Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for December
The paintings below are by Susan and the women in Susan’s Qabalah/Painting classes. The artists are Karen Zelin, Ceil Kellog, Bonnie Friedmann, Barbara Schatan and Susan).
In December we experience the crisp light of Sagittarius, the blazing red of transforming life. We settle into feeling the deeper connections and the meaning of this incredible time we are in, poised in the gap between old and new. Everywhere we experience the power of uncertainty as the old breaks down, the drive for freedom erupts, “What we call uncertainty is actually the open quality of each moment”. We can step into this open quality and take up our creative powers to envision a new self, a new world. The time is now! With Sagittarius and Gemini now prominent, communications, connections, and learning increase. A desire to broaden our perspective is enhanced, setting the stage for ritual on December 21, 2012, Winter Solstice, the end of the 5,125 year cycle and the beginning of a new. The new moon on December 13th in Sagittarius begins the seeding for 2013, especially with Uranus going direct, intensifying its themes of Awakener, Visionary and rebellious Revolutionary. Let yourself attune to its innovative possibilities.
On December 21, as the Sun is at its most southern point at dawn and reverses its movement on the horizon toward the north, it rises, aligned with the Great Dark Rift of the Milky Way Galaxy. To the Mayans and ancient cultures, so attuned to the cosmos, this marked a potent death and rebirth, as we begin a new great cycle of 5,125 years. For us, this is a profound time of realignment of consciousness on Earth. Couple this with the movement into the Aquarian Age and the alignment of Uranus to Pluto. We have a choice to collectively enact a new level of consciousness together, a commitment to life sustainability.
This new paradigm holds the possibility of dissolving our sense of separateness into a sense of unity or interrelatedness with all living beings. With this shift, an Awakening can take place, within our hearts and consciousness, as we feel the dilemma of humanity, the earth and creatures worldwide, through instantaneous connection. Our powers have propelled us into destruction rather than life enhancing ways. It is said that the powers of the Feminine are on the rise, that which is inclusive, intuitive, receptive, attending to feeling and relatedness, attuning to the sacredness of the body and the earth, and its underlying energy systems. We call this kind of attention, yin sustainability, rather than the yang of outer accomplishment and domination. The question we must ask now is, “How do we best nourish life?” As we move into focusing on inner self-referral, we begin to take up our powers as conscious creators.
On December 25th, Mars moves into Aquarius promoting group collaboration, innovation, and quick moving group communication. The full moon takes place on December 28th in Cancer, aligning with transformative and intense Pluto. This is a particularly sensitive and cathartic time of change for the United States.
Twelve opportunities for December: For Sun and Rising signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This month you align with a greater perspective on your life. Holding a positive view on all matters allows deeper intimacy, the focus and discipline needed to accomplish goals and make the changes so important to you. Focused discipline serves you well this month, as long as you also honor the need for doing some things radically different!
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): You have an opportunity this month to see more clearly your talents, resources, and relationship with prosperity. Positive opportunities are present. Something is coming together in your life that you have worked on for quite awhile. You now focus with great energy on your goals. Fine-tuning comes late in the month as you move into the New Year.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): December brings you face to face with yourself. You will see clearly where you take on too many things, making it harder to achieve your goals. But you are lit up and ready for something new. You feel more optimistic now. Set an intention for a collaborative relationship on the 13th, an excellent time to work together. Review the details thoroughly.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): You feel very responsible in a relationship. There is a complexity which you must sort through. You are energized and ready for big change, but feel uncertain of how it will manifest. Stay centered as relationships change. You can anchor, at this time, a creative project, tap into a vision, and begin to manifest it.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): This is a big change time for you. Optimism will facilitate broadening your view. Watch your boundaries with others as their energy may be confusing or dampen your enthusiasm. Believe, now, in your ability to bring love, joy, and abundance into your life. Later in the month you let go of a way of acting that no longer serves you.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): This month your mind begins to feel unfettered and broader perspectives enhance your heart and relations. Home becomes a haven. Be sure you make time and space for yourself to explore what wants to be expressed, written, and communicated. New insights, travel, good will, and generosity, are yours.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Your deep sensitivity and determined will can harmonize to break through old ways to new understanding. What a profound time of change for you, if you are willing! The poet in you wants to speak, as love and friendship increases or can increase. Take advantage of creative energy now present to manifest a dream or vision. Don’t worry so much!
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): You feel deep love and commitment. You are strengthened with the possibility to accomplish what you desire. Be thoughtful of your finances as there may be a tendency to over spend. Take up that creative project now that you have set aside. You have the perseverance and discipline to follow through.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): There can be a special sweetness in your life now, as relationships feel more joyful. This is an excellent time to make changes, being present to others in a way you haven’t done before. Your heart is opening and more love is present. A new level of intimacy enters your life as you let go of control.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Your determination, will, and discipline are greatly enhanced this month. You suddenly have a radically new view of your situation. On the 13th retreat and formulate your intention. You are at a turning point. Knowing that your attention will energize and your intention can transform your life. Your home is changing and will become more interesting. The end of the year brings love, and creativity.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Your ability as teacher, writer, creative voice, and thinker, shines this month. A long-term goal, or a new level of accomplishment through career, or position in community, can be focused on and envisioned now. Possibilities that spark your inventive, creative mind will be anchored. The end of the year brings much activity, travel, and expression.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): There is a softening taking place within you and within your life. This month highlights your position in career and in the community, as well as continuing enjoyment and creative endeavors at home. It is an excellent time to communicate to new people or in new ways for business or career. Formulating your yearlong intentions for 2013, will be particularly beneficial this month and serve well as a navigating point.