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Challenges and Stupid Choices

Dec 6th, 2021 through Dec 12th, 2021

We’ve got four negative issues in the stars this week happening mostly in the outer planets. The first one is Venus conjunct Pluto. Because Venus is approaching her retrograde station (which begins on December 19th), she is now moving very slowly (less than 30 minutes of arch per day). So she and Pluto will hold a conjunction (within 2 degrees) from December 6th through December 30th. Venus is the ruler of love and Pluto, when irritated, likes to destroy things. So there could be some heavy-duty relationship issues for the next few weeks. Venus also rules money. Overspending and even theft are possibilities.

Venus and Pluto will be at 25 degrees 19 minutes Capricorn when they hit the first peak of this conjunction on Friday (there will be a second on December 25th after Venus turns retrograde). If you have any inner planets (Moon through Saturn) between 23 degrees 19 minutes and 27 degrees 19 minutes in cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), Venus and Pluto could drop a bomb on you, depending on which of your natal planets are aspected.

The second issue, Mars squaring off with Pluto, will affect us most of this week. And this square will hit the fixed signs. The square will be at 25 degrees 11 minutes Capricorn. So if you have any inner planets between 23 degrees 11 minutes and 27 degrees 11 minutes in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, this aspect could cause you some major discomfort. Mars rules actions and Jupiter governs big ideas. Some of us will feel a strong urge to run away from our problems. Mars square Jupiter could also bring some aggressive fights.

Our third problem is Mercury and then the Sun squaring Neptune. Neptune is the ruler of dreams, but when he’s in a bad mood he can turn those dreams into nightmares. Mercury will square Neptune from Monday through Wednesday. And the Sun will hold the same square from Thursday through next Monday. Mercury square Neptune brings escapist tendencies and laziness. And the Sun square Neptune can cause us to make some very bad decisions. Neptune also rules creativity, so creative projects will probably go down the toilet this week. I would recommend postponing any holiday crafting, decorating, and cooking until next week. If you need to create something this week, stick to things you’ve done in the past. Do try any new projects or recipes.

Mercury will square Neptune at 20 degrees 25 minutes Pisces. And the Sun will square Neptune at 20 degrees 26 minutes Pisces. If you have any inner planets between 18 degrees 25 minutes and 22 degrees 26 minutes in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) these squares could impact you more strongly depending upon which planet is being aspected.

Our fourth planetary problem is Saturn and Uranus beginning their third and final square for 2021 on Wednesday. This Square will be within a two-degree tolerance from Wednesday, December 8th through January 8th. Saturn rules conventional behaviors and institutions. Uranus is the rebel of the zodiac and brings change, bad and good. This will probably increase the division going on with most of the people on this planet. The conservative versus the liberal battle will likely increase.

The peak of the Saturn-Uranus square will be at 11 degrees 5 minutes Taurus on December 24th. So we’re looking at fixed signs again (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius). Look for inner planets between 9 degrees 5 minutes and 13 degrees 5 minutes in these signs. If this aspect lines up with your Moon, Sun, or Mercury, you’ll probably find yourself in the middle of those debates.

Our confidence should be strong today, and we may feel ready to tackle any problem. But our minds may not be so cooperative. Stick to projects already in process. Don’t try anything new.

Confusion is likely today. And our decisions could end up as mistakes. Take your time and think things through thoroughly. Sudden changes could turn into disasters.

Dumb decisions are possible today. And it will not be a good day to act on instinct. The Aquarius Moon could bring the unexpected, so try to be prepared for anything. And try to avoid arguments.

The Moon will enter Pisces today, and things could get tense. Pisces is great for meditation and spiritual connections. But she doesn’t function very well when things get tense. Do what you can to avoid stress. A long hot bath could just be the answer.

Patience may be in short supply today. And relationships could be on edge. Many will be distracted and/or sensitive, especially tonight. Don’t forget to breathe!

Fear, jealousy, and financial worries could fog our minds today. Our judgment will be poor, so postpone all major decisions until next week. But it will be a good day for short trips. A drive may help us focus.

Mars and Mercury will come to the 29th degree of the signs they are presently transiting. The 29th degree of any sign represents heroes. So find your cape, because you’ll probably need to rescue someone. Or you could be the damsel in distress calling for her knight in shining armor. But I doubt we’ll live happily ever after.

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