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Winter Solstice: Sun enters Capricorn (as it always does) 06:12 AM
This is The Big Day that everyone has been waiting for: The end and the beginning: The day when the Sun (appears to) stand still. We are meant to hold the eternal moment between one breath and the next in awe of the silent, predictable miracle of the Sun’s return. From this day forth (at least until the Summer Solstice) the Sun will rise a little earlier, set a little later and climb higher in the sky. The Sun will claim back the light of day and vanquish the night: Although never totally. It’s a great drama which is often lost on us as we scramble to chase away the darkness with our little holiday lights that have already lost what magic they might have had by the time of Solstice. Be still; let the end of the old year happen whether that year has had 12 months or 25,800 years. Life is a circle. All endings are beginnings.
Sun sextile Neptune
Venus opposite Jupiter
All action that arises from stillness and deep connection creates opportunity for achieving your goals. Don’t be afraid to challenge the value of certain information. If your brain is on overload you need to discriminate how much is enough. As Mary Poppins said, ‘Enough is as good as a feast’!
Mars enters Aquarius
Sun square Uranus
For many people on the planet today is a holy day. For many others it’s a day of excess: too much food, too much stuff and too many triggers. For still others today is just a day – like any other. If our actions are motivated by kindness toward ourselves as well as others we enhance our experience. In any case today and possibly until at least the 30th we have stepped into a heightened period of change and or chaos. Anything can happen. It could be holy, it might be disruptive and if you believe that 12/21/12 was a significant crossing (funny how you can only believe in something you don’t know) it’s a chance to live the way you think is merited in the Great New Cycle of Time.
Saturn sextile Pluto
Amid the wrapping paper and the hangovers; the potential for great deals and the unholy triggers; remember that the Sun has returned. We will not live in perpetual darkness and so we are called to take every opportunity to transform what was into what could be.
Full Moon 05:21 AM EDT 07 degrees of Cancer
‘As above, so below’ is the great astrological axiom. We see ourselves reflected in the cosmic mirror of the heavens. Tonight the moon lights up the night. And we can see more easily all through the night. What do you see changing in the light of the night? What isn’t changing but needs to? What simply cannot be changed and requires you to live with it in a more compassionate way?
Sun conjunct Pluto
Sun sextile Saturn
There is an intensity to life, a hum, just below the surface. The surface is where our thoughts are but not where they come from. The mind tells us that virtual reality is real. But the mind is inherently amoral. It will tell us anything to stay in business. The hum is in the senses; the body; the guts. Trust the voice of the hum. Listen for truth.
On the other hand there is that other kind of trust; the one we associate with finances. If that is your game this is a time to get down and make something real. But you may also base your choices on the gut level truth as you experience it.
Mars sextile Uranus
Mercury enters Capricorn
Mercury sextile Neptune
And so we come to the end of the Famous Year, 2012; the year of great transition; the alpha and omega of years. There are so many opportunities and inventions still to come; songs to be written and sung, people to be healed. Make a list of all the possibilities. Hang it on the wall and sit before it, in awe, in silence, in joy or sorrow. It’s all possible but not in any way guaranteed.
Mercury sextile Neptune
If there is some skill or concept you are trying to master or a circumstance you would like to be the boss of you’ll have a better chance if you use imagery or some kind of contemplation or meditation to help the process along. These are complicated times. There is so much movement on the surface it’s often hard to comprehend what lies beneath. To really master an idea or situation you have to have some connection to what lies below; the root tells you a lot about the tree.
Mercury square Uranus
Concrete concepts break apart like scattershot. Communication is random and chaotic. Everyone wants to be the boss but no one knows how to lead. Wait it out. This too shall pass.
Mars trine Jupiter
High energy for all sorts of pursuits; especially those of an airy nature such as: Flying, politics, communication and study of all kinds. If there is an event to coordinate, today’s the day to get cracking. If you’re looking to get elected, make a stand.
Mercury conjunct Pluto
Mercury sextile Saturn
Momentum: What you have going will keep going. If you’re on a roll this is great news. If you’re on a slippery slide your best effort is to do nothing.
Mars square Saturn
If you haven’t done the research, you have to pay the price. It’s a simple equation. No heroics: Just the facts, ma’am.
Venus enters Capricorn
For many people these are hard times. For many others it’s hard whether you know it or not to live with everything you need, surrounded by people in hard times. We are ONE. In Capricorn Venus speaks of good works because that is what we value. It’s about respect for ourselves and others regardless of who has how much of what. S/he who has the most toys does not win!
Venus sextile Neptune
Compassion is not an emotion; it’s a state of being. Compassion and responsibility can come together and create a world where some may have more than others but all have enough. Or am I just dreaming again?
New Moon in 21 degrees Capricorn at 2:43 PM EST
Winter is upon us even in the time of climate change. It’s not what it used to be although that’s not to say it’s one thing or another. New Moons are not about the weather, they are about intentions. What are yours when it comes to living in a world of strange weather that defies expectations? How can you prepare for what you can’t imagine? I don’t have the answer but this is a good day to ask the question.
Venus square Uranus
If you stood up for all that culture has defined as valuable and saw the people marching in the streets would you hold on or let go? Should we fight to maintain, or shake, rattle and roll and hope we can start again? Is there a happy medium?
Venus conjunct Pluto
No questions today; simply the fact of the power of desire for power. It can roll over us and we don’t even know it is power we are after. It can draw us toward the top of the hierarchy. It can make us feel unworthy if we forget that power is only good if it serves the good of all. If we think we are just losers because we can’t get what we have earned or deserve that is a sad story. It can never be the truth.
Venus sextile Saturn
What are you mining for?
Mercury conjunct the Sun
We all make mistakes. We all have regrets. How many of us can honestly say that we have mercy on ourselves for the mistakes we have made that have shaped our lives? No matter how you slice it you act to some extent out of ignorance and spend the rest of your life waking up.