Sun enters Sagittarius 04:51 PM
Venus enters Scorpio
It’s hard to talk about the meaning of Sagittarius without referring to the short, dark days and long nights of the season – even though I am well aware that down under it’s a completely different season and there are probably many people of Sagittarian persuasion who live there. This is as good a place as any to point out that astrology is essentially a northern hemisphere-centric study over many centuries. Possibly all the people who read this column have their origins in the northern hemisphere or not too far south of the equator. Colonization is a powerful cultural force as we all know. One of its greatest powers is to bring their symbols to their colonies. We can’t really rise up in rebellion against this because the meaning of symbols lives in our unconscious. It must change organically, of it’s own accord over time and through external changes. Another factor to consider when trying to connect the southern hemisphere of the psyche with the northern one is that signs exist in a polarity with their opposites. You could say that Gemini and Sagittarius are two poles of one major archetypal construct. I digress…
Sagittarius requires us to light even just one candle to dispel the darkness. It’s a time of highs and lows. But if we emerge from the watery depths of Scorpio and can light that candle we will have real visions of truth. Whatever your position on this planet.
Venus leaves the sign she rules (Libra) for the sign of her detriment (Scorpio). What’s to love about transformation? Venus is desire – Scorpio is about letting go. Anything short of ecstasy is a big disappointment to Venus in Scorpio.
Sun square Neptune
Venus trine Neptune
Everybody wants a piece of the big dream. On one hand it’s easy to be deluded and we should hang up or bar the door against all solicitors. On the other hand (the left hand) today the condition of owning our feelings, listening to them, simply being there can open doors to bliss. What is required is time, space and patience or for the more esoteric.
Mars square Uranus
Bliss is cancelled for today. Possibly we can expect a twelve car pile-up on the highway of change. Maybe it’s just frustration or maybe it’s a day to break through the wall of your prison with great effort. It really helps to have tools.
Mars sextile Saturn
Now we see the benefits of keeping at it. Mars and Saturn are great friends today. If you’re a tyrant that may mean it’s easy to get the minions to goosestep to your call. But if you have a heart today is an opportunity to put efficient effort to work without sacrificing your authenticity. Satisfaction in a job well done is within reach. Just make the effort.
Mercury stationery direct
Sun trine Uranus
Venus conjunct Saturn
What has Mercury’s retrograde journey since November 6th meant for you? Hopefully there has been reflection or maybe even deep frustration. Look for the pearl of great price no matter how it was created. Once you find it, take a quantum leap to the next level of your reality. You can’t know where you will land when you open up to the particle/wave dance. You can’t even know which one you are (the mover or the manifest). All that is required is surrender to the leap.
If you have strong feelings about something or someone, hold them where they can do no harm even to yourself. This is not about suppression or denial. It’s about the wisdom to understand that generally a feeling should not translate into an action until you are not gripped by it. Of course if your safety or that of someone near you is threatened it’s absolutely necessary to translate feeling into action, ASAP! The challenge is in knowing what kind of situation you are actually experiencing.
Mars conjunct Pluto
These are days of great intensity for many people. We know that power and control are not the same thing yet power must be controlled and you can’t have control generally speaking if you don’t have some power: Even if it’s just will power. Keep your mind and heart set on empowerment for yourself and others.
Lunar Eclipse: Full Moon 09:46 AM EDT 6 degrees of Gemini
Venus sextile Pluto
Every full moon offers us a reminder to see the world as it is and the celebrate the Great Round as best you can from your perch on the planet. Don’t be too quick to think you have too much or too little to celebrate. Life is the gift; everything else is details. Nothing was ever guaranteed. If you can read this; even if someone else is reading it to you there is much to celebrate. An eclipse asks us to look a little harder at reality. This one is about meeting each other, ‘out beyond the field’ . While we’re at it today is also excellent for purging that which has no value. Time changes the value of things. A good day for Goodwill.
Sun opposite Jupiter
We are awash in a sea of relentless information. Waves of data come crashing into our minds in ways some of us could only imagine back in the day. It’s a progression. The challenge is to sort the mindless chatter from the meaningful. I believe human beings need a certain percentage of mindless chatter for bonding purposes. Possibly we have hit a critical mass of small talk and it’s time to balance the scales with more meaningful discourse. This is the issue for today: If not every day.
Mercury enters Sagittarius (again)
The very planet of communication – the small talk god, if you will – returns to the sign which challenges the curious mind with the possibility of wisdom. Clearly they are two ends of a dilemma – Mercury (as the ruler of Gemini) and Sagittarius its opposite. Some of us prefer to see the forest, others would rather deal with each tree. Today and tomorrow will complete the Mercury retrograde cycle just past. (November 6th – 26th ) What have you learned or noticed about life or your life?
Mercury square Neptune (again)
Some say that dreams are messages from God Itself to help us adjust our lives. The ego hates them, tries to ignore them, trivializes them for all it’s worth because it desperately wants to hold onto its identity. Others believe that dreams are simply the off-gassing of our day; created by what we ate, who we encountered and what we are releasing. Sort of like going to the bathroom. Whichever theory you subscribe to, today’ dreams are fraught with confusion. In the waking world there is one thing to remember: If it seems too good to be true, it is.
New Moon; 3:41 AM EST 21 degrees Sagittarius
Uranus stationery direct
Inspiration! Revelation! Intention! Breakthrough! But don’t expect it to look exactly that way on the outside. There is a seed of change sprouting within each and every being on this planet. As we come to the confusing but universally acknowledged date of 12/21/12 the psyche wants to be let in on the Great Change that we instinctively know is necessary and therefore must be close. Nurture the seed. Trust the process. We are here now, we will be there then but in between it’s important how we nurture the process.
Mercury trine Uranus
A brilliant idea or, even better, a brilliant concept shared by a group. We think we own our thoughts; that they belong to us as individuals but truly our minds are connected and thoughts and concepts catch on like wildfire when they speak to the collective.
Venus enters Sagittarius
Venus follows in Mercury’s footsteps. Are we meant to love philosophy? Travel? Truth? All these things and more are valued to varying degrees by all of us. The trick is remembering that when you travel it is generally to a place where someone lives, and truth is not meant to be set in stone. Diversity keeps us all strong.
Venus squares Neptune
It’s the longing. The longing for food, for love, for things we think would make us happy. It’s divine discontent because underlying each and every longing is the simple truth that too much longing can bring you to substance abuse or it can bring you to the aching reality of what it means to be a divine being in a material reality. Best thing to do is to feel the longing without too much effort toward satisfying it. It’s a wave that can carry you to bliss. But remember; it’s extremely rare to live there permanently.
Mercury opposite Jupiter
We started off December with the Sun opposite Jupiter (on the 2nd) Now it’s Mercury itself. The issue is the same. Is there a way to stay alive in the informational ocean we swim in without trivializing the mere fact of existence? Or possibly I’m on the wrong track and existence is truly trivial.
Venus trine Uranus
Having sailed the seas of longing we are now encouraged to take that leap: to reach high and with faith toward the very things that we want. It’s not about a shopping event as much as a vision of what is worth the time, effort, money and/or love.