December 2012 Astrology

“Revelation means getting a peek at the reality that is always there.” Martin Bell*

The word “apocalypse” when applied to the 2012 prophesies has been co- opted and misinterpreted. The spiritual meaning of the word is that – what was once hidden is now revealed.

We have been seeing in the public sphere the revelation of hidden things and if we look closely enough may be able to perceive this kind of activity in our own our individual lives. As with the Sixties when Uranus and Pluto were last together in a powerful alignment, personal is once again political and we see our lives intricately connected to others on the planet through a series events which reveal what was hidden, denied or misrepresented.

December 2012 Astrology continues this procession of events and revelations both personally and politically as we make our way through the darkness to the rebirth of the Light on the Winter Solstice – December 21.

There is an ancient Solstice ritual observed by some spiritual traditions called the Spiral Walk – in which a lighted candle is placed in the center of a spiral constructed of pine boughs. Each individual, candle in hand walks the spiral path to its center, lights their candle and walks the spiral path outward, placing their lighted candle near the others at the end path. This beautiful ritual is a powerful symbol for the meaning of the Winter Solstice – that there is an inner journey we each make this time of year through the darkness to rekindle our own inner flame in order to make it manifest in the outer world through our actions.

The 2012 prophesies and the “Dawning of the Age of Aquarius” are both correlated to the Winter Solstice of 2012 and the opportunity for humanity to evolve in a more enlightened direction. There is resistance to this process as an outdated order falls apart and a new one takes root.

December Transits :

The Sun forms an opposition to Jupiter on the 2nd. This aspect is good for the growth of spiritual knowledge. It can be prone to dogma, self righteousness and exaggeration. Moderation is key.
Mercury moves up to a square with Neptune (the 11th through the 17th) This can be a time when communications can be confusing and information can be misinterpreted or misrepresented. Make more of an effort to keep communications clear. Double check the details on any important agreements made at this time.

There is a very powerful New Moon (an excellent time for setting very clear intentions) on December 13 at 21 degrees of Sagittarius. Uranus stations direct at this time. It is not necessary to know how you are going to accomplish your goals at this time – set the intention and the wind will be at your back. Uranus is the planet of the future and of innovation. With its influence events happen in sudden, unexpected and synchronistic ways. It is not necessary to know all the details of how you will make your intentions manifest. Just fire them with determination at this time and looks for signs of affirmation along the way.

The Winter Solstice when the Sun enters Capricorn and the Uranus/Pluto square, is Dec 21.

The Full Moon is December 28 at 7 degrees of Cancer- also involved in the powerful transformative Pluto/Uranus configuration – the sign of our times.

This time period through 2021 is a time of evolution and revolution. The old order is in the process of dying as the new one is being born.

All times mentioned ar EDT
*from Return of the Wolf by Martin Bell.