December 21: Winter Solstice

December 21: Winter Solstice


The sun spends his final hours in Sagittarius before the winter solstice at 8:20 p.m. PST., and although the solstice has such sacred potential as a planetary turning point, today’s astrology has so many challenging features that only if we can manage to see some of our most reactive tendencies rather than acting on them we’ll be able to call this day a success.

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We’re likely to see some kind of wild and perhaps crazy figure embodying the T-square formed by the moon in Scorpio, Venus in Aquarius, and Uranus in Taurus, which may expose us to some of our own most intense secrets or desires. For better or worse, there is a focus on others—whether socially or through friction.

At its nadir, Jupiter in Capricorn can show a loss of hope and faith, or ethical abuses by powerful figures, and he shows now some frustration or pain or that some bitter endings are brewing. When skies darken, turn to the light, and ask for grace.