Are you tired?  By the winter solstice on Wednesday, you are going to have to slow down to avoid getting sick.   Time for extra meditation, that hot bath and boosting your immune system.  All  that extra sugar from eating extra cookies is hard on the system.  Use yoga and meditation for extra energy.  The  frog pose will support Mars and to boost the adrenals to get through any extra fatigue and just take time and let go. Still 12 days to the New Year.


As we approach the  winter solstice into Dec. 21st, the Sun is at its lowest point of the year with the most darkness for those on the northern hemisphere and this adds to getting run down, taxing the immune system,  lack of ambition and more cold.  Saturn’s weakness from the combustion until Dec. 28th will tax the immune system so take your immune boosting supplements like Colostrum or Echinechia to stay well.  Eat warm foods and spicy unctuous foods and take hot baths to calm the start of the winter and slow down. Ayurveda oil massages are a nice treat and can be done by yourself and they also help calm things.

As Saturn moves into the end of Scorpio after Christmas and into the first few weeks of January, you will have to stay rested and take care of Saturn and our body as it governs our infrastructure and immune system and spleen. Long yoga sessions are helpful to quiet and tone the body rather than intense aerobic workouts.  Of course our readers in the southern hemisphere need a different regime as they approach summer into the winter solstice.  Take care of yourself.  Saturdays over the next three months, ruled by Saturn, will be more difficult  as it is afflicted by the Sun until the 28th and will be in a vulnerable area of the zodiac and it has not been there since Dec. 1987-Feb. 1988.   In  January, Saturn will start  getting ready to change signs so do not over-plan and overwork yourself for Saturdays as they will be more intense until March.  We will have a special article on this as Saturn will enter the Gandata at 27 Scorpio-3 Sagittarius and stay there Dec. 30-March 15 which is a very difficult emotional point for Saturn.

As we move into the end of the week, Mars approaches Ketu Dec. 23-Dec. 30th with the exact conjunction on Dec. 25th. This will further zap holiday energy and create intense seething anger and frustration if you do not get an early start on your holiday preparation.  The energy will not be there the last minute so do not procrastinate this year.  Mercury went retrograde today on Dec. 19th so holiday travel and delivery delays will happen so practice patience.  Allow lots of extra time to get to the airport and get to Grandmother’s house.  Be alert and vigilant of other drivers on the road.    The Warrior pose stimulates the 3rd eye and increases alertness and supports Mars. Save your blood pressure, get your meditation in, stay on top of planning.

Warrior pose

Bottomline, take care of yourself and your needs early.   Find time to give to others to combat holiday depression caused by the coming of the winter solstice and shorter days of light.  Take more walks in the Sun when the weather is nice to give yourself extra light or buy a special winter light lamp to put on your desk to combat growing winter depression and the on-set of the winter solstice.


If you need help understanding your chart, view our services at or take our new class starting Jan 14th on understanding and timing your personal chart.   Learn some of the secrets and simple techniques for understanding how to time your life to be a master rather than a victim of the planets.

Note: Peoples charts and transits are very individual and we write general articles that maybe useful to all our readers. In reality, Vedic astrology is very much like  reading very specific strands of DNA.

Wishing you a warm and joyous holiday.  Have a great week!

Barry Rosen


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