Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
Yesterday afternoon the Sun entered Capricorn to mark the arrival of the Winter Solstice, the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Today the Moon enters Cancer at 11:27 AM and shortly after that opposes the Sun to form a Capricorn Cancer Full Moon at 12:40 PM.
As explained in earlier newsletters, the water sign Cancer and the earth sign Capricorn operate quite differently. Cancer is more subjective and comfortable with the inner world of emotions, feelings, and sentiments. Capricorn is more objective and comfortable with the outer world of business, enterprise, and science.
Cancer and Capricorn are more conservative and insecure by nature. They are not bold and flashy like the fire signs, Aries Leo Sagittarius, for example. They do not take wild and foolish risks. Radical changes and big gambles are not their styles. They are more comfortable with what is known and established.
Both signs are also more introvert and defensive by nature. They need encouragement especially when they are young. They need to prove themselves before they feel comfortable and confident with themselves, their relationships, and the world at large. However, once they have established themselves in the world with their career and family, they can hold great confidence and assurance.
Both signs hold on more than they let go, and this can be a problem. Cancer is more likely to become stuck with emotional disappointments related to their past relationships and family history. Capricorn is more likely to become stuck with failures related to their relationships and career.
Because of their innate defensiveness and need for protection, both signs take longer than other signs to get to know. Cancers have their shells and hesitancies, and Capricorns have their defenses and boundaries. But both signs can grow on you like ivy. Slow but sure. When they allow you to get inside their world and you get to know them, they can become true and long–lasting friends.
Both signs also have business instincts and talents. Many CEO’s and business people have this sign combination. They also form the foundations of society. Cancer represents homes, families, and mother figures while Capricorn represents father figures and government institutions such as the police and bureaucrats regulating and protecting our homes and families.
Cancer craves security by protecting its home, family, and loved ones. Capricorn desires safety and assurance by working long and hard to establish its reputation and status in the eyes of society. The practicality and seriousness of Capricorn can smother the sensitivities and emotionality of Cancer, and the emotional ups and downs of Cancer can throw off the plans and ambitions of Capricorn.
On the plus side, Cancer can soften the dry, stiff, and detached nature of earth Capricorn who is less expressive with their feelings and emotional needs. Capricorn can add structure and focus to the changeability and fluidity of water Cancer who is often overrun by their emotional ups and downs.
In the end, the water of Cancer and the earth of Capricorn can create beautiful flowers with enduring relationships and families. Both signs are more loyal, dedicated, and faithful than most other signs.
Sun Sign Updates
Venus, the planet of love, affection, and money, at 15 degrees Scorpio benefits anyone born around the sixth of any month, especially November, and anyone with planets and points at 15 degrees of any sign.
Mars, the planet of effort and desire, at 24 degrees Pisces is likely bringing stress and conflicts for anyone with planets or points at 24 degrees of Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
Jupiter, the planet of hope, expansion, and good fortune, at 10 degrees Sagittarius, brings opportunities for anyone born late in any month, especially November, and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 10 degrees.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Saturn at 10 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the end of March, May, June, July, September, and December and for anyone with points or planets around 10 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
Saturday, December 22
11:27 AM Moon enters Cancer where it remains until Monday morning when it enters the next sign, Leo.
12:48 PM * (Cancer Capricorn Full Moon) described at the start of this newsletter.
Sunday, December 23
03:34 AM + (Moon in Cancer 150 Jupiter in Sagittarius) favors interpersonal situations and working with the public because this aspect increases the possibilities for kindness, benevolence, positive attitudes, shared feelings, and uplifting emotional support.
04:17 AM - (Moon in Cancer 180 Saturn in Capricorn) can create issues, worries, and differences, especially involving females and families. People with this lunar aspect are typically responsible, hard-working, and conscientious, but can also be lonely, melancholic, and find it difficult to express their feelings and emotions.
06:44 AM + (Moon in Cancer 150 Mercury in Sagittarius) favors reflection, writing, and communication because this lunar aspect creates a more active exchange between the conscious and unconscious minds.
10:02 AM + (Moon in Cancer 120 Neptune in Pisces) favors right brain activities such as healing, prayer, spirituality, mysticism, meditation, psychic phenomena, daydreaming, imagination, creativity, music, art, and other creative endeavors.
12:55 PM + (Moon in Cancer 120 Venus in Scorpio) fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
08:22 PM - (Moon in Cancer 180 Pluto in Capricorn) can create complicated interpersonal situations, especially involving females and family matters. Subtle yet highly charged emotional situations involving manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles are more likely although these factors may not be fully realized until later.
Monday, December 24
03:36 AM + (Moon in Cancer 120 Mars in Pisces) creates a time to trust your instincts and to be more bold and direct especially with how you feel.
06:52 AM + (Moon in Cancer 00 Node in Cancer) this once a month lunar aspect favors networking and reaching out to others because this aspect enhances social interactions as well as any connections or alliances with groups large and small.
09:50 AM - (Moon in Cancer 90 Uranus in Aries) enhances instincts but also brings nervousness, anxiety, upsets, willfulness, restlessness, excitability, and emotionally charged situations.
09:50 AM Moon in Cancer Void until 11:58 AM when it enters the next sign, Leo.
Guidelines for Using This Information
I keep this information as clear and straightforward as possible, but even for students of astrology, it can be difficult to sort everything out. There are many factors to consider, and sometimes the overlapping influences are contradictory. You might say this is just like life.
For starts, keep in mind that these newsletters are not intended to tell you what is going to happen in your life at the times given. Instead, the aspect descriptions provide some of the possible influences you can expect around the times given so you can more wisely plan for and participate in your life. Often, it is obvious which time frames are better than others for timing or starting a party, trip, decision, business, or any other event, for example.
The star (*) factors are more significance for right timing because they are in effect for a more extended time (often up to a week). Any business, project, decision, relationship, wedding, and childbirth, for example, started around the dates given will have the qualities and characteristics of the descriptions listed.
The lunar (Moon) aspects listed are less significant because they are in effect for only hours (versus days) before and until the times (Eastern Time) given, but they are still quite relevant for right timing.
The plus (+) factors for both the * factors and lunar factors are favorable. The minus (-) factors are more likely to bring challenges or difficulties. Sometimes there is a + and - factor which means the aspect can exhibit both positive and negative influences.
The most critical factor with right timing is what’s occurring in your horoscope. When negative aspects dominate your horoscope, the chances of success with right timing diminish no matter how favorable the aspects are in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope, but if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you have an advantage with timing your decisions and activities.
The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try. The better the timing, the higher your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference in important decisions and events.
During Void periods there tends to be a lull in the energy levels, and what you start, or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. So, it’s usually better to do things with less significance or no purpose in mind versus trying to start something new and vital. If you have a new idea, meet someone new, or start a business, for example, those activities are less likely to amount to much.
The Moon enters each sign of the zodiac about every 28 days and remains in that sign for about two and a half days. When the Moon’s in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless there are significant aspects currently challenging your horoscope.
Note that the traits and qualities I assign to each sign in these newsletters describe more the functions and meanings of the signs versus trying to describe your personality, although at times the descriptions may be entirely accurate. Furthermore, to understand a person’s personality and character from an astrological perspective, there are a multitude of factors in a horoscope to consider besides one's sun sign.
To know what’s going on in your horoscope and to make better decisions at better times, contact me. We will schedule a private consultation at my office or on the phone, so you can know more about your future and better understand the issues and opportunities in your life as well as your relationships, job, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, karma, and purpose in life.
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