So often retrograde = concealment, the things you can’t yet see happening. It’s a bit like Eclipse symbolism – what happened in the dark, what happened when you weren’t looking, what happened and was kept as a secret, what happened behind closed doors etc. In all your transactions and especially in relationships check your assumptions
Weekly insights into the stars
Definitely don’t drag the past into the New Year with you like a ball and chain. Capricorn the Mountain Goat loves a project and goals, no matter how steep the climb. The theme of fresh starts and looking forwards is supported by Mercury’s first activity after changing sign, a minor but positive aspect to Greater Benefic Jupiter, both at 0 degrees of their new signs, holding hands as they start out on their new journeys … some details will change again but the important thing is to get started.
The encouraging news is that once these squares are over Saturn will then not be on a collision course with any of the other planets. Astrologically speaking, we’re coming to the end of the worst, but it was never going to be an easy end to the year.
The exact moment of any Full Moon is when the Moon reaches the position exactly opposite the Sun, hence receiving all of the Sun’s light and making the full disc of the Moon visible in our night sky. This is therefore a moment of illumination literally and symbolically, only this time with Venus-Pluto in the shadows.
The Venus – Pluto conjunction usually happens once a year but the reason that it’s such major news this time around is because this is the first of a series of three, as Venus is getting ready to start a retrograde backwards loop through the heavens.