Astro-Weather: Monthly overview—December 2010

By Guy Spiro

December really just continues the trends from the past three months. The Saturn square Pluto, which was one of the dominating energies through much of the year, will be a faint memory by now, along with the conservative dominance that lasted almost 30 years.

The positive Jupiter-Uranus-Neptune remains in place, and only grows stronger through the month, supporting changes that should be blowing the minds of the most pessimistic of liberals from a year ago by now. It is a new world, and the prevailing wind, looking back over the past 250-300 years, definitely toward greater liberality and enlightenment has reasserted itself.

Finally, the past 30-year unfortunate period of blowback can be considered over. These blowbacks will occur from time to time, but this last one was a doozey. That is one big reason that liberality has taken so long to realize its new, rightful place, and to finally seize the reins. Now it is time to behave, be disciplined, make the right things happen, and how about some fun?

On more personal levels, December, like November, will seem to start out as intense as earlier months, but will quickly settle down to a more normal pace. The new moon, exact Dec. 5, has some positive energy attached to it, so make the most of that. But be aware that while the full moon, exact early on the 21st, is an eclipse that serves to intensify it. There are the usual salt-and-pepper positive and cautionary energies to read ahead and make plans for maximizing and minimizing. The biggest news is this year’s last Mercury retrograde period that begins Dec. 10 and ends late Dec. 29 or early Dec. 30. See the Retrograde pages at the beginning of the book for more about these periods. The most significant daytime moon void of course period is Dec. 29, and there are a few half-day voids to work around.

The moon is said to be void of course between the time it makes its last major aspect in a sign and its entry into the next sign. During these times, plans that are made, ideas that are had, projects that are started and major purchases almost always fall through or go wrong. This energy can be overcome, but it takes two or three times the normal amount of effort, and most people most of the time will not put out that much. Please watch these times, and verify this for yourself.

Guy Spiro, editor of the Monthly Aspectarian magazine and Astro-Weather (, has been a professional astrologer, astrology teacher and Tarot reader for 30 years. Visit for more information. Spiro’s daily overviews appear in each weekly issue of The Rock River Times.

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