A Cardinal Conflict — December 22-29 2021


Saturn in Aquarius is in a square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus this week. The Moon in Leo on Wednesday (Dec 22nd) triggers the aspect with a T-square configuration. Uranus at the focal point would foment some change, reversals and unrest. The incidence of violent tornadoes of the past few days in the US typifies this configuration. a stellium in Capricorn puts pressure on authorities in government positions. A cardinal Sun and Moon at the third quarter phase, and at a crisis moment, seeks resolution.  Venus retro doubly approaches Pluto in Capricorn indicating reversals in Congress, as budget proposals again face possible rejection. The 28th of December is significant as the Moon in Libra is trine aspect to Jupiter, while Mercury and Venus retro doubly approach a conjunction aspect in Capricorn, as the stellium is maintained.    

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday December 22nd — The Moon in Leo is trine aspect to Mars in Sagittarius early today, as ambitions with a friendly touch sprint forward. A trine aspect to Chrion in Aries is a possible grand-trine with a narrow window for most folks. Consumerism is at a high, with only a moderate ability to hold the line. The Moon’s opposition aspect to Saturn in Aquarius follows, and could mean that limits are reached. Credit expired. As a result, desire only grows.  The Moon then has a square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, as threatened set-backs pose dangers. A stellium in Capricorn formed at the Sun ingress, with Mercury, Pluto and Venus domicile. Personal satisfaction takes precedence over fears of debt increase.

Thursday December 23rd — The Leo Moon is quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces, evoking mystery and carefree joy, or bitter-sweet sorrows. The Moon transits quickly to the quincunx aspect to Pluto and Venus retro in Capricorn. Intimate details of power figures are revealed. The Moon is in an opposition aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius late in the day, while early morning on Friday in the eastern hemisphere. Saturn in Aquarius is partile square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus and Venus retro is less than a degree from the conjunction with Pluto. Deep joy and also deep sorrow can be felt, as the Moon draws abundance from Jupiter, whatever the emotion it is expressed. Saturn limits and deepens the economic crisis.

Friday December 24th — The Moon ingress to Virgo overnight or early morning, depending on location on the planet Earth, and forms a trine aspect to the Sun in Cap. Useful gifts are appreciated. Health and vitality are improved. Relationships may be transformed with Venus retro conjunction aspect to Pluto in Cap. A predominance of earth signs indicates that practical matters are emphasized as the end of the calendar year approaches.

Saturday December 25th — The Moon in Virgo and in a trine aspect to Uranus pre-dawn US time zones is a morning energy boost in the rest of the world.  The financial outlook could shift late Friday in the US. Health issues and fears as a result of the holiday get-togethers increase.  The latest Covid variant spreads rapidly, or possibly even more recent variants may take hold under this aspect. Cautions should be taken seriously. The Moon transits to a trine aspect with Mercury in Cap in the afternoon or early evening (US west coast time). You are ready to share your experiences. On-line forums provide a safe outlet for expression. Focus on the present with the stellium in Cap.  The Moon is in an opposition aspect to Neptune overnight, so anxiety may disturb a peaceful rest.   

3rd Quarter Moon Phase
December 26-27 2021

Sunday December 26th — The Moon in Virgo is quincunx aspect to Jupiter, as Jupiter lingers in the final half of a degree of Aquarius. Then the Moon transits into Libra approximately four hours later. Venus retro in Capricorn doubly separates from slow moving Pluto. An emotionally frozen relationship crumbles under intense pressure. The Moon in Libra could be out of balance, as more rational balance is sought, somewhat irrationally. Mercury, ruler of Virgo, and dispositor of the Sun, is in a square aspect to Neptune. Therefore, rational thought is elusive. Even the facts seem unreliable.

Monday December 27th — At the third quarter Moon phase, the Moon in Libra in a square aspect to the Sun in Capricorn, makes aspects to most of the other planets throughout the day. (The luminaries are also grouped with planets for simplicity.) [see chart image] As the exact square aspect occurs in the early morning in Europe and Asia, it is then late Sunday in the US.  Ceres retro in Taurus is square aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius, both at 29 degree of the respective signs. The conflict is likely to be absorbed in the social arena, although Ceres may represent a muted response as one in shock or disbelief. Saturn in Aqu square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus is a long-term a aspect that is now separating. Uranus is slowing and will turn direct in mid-January. A slowing of economic pressure with a more hopeful outlook is probable. The Moon in a sextile aspect to Mars, and trine aspect to Saturn activates the sextile aspect between Mars and Saturn. Moderation in thought and emotional expression is indicated. The Moon quincunx aspect to Uranus could indicate a sparing with emotional outbreaks.

Tuesday December 28th — The Moon in Libra is in a square aspect to Mercury, Venus retro and Pluto in Capricorn early today, is likely to be experienced as intense infighting among political associates. The Moon transits into Scorpio in the evening hours, US time zones. Deliberations continue, as the day wears on, the Moon makes a sextile aspect to the Sun in Cap, and a square aspect to Saturn at the opposition aspect to Uranus in Taurus. Agreements may be worked out under this T-square configuration, with Saturn in Aqu at the focal point.

Have a safe week.

Reminder: While lunar aspects are in effect only for only a few hours, the aspect of the outer planets can last days and weeks. I post a reading for a day in advance in order to give a preview, and also because the aspects may be in effect a day earlier.

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December 21, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

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