I thought you might like to know the astrological aspects for the Holiday Week.
On December 24th, Mercury in Capricorn is sextile Uranus in Pisces, which is great news for you last minute shoppers. It means that in the eleventh hour an inspiration will come to you for that present that has been eluding you. It's a time for coming up with original ideas and tuning into your higher mind.
On December 25th - Happy Xmas!
Mercury in Capricorn is trine to Saturn in Virgo and sextile to Uranus in Pisces. This ia a great time to relax a little, take it easy, but be prepared for something a bit different to happen as well!
Saturn in Virgo is opposing Uranus in Pisces - so give some thought to integrating hte old and the new.
On December 26th, Mercury in Capricorn is trine Saturn in Virgo. It's time to think seriously about your goals, especially things that will need long-term mental focus.
Venus is quincunx Saturn - which can indicate that you may need to make and adjustment or compromise in your relationships. Maybe you didnt get the present you expected or maybe you are ending up doing all the work around the house...whatever it is, be prepared to make allowances. Also, the fact that Venus is in Aquarius, means that there will be a desire to give money and resources to charity and to the less-fortunate, but also with Saturn in Virgo, there will be the caution with spending and wanting to be more frugal.
On December 27th, Mars goes into Capricorn until February 4th. Remember that Mars is exalted in Capricorn, so it means that it is great to think about your New Years Resolutions. There will be FIVE planets in Capricorn - which is a Grand Stellium - Mars, Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto - and also fleetingly the Moon! With all that practical Capricorn energy, do take a look at what you want to achieve, and set yourself targets and actions to take you to your destination.
The New Moon enters Capricorn at 7.22am in US Eastern time, at 12.22pm in London and on December 28th at 1.22am in New Zealand.
This is a good time for new beginnings in work and career. It's powerful because there are so many Capricornian planets - but be ready for things that do not work for you to be discarded. Sometimes this can be painful, but remember that it usually turns out for the best - especially if you are holding onto something that is no longer working for you.
On December 28th, Mars is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn - this is very good for stamina and endurance.
Also on the 28th, Venus in Aquarius is conjunct Neptune in Aquarius - this is wonderful for creative expression. Neptune is the higher octave of love and with it being in Aquarius with Venus, there is a desire for charity work and helping others.
On December 31st, Mercury in Capricorn is conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn. This is good for positive thinking, setting goals. It's also very useful for anything connected with words, books, publishing and getting yourself out into the public eye.
Finally, Saturn goes retrograde until May 16th 2009 - so this will give you the opportunity to examine all the structures and habit patterns in your life and discard those that no longer serve you.
That's all for now.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.