Eclipses always portend endings or beginnings, a birth of some sort or a death. It could be an actual death, but more likely it is a death of a way of life, or an institution or a closely held belief. Because this eclipse is in the sign of Capricorn we can expect that the ending or beginning will be around Capricornian themes. Capricorn is an earth sign so staying grounded in physical reality will be important. Organizing your every day life is another important energy of Capricorn so this is a good time to make sure your days are organized around what is most important to you.
This month we come together to celebrate two very powerful events, the full moon in Capricorn, and the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice occurs on December 21st when the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn at 2:23pm (PST) The very next day we have the Cancer full moon happening at 9:48am. (PST) These two events transpiring so close to one another makes the astrological aspects even more potent.
Whenever the Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius, I take a deep breath. Ahhhh, it feels liberating and free. After the dark underworld of Scorpio, we arise into a new dawn with vision and hope. We have cleared away whatever the darkness revealed, and we stand poised and ready to embody a higher purpose. Sagittarius offers us the opportunity to reclaim the larger perspective, the higher aspiration.
The Succedent Houses of the Horoscope are the second category or classification of Houses in the chart. Immediately following the angular Houses, Succedent Houses are the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th, and traditionally astrologers have not considered them to be as powerful as their predecessors. However, in practical application it seems more accurate to suggest that the Succedent Houses reflect areas of life where maintaining a certain degree of consistency and steadiness is desirable. In this way the Succedent Houses reflect something of the nature of the Fixed modality.