Monday, DECEMBER 21 Today is astrologically busy with the Solstice, the First Quarter Moon, and the Great Conjunction (Jupiter aligns with Saturn). The Sun enters Capricorn and will
Monday, DECEMBER 21
Today is astrologically busy with the Solstice, the First Quarter Moon, and the Great Conjunction (Jupiter aligns with Saturn).
The Sun enters Capricorn and will transit the sign until January 19th, 2021. With the Sun in Capricorn, we’re motivated by feelings of responsibility, ambition, and respect for law and order. Completion and accomplishment are satisfying during this Sun transit. Capricorn wants tangible results, knows what is feasible, and is most comfortable working within an established framework and known boundaries or limits. Standards, structures, and an appreciation for order are Capricorn themes. Working towards a long-term goal is most satisfying with this influence.
Jupiter forms a conjunction with Saturn in the first degree of Aquarius today, symbolizing a significant new beginning. Called a Great Conjunction, a Jupiter-Saturn alignment occurs only every 20 years or so, and far less frequently in the same sign. While Jupiter-Saturn aspects often perfect three times over the course of about nine months, this one is a one-off pass.
With Jupiter and Saturn conjunct in Aquarius, we’re looking to accomplish something concrete on human and technological levels. We might focus on restructuring–it’s a powerful prompt for new beginnings and taking the first steps to grow. Our vision empowers us, and it’s a practical one! We avoid the waste of overestimation with this transit, although some underestimation is likely and a trade-off.
While we can be working hard, we’re not working against the grain–for the most part, there’s support or our realistic confidence supports us. We’re inclined to focus these rebuilding and reforming energies and visions on our humanitarian impulses, contributions to society, social life, technological development, causes, and friendships.
A First Quarter Moon occurs at 6:41 PM EST when the Sun in Capricorn forms a square to the Moon in Aries. This can be a time of stress, clashing, and discord, but also of great energy, motivation, and growth. We can feel more ambitious and competitive. We want to get something going, but we may not know the next step or the exact direction we want it/us to take.
The void Moon occurs from 5:24 AM EST, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to Pluto), until the Moon enters Aries at 5:32 PM EST.
Overview of the Day (Monday) EST