December 2013 Astrology

“You are not the oil, you are not the air – merely the point of combustion, the flash point where light is born.” Dag Hammarskjold

Energy runs high throughout the month of December this year. It is wise to enter the month with projects and plans in mind in order to implement the energy in a positive way.

December gets off to a fiery start with the New Moon at 10 degrees of Sagittarius on the 2nd. Use the energy of this time to fire you visions and aspirations with passion.

Mars will enter the sign of Libra on the 7th and transit this sign throughout the month. Under this influence it is wise to keep interactions with others diplomatic and when challenged, to respond in a formal, well mannered way. Avoid impulsive reactions as hostilities can more easily escalate all month long – particularly as the month proceeds and more volatile aspects come into play. Tempers can be short and nerves frayed.

Mercury in Sagittarius will move up to a trine to Uranus in Aries early in the month ( exact on the 10th.) This aspect is known for its off the grid brilliance, it’s instantaneous knowing, its out the box approach to thinking. It is a good time to heed intuitions and information that come as groundbreaking perceptions can occur under this influence. Uranus governs lightning which was called, “the hand of God” in the old texts. It may take awhile to integrate new information which may not make pragmatic sense initially.

Jupiter will make a harmonious aspect to Saturn early in the month as well (exact on the 12th.) Use this influence for laying out long term plans and taking them step by step.

Uranus stations direct on the Full Moon at 25 Gemini on the 17th. Mars will be moving up to an opposition to Uranus at this time making this a volatile time. Avoid rushing, watch for unpredictable behavior on the part of others and make an extra effort to stay calm as tempers can run high and impatience can be rampant. One of the advantages of heeding the heads up from astrology at times like this is that it gives you the opportunity to facilitate calmer, more reasonable outcomes than might have occurred otherwise. This volatile energy will be with us through the end of the month.

On the Winter Solstice (12/21) Venus will station retrograde at 28 degrees of Capricorn. Retrograde periods are like a retreat – providing good timing to review whatever area of life is indicated. This time frame ( through Feb 1, 2014) provides a good time to review personal values as well as financial matters and matters related to relationships and aesthetics.

December 25 the Mars/Uranus opposition is exact as Mercury and the Sun enter the Pluto/Uranus square. Let’s hope cooler heads will prevail and that 2014 will bring more peace on earth and good will towards all.

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