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What to Expect When Mercury is in Capricorn and Venus is in Scorpio

In this post we will be highlighting eight transits that occur over the next ten days.


1. Mercury in Capricorn - December 1 - 23

2. Mercury in Capricorn Sextile Saturn in Pisces - December 1 - 3

3. Venus in Scorpio - December 4 - 29

4. Venus in Scorpio Trine Saturn in Pisces - December 4 - 6

5. Neptune Direct in Pisces - December 6

6. The Sun in Sagittarius Trine Chiron Retrograde in Aries - December 6 - 8

7. Mercury in Capricorn Trine Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus - December 6 - 9

8. Venus in Scorpio Opposition Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus - December 8 - 10


Gabriella and I had an extensive discussion on transits 3-8 in our podcast episode this week, which you can view below.



We discussed transits 1 and 2 in our podcast episode last week, which you can view below.



I also covered the astrology for 2024, going month by month with the amazing psychic Dallisa Hocking, which you can view in the video below.

Lots of informative content on the current astrology and the astrology looking ahead. I hope it is all helpful to you in navigating your journey!


Mercury in Capricorn -

December 1 - 23


Mercury transits through Capricorn from December 1 - 23, but due to the impending retrograde, which begins on December 12, Mercury will only be transiting through the first 8° in Capricorn.


This means: Pay attention to what planets or key astrological points are between 0° - 8° in Earth Signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo), Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) and Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). These are the Signs that make the strongest aspect to Capricorn.


For example: If you were born with Venus at 5° in Aries, you will be met with three potential challenges of communication within your relationships, because Mercury is the planet of communication and Venus is the planet of relationships. The challenge would be due to the Square aspect between Aries and Capricorn, which are 90° away from each other, and 90° is a hard angle. The reason why there would be three potential challenges is because Mercury will be at 5° in Capricorn three times, once on December 6, again on December 18 when Mercury is retrograde, and the third time on January 18, 2024. This is just one example. Of course, if you’re curious to know how Mercury’s retrograde transit is affecting you directly, I encourage you to contact me for a reading.


Generally speaking, as Mercury transits the pragmatic Cardinal Earth Sign of Capricorn, which is symbolized by the Goat, communication becomes more practical, disciplined and focused on ambition.


Harness Mercury in Capricorn for establishing clear priorities, milestones and efficient routines to achieve your aims. Structure supports progress now. Map out well-considered game plans, schedule meetings strategically, crank out tasks requiring mental endurance. Yet don't let workaholism undermine health. Pace yourself.


Communication gains serious weight if tied to tangible outcomes, not just theory. Underpromise and overdeliver. Stand accountable for your role. Contract negotiations flow smoothly through demonstrating trustworthiness blended with flexibility. Appeal to people’s reason over emotions. But avoid coming across too cold - dress proposals with just enough optimism.


Writing now excels when concisely structured for visibility and impact. Edit excess words to clarify essential meaning and action steps. Apply common sense when interactive technology glitches arise. Mentally work the problem.


Stay calm, realistic and solution-focused. Harness pragmatism without limiting imaginative possibilities or bigger picture advancement. Step by deliberate step, you can climb to your aspirations’ inspiring summit.


Mercury will return to Capricorn from January 13 - February 4, 2024 after its retrograde transit, at which point it will transit across all 30° of the Sign.


The last time Mercury transited through Capricorn was December 6, 2022 – February 11, 2023. The time before that was December 13, 2021 – January 2, 2022. Think back to these dates for clues on what could be in store for you this time around as Mercury transits through Capricorn.


This transit may prove to be most challenging for those with key astrological points or planets in Aries and Libra.




Mercury in Capricorn Sextile Saturn in Pisces - December 1 - 3


When strategic Mercury in pragmatic Capricorn forms a flowing sextile with karmic Saturn in imaginative Pisces, discipline and inspiration unite in harmony.


This positive alignment awakens practical vision, structured innovation and steady progress toward meaningful goals through concentrated effort.


Devise realistic game plans and milestone markers for major initiatives.


Draft proposed outlines, contracts, well-constructed communications. Starting foundations now leads to enduring results. Patiently chip away at big projects requiring mental endurance as a mosaic artist carefully assembles an intricate masterpiece.

Writing weaves intuitive depth and strategic details tightly. Censor excessive self-criticism; offer sage advice to others instead.


Share knowledge through teaching, coaching roles and skill development. Let structured habits manifest dreams.


Regular spiritual practices provide mental stillness amidst ambition's grind.


Leaders now must match words with righteous action. Take the high road expressing integrity. Avoid corners cut or unethical manipulation just to climb ladders quickly.


With maturity and discipline allied to imagination and flexibility, you can build esteemed achievements of reputation and soulful purpose lasting well beyond this cycle.




Venus in Scorpio - December 4 - 29


As charming Venus moves through intense Scorpio’s waters, relationships and creativity deepen emotionally and sexually. Passions intensify now, attracting engaging yet complex connections.


Avoid judgment or attempts to control; instead foster penetrative intimacy through vulnerable sharing, mutual understanding.


Transform the ways you merge through authenticity.


Eliminate jealous or possessive behaviors that dim love’s light.


Committed partnerships benefit from revealing hidden dimensions of self and experiencing exotic adventures that reconnect you to the mystery.


Creative efforts also tap the bold, the dark, the provocative.


Unleash your artistic muse without censoring, expressing cathartically.


Finances shift from frivolous expenditures to aligning resources toward empowering personal growth or supporting causes aiding positive societal change. Spend judiciously on high-quality goods backing your values.


Overall, embrace deep intensities stirred now, avoiding escapism. Healing and empowerment emerge by courageously exploring your innermost yearnings, compulsions and truths. This cycle supports unveiling your core self without shame, being reborn through self-revelation.


The last time Venus transited through Scorpio was October 23 - November 16, 2022. The time before that was September 10 - October 7, 2021. Think back to these dates for clues on what could be in store for you this time around as Mercury transits through Capricorn.


This transit may prove to be most challenging for those with key astrological points or planets in Leo and Aquarius. If you are curious to know how this transit may be affecting you directly, contact me for a reading.




Venus in Scorpio Trine Saturn in Pisces - December 4 - 6


Just as Mercury meets Saturn at the beginning of its transit through Capricorn, so does Venus as it begins its transit through Scorpio.


When romantic Venus transits deep waters of Scorpio and forms a flowing Trine to karmic Saturn in imaginative Pisces, relationships and creativity develop maturity, resilience and meaningful depth.


Committed partnerships now benefit from nurturing stability and vulnerability over chasing excitement alone.


Express love through building trust slowly, being present during life's highs and lows. Support each other through trying times with compassion not criticism or neglect.


If single, reflect on patterns attracting unreliable partners before pursuing new attachments hastily. Understand that healthy relationships develop gradually, not always instantly.


Creative efforts requiring meticulous detail, spiritual connection or cathartic expression can manifest beautifully under Saturn's steady hand and Venus' inspiration.


Construct supportive frameworks making dreams reality through consistent dedicated toil, not counting on luck.


What vision will you commit to, willing to patiently transform brick-by-brick like Michelangelo chipping away at marble revealing David?


Practice uplifts spirit over tangible results. Overall bringing balance and harmony to relationships and pursuits now empowers longevity and substance over quick bursts of pleasure scattered and transient. Pace yourself amidst intensity. The lotus flower reveals its resplendent colors one petal at a time.




Neptune Direct in Pisces -

December 6


Neptune returns to direct motion in Pisces, the Mutable Water Sign symbolized by the Fish and ruled by Neptune, after having been retrograde since June 30, 2023, where it began its retrograde transit at 27°41’.


Neptune is at the exact same place on December 6, as it was when it transited into its retrograde shadow at 24°53’ on March 10, 2023. Neptune was also at 24°53’ on May 14, 2022, August 13, 2022, and November 27, 2023.


Neptune was at 24° in Pisces from April 13 - May 18, 2022, August 8 - September 17, 2022, February 13 - March 12, 2023, and right now from November 16 - December 25, 2023.


This means: Look at your astrological code to see which key astrological points or planets are at 24° in Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), Earth Signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo), and Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces). These are the Signs that make the strongest aspect to Pisces.


For example: If you were born with Venus at 24° in Gemini, on the dates listed above you may have been met with feelings of confusion, or maybe a loss of faith with regards to your close, personal relationships, because Neptune is the planet of faith and illusion, while Venus is the planet of relationships. The challenge would be due to the Square aspect between Gemini and Pisces, which are 90° away from each other, and 90° is a hard angle. This is just one example. Of course, if you’re curious to know how Neptune’s transit is or has been affecting you directly, I encourage you to contact me for a reading.


Neptune transits out of its retrograde shadow at 27°41’ in Pisces on March 26, 2024, at which point Neptune will be at the same spot it was at on June 30, 2023.


As magical Neptune stations direct in its home sign Pisces, the veils between worlds and mystery schools reopen clearer after retrograde blurring.


The retrograde fog now lifts surrounding spirit connection, intuition, imagination and dreams. Begin acting upon inner promptings tabled.


Creativity flows more freely as you regain trust in interpreting subtle feelings often escaping logic’s grasp.


Psychic channels reopen; pay attention.


Let artistic inspiration guide your movements without overthinking.


Write.

Paint.

Sing sea shanties.

Play music, make love.

Adventure near water.


Mystic communion with life’s intangibles awaits discovery, uncovered not by analyzing solely but sensing into liminal spaces where meaning dwells wordless yet ever-present.


Forgive retrograde confusion or disillusionment.


What learning arose while seeking lost dreams or connections temporarily blocked?


Reinforce healthier boundaries soaking up stimuli overwhelming sensitivities.


Strengthen inner anchor through spiritual practices grounding unattached awareness amidst shifting currents.


As outward-reaching energies turn direct again now, harvest insights gained through inward journeys these past months. With discoveries made wandering in between worlds, anchor home once more. It is there that you will find Spirit always dwelling within.




The Sun in Sagittarius Trine Chiron Retrograde in Aries - December 6 - 8


When the illuminating Sun moves through adventurous Sagittarius forming a flowing fire trine with Chiron retrograde in bold Aries, healing comes through courageous exploration, optimistic beliefs and embracing your unique talents.


Let your free-spirited inner Sage guide this solar journey.


Seek renewal and revelation through higher education, cross-cultural connections, or philosophical quests that expand understanding.


Study inspiring mentors who overcame adversity, activated talents against odds. Let their perseverance spark your own.


What undiscovered gifts await within, if you dare step off conditioned paths, try new directions led by your soul’s fiery light?


Fan the flames of hope. Bright flames can clear dense mental fog left by old wounds or rigid beliefs in limitation.


Writers: craft empowering narratives.

Teachers: uplift students.


Challenge yourself and others through understanding differences versus judging blindly. Adventure with exuberance but avoid reckless risks right now.


Pace expansion. Inner revelations nourish externally seeking journeys.


By learning from the past while reaching toward horizons ahead, you discover wholeness integrating all of you – wounds and wings alike ready to soar.




Mercury in Capricorn Trine Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus -

December 6 - 9


When strategic Mercury in ambitious Capricorn forms a harmonious earth trine with Jupiter retrograde in patient Taurus, steady expansion integrates visionary details through grounded effort over time.


Harness disciplined Mercury to devise feasible step-by-step plans supporting bigger picture aspirations.

Plot gradual benchmarks en route to stretch goals.

Draft proposals or pitches meriting executive investment.

Demonstrate trustworthiness blending facts and optimism.

Sign contracts or launch ventures flaunting strong infrastructure.


Writing now may lack flair but excels structuring ideas cogently.


Teach practical skills.

Research purchases thoroughly then commit to quality over quantity.

Upgrade health regimens with common sense.

Apply wisdom gained from past excesses or deficiencies to refine balanced approaches.


Lead by laying solid bricks each day rather than promoting false promises.

Walk your talk authentically.

Enjoy simple pleasures like wholesome meals shared with cherished company. Cultivate gratitude for what you have versus focusing constantly on future gains.


With reasonable expectations, ambitious vision and consistent dedication, your empire flourishes one foundation at a time.


Slow and steady progress now can yield lasting dividends.




Venus in Scorpio Opposition Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus -

December 8 - 10


When the intense waters of romantic Venus in Scorpio forms an Opposition to Jupiter retrograde in grounded Taurus, desire for intimacy and stability vie in conflict.


In partnerships, passionate attraction may compete with maintaining security or routines now.


Avoid making promises of commitment hastily if foundations feel shaky. Yet also reflect on fears blocking deeper bonds if playing it overly safe.


Find moderate compromises respecting both comfort zones and growth edges.


Budget sensibly before splurging on lavish displays of affection.


Enjoy simple, sensory pleasures together instead.


Reassure your partner through small, consistent acts of care and loyalty versus just grand gestures. If single, have patience evaluating new options. Don't settle but also question if unrealistic standards limit connections.


In money matters, align values and ethical conduct when investing or making expensive purchases. Avoid greed. Create mutually beneficial exchanges.


Overall this transit asks you to balance vision with practicality, exciting opportunity with slow but steady wisdom gained over time through trial and error. With care navigating extremes, you can nurture both vibrant passion and security.


I hope this information is helpful for you in navigating the days ahead. If you are curious to learn how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly and how to best work with the energy, schedule a reading with me.


If you are curious to learn how the next lunar cycle will be affecting you and how to work with the energy, enroll in my Moon Cycle classes, where we will be discussing the New Moon in Sagittarius and the Full Moon in Cancer next.


Wishing you all the best, as you ride the planetary waves.


Sincerely,


Scott

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