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Weekly Astrology – 26 December 2022 to 1 January 2023

From mid-morning on Tuesday we have Venus moving up toward its upcoming sextile with Neptune. Venus sextile Neptune can have us feeling romantic, idealistic, and sensitive. 

The Venus sextile Neptune aspect is exact in the early hours (2:14 am C.S.T.) of Wednesday and should start to wane very late that night. 

From the early afternoon of Wednesday, Venus moves up toward its upcoming conjunction with Mercury. Mercury will be moving extremely slowly at this time as it is getting ready to station retrograde.  Usually, a conjunction between Mercury and Venus would be fun, sociable, and harmonious.  With Mercury about to retrograde though, it could lead to misinterpreting social cues and mix-ups or delays. 

The Venus conjunct stationary Mercury aspect will be exact mid-morning (7:55 am C.S.T.) on Thursday and start to wane in the very early hours of Friday. 

Mercury stations retrograde in Thursday’s early hours (3:32 am C.S.T.). Mercury will be retrograde from the 29th of December until the 18th of January 2023. The retrograde shadow period for this Mercury retrograde will be from the 12th of December until the 6th of February 2023. 

You can find out more about Mercury retrogrades, what causes them, and what you can expect at

From the early hours of Saturday, Venus moves up toward its upcoming conjunction with Pluto. Venus conjunct Pluto brings depth and intensity to relationships, beauty, art, and our values. 

The Venus conjunct Pluto aspect will be exact late night (11:08 pm C.S.T.) on Saturday and should start to wane early evening on Sunday. 

All times and dates given are for U.S.A. Central Time (C.S.T.) 

After 6 years of providing weekly horoscopes, I have decided to move away from writing them for the website. However, I will still provide a weekly astrology round-up of what is happening in the skies.

For those interested in horoscopes, you might consider the Astro Babble podcast that I and Donna from Donna B Astrology co-host. We record horoscopes for the New and Full Moons, look ahead at the planetary aspects for the following two weeks and give our take on them. You can find the latest New or Full Moon podcast on the front page of this website or over at the Astro Babble YouTube Channel


Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.