Astrology Check

By Celina Simmons

astronomical-1299501_1280‘Tis the season to be jolly and running around to find those last-minute Christmas presents. With all the hustle and bustle that comes along with the holiday season, it may be helpful to prepare yourselves for the hustle and bustle of this time astrologically. It seems to be that there will be a lot happening within the next few weeks, but I would like to highlight a few key points that you should pay attention to.

On the 16th of December this year, we see Mars sextile to Pluto. Sextile means that these two planets will be sixty degrees apart from each other. What it means for us is an immense force of determination. If you have anything important that needs your attention, this is the time to give it such.

According to our friends at astrologyking.com, these two planets sextiled will provide “a seemingly endless supply of positive energy that can be focused on a particular task. Like a steamroller, you keep going slow and steady with nothing standing in your way.” Since we are still in Sagittarius season and this zodiac is prone to procrastination, use this day wisely and get things done!

We will be in Sagittarius season until December 21 and then we find ourselves falling into Capricorn season on the 22nd. Capricorn energy is very determined and tends to map out the simplest route to their goals. Let’s hope that this hardworking Capricorn energy is contagious enough for all of us to catch a hold.

The first day of the Capricorn season is more commonly seen as the Winter Solstice. Solstice literally translates to “sun stands still” and that’s exactly what happens that day, the shortest day of the year.

On the night of the Winter Solstice, there will be a full moon in Cancer — the last full moon of 2018. If you recall from previous issues, full moons entail completion but also illuminate everything out in the open. This full moon will bring to surface many wounded feelings, so don’t be surprised if you are feeling the pain of the world during
this time.

Things may strike you more personally than usual at this time, but the Capricorn sign rules over the action of human growth. Tune into this energy and use it to recuperate from what may or may not happen around this time.

This Cancer full moon will also highlight the importance of balance between work and home life. Pandoraastrology.com mentions it “symbolizes the importance of understanding how your personal life can greatly affect your career.”

I would not recommend reading too deeply into the happenings of the next few
weeks. If you are lucky enough to spend this holiday break with family, take advantage of that. Without the sun warming up our spirits, it is vital to spread as much positivity as you can. No matter where you find yourself over break, remember to count your blessings for another healthy and happy year. Happy holidays to all, and enjoy this much-needed time off!

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