December 23-29 2013 Astrology Forecast: 5-Planet Xmas T-square!

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A T-square based on Uranus and Pluto gets personal this week, drawing the Sun, Mercury and Mars into its orb of influence. Release, transformation, relationships and creative expression are among the life areas up for change and breakthrough under this potent aspect pattern.

This week’s other notable “skylights” include the Sun and Mercury conjunct each other and sextile Neptune, a Vesta-Jupiter square, and a Mystic Rectangle involving Pallas Athena, Jupiter, Chiron and Pluto.

12/23 (Mon)

T-square: Sun-Mars-Uranus-Pluto

The Uranus-Pluto square is the gift that keeps on giving, and this holiday season is no exception. Every time faster planets align with this aspect, its energy of revolutionary transformation intensifies.

The T-square that begins today, peaks on 12/30 and ends on 1/4 is an even more powerful example of this phenomenon than usual. It begins with the Sun and Mars firing up Uranus and Pluto, then adds Mercury on 12/26 to create a five-planet mashup!

With the Sun in Capricorn, release all the structures in your life that are not supporting your evolution and transformation. If you’re serious about spiritual awakening, inner practices which reveal that all structures are illusory constructs are strongly supported.

With Mars in Libra, the Uranus-Pluto square’s powerful energy of change is focused on relationships and creative expression. This T-square empowers you to take what’s working well in these areas to the next level. It can also draw your attention to interpersonal and creative situations that are ripe for repair or release.

Some people respond to potent aspect patterns such as this T-square with fear. But these are exactly the kind of astrological setups that, when courageously embraced, can catapult you to your most empowering breakthroughs!

12/24 (Tue)

Mercury is in Capricorn Christmas Eve through 1/11, supporting discipline and focus in your mental activities. This is a good time to put your mind on matters relating to your business, career and reputation.

Easier spiritual connection and an enhanced sense of ease and flow can be yours with the Sun sextile Neptune. With the Sun in Capricorn, Law of Attraction work is supported to bring your dreams and visions into physical reality.

12/25 (Wed)

Most people would not choose a Mars-Uranus opposition as the optimal aspect for Christmas Day. But we can always make the best use of the energies at hand!

Unto itself, a Mars-Uranus opposition can be powerful and volatile. Steer clear of accidents by acting mindfully and avoiding dangerous situations and environments. With Mars in Libra, be especially careful to keep your distance from potentially violent or abusive people.

To use this energy positively, take immediate action on your intuitive flashes. This is also a time when you can be more bold and experimental in your relationships and creative expression.

This Mars-Uranus opposition is part of the Sun-Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square.

12/26 (Thu)

The Capricornian Sun sextiled Neptune two days ago. Capricornian Mercury, playing catch-up with the Sun, makes the same sextile to Neptune today.

The interpretations are similar. Focusing your thoughts on spiritual connection is supported, and your thoughts can flow with greater ease and harmony. Mercury’s mental power, essential to Law of Attraction work, is smoothly supported by Neptune’s talent for visualization and imagination.

T-square: Sun-Mercury-Mars-Uranus-Pluto

Capricornian Mercury combines forces with four other planets today to form a mighty five-planet T-square!

Mercury’s addition to the preexisting Sun-Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square is a reminder that your mental focus fundamentally shapes this aspect pattern’s outcome. Left to its own devices, this powerhouse of revolutionary transformation is more likely to manifest in undesirably chaotic and challenging ways. I recommend that you actively collaborate with this aspect pattern to reap powerful and positive breakthroughs!

Learn more about the Sun-Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square.

12/27 (Fri)

The expansion of your efforts toward the higher cause you’re devoted to is empowered by a Vesta-Jupiter square. With Vesta in Libra, initiate or deepen relationships to support this higher cause, and be prepared to deal with any challenges that arise. Tantric sexuality can also benefit from extra sizzle under this aspect.

Relationship weak spots can be triggered by the quincunx between Libran Mars and Chiron. Rather than having an unproductive fight, look for adjustments that can bring healing to the relationship and the people in it.

The Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square that began on 12/18 peaks today and ends on 1/8. Two additional planets have joined this aspect pattern to form a Sun-Mercury-Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square.

Mystic Rectangle

A six-week Mystic Rectangle begins today. This flowing yet energizing aspect pattern features Pallas Athena, Jupiter, Chiron and Pluto.

A fundamental focus of this Mystic Rectangle is the empowerment of Pallas Athena’s core attributes: feminine assertiveness, strategic planning and practical creativity. With Pallas Athena in Virgo and opposing Chiron, you have support for the healing of any dysfunction within yourself in these areas. This aspect pattern also supports using these skills in service to others.

12/28 (Sat)

No major astrological events.

12/29 (Sun)

Practical thinking and communication are empowered as Mercury catches up to and conjoins the Sun in Capricorn.

A square between Capricornian Mercury and Uranus can break up fixed ways of thinking and open your mind to exciting paradigm shifts. Fresh inspiration is also available to assist you in practical matters.

The Mercury-Uranus square is part of the Sun-Mercury-Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

12/24, 10:55 pm – 12/25, 1:19 am (Libra)
12/27, 6:01 am – 8:59 am (Scorpio)
12/29, 8:55 am – 12:39 pm (Sagittarius)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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