Sunday Dec 25, 2022

036 | The US Pluto Return & Mercury Retrograde: Surprise!

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Astrology highlights for the week of December 25, 2022:


01:14 – This week's theme is: Surprise! The three big things this week are: First, Jupiter at 0 Aries is semisquare Uranus at 15 Taurus all week. Both are on world points; big news is coming this week! Will your big splash turn into a belly flop? Will delightful, serendipitous occurrences happen? It's a time to slow down and not rush things.


03:54 – Second, the third and final hit of the US Pluto Return occurs on the 28th! Pluto is known as the Lord of the Underworld. The planet of transformation takes 248 years to circle the Sun, so people never have Pluto Returns (but countries do). Pluto spends 11 to 30 years in a zodiac sign and has been in Capricorn since 2008. Pluto's ideas and words include primal, intensity, power, obsession, rebirth, transformations that are non-negotiable, and wealth from the Earth. On the positive side, Pluto can bring healing and regeneration. But it can also be cruel, brutal, sadistic, destructive, volcanic, and extreme. Pluto is known to unearth buried things; it eliminates and humbles. It is associated with shadows, things we would rather disown, taboo stuff, and sexuality. (Check out the Plutonic movies Seven with Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt and 9  ½ Weeks with Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke if you'd like!) When people have a Pluto transit, life is never the same again… but once you get through one, Pluto can bring a present of some kind! Natal Pluto is in the US chart's 2nd house of assets, finances, and values. Interestingly, Mercury (commerce, transportation), Venus (negotiations & agreements), and Pluto are parallel! Will we see a railway strike or a government shutdown? Remember that the Renaissance comes after the transformation.


13:16 – Third, Mercury is at 24 Capricorn and turns retrograde (Rx) on Thursday (December 29 - January 18)! It's a great time to review what plans you want to move forward in 2023! Review, revisit, slow down, and be especially careful since Mars is Rx in Gemini, which may bring difficult travel. PSA: Don't sign big contracts or deals unless you read the fine print carefully.


16:53 – On Sunday, the theme is KINDNESS. Speak with loving words to avoid conflict and hard feelings.


18:30 – On Monday, the word of the day is ELEVATE. Practice being the observer. The Crescent Moon phase at 19 Aquarius begins at 6:54 am PT. The Moon enters Pisces at 11:33 pm PT.


21:15 – Tuesday's focus is RELEASE. Listen to beautiful music to soothe your soul.


21:56 – On Wednesday, the word is HARMONIZE. Value the people who have been there for you for the long haul.


22:46 – On Thursday, the theme is COMPROMISE. If a conflict arises, seek win-win solutions—Mercury stations Rx at 1:31 am. The Moon enters Aries at 2:35 am PT. The First Quarter Moon is at 8 Aries at 5:20 pm PT.


25:52 – On Friday, the emphasis is REVEAL. You may receive new information that you need to accept. Please don't ignore it.


25:58 – On Saturday, the word is DELECTABLE. Treat the physical senses today! The Moon enters Taurus at 9:08 am PT.  


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