STARGAZING — Week of November 30th to December 6th, 2015

Nov 30, 2015 | Monthly Astrology

Make sure your seatbelt is fastened, because there are a couple of short stops and roadblocks ahead. Friday, December 4th Venus says good-bye to Libra and moves into the difficult arena of Scorpio. These next four weeks that Venus moves through Scorpio are heavy duty for love, money, your home, and self-esteem.

Under this influence we become intense and secretive instead of centered and happy. Emotions run so deep that they can last forever and create serious life changes, and no words have to be spoken. Another way to understand this energy is that Venus symbolized peace, love, harmony and the home, while Scorpio symbolizes and thrives on crisis. Since the effects of this combination are always long-lasting, (for better or worse) it becomes another deal breaker if you are looking to set a wedding date between now and December 31st.

On Sunday, December 6th, Mars squares off against Pluto for the second time this year, the last one being March 9 – 15th. Pluto’s transformation energy, as well as karma, is the favorite in this battle because Mars is in Libra, a cardinal sign, which makes it hard and aggressive. Since compromise is unlikely, be warned that repressed silence can be a source of violent behavior bringing the possibility of burnout. Be sure to keep your cool, and plan to get a lot of rest.

All this cardinal sign energy creates tension, bring challenges, and push others into action. They create a lot of energy – an energy that’s hard to rein in, that tends to get out of hand and generate turbulent events: conflicts, accidents, aggression, cataclysms, and various dramas.

Strong and decisive individuals could channel this extra energy toward constructive purposes. For them, T-squares work more as a driving factor, as triggers to action. Even these individuals are advised to analyze risks carefully, though.

But some of the planets caught in the December T squares form favorable aspects as well. Saturn is about to form a reforming trine with Uranus, while the shocks caused by Mars’ opposition to Uranus could contribute to stimulating reforms, because Mars in Libra is a good aspect with Saturn in Sagittarius.

Another favorable aspect is the regenerating and righteous trine between Jupiter and Pluto, that, while headed for disintegration, is rejuvenated by Venus in Scorpio – making a sextile with Jupiter and another with Pluto. Venus’ involvement emphasizes the significance that partnerships, collaborations, benevolence, and even love have in bringing things onto a right and higher path, while achieving some renewals or reconsiderations with positive effect for the long run.

All in all, the last month of 2015 is complex – as many are during these fretful and transforming mid-teen years we’re living through.

Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) are advised to be calm, prudent, diplomatic, and cooperating. Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) are advised to be realistic, honest, disciplined, and measured. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) don’t seem to encounter particular issues; they could play the role of mediators, stability factors or inspirations for the others.

The issues of December 2015 are mostly fueled by impulstivity, aggressiveness, disorganization, injustice, lack of realism, fanaticism, lies, and dishonesty. But patience, generosity, honesty, perseverance, logic, and righteousness most always work in our favor.