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Astrological Forecast for December 2022

by Lou Valentino

December reminds us that winter is not far away, and the holiday season is here.

Happy Holidays to everyone. My holiday sale runs through December so take advantage of discounted pricing on high end readings as well as other services. Click on “Astrological Services” to see how much you can save.

December 3rd, Neptune will station direct in the sign of Pisces at 22 degrees. If you have Sun, Moon, rising or planets in Pisces you can move forward with your dream plans you may have put on hold since Neptune started its retrograde motion back on June 28th, 2022, keeping your dreams inside and planning for this manifestation period which will last till June 30, 2023

Mercury moves into Capricorn on December 6th and starts a wave of Capricorn energy. Capricorn is the carpenter of the Zodiac and enjoys building something that will last a long time.

We’ve had Mars retrograde in the sign of Gemini since October 30th and this will continue till Mars stations direct on January 12, 2023. If you have Sun, Moon, rising or planets in Gemini or the other mutable signs Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, move slowly to avoid any physical accidents is required during this time.

Gemini is the twins and known to have two different personalities at times. Mars is the warrior spirit. This combination is not good for souls that are on the edge of life. Tensions build and this makes certain souls snap.

We have seen gun violence once again, I’m writing this article on November 23rd, with young men having two personalities. One that is normal and one that is evil. Evil is live spelled backwards. Anything anti-life creates suffering and chaos.

Mental health is out of balance during this Mars retrograde period for some individuals who need healing. I’ve always recommended holistic healthcare practices to balance mind, body, and spirit via the release of stress. I don’t hear any leaders recommending it to the public at large but maybe one day they will.

Pluto in direct motion headed for its last of three conjunctions, U.S.A return, is also creating hidden and dark aspects of the sub-conscious mind to manifest more.

Remember, Mars is the classical ruler of Scorpio and Pluto the modern ruler. This last conjunction on December 28th, 2022, just a few days after the Christmas holiday and few days from ringing in the new year, could bring out the reality of the economic climate since U.S.A’s Pluto is in the second house of money earned daily.

The economy has hung in there so far with fears of a recession since inflation started six months ago. Real estate is harder to sell, gas prices still a bit high, food still a bit more than it needs to be. Yet, wall street continues to stay in the balance.

It will take till January 28, 2023, for U.S.A to be out of the shadow of this Pluto return that started on February 20, 2022, just before the war in Ukraine started to manifest.

I have a feeling that by the end of December, Americans are looking at the worst credit card debt they ever had and the need to move forward to greener pastures in 2023. This can happen by the spring of 2023 if other situations can calm down such as the violence manifesting not only in America but around the world.

The full Moon in Gemini exactly conjunct retrograde Mars in Gemini on December 7th spells instability. The full Moon will be 16 degrees (11:08PM EDT).

If you have Sun, Moon, rising or planets in Gemini within a few degrees on either side of this full Moon, emotional outbursts (Moon) in an angry way (Mars) can create a toxic environment in your relationships especially with woman/mother.

Breathe, breathe, and breathe. On the inhale say “So” and on the exhale say “ham” to flush out any built-up emotional energies and sub-conscious resentments and anger towards others. Don’t say mantra aloud but mentally to yourself.

This is a huge turning point for leaders of the war, former President Trump, and Britney Griner.

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has Gemini rising at 17 degrees and he may have more public support as the Moon, public support will conjunct his rising sign, and the Sun in Sagittarius will be entering his 7th house of partnerships. Maybe NATO will help him and the first lady as 80% of the electrical energy is not operating at the time of this article write up.

Both the Sun and Venus conjunct in Sagittarius square to Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces as well as the Mars/Moon conjunction square to Neptune and Jupiter creates a T-Square of tensions that needs to be balanced.

Virgo is the missing leg and health issues could be manifesting along with all the death that has been created on both sides of this stupid war.

Let’s pray that the President and first Lady of Ukraine can receive more support such as a no-fly zone and move this war to a possible ending by the end of January 2023.

Former President Trump is a Gemini, and this unstable full Moon energy is conjunct his Uranus at 17 degrees and conjunct his North Node and Sun in Gemini within a couple of degrees. Will he run as an independent? God knows Gemini and Sagittarius can be know it all’s and he has Moon in Sagittarius conjunct his South Node.

This shows an unstable time for former President Trump give or take a few days before and after the full Moon on December 7th. His Moon conjunct the South Node shows past life habits of being too sure of himself.

Vladmir Putin has this stressful full Moon falling in his 8th house and he has his birth Moon in Gemini at 2 degrees. The 8th house is about birth and death issues as well as financial loss. Mother’s (Moon) are saying he is not taking care of their sons with proper equipment and food. Many parents in Russia want the war to stop.

Britney Griner is faced with a win or loss situation with this full Moon as it conjuncts her natal birth Mars in Gemini at 14 degrees which is in the eye of a Yod (finger of God). It is a make-or-break deal for her, and prayers are needed for the window of opportunity, which Yod’s can provide, to happen so she does not have a nervous breakdown. What a mess.

This war does not help the economy around the world. It must come to an end as America is losing tons of money and missel strikes on the nuclear power planet in Ukraine is very dangerous not only for Ukraine but for surrounding countries including Russia. The Pluto return on December 28th, give, or take a few weeks before and after this date, also needs our prayers.

Venus moves into Capricorn on December 9th and the energy of Capricorn is starting to build at this point leaving behind some of the intense Gemini energies we have felt since the middle of November.

This is a good time for those with Sun, Moon, rising and planets in Capricorn to manifest more abundance in their lives. Enjoying the work that they do with great focus since Mercury is also in Capricorn.

Jupiter will enter Aries again on December 20th and the sign of Aries has some extra luck and fun cut out for them over the next year. A nice benefit to start off 2023. If you have the Sun, Moon, rising and planets in Aries, you will have fun and luck will follow you this year to expand your dreams.

The Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21st at (4:48PM) EDT and this starts the Winter Solstice. Happy birthday to Capricorn’s and happy winter season. This is the shortest day of the year, and the light starts to increase more and more for longer days to come.

The new Moon in Capricorn on December 23rd at one degree (5:17AM EDT) has a calmer feeling to it than the full Moon chart. Grand trines and no T-squares.

Now we have Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Moon all in Capricorn. Those with Capricorn energies are starting new projects that will capture most of their attentions in the first weeks of 2023. Affirm your new year’s resolutions after the Holiday season is over to start off (New Moon) a wonderful new year.

Mercury will station retrograde at 22 degrees of Capricorn on December 29th, and this can cause those with Sun, Moon, rising and planets in Capricorn to turn within to create new strategies that helps their work to function more orderly in 2023.

Mercury will station direct on January 18th, only six days after Mars stations direct on the 12th, and this combination FINALLY gets physical and mental energies moving in a more productive way for Capricorn and Gemini.

Having Mars retrograde in Gemini is like having a very long Mercury retrograde especially with physical energy. If many of you have been feeling tired or have not been able to sleep well over the last several weeks, this energy changes by the third week of January 2023.

Health issues are also increased with Mars retrograde in Gemini as Mars rules the immune system. As Mercury retrogrades just before the New Year, working on a better health plan is important for Capricorn’s, Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces.

We live in a vulnerable time with increased public violence in America and violence in other countries. It is imperative that we pay attention to forming a relationship with silence daily.

This is not the time to ignore your meditation practices thinking somehow the laws of nature and human consciousness will right itself. This has been the attitude of humans for a long time. Possibly the last 26,000 years. It’s time to connect with the deeper you and release lots of stress.

The recent Earthquake in Indonesia is another example of the instability in mother nature as she tries to adjust to the DISONNECTION humans have with her due to the DISCONNECTION with the inner source of peace and joy we develop through our spiritual practices. I teach “Inner Grace Meditation” if you need instruction.

2023 is a vita year coming up soon as Pluto will enter Aquarius in late March calling on everyone to become more self-empowered. Less co-dependent on finding fulfillment outside of ourselves.

More on this in my next month’s column.

For now, may the peace and joy of this holiday season allow us all to be safe and cared for as we gather with family and friends over the holiday season and turn within for answers and make life simple and balanced.

Take advantage of my holiday sale prices for most of my readings, Inner Grace meditation, Nava Graha chanting and astrological reports.


Lou Valentino has been giving astrological consultations for over 30 years in both Western and Vedic astrology. Visit his website www.yogavisionaries.com for his holiday specials. Send a gift to that special someone that is unique and special. Call 860-574-9467 to set up an appointment or if you have questions.

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