Posted on June 1, 2020
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.

*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.

*Remember, these are just transits andthey too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.



December starts with the slowing Moon making a waning crisis of consciousness square to Mars. This suggests that one should maintain focus on older work in progress that needs to be completed by the end of the month and the end of 2022.  With eight exact major aspects on December 1, this could be potentially chaotic for some.  On December 3, Venus will go out-of-bounds South joining Mercury, and then Neptune will station direct leaving just Mars and Uranus retrograde.  The Moon goes out-of-bounds North on the 7th giving us the four personal planets, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars all out-of-bounds, two north and two south followed by the December full Moon. 


12/01/22 – 12:42 am – slowing Moon waning square retrograde out-of-bounds Mars

This is the first of eight exact major aspects today.  With six of them by the Moon, this could be a real roller-coaster day with emotions and feelings all over the place.  The eight aspects are made up of 3 waning, 3 waxing, and 2 conjunctions.  This suggests you should stay flexible today as your priorities may shift as the day progresses.  Less than 1/2 hour later the Moon will make a waxing square to Venus for the second exact aspect of the day.  Both occur during sleep time for most people.  Did something wake you in the night?  Let go of preconceptions, note what it was and as much detail as you can recall.  Then sleep on it.


12/01/22 – 6:23 am – slowing Moon waxing square Mercury

This is the third square and third exact major aspect of the day.  Just over one hour later the Moon will conjunct retrograde Neptune for the fourth exact major aspect of the day.  An action square followed by a conjunction suggests that you should start your day by taking action, possibly on any new or newest things you are working on.


12/01/22 – 2:59 pm – average Moon waxing sextile Pluto

This is the fifth exact major aspect today.  The waxing sextile is the first exact major aspect after the conjunction.  Take time to assess any new things that you may have started recently.  How is/are they developing?  What should your next action be?


12/01/22 – 5:08 pm – Mercury waning square retrograde Neptune

This is the sixth exact major aspect of the day.  The waning square suggests a time for letting go of the things that aren’t working or are no longer needed, including beliefs and ideas.


12/01/22 – 6:44 pm – average Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a conjunction with Jupiter, the seventh exact major aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost two hours.  Avoid starting anything new during this time.  Focus on things in progress, consider what you can do to make “them” bigger, better, or both.


12/01/22 – 7:09 pm – Venus waning sextile Saturn

This is the eighth and final exact major aspect today.  Somewhat fittingly, the last exact aspect of the day is the last aspect in a cycle.  This is the finish up something that you have been doing and prepare for the next new cycle aspect, the conjunction.  You choose what to finish and what to start next.


12/01/22 – 8:41 pm – average Moon enters Aries

This is the last event of the day.  With the Moon now in cardinal fire, action oriented Aries, some may feel an increase in anxiety or stress, as if something is going to happen, without knowing what.  This energy may carry through into tomorrow afternoon.


12/02/22 – 4:10 pm – average Moon waxing trine Sun

This is the only exact major aspect of the day between the ten major bodies.  The waxing trine suggests taking time to step back, review, and reflect on what you have done and what you should do next. 


12/03/22 – 5:11 am – average Moon waning sextile retrograde out-of-bounds Mars

This is the first of six exact major aspects today, five by the Moon, consisting of four waxing and two waning aspects plus two other major events.  This suggests that you may want to focus on newer tasks today; but allow that you may have to shift to older work in progress at some point.  Four hours later the Moon makes a waxing sextile to Saturn for the second exact major aspect of the day.  The waxing sextile is the first aspect after the conjunction while the waning sextile is the last aspect before the conjunction.  Stay flexible today as you adapt to any changes in your priorities.


12/03/22 – 12:14 pm – Venus goes Out-of-Bounds South

Venus is at 22 Sagittarius 04’ when She goes out-of-bounds South.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “Immigrants entering a new country.”  The South represents the past, the familiar, things we are most comfortable with, but also regrets for things left undone.  Like an immigrant in a new country, some things may feel familiar, but different.  Be prepared as things or people from your past may come back into your life.


12/03/22 – 12:57 pm – average Moon waxing trine Venus

This is the third exact major aspect today.  Take time to pause and reflect on your day, what you have to do and what you want to do.  What about your relationships or perhaps it is something that you desire?  Is it something you truly need and is it within your budget, or is it something you covet?


12/03/22 – 4:15 pm – Neptune stations Direct

After 158 days retrograde and 36 days at 22 Pisces, Neptune is finally ready to begin moving forward.  It will be another five weeks before Neptune leaves 22 and enters 23 Pisces.  In true Neptune in Pisces fashion, the Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A materializing medium giving a seance.”  Find a quiet place and take time to reflect on any recent impressions or feelings you may have had.  Perhaps something that may have seemed trivial or “strange” at the time.  Don’t stop until you have an answer.  The energy of Neptune changing directions may be just what you need to make sense of some things.


12/03/22 – 7:53 pm – slowing Moon waxing trine Mercury

This is the fourth exact major aspect of the day.  Like the waxing trine to Venus earlier today, this could be an opportune time to reflect on any conversations, ideas, or thoughts that you may have had.  Take your time as you put the pieces together.


12/03/22 – 9:46 pm – slowing Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing square to Pluto, the fifth exact major aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost six hours.  It should be easy to not start any new things during this time.  If you feel the need to act, focus on yourself or any other work in progress and start there.


12/03/22 – 11:12 pm – Venus waning square stationing Neptune

This is the sixth and final exact major aspect of the day.  Let go of any worries, regrets, or concerns from the day.  Allow the combined energies of this pair to show you what you need to know in your dreams tonight.  Be sure to record any dreams, insights, feelings, or sensations you have.  There will be time tomorrow to make sense of them.


12/04/22 – 3:38 am – slowing Moon enters Taurus

Some may feel the energy shift from cardinal fire Aries to fixed earth Taurus; but most may feel some sense of relief or easing of tensions as the day progresses.  There are no exact major aspects today so the six aspect energy of yesterday should carry forward.


12/05/22 – 9:38 am – slowing Moon conjunct retrograde Uranus

Conjunctions mark the end of the old cycle and the beginning of the new cycle.  With retrograde Uranus part of this new cycle, expect the unexpected.  In this case it may come from someone or something in the past, perhaps renewing an old relationship or an idea that was before its time.  Pay attention, you may not get a second chance.  With the other aspects today being waxing, your primary focus today should be on newer things.


12/05/22 – 5:54 pm – slowing Moon waxing square Saturn

This is the first quarter crisis of action square.  With “by the book” Saturn involved, choose your actions very carefully.  Follow the rules and take the safe route.  Avoid impulsive decisions.


12/05/22 – 10:37 pm – slowing Moon waxing sextile Neptune

In a cycle, this is the first aspect after the conjunction and symbolizes the time to review whatever new was started at the conjunction.  How is it developing?  What should you do next?  Pay close attention to any dreams tonight.  Be sure to record as much detail as you can, including colors, sounds, smells, and who was in it.


12/05/22 – 11:05 pm – Mercury goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning square to Jupiter, Mercury goes void-of-course for 15 hours.  This can be like a short Mercury retrograde, without the do-over.  Choose your words carefully.  It is OK to sing your own praises; however, don’t exaggerate!  Be sure you can back it up and prove it when challenged.


12/06/22 – 6:51 am – slowing Moon waxing trine Pluto

What a way to start the day.  Pluto demands honesty and purity of self and purpose.  The waxing trine is the pause and reflect on what you have done and what you need to do next.  Set your intentions and plan your work for the day.


12/06/22 – 11:02 am – slowing Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing sextile to Jupiter, the Moon goes void-of-course for less than two hours.  Avoid starting anything new, instead, focus on newer work in progress and whatever you may have started recently.  Jupiter may want you to go “pedal to the metal,” “go big or go home,” but that isn’t what you should do, at least not now.  Jupiter is in the last degree of Pisces and may not be thinking clearly as He prepares for His return to Aries.  He isn’t there yet!


12/06/22 – 12:49 pm – slowing Moon enters Gemini

Some may feel the shift from fixed earth Taurus to mutable air Gemini, others may notice it by people becoming more talkative.  That doesn’t mean they will have something important to say, but you should be a good listener, just in case.


12/06/22 – 2:08 pm – Mercury enters Capricorn

Mercury’s void-of-course is over.  Now in cardinal earth Capricorn, business, finances, and structures may dominate conversations.  Pay attention to the details.  Take notes, don’t trust things to your memory.  Even if you remember the details, you may not remember the sense or feel of it.


12/07/22 – 1:35 am – slow Moon goes Out-of-Bounds North

All four personal planets, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are now out-of-bounds and no longer must play by the rules.  Extremes of all types may be prevalent for the next few days so stay alert, choose your words carefully, avoid arguments and confrontations, particularly with family, friends, and significant others.  Watch out for the other guy, the one who causes accidents.  If something or someone seems too good to be true, chances are really good that it or they are.  Just say no and move on.  Better to be safe than sorry.


12/07/22 – 8:08 pm – slow Full Moon opposite Sun

This Full Moon is at 16 Gemini 02’, and is known variously as the Cold Moon, Long Night Moon, or Moon before Yule.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “The head of a youth changes into that of a mature thinker.”  There are times for fun and times for being mature and serious.  It is important to know the difference and to act accordingly.

Eleven minutes later, the Moon will conjunct retrograde, out-of-bounds North Mars.  Not only that, but the Moon will occult Mars, that means for some people on the Earth, the Moon will block Mars from their view.  This is a rare event requiring both Mars and the Moon to be at the same degree of declination.  In this case, they are both out-of-bounds North and the term for this is “parallel.”  Some consider parallel as being like a conjunction.  In this case they are conjunct; however, that is not necessarily the case every time, so it can be misleading to think of them as conjunct when they aren’t.  By being parallel and with the occultation, this will amp up the Moon Mars out-of-bounds energy.  This could add to the level of discomfort or chaos one may be feeling.  Hopefully, it won’t last more than 24 hours.


12/07/22 – 9:42 pm – Sun opposite retrograde out-of-bounds Mars

This is the midpoint in their current cycle.  As the Sun adds their energy to the mix of retrograde out-of-bounds Mars, consider what needs to be done tonight and what needs to be done tomorrow.  Many will feel a heightened level of energy that for some may be uncomfortable.  Bear with it, this too shall pass, though more slowly.


12/08/22 – 4:41 am – slow Moon waxing trine Saturn

This is a day of expanding waxing aspects so your focus should start with newer work in progress that needs to be moved forward.  The waxing trine is the pause and reflect on what you have done and what needs to be done with it next.


12/08/22 – 9:13 am – slow Moon waxing square Neptune

This is the first quarter crisis of action square.  Do you have a dream that you are manifesting?  This could be a good time to work on it.  What should be done next?  What do you expect to come of it?  Set your goals.  Make your plan to achieve it.  Now, work your plan.


12/08/22 – 10:13 pm – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

About 45 minutes earlier, the Moon made an opposition to Venus.  Now, following a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to Jupiter, the Moon goes void-of-course for about 1 1/2 hours.  Avoid starting anything new during this time.  It is late and a short void-of-course, so that shouldn’t be too difficult to do.  Use the time for reflection or taking action on something that you have been working on.


12/08/22 – 11:49 pm – slow Moon returns to Her Cancer Home

With the Moon now in Her Cancer home, tonight could be a good night for lucid dreaming about those you care most about, or just go to sleep thinking about them, what you expect from them and what you expect to do or can do for them.


12/09/22 – 4:55 am – Venus goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Jupiter, Venus goes void-of-course for 15 hours.  This square asks us to consider what is best for us.  What isn’t good for us?  Keep one, let go of the other.  With Venus void-of-course it is best if you put any new relationship ideas on hold, at least until after Venus enters Capricorn this evening.


12/09/22 – 7:55 am – slow Moon opposite Mercury

With the Moon in Mercury’s Gemini home and Mercury in Jupiter’s Sagittarius home, the sign of their detriment, this could be a day for lively conversations; but afterward, you may end up asking yourself, “What did we just talk about?”  Be an attentive listener and choose your words carefully.


12/09/22 – 7:54 pm – Venus enters Capricorn

Capricorn may not be the most romantic sign for Venus, but here She may expect you to take a serious look at your relationships.  Since She also rules money, this could be a good time to check your financial affairs and make sure everything is in order.  Talk with a trusted friend or family member before making any major or expensive financial commitments.


12/10/22 – 7:17 pm – slow Moon waxing sextile retrograde Uranus

Their conjunction was five days ago.  Did you start anything new around that time?  This is the first major aspect after the conjunction and indicates it is time to review whatever it was that you may have started and see how it is developing.  Should you stick with it or let it go?  If you are going to stick with it, consider what you should do now as the crisis of action square is the next aspect.


12/10/22 – 9:18 pm – slow Moon waxing trine Neptune

This is the first aspect after the crisis of action square and is the pause and reflect on any recent actions you have taken.  How are they developing?  Do you need to make any changes or adjustments?  You may want to sleep on it tonight and see what information you may get in your dreams.  Be sure to record any dreams, sensations, feelings, or insights you have.


12/11-20/22 – A Look Ahead

The Universe may just be giving us a preholiday break as other than the usual mix of aspects, there won’t be too many significant events.  On the 12th, the Moon will return in-bounds and then, less than one hour later, Mercury will enter their Shadow as they cross 8 Capricorn 08’ 08”.  Their next retrograde will begin on December 29, at 24 Capricorn 21’ 24”.  On the 16th, Jupiter goes void-of-course before returning to Aries on the 20th.  He will then run through Aries into Taurus for the rest of 2023.  On the 18th, the Sun goes void-of-course before returning to Capricorn for the Winter Solstice on the 21st.  But that is for the next report.

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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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12 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1.' Diana Mrewinkel says:

    Re: your comment on “like kidney stones”, unfortunately not true. My father’s stones were subjected to lithotripsy back in the late 1990s. Maximum 3 treatments were permitted. His stones stood their ground. At least he was not in discomfort.
    I enjoyed this reading otherwise.

  2.' shakthi says:

    Interesting. Thank for your efforts!

  3.' Carmela Smith says:

    Thank you for your insights

  4.' Olivia Martinez says:

    It’s been a powerful Super Moon (March 9th) so far…also interesting it is so near Venus conjunct Uranus. It feels like really big things are happening on every front.

  5. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.

  6.' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  7.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  8. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  9.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  10.' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26”
    Sun still in Capricorn

  11.' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

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