With the Sun entering Capricorn, winter is here (northern latitudes). Mercury is retrograde also in Capricorn and in the sky soon (Christmas morning) the planets (Venus/Jupiter) that formed the Christmas star more than 2000 years ago are trine (harmonious) on this Christmas morning, 2016.
This is our last week before Winter Solstice. Mercury retrogrades (Monday, Dec. 19) through Christmas and into 2017.
Tuesday, Dec. 13 (Winter Solstice, Julian calendar) is the Feast of St. Lucia (Lucy). Lucia, from Latin “luc, lux”, means “light”, “lucid.”
December, month of hopes, anticipations and expectations (suspense for the little ones), is filled with festivals of light in the ever increasing darkness.
Thursday is Thanksgiving – feast of gratitude and of giving. Sagittarius Sun, Libra Moon.
This column was written prior to the Nov. 8 election, so I cannot comment on who was elected. Whomever is our republic’s president, half of us are happy & the other half are not.
Libra said to us, “Let choice be made.” Now in Scorpio we act upon our choice by voting. I urge everyone to vote. Everyone’s vote is important.
As the Sun enters Scorpio we all of a sudden enter the autumn festivals, especially Halloween (the day after Scorpio new moon), All Souls and All Saints days.
As we come to the end of Libra and enter Scorpio, we move close to the time when, this election year, we are asked to make a final choice.
Saturday is the Full Hunter’s moon which means it’s the Libra solar festival (23 degrees Libra).