Here in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, as we await the (slow!) return of the Sun. For now, the Sun “hangs” at it’s most Southern declination which is 23′ 26″ S. Only Ceres is farther South now.
Solstice is at 11:47 PM ET, which is just a few minutes before midnight. This puts the Sun at the very bottom of the chart, under 2 degrees from an exact conjunction with the IC (4th house cusp). We’re off to a warm start of winter, but that can change quickly.
This is a SUPER Solstice, since the Moon is at its closest point to Earth @ Solstice (perigee). This can make the season ahead more intense. Mostly around weather, but for all events.
The Moon in Taurus is in a closely approaching trine to Mercury and Pallas, both at 18 Capricorn at Solstice. Mercury is also approaching a trine to Jupiter-in-Virgo and trine the Taurus Moon, creating a GRAND EARTH TRINE, and making this an ideal season to manifest ideas that have been brewing. It’s a GRAND TRINE – that means it’s easy, unless you make it hard (easy to do with Mercury in Capricorn) by bringing in your issues and drama, ie, putting too much charge on it and making it too much of a big overwhelming deal. Results may take awhile to manifest, but the wait can be worth it. Mercury is about to station Retrograde (January 5) and Jupiter will station Retrograde on January 7. So promises on the horizon now may take more thought, planning, and connections, yet there are opportunities to manifest.
The Sun is in Capricorn and the ruler Saturn is in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, making no close aspects to other planets at Solstice. The Sun is at the Mercury/Saturn midpoint, making the case for manifesting stronger. Plan well, think thoroughly and practically. And if you’re patient, you can communicate quite effectively.
Chart for Winter Solstice, December 21, 2015 (in NYC):
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