Venus Retro at the Winter Solstice — December 15- 22 2021

Mars in Sagittarius in a conjunction aspect with Ketu — represents a political clearing house. Past deeds come into the open. Political intrigues relating to the acts of subversion lead to consequences of personal accounting. Mercury in Sagittarius is trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus as Saturn approaches the square aspect to Uranus. The investigations move forward with transparency. Payments are set. Venus turns retrograde on Monday.  The Moon transits from Taurus to Gemini on December 16th to opposition aspects to Mars and the Sun on the 18th then to Cancer on December 19th in an opposition aspect to Mercury. The Moon is in opposition aspects to Pluto and Venus in Capricorn on Tuesday the 21st of December at the Sun ingress to Capricorn.  The full Moon on December 18-19th depending on local time.

Summary of Major Aspect of the Week

Wednesday December 15th — The Moon in Taurus transited the conjunction aspect to Uranus retro and square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius overnight.  Alliances with economic basis are revealed. Deaths in the US hinterland are shocking, while economic loss estimates begin, after the fury released with the VenusPluto conjunction aspect in CapricornVenus is the ruler of Taurus while Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio, as death and economic disaster are combined. Mars is in a conjunction aspect with Ketu in Sagittarius as solace is sought on a religious or philosophical level.

Thursday December 16th — The Moon in Taurus is quincunx aspect to the Sun in Sagittarius, while forming trine aspects to Pluto and Venus in Capricorn, and then makes a square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. Immediate resources are released to aid the sufferers of widespread destruction. Political acrimony hardens. The Moon ingress to Gemini, forming a conjunction aspect with Rahu, and an opposition aspect to Mars in Sagittarius late in the day, US time zones, as more aggressive speech resounds, from anguished citizens.  

Friday December 17th — The Moon in Gemini is quincunx aspect to Mercury in Capricorn early today, with a sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries, as confusion precedes rational thought. The Moon, in a trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, encourages conformity to like-minded groups, with active membership increasing. Citizen advocate groups form to demand change or to envision the future when the present seems less tenable.

Full Moon December 18-19 2021

Saturday December 18th — The Moon in Gemini is in a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces early today, prompting discord.  Disillusionment may follow. Activities may be confused, and speech temporarily incoherent. The quincunx aspects to Pluto and Venus in Capricorn allow for applications to powerful organizations, such as insurers or government programs that fund recovery. The full Moon in Sagittarius is reached in the late evening, US times, with the Moon in a trine aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius, and the Sun sextile aspect to Jupiter, as relief begins to flow.

Sunday December 19th — The Moon ingress to Cancer is in the morning US time, afternoon in UK and Europe, evening in the Far East. Efforts for security— protection of home and family — prompts defensive actions, rejecting rationalizations. The Moon in a square aspect to Chiron retro in Aries, and opposition aspect to Mercury in Capricorn to make a T-square configuration. Objections are probably not relevant to the detailed survival needs. Saturn in Aquarius is approaching the square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, as the Moon is sextile aspect to Uranus, releasing urgently needed funds for survivors of disasters.

Monday December 20thVenus in Capricorn, and conjunction aspect with Pluto, turns retrograde for more introspection in powerful organizations. Positions on issues of importance are reversed or cancelled. Delays are also possible in fulfilling obligations, as reviews are made.  The Moon in Cancer reaches the opposition aspect to Pluto and Venus conjunction aspect in Cap, forcing cancellations under review.

Tuesday December 21st — The Sun ingress to Capricorn at the winter solstice. The effect of Venus retro conjunction aspect with Pluto in Capricorn is realized with the Moon in Cancer making and opposition aspect to the pair. Personal injury claims, reversals of convictions, and a forced relinquishment of trends in government and other established organizations at this time includes renouncement of goals (DJT’s natal planets of Venus and Saturn in Cancer are stressed with the opposition aspects).  The Moon ingress to Leo late in the day as the holiday cheer begins. 

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 14, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

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