Planetary Influences - December 2019

Mercury Transits Scorpio- (December 4 - 25)

Mercury till now transiting through Libra, would be travelling through the secret and mysterious chambers of Scorpio zodiac house between December 4th and 25th. It would be exiting Scorpio to enter into Sagittarius right on Christmas Day. The house of Scorpio is a neutral place for Mercury to transit through. Hence Mercury would have its own freedom and help natives in their research works and pursue their hobbies and ambitions in life without much funfare.

Mercury in Scorpio favors solitude rather than working as a team. Another ruler of Scorpio, namely Mars is in the zodiac house of Libra till December 25th. This helps us to better utilize our energy in an efficient manner. Make plans and stick to them. Open up your communication channels for now.

Then on the 25th of December, Mercury moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius where it would joining Jupiter, Sun, Saturn and the Moon’s North Node giving a great exit for the year 2019.

Full Moon in Taurus -December 11

The Moon gets into direct opposition (180 deg) with the Sun on the 11th of December at 26 degrees Taurus. And Venus is the house lord of Taurus. This is a time that promotes creativity and life enjoyment. This full moon guides as to reflect on the blessings we have acquired, to appreciate nature and to use our creative talents to the fullest.

Then the Moon begins to wane , enters Gemini and gets ready for the Solar eclipse that occurs on Christmas day. Leading to the solar eclipse, Venus moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn, the Sun and Mercury join Saturn, Jupiter and the Moon’s north node in Sagittarius and Mars transits to the house of Scorpio. This might bring about a challenging situation to the fore.

This fresh form of energy of the Moon can be used to complete tasks that have been going on for some time now before the year ends. It is also a good time to make action plans for the year ahead.

Venus Transits Capricorn -(December 15 – January 8, 2020)

Venus in Sagittarius transits to the earthy sign of Capricorn, being ruled over by the planet Saturn on the 15th of December. With this Venus enters a place free from any planetary influences and positions. Now almost most of the planets are settled in the adjacent house of Sagittarius.

Capricorn is a neutral territory for Venus and hence would make us to be quite diplomatic these days though troubles lurk around. Venus related areas like creativity, relationships and partnership deals might however meet with some delays and hindrances these days. The influence of Saturn makes us to be a little patient and diligent with our expression of creativity and love and do expect some temporary setbacks in these areas for now.

Sun Transits Sagittarius -(December 16 – January 14)

The Sun in Scorpio transits to the zodiac house of Sagittarius on the 16th of December. Here it enters into Jupiter’s territory. In Sagittarius, the Sun would be joining Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon’s South Node of Ketu. And Mercury would be entering this domain on the 25th of December as well. This big group of planets would stay put in Sagittarius till the 13th of January 2020.

The Sun is considered the ruler and is the enemy of the planet Saturn which rules over the inhabitants of the earth at large. Both these being in a house together would bring about a challenge where the balance between self and social needs is questioned. In a sense this combination makes us to be grounded. The Sun would be in Sagittarius till the 14th of January, 2020.

The planetary combinations with Sun in the house of Sagittarius emphasizes personal responsibility. This would be a time to move away from people and things that are not in tune with your needs and desires.

As the Sun transits Sagittarius, things that lay in the dark would see the light of day. Also we would be taught to balance our needs with the needs of the society at large. The rift between Sun and Saturn would be balanced with Mercury and Jupiter looking over these days.

Mars Transits Scorpio-( December 25 – February 7, 2020)

Mars in Libra transits to the zodiac house of Scorpio on the 25th of December, just in time when Mercury leaves the same house. A host of planets are occupying the house of Sagittarius and Mars in Scorpio and Venus in Capricorn act as support systems on either side of Sagittarius. The planetary build-up of energy in Sagittarius is balanced by Mars and Venus on either sides.

Though the planetary energy in Sagittarius, slowly wanes, Mars continues in its own house of Scorpio till around the start of February 2020. This is a time that asks us to be quite strong, focus on our tasks and take cognizance of our resources and energy levels.

New Moon in Sagittarius (Annular Solar Eclipse) December 25-26

The luminaries Sun and Moon get into exact conjunction (0 deg) at 12 degrees Sagittarius on the 25th or 26th of December forming the New Moon for the month of December 2019 and this happens to be an annular solar eclipse.

The Eclipse is not visible in the US and it runs through Saudi Arabia, South India and Indonesia. The Moon passes just in front of the Sun masking the light of the Sun for a observer on the earth.

The zodiac house of Sagittarius where this Solar eclipse happens is ruled over by the planet Jupiter. And Jupiter is also posited in Sagittarius. Mercury is in the starting degrees of Sagittarius and is outside the venue of this eclipse, however we need to be cautious with our communications. And Saturn is in the final degrees of Sagittarius giving pressure for us to detach ourselves from earthy constraints.

This Solar eclipse asks us to remain calm through times of difficulty. We would not be in the comfort zone where the Sun lights our lives. However we would be guided as to how to be physically and mentally content in this earthy solace of ours.

Once the Solar eclipse ends, we would get a new perspective of the purpose of our lives. This would be a great turning point for many of us as the New Year looms nearby.