In the Stars December 26, 2021-January 2, 2022...shining light on the astrology of the week


The coming week's big news is Jupiter’s ingress into Pisces on Tuesday, where it will be strong, as Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces. The big planet will be in the mutable water sign of Pisces for five months until May 10 when it moves into Aries. We can harness more creativity and vision with Jupiter’s position in Pisces.

Venus conjuncts Pluto for the rest of December, sparking deep, passionate feelings. Venus turned retrograde on December 20th, and December 24-26 Venus and Pluto are exactly conjunct at 25 degrees of Capricorn. This aspect fuels passion, and stirs relationships, for better or worse. Financial issues may need to be addressed.


We are now in a long Kala Sarpa Yoga period (a Vedic Astrology alignment) when all of the planets are hemmed in between the North and South Nodes, except for the two weeks each month when the Moon breaks through. This is a tense, restrictive energy which will be in effect from December 13-April 24. We may feel blocked, but that feeling can be transformed into focus and generation through limitation. When something is not happening, one can turn the limitation into focus in a different direction.


The Saturn-Uranus square made its third exact aspect December 23rd at 11 degrees of Aquarius-Taurus, carrying strong winds of change. This square aspect carries on into 2022, but there are no more exact squares.

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The Moon moves into Libra on Sunday, December 26th, offering grace for the unmet high expectations of the Virgo Moon over the last two holiday days. We ease into the day with a benefic Mercury-Neptune sextile that supports easy conversations and inspired writing.


A Moon-Saturn trine in air signs Monday morning supports collaboration, problem solving, and planning. With the Moon in Libra, relationships are a theme. Enjoy social connections on Monday as you continue to celebrate the holidays. However, go easy in the evening, as the Moon moves toward hard aspects to many planets, and can stir up trouble.


We may have a restless night into the wee hours on Tuesday as the Libra Moon makes consecutive edgy aspects to Mercury, Eris, Venus, Mars, and Pluto. We may wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Although the day’s start may be rough, we will be uplifted by a mid-day Moon-Jupiter trine. However, the Moon also plunges into the depths of Scorpio. The brightest event of this complex day is Jupiter’s ingress into Pisces, one of the signs it traditionally rules.


Wednesday the Scorpio Moon collides with the Saturn-Uranus square in the morning; we may be taken off course, and insecurities may be easily scratched. If we can meet the challenges, then surprising things may be discovered. Mercury conjuncts the retrograde Venus that is closely conjunct Pluto, perhaps stirring up old relationship issues that need to be addressed. A sweet Moon-Neptune late in the evening invites us to put the hard edges of the day to rest, and drift into dreamland.


The lunar alignments Thursday are opportunistic, as the Scorpio Moon sextiles Venus, Pluto, and Mercury. These aspects from Scorpio to Capricorn enable us to dig in and get a lot accomplished. The Moon is void of course from 9:09 a.m. to 3:08 p.m. PDT, so stick to routine, insignificant tasks and steer clear of activities requiring decisions. Once the Moon arrives in Sagittarius at 3:08 p.m. PDT, we feel more optimistic and energetic. We want to be more social these last few days of the year, but in the current climate, Zoom calls may be better than in-person gatherings.


The turbulent year 2021 ends on Friday with the optimism and joviality of the Sagittarius Moon. The Sun and Moon are in a flowing parallel alignment. Mercury is in a benefic trine with family-oriented Ceres, so we will be satisfied to have a quiet New Year’s Eve with family, which may be the best option, given the ongoing prevalence of the Covid virus in the Omicron variant.


New Year’s Day’s astrological signatures hold promise for an exciting new year. The day begins with a benefic Sun-Uranus trine which promotes change, and may deliver surprises. The Sagittarius Moon gives buoyancy and a desire to spread our wings. The Moon is void of course almost all day until 3:02 p.m. PDT, a perfect signature for relaxing as the holiday season winds down. Kick back until the Moon moves into more industrious Capricorn at 3:02 p.m. PDT. Then you may want to start making plans for the new year ahead, and focusing on what you want to accomplish.


The New Moon in Capricorn perfects on Sunday, and is in a separating trine to Uranus, signaling that new ideas may have been sparked, and we may envision a new order. Mercury and the North Node are in a benefic trine, augmenting the bringing forth of brilliant thoughts at this auspicious time of the year. The planetary alignments support the setting of intentions and plans for the new year.


On Monday Jupiter makes an edgy square to the nodal axis, churning up old and new matters to be confronted. The Capricorn Moon collides with the Eris-Pluto square, intensifying the day's energy and possibly creating trouble. It might be best to wait until Tuesday to go boldly to work on projects in this new year, as Monday the Moon is void of course all morning and part of the afternoon until 2:43 p.m. PDT. Then the Moon moves into Aquarius and conjuncts Mercury, broadening ideas, and giving detachment and greater acceptance.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Graceful, easy day; conversation encouraged.

Monday: Start the day and week with good plans, and enjoy social connections.

Tuesday: Edgy, irritating energy abounds early in the day, but we unwind and feel more hopeful in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday: Emotionally difficult day that may not go as planned. Be open to surprises, and tend to old relationship issues.

Thursday: Day full of opportunities. Much can be accomplished. Joy and optimism fill the evening.

New Year's Eve Friday: Free-spirited, forward-thinking, upbeat day. Ring in the new year with some family fun.

New Year's Day Saturday: Easy, optimistic day perhaps bringing surprise.

Sunday: Auspicious, brilliant day for setting plans and intentions for the new year.

Monday: Old and new matters may need to be addressed. Moon VoC all day until 2:43 p.m. PDT. Delay diving into the new year’s plans for action during this time, and clean up old business.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Capricorn (November 6, 2021 - March 6, 2022)

1. Focus on finances, and bring financial matters up-to-date.

2. Prudence and conservation are the names of the financial games to be playing.

3. Get your portfolio in ship shape.

4. Tighten your belt and save more.

5. Be discerning in your love life.

6. Host a social gathering for old and new business associates.

7. Upgrade your website.

8. Prune your wardrobe.

9. Select high quality practical gifts of good value this season.

10. Set goals to increase your business over time, especially in the coming year.



Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time: December 26: 12:39 a.m. – 8:23 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

December 28: 1:10 p.m. – 1:16 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

December 30: 9:09 a.m. – 3:08 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

January 1: 12:15 a.m. – 3:02 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

January 3: 8:20 a.m. – 2:43 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

January 5: 8:50 a.m. – 4:16 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

January 7: 2:23 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

January 9 at 11:23 p.m. through January 10 at 6:46 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

January 12: 11:38 p.m. – 7:08 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

January 14 at 6:21 p.m. through January 15 at 8:10 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

January 17: 3:48 p.m. – 8:03 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

January 20: 12:15 a.m. – 6:02 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

January 22: 11:45 a.m. -2:02 p.m. (Moon into Libra) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): December 26: 8:39 – 16:23 (Moon into Libra)

December 28: 21:10 – 21:16 (Moon into Scorpio)

December 30: 17:09 – 23:08 (Moon into Sagittarius)

January 1: 8:15 – 23:02 (Moon into Capricorn)

January 3: 16:20 – 22:43 (Moon into Aquarius)

January 5 at 16:50 through January 6 at 0:16 (Moon into Pisces)

January 7 at 22:23 through January 8 at 5:25 (Moon into Aries)

January 10: 7:23 - 14:46 (Moon into Taurus)

January 12: 11:38 p.m. – 7:08 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

January 14 at 6:21 p.m. through January 15 at 8:10 a.m. (Moon into Cancer) January 13 at 7:38 through January 14 at 3:08 (Moon into Gemini)

January 15: 2:21 - 16:10 (Moon into Cancer)

January 17 at 23:48 through January 18 at 4:03 (Moon into Leo)

January 20: 8:15 – 14:02 (Moon into Virgo)

January 22: 19:45 - 22:02 (Moon into Libra)

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