General Predictions for December  2019

The Rider Major Arcana Oracle for the Four Elements​

​Fire: Strength. Your persistence and effort bring results

Air: The Hanged Man. Prepare for changes in your spiritual values and way of thinking

Water: Star. Focus on Faith, Future and Possibilities

Earth: The World. Travel, risks and new opportunities can shake things up.

As General Predictions for December 2019





It’s that time of year when I wish all of you, my dear readers a very happy and peaceful Holiday Season.

As I’ve mentioned before, the big news is all about Jupiter, now speeding through the Sidereal Sign of his own making, Sagittarius. The Tropical position will also change into Capricorn. I know this may be confusing, but if we look to the sky, Jupiter will be located in the Lunar constellation Mula associated with the Galactic Center of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. No wonder, Sagittarius folks are frank and straight forward—so is fierce Mula.

We have a chance to get to the root of all our past issues, build strong foundations, uncover health problems and find solutions. Of course, how this transits and play out will depend on your individual charts.

Between December 1st-8th, our focus may shift from the external to the internal, despite all of the normal pressures associated with the season. I recommend a balanced approach—some activities and some rest and relaxation whenever possible, primarily because Mula is associated with virus and bacterial infections.

Monday, the 2nd is a meaningful day in terms of communications and commerce, especially for the Water and Earth Signs. A sextile between Venus and Mars along with a compassionate Pisces Moon bring forward artistic, creative pursuits, positive emotions and mutual understanding.

The energy quickens on Thursday when we get a boost of energy or get a little irritable. Make sure to avoid sugar and get some exercise. 

Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn: just breathe or risk suffering from a bad headache.

Following the Sagittarius tradition, let me be frank: the weekend may be both confusing and stressful. On Saturday, the aspects point to ego-based conflicts, miscommunications or depressive thoughts. A square between the Sun and Neptune doesn’t help, either. 

Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo: do something for yourself, relax, and avoid over-doing it.

On the other hand, Taurus and Capricorn are feeling great as Jupiter looks at their signs with a benefic smile.

The week of December 9th-1 contains the Full Moon in Gemini, but first. Mercury finally leaves Tropical Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. Do pay attention to details, as this transit can make you more interested in the big picture. 

Tuesday is an active day for Gemini and Gemini-ruled matters.

Let’s look at the Full Moon picture because it is a bit tricky. On one hand we all have things we need to accomplish, duties and obligations. On the other hand, we may not feel like doing anything for anyone and just take care of number ONE! Here lies the root of the conflict between self and good old-fashioned guilt. Some of you may have a difficult time getting to sleep, but turning to chemicals won’t help since Neptune is involved. If you truly feel overwhelmed with doing for others at your own expense, spiritual pursuits will help.

Cancer matters (family, home, food, and mothering) are strongly emphasized starting on Thursday up until Sunday.

Friday is a lovely day for Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces when a gentle trine between go-getter Mars and dreamy Neptune may offer a chance for self-nurturing. Now, an intense Venus/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn could bring on the potential for obsessive sexual encounters. I’d stay away from anything or anyone habitually jealous. On Saturday, watch what and how much you eat or spend.

Sunday is a marvelous day filled with optimism and joy - a perfect day for a party! We are talking a Jupiter/Uranus trine along the Earth element axis, also blessing the early Water signs. This trine is indeed rare and will not occur for another 8 years! 

The third week of December is all about the Solstice. Take some time to dream and make big plans. Don’t rush round without clear purpose, chant PEACE.
Actually, the beginning of the week can feel a little too practical, perhaps a bit boring. This is a good time to wrap up projects, clean your desks, maybe do a mild detox or simply sit by the fireplace.

Thursday is a progressive, constructive day for Scorpio and Capricorn when things go your way without any frustrations. 

Sagittarius and Pisces: be clear and concise in all your communications, especially on e-mail or social media.

Venus is the Star to watch as the planet of Love and Money enters cool, detached Tropical Aquarius, squaring the Rebel Uranus on the 22nd. 

Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio and Leo: don’t ignore light-hearted or unusual social interactions. This is the time of choosing our personal freedom. All sorts of philanthropic activities can benefit your end of the year bottom line. Let’s be generous!

Now we arrive at the last eight days of the Julian Calendar, the week of the Solar eclipse. Let’s dive in!

We are triply blessed by witnessing a Christmas New Moon Solar Eclipse in 4 degrees of Capricorn, along with luck-bearing Jupiter, all dressed in a magnificently unique trine between Sun and Uranus. Here’s an ushering of spectacular new possibilities, provided we don’t start anything brand new for the next few days. Even the Fixed Stars cooperate.

Polis, a most fortunate Star is prominently featured. Polis is associated with success and lucky breaks, that could feel like serendipity.

Clearly, if you have planets around the 4 degrees of Cardinal axis, the next six months will, without a doubt, be memorable in terms of achievement, most likely due to increased ambition along with dedication. Say goodbye to stagnation. If you’re on the market for a new job: go for it now! The same advice goes out to those of you looking for a committed relationship with a like-minded soul.

The key words are expansion, higher knowledge, prosperity, optimism and being unafraid to shine your light.

Do pay attention to the health and well being of your elder or ailing family members, offering them emotional or physical support.

The eclipse cycle will operate between December 24th-28th; although, the annular Solar Eclipse will take place December 25th at 9:13 pm PST. Jupiter is the STAR to observe, while Neptune makes a gorgeous sextile, bringing in a touch of Holiday Magic.

Think Balance and Moderation! Don’t act against your own best interests and stand up to bullies.

If you find the eclipse energy disturbing, I recommend meditation, Tai Chi, and dark quartz crystal healing, listening to spiritual music or using essential oils such as Sage and Lavender.

For those of a more practical nature, I recommend cleaning, clearing, and throwing away anything you haven’t used in the last 4 years. That includes deleting old files or those “toxic” connections, especially involving social media…

Friday is a lucky day all-around. Aquarius and Taurus need to take a little break and watch their nerves.

Tropical Mercury enters serious planner Capricorn as it squares Chiron. The early degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra must watch their upper-respiratory health, stay warm, support their immune system and above all, avoid tension that may bring on a nasty migraine. Stay away from alcohol and other toxins and eat lightly.

Monday is a fortunate day for business and commerce with exciting communications for Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus. Pisces may want to celebrate the New Year a day early.

New Year’s Eve contains a bit of dual energy in terms being conflicted. The Earth and Water signs feel like celebrating, while the Fire and Air signs just want to be left alone. 

Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2020!

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