Tough But Rewarding Finish To Year

This is my astro forecast for Fall 2017. It completes what I started at the beginning of the year. My sense is the remainder of 2017 will be moderate to strongly challenging, energetically speaking. People have been through a lot this year, but the tide is shifting big time. Old consciousness is clearing out fast. The next three months I don’t think will be as intense as what September was, but December may surprise. A continued sense of decline in 3D reality will play out as part of a larger flow of energy. Fall may have an ebb and flow to it as described below. It will be a short period so be prepared for a bit of a frenzy.

The first three weeks of October has the Sun in Libra widely T-square Uranus/Pluto and Mars square Saturn. You want to be on top of it with these placements. Success can be found with some effort and vigilance internally. The end of the month and first week of November will have Jupiter in Scorpio conjunct the Sun plus Venus in Libra. This may balance things out or renew faith. It’s a good time to anchor your gains or celebrate YOU. The last half of November and all or most of December could be quite challenging. Mars in Libra faces off against Uranus and Pluto. During that a two-week Mercury retrograde station conjunct Saturn then begins at the end of November. Reactivity, conflict and “bad news” is likely to take over the old world by this point. It’s what you do with it that counts.

Key Mercury Retrograde & Winter Solstice

Dec. 3: Mercury Retrograde/Gemini Full Moon.

Mercury retrograde happens Dec. 3 – 23 in the last half of Sagittarius. Somehow I have a feeling this may be an important period. Politics and the media may be quite impacted. Saturn conjunct Mercury combined with a Gemini Full Moon T-square Neptune hints of another calamity. On the flip side it’s a good time to intuitively review things of the last few years or reestablish communication with cared for others. Expect delays with long distance air travel plans. “Terrorist” incidents at major airports also seem favored. Avoid any outside-fabricated stress and keep yourself clear.

Dec. 23: Mercury Direct.

Mercury goes direct Dec. 23, a day after Saturn moves into Capricorn on the Winter Solstice. This is a big energetic shift. I am expecting to feel some weight in the air here from Saturn, while Mercury direct square Neptune may leave people feeling uncertain for the year ahead. This is not your typical Winter Solstice. It seems to ask what structures in the world are really of value? What is really legitimate or worth it now? The Saturn-Solstice could set the tone for the first couple months of 2018.

Saturn in Capricorn to start 2018 is a big deal. Huge tests are coming. 2018 runs the “ten years later” energetic on the 2008 global financial crisis, which came about during Pluto’s ingress into Capricorn. Did the world learn anything from it? Are there any consequences to how the the global economy has been handled since then? The planet of karma follows that up beginning in 2018.