Astrology by Paul Saunders : Astrology of the Day – Venus conjunct Antares - Friday 8th December 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Astrology of the Day – Venus conjunct Antares - Friday 8th December 2017

The Moon is in the sign of Leo for almost all of the day today and the enthusiasm of yesterday carries over into today. We are warm hearted and just a little bit proud, generous and maybe even a bit pompous. The tendency to go a bit over the top is ever present, nevertheless this is a loyal placement where we will always try our best, being honest in all our endeavours and hard working too.

The Moon starts it's journey through the cosmos making a difficult inconjunct to Pluto, a placement where we may be forced or manipulated to change our ways just a little. Our emotions are tense early on and like a detective we are eager to find out what is going on at a deeper level than initially meets the eye.

Later in the morning the Moon forms another inconjunct this time to Chiron and we may feel slightly uneasy as if you feel something is slightly wrong. This aspect will likely be overridden by a very positive looking trine to Uranus. This is a very progressive link, and one where we will feel a need to progress onwards and find new ways of solving old problems. The Moon now moved on to make another set of trines to Saturn and Mercury retrograde forming a grand trine. As I mentioned we are now being encouraged to consider new solutions to long standing problems and decisions. Now it may be that the new ways of doing things are maybe a bit too radical for our liking, and with Mercury retrograde we won't be in a mood to take these on immediately. There is likely going to be a time of review where we will consider the best course of action, before we make any firm decisions.

We end the day on a positive note with the Moon making a sextile to Mars, and this allows us to put our best foot forward and take on any task in a direct no-nonsense manner. We won't have much time for slackers now, and for those who can't keep up with the pace we are setting. Emotionally we may quicker to act than we are to think about the ramifications of what we are doing. The Moon then moves into Virgo in preparation for tomorrow, where we will be a bit more cautious and considerate.

There is one other important connection active today as Venus makes a conjunction with the giant red star Antares, the heart of the Scorpion in the constellation of Scorpio. This is an intense, passionate conjunction for the planet of love with one of the great stars of the sky. There is the potential for jealousy and insincerity  from today into tomorrow, and social situations may get very heated and potentially out of hand because of relationship breakdowns. With what is going on in Jerusalem at the moment, this connection may stoke up hatred and some very bad feelings between the Palestinians and the Israelis.