A fun holiday article! I wanted to focus on an iconic Christmas character, and chose two, Mr. Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge. Yep, they're both meanies who undergo transformations. So how do I think the Grinch plays out astrologically?
I'm drawn to a Virgo Rising for the Grinch, since he's stingy and hates all of the stuff that the Whos have. I also like that it puts Leo on his 12th house cusp, which would keep his generous side hidden. I'd put Venus in Leo in the 12th house to add to this. He's keep his affectionate side hidden away in the 12th house, until little Cindy Lou Who comes around (and Leo rules children). This big heart of the Grinch's would be squirreled away in the 12th house.
I like a Scorpio Sun and Moon for Mr. Grinch, since he does seem to be very jealous and petty, which is ruled by Scorpio. This would put the Sun and Moon in the 3rd house, which is good for plotting and planning as he does. Also, Scorpio is the sign ruling a transformation, which the Grinch undergoes. I'd put Mercury in Scorpio in the 3rd house as well.
I like Mars in the 8th house in Aries for him, again bringing out his jealous and petty side, making him more selfish and cruel. The 8th house is naturally ruled by Scorpio, so this house also governs transformations like he has.
I feel there would be a lot of Scorpio/8th house/Pluto energy for Mr. Grinch given the massive transformation he undergoes. This would not only be in the natal chart, but likely in transit as well. He's probably have Pluto hitting his Sun and perhaps Uranus in the 8th house to undergo such a big transformation with such speed and so unexpectedly. Mars in the 1st, conjunct the Sun or Pluto, or in his 8th house would also help. I'd like Jupiter in his 1st house (of the self, making him more agreeable), in his 5th house (of love, opening his heart), or conjunct his Moon (improving his feelings) or Venus (bringing out his loving side).
Mercury Retrograde in Aries: March - April 2018
May 2018 New & Full Moons
April 2018 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020