Opportunities to heal emotional wounding patterns are available this year, but your active intention is necessary to take advantage of them. The rewards include more vibrant, creative agency over your own life and how you express yourself in the world. Something inside you yearns to be released, and the key to that door is found within your psychic depths. Honor the intensity of your true feelings and listen to what they have to teach you.
— by Victoria Emory
Written in the Planets — Your Weekend Astrology
Today (Saturday) the Sun ingresses Capricorn for the solstice. Before it gets there, the Sun is void of course — between signs — and this can allow for some unusual possibilities.
Pay attention and you’ll be able to feel the gyroscope of the heavens seem reverse its direction. The Sun has reached its southernmost point in its seasonal journey, and the return northward is palpable. The days will gradually get longer, even if the deeps of winter are still ahead.
Venus entered Aquarius at 1:41 am EST on Dec. 20. This is an unusual sign for such a sensitive planet, one that describes emotions and sensory experiences. Placed in Aquarius, it has a bit of being above one’s feelings. This can manifest as emotional intelligence, and the little detachment that it offers can be helpful.
However, you don’t want to detach too much; at least be aware of what you’re experiencing, how you’re responding and what you want. When in doubt, tune into what your senses and what your body are telling you. Then, consider your opinion of that.
Venus is square Uranus in Taurus (exact Sunday). Make all the puns you want, this is a sexy aspect, with Uranus functioning as a cosmic spark plug. Venus-Uranus squares are about trying new things in your relationships (including your relationship to yourself). What might happen if you get curious, and follow your intuition and senses beyond your usual erotic habits?
Remember: a lot is in motion right now. The Sun enters Capricorn tonight, and there is an eclipse of the Sun fast on its heels.
— by Eric Francis Coppolino (with Amanda Painter)
Almanac: The Moon enters Scorpio at 7:57 am EST on Dec. 21.
The Sun enters Capricorn at 11:19 pm EST on Dec. 21.
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