Dec 2 – Jupiter into Capricorn: Jupiter enters Capricorn every 12 years. Last time it was in Capricorn was 2008 through January 2009. Jupiter supports growth and new opportunities. Now it favors the earth signs, Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo, as well as supporting the water signs.
Dec 9 – Mercury into Sagittarius: Communications quicken, with a philosophical or moral bent.
Dec 11 – Full Moon in Gemini- Under the full Moon in Gemini, social interactions are increased. This is an excellent full moon for learning and writing. Be aware of taking on too many obligations and spreading ourselves too thin.
Dec 15 – Jupiter in Capricorn trines Uranus in Taurus: When Jupiter trines Uranus we feel inspired and can take on new endeavors. Our thinking can be broader and more inventive. These two planets shake up the earth signs to think and act outside of the box. This is a good time to initiate a new project, or collaboration, to open up to new ideas, and receive insights.
Dec 19 – Venus enters Aquarius: allowing more detachment and equanimity in relationship. Friendships are highlighted
Dec 21 – Winter Solstice, Sun into Capricorn : the return of the light, the days begin to lengthen. This is a special Winter Solstice as it is followed by a Solar Eclipse on Christmas, and a conjunction with Jupiter. (more on this below)To the indigenous people the world over this was a sacred time, a time to go into meditation and ritual as they attuned themselves with the rhythms of the earth and sun. Solstice means stands still. During the solstice the sun rises in the same spot on the horizon for 3 days, then reverses its movement along the horizon at dawn to move once again toward the eastern point.
Dec 25 – Solar Eclipse, New Moon: this Solar Eclipse aligns with Jupiter. It is an interesting time of growth through the disciplined and structured sign of Capricorn. Setting goals with the intention of step by step progress brings success. It is a very potent year ahead as we are challenged to grow in terms of our deep inner wisdom or to abdicate our power and authority to the old judgmental patriarchy paradigm. Capricorn was considered the most sacred of the signs to the ancient peoples for it was through that sign that the light returned from the darkness. When the patriarchy took over, the sign of authority and inner knowing was usurped to be outer authority, control, and conservatism. As we move into the new paradigm let’s take back the power of the earth signs, the feminine or yin signs, by honoring our inner knowing and valuing the earth. Imagine yourself sitting high in the Sierra’s, seeing the great mountains peaks, and feeling the power and grandeur of these mountains. This is Capricorn, when we take on the tasks to enter into these places, we plan and walk with patience as we move forward to our goals, goals of self realization and wisdom.
Dec 27 – Sun conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn
Dec 28 – Mercury enters Capricorn
Jan 10 – Lunar eclipse, Full Moon in Cancer, aligning with Saturn and Pluto, with Uranus going direct. This turn of the year is potent, calling for our determination, and a steadying of our emotional body. We have tasks ahead of us in order to cross into the new paradigm. Many of us are confronting our shadows, and where we limit ourselves, reorienting ourselves to life sustaining values and social justice as we move into the new paradigm. The Earth is at a crisis point, an awakening point, while there is a battle between the old and new. The new carries the vision of radical transformation of all of our systems. The new paradigm calls for us to know ourselves as creators, to know the power we each carry, and to clear out the shadows of the patriarchal age, to understand the many dimensions within which we live and the interrelatedness of all life.
Jan 12 – Saturn conjuncts Pluto at 23 Capricorn, with Mercury and the Sun; We have been in the influence of these two planetary archetypes all year and this continues into 2020. Here Saturn demands that we face the shadow material of what we have repressed. Pluto demands that we transform the structures on which we have built our governments and economies, the hierarchies through which we have created our culture and society, as well as our own sense of identity. On the other hand, when Saturn conjuncts Pluto, the authorities in power seek to tighten control and domination. These are times when totalitarianism around the world increases. Just as true is the determination that rises to over throw those in power and expose that which is rotten and corrupt from within.
The Twelve signs for Jupiter into Capricorn: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This is a time when you are challenged to slow your busy self and take time to map out your goals. You balance between intensity of feeling and patient perseverance. Your professional growth is highlighted. You can now be recognized for the effort you have put into career or how you have been developing yourself.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): You are stretching your abilities, leaning into new ways of understanding yourself and embodying your wisdom. You are now both the student and teacher with success. Be willing to step beyond your comfort zones and open up new horizons for yourself. You are supported to develop your confidence and recognized for you expertise.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Gemini, the focus for you is through developing more intimate relationships with others. It is a time for healing and transformation in your life. Be willing to let go of what you have closely identified with in order to renew yourself. Enact those practices that you know are healing for you. Ahead is a transformative year.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Dear Cancer, much growth and insight come through your relationships now. Step into social situations that allow new experiences. Experience a new sense of yourself though the interactions with others. You find appreciation now from others as you share what you know and have learned. As you share your heart.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Jupiter brings an expanded sense now into your daily life. Something has changed in your usual routine. You feel compelled to focus yourself with a project or with your work. Your commitment to it brings rewards. This is an excellent time to take up yoga or some other practice that benefits your health.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): This is the month and year ahead to commit to that creative project you have held at bay. Go for it! Jupiter in your house of creativity and self expression brings more confidence and positive feedback for your efforts. You can more easily cultivate trust in yourself and your uniqueness.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Your home is a place of insight and growth this month and year ahead. You can experience a deeper and broader sense of confidence in trusting your own insights and creativity. With Jupiter in your house of the inner self you experience a more solid sense of inner foundation from which you move out into the world.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Dear Scorpio, you can feel Jupiter in your house of the mind as you seek to learn something new, to broaden your engagement with the world. This brings success. You grow this year by attending to your communication and helping others in clarifying their thoughts. Writing is highlighted.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This month and year ahead brings an emphasis on growing your financial abundance and well being, being thoughtful about your use of money. You can examine how your money is invested and if you want to change or broaden those investments, as now is a good time for that. You may also find that you are ready to use your talents in another way and commit to grow that area of your life.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): With Jupiter now entering your sign you can experience that the hard work and challenges of the last number of years is paying off. You experience recognition of the skills you have been developing and honing. This month and year ahead is a good time to broaden your life with new endeavors or commit to a project that is in alignment with your authenticity.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Jupiter passes through your house of introspection and imagination. Spending quality time alone and delving into artistic or spiritual development brings growth and productive outcomes. This is a time to gain heightened clarity while feeling into the larger human experience. You may find yourself behind the scenes or as a support to another in a work situation that benefits the both of you.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Jupiter graces your house of social interaction and friendship. For this month and the year ahead stepping into new experiences with groups of people provides a sense of confidence and well-being. It may be for creative endeavors or involve activism, but the sense of being part of something greater than yourself within which you can participate with your talents or presence benefits you.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 37 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and or, painting classes, and for personal consultations, call (831) 479-3751, or go to www.susanheinz.com.