late evening, a harmonious Mercury/Mars aspect becomes exact at 11:24pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from last week Saturday afternoon (Dec. 12th) on; it will be strong until this Thursday morning (Dec. 17th). This aspect helps us clarify our personal goals. We act from our excited thinking, with courage and passion; we tend to be enthusiastic and funny, and an experimental attitude is also supported.
We are quick, perceptive, and brave — interestingly, one of the things we easily perceive is the weaknesses of others. Our minds are more optimistic, so it’s important that we stay realistic. We have expansive thoughts; we have lively conversations in which we speak our truth without compromise and yet without coming across as too blunt or offensive — on the other hand, our passion might mean we come across as rather impatient.
We seem to “download” great insights (and make superb decisions) at the very last minute — and the good news is, we can easily turn those insights into workable projects. Use this energy to your advantage — there is plenty of it!
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 18-24 degrees of Sagittarius, Aries, or Leo? If so, you may feel…
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Sonja’s passion is for connecting with people and helping them transform their lives. This led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of Astrology. With her Readings, her coaching and her Soul-Based Astrology Courses she aims to empower and support people in fulfilling their life’s potential and aligning with Soul Purpose.