Sunday December 15th – Saturday December 21st

Saturday 21st December 2019

I’ve just been out to close my chickens up for the night and was treated to the lovely sight of beautiful Venus low and bright in the south western sky. If you want to catch a glimpse have a look now as it is heading towards the horizon and is setting soon.

After all the rain and cloud of the previous few days I really enjoyed seeing her. Venus is the third brightest object in the sky after the sun and the moon and has been mistaken for a low flying aircraft! Around 5000 years ago the Sumerians (who lived in what is now modern Iraq) worshiped Venus as their goddess Inanna and knew her cycles and that she appeared both as a morning ‘star’ and an evening ‘star’. Currently Venus is ‘lady of the evening

Friday 20th December

Today Venus, planet of love and attachment moves into detached, principled Aquarius. This combination is great for spreading ‘goodwill to men’ (and women too!) as in the Christmas carol ‘It came upon a midnight clear’. As the festive season begins in earnest now is a time to give, to those close to us and to others in our communities. Thank you to everyone who has given to me over the year, whether that be your time and skills, or gifts or help, I have a lot to be grateful for.

Monday December 16th

As the dust has settled on Thursday’s election here in the UK it looks like Brexit will go ahead. The change is happening bringing with it uncertainty and worry. The Pluto Saturn conjunction in Capricorn, the sign of business and tradition is looming and this will occur on 12th January. This is a time of change and transformation (Pluto); breaking down the old systems and structures(Saturn) that are no longer working and waiting for new ones to emerge.

Countries can have astrological charts and the UK was created on 1st January 1801.This chart has the sun in Capricorn and the moon in Cancer, so this union was around the full moon, a few hours after the exact full moon.

There are two eclipses coming up soon; a solar eclipse in Capricorn on 26th December and two weeks later on 10th January a lunar eclipse. This lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon in Cancer opposes the sun which will still be in Capricorn. It will be worth observing these dates as our exit from the European union unfolds.

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