Monday December 8, Jupiter stations retrograde at 22° Leo 37′. Jupiter has been forming a loose square to transiting Saturn in late degrees of Scorpio these past weeks. Those of you reading last week’s forecast noted the issue about planning financially. Characteristically, when Jupiter and Saturn are in square or opposition to each other the economy tightens or people don’t spend as much. Since this is not an exact aspect yet (like it will be in August 2015), it is, in fact, a prelude to the end of 2015 and 2016 when Jupiter and Saturn will be in square for about 15 months.
Mastering your negotiation techniques is imperative. Always make those reasonable requests even though people may say no, it is always worth a try. This is important for Jupiter is retrograde and we often stop and think about how much expansion we really want. Put that next to the fact that on Sunday December 14 we have the sixth of seven Uranus Pluto squares. This aspect has been with us since June 2012. It has one more exact aspect and that is in March 2015.
Uranus square Pluto wakes us up to what isn’t working (to the dark side if you will) and how we want to break out of that old pattern (whether psychological or habitual) and try things another way — in perhaps a more unorthodox way that gets results. There could be repercussions, but they are the good kind that we have when we change our focus. You have to let go to get.