The Moon Redirects Mars in Pisces – December 12-20 2018

The Mars conjunction with Neptune in Pisces releases withheld energy.  In the water sign of Pisces, a “yin” sign, the forward thrust of Mars is diffused, reformed and tends to be turned inward. Once passing through the diffusion of Neptune, Mars continues through the Pisces bogs, entering Aries on January 2nd. This transit through the mutable water sign of Pisces brings up old ghosts and prepares for a renewal of direction in the primordial energy of Aries.   However, as the Moon transits Neptune and Mars this week, the combination is once more triggered on the 14th of December. The transit over Neptune indicates sorrows and forgiveness while the transit over Mars redirects to a freshening up or brushing up for the future. Mars is the broomstick that releases past “karma”, ridding us of the falseness, illusions and immorality of the past.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday December 12th – With the Sun and the Moon sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) and Pluto at the midpoint in Capricorn, displays of power must be limited. Saturn in Capricorn is the dispositor of Pluto in the same sign. Power is limited and circumscribed by political forces (Pluto semi-sextile to the Sun) and organized groups (Moon in Aquarius).  Mercury ingress to Sagittarius today, to publish findings and convince others to join in the cause. Jupiter in Sag helps to integrate the conscious (Sun) and published (Mercury) details. The power of the press to unify the population, for example, is one outcome.

Thursday December 13th – The Moon in Pisces today forms a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Venus in Scorpio and then moves on to transit Neptune’s position late in the day. While the MoonVenus trine aspect could be favorable, the transit over Neptune and then Mars could be problematic, even toxic. Enjoyable as the Venus-Moon trine in water signs may be, it could also be revealing, leading to deeper issues. The Moon also forms a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mercury and Jupiter in Sagittarius.

Friday December 14th – As the Moon transits Mars in Pisces, motivations are uncovered. Ghosts from the past can now be revealed. This could also be a therapeutic influence, as emotions are released, issues aired that lead to a healing. Mars is introverted in the water signs, and as the Moon transits it may be confused. However, we may find a peaceful evening to a confusing day. On the higher level of the Neptune transit, acceptance and surrender to the mood of the day would be a beneficial outcome.

December 15th
First Quarter Moon
London, England GMT 11:51


Saturday December 15th – As the quarter Moon occurs early today, an opportunity presents for a philosophical growth (Sag-Pisces). This may be a day for emoting in general – an exercise in spiritual cleansing or renewal.  Saturn in Capricorn sextile aspect to Venus in Scorpio can tame the heavy emotional outbursts. Mars, on the other hand, approaches a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Pluto, as emotional charges may be built up – unexpressed until a later eruption. Saturn tries to keep things cool, and in the sweetest way possible (Venus). Yet, Venus in Scorpio is disposed of by Pluto, so the vindictiveness may be disguised. Venus semi-sextile to Jupiter could help keep any disagreements on a philosophical level.

Sunday December 16th – It begins as a charming day, with the Moon in Aries trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Mercury then transiting to a trine to Jupiter in Sagittarius. The quincunx aspect to Venus in Scorpio that follows is modified by the square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Saturn in Capricorn. Formalities or other limitations may be overdone, possibly allowing for less freedom of expression. Sparks of ingenuity may overcome emotional blockage. Late in the day, Mars is in a sextile aspect to Pluto giving a deeper meaning to personal direction aligned with a more universal cause.

Monday December 17th – This is a day for action, even feeling compelled to accomplish tasks as the Moon in Aries is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Pluto in Cap. Once the difficult decisions are made, the day goes smoothly with a Moon trine aspect (120 deg easy) to the Sun. Mars, the dispositor of the Moon in Aries in a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Pluto urges for inner continuity, and a push to overcome barriers. The Moon transits Uranus retro in Aries so we may need to reverse some decisions. Quick thinking saves the day.  

Tuesday December 18th – The Moon enters Taurus early in the day, with quincunx aspects (150 deg, complex) to Mercury and Jupiter in Sag for more down to earth social gatherings with a hint of complexity, and will oppose its dispositor Venus in Scorpio in the afternoon or evening hours. The repartee or entertainment should be kept light.

Wednesday December 19th – The Moon in Taurus forms a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Pluto in Capricorn, while Venus in Scorpio now moves to form a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Earth and water signs are favored for transforming experiences. The Moon is then sextile to Mars (60 deg, friendly) for a satisfying resolution.

Thursday December 20th – The Moon ingress to Gemini today and is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius.  This seems very fortuitous, as the Moon represents the reflexive thought in Gemini, and draws on the Jupiter-Mercury conjunction to enrich the conversations of the day, despite the tensions that may arise. Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces continues today to give a deeper or more intimate understanding in relationships.

Thanks for reading my report. To find your personal aspects, check for transits with this week’s chart.

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December 9, 2018
Jerusalem, Israel

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