Day: December 20, 2019
Chiron just turned direct 3 days ago, ending its retrograde early in Fire sign Aries. Chiron’s official designation is both a comet and minor planet (but was originally an asteroid, so you’ll usually see it called an asteroid astrologically). Chiron has been retrograde in Aries since July, and begins moving forward again now.
Chiron travels between Saturn and Uranus, and corresponds to the wounds we have in this life. But Chiron doesn’t just show us our wounds (that would be mean!). Chiron also shows us how we can heal from our wounds and grow if we do things right. This makes Chiron a more powerful position than first meets the eye.
What Chiron Means in Astrology
In Greek mythology, Chiron was a centaur who was wise, a great teacher, and an incredible healer, but those healing abilities were more for others than itself. Instead, Chiron learned to live with the pain of its wounds, and pushed through to help others.
In your natal chart, your Chiron can show areas where great wounds may exist, and you have to use the experience to help others and learn from the pain. Over time, this can help you heal and grow. If you have a strong natal Chiron, you may feel a strong association with your wounds, but can also be capable of great healing and intuition.
In prediction, transit Chiron can show what wounds you need to focus on right now to heal and grow. This is found through the natal house transit Chiron is touring in your chart. When transit Chiron is aspecting your natal planets, this can make you more vulnerable under hard aspects (squares and oppositions), improve healing under beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines), and laser-focused on important wounds and healing under conjunctions. Transit Chiron aspects can make your wounds and healing an important part of your life while in effect, though there can be a subconscious element to them at times.
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What Does Chiron in Aries Mean?
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, and is assertive, courageous, pioneering, energetic, and exciting. Aries astrology focuses on the new, the self, and the fiery. The natural ruling planet for Aries is Mars, the warrior planet.
Aries wants to take charge, so while Chiron is in Aries, you can focus on trying to take charge with your wounds and healing. This may come with some challenges at times, particularly when it comes to the ego and identity. This is ruled by Aries, and there can be struggles with expressing who you really are, or feeling that you even have the right to true self-expression.
The right way to go about it is to acknowledge it, and take initiative. Do something about it! Aries is all about action. Accept who you are (flaws, warts, and all) and allow yourself to be fully expressive. Let yourself be seen, and become more self-aware.
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Chiron in Aries & Natal Aries Planets
If you have any natal planets in Aries, this means Chiron will conjunct them at some point during this transit (which goes to 2027). This will be an incredibly important period for healing and growth for you, but it may come with some major hurt. Don’t run from the pain. Be like Chiron and embrace it to make yourself better.
If your natal Sun or Moon is in Aries, you can feel this the strongest.
You may be tested in a big way, and may even feel like you’re being personally attacked. But this also gives you the greatest opportunity to take charge and heal, and you have the ability to heal yourself. Pay attention to what you really need, and turn inward.
If your natal Mercury is in Aries, this may focus on the expression of ideas, and having to become more confident in your mental abilities and allow yourself to be heard; if your natal Venus is in Aries, this may focus on your relationships, and you have to work on relationship issues so you can make your relationships healthier and stronger; and if your natal Mars is in Aries, this brings out big Aries energy, and you have to work on being assertive, stand up, and taking control.
With natal Jupiter in Aries, this can expand on wounds you have, but bring opportunity as you take initiative with healing. It can be a little easier to navigate your wounds with Jupiter helping out. Natal Saturn in Aries is the reverse, and can make it harder.
You may have some massive Saturn lessons to learn related to your wounds, and it can feel suffocating at times, but is so important for you to address so you can move on (and please both Saturn and Chiron!).
Uranus just got out of Aries, so little ones may experience Chiron conjunct their natal Uranus (and really old ones!). This may bring out some extra rebellion if they feel they’re unable to be themselves (so parents, don’t box them in!). Neptune and Pluto won’t be in Aries for some time (and you shouldn’t have them in Aries in your natal chart, unless you’re a vampire).
Planets in Cancer, Capricorn, or Libra experience hard aspects, and there may be major blocks that need to be worked on in order to access healing energy. Planets in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, or Aquarius experience easy aspects, and healing can be accomplished more easily and with less strain.
If you also consider your Lunar Nodes, transit Chiron on your Aries South Node can dredge up some bad habits and old crutches when you’re feeling insecure, and may bring out some aggression at times. This is likely linked to subconsciously feeling inadequate or that you don’t know yourself well enough. Transit Chiron on your Aries North Node can help push you to heal as a way of opening up to your potential and allow you to take control, but it may be uncomfortable at first.
This Chiron direct occurred at 1 degree and 26 minutes of Aries, so planets under 4 degrees are feeling the end of Chiron retrograde right now. Chiron is square Jupiter and trine Mercury to end the retrograde, so wounds may feel bigger and there can be laziness associated with them thanks to Jupiter, but you can think about ways to do something eventually and talk things over thanks to Mercury.
Push through the laziness (Chiron does want you to push through, after all!), and start taking control of your healing instead of letting your wounds control you!
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Your dreams hold psychic messages for you. These messages mostly come from your own subconscious mind and they can also help you tap into a deeper knowing of who you are so you can align yourself to become successful and extremely content with what you do in life.
Our world today is mostly of the consensus that what is real is what you see, however, this worldview is only a part of life and knowing that most people are only operating with this perspective, you can begin to open to the other realms of the intuition and imagination, where your soul, your spirit, and your energy come alive to help you find success.
The 1st Step: Dream Interpretation
Let’s look at how you can use your dreams to become more successful. The first step in dream interpretation is understanding the symbols in your dreams.
Everything is a symbol and not usually literal. The feelings we get from the things and places in our dreams help us see how our own mind is driving our life.
For example, if you are in a car but someone else is driving, it feels like you’re not the one directing your life. That could certainly block you from confidently moving in the direction of your dreams.
Dream interpretation helps us understand how people or environments may be holding us back because they created limiting viewpoints about our personal identity, how to conduct our life, or what is possible. Sometimes we will see people who have the traits we want to develop to help us see that we can. Everything in your dream represents a part of your own psyche. Your job is to record your dreams upon waking each day and start to see the patterns.
For example, if you’re being chased, there may be guilt from your past that is holding you back from moving forward towards what you truly want.
The 2nd Step: Notice Recurring Dreams
Many of our recurring dreams help unlock the biggest success because they keep showing up to help us overcome a block in our subconscious. Your dreams are always there to help you heal a part of yourself that you’re not consciously aware of that is affecting your waking life.
For example, if you keep seeing the same situation play out, it’s either helping you see you want something or helping you see that you’re beating yourself up unnecessarily over something that you can release. Your dreams will help you love yourself more, help you free yourself from self-sabotaging behaviors, and help you take a closer look at what is affecting your self-esteem.
For example, if you have dreams you have made a big mistake each night, it’s helping you see you don’t need to repeat that behavior. Or if you have dreams you aren’t prepared for a test, it’s helping remind you to use your time to be prepared and stop worrying.
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The 3rd Step: See What Stands Out
Sometimes we will keep thinking about something we saw in a dream and just think it’s weird or that our curiosity is just wandering. However, if your mind is bringing you back to a part of your dream it’s highlighting that for a reason.
Take time to do some research about the symbol that is being revealed, how it is revealing your personal power, or how you’re letting fear hold you back. For example, if you keep dreaming of something and you’re not there, perhaps it’s something that you want to create for yourself but you haven’t given yourself permission to or acknowledged that you want to create this in your life in your conscious mind.
The meaning of your dreams is only truly going to be revealed between you and your personal experience but you can use the tools of dream interpretation to help point you in the right direction. Dream meaning isn’t that hard to interpret because our human experience is so common. We all have fear, hope, sadness, etc.
You can use our dream dictionary to help unlock your dream meaning. Also, lucid dreams can help you see what you really want by showing you the feelings you consciously seek to generate in your dreams.
The Final Step to Unlock Your Success: Take Action
Finally, when you’ve discovered what feels like a helpful message from your dream about your personal power, what you want, and what you’re being guided to do, all that’s left is to take action. You can also combine the tools of astrology and numerology to confirm or validate what has come through in your dream to really drive the point home. The point is, our soul knows our purpose, and our dreams help us find it.
The tool of numerology helps you unlock the frequency of your soul by revealing your natural talents through your life path number. Simply use our free life path number calculator to obtain yours. Astrology helps us see our natural talents which are specifically revealed in the houses. Your birth chart reveals your second house of talents and the tenth house of career. These tools will help you see that what comes through in your dream aligns with the blueprint of your soul.
Taking action on what you discover in your dreams starts with a shift in perspective. That healing will help direct you to take steps towards your dream. Once you see what you want, that you can actually obtain it, and that you don’t need to let fear hold you back, you will continue to use your dreams to push you through conditioned fears or times when you feel like giving up because of setbacks. The subconscious mind links to the soul which knows much more than our waking conscious mind. The soul connects to Universal consciousness, the life force energy that connects us all. It can help us through our dreams by revealing something right in front of us, helping us think of a new approach, or a person that can help us too.
Keep track of your dreams, keep a relaxed attitude as you interpret them, and allow the magic of your soul to come through so you become a radiant magnet for success.
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It is the most wonderful time of the year, my friends, and we are in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. This week we inch closer to that mark, just a few days away from the holidays and a brand new year.
There aren’t many huge changes on the docket this week, but we do have Venus making a change as the week wraps up. This week we have Jupiter and Venus currently in Capricorn. Jupiter is going to be in this Cardinal sign of the Earth signs Capricorn for a full year. Venus is wrapping up her journey there this week and will enter Aquarius by Friday on December 21.
Until then, soak up the last of this lovely Venus energy in this Cardinal sign as the holidays inch closer. Take a new chance at love (or a new chance at old love), while lover Venus is still in this beautiful Cardinal sign. Our free 3 Card Tarot Reading can help!
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By Friday, we have Venus entering the Fixed sign of the Air signs, Aquarius, and this is going to put an ingenious spin on your love matters. This is also a very unconventional spin.
As Christmas draws closer, you are encouraged to think outside the box in both love and money situations.
It’s wonderful air to breathe right before the holidays arrive, and throughout the holiday season.
Have a wonderful week wrapping up all you need with a big and beautiful bow.
Joy to the world, friends!
Planetary Locations During December 16–22, 2019:
• Sun: Sagittarius (November 22 – December 22, 2019)
• Mercury: Sagittarius (December 10, 2019 – December 29)
• Venus: Capricorn (November 26, 2019 – December 20, 2019); Aquarius (December 21, 2019 – January 13, 2020)
• Mars: Scorpio (November 19, 2019 – January 3, 2020)
• Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)
• Saturn: Capricorn (September 17, 2019 – March 22, 2020)
• Uranus: Retrograde in Taurus (August 19, 2019 – January 10, 2020)
• Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024)
Daily Snapshots for December to December 16–22, 2019:
Monday, December 16
Sun: Sagittarius – When you fly by the seat of adventure, your soul sings.
Moon: Virgo – Flawless attention to detail can be productive and provocative.
Tuesday, December 17
Wednesday, December 18
Moon: Libra – When you serve as the gracious diplomat in all situations, you win.
Thursday, December 19
Friday, December 20
Moon: Scorpio – Time for your rebirth and personal transformation!
Saturday, December 21
• Venus in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus – Here we have the love planet Venus in Aquarius squaring off with Uranus in Taurus just a few days before Christmas. This is a terse angle that will have you at odds with some people, most notably relationships and romantic experiences. Lover Venus wants to help you to attract wonderful things from a different dimension with freedom lover Uranus seeking to establish some outbursts of freedom in your life.
This could feel intense, but you have everything you need to navigate this intense moment. This is expect the unexpected time. Something is coming out of the blue today and it could feel intense. But roll with it and you embrace it as the opportunity that it really is. Bookmark your Daily Horoscopes to find out why.
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Sunday, December 22
Moon: Sagittarius – See the Big Picture in all things today.
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
As the Northern hemisphere slowly dances into a crystalline winter, we all approach the expansive Sagittarius season – a time of curiosity, wonder, and a glowing fire in the snow.
Each sign has its own strengths, and they all affect our lives differently. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of benevolence and expansion, which urges us to open our hearts and our minds. This energy is bold and brash, as Sagittarians are typically known for their honest, frank nature.
Sagittarian energy encourages travel, adventure, experience, the seeking of knowledge, and the acquisition of wisdom. And there are certain measures you can take to make sure that you’re soaking up every bit of celestial goodness that this Sag season has to offer, such as working with Sagittarius-friendly crystals.
While every crystal works with each zodiac sign, there are specific crystals that are connected to the sign of Sagittarius, and they help encourage that buoyant, optimistic energy to flow.
If you want to know which crystals will help you expand your mind and manifest your dreams, this guide is all you need for the adventurous Sag season.
The Crystals You Need This Sagittarius Season:
Turquoise is considered the star stone for Sagittarius.
As a Fire sign, Sagittarius can be a bit hotheaded – the energy is passionate, to be sure, but can be volatile at times. Turquoise is the perfect stone to keep that fire under control yet burning bright. Turquoise dispels negative energy and acts as a mood stabilizer. It can balance any mood swings that might occur, releasing an internal sense of calm and peace. This crystal is also known for its protective properties, especially during travel: it protects the traveler from theft, accidents, attacks, and can even provide protection over pets. You’ll probably feel the urge to get out and experience a new part of the world under the Sagittarian influence, making this stone a must-have this season.
Blue topaz is the traditional birth stone for Sagittarius.
Sagittarius energy concerns itself greatly with expansion – the Sagittarius motto could easily be “More is more.” This sign wants experience, wisdom, knowledge; it wants to conquer the intellectual and spiritual world. Blue topaz is the perfect stone to enhance spirituality, increase wisdom, and encourage pragmatic, rational thought. This stone heightens all matters of mental activity, leaving those who work with it feeling a sense of clarity and lucidity.
Sagittarius energy is blunt, almost to a fault. While blue topaz supports open, honest communication, it also strengthens self-control, helping you share your feelings with tact and compassion.
And in keeping with the spirit of Jupiter, this crystal attracts abundance and good fortune.
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One wave of energy you may notice distinctly during the Sag season is an increased interest in spiritual matters. The sign of Sagittarius is like the curious question mark of the zodiac, longing to understand the meaning and reason for our existence on the planet. While this may seem like a heavy train of thought at first, Jupiter provides an optimism that sprinkles spiritual curiosity with a sense of joy and light.
Lapis lazuli is the ideal stone to encourage the sense of spiritual play that Sagittarius energy so enjoys. In fact, this crystal is also known as The Wisdom Keeper. Lapis lazuli encourages spiritual transformation and a journey deep within the self. This stone is associated with the Third Eye chakra, the very center of our spiritual understanding, and it was believed by the Egyptians to provide a connection between the spiritual and physical realms.
This stone is especially useful in conjunction with metaphysical work, such as meditation, yoga, journaling, or tarot.
Sagittarius season signals the end of the current calendar year and the beginning of a new year – a time that feels synonymous with change and transformation. As we prepare our resolutions and our plans for the year to come, we often ponder on the changes we’ve made along the way.
Labradorite is a stone that encourages peaceful transformation; it provides support and protection during times of change. This beautiful crystal reduces fear and insecurity, allowing you to smoothly transition into the next phase of your life: a new year. The protective properties of labradorite encourage safe self-exploration, increasing consciousness allowing an awakening of your intuitive or psychic abilities.
Because of its connection to the ethereal realm, labradorite is another excellent stone for spiritual work of all kinds.
Sagittarius is represented by the centaur archer, who aims his arrow on his far-reaching goals. The expansive, optimistic energy of this sign sometimes encourages more goals and dreams than action and follow-through.
Tiger’s eye is the best stone for providing the motivation and willpower needed to accomplish your goals this season. This stone brings a sense of mental focus and concentration that can be hard to find amidst the excitement of Jupiter’s presence. Tiger’s eye also encourages a connection to one’s sense of purpose, reassuring you that you’re on the right path. The mental clarity provided by working with this stone helps us find solutions to problems that may have seemed insurmountable. This stone will help you confront any challenges you may face this Sagittarius season.
Expand Your Crystal Collection & Your Mind
Whether you’re new to crystal healing or your home is overflowing with these sparkling treasures, each and every crystal brings its own essence and energy into your sphere. Even if you don’t have the time for specific crystal work each day, their presence in your space can be felt, and their healing properties never stop working for you.
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As we find ourselves immersed in these cold winter months approaching a time of celebration and joy for many, we also find ourselves edging closer and closer to the December Solstice, which falls on the 21st December every year.
It is a powerful time spiritually for us and one which we can certainly explore further!
What is the December Solstice?
Known as the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer solstice in the Southern, this is the day of the year where the Sun shines for the least amount of hours in the Northern Hemisphere and the most in the South.
Astrologically, it starts under the sign of Capricorn and spiritually it represents a time of rebirth and regeneration. It is from the start of the December Solstice that the sun shines brighter and the days start to get longer and therefore is powerfully symbolic for hope, faith and resurrection. Essentially, it is the rebirth of the sun. In the Pagan eras, the December Solstice was also called Yule.
The December Solstice also has a strong association with the Moon. The Moon is also known as the Goddess and she has a strong pull for many people (hence why we all tend to feel a little more vibrant in one way or another under the full moon!) Therefore, if we look at the Winter Solstice as a time of Sun rebirth and Moon association, we are looking at a very potent time indeed.
How Can Tarot Help Me During the December Solstice?
There are two Majors in the Tarot cards which are strongly associated with the Winter Solstice – the Moon and the Sun. These luminaries represent the Yin and Yang elements of life and it is through the Tarot card meanings that we begin to see how everything is interconnected. A Tarot card reading at this time can help you understand how these current energies of the Sun and Moon affect you – as the Winter Solstice is also a time of rebirth, it can also help you reflect on all that has come to pass and how you yourself are experiencing elements of rebirth.
Below is a 4-card Tarot reading that you can try during this time of the December Solstice to bring you greater insight! (Remember, you can also check out your free Tarot reading online to gain even greater perspective during this special time).
4-Card Tarot Spread for the December Solstice:
Question: What do I need to concentrate on during the December Solstice?
- Card 1: What I need to focus on
- Card 2: What is standing in my way
- Card 3: What I need to let go of
- Card 4: How I can help myself
Below is an example reading so you can get an idea of how it goes:
Card 1: The Emperor
In this instance for what I need to focus on, the Emperor likely means a person in my life who is quite controlling. This could be a spouse, family member, work colleague, boss or something else who may be holding the reins of control in my life. It could also be referring to myself. Am I being too controlling or rigid in my beliefs? Am I not letting others have a say? Or am I being the total opposite, too timid for my own good?
Card 2: 5 of Swords
With the 5 of Swords as what is standing on my way, this indicates to me that I am letting someone – or even myself – walk all over me. The 5 of Swords is not the most pleasant card and can indicate conflict with some nastiness attached. It can also indicate an internal battle and a lack of self-confidence. This card indicates that I am not standing up for myself in some way.
Card 3: 6 of Cups
The 6 of Cups represents what I need to let go of and this indicates that there are memories from my past I am struggling to let go of. Judging by the
other two cards, I feel this reading is referring to myself – that I am lacking in confidence and it could be because of negative experiences I had when I was younger.
Card 4: The Sun
What a card to get for the December Solstice reading! The Sun is a card of joy and, in this case, rebirth. It is a card of striking confidence and having faith in one’s own abilities. As the card representing what I can do to help myself, it indicates that I should work on my self-confidence and my belief in myself.
Judging by this reading, my main focus this December Solstice should be to work on my self-confidence and let go of memories or experiences holding me back. My timidity and lack of confidence may be affecting me in my daily life and the Tarot card reading indicates it’s time to do something about it.
Remember to keep an eye onour Instagram to check out a live reading using this Tarot spread to see how it works in action!
The December Solstice is a powerful time of transformation; we all have something we need to focus on and work on in order to make life brighter, better and more fulfilling. Use the wisdom of the Tarot cards to help you discover how this solstice can help you!
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Welcoming a Tarot deck into your life is no small ordeal. Whether you’re still in the deck selection process or have successfully acquired the deck of your dreams, it’s no secret that bonding with a Tarot deck is incredibly important alongside your Tarot reading journey.
While all bonding techniques are important, conducting what is called a “deck interview” is one of the simplest but most powerful ways to get to know that new deck – or even get a refresher on what an older deck is all about.
What is a Tarot Deck “Interview”?
A Tarot deck interview is very much what it sounds like – an interview… but between you and a Tarot deck! In an interview with another person, you might ask the person in question what their interests are, how they like to perform certain tasks, where they come from, or generally for anything they want to share with you, and a Tarot deck interview is not all too different.
Consider your deck interview much like a regular icebreaker process with anyone else. It may feel silly at first to try to converse with what seems like an inanimate object, but it should begin to feel more natural after one or two questions and the flow of conversation has started kicking in.
How to Conduct a Deck Interview
You’re free to ask your deck about any questions, issues, or topics you might want to touch on, like what kind of readings it prefers to do (romance, career, personal growth, or something else?) or even how it perceives you at the moment.
The goal is to get a feel for the voice of the deck and what your working relationship will be like, as well as facilitate a solid bonding activity between you and the deck. Nothing should feel truly off-limits, and you shouldn’t feel nervous or anxious about seeing what the deck thinks.
Ultimately, a deck interview should be highly personal and actually reflect what you presently feel about the deck and vice versa.
Even when using a pre-determined spread, feel free to make your deck interview your own by asking any personal questions you may have. However, if you still find yourself stumped on what to ask your new magical friend, below is an example of a deck interview spread!
Tarot Deck Interview Sample Spread:
- Card 1: Introduce yourself to me! What card best represents your voice as a deck?
- Card 2: What kind of topics do you prefer to discuss?
- Card 3: What kind of topics do you not prefer to discuss?
- Card 4: What is the best way I can work with you?
Still confused? Below is an example of how to interpret this spread in a real deck interview.
Card 1: Knight of Wands
The Knight of Wands is a bold, enthusiastic, and expansive card, often indicative of someone that likes to take things day by day and spontaneously find solutions rather than plan things to a T. This indicates that this deck has a more honest, spunky, but still excited and loveable voice. This can come in the form of more “tough love” kind of messages, and will often also be pushing you to be decisive and speak your truth courageously.
Card 2: The Fool
Questions about adventure, new paths, and travel are all fantastic topics of discussion for this deck. Especially when you find yourself in a position of sitting in a large unknown and with a vast distance ahead of you with no real direction, this deck will push you to embrace the adventure rather than sit idly waiting for something to happen.
Card 3: 10 of Cups
The Ten of Cups is definitely a card of love, relationships, and can tend to lean into discussing family matters. This means that this deck may not want to discuss love or relationships too deeply, and focuses much more on the internal aspects of yourself and your growth.
Card 4: 10 of Wands
As a card of burdens, stress, and responsibilities, this card would indicate that this deck wants you to release any excess baggage in order to truly begin working with it. As we learned before, this deck moves quickly with the winds, and isn’t afraid to start a few fires to get where it needs to go. As a result, it’s important that nothing is weighing you down while you begin working with it.
A Tarot deck interview is truly an essential practice in bonding with or connecting to a new deck – or an existing deck in your inventory that perhaps hasn’t quite been clicking with you and your practice so far.
When you take the time to understand how it operates, it can suddenly feel like you’ve opened a door into a new way of reading or even perceiving your Tarot journey as a whole.
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Feeling extra productive right now? Give thanks to Mars sextile Saturn today!
This aspect positions energetic Mars in Water sign Scorpio at a positive angle to disciplined Saturn in Earth sign Capricorn. This is actually the first and only time these two will form this aspect in their respective signs during this Saturn in Capricorn transit.
While Saturn has been in Capricorn, a sextile to Mars only occurred once before, on November 27, 2018. Mars was in Pisces for that aspect, a Water sign like Scorpio, but more flowy, easy, imaginative energy. Scorpio is a lot more focused, and the sextile between Mars and Saturn this time is likely to be much more productive.
What is Mars Sextile Saturn?
Let’s dissect each part of this aspect so you can better understand how it works. Mars as a planet rules energy and drive, pushing you to take action, and in your natal chart, Mars shows how you use your energy and what motivates you to act. Mars brings energy and drive for the moment to the areas of life ruled by the parts of your chart it’s touching in transit. Mars is a fiery planet who stirs everything up.
Saturn is the disciplinarian, the hard worker, the practical and focused planet. In your natal chart, Saturn shows areas where you have lessons to learn and responsibilities to manage, where you may feel restricted, and where you may have to work harder. In transit, Saturn can limit focus, which can be confining and frustrating at times, but can also be very helpful for making progress since you’re not scattered.
Mars sextile Saturn in your natal chart can show you’re someone who knows what to do, how to do it, and will work hard until you make it happen. You’re incredibly productive and hard-working. In transit, we all get a dose of this hyper-productive energy to get anything done we set our minds to.
Mars is in zodiac sign Scorpio, which can be intense, passionate energy. Saturn is in zodiac sign Capricorn, which it naturally rules, so it’s at home here. This amplifies the Saturn energy of hard work, focus, and discipline.
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Sextile Meaning in Astrology
In astrology, a sextile is an aspect that puts two planets or points exactly two signs apart. Sextiles are considered beneficial aspects (along with trines). Other aspects like to bring challenges and test you, but sextiles don’t work like that. They want you to succeed!
Sextiles do require some work from you though. In that way, trines are much easier (but trines can also bring out laziness as a result of not needing to do much work, so sometimes they get passed by). If you want to make use of the positive energy, you do need to take action, make decisions, put together plans, and be conscious in your efforts.
With this Mars in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn transit, this is pretty much the ultimate use of a sextile. Mars pushes you to act, Saturn makes you productive and disciplined, and that makes the sextile happy. Which translates to you making the absolute most of this aspect!
Key Takeaways for Mars Sextile Saturn:
Focus on the things that require concentration and take a little longer.
Focus is excellent under this transit, and you can stick to whatever you set out to do. If there’s something that you know won’t be done right away, that demands more attention and a careful eye, this would be the transit to work on it under. It may feel like the more you have to deal with, the more you push through.
Don’t expect instant results.
This isn’t the kind of aspect that produces results quickly, and is instead the kind of aspect that is great for progress as opposed to the end result. Impatience isn’t really a part of this aspect though, so you should be okay with that fact. You know that what you’re doing now will lead to something great later.
Don’t be lazy!
If you avoid taking action and working hard with anything, you won’t see the positives. Get out there, get moving, be disciplined, and put your heart in it.
One Final Note:
If you want to get clearer with how to use this aspect personally, find which houses transit Mars and transit Saturn are located in your natal chart for this aspect, and see if they’re making any close aspects to your natal planets. This aspect occurs with Mars at 19 degrees Scorpio and Saturn at 19 degrees Capricorn.
Mars is going to make the same aspect, a sextile to Pluto in the same sign, Capricorn, in 3 days as well, so there is extra passionate energy that can be used right now too. Passion, productivity, energy and drive – a potent, powerful combination! Mars will be at 22 degrees Scorpio with Pluto at 22 degrees Capricorn, so if you have any planets between 19 and 22 degrees, they’re getting both aspects strong! Focus on what that planet rules.
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Also, in spite of this great energy, there is one challenging aspect to contend with today, and that’s Mercury in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. This normally creates such an active imagination that focus is completely lacking, and daydreams and fantasies reign. Mars sextile Saturn and Pluto tries to control that though, and instead of being lost in imagination, you can work to use that imaginative energy productively. But mental energy may be easily drained, so do try to give your mind some breaks from the hard work and determined focus to keep yourself on track.
Follow your horoscope for some help with all of the planetary energy!
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According to Gettysburg College, the average person spends 90,000 hours during their lives working. Other than sleeping, that’s the most amount of time we spend on anything. Therefore, our career choice is important.
Since your Zodiac sign tells you a lot about who you are, you should use that information to find the best potential fit for those 90,000 hours. Below you’ll find an overview of what tends to be the best careers for a Sagittarius.
We’ll begin with a brief introduction to the sign overall and then provide some examples of what may work for you if you are a Sagittarius.
Sagittarius – A Brief Introduction
Sagittarius, the ninth sign in the zodiac, is an exciting fire sign. Fun and friendly, Sagittarians crave freedom and adventure. You are romantic and love living in the moment. You are prone to travel and love to start new projects, although finishing them is another story. These characteristics could be relevant to a Sagittarius who’s deciding on the best careers for him or herself.
Below are five traits of a Sagittarius to consider when deciding on the best jobs for you:
- You are energetic and optimistic.
- You are idealistic.
- You are intellectual.
- You are adventurous.
- You are flexible.
Sagittarians have an optimistic spirit that is almost contagious and you seem to be born with a horseshoe in your mouth. Often bouncy and bubbly, Sags are fun to be around. Your jovial nature and sense of humor are related to your easy going nature.
The Best Careers for a Sagittarius
Given this information, the following are some great examples of the best careers for a Sagittarius. See a few below:
- Public relations
- Personal trainer
Leave it to a Sag to dream big. Symbolized by the archer, this astrological sign is associated with big goals and the determination to achieve them. Once you put your mind to something, you will be sure to make it happen.
Sagittarians are intellectual, often spiritual and frequently philosophical. You could be described as the question mark of the zodiac, curious and almost desperate to solve all of life’s little mysteries. This allows you to see things in myriad lights and creative, unique ideas.
A Sagittarius is not likely to back away from a risky task. You seek adventure and new experiences at every turn. Often well-traveled, the Sag is up for anything. Allowing you opportunities that may not be afforded to other signs, or that other astrological signs may not be willing to take.
Because of that, some of the best jobs for a Sagittarius involve pushing people to new heights by way of training them physically, creating new things as you would in the world of architecture, molding young minds as a teacher or professor and helping people see the world in the travel industry.
Your optimism also plays well in public relations, as your energy will draw others to your message.
Sagittarius’ Negative Traits to Keep in Mind
As much as your positive qualities will help you find the best career path for yourself, your negative traits should also be part of your search. You don’t want to ignore them, or you could wind up in an area that you don’t enjoy. People in this position tend to find themselves stuck. As they obtain experience in an area they dislike, and either have to trudge through the rest of their working lives or start all over in another industry.
Below are five traits a Sagittarius should be aware of:
- You can be flighty.
- You can be tactless.
- You are impatient.
- You can be over-confident.
- You can be inconsistent.
With these qualities in mind, the following could be examples of what would not be the best jobs for a Sagittarius:
- Assembly line worker
- Data entry
- In-house sales
- Insurance agent
The fields above do not represent the best careers for a Sagittarius because they are detail-oriented, repetitive, and highly structured with regards to their daily duties. In short, a Sagittarius would bore quickly of these jobs and feel constrained in them.
Other Professional Considerations
Regardless of the career path you choose, you’ll still need to keep some realities in mind as they relate to your sign. Doing so can make all the difference between success and failure and between fulfillment and disappointment with your professional life. Take a look at a few examples below:
- Sagittarius’ honesty can quickly turn brutal. Your frank, assertive and sometimes confrontational nature can be too intense for gentler astrological signs. Think before you speak, Sag, and consider the feelings of others’ before being unnecessarily brash.
Sagittarians Want it All
- Less is not more to Sagittarius, more is more. Did we mention that we want it now? Be patient, as great success can take decades to achieve. Remember to have fun on the journey.
Sags can Appear Overly Confident
- The Sag can come across as cocky and overly confident. Often under the impression that you can do no wrong, a Sagittarius may appear as a know-it-all. Remind yourself that we all make mistakes, and try to be humble.
Sagittarians are Scatterbrained
- Sometimes Sagittarius can be all over the place, jumping from one project to the next. Your philosophical viewpoints can change at the drop of a hat, and often you come across as just plain indecisive. Try to be more consistent and be a person of your word.
Finding the best careers for a Sagittarius is a matter of matching who you are and what you love with what’s required for success and happiness within different disciplines. This is the same exercise for every sign of the zodiac, but whether you’re a Sagittarius man or Sagittarius woman, you need to reach for the stars and make sure that you’re inspired every day you get up for work. If you do that and allow yourself room for your creativity, you’ll find the satisfaction in your professional life that you deserve.
Learn more about the Sagittarius Zodiac Sign here.
* Editor’s note: This article was previously published November 22nd, 2017 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
With a new year coming fast, it’s the time of year where focus drifts towards resolutions. In the middle of gifting, baking, and trying to find the right holiday style (coordinating which ugly Christmas sweater to wear to each party, of course), it’s time to start thinking about change! Some want to lose weight, go back to school, or change careers; and some put their focus on making changes in relationships. Well, it’s the perfect time for that with Venus entering Aquarius!
Venus moves into Aquarius tomorrow, December 20, and stays in this Air sign until January 13.
This is the energy that prevails as you think about the kinds of relationship resolutions you may want to put on your list for 2020. How does this Venus in Aquarius 2019 – 2020 transit impact your relationship resolutions?
What is Venus in Aquarius?
Let’s break this transit down a little. Venus is the planet of love and relationships, and governs the people in your life. Venus wants us all to come together and enjoy one another’s company. Venus is a pleasant planet, and helps us get along.
Aquarius is an Air and Fixed sign, so this sign is in its head (as all Air signs are), and big on communication, expression, and thinking. Unlike the other two Air signs (Gemini and Libra), Aquarius is stickier (the Fixed signs like to stay in one place). Though the natural ruling planet for Aquarius is Uranus, the planet of change, so changes may need to occur first.
If you were born with Venus in Aquarius in your natal chart, you’re someone who likes things to be different in love. You likely don’t go for whatever you feel is “traditional” or “normal”. Instead, you like quirky and weird, and are fascinated by people who march to the beat of their own drummer. That is who is most likely to get your heart!
You can seem aloof at times in relationships and dealing with others, but it’s usually only when you’re not truly invested. Because Aquarius is a Fixed sign, once you are committed, you can commit hard! And you’re a lot less likely to keep your feelings to yourself.
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With this Venus in Aquarius transit, we can all be more attracted to the unusual and unconventional (this can be a time to let your freak flag fly!), and might feel like shaking things up a little bit. With Aquarius ruling change, we can be much more open to making changes to improve our connections with others. Hence this being a great time for those relationship resolutions!
Venus in Aquarius 2019-2020: Tips for Relationship Resolutions
Here are a few tips you can keep in mind as you work on your relationship resolutions for 2020:
1. Be open to pushing outside of your (or your relationship’s) comfort zone.
If you come up with a relationship resolution that seems a little too out there, that may be exactly what you should focus on! Aquarius wants us to venture outside of our comfort zones and push outside of the boundaries of our lives, so be willing to try.
2. If single, make resolutions that bring totally new, different people into your life.
The more different they are, the better! Give people a try that you’ve never dated before. Venus in Aquarius is into dating people of a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. Don’t be boring!
3. If in a relationship, make resolutions that create new experiences between you.
Venus in Aquarius wants you to shake things up in love, so focus on resolutions that give the opportunity for you to do something completely new and different with your partner. Yes, this can be in the bedroom (this article on sex positions for the signs may help with that!), but don’t box yourself in by thinking of just that! When was the last time you did something outside of your comfort zones together that was a positive experience for both of you? Think in those terms.
Venus in Aquarius 2019 – 2020: Relationship Resolutions Ideas for the Zodiac Signs
Looking for some ideas for what relationship resolutions you should focus on? Find your zodiac sign:
- If single, try being friends with those you’re interested in first
- If in a relationship, improve the foundation of friendship
- Open up your social circle, make new friends, and improve existing friendships
- Make changes with the responsibilities you have that impact or deal with others
- Find more space with your goals to give more time to your loved ones
- Improve relationships with respected mentors/elders or connect with a new mentor
- If in a relationship, try traveling to new places or learning new things with your partner
- If single, be open to passionate connections with fewer strings
- Make connections with those who can teach you something
- Work on improving intimacy in your relationships
- Share more with those you care about
- Open to major transformations in important relationships to revive them
- Work on committing more to the people you care about
- Find ways to keep the peace and mediate
- Find balance and focus on relationships or aspects of relationships that have been ignored
- Pay closer attention to the little things in your relationships and with your partner
- Get organized with what needs to be done in your relationships
- Improve relationships with those you work with or for or who work for you
- Open up your heart to love, joy, and play, and focus less on work and responsibility
- If single, play around and enjoy the attention for a little while
- If in a relationship, do something that reignites the sparks and makes it feel like it did when you first met
- Improve the emotional connections in your relationships
- Be more supportive of others and expand your support system
- Strengthen your family connections
- Improve mental connections in your relationships (maybe try some essential oils to help!)
- If single, talk first and gravitate toward those who stimulate you mentally
- If in a relationship, open up lines of communication
- Improve stability and security in your relationships so they’re more grounded
- If single, open up to those with totally different values
- If in a relationship, experiment with physical intimacy
- Improve confidence and let others gravitate toward you
- Work on self-love
- Be more affectionate and open with what you feel
- Let go of old love and relationship baggage, or work through some love karma
- Improve spiritual connections in your relationships
- Construct healthy boundaries
Venus in Aquarius gives us all the chance to make some love changes!
Improve your relationships, connect to your heart, and share the love in the new year. We wish you all good luck with your relationship resolutions!
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