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December 2017 Monthly Love Horoscope

     


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Happy Saturnalia! Be sure to make good use of the powerful karmic energies affecting us all this Holiday Season. It’s time to settle any outstanding debts or obligations before the start of the New Year!

As we approach the Holiday Season, it’s time once again to celebrate Saturnalia – the ancient Roman festival traditionally held in honor of the God Saturn around the time of the Winter Solstice and Christmas as it is now known.

For the Romans, Saturnalia was primarily a time of unbridled revelries, just as Christmas tends to be for many of us today. But the Roman mid-winter festival also had a more serious side, which took the form of the righting of inequalities and the repayment of debts.

During Saturnalia, Romans didn’t hold back from really enjoying themselves. But in addition – in keeping with the karmic nature of Saturn – it was also a time for settling debts by repaying that which had been received during the previous year. As a token of their appreciation, Roman slave owners even waited at table on their servants during Saturnalia.

So while we’re all making merry this Saturnalia just like the ancient Romans in days of yore, let’s take another leaf out of our forebears’ book and use the Holiday Season as a good opportunity to pay back the people to whom we owe something – be this service, money or love.

It’s a chance to give back something to the world in gratitude for what we have been given, if not to the individuals who have specifically helped us, then to society in general in the form of charitable service and gifts.

This Yuletide the influence of Saturn is particularly strong, due to Saturn’s entry, for the first time in 28 years, into Capricorn – the Zodiac sign over which it has rulership. Saturn is at its most powerful when it is in Capricorn (the sign of duty and responsibility), where its strongly karmic energy expresses itself most naturally and with the most serious intent.

Saturn will remain in Capricorn for the next three years, during which time most of us – and especially those born under the Star Sign of Capricorn – will develop a more mature and responsible outlook on life, with a new willingness to honor our existing obligations while also taking on new long-term commitments and goals.
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Important Dates to Watch Out For This Holiday Season:

December 19th:
Saturn enters Capricorn. Get set, all you Goats – whatever your actual chronological age, you’ll all be growing up a lot at some point over the coming three years!

December 21st:
The Sun makes its annual entry into Capricorn, marking the December Solstice, the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere (and the longest in the Southern Hemisphere). This Solstice the Sun also conjuncts Saturn, making this the perfect time for paying back those karmic debts!

December 25th:
Having made its move into Capricorn, Venus, the planet of love and pleasure, falls straight into the arms of Saturn, the planet of asceticism and self-discipline, giving a rather serious tone to the feast of Christmas Day. Perhaps we’ll all be less inclined to overdo things this year!
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