Eclipses are always attention getters and this Solar Eclipse at 04° 07′ Capricorn on 25 December 2019 at 09:14 PM PST is no exception. Jupiter conjoins the luminaries and all three are trine Uranus in Taurus, injecting a note of spontaneity into the rather conservative atmosphere.
It is important to remember the strong Capricorn influence favors those who plan ahead, stay within budget and are willing to work hard while seeking pragmatic solutions. Jupiter in Capricorn is part of the ‘no free lunch’ group who isn’t interested in taking big risks for big rewards. Uranus in Taurus does support innovative concepts but only those solidly grounded in reality. Obviously earth and water folk are going to find working with these energies easier than air and fire types.
Underscoring the seriousness of these times is the waxing Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, currently making a waning sextile to Mars in Scorpio. If we’re not careful and make wise choices based on factual information, we may inadvertently set in motion situations resulting in devastating loss. Pluto favors scorched earth policies that clear the way for new growth but often without considering some things may be worth saving. Delayed gratification is part of this cycle, so be wary of those who promise instant results.
Venus in Aquarius is in an awkward place, sitting semi-sextile the Sun, Moon and Jupiter in Capricorn while still making a waning square to Uranus in Taurus. Her cutting edge style and breezy, freewheeling attitude towards love do not set well with buttoned up Capricorn or staid Taurus. As much as some of us love to let our freak flag fly, this is not the best time to do so. Be patient for now.
As for Mercury in Sagittarius . . . Mars in Scorpio sits semi-sextile to this fiery Mercury and rains all over its parade. Mercury will probably end up feeling battered and limp before it moves into Capricorn on December 28. Once in reserved Capricorn, Mercury will lose interest in rabble rousing and start focusing on taking care of business matters for a change.
We won’t notice Neptune in Pisces much on this lunation which is just fine. The sextile to Saturn in Capricorn is slowly fading into history though as the Sun and Jupiter progress through Capricorn, they too will be sextile Neptune, allowing compassion to seep into our consciousness.
Fortune does not favor the bold on this New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn but rather the careful planners who are invested in moving slowly but surely into the future. Taking time to do our homework before moving forward is a very good idea. And besides that the period between Christmas and New Years is far better suited to contemplation than attempting to push forward rashly. Please relax and enjoy the holidays!
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Capricorn © Lynnette Shelley