Week Ahead Astrology for Dec. 15 – 21, 2019 — and Today’s Birthday: The Day of Expansion

Artist’s illustration of the supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way, 4 million times the density of the Sun but the size of a modest planet.

If Your Birthday is Dec. 15
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Your birthday chart indicates real opportunities to enhance financial stability through a combination of innovation and elbow grease. Now’s the time to present ideas to higher-ups; just ensure you’re focused and process-oriented in approach. The more willing you are to embrace unexpected changes on the job, perhaps involving travel or education, the readier you’ll be to seize the day. Fortune favors the bold, so roll up your sleeves and go for it.
— by Victoria Emory

If you have a Sagittarius Sun, rising sign or Moon and could use some insights on such real-life matters as work, relationships and career, your 2019-2020 Sagittarius Astrology Studio reading by Eric Francis covers your ruling planet Jupiter’s conjunction to the Galactic Core, Jupiter in Capricorn, and many other potentially life-changing facets of your astrology.

Week Ahead Astrology for Dec. 15 – 21, 2019

This week the Sun aligns with the most important deep space point, the core of our galaxy. You will not read much about this on other websites because the Galactic Core has a way of disappearing. But it is very much there, influencing our lives and our experience of astrology.

While the exact alignment is on Thursday, Dec. 19, we are under its influence now.

At the core of the Galactic Core is a supermassive black hole that is 4 million times the mass of our Sun, but smaller than the planet Uranus. If that doesn’t make you put down your coffee and stare out the window in bewilderment, I don’t know what will.

So what is the energy of this thing? Well, it is big. Its influence bends space, time and gravity in all directions. It’s so high, you can’t get over it. So low you can’t get under it. So wide you can’t get around it, as the hold hymn goes. Our Sun is placed about halfway out between the core and the edge of the galaxy. Just like the Sun has a habitable planetary zone where the oceans don’t boil away or freeze, so too does the galaxy — and we are in it.

The Galactic Core in many ways defines the cosmic quality of Sagittarius: that sense that there is something going on behind the scenes, some connection to another place and time; that sense of Sagittarius, the Visitor from Afar.

Think of it this way. As one approaches the Galactic Core, the stars concentrate under the incredible gravitational influence of the supermassive black hole. As you get closer, the stars become so dense that it is light both day and night: by day from the local star, by night, from all the other stars.

Stars orbit the galaxy like planets orbit a star. As you get closer to the core, the velocity of stars around the core increase, and they are whipping by. It is incredibly turbulent, yet blindingly beautiful.

Sound like Sagittarius?
— by Eric Francis Coppolino

If you’re curious about the Galactic Core, Planet Waves did a special edition focusing on it way back in 2007.

Almanac: The Sun enters Capricorn at 11:19 pm EST on Saturday, Dec. 21. That is the winter solstice. We’ll cover this in detail in the forthcoming Weekend Astrology on Friday.

The Moon enters Virgo on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 2:16 am EST.
The Moon enters Libra on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5:04 am EST.
On Saturday, Dec. 21 (the solstice) the Moon enters Scorpio at 7:57 am EST.

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