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Planetary News December 2017 from Komilla Sutton

Mercury is Challenged, Gandanta & Saturn Conjunctions

Focus is on Mercury which goes through a stressed time in December as it goes through gandanta and conjoins Saturn. Also Sun and Venus cross Gandanta and immediately go into Saturn conjunction. The Scorpio Sagittarius gandanta has been under much pressure in 2017 – releasing negativity and unblocking karmic situations that are tough to handle.

Key Dates in December

  • All Month - Mars in Libra
  • 2 to 22 December – Mercury Retrograde – see below
  • 1 to 19 December – Mars in Libra, Venus in Scorpio Signs
  • 10 December – Mercury in Gandanta 2 of 3 – see below
  • 15 to 16 December – Sun in Gandanta – see below
  • 19 to 20 December- Venus in Gandanta – see below
  • 8 to 22 December - Kal Sarpa Yoga – see below
  • 21 December – Sun Saturn conjunction
  • 25 December – Venus Saturn conjunction

Mercury Retrograde, Gandanta & Faces Challenges

Mercury is facing major stress for December and January. It gets retrograde on 2 to 22 December, conjoins with Saturn on 3 December and then moves back into Scorpio going through the Sagittarius Scorpio Gandanta zone 2 of 3 times on 10 December. Mercury impacts all of us through troubled communications – we must all watch what we say, our plans are subject to be disrupted. If travelling double check all your reservations and give yourself extra time – also be prepared for delays. Patience, calmness at times of stress and keeping a tight control on what you say will serve you well.

Gemini and Virgo will feel the transit most. December will be a challenging month for them – so they need to take care. Especially during the gandanta transit – they can feel destabilized and should aim for equilibrium.

Gandanta & Saturn Conjunctions – Sun, Venus & Mercury

The junction point of Scorpio Sagittarius is known as Abhukta Mula gandanta. This brings karmic blocks if you have Moon or planets placed there. However when planets transit over this point it can untangle blocked situations for better or worse. Even if we do not have Gandnata planets in our chart, we experience them through transits. These gandanta transits bring challenges and unsettled situations. In 2017 – Saturn crossed this point three times and now that Saturn has finished this transit – Sun, Venus and Mercury cross this area creating uncertainty for all. After crossing the gandanta, they all face Saturn in Sagittarius by conjunction – adding to the challenges.

Sun crosses gandanta n 15 and 16 December – and then on 21 December Sun conjoins Saturn. This will create instability for government. Those in power should watch out. It is best to stay on a path of truth as Saturn and gandanta can reveal the secrets and make you pay for them too. Leo Ascendant and Moon will feel it most. Donald Trump is Leo Ascendant and he can expect a rocky few days in December.

Venus Crossed gandanta on 19 and 20 December and conjoins Saturn on 25 December. Tough for Taurus and Libra.

Mercury retrogrades backwards on gandanta on 10 December and it will cross gandanta and conjoin Saturn for the third time in January.

These multiple gandanta crossings and Saturn conjunction make December a highly sensitive month – where truth and honour should dominate. Saturn will make you pay for your missteps and gandanta will reveal while destabilizing life. How we experience it depends on steps we take to be on the right side of thinking, actions and truth. This is not a time to compromise your ideals.

Mercury Mars Exchanges Signs

Mars is in Virgo exchanges signs with Mercury in Scorpio up to 24 November. When planets exchange signs they can bring many positive results depending on your personal chart.

Gemini and Virgo may face this as a challenging exchange. The impulsiveness of Mars does not always blend with the thinking Gemini and Virgo. Gemini may find life unsettled and watch for dispute with your mother. Virgo needs to be careful while taking initiatives – are they being too impulsive and moving in directions they had not given enough consideration to.

Aries may find their actions create obstacles and they can invite challenges if they are not careful. Best to remain conscious and careful. Scorpio find this exchange very positive and financially beneficial.

Taurus, Leo, Capricorn and Pisces get good support and the other’s point of view helpful. Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius need to remain caution, change is not good for them and impulsiveness should be avoided.

Rahu Ketu Kal Sarpa Continues

Rahu Ketu create Kal Sarpa Yoga when they hem in the planets. We will experience Kal Sarpa every month from 17 September 2017 to 18 January 2018 . Moon will break the yoga for a fortnight and then we are again experience this yoga. Kal Sarpa can create many unexpected and at times painful situations. We must remain grounded and work towards balance in these unsettled times.

8 to 22 December - Kal Sarpa Yoga - Kal Sarpa Yoga is on. This can be potentially destabilizing time. All planets are within Ketu in Capricorn and Rahu in Cancer. Sun, Venus and Mercury crossing gandanta and Mercury retrograde add to the challenges of Kal Sarpa Yoga. If you can defer major decisions till Kal Sarpa is off, please do.

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End of Kal Sarpa and Mars in Scorpio

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