The Winter Season of 2017 – 2018 begins on the 21st of December as the Sun enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice. The Sun also conjuncts Saturn the ruler of Capricorn on the 21st. We have a Stellium of three planets in the Cardinal Earth Sign as the Sun joins Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This imprint for the season ahead speaks to a push pull between old and new. We could be tripped up by past situations if we are not careful, and all the while we might be champing at the bit to move into new directions. There are times when we have to go back in order to truly move forward.
Astrology provides us a window into timing, times for right action, other times when we need to have patience and wait for better conditions. This winter can be a time of delays and frustrations. Some of the delays may be a consequence of our own lack of resources to move ahead, some of it our being forced to deal with outstanding matters that become impediments to our future trajectory, and some of it the liability of a slowdown in societal movement or impediments placed in our way by authority figures.
Another aspect of this winter may revolve around climate issues. Back in the 1970’s when I wrote my book Earth Changes Ahead, people focused on global warming as largely a result of human activities. In my book, I stressed climate change as opposed to global warming with an assertion that the jury should be out as to whether we are moving toward a climate warming trend or a climate cooling trend. I explained the various factors involved in climate change beyond the influence of human activity —  natural climate cycles which would have us moving naturally towards a cooling trend,  solar activity with a proclivity to lessening and thus lowering of atmospheric temperatures,  geophysical phenomena of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions picking up thereby increasing particulate matter into the atmosphere and blocking out solar radiation, and  the many countervailing human influences to human use of fossil fuels with their consequent greenhouse effect; all contributors to what could be a global cooling trend.
With Saturn in Capricorn and the Winter Solstice having the Sun entering Capricorn to conjunct Saturn, temperatures this winter may prove to be colder than normal raising question to the global warming advocates. Time will tell. Let us hope that science maintains objectivity, depends upon empirical evidence and does not jigger the data to support personal bias or a particular agenda.
We may take on a far more serious, even somber, tone as we begin the winter. Would it be any surprise when people have been experiencing heightened anxiety to the point of fearfulness and with outcroppings of anger, frustration and despair?
If we would keep in mind that we are at a time of dramatic paradigm shift, a change in the ways of the world, where the traditional forms of operating no longer work; then we can accept the turbulence and turmoil that we are witnessing in the world around us and possibly experiencing in our own lives.
These are exciting times, but not for the faint of heart.
While we may have to go back in order to go forward, any relapses might prove only momentary, for the way is in deed forward.
The 22nd has Mercury turning direct, ending its three-week retrograde cycle. We’ll still be in the Mercury retrograde ‘shadow’ until the 10th of January, but communications can become clearer with the ability to rectify any misunderstandings that might have occurred during Mercury’s retrograde. The Mercury retrograde has had Mercury retrograde through Sagittarius, a Sign of Detriment for Mercury, where Mercury is not at all comfortable but can be diffuse without focus.
December 25th is Christmas Day with Venus exiting Sagittarius to enter Capricorn and Venus conjunct Saturn. Whether intentionally or just characteristic of this specific day, each of us may reconnect with someone or some people from our past, whether we do so physically or as we reflect and take a walk down Memory Lane. With people drawing lines in the sand regarding their deeply held opinions and their assumed beliefs regarding the state of the world, it would be wise for us to keep things light or, at the least, try to lighten any heavy moods.
While Christmas for Christians celebrates the birth of their messiah, Jesus, Christmas comes around the time of the Winter Solstice, the darkest day in the northern hemisphere but also the day that celebrates the birth of the light as daylight will increase from the Winter Solstice up to the Summer Solstice in June.
If we could see this latter part of December as a time of completions and conclusions and yet with it a birth of the new, the increase of light in our lives and preparation for new beginnings, then we need not fall prey to heavy emotions and depressing thoughts but rather can fully celebrate the opportunities that may lie ahead, even those opportunities of which we cannot possibly be aware.
Let’s keep in mind that we are in the midst of a paradigm shift, turbulent yes, but exciting as well. This paradigm shift moves us from the sequential linear reality of progression from beginning through middle to a definitive end with the sense of definite conclusion into an asequential non-linear reality where things occur in a most unexpected manner, can change dramatically in a nanosecond, and engage us in a continual process. Magic is afoot, mini-miracles abundant, if we only choose to take off our blinders of what we consider to be ‘normal’ and embrace the unfathomable natural unfolding.
The last major aspect of December occurs on the 28th when Mars trines Neptune. We may feel as if our actions are being divinely guided. If we release control of how we are doing our time, we might find that we are being moved in interesting directions, directions that would seem to affirm the sage advice: ‘the universe has far greater plans for us than we could ever imagine for ourselves’.
January 2018 begins with us resolved to draw upon our experience and developed expertise to launch into new directions and engage consideration of all options, all alternatives.
Numerologically, we are moving from the beginning of a nine-year cycle in 2017 [2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1], a one year, into a two year in 2018 [2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2] but also the Master Number of an 11 year. 2018 allows us to embrace the visionary qualities of what could be or on a lower level may have us dependent upon someone or some thing to get us through our life’s ups and downs. It may be hard to live up to a Master Number, but in either case we can incorporate much of this past year’s initiations and self-discoveries to plant the seeds and lay down the foundations of the transformations we have all experienced these past two years [2016 when we completed a nine year cycle with the intention to close certain doors, rid ourselves of the extraneous and prepare ourselves for the new beginnings, and then the initiations and launches in the one year of 2017].
We can start the new year of 2018 in January with determination and commitment, drawing upon but not encumbered by our past. We may feel divinely guided in our steps along the journey with an appreciation that the paths we choose to take are in truth the right paths along our own individual way. There are times when we might not like the landscape or backdrop of our journey but in retrospect we can always come to a recognition of the importance in our life’s events — the good times, the bad times, all leading us to detachment and a balanced approach as indicated in the Buddhist ‘middle way’ and the central pillar in the Judaic mystical system of the kabbalah.
The 1st of January gives us a Super Moon at the time of the Cancer Full Moon. Not only do we have a Super Moon with this Full Moon. The astrological chart of this Full Moon gives us a unique chart pattern — a Kite chart. The Cancer Full Moon opposes three of the four transiting Capricorn Planets [the Sun, Venus and Pluto], while the Cancer Moon also triggers a Water Grand Trine with the Moon trine Neptune in Pisces and the Moon trine Mars and Jupiter both in Scorpio and both trine the Neptune. Neptune in Pisces sextiles some of the Capricorn-transiting planets, as do the Scorpio-transiting planets of Mars and Jupiter.
This Full Moon is a powerful energy configuration and coming as it does on the 1st of the 1st month in 2018, numerologically we are dealing with the Master Number of the Master Builder, the 22 [1 + 1 + 2018 = 2020 = 22]. If we cannot reach for the Master Number, then this first day of the new year would reduce down to a 4, a lot of work.
With so much emphasis on the Earth and Water elements [the feminine elements] to begin this year of 2018, we might see this year to be the year of ‘womb-man’.
Drawing upon the intuitive sense with foresight and determination, the start of this year can give greater impetus to laying down the foundation stones of our future and building upon rock rather than upon sand, transforming old ways into new parameters more resonant with these times.
Mr. Trump has called for a commitment to rebuilding the US infrastructure, perhaps akin to FDR’s WPA [Works Progress Administration, later renamed Works Projects Administration] that put millions of Americans back to work. China has already committed US$1 trillion to its belt and road infrastructure program to reestablish the overland and maritime trade routes to China with some seventy nations agreeing to cooperate in the plan.
Based upon the astrological energies for this year of 2018, the incentive is certainly there for rebuilding, restructuring and drawing upon the most innovative procedures to accomplish what might seem like gargantuan goals.
Each of us during 2018 has the opportunity and ability to restructure our lives — to build solidly upon rock.
The first week of January begins with the Supermoon on the 1st, followed on the 2nd by the Sun sextile Neptune and Uranus turning direct. We may feel a thrust of energy to determine our new year resolutions and to give greater commitment towards accomplishing them.
Neptune is engaged both on the 2nd and 3rd when the Sun sextiles Neptune on the 2nd and Venus sextiles Neptune on the 3rd. We may come to a greater appreciation that in this paradigm shift we do not have to push forcefully our interests. On the contrary, by listening to our inner voice, our inner knowing, and drawing upon the serendipitous moments when clues are provided to us like some magical scavenger hunt, we can fully embrace the concept of ‘being more effective with less expenditure of energy’.
The 6th of January has Mercury trine Uranus and Mars conjunct Jupiter. Surprising news and developments can occur at this time and provide the impetus for us to push forward our interests. We may need to be receptive to those flashes of insight that can provide the pieces to the puzzle. By being zen-like and highly aware, we could draw upon the tai chi moves to accomplish a great deal.
The first week of January 2018 can provide a ‘feel good’ quality, a disposition that continues on into the second week of January.
The 8th of January has both the Sun and Venus sextile Jupiter and Mars sextile Pluto. We can feel upbeat and inspired and looking to put our spirit into action. As if divinely guided, we could accomplish a great deal, a propensity that continues on the 9th when the Sun conjuncts Venus and they both conjunct Pluto and into the 10th with the Sun sextile Mars.
If there were ever a time to move mountains, the 8th through the 10th, would be a time to do so. And the moving of mountains might not necessitate a lot of huffing and puffing, especially if we choose to use a winch and work smarter rather than harder. The 10th is also the day when Mercury comes out of its retrograde ‘shadow’ and comes to the degree at which Mercury had turned retrograde in early December.
While these three days can be incredibly strong days and could prove highly beneficial in establishing the template for our year and for our future, there could also be a downside to these days. With such an intense concentration of energy, the liability to extreme action cannot be discounted. The energy might feel as if it’s too hot to handle with some people acting out or betting the ranch on their plans. We might also witness powerful storm systems and the release of pressure in the geophysical activity of earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
Irrational exuberance without the proper formatting could lead to circling the drain. Let’s take the time to determine a best practices approach, be aware of the specifics involved, evaluate and re-evaluate as we go along, and be determined to lay down solid foundation stones in everything we do now.
The 11th of January has Mercury exiting Sagittarius, a Sign of Detriment for Mercury, where Mercury is uncomfortable and tends to be diffuse. With Mercury entering Capricorn the Capricorn Stellium is enhanced with five planets in the Cardinal Earth Sign as Mercury joins the Sun, Venus, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.
Just as the 8th to the 10th may have been primo days for us, highly effective and productive, the 13th and 14th might be more difficult with a heaviness, even depression, as we deal with various curveballs and unexpected situations. Mercury conjuncts Saturn and Venus squares Uranus on the 13th, followed by the Sun square Uranus on the 14th. This is a time for us to keep alert and maintain vigilance as things that may have been going smoothly could spin out of control and wreak havoc. We may be startled by the turn of events and need to act suddenly to avoid chaos.
Jupiter sextiles Pluto on the 15th, and we can be resourceful by focusing on our priorities and accomplishing a great deal at minimal cost. We are on the dark side of the Moon prior to the Capricorn New Moon on the 16th, so it might be wise to resolve matters rather than to initiate projects.
The Capricorn New Moon on the 16th imprints the next two weeks up to the Full Moon, another Supermoon and a Lunar Eclipse, on the 31st.
While the weekend of the 13th – 14th could have been dicey, this New Moon configuration replicates the prodigious energy of the 8th to the 10th. We may feel as though our desires for new adventures and different trajectories might have to be put on hold, but a willingness to take care of business can expedite any number of matters and be an incredible boost to accomplish much of our day-in, day-out matters. The Capricorn New Moon in the 3rd decanate of Capricorn [the Virgo decanate] has six planets in Capricorn in sextile to the Jupiter Mars energies in Scorpio but square to the Uranus in Aries. If we are willing to put our head down and focus on our routine tasks, we can be highly effective and impressively productive. We may have to take things step by step, but nothing is likely to fall between the cracks, and we can still by incredibly resourceful.
A shift in energy occurs on the 17th and 19th as both Venus and the Sun exit Capricorn to enter Aquarius, Venus on the 17th, the Sun on the 19th. The Capricorn Stellium is lessened but maintained with Mercury, Saturn and Pluto transiting the Cardinal Earth Sign. The 19th also has Mercury sextile Neptune.
We may have had nose to grindstone during this early part of the new year, but with the Aquarian energies we can raise our eyes to the distant horizon, work with peripheral vision and consider options and alternatives we wish to pursue for our future. Like a horse with blinders being removed, we may see more than what is just in front of us. This period would be a good time to blueprint and plan our itinerary for our steps ahead. Our intuitive sense may be heightened, yet with a very practical approach. Nothing airy, fairy for us but rather drawing upon our attuned instincts to develop and engage a best practices approach.
This best practices approach seems heightened on the 24th and 25th thanks to Mercury conjunct Pluto on the 24th and Mercury sextile Jupiter on the 25th. Our mind is sharp, incisive, able to cut to the core and present things in a most pleasant and appealing manner. Now would be a good time for us to strategize and budget, to prioritize our activities and determine the most effective ways to achieve results.
On the 26th Mars exits Scorpio, a Sign that Mars co-rules with Pluto and where Mars is strong in its passion, persistence and perseverance. Mars enters Sagittarius adding to the Aquarian energies of looking further afield than just right in front of us.
The 28th has my least favorite energy for air travel, Mercury square Uranus. Communications can be off, misunderstanding ratcheted up. We have to be careful with high technology since we might have issues with the Internet and computer backups. This is a time for us to avoid immediate reactions and to be cautious in what we are doing and how we are doing it. There is a liability to being accident-prone under this configuration.
The month of January ends on the 31st with the Leo Full Moon, another Supermoon and a Lunar Eclipse. This is the same day that Mercury exits Capricorn to enter Aquarius. In so doing, Mercury ends the Stellium in Capricorn but creates a Stellium in Aquarius as Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in the Fixed Air Sign. There can be greater emphasis upon our future goals rather than stuck in our present circumstances. We are increasingly looking for venues in which to express our voice and put our personal imprint upon our engagements. As this year could be considered ‘the year of woman’, there can be greater focus on different women’s accomplishments in the creative arts and in social justice involvements.
February begins with us looking far afield, no longer content to put one foot in front of the other, and perhaps even more appreciative of the paradigm shift from linear reality into asequential reality with its flurry of what we might interpret as ‘random’ happenings.
With the three planets of Venus, Mercury and the Sun transiting Aquarius, February has those planets squaring Jupiter and sextiling Uranus during the month. We may choose to concentrate more on our future plans than our daily responsibilities, but we have to ask ourselves: at what cost?
The two ‘good guys’ of the Zodiac, Venus and Jupiter, are in square aspect on the 4th of February. The liability of excess might prove seductive. In anticipation of Valentine’s Day we may forego any budgetary concerns and be extravagant in our purchases, whether for our special someone or for our self. We could easily justify our expenditures as making the world better for our purchases than without them.
Any generous gesture could be richly rewarded as Venus sextiles Uranus on the 6th. There is a serendipitous quality to our encounters, either meeting a fascinating person or seeing sterling qualities in someone of which we were not aware. There can be a sense of magic in our contacts and connections.
The 10th of February has Venus exiting Aquarius, ending the Stellium and powerpack of three planets in Aquarius, as Venus enters Pisces, the Sign in which Venus is exalted. Our relationships may seem more karmic, with greater emotional depth in our interactions, and a sense of journeying along our pathway with a soulmate[s]. Some of the people we meet even for the first time might seem very familiar with a comfort in the interchange that time would not have allowed for. Similarities of experience, a depth of understanding as if being on the same wavelength can occur during this time of Venus transiting Pisces and especially around the 21st when Venus conjuncts Neptune, the ruler of Pisces and also the higher octave of Venus.
Just as Venus while transiting Aquarius had squared Jupiter on the 4th, the Sun squares Jupiter on the 10th, followed on the 13th by Mercury square Jupiter.
Whether expressed or internalized, these Aquarius transiting planets square to Jupiter can instill a sense of confidence, blind faith and a liability to exaggeration. Things may look especially rosy, but our perspective might see only the upside without accounting for any possible downside. Irrational exuberance would be an attitude that we have to be wary of during the first half of February.
Optimism is to be commended when embracing potentials and when also grounded in clear evaluation.
It would be wise for us to account for our resources before considering whether to launch forward with new projects.
While the squares to Jupiter by the Aquarius-transiting planets in this first half of February can have us assuming that we have the resources available to initiate new activities, these same transiting planets are sextiling the Aquarius ruler, Uranus, with Venus sextile Uranus on the 6th, the Sun sextile Uranus on the 13th and Mercury sextile Uranus on the 15th, at the time of the Aquarius New Moon, a Solar Eclipse, providing even greater fodder for us to look to the new and the different.
Before we launch forward in any new endeavors during February, it would be suggested that we take a good financial accounting of where we stand and that we draw upon trusted confidantes to objectively give us feedback about our intentions.
The Aquarius New Moon, and Solar Eclipse, on the 15th impacts the next two weeks up to the Full Moon on the 1st of March with the impact of the Solar Eclipse felt for the next six months. The 15th also has Mercury sextile Uranus and Venus sextile Saturn.
Under this signature, this period can be one where we focus on our relationships with the opportunity of meeting interesting new people who contribute additional sparkle to our lives. Whether married, in partnership or alone, there can be a great deal of interaction with people. We may have a greater sense of the serendipity of these times, that sense of being in the right place at the right time, all characteristic of the new reality of the asequential reality where things occur in a most magical and unexpected manner.
This can be an exceptionally pleasant time, just so long that we don’t get carried away into the world of make believe.
Such a liability could entangle us over the 17th – 18th of February. The 17th has Mars square Neptune. The Sun conjuncts Mercury just before Mercury exits Aquarius to enter Pisces on the 17th, followed by the Sun entering Pisces on the 18th.
We now have a Stellium of four planets in the Mutable Water Sign as the Sun and Mercury join Venus and Neptune in Pisces. Mercury in Pisces is in Detriment, where Mercury is not comfortable and can exaggerate anxieties, fears, even to the point of paranoia.
This mid to latter part of February into the first week of March can be a highly emotional time. The emphasis on Pisces speaks both to the completion of one zodiac cycle as the planets move through the last Sign of the Zodiac and before the herald of Spring with the planets moving into Aries. This period can be a karmic time, a time when we bear the reaping of what we have sown. We might feel as though we are having to react to situations rather than taking a proactive, initiatory stance.
At the same time, this period can be a highly spiritual time, a time when we cut through the veil of Maya, the illusions of this earth plane and are able to access understanding through our intuitive sense, our inner voice of true knowing. We may appreciate that what we see may not be the true reality of situations. We could realize that the presentation and images are but hype and a spin on what truly is. We often live in a world of illusion, but let’s avoid it becoming an engagement with delusion.
The 21st of February has Venus conjunct Neptune. Both are in the Sign ruled by Neptune, Pisces, and Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. Relationships can be close to idyllic. Or we might find that in relationship we are doing the dance with a trickster, someone appearing one way but their reality being quite different. We can embrace a soulmate connection or a karmic nemesis. Our emotions may hold sway with a desire for the perfect. Let’s keep in mind the Japanese concept of Wabi-sabi with its perfection of imperfection.
The 25th of February may ask, even demand, that we stay grounded and focused and not get carried away by either our emotions or our desires. Venus squares Mars, Mercury conjuncts Neptune and the Sun sextiles Saturn on this Sunday. Our compassion may be engaged with a willingness to help, but we might want to question how and whom we are willing to assist. Our intuitive sense could be strong with an ability to foresee how best to approach any situation. This is a time for us to engage brain before brawn, for the liability would be to rush ahead without considering the ramifications of our actions.
If we take the time to strategize our plans, we can be far more effective than just leaping ahead. The end of February provides some solid foundations to accomplish a great deal but only if we avoid rushing the river. Taking things step by step in a methodical manner would accomplish far more and in a shorter period of time than just forging ahead without itinerary or direction clearly in mind.
The 27th of February gives us Venus sextile Pluto, followed on the 28th with Mercury sextile Pluto. The 28th also has Mercury square Mars. If we stay focused and avoid rushing forward and cutting corners, we can blend foresight, prioritization and a best practices approach to get even the most difficult task done.
We begin March feeling divinely guided with a sense that our life has true purpose with determination to put our spirit into action.
The 1st begins March with the Virgo Full Moon, Venus trine Jupiter and the Stellium of four planets in Pisces. We might be seeking a greater balance between our emotional needs and our practical needs. This is a time for us to fully engage the concept of ‘render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto god that which is god’s.’ Our society often seems to have lost its moral compass placing sole emphasis upon the material aspects of living with little regards to the means except for the belief in ‘getting while the getting is good’.
The karmic saying of ‘what goes around comes around’ could be played out at the time of this Virgo Full Moon.
During this paradigm shift, let’s keep in mind that the seeds we plant are likely to bear fruit, but not always the fruit we assumed would develop.
If we are living our path, no matter the twists and turns in our journey, we are likely to find benefits accruing to us. If we are just going along oblivious to the signs along the way, we could experience some head bangers to offer us wake-up calls.
The mid-February through the first week of March can provide us with karmic reapings, contemplations of where we have been and where we might choose to go, with a strong emotional overtone. People may be doing a great deal of sighing during this period, even if they don’t know what they are sighing about. We are coming towards the end of the astrological year, a time when it is wise to reflect on our past, tie up loose ends, and consider what we want to leave behind and what we want to bring forth as we come into the new astrological year with the Vernal Equinox.
With our emotions heightened in early March, we can be in a ‘feel good’ mood, especially if we accept the premise that things always work out for the best. Not necessarily what we want but rather what we truly need. [Remember The Rolling Stones]
Venus trines Jupiter on the 1st of March, followed on the 2nd by Mercury trine Jupiter. Mercury conjuncts Venus on the 4th, the same day that the Sun conjuncts Neptune.
With a sense of optimism and confidence in our future, we can take the time to deeply engage our relationships. Not the sham conversations about the weather, the March Madnesss of college basketball or other shallow discussion topics. Instead, this time can be a time when people share deeply with each other, express their heartfelt sentiments and give thought to what the real purpose of this life journey is all about. Even if just an undercurrent, there can be a strong spiritual atmosphere during the mid-February through first week of March.
The second week of March turns the tables dramatically. Both Mercury and Venus exit Pisces to enter Aries on the 6th, bringing closure to the Pisces Stellium and triggering an Aries Stellium as Mercury and Venus join Uranus in the Cardinal Fire Sign.
Sensing the impending advent of Spring, people are likely to feel more energized and focused on starting new projects. No matter the weather, ‘Spring fever’ can be contagious now. Consideration may be lacking as people concentrate on self-gratification. The emphasis will be on beginnings rather than maintenance or follow through.
On the 8th, Jupiter turns retrograde. Our intensity can turn inward, and we might feel as though we have an irritating, inexplicable itch that we want to scratch but have difficulty reaching. We might question whether we have overextended ourselves. We may want more alone time as our inner world seems far more vibrant. We do have to be wary of envy and jealousy. It would be wise to keep in mind that each of us has our own personal cross to bear. What appears to be may only be a perfected presentation, an illusion, for each of us hits the bumps along our life’s journey.
The 11th of March has significantly different energies — Mercury squares Saturn and Mars trines Uranus and the Sun sextiles Pluto. Although we could feel limited in our options, such an attitude may only be a negative state of mind. If we don’t fall prey to our anxieties, concerns and self-esteem issues, we can prioritize our interests, focus on the truly meaningful and engage streamlined methodology in order to move our greatest ambitions forward. Let’s remember the age-old saying: ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ The truth to that statement can never be more evidenced than around this time of mid-March.
The 13th of March has Venus square Saturn and the Sun trine Jupiter. No parade rainers for us. Even those friends and colleagues of our past might warn us about stepping too far out of line, moving beyond the usual parameters. Fortunately, we may have the confidence in our abilities, optimism regarding our possibilities and enthusiasm for our endeavors not to listen to the naysayers but to move ahead with those involvements that truly speak to us. We might feel divinely guided even if the empirical doesn’t provide further proof of the viability of our direction.
The Pisces New Moon on the 17th falls on St. Patrick’s Day. This New Moon is in orb of a trine to Jupiter and a square to Mars, which exits Sagittarius on this day to enter Capricorn. Putting a signature on the next two weeks up to the Full Moon on the 31st, we may seek the comfort and nurture in our home and in our family. We could have a tendency to strip away the non-essentials and get rid of the extraneous in our lives.
We are all likely feeling the approach of Spring and may have various ideas as to our inventory taking and what we choose to be rid of in order to enter the Spring and the beginning of the astrological new year in celebration of our personal growth and self-determination.
The winter season comes to closure on the 20th with Mercury conjunct Venus right before the Vernal Equinox when the Sun enters Aries to herald an astrological new year with the advent of rebirth promised in the Spring.
Winter 2017 – 2018… lessening the grip of a cold, hard winter…