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last revised November 30, 2019

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PLEASE NOTE: This month’s forecast incorporates elements of (and refers to) the complete version of my 2019 World Forecast Highlights (34 8-1/2 x 11" illustrated pages); focused, amplified and elaborated with details for the month as appropriate. The full version of my 2019 World Forecast Highlights is available in hard copy by mail ($75) or as a PDF document by email ($50). Advance orders for the 2020 World Forecast Highlights are now being taken as well: $65 for the PDF version, $85 for the hard copy. (Remember: as always, the 2020 edition will be embargoed until December 31, 2019 to keep the copycats at bay. You will receive a paid invoice for your order in timely fashion, but your copy of the forecast won't be sent until December 31.) Orders are taken by mail - see address at the end of this forecast - or may be phoned in toll-free anywhere in North America to 800-527-8761, and charged to any major credit or debit card. In addition, orders be placed direct from your own PayPal account page to rnolle@astropro.com – or by using the AstroPro PayPal order page.

"I'll be here tomorrow
If I can make it through today."

-- Henry Rollins

The full moon at 19° 52’ Gemini on the 12th and the annular solar eclipse at 4° 06’ Capricorn on the 26th (aligned with Jupiter) set the tempo for December, not only in their own right but because they meld into some heavyweight celestial action. There’s the Venus conjunction to Saturn on the 11th and Pluto on the 12th, for example. Saturn and Pluto are spending the whole of December within a few degrees of each other, preparatory to their historic conjunction at 22° 46’ Capricorn on January 12. Lest we forget, there’s also the Mercury waning square to Neptune on the 20th (16° 05’ Sagittarius-Pisces), on the same day as the Venus-Uranus square from 2° 05’ Aquarius-Taurus. They say a well-built house has good bones. The skies of December don’t. This isn’t end of the world stuff, of course, but it’s definitely in the “have your go bag ready” category. Just in case.

DEC 26 Annular Solar Eclipse Astro-Locality Map On the more obvious geophysical plane, December 9-15 and December 19-January 2 are the turbulence zone for strong storms, high tides and moderate-to-severe (M5+) earthquakes and notable volcanic activity. The solar eclipse window looks like the more potent of the two, with one of its major stress lines running across West Central China and the Indochina Peninsula – mirrored on the other side of the world along a strip from the west coast of South America up into Central America, the Caribbean Sea, across Cuba and the Bahamas and up the US Atlantic Coast (including DC). These are only two of the many stress zones for this eclipse, as you can see from the corresponding astro-locality map. And because major political, cultural and economic indicators are active in the eclipse configuration (e.g. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto), human institutions are bound to go through a period of instability in late December as well.

Donald Trump Natal Chart Apart from collective humanity – markets, governments, etc. – individuals will feel this as well. Most especially, there will be a focus on people born under celestial configurations touched by the degrees called out above: 20° Gemini, 4° and 20° Capricorn, 16d Sagittarius-Pisces and 2° Aquarius-Taurus. Check your chart, and don’t forget to consider anything that’s squared or opposed by these degrees.

An example of an affected chart that bridges the individual and the collective this month is Donald Trump’s, with his natal lunar eclipse solidly hit by the full moon the 12th; and his natal Saturn-Venus conjunction targeted by Saturn and Pluto out in space this month. Loss can be magnified by the Mercury-Neptune square on the 20th and the Sun-Jupiter alignment on the 27th – signs of a feeling of omnipotence, an over-optimistic miscalculation of the odds and angles of whatever challenge arises.

How you will know if you’re in the cosmic cross-hairs? Fear of loss is the prime indicator, given the nature of these celestial configurations. Feeling lucky or outright invulnerable is the ultimate warning sign at times like this. Get a grip!


All mundane astrological charts as well as eclipse and astro-locality maps are set for the Universal Time (UT) of the event, and calculated and produced using Esoteric Technologies’ Solar Fire Gold Version 7.0.8. Charts are set for the location of the Great Pyramid - a purely arbitrary choice, since location is irrelevant to these charts. Unless sotherwise noted, sky map images are screen captures from the Pocket Universe or Star Rover apps for iPhone, or produced by Starry Night for Windows; storm tracks are screen captures from The Weather Channel app for iPhone; and earthquake maps are screen captures from the QuakeFeed or QuakeWatch apps for iPhone. Any market images are screen captures from the default iPhone Stocks app, unless otherwise noted. Weather images and storm tracks are screen captures from the Weather Channel app for iPhone.

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