The most important event occurring in our solar system today is the Sun’s passage into the sign Capricorn, and the celebration of the Winter Solstice. During this month long period when the Sun makes his passage through the sign of the Sea Goat, we can make good use of the Capricorn qualities of patience and perseverance, structure and discipline, and using our time wisely. Capricorn energy, ruled by the planet Saturn, can also create a sense of frustration or limitation in our life, even have us feeling a bit discouraged. If these less appealing tendencies occur, try to examine what lessons can be learned from what it is you are going through, increasing your sense of self.
Also taking taking place today is a stressful contact between Mars and Pluto, the traditional and modern rulers of the sign Scorpio. Mars and Pluto in conflict can cause us to be overly aggressive, or have control or anger issues come to the surface, affecting our dealings with others. With Mars in Pisces, which we discussed yesterday, conflict and tension can tend to be less overt and more subtle, including within ourselves. You can use this Mars/Pluto energy productively in areas such as confronting injustice, or in doing inner healing work on yourself.
What is also influencing us in the days ahead is a flowing interaction between Saturn in philosophical Sagittarius, and Uranus in independent Aries. As the traditional and modern rulers of the revolutionary sign Aquarius, you can use this very helpful combination to break free from limitations in your life, self imposed or otherwise, and expand your sense of personal freedom. In addition, this would also be an opportune time to examine and consider new and different ways of achieving meaningful goals in your life, especially those that relate to doing good in your community. Making change and expanding your horizons are a productive use of this Saturn/Uranus combination.