Just a reminder that this Friday, Dec 2, will be the astrological monthly group, at 9:30 AM at the Center for Transformative Visions, downtown Santa Cruz, 819 1/2 Pacific Ave.
As we move into the powerful energies of 2012, we will be reviewing how to best align and prepare for the coming year, (the lunar eclipse in Gemini, Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, Uranus going direct at the powerful degree of 0 Aries and more).
More deeply reviewing the dynamism of Uranus and Pluto through each sign and how we can best move with this change agent. How to prepare for the second Venus transit in front of the Sun, that ends the purification period from 2004, not to happen again for 130 years, corresponds to the Mayan calendar.
Now available, astrology readings, for 2012, on CD, a gift for the holidays, prices from $75, email or call to order)
Music of the Spheres
Astrology for December
This month we attune ourselves to the fiery energy of Sagittarius, toward a vision, with an intention of what’s possible. We align with innovative Uranus, in courageous and pioneering Aries. Keep opening to possibility, as we are creating a collective vision of new consciousness for humanity. The intensity of the Uranus/Pluto square brings cathartic movements, that drive the impulse for radical change, calling for freedom, overthrow of dictatorial, unjust systems, while inciting (unfortunately) violence. Last Uranus Pluto alignment of the mid sixties mirrors the same energy, along with involvement with youth and earth changes. The grand earth trine, powers steady committed steps toward a long-term transformative goal, supporting endurance and perseverance. Let yourself step into and move with the flow of this stream.
The full moon, a lunar eclipse, takes place on December 10th and highlights active, busy energy, with the need to keep balanced and grounded. Be aware of heat and agitation in relationship dynamics as Mars aligns with the eclipse. Clear-cut goals and understanding of human dynamics will bring success instead of extreme polarization. Eclipses are like spot lights, revealing that which has been hidden or neglected. The Gemini eclipse highlights the US relations with other countries and our assertive, aggressive tendencies. Nationally, we are engaged in reviewing what belief systems direct our policies, especially during this Mercury retrograde time. Mercury is retrograde in Sagittarius until the 13th, an excellent time to go inward, contemplate, and refrain from making big decisions and purchases. We can ask ourselves, “Where are we bogged down or stifled in our lives? How are our belief systems supporting us or undermining us?”
Jupiter now amplifies Taurean concerns; love of nature and harmony, supporting the earth and environmental causes vs. security needs, resources, finances and attachment to material wealth. The financial markets and situations move forward after the 25th, when Jupiter goes direct. The alignment with Saturn tests every movement forward, creating obstructions to injustices in the system. This lineup demands that the results of what began in 1999, 2000 (Glass Steagall act, beginning of Bush era) will be judged, exposed of their true worth, and begin to fall away.
With Jupiter direct, inaugurating a new project is supported. As Saturn trines Neptune it is a good time to anchor your dream, and take practical steps toward its implementation.
The winter Solstice takes place on December 21, as the Sun moves into earthy Capricorn. For the next three months, change is more powerful than the power of the established. The collective is determined and displaying intense feelings with idealism. Positive movement and growth take place, with determined problem solving. With the moon in watery and intense Scorpio, projection and blame can be more pronounced. Neptune’s influence makes it hard to get to the truth of things and we are sensitive to the wounds and dilemma of the people. Knowing this can bring more consciousness to our reactions. The new moon takes place on the 24th, aligns with the change agent Uranus and Pluto. The Occupy Wall Street movement is sparked by the new moon chart. Starting on the 10th their communication will be empowered, more focused, modeling a new kind of value among people and systems in general. Seed the new year with the New Moon. Reflect on your goals to align successfully with what you value and want to grow, before we move into the very dynamic year of 2012.
Twelve Opportunities for December:
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This month you feel yourself freed up to move forward. Something has lifted and though there is tension to organize the information that you are dealing with, you do feel the new beginnings. Change is happening. This is an excellent time to examine how your beliefs color your behavior, your thoughts patterns and communication. There is a need to slow down in order to become more precise in what you are doing. Teaching and learning is highlighted. Travel is frustrated at this time. Your goals in relation to your work can be expanded upon with positive results, though you must stay flexible. Be thoughtful in communication with employees or co-workers.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This is a time of well-being, and positive energy, along with concerns in relationship. Opening up to a greater perspective on situatiions eases your concerns. Set clear boundaries and organize your schedule to get enough time for yourself, as you are moving into a creative and productive time. The eclipse brings out issues of money and self worth for review. This will benefit having healthy relations with others. The end of the year highlights meeting new people through your role in the community. Teaching and learning are very favored as well as travel.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Relationships are up this month, particularly with the eclipse of the 10th. You may receive important insights about yourself that can help improve relations. Be aware that you can feel irritable, frustrated, or angry at this time. Steady practical solutions can greatly benefit you. Better to communicate your thoughts after Mercury goes direct on the 13th. Your capacity for intimacy and supporting others is increased as you stay in touch now with your own feelings.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Create some quiet reflective time on December 10th when the eclipse takes place. This will support you to communicate what you feel is needed at this time. Be aware of your frustration or anger, so it isn’t ignored. Very practical, grounded, communications with clear goals, is most helpful. Something new can now come in around work and/or career (after the 10). Changes in partnership is highlighted and are supported with positive energy and good will. Be flexible.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Your creative expression and group dynamics are highlighted in the first part of December. High standards are expected of you or you expect it from others, which either causes tension or productive results. Make it your choice. Communicating clear goals is very helpful at this time. This is an excellent time to make changes in any habits or daily routines. This change supports your larger purpose and/or any career moves. People see you in a positive light.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): This month begins a time of more energy and productive action to accomplish your goals. The eclipse of the 10th may bring frustration. Know what it is you want and take time to communicate. Balance family needs with work. The new moon on the 24th is a very good time for you to begin a new creative project. Be flexible with your timing as there are needs from others.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): This month change and flexibility is needed in relationships. Unexpected situations may arise that call for your steady and loving presence. New people enter your life that stimulate and inspire you. Adjusting and reviewing certain belief systems that have been the foundation of your daily life is very important now. Be thoughtful with your communications and relations with siblings especially through the 13th when Mercury then goes direct. Supporting and being supported by family is focused upon. At the new moon, (24th) tap into solitude to know your goals. Clarity here will bring good results in the following year.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): You are experiencing a new level of responsibility. You now seriously review your situation. It is an excellent time to hold the vision of what’s possible for you and your relationships. There is much love and support coming your way. The eclipse highlights intimacy in your life, along with your own self worth and self love. They go hand in hand and now adjustments can be made to benefit all relationships. It’s a good time to review and make changes with shared finances. At the new moon, positive changes to communication will seed the New Year in beneficial ways.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): With Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius until the 13th, you may be in a position to support others to open communications and bring clarity to issues. This month, the eclipse highlights relationships. What needs shifting, changing adjusting? Frustrations may arise with differences in how people see or do things. This is good information, which supports moving toward a goal that each of you value. with Jupiter in Taurus you have connected in more positive ways with your health and body. Now comes a new level of incorporating these changes in your daily life and routine. Balance is the key word. With the new moon on the 24th take the time to envision how your talents and wisdom can benefit the change we are seeking in 2012.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): You have been challenged with big changes in the last years. Now there is the potential for liberation from the past. The tension of situations move you to transform. It is an excellent time to take stock of where you are. Issues and decisions around children or lovers are up. You are balancing abundance or overdoing with limits. The eclipse highlights habits and daily health patterns that need adjustment. Your persevering hard work will soon be rewarded. Taking time on the new moon of the 24th, to be quiet and assess goals will bring benefits in 2012.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): You experience things easing up after the 9th. Now you can move forward more freely. It is an excellent time to share your thoughts and teachings with others. The eclipse highlights your own creativity and self-expression, as opposed to the great energy you put out toward others. This is in need of balance now. Home is a haven for you even as you feel the pull of what is needed out in the community, through your work or active involvement. The new moon of the 24th asks you to retreat and be quiet, inorder to seed the New Year of 2012.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): The lunar eclipse highlights your relationship with family, home, and your own deep self. Be thoughtful of communications during this time as Mars can heat things up. Clearly state what you are needing, for more ease in communications. Your work in the world is supported this month especially after the 13th when Mercury goes direct. Editing and review can be very beneficial up to that day. Throughout December and until the end of February, your creativity and imagination are enhanced. This can support the communications you need to make to bring support to your projects. The new moon of the 24th, brings positive attention to your work with groups, strengthening your communications and writings, bringing new people into your life.