*Any times indicated refer to Pacific Time Zone.
*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.
*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.
Looking ahead to December we have both Venus and Mercury going out-of-bounds meaning both may find it easier not to “play by the rules.” We also have a rare new Moon at 0 Capricorn 06, almost exactly on the Winter Solstice. This should be a very powerful Winter Solstice as it sets the tone for the coming year. Plan your rituals well and be careful what you wish for, you just might get it in 2015.
12/01/14 – 3:12 pm – Moon occults (conjunct) Uranus
An occultation is when the Moon passes between a planet or star and the Earth. This super conjunction will only be visible in western Canada, eastern Alaska and the Arctic region. Because of the time of day, you will need some help, such as a telescope to see this. Expect the unexpected, particularly where emotions are involved.
12/02/14 – 3:49 am – Venus goes Out-of-Bounds
Venus 19 Sagittarius 42 goes out-of-bounds until Christmas Eve morning. A planet out-of-bounds is like a dog off its leash, free to roam where it will … or not. What might Venus decide to do during this time? Will we feel freer to love whom or what we choose or will we find someone new, out of the ordinary to love? Time will tell. Avoid impulse buying, especially of high priced items.
12/02/14 – 6:42 pm – Moon and Mars go Void-of-Course
Following a first quarter square by the Moon to Mars 28 Capricorn 32, both go void-of-course. While the Moon will only be void-of-course for the next 2 1/2 hours Mars will be void-of-course for over 45 hours. Capricorn is cardinal earth and Mars is exalted here; that is in His other home. While void-of-course, Mars may feel stronger or even invincible as there are no other planets making aspects to Him that might drain His energy. If you start feeling invincible or that you can do things you never could before, best reconsider. Mars won’t care if you get hurt; He might even enjoy it … at your expense of course.
12/02/14 – 9:15 pm – Moon enters Taurus
After a short void-of-course, the Moon’s enters the sign of Her exaltation. Think of it as being like Her home away from home. Emotional highs and lows may last longer now as the Moon moves through this fixed earth sign. Give them time. They will pass.
12/04/14- 3:57 pm – Mars enters Aquarius
Can you feel the energy shift as Mars moves from cardinal earth Capricorn to fixed air Aquarius ending His void-of-course? You might feel a shift from the “I can do it” physical to the “if I can think it, I can make it happen.” You may find new confidence in your ideas and the energy and inspiration to make them real.
12/06/14 – 4:27 am – Full Moon opposes Sun
This fruition phase occurs with the Moon 14 Gemini 17 is opposing the Sun 14 Sagittarius 17. In addition, Mercury is combust the Sun (within 7.5 degrees) at 13 Sagittarius 14. Ideas and conversations should abound at this time. Of course, that doesn’t mean that all the ideas will be good or that all conversations will be productive. You may still have to sort the “wheat from the chaff.”
12/06/14 – 8:21 pm – Mercury goes Out-of-Bounds
As Mercury reaches the point that the Sun was at the full Moon, 14 Sagittarius 17, the messenger of the Gods goes out-of-bounds joining Venus in the outer realms never reached by the Sun. What message might Mercury be conveying from the other planets to Venus or what message might Venus have for Mercury to convey to the others, particularly the Sun as Mercury will soon catch up to the Heart of our Solar System. Give careful thought to whatever you may say as Mercury out-of-bounds can behave much like when it is retrograde.
12/07/14 – 1:52 am – Moon and Venus go Void-of-Course
Following their tug-of-war, Moon 25 Gemini 52 opposing Venus 25 Sagittarius 52, both go void-of-course. The good news is it’s Sunday morning and the Moon will only be void-of-course for less than eight hours. Venus on the other hand will be void-of-course for over three days and She is also out-of-bounds so matters of love, like and desire may not only take center stage, they may also seem more challenging. When was the last time Venus was both out-of-bounds and void-of-course? From the morning of November 2 through November 4, 2013; over 60 hours. Can you recall anything specific from that time period? In matters Venusian, best to proceed with caution as if treading on thin ice.
12/07/14 – 9:34 am – Moon enters Cancer
It’s Sunday morning and the Moon has returned to Her home sign ending Her void-of-course. 2014 is rapidly winding down. Remember to take time to breathe and relax.
12/08/14 – 1:51 am – Mercury conjunct Sun
This is the Superior Conjunction when Mercury is on the far side of the Sun. Even though both are at 16 Sagittarius 13 this can be likened to a full Moon; that is it marks the midpoint or fruition phase in the Mercury Sun cycle. The new Moon phase or beginning of the cycle was their Inferior Conjunction October 16, 2014 at 23 Libra 24 when retrograde Mercury lines up between the Sun and the Earth.
12/08/14 – 12:41 pm – Jupiter stations Retrograde
Jupiter 22 Leo 38 begins His four month retrograde phase. He will eventually retrace His steps back to 12 Leo 35. Keep this in mind in case you have any planets or sensitive points between 12 and 23 degrees of any of the fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
12/10/14 – 8:42 am – Venus enters Capricorn
This ends Venus’ void-of-course. In Capricorn, the business sign, it should be noted that Venus also rules money $$$$. With expansive Jupiter now retrograde it is important to remember to plan ahead, to budget for “rainy days” and watch those impulse buys, particularly of expensive items that you may not really need or be able to afford.
12/14/14 – 4:51 am – Moon square Sun
With Moon 22 Virgo 26 and the Sun 22 Sagittarius 26 this is the third quarter crisis of consciousness waning square. Time to start planning for the next new Moon coming on the Winter Solstice December 21. This will be the third consecutive new Moon at 0 degrees of the sign emphasizing the “new beginning.”
12/14/14 – 12:47 pm – Mercury goes Void-of-Course
Following a third quarter crisis of consciousness waning square by the Moon, Mercury 26 Sagittarius 22 goes void-of-course. Don’t forget, Mercury is also out-of-bounds so best to pretend it’s retrograde and act accordingly. When was the last time Mercury was both out-of-bounds and void-of-course? It was for a few hours May 28 and 29, 2014. Anything memorable from that time? Just be careful what you say and how you say it.
12/14/14 – 10:14 pm – Retrograde Uranus square Pluto
This is the sixth of seven exact first quarter crisis of action waxing squares between these two. While some may be getting a sense of what these are about, for the world and most people, it is probably still too early to tell as the cycle between these two is one that lasts for over 100 years from conjunction to conjunction. This cycle began with their conjunction in Virgo in 1965 and 1966 and won’t end until their next conjunction April 25, 2104 at 7 Taurus 35.