|“When I was growing up Roman Catholic, we were bilingual in English and angels. Miracles could happen every day.” Carolyn Myss
One of the reasons I love flying in jets is that regardless of the turbulence on the ground, the plane can fly up through the clouds to where the sun and horizon are visible.
There are profound and magical aspects today and for the next few days as Pluto conjuncts Mercury and Venus joins Neptune. It is an inspired time – a good time to be in touch with higher realms and to understand the power of higher forces in our lives.
“You know nothing about whereness. The only way to come to know where you are is to begin making yourself at home.” George Mac Donald
The Moon is full Monday January 9 at 2:30 am EDT at 18 degrees of Cancer. Cancer, the Moon’s sign, governs home, nurturing, mothering and the past. It bodes well under this influence to consider how we nurture ourselves and care for our emotional needs. Any improvements made in this area will impact positively on other aspects life.
The New Moon on Saturday December 24 falls at 2 degrees of Capricorn at 1:06 PM EST. Jupiter and Saturn are a strong influence in the sky as is Chiron- the asteroid of the Wounded Healer. Resolution of difficult situations and doorways into opportunity can come now through a creative or spiritual approach.
Mercury stationed direct recently at 3 degrees of Sagittarius, the sign of exploration and discovery. It bodes well under current influences to put into practice any recent promptings related to expanding inner and outer horizons.
There was a bumper sticker popular in the Sixties when Uranus and Pluto were consorting together as they are now. It read “Question Authority.” Once again we are seeing this sentiment expressed throughout the world with the birth of the Occupy Movement as protests arise against current economic, political and social values and policies. December 10th’s Full Moon Lunar eclipse occurred at 9:36 am EST. This eclipse opens a new chapter into rethinking values and authenticity. It is a good idea under this influence to revisit values, assumptions and philosophies – personal and political – to see if they are in need of evolution in order to live more authentically
“Live from the dream outward.” Carl Jung
Eclipses offer powerful evolutionary windows of opportunity into the future. Saturday’s (12/10/11) eclipse, which occurs at 18 degrees of Gemini at 9:36 am EST, is particularly significant due to its close proximity to the powerful Uranus station which occurs just hours before (2:05 am EST.) Uranus, the planet associated with innovation, awakening and enlightenment will have just turned direct at 0 degrees of Aries – a powerful cardinal point for beginnings. These cosmic influences provide excellent timing for evolutionary leaps. It is a good time to identify and expand habitual thought patterns which limit possibilities and to set intentions to live with more personal authenticity.
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a person contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” Antoine de Saint Exupery
Astrological influences indicate that ideas can take root and move in into manifestation quickly these days so it bodes well to keep thoughts proactive and positive.
There is significant planetary activity in December indicating that the month is likely to hold more twists and turns than we normally anticipate. To minimize turbulence flexibility is key. Much is in flux and it is better to regard the passage through the month as an open ended education than a time of fixed ideas and expectations. Heed well the lessons learned this December because they can be valuable in the long term.
Make an extra effort to ensure communications are clear. Through mid month Mercury will be retrograde in Sagittarius and Mars will be retrograde in Virgo. When situations or communications go awry misunderstandings can arise more suddenly than usual and lead to criticism or conflict. It is best to regard situations like this as a riddle and ascertain where the loose strands lie, rather than taking a dogmatic or self righteous approach.
In early December Venus will move up to a conjunction with Pluto. Concerns about love, relationship, scarcity, finances and security can surface with more power than usual. It bodes well to avoid extremes in thinking or action under these influences and to keep balance and moderation in mind.
There is a Lunar Eclipse on Dec. 10 at 18 degrees of Gemini. Many options or ideas may present themselves all month long and it will be easy to get distracted and feel impatient. It bodes well to make an extra effort to concentrate and put off any important decisions until after Mercury stations direct on the 14th.
Uranus stations direct on the same day as the eclipse at 0 Aries- a powerful point in astrology for new beginnings. It is a good time to heed breakthroughs, and ideas that open doors into a more expansive future.
Mercury will station direct on Dec 14th clearing the way for improved communication and travel. It bodes well to revisit any adjustments in plans, concepts and ideas that occurred over the retrograde period (since late November.) and put them into action after the station.
Jupiter stations direct on Dec. 25 – boding well for celebrations – just watch for excess.
The Sun conjuncts Pluto on the 29th – making late December a very good time to process inner and outer changes which have transpired during 2011.
The Pluto/ Uranus square (in effect through 2017 and sometimes referred to as the 2012 aspect) – symbolizes an era in which movements that challenge the corrupt underpinnings of the powers- that- be will gain traction. An interesting recent example of this was the Occupy Wall St movement at Harvard. It was started by a group of students who walked out of an economics class in protest saying that kind of principles being taught were responsible for bringing the economy to the brink of collapse. On a larger scale we see the Occupy movement in general advocating for more economic, political and social justice. The movement does not have to have all the answers in the present but the actions they initiate are likely to create significant change in the future.