Synchronicity and Serendipity: The Christmas Solar Eclipse – Astrology Update

December 23rd, 2019

By Nikki Harper

Staff Writer for Wake Up World

This week’s astrology is dominated by an exceptionally fortunate Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on December 26th – Boxing Day in the UK, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries, and the start of Kwanzaa across the African diaspora.

Astrological energy has been heavy thus far in 2019, and the upheaval is far from over yet, but this Solar Eclipse brings a delightful energy so close to the end of the year, and a real opportunity for those who want to reach out and take it.

The Solar Eclipse is conjunct Jupiter, traditionally the planet of bountiful plenty and good fortune. It’s also trine Uranus, the planet of the unexpected – here is synchronicity and serendipity, when good luck strikes out of the blue, just when and how you may need it most.

The Eclipse is also connected to the fixed star Polis, which represents ambition, truth and spiritual understanding. For the career-minded, the eclipse brings great potential. Let your higher motivations guide you as you head into 2020, because many of us will have the opportunity to do very meaningful work with this energy.


Expect to end up in the spotlight this week, whether you want to or not What may at first seem uncomfortable could be an opportunity in disguise. Take every opportunity to showcase your leadership skills, even if you’re not at work. You’re learning to take on the mantle of responsibility and there’s very little you can’t do now if you turn your mind to it.


Plan to step out from behind your own self-imposed curtain. The eclipse energy urges you to travel, because the more you can get beyond your own four walls, the more chance you have of bumping into someone who could potentially change your life. Be open minded and allow the unexpected to change your plans. Spontaneity will pay off hugely.


Don’t be surprised if a foe turns friend this week. The energy is topsy turvy and you may not be sure who you feel about someone right now. Judge people by their current actions, without holding a grudge over their past. People can change and there are hints here that someone who used to be close to you has turned a corner for the better. Give people the benefit of the doubt.


If you’re single, you may have a dramatic encounter this week which leads to lasting love. If you’re already in a relationship, look out for unexpected opportunities to get closer or to renew your existing bond. The focus is firmly on love, and through building and cementing that love, you can find a greater confidence with which to face the coming new year.


Day to day life gets easier once you start noticing that the cosmos is trying to help you. Look out for signs and signals, synchronicities and coincidences. You’re not alone. This is a good week to make some health-based new year resolutions but do your research first. Look into what you can and cannot sustain and don’t make yourself unrealistic promises.


Unexpected family joy brings you great pleasure this week, whether it’s a surprise announcement or simply warring family members putting the past behind them and getting along better. Creatively, this eclipse energy brings you confidence, so strike out and show the world what you can do, artistically. There has rarely been a better time to make your move.


Surprises and perhaps even shocks at home may seem unwelcome at first, but this eclipse energy has a way of letting you know that everything is going to be OK. Try to roll with the changes and be prepared to spend some time beyond your comfort zone as the energy settles down. If you can stay optimistic and playful, good news should be just around the corner.


You’re closing out 2019 with a real desire to learn more – about everything, and about yourself in particular. The eclipse energy may present you with an opportunity which sounds too good to be true, but it is true. Grab it with both hands and start learning what it feels like to live closer to the edge. The exhilaration will rejuvenate you and give you plenty to think about.


The Solar Eclipse hits your money zone, so an unexpected boost to your finances comes at a very welcome time, given the expense of the holiday season. However, the direction the help comes from, or the source of the help, should set your mind thinking more deeply. Is it perhaps time for you to change direction over how you earn your living?


The Solar Eclipse in your own sign is a recognition of your strength of character. Your confidence is growing as 2019 draws to a close. It’s important now to pat yourself on the back for everything you’ve achieved so far. Spend time acknowledging your successes, because you spend far too much time dwelling on your failures. Stand tall and lead others with the light you carry.


Your secretive side is about to be laid bare by the Solar Eclipse, opening you up to some uncomfortable scrutiny from friends, family or your partner. Don’t worry – this is good for you. Although it may not feel like it, you’re becoming stronger in your own identity. You should have nothing to hide, so let the light shine on you and reveal your true glory.


Your humanitarian, compassionate nature is revealed by the energy of the Solar Eclipse, but don’t be surprised if you are easily moved to tears by this powerful energy. Your desire to make a difference is strengthened – and you may well find that by helping others, you are also helping yourself. Your efforts are long overdue for some recognition, and that could now be on the way.

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About the author:

Nikki Harper is a spiritualist writer, astrologer, and editor for Wake Up World. She writes about divination, astrology, mediumship and spirituality at Questionology: Astrology and Divination For the Modern World where you can also find out more about her work as a freelance astrologer and her mind-body-spirit writing and editing services. Nikki also runs a spiritualist centre in North Lincs, UK, hosting weekly mediumship demonstrations and a wide range of spiritual development courses and workshops.

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