1972 revisited

Jane ROE v. Henry WADE
Jane ROE v. Henry WADE

The June 2010 article “1972” was published on this blog to document the many significant events that took place in the national life as the Mercury major period dawned in the SAMVA USA chart.

These included the Breakdown of the Bretton-Woods International Monetary System and the Floating of the US Dollar, Détente and Nixon’s trips to Moscow and Beijing, Shuttle Diplomacy, End of the Vietnam War, the Apollo-Soyuz Program, the Panama Papers, the Independence of Print Media and the Watergate Scandal, the birth of the Semiconductor Chip and Personal Computing, the Beginning of De-Industrialisation of America (a/k/a the Hollowing Out of Industry, later known as Outsourcing of Better Paying Manufacturing Jobs) and the penultimate Victory of US Chess Champion Bobby Fischer over the Soviet chess machine in Reykjavik, Iceland).

Indeed, such a fit is only possible with this veritable national horoscope of the United States of America.

In addition to the above noted events is another no less significant event, which also took place at the beginning of the Mercury major period in April 1972. It is the act of the Supreme Court of the United States to decide on Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973). The case was

  • Argued on December 13, 1971
  • Re-argued on October 11, 1972
  • Decided on January 22, 1973

Indeed, Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States generally protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion. The decision struck down many U.S. federal and state abortion laws, and fueled an ongoing debate in the United States about whether, or to what extent, abortion should be legal, who should decide the legality of abortion, and what the role of moral and religious views in the political sphere should be. It also shaped debate concerning which methods the Supreme Court should use in constitutional adjudication.

The case liberalised abortion, without much of a moral judgement, ruled by the 5th house, being made. Rather, the decision fitted the neutral nature of Mercury, which is placed in the 7th house of others.

At the time the court decided the case, the Mercury-Mercury period was operating. Transit Rahu was conjunct natal 3rd lord Mercury in the 7th house. Transit 3rd lord Mercury was at 22° Sagittarius and 6th house of court cases, which is aspected by Rahu in the most effective point of the 10th house. This suggest a pronounced material influence was strongly influencing the dual period lord. As transit Mercury was also conjunct natal 4th lord Venus, the decision would have been pleasing to women. Transit 8th lord Saturn, a Rahu-like planet and lord of death, was conjunct natal 1st lord Moon, ruling maternity, in the 11th house of future plans.


Nuke threat predicted

In late 2021, in the article Predictions for the USA in 2022, the following prediction was made;

A crisis is likely in the fall

1)THE CRISIS THAT COULD UNFOLD WOULD therefore be expected to REVERBRATE THROUGH THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, foreign trade, the national legislature, and communal harmony, WITH A FEAR INDUCING EFFECT.

2) Some manipulation is likely to come to light, that generates a CRISIS MARKED BY PANIC OR FEAR.

3) In early October, transit 8th lord Saturn in the 7th house MEP will become exactly conjunct 2nd lord Sun in the 7th house MEP, adding PRESSURE FOR THE PRESIDENT, asset prices and the US dollar. This challenging time will last until mid November.”
These predictions have now been realised to a stunningly accurate extent. The link is to the fear that the planet Saturn produces as lord of the eighth house of death. In fact, when the Saturn major period in the SAMVA USA chart began, the threat of nuclear war was never greater, as described in the article Saturn and the fear of death in 1953. It is this fear that was reawakened in recent months. Adding to the fear, as well as domestic discord, is the transit station of Ketu conjunct the most effective point of the 4th house and natal Ketu in the chart.
1) In the fall of 2022, Putin shocked the world by threating to use nuclear weapons if the war in Ukraine did not go his way.
October 9: Former Joint Chiefs Chair Mullen: Take Putin Seriously, He’s a ‘Cornered Animal’
Elon Musk @elonmusk on Twitter: “Nuclear war probability is rising rapidly
2) Stocks fell sharply from mid August to mid October as the US dollar strengthened. Then stocks recovered as the dollar fell in value. In November, the crypto world went into panic over the collapse of a large exchange, with the price of  Bitcoin dropping from $22K to $16K. 
The following prediction was also made and it has also been realised:

“However, the transits also suggest significant financial problems are on the horizon for Americans and the world in 2022, especially in the fall.”

3) In October, President Joe Biden came under significant pressure as predicted. The opposition criticised him for pushing NATO on Russia’s doorstep, not doing enough to prevent the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe, given Putin’s insane threats, and then scaring the public with intemperate remarks. As is normally the case, the real pressure for Biden was likely felt behind the scenes.
Again, the SAMVA USA chart has shown its true colours, when the manifold transits were suggesting difficulty. However, it was also suggested that after these transits ended, that things would recover quickly, given the strong Moon major period influence. This was also recalled in the article New Age of Progress, published on April 11, 2022:

“All told, we may expect fresh and positive winds of change in the national affairs, as a trend influence, as read from the Moon’s placement in the SAMVA USA chart.”

Accomplished Geminis

Persons with the visible constellation of Gemini (in the sidereal zodiac) rising over the eastern horizon at time of birth can make substantial contributions in their chosen field. Below are four notable case histories, including astrological analysis.

The Indian Astrologer and Author, K Rajesh Chaudhary and his late father, Vinod Kumar Choudhry, describe Gemini in the ascendant thus:

“Gemini is an airy sign ruled by MERCURY, the significator of communication and confidence. These factors with fairly strong SUN render the people born in Gemini ascendant with good power of speech and communication. They have an energetic nature and are always looking for change, interchange, motion and invention. If the mind is turned inwards, the native has the ability to progress far in the spiritual field…..Depending on the influences on the ascendant, the sign Gemini usually renders their natives with a sharp intellect and conscious mind, spontaneous, adaptable, analytical, educated, learned, helpful, with teaching abilities, intense sense of humor, wit and imagination.The people born in Gemini ascendant are persuasive, communicative and show diplomacy and tactfulness in their approach….There are less hurdles and setbacks in life, as Rahu and Ketu are the only functional malefic planets. The Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are functional benefic planets for the people born in Gemini ascendant. The Moon and Saturn act as Sun-like planets…A powerful, unafflicted and properly placed MOON blesses the people born in Gemini ascendant with good status, reputation, healthy living and happy family life,”


When the planets are strong and well placed, they promise good progress for their indications, especially when their periods operate and they are involved in benefic transits.

In an earlier article, the difference between those with Virgo and Libra in the ascendant was explored.

Albert Einstein 

Dr. Albert Einstein

Perhaps the most famous Gemini ascendant of all is Dr. Albert Einstein. He was a German-Swiss-American scientist, a physicist who developed the theory of relativity in 1905, and the general theory in 1916, laying the groundwork for 20th century physics and providing the essential structure of the cosmos. On 9 November 1922, he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physisc, notably for his contributions to theoretical physics, especially for his discovery of the photo-electric effect law [1].  His name has been synonymous with genius, and the scientific definitions of the modern age–ranging from the Bomb to space travel, electronics and quantum physics – all bear the stamp of his conceptualizations. He died at about 1:15 AM on 18 April 1955 in Princeton, NJ. Just before New Year of 2000, Einstein’s picture appeared on the cover of Time magazine as Person of the Century.

Einstein’s horoscope

According to his birth certificate, Albert Einstein was born at 11:30 AM (local mean time: m10e0) on 14 March 1879 in Ulm, Germany (48n24, 10e0), giving 15° 16′ Gemini rising.

Einstein had a stellium of 4 planets in the 10th house, giving an inordinate emphasis on his public career. However, a lot depends on the nature of the planets and their interactions in the chart. In his case, all the planets there were functional benefics. meaning that their influence is positive in the life.

– With 3rd lord Sun there, communication and vitality became important. However, as the Sun is weakened being in infancy, the vitality was not a defining characteristic.

Mercury as 4th lord of communication and deep interests is in the most effective point (MEP) of the 10th house. It gave him a profound interest in public expression.

– As 9th lord Saturn ruling luck and preferment is also in the MEP, there is much preferment that guides his career. Finally,

– With 5th lord Venus, ruling intelligence and creativity, exalted there, a fabulously successful career ensued.

We should pay special attention to the close conjunction of a debilitated 4th lord Mercury, ruling analysis, and 9th lord Saturn. One one hand there is a lot of luck in the career. On the other hand, this conjunction suggests a mathematical bent. Einstein learned mathematics and spent his life in its application to the field of theoretical physics. Moreover, as both planets are in the most effective point (MEP) of the 10th house, they have a strong influence on the career and inner satisfaction deriving from the same.

Of special interest is the debilitation of Mercury in Pisces. It suggests the analytical nature had to find expression through mystical insights. Indeed, most see Einstein’s mind as having transcended normal logic, through his vast ability to comprehend with his mind the unseen nature of reality. The contribution of Saturn as 9th lord likely made a critical contribution to this ability. Moreover, the insights were expressed with unusual mathematical acuity and comprehensiveness, as Mercury’s indications were helped by the lord of luck and structure, Saturn. As a result, Einstein’s insights were considered mystical in their depth but also amazingly well structured, as his most famous equation suggests.

At the time of Einstein being awarded the Nobel prize, his Moon major period had just commenced. The 2nd lord of status, the Moon, is placed in the mystical Scorpio and 6th house of competition. It was transiting his 1st house MEP of self and fame on the day the award was announced.

John Nash

Dr. John Nash

Another successful Gemini is Dr. John Forbes Nash Jr., who was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, real algebraic geometry, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. Nash and fellow game theorists John Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten were awarded the 1994 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, popularly known as the Nobel Prize in Economics.As a graduate student in the Mathematics Department at Princeton University, Nash introduced a number of concepts, including Nash equilibrium and the Nash bargaining solution. which are now considered central to game theory and its applications in various sciences.

In 1959, Nash began showing clear signs of mental illness, and spent several years at psychiatric hospitals being treated for schizophrenia. After 1970, his condition slowly improved, allowing him to return to academic work by the mid-1980s. His struggles with his illness and his recovery became the basis for Sylvia Nasar’s biographical book A Beautiful Mind in 1998, as well as a film of the same name directed by Ron Howard, in which Nash was portrayed by New Zealand Australian actor Russell Crowe. John Nash passed away on May 23, 2015.

Nash’s horoscope

According to his birth certificate John Nash was born at  07:00 AM (EST h5w) on 13 June 1928  in Bluefield, West Virginia (37n16, 81w13), giving 24° 16′ Gemini rising.

With 4th lord Mercury in 1st house and on the edge of the MEP, there is wit and charm, but more so in the 5th decade of the life. Mars as 11th lord of goals and affiliations, and Moon as 2nd lord are conjunct in the MEP of the 10th house, giving plenty of status. With 7th lord Jupiter in 11th house, close partners and spouse become friends that sustain him.

However, with 5th lord Venus and 3rd lord Sun in the 12th house, the mind can become troubled and vitality was less. Rahu is also there, suggesting confusion can add to the problems. As 9th lord Saturn is in the MEP of the 6th house, in aspect to 5th lord Venus, there is also an ability to solve complex mathematical problems.

Likely, the placement of his 5th lord Venus, ruling mind, in the 12th house of losses, with Rahu there, adding confusion, contributed to his mental illness. However, the aspect of 9th lord Saturn in the house of illness, to 5th lord Venus, likely helped him manage the illness and return to a productive life. With 3rd lord of Sun in old age in 12th house, likely made his communication more challenging, when ill. His Sun major period ran from 1957 through 1962, followed by the more helpful Moon major period.

On 11 October 1994, it was announced John Nash had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. The Rahu-Sun period was operating with transit 3rd lord Sun in the MEP of the 4th house from where it aspected the Moon – Mars combination. Moreover, transit 5th lord Venus was conjunct 7th lord Jupiter in the 5th house, suggesting the joy that accompanied the award.


Arnold Schwarzenegger 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

A Gemini who mastered three different fields is Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is known as an Austrian and American actor, film producer, businessman, retired professional bodybuilder and politician who served as the 38th governor of California between 2003 and 2011. Time magazine named Schwarzenegger one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2007.

Schwarzenegger won the amateur Mr. Universe title at age 20 and subsequently won the professional Mr. Olympia title at age 23, winning the title an astounding seven times. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, and has written many books and articles about bodybuilding.

He then went on to gain worldwide fame as a Hollywood action star, with numerous box-office hits including Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984) and Predator (1987).

On 26 April 1986, he married Maria Shriver, a niece of President John F. Kennedy, in 1986, having four children together.

On October 7, 2003, Schwarzenegger was first elected Governor of California. In 2011, at the age of 64, he reached his term limit as governor and returned to acting. However, he does not have seen the same box office appeal as before, even if his popularity seems undiminished.

In May of 2011, after he admitted to having fathered a fifth child with their housemaid in 1997, Maria Shriver announced their separation. Their divorce was finalized in 2021.

Rise to fame

A defining moment in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body building career was the Mr. Olympia 1970 competition on 3 October 1970 at New York city’s Town Hall. It was titled as The Arnold & Sergio Rematch. Arnold had challenged the reigning champion, Sergio Oliva, the year before and lost.

At the event, Arnold is described as having come out “strong as ever,” but having improved his physique and posing technique. Meanwhile, “a less than ideal Sergio lost the spotlight.”

“The epic posedown showcased Sergio’s shortcomings and saw the 23 year old Arnold crowned the new King of Bodybuilding.”


Schwarzenegger’s horoscope

Based on his own account, Arnold Schwarzenegger was born at 04:10 AM (MEDT h2e, daylight saving time) on 30 July 1947 in Graz, Austria (47n05, 15e27), giving 25 58′ Gemini rising.

With 4th lord Mercury in the MEP of its own non-Moolatrikona sign of Gemini, Schwarzenegger is famous for his quick wit, charming personality and handsome physique.

At the 1970 competition, where Arnold became the leading body builder in the world, transit Mercury had entered its exaltation sign and 4th house, along with 3rd lord Sun. Transit 2nd lord of status, Moon was conjunct transit 5th lord Venus in the MEP of the 5th house, in opposition to 9th lord of luck, Saturn, in the MEP of the 11th house of goals. Meanwhile, transit 11th lord Mars was in the MEP of the 3rd house. It was a defining moment for his goals in life.

Not surprisingly, armed with his wit and winning charm, Arnold Schwarzenegger went on to become a major global movie star, despite his heavy German accent. In fact, his German accent turned the phrase “I’ll be back” into a well loved trademark.

As Mercury aspects the 7th house, his 2nd lord Moon is placed there and 7th lord Jupiter is well placed in the MEP of the 5th house of creativity and romance, he made a home in a foreign country, the USA, and became famous there. He married a beautiful and accomplished lady who was already a nationally-known as a journalist.

Vinod Kumar Choudhry

V. K. Choudhry

A less well known Gemini, but important none-the-less, is Vinod Kumar Choudhry. As propounder of the Systems’ Approach to Vedic Astrology, Mr Choudhry became famous in the world of horoscopic astrology, by infusing it will much needed clarity and efficacy.

Mr. Choudhry was born and raised in Gurugram, India. He obtained the Bachelor’s degree in arts from Punjab University and the MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. His son, Krishan Rajesh Chaudhary, similarly educated, has contributed meaningfully to this body of work over the years.

Mr. Choudhry joined a spiritual organization in childhood with his father at the age of 10, whose aim was to spread the teachings of Ramayana for peace, spiritual attainment and universal brotherhood.  

In the mid 1980s, when Mr. Choudhry began exploring the world of astrology, while holding a managerial position in the export sector, he found that because of the confusions, contradictions and inconsistencies in numerous classical principles many scholars were exploring various techniques, with mixed results. His motivation to enter the field astrology was to eradicate the existence of such confusions and contradictions, and to create a systematic approach for interpreting horoscopes and present the findings to all lovers of astrology. His findings with the initial Systems’ Approach predictive techniques were published in the form of a book, Systems’ Approach for Interpretation of Horoscopes in October, 1991.

For his valuable contributions to the field of astrology, a degree and several titles were conferred upon Mr. Choudhry. In 1995, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Alternative Medical Sciences by the Board of Directors of International Council of Alternative Medicines and the title of Dharam Yogi by the International Foundation of Peace, Fraternity and Humanistics in Mumbai. In 1996, the title of Vastu Shastra Samrat was bestowed on him by the International Council of Astrological Sciences in Mumbai, as well as the title of Sthapatya Ratna and Vastu Shastra by the Bhartiya Ved Jyotish Vigyan Sansthan in Modinagar.

During his three decade teaching career, Mr. Choudhry acquired clients and students from all over the world before his passing on 11 August 2017.

It may be said that the contribution of Vinod Kumar Choudhry to Horoscopic Astrology is comparable to the contribution of Albert Einstein to Theoretical Physics.

Mr. Choudhry’s horoscope

According to Mr. Choudhry himself, he was born at 12:30 A.M. (E05:30 STD) on 13 September 1951 in Delhi, India (77e18; 28n40), giving 13° 08′ Gemini rising.

A stellium of four planets in the third house ruling communication. It explains how Mr. Choudhry,  along with his son, K. Rajesh Chaudhary, wrote 16 books that revolutionised the field of vedic horoscopic astrology. They have also developed and maintained a major educational resource, the website yournetastrologer.com.

Venus as 5th lord of intelligence is conjunct 4th lord Mercury in the MEP of the 3rd house. Ketu is at the edge of the MEP, suggesting the field of communication is an unusual one or with a spiritual emphasis. Finally, 3rd lord Sun is also there, adding authority to this area of activity.

With 7th lord Jupiter in the 10th house, Mr. Choudhry’s professional reach became truly global. Importantly, both Mercury and Jupiter represent astrology, and they are very prominent in the chart of Mr. Choudhry.

Mars as 11th lord of goals and friendships is placed in the 2nd house of status in mutual aspect with 2nd lord Moon in the 8th house of transformation. Mr. Choudhry was a realised master, offering transformational insights through his teaching and guidance.

When his major book was published in October 1991, he was running the Jupiter – Moon period. Aside from transit 9th lord Saturn, which was in the 8th house, all the planets were in good houses, notably the third and fifth houses.



Above, we have seen four examples of interesting lives of very accomplished persons with Gemini rising in their charts, with important roles played by the placements of Mercury, Sun and Moon, as well as Venus and Saturn, in how their lives manifest and progressed.


Pisces Horoscope December 2022

Pisces horoscope December 2022, mandala

As the month begins, talk planet Mercury is in Sagittarius at the peak of your horoscope until the 6th. Mercury’s joined by Venus here until the 10th and the Sun remains in Sagittarius until the 21st.

This puts the cosmic spotlight on your career and vocation, your future path. You might be firing some arrows high into the sky to see where they land in 2023.

Gemini Full Moon

The major astrology in the first half of the month is the Full Moon on the 8th cutting across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac and the foundations of your horoscope. Full Moons often flag up opposing needs and this may be particularly true during this Full Moon.

This is because of what’s happening with retrograde Mars. Mars is currently in retreat in Gemini and your home and family sector and is active during the Full Moon phase. In fact, Mars kicks off on the 1st when it opposes Venus in Sagittarius and on the day of the Full Moon when it opposes the Sun in Sagittarius.

Full Moons heighten emotions and can coincide with drama. This Full Moon feels tempestuous with the Moon exactly conjunct Mars. It may be that events at home impact your work and career. You could have the builders in or someone in your family takes precedence. Or, perhaps you’re aware that saying yes to one person in your life means having to say no to another.

It could be unclear how best to proceed and you may feel pulled in different directions. Your co-ruler Neptune is also dominant during the Full Moon phase as it clashes with Venus on the 4th and the Sun on the 14th.

Perhaps, work takes you away from your personal life or there’s an emotional imbalance. Consider what this might mean for you and how you can find a way to allay any fears. The most important lesson of this month’s Full Moon may be to trust yourself and your instincts. Know that when you play big, some things work out and some things don’t.

Earth Sign Energy

What does help in this topsy-turvy astrology is the influence on the star sign Capricorn. Capricorn’s one of the earth signs, steady and reliable, and rules your friendship and group sector. Therefore, turn to your friends for advice, support and good times.

Talk planet Mercury enters Capricorn on the 6th followed by the planet of love and relating Venus on the 10th. Plus, the Sun moves into Capricorn on the 21st heralding the Solstice. And, two days later, there’s a New Moon here on the 23rd.

Make time for connections in the month ahead and aim to prioritise your social life over personal matters. The 17th & 22nd look gorgeous for community events, parties and social get-togethers when both Mercury & Venus align with spontaneous Uranus. If you’re looking for love, note that love and friendship are linked.

Jupiter Joy

Also, there’s big news for you towards the end of the month. On the 20th, your ruling planet Jupiter leaves your star sign Pisces where it’s been on and off since May 2021.

Jupiter is the planet of luck, opportunity and freedom. At its best, Jupiter is a breath of fresh air. When it’s in your star sign, you often feel more able to chase your dreams and go after whatever makes you happy.

Jupiter moves into fire sign Aries on the 20th, where it’s already been from May 10th to October 28th. Expansive Jupiter will remain in Aries until May 16, 2023.

Jupiter transits can be powerful for you, especially if you harness the planet of opportunity well. Aries rules money in your horoscope – finances, assets, possessions and all that you value highly in life.

You could come across an opportunity to boost your finances or to lead a wealthier or more abundant lifestyle. The flow of money and self-worth could pick up speed.

Keep a close eye on what happens around the 20th when Jupiter changes star sign. Also, on the 29th when there’s a lucky Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Aries. This pairing will be visible in the night sky and it’s a lovely time to make a wish.

Mercury Retrograde

Finally, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde on the 29th and remains on go slow until January 18, 2023.

Mercury turns retrograde in Capricorn ruling your friends and group activities, your networks and alliances. It’s here where you’re wise to take the pace slow after this date. Or, perhaps communication breaks down between you and someone close.

Mercury retrograde can be a time of misunderstandings or untruths. Therefore, don’t believe everything you hear and don’t make assumptions based on what you read.

It is a good time to reconnect with friends from your past and you may feel unusually nostalgic or sentimental during the last week of the year. This might include getting back in touch with someone you were at school with or someone you met travelling.

Synchronicity could play its part too as Mercury turns retrograde in a lovely sextile aspect to your ruling planet Neptune – these two planets are active on December 25th, Christmas Day.

Plus, lovely Venus is also involved. Listen carefully for signs or messages from the universe and be guided by them. It might be the first Christmas for a while that you finally meet up with one of your oldest and dearest friends.


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Aquarius Horoscope December 2022

Aquarius horoscope December 2022, mandala

The emphasis is on the star sign Sagittarius as December begins. Social Mercury is here until the 6th and the planet of relating Venus until the 10th. Plus, the Sun is in Sagittarius up until the 21st.

This sector of your horoscope rules your friends and group activities and it’s likely to be a social time of year for you. You’re one of the air signs and, if you’re a typical Aquarius, you’ll have many people you want to catch up with on the run-up to the festive season

Sagittarius not only rules friends and groups in your horoscope, also social concerns, politics, humanitarian and environmental networks.

Gemini Full Moon

The major astrological event in the first half of December is a powerful Full Moon on the 8th. This cuts across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac and the most social axis of your horoscope. Traditionally, Full Moons are a time of celebration and you may be partying or enjoying yourself on or close to the Full Moon date.

It’s potentially a passionate Full Moon too because it pulls in passion planet Mars, currently retrograde in Gemini and your romance sector. Mars is exactly conjunct the Moon during the Full Moon phase. The best way this could play out is reconnecting with someone from your past and things happen quickly.

However, Mars opposes Venus in Sagittarius on the 1st and the Sun in Sagittarius on the 8th. Therefore, there’s also a theme of anger, opposition or conflict. Tempers could flare on or around these key dates and Full Moons tend to heighten emotions. It’s a good idea to aim to keep your emotions in check when you’re out and about.

There’s another influence that’s active during the Full Moon and that involves the planet Neptune in Pisces and your personal money sector. Neptune’s square Venus on the 4th and the Sun on the 14th. Neptune’s an illusory influence so be careful not to let money slip through your fingers.

If you’ve recently loaned someone money, this could trigger conflict and accusations on both sides. Other people may say one thing but mean another and it’s important to put clear boundaries in place around money. It’s not the best time to lend money to a friend or to invest in a group, club or society.

Earth Sign Energy

Aside from the lively Sagittarius energy this month, there’s a complementary influence in the star sign Capricorn. Capricorn’s an earth sign and a slower pace. It rules the most hidden sector of your horoscope.

Talk planet Mercury enters Capricorn on the 6th followed by Venus on the 10th. Then, on the 21st, the Sun moves into Capricorn heralding the Solstice and this could slow things down for you considerably. Ensure you take some time out over the festivities to rest and recharge your batteries.

There’s a New Moon in Capricorn on the 23rd, an ideal time to take time out to rest and reflect and set your intentions for 2023.

Jupiter Joy

There’s big news towards the end of the month as the planet of luck and opportunity Jupiter enters fire sign Aries on the 20th. Jupiter’s already been in Aries from May 10th to October 28th. This time around, Jupiter remains here until May 16, 2023.

Jupiter’s move into Aries breathes fresh air into your life as Aries rules communication. This is ideal for all forms of communication, talking, gathering, sharing ideas and information, making new friends and learning new skills.

Use your voice to the best of your ability, whether you find your inner activist or decide to start a website or blog. Notice if any new opportunities come your way on or around the 20th when Jupiter moves into Aries. Also the 29th, when there’s a lucky Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Aries. This will be visible in the night sky and it’s a lovely time to make a wish.

Aries rules siblings and neighbours, your local community too. It’s an ideal time to play a more active role within your neighbourhood and to ask for help and support when needed.

Mercury Retrograde

There is one proviso, however, and this is the fact that communication planet Mercury turns retrograde on the 29th. Mercury will remain on go slow until January 18, 2023.

When planets are retrograde, it can feel like a stop-start time so pace yourself accordingly. Think of this as a time of preparation when you’re doing the groundwork for your next steps. Try not to wear yourself out, especially if you’re dealing with a personal issue.

It’s not the time to make a major decision either. Instead, shift things around and change your routine so you get a chance to look at your life from a new perspective. By doing so, you may be able to revise a personal issue or rethink your work or lifestyle.

Capricorn rules rest and retreat in your horoscope, so create more space and quiet time for yourself. Mercury retrograde offers an opportunity to take time out and be by yourself. Listen to your instincts and slow down so you can hear your inner voice. There’s no rush as you move into 2023.

Finally, as Mercury switches direction, it teams up with lovely Venus in Capricorn and aligns with Neptune in Pisces. Plus, there’s a Mercury-Neptune planetary connection on Christmas Day, December 25th.

There’s a softness and gentleness to this combination, a time for forgiveness and compassion and honouring the spiritual aspect of this potentially busy time of year.


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Capricorn Horoscope December 2022

Capricorn horoscope December 2022, sacred geometry

The Sun is in Sagittarius and the most hidden sector of your horoscope until the 21st. Talk planet Mercury is here until the 6th and the planet of relating Venus until the 10th. This is often a time of preparation for you, when the focus is on your inner world.

It’s rarely a quiet time of life, however, as life often speeds up in the weeks leading up to the festive period. Sometimes, you feel less confident when the Sun is in Sagittarius and you want to indulge the introvert side of your nature and be quiet rather than noisy. You could turn up to a festive party and not want to be there, for example.

Gemini Full Moon

Also, there’s a lively Full Moon taking place on the 8th. This Full Moon cuts across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac and Full Moons are often about conflicting or opposing needs. Gemini rules your work and health, your lifestyle and routine. This is where you find retrograde Mars urging you to slow down, but still potentially active.

If you’re under stress or you’re feeling pressure from your place of work or other people in your life, take a step back, especially on or around the 1st & 8th. This is when Mars opposes Venus in Sagittarius and then the Sun in Sagittarius, a symbol of conflict or opposition. Sometimes, Full Moons can coincide with an ultimatum when enough is enough.

If you’re a typical Capricorn, you may not be that forthcoming in speaking up for yourself. That may not be an issue during this Full Moon phase which is full on and feisty.

There’s another planet involved, which could suggest some level of betrayal or mistrust, as it’s Neptune. Neptune’s a slippery planet linked to illusion and disillusionment and is most active on the 4th & 14th.

You may find out that someone isn’t who you thought they were. Or, perhaps you come face-to-face with morals or values that are very different to your own. Neptune’s in Pisces ruling neighbours, siblings and your local community. Keep your down-to-earth common sense intact and do what’s right for you.

Capricorn Love

It may be a volatile Full Moon month but there’s plenty of good stuff going on in your horoscope. Firstly, talk planet Mercury is in your star sign Capricorn from the 6th and the planet of love and relating Venus is here from the 10th.

Therefore, this could be a truly wonderful time for love with the possibility of a proposal or marriage. The most exciting dates are the 17th & 22nd when Mercury & Venus align with spontaneous Uranus in Taurus and your romance sector. These are dates to enjoy yourself and say yes to any new opportunity that comes your way.

This leads you nicely into your birthday month when the Sun enters Capricorn on the 21st heralding the Solstice. Plus, two days later on the 23rd, there’s a New Moon in Capricorn, a symbol of new beginnings.

This is an ideal time to set your intentions not only for the month ahead but for the whole of 2023. This is your New Moon so make the most of it to manifest your dreams.

Jupiter Joy

There’s big news towards the end of the month when the planet of luck and opportunity Jupiter returns to fire sign Aries on the 20th. Jupiter’s already been here from May 10th to October 28th.

Jupiter’s move into Aries turns the spotlight towards your home and family, your past and your roots. The big planet remains here until May 16, 2023.

When Jupiter’s in Aries, this is a classic time to move home or expand where you live. With Jupiter’s foreign theme, you may be planning a move abroad or a get-together with family who live around the world or in different parts of the country.

A big family celebration is well-starred with Jupiter in Aries and it’s the perfect time to catch up with people from your past, to remember your roots and where you come from. It could be a time when you’re expanding your family whether this involves your children, an adoption, the addition of a step family or living within a community. Alternatively, you’re opening your doors to people in need.

Notice what happens on or around the 20th. Also, on the 29th when there’s a lucky Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Aries. You’ll see this lovely pairing in the night sky and it’s an ideal time to make a wish.

Jupiter works in synchronous ways so it’s important to put yourself in its path. Say yes to a new opportunity that opens up as Jupiter continues its journey through the first sign of the zodiac.

Mercury Retrograde

Finally, it’s important to note that communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in your star sign on the 29th. Mercury will remain on go slow until January 18, 2023.

This flags up a time for renegotiations or trying again where you failed in the past. Mercury retrograde phases are ideal for the re-words, i.e. review or revise your plans or current situation, retreat and reflect.

This is especially important for you as it feels like a personal Mercury retrograde phase. This can be a time when your inner life is busier than your outer life. You may have a lot to think about. Or, perhaps you need to take care of your mind, body and soul.

If you’re more than ready to take a step back or take time off work moving into 2023, it would be an ideal way to spend this Mercury retrograde phase.

Listen out for insights and synchronicities too, especially in the last week of the month. This is about choosing your allies wisely and being around people you can trust and who care for you deeply.

As Mercury switches direction, it does so in alignment with Neptune and these two planets are active on December 25th, Christmas Day. This is a lovely symbol of compassion and forgiveness and a reminder that people matter most. Make lasting connections and reach out to the ones you love.


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Sagittarius Horoscope December 2022

Sagittarius horoscope December 2022, mandala

December is your birthday month and the Sun remains in Sagittarius until the 21st. If you’re a typical Sagittarius, you’re a hedonist at heart and it’s fitting that you celebrate your birthday during one of the most festive months of the year.

The run-up to the holiday season can be the perfect excuse to party and enjoy yourself, not only on your birthday but if any invitation that comes your way.

Talk planet Mercury is in Sagittarius until the 6th and the planet of relating Venus until the 10th. Therefore, the focus is firmly on you and your personal goals and aims. This is about your image and profile, how you come across to others and how the world sees you. Find your voice and ensure you’re heard. It’s a good time to reinvent yourself and do more of what makes you happy.

Gemini Full Moon

Love too is under the cosmic spotlight with Venus in your star sign. And, when it comes to love, the most important date is the 8th when there’s a Full Moon cutting across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac. This is a time when emotions are heightened and this Full Moon feels passionate, but also potentially angry.

This is because Mars is retrograde in Gemini and your relationship sector all month and active on the 1st – opposite Venus – and the 8th – opposite the Sun. Plus, Mars sits next to the Moon during the Full Moon heightening the dramatic feel of this Full Moon phase.

Yes, there’s a passionate vibe to this Full Moon, although you may be faced with an ultimatum. Be wary of any kind of emotional blackmail. And, definitely veer away from any kind of seduction or scam.

During the Full Moon phase, Neptune’s involved in Pisces and your home and family sector. The key dates are the 4th and the 14th. This could resurrect an issue from the past or expose a rift within your family.

Someone may not behave well this month and you don’t know how to react. As a Sagittarius, the truth is important to you and you won’t take well to someone lying or stretching the truth.

Yes, a Full Moon is an ideal time to bring things to the fore in order to clear the air. Yet, be wary of the consequences of an all-out row. It might be a wiser idea to let things be and surrender to life. Trust your personal intuition this month and put your needs first.

Money Matters

Also, earth sign Capricorn is strong this month. Mercury’s here from the 6th and Venus from the 10th. Plus, on the 21st, the day of the Solstice, the Sun moves into Capricorn and your personal money sector. Two days later, there’s a New Moon here on the 23rd.

This could prove to be an important time for money matters and the festive season is often expensive. Planets in Capricorn are urging you to take the sensible route when it comes to money, to plan ahead and not to be overly extravagant.

What might help is the promise of a part-time job or some extra work coming in. The key dates are the 17th and 22nd when help may be at hand.

Jupiter Joy

There’s a major reason to be happy towards the end of the month as fire sign energy kicks in again. Being a Sagittarius, you’re one of the three fire signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius – and when planets are in your element, there’s a natural flow in your astrology.

Even better news for you is the fact that it’s your ruling planet Jupiter on the move. Jupiter is the planet of joy, luck and good fortune and it’s where you find happiness, expansion and growth.

Jupiter moves into Aries on the 20th where it’s been already from May 10th to October 28th. Jupiter will remain here until May 16, 2023. This could feel like a breath of fresh air as the focus turns to you and what you want out of life rather than having to rely on other people or think of others before yourself.

Aries rules creativity, love affairs, entertainment, fun, luck and children in your horoscope. It’s the playful sector and a time to do what you love. Embrace your passion and desire. Plan some fun events with friends and family and make entertainment, laughter and socialising high priority. Focus on the positives in your life and steer away from negative energy.

If you’re looking for love or you you want to have a good time, choose the 20th when Jupiter moves into Aries. Or, the 29th, when there’s a lucky Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Aries that will be visible in the night sky. It’s a wonderful time to make a wish.

Jupiter’s move into Aries isn’t going to sort out all the nitty-gritty boring stuff of life but it is going to move play and pleasure high up your life barometer and that’s got to be a good thing.

Mercury Retrograde

Finally, at the end of the month on the 29th, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde and will be on go slow until January 28, 2023. This is your cue to slow down, do things differently and look at life from a fresh perspective.

When a planet’s retrograde, it turns your attention inwards. This can be a time of inner change and preparation. Things can go missing while Mercury’s on go slow. Sometimes, there are misunderstandings or mis-truths and you’re wise to keep an open mind and question everything.

Mercury turns retrograde in Capricorn and your personal money sector. As Mercury’s linked to merchandise and the markets, this isn’t a top time for major investments.

Don’t act impulsively where money’s concerned when Mercury’s on go slow. If possible, delay any major transactions, be patient and bide your time. A payment could be delayed while Mercury’s in retreat, so plan accordingly and trust your intuition.

What is notable, however, is the fact that Mercury teams up with Neptune in Pisces as it switches direction. These two planets are aligned on December 25th, Christmas Day. This combination promises compassion, also forgiveness and it’s a sign to put family first over the festive period, whatever goes on earlier in the month.


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