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Friday, December 22, 2017

Capricorn Season is Officially Launched as the Sun and Venus Enter Capricorn and Mercury Stations Direct

The season of Capricorn is officially here.  Saturn entered Capricorn on December 19, 2017, inspiring me to tweet:
Saturn joined Pluto in Capricorn, which has been with us since 2008 and the Sun entered Capricorn on December 21, 2017 for the Winter Solstice.  The sun also conjuncted the newly minted Saturn in Capricorn on December 21. 2017.  The sun conjunct Saturn is a very serious aspect.  Trust me on this one because I have the sun conjunct Saturn natally in Scorpio.  The sun conjunct Saturn can feel restrictive and sometimes depressing because Saturn has a way of restricting the life force of the sun.  And this aspect did occur on the day when we have the least amount of sunlight, literally the shortest day of the year. But there is a perk to a Sun/Saturn conjunction: it can make you feel more focused and self-disciplined so that you get back on track in terms of achieving your goals and creating new enduring structures.  Yes, this aspect has a get down to work quality about it, but like all things Saturn, it can reap great rewards if we buckle down and tend to business.

Mercury is stationing direct in 13 degrees of Sagittarius on December 22, 2017 at 8:51 p.m. on the east coast of the United States.  I can already hear the collective sighs of relief on this one.  It has indeed been a particularly grueling Mercury Retrograde and it is literally a cosmic gift for the holidays that Mercury is finally starting to move forward.  Of course, there is still the matter of the Mercury Retrograde shadow that doesn’t clear until late January 2018, but at least Mercury is starting to move faster and we’ll take it. But with Mercury stationing direct, we are also under the influence of a somewhat confusing, nebulous square to Neptune in 11 degrees of Pisces for the better part of a week.  How is this aspect going to play out?  Well, on its most evolved level, it can be a highly spiritual and introspective time, which I think many people are already experiencing after a turbulent 2017.  But Mercury squaring Neptune can also mean that imagination can cloud or create a smokescreen regarding logical and rational thinking.  Mercury and Neptune are both in mutable signs, so there is even more of a propensity to literally be all over the place and feeling like we are in a fog. But this aspect is over by the end of 2017, which can help us more forward with more confidence in 2018.  Mercury in Sagittarius is also forming a favorable trine with the north node in 15 degrees of Leo, which is helping us expand the possibilities for our future.  On a personal level, Mercury will be at the end of my second house and the north node is at the end of my tenth house, so I am encouraged by that aspect.

On December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day) Venus joins the Capricorn party when it too enters the sign of Capricorn.  It also conjuncts Saturn in Capricorn, so don’t be surprised if there is a slightly Scrooge vibe to the day.  There may be a heavy emphasis on responsibilities (a key word that describes Saturn) and past hurts may flare up.  On Christmas Day, then moon starts off in Pisces and conjuncts Chiron in 24 degrees of Pisces, which certainly supports that theory.  But the moon enters Aries at 7:27 p.m. on Christmas night, so we should be able to recover from any emotional wounds by then and move on emotionally towards our next adventure.

Venus will remain in Capricorn until January 17, 2018.  What is Venus like in Capricorn?  Well, for starters, it’s not as fun-loving as Venus in Sagittarius.  But it does encourage us to get serious about finances and helps us approach relationships in a more mature manner.  Venus in Capricorn gives off a vibe that love must be earned and we are more willing to put in the hard work in relationships to get our needs met. If we do this, we just might be pleasantly surprised at the rewards we reap in those relationships.  Since Capricorn is a more reserved, conservative sign, we also might ourselves adopting a more refined fashion or beauty style.  Venus is also associated with beauty and the arts, so when Venus transits Capricorn, it is an optimal time to get started on artistic projects.  Venus in Capricorn is a worker bee, but that is not a bad thing.  Just be mindful that it has a completely different vibe than Venus in Sagittarius.

I also want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

If you are curious as to how Saturn in Capricorn will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.

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If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.
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For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

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I was also featured in the July 3rd edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:

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