The New Moon on December 25th is an Annular Solar Eclipse at 4 degrees of Capricorn that illuminates incredible reservoirs of energy and strength waiting to be utilized in new ways. The effects of this eclipse will be drawn out over six months, until the lunar eclipse on June 5th. Occurring just after the Solstice on December 21st, it serves as a profound prelude to the highly charged year of 2020.
This Solar Eclipse not only has a powerful influence in the ways that it urges us to be, do and give more than we thought capable of ourselves but through various means demonstrates the levels and manifestations of power at our disposal, given, received or experienced overall. This may sound overly serious and foreboding but there is humor in some of the darkest situations just as there is a silver lining in the heaviest of clouds.
Power is one of those words that not many people are comfortable with and for good reasons. It describes something that can be so easily abused in the wrong hands, and yet combined with love it can heal and uplift. Power can mean many different things at different times, from the mundane to the mystical. It is what makes all things possible in this Universe.
In short, this Solar Eclipse highlights the powers that affect us as well as the power we have to affect change. This is an eclipse of EMPOWERMENT; it indicates that this is an opportune time to come into our gifts, to “toughen up” in some way, actualize our potentials, overcome our fears, and go forward with unshakable resolve.
Jupiter conjunct the Solar Eclipse and South Node in Capricorn
Jupiter conjunct the Solar Eclipse means that this is no small thing but rather massive in its implications and impact on our lives for several months to come. The presence of Jupiter here is highly auspicious in a number of ways. It is also drawing near the South Node in Capricorn and their combined influence may be experienced throughout January 2020, but especially leading up to the Lunar Eclipse in Cancer on the 10th and Saturn-Pluto conjunction on the 12th.
The current emphasis on Jupiter also indicates possible changes of residence, travel, visitors from afar, a connection to spiritual traditions, and traditional ceremonies and rituals taking place at home. It could also bring financial opportunities, new business ventures, and success in legal activities. Much positive growth and expansion is taking place.
Jupiter is the ultimate go-to planet for tackling obstacles, but the South Node represents patterns that can be binding. It may seem that heavy burdens and issues from the past are resurfacing, including those thought to be long gone or already resolved, and especially those related to work and authority figures. New angles on old problems may need to be addressed, because apparently they have not been fully corrected or released. Between now and January 12th the obstacles that most need to be cleared as well as their underlying causes will become apparent. In some cases the greatest challenges revolve around health, depression and chronic ailments. It could be time for a different approach to tending an old wound. If what you’ve been doing for a long time in order to heal has not helped, why not try something new? Jupiter’s influence can restore faith in our body’s ability to do its rightful job, that is to say what came naturally before others or we ourselves interfered with the process. A great part of healing is sleep and rest which allows the body to fully regenerate itself.
The dynamics involving Nodal Axis between Cancer and Capricorn are reaching critical mass. These involve home life, ancestry and need to balance nurturing and privacy with leadership and the delegation of tasks that involve large groups of people. The focus that these areas have received in 2019 have been pointing toward the blind spots of politicians, pseudo-spiritual leaders, and people on high pedestals.
The problem of homelessness in the US has skyrocketed during the past couple of years. With the ever-increasing advancements of technology including smart meters and 5G, privacy and quiet nesting has appeared to become a thing of the past. The search for the perfect home, peaceful home conditions, the cohesive family unit, the safe space continues. The subject of nourishment, both physical and emotional and where it comes from has taken many different forms in young people who are increasingly dissatisfied with the current state of political and economic affairs. Although they are often misguided in their fits of rage and virtue signaling, who can blame them for acting out when they have inherited all of the unresolved conflicts of those who came before? The “state of the world” today is what has been dumped onto them since they were born. What identity politics most reveal is an intense desire for a sense of belonging. That desire is especially heightened now.
Jupiter opposite of the North Node in Cancer ties into the theme linked with the first decan of Capricorn which is the balance between outer work and inner reflection. Workaholism is an addiction disguised as beneficial. The Tarot card Two of Disks illustrates the balance of inner rest and outer work and needs that must be met. It also hints at partnership in work endeavors toward a mutual goal. Although not necessarily a warm and fuzzy type of influence, it can indicate that those souls who come together or work together at this time are fulfilling soul contracts or are soul mates. Deep soul work, the kind that may have been thwarted in the past is now being supported.
Because the eclipse falls in the first decan of Capricorn, the influences of Jupiter and Saturn are both extra strong. The Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction in this sign is in full effect and there are deeply spiritual implications present for those who are attuned to the subtle aspects of life. From an earthly perspective there is also a great sense of possibility opening up. Jupiter’s trine to Uranus (exact today on December 15th) brings excitement and positive change. It helps to break free from ruts and even the most stubborn of constraints.
The Walk With Power
A fellow psychic reader recently said something in conversation that struck a chord and seems relevant for the times. It was that there are people in this world who “walk for power, and those who walk with it”. Those who walk for power are driven by ego, lust and greed. Some of them are addressed as The Powers that Be. There are others who simply think and act like they are more powerful than they are. They want power over others and will stop at nothing to attain it. Those who walk with power walk with integrity, with their ancestors, in alignment with the spirits of earth and sky. Miraculously, they make their way “through the shadows of the valleys of death, and they fear no evil”, as the biblical saying goes. This doesn’t mean they never experience any fear or pain whatsoever. It means that their courage is stronger than their doubts. Those who walk with power walk with truth as their armor. This is the most empowering walk to take in the long run. The walk in this instance means the arduous path without guarantees or instant gratifications. It is not an easy path but it is deeply fulfilling. This is the path to liberation, and each individual who becomes aware that it exists has access to it.
The Sabian symbol for this eclipse is:
“Indians On The Warpath. While Some Men Row A Well-Filled Canoe, Others In It Perform A War Dance”
This points to defensive action or aggression intermingled with a sense of spirit-driven purpose and ceremony. It also hints at the dynamics of the biological family and lineage, or spirit family, boldly navigating across the waters (the water sign Cancer is Capricorn’s polar opposite) which represent the well of the subconscious, emotional depths and the vast, life-giving Feminine. The Capricorn archetype upholds patriotism, proper authority and what families are willing to do to support each other.
Highlights and Fortune
The Solar Eclipse makes conjunctions to two fixed stars, both benefic in nature. One is the double star Kaus Media, which denotes focus, honor, strength and prosperity. The other is Polis, is linked with ambition as well as spiritual authority and attainment.
Highlights of the Solar Eclipse and Jupiter conjunct the South Node in Capricorn:
- Ancestral contracts made or broken
- Creation of a new work or home environment
- Draw toward Soul Mate connections
- Dismantling of outmoded power structures
- Food for body and soul, healing, rest and repose
- Recovery from what has been suffered through the efforts, mistakes and trials of the South Node in Capricorn. Assimilation of the lessons learned.
The asteroid Fortuna at 5 degrees Capricorn bears an influence on the New Moon conjunct Jupiter. Here is just another sign that good fortune is on the horizon, in ways we have least expected it to show up. The Solar Eclipse bumps up the energy necessary for Jupiter’s un-shackling process to begin. Quite possibly the best Christmas present ever.