It’s been an interesting year astrologically and December does not disappoint. As 2020 ends, it ends with a bang, and here’s what you can do about it…..
Jupiter in Capricorn (Uttara Ashadha 3)
Jupiter, planet of expansion, spirituality and good fortune, is in the third pada of Uttara Ashadha from December 7th to 23rd, the portion of this nakshatra within the sign of Capricorn. This is Jupiter’s sign of fall, where it operates in an unusually calculating and businesslike fashion, unlike its natural spontaneous, free-spirited style. Uttara pada three equates to Aquarius navamsha (D9) – the spirituality and relationship chart – which emphasizes the transit’s serious and saturnine energy, though there is also a broader and more humanitarian attitude that finds Jupiter more at home.
Sun in Gandanta
The Sun, ruler of soul and self-expression, is in the Gandanta zone between Scorpio and Sagittarius, and the nakshatras of Jyeshta and Mula on December 12th until 18th. Gandanta is this double-border area either side of the zodiacal fire and water signs and asterisms, and this can bring a period of instability for your plans.
New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio
The Solar Eclipse on December 14th lands in Scorpio-Jyeshta (at 15:57 GMT), when the New Moon lines up with Rahu and Ketu, and the Sun, symbol of self, is overshadowed by the psychic lunar principle. This moment is a great intensifier, in Scorpio especially, where your mind is overactive and teeming with impressions and maybe suspicions. A solar eclipse both starts your future direction and ends an old cycle, and gives a dramatic ‘line in the sand’ moment, where you symbolically break with the past.
Mars in Gandanta
Mars, planet of energy and action, moves into the Gandanta zone between zodiacal signs and nakshatras on August 14th to January 1st. This period sees Mars move back into its home sign of Aries and Ashwini nakshtra, where it has been already in August and September of 2020. The sharp contrast between the water and fire signs of Pisces and Aries, and Revati and Ashwini, gives this border zone a sense of adjustment and of possibly ‘falling in between the cracks’.
Mercury in Gandanta
Mercury will transit gandanta degrees as it move from a water sign to fire sign, signalling deep transformation this month.
Sun in Sagittarius (Mula)
This may be a time when we feel we can begin to “right” what has felt “wrong.” Sagittarius is currently between Saturn-Jupiter on one side and Ketu-Venus on the other, but is also free of heavy or negative aspects. Sun’s transit here will help us see things clearly and learn from the lessons 2020 has taught us ready for 2021.
The Big One – Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction
Jupiter and Saturn come together, in their all-important conjunction in the sign of Capricorn between December 16th and 25th, reaching exact union on December 21st, which is a major marker for you and the world at large. Plan for a once-in-a-generation moment for your future direction and personal development. These two slow-moving planets’ cycles coincide only every 20 years, and politics, culture, fashion and business are all affected, while people born with this combination have a big say in shaping society’s attitudes. Jupiter is about expansion and good fortune and Saturn is about security and hard work, and though not outright enemies, these planets are opposites in many ways, and their conjunction brings together incompatible energies.
Gita Jayanti – the day the Bhagavad Gita was born
Gita Jayanti commemorates the day when Lord Krishna shared his philosophical teachings – immortalized in the epic Mahabharata – to prince Arjuna on the first day of the Kurukshetra battle. When prince Arjuna refused to fight against his cousins, Lord Krishna explained the truth of life and the philosophy of Karma (the result on one’s actions) and Dharma (inherent nature of reality) to him, thereby giving birth to one of the world’s greatest scriptures: the Gita.
Full Moon in Gemini (Ardra)
This Full Moon signals completion of the cycle begun with the eclipse of December 2019. It’s a time to reflect and reset with awareness and patience and with an open mind.