The Capricorn Ingress is the last ingress in 2015, which has been a year of many changes and challenges. Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and after that, the light returns gradually.
Jupiter is conjoined the north node in Virgo in the solstice chart and is near the ascendant in Washington, DC. There is a grand trine with Moon in Taurus and Pluto, Mercury, Pallas Athena in Capricorn. This grand trine could bode well for the climate talks happening in early December in Paris and for getting into more renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. It could also indicate a more balanced economy in the next season with the Moon in Taurus.
Mars in Libra is opposite the Uranus Eris conjunction in Aries and square Pluto Mercury and Pallas in Capricorn. This surely signifies the war like posture of so many nations in bombing ISIL in Syria and in terrorist activity throughout the world, not only in the Mid-east and Africa, but now the fear of terrorism in the Western world after the Paris attacks of November 13.
In the United States, most of the Republican candidates are focused on some kind of ground war against ISIL as well as refusing immigration to Syrian refugees. Jupiter in the Solstice chart is on our Neptune in 22 Virgo and square to our Mars in 21 Gemini. (US chart for July 4, 1776 at 5:10 PM in Philadelphia). This is a challenge to our principles of democracy and idealism that has allowed so many seeking refuge to settle here.
Saturn in Sagittarius is square to Neptune in the Solstice chart and this was exact in November. Neptune In Pisces refers to dreams and visions but squared by Saturn can indicate that we have to work to ground these visions and carry them through on the earth plane. Neptune is also square the US Uranus, indicating a more chaotic situation as the 2016 primaries get underway in February.
Venus in the Solstice chart is opposite the Taurus Moon and we are seeing more challenging events regarding female rights and the closing of abortion clinics, as well as the shootings at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Friday, November 27.
In general, there are several strong positive aspects in this chart but also a lot of challenges.