Dec 22 - Jan 19
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The shifts this month rival anything the New Year might deliver, to a point where it is now, in the early days of December 2019 and not the early days of January that 2020 is born or at least the main energies that will define the coming year. Every month has its own dynamics and activity that defines the month but what happens in the early days of December, will define the next 12 months. What I am talking about is Jupiter's departure from an adventurous part of your chart and return to your career sector, something that by 3rd December will turn this professional year on its heels. This is something that Jupiter does once every 12 years but it is bigger than that, for the planet of luck and expansion returns to team up with Pluto and Saturn, for the first time here in our lifetime. This is a coming together of the planets of luck, change and the planet that has the power to move mountains, but in their own way they have each been preparing for this reunion since as far back as 2008. That is when Pluto returned, during Jupiter's last visit and where he has been ever since, with Saturn's return in 2017 giving you two years to put in the hard work. You also begin the month with Venus here and while she will leave on 20th December, the Sun will return on 22nd December to take over from where she leaves off. Yet while this massive professional convergence is the most powerful influence this month it is not the only one. The spirit of adventure won't go off the boil and even Mars, who will return to an adventurous part of your chart in the New Year will make sure of that. Until then, Mars is busy helping you to take your financial power back. Venus is the only planet who will branch out into a new and previously unoccupied area of your chart this month with her return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on 20th December. It is here that Venus will spend Christmas, the New Year, holiday period and the first two weeks of 2020.
Week beginning Monday 9th of December 2019
This is a big week professionally, with the two planets that have returned to get things moving spending their first, last and only full week together in your career sector. As Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion spends his first full week in your career sector, Venus is spending her last and this week she is making a run for the lead. At the start of the week Saturn and Pluto, here now for years are still out in front and still leading the charge in their slow and measured way. By the end of the week Venus will be out in front, her mission to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction in full flight. It helps that you begin the week with the Moon in your income sector, giving you a sharp nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction from the get go. This week will also host the last Full Moon of 2019, falling in your communication sector on Thursday. It is your relationships that will benefit the most from this.
Monday 9th of December 2019
After two months Mercury, usually the fastest planet in the solar system is on the move and this will have implications across multiple aspects of your life. Held back by a retrograde turn last month, Mercury finally leaves your financial sector today. This will leave you with the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game but will allow Mars to play a more impassioned roll. In the meantime, Mercury will join the Sun in an adventurous part of your chart, where he is guarding against life becoming all work and no play.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and this is exactly where you need to be in your life, up front and first!
You are ruled by Mars, the fiery red planet, named after the Roman God of war and fertility. You are a natural warrior and champion. You're not inclined to back away from a challenge, nor will you back down in an argument when you know you're right. You're often at your best when there is a competition to win, a cause to champion, or a friend to defend. To you, a friend in need, is truly a friend indeed! You'll go out of your way to help others or to promote a good cause.
The symbol for Aries is the Ram and the body part associated with Aries is the head. A ram will head-butt others out of its way and will lock horns with other rams when the need arises.
Being the first of the signs, you're considered to be the youngster of the zodiac. Like a baby, you're an innocent and you can at times be quite naieve or overly trusting. Like an infant, you can also be quite loud or vocal when your needs are not being met! If you're upset or angry, you usually don't mind who knows about it.
We all judge others by our own yardstick. Your way is to be honest, direct and straight to the point. Because you do not have a deceptive or dishonest bone in your entire body, you can be blind to those faults in others. With you, what you see is what you get. Most people find this energising and refreshing!
You were born in the spring when the leaves return to the trees and new life abounds all around. In tune with your birth energy, new growth and new things excite you. You will often be the first to see the new film, to read the new book, or to embrace a new experience or a new way of doing things. Your natural enthusiasm for the new can be a true inspiration for other people.
You get along best of all with the other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius, also with the air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, as they provide the oxygen that your fire needs to burn brightly.
The water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, can sometimes dampen down your fiery nature, or worse, extinguish your flames altogether. Likewise, you may find it more difficult to shine brightly, or at all, when smothered by the earthiness of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
There are 12 types of Aries, because your ruling planet, Mars, visits all 12 signs of the zodiac on its travels. The sign where Mars is placed in your individual horoscope is important, as this will add characteristics to your fiery Aries spirit.
An Aries Sun who is born with Mercury, Venus and Mars in the adjacent, placid and cautious, down to earth sign of Taurus, may not recognise himself from this description. If you don't know where Mars was transiting when you were born, one of our astrologers will be pleased to tell you more.