Numerologically, this is a “3” year (2+0+1+0). Dominated by Jupiter, it is a year of expansion, luck, financial abundance, positive new adventures and wider horizons. We could be drawn to learning more about other cultures this year, long distance traveling and as always -all the way till 2012-, need to live with the utmost integrity. The more faith and enthusiasm we have and the more incredibly enriching opportunities will present themselves to us.
Saturn retrograde (Jan. 13-May 30)
A few months when false authority is being unmasked. We are being asked to go within and tap into the depths of our own wisdom and not rely so much on external structures and power figures.
Solar eclipse in Capricorn (Jan. 15)
The Sabian Symbols describe this degree with a beautiful image: “A nature spirit dancing in the iridescent mist of a waterfall”. The veil between the visible and the invisible is thinning, allowing us to become directly aware and in contact with higher planes of consciousness. The extraordinary becomes ordinary reality.
Jupiter in Pisces (Jan. 17-June 5/Sept. 10-January 22, 2011)
As we tap more and more into our spiritual resources, manifest more kindness, generosity of spirit and compassion towards those less fortunate than ourselves, our imagination fuels our creations in ways that magically transform our daily lives.
Saturn Square Pluto (Jan. 31, August 21)
Through natural disasters, as well as criminal activities and difficult economic, social and political circumstances, we are tested in our ability to uproot the old consciousness of fear, manipulation, power games and greed.
Jupiter Sextile Pluto (Feb 6)
As we get rid of old conditionings and shift what was stagnant in our lives, powerful opportunities for new beginnings appear. We are likely to feel more benevolent and tolerant than usual. Trust and positive co-operation create beautiful expansions in anything related to the law, higher education and religion. A long-distance trip could completely change our consciousness. We could even decide to emigrate for social or political reasons.
Neptune Conjunct Chiron (Feb 17)
The wisdom found in forgiveness transmutes our emotional wounds.
Pluto Retrograde (April 6-Sep. 13)
These few months mark a transition. We are ready to leave the old and enter the unknown. Much is being transformed in both our inner and outer lives. We are moving forward to both eagerness and vigilance.
Saturn re-enters Virgo (April 7- July 20)
Saturn had been in Virgo since September 2007. We are becoming more aware of the need to heal our mother, the Earth, and to honor her resources. The next few months are our final chance to reverse the abuse that has been taking place for too long. Supporting organic farming and recycling as much as we can, refusing plastic bags and stopping pollution wherever possible, become primary concerns.
Chiron enters Pisces (April 20-July 19)
We are becoming more and more aware of our spiritual kinship with all living entities. The notion that we are all one doesn’t feel like an abstract concept anymore. Forms of mystical healing are spreading like wildfire.
Saturn opposition Uranus (April 26, July 26)
The old order comes crashing down as the new rushes in. In the face of a mounting need for freedom, independence, and the manifestation of our individuality, limiting structures can no longer maintain their facades. Revolutions (literal and symbolic) occur, destroying artificial boundaries. Out of that chaos, a new society based on spiritual principles is gradually emerging.
Jupiter Opposition Saturn (May 23, Aug. 16/ March 28, 2011)
Existing structures are going through a period of readjustment. The obstacles limiting expansion are transmuted with wisdom and patience.
Uranus in Aries (May 27-August 13)
Our need to free ourselves from restrictive circumstances is impulsive. We are coming up with new initiatives, original ideas and affirming our independence and uniqueness with force.
Neptune Retrograde (May 31-November 6)
The more we are in touch with our inner vision and our personal wisdom, the more protected we are. As we recognize that our true strength lies in our inner wisdom, the magic of life becomes available to us.
Chiron Retrograde (Jun 4- November 5)
Beyond the variety of choices available to us, during this period a unifying principle emerging from our past, surfaces.
Jupiter conjunct Uranus (Jun. 8, September 18/January 4, 2011)
This is a time of progressive ideas, independence and restlessness. We don’t accept things so readily anymore and we need to rock the status quo in both our lives and our environment. Exciting opportunities to travel and further our education open new dimensions. Legal breakthroughs are likely to occur.
Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn (June 26)
In the Sabian Symbols, this degree is symbolized by “Indians on the warpath. While some men row a well-filled canoe, others in it perform a war dance.” While we honor and claim our personal spiritual power, our fighting spirit remains on alert, making us ready for every eventuality. It is not time yet to chant victory. We need to stay cautious and aware of every reality around us, even those we choose not to participate in.
Uranus Retrograde (July 5-December 5)
This is a powerful time to manifest our uniqueness. The clearer and the more focused our choices are, the faster we can become everything that we are in our divinity.
Solar Eclipse in Cancer (July 11)
This is a time of happiness. The image associated with this degree in the Sabian Symbols is “Venetian gondoliers giving a serenade”. We enjoy life by appreciating its gifts and being grateful for what we are blessed to have both materially and in our social circle.
Chiron re-enters Aquarius (June 4- Feb. 8, 2011)
Chiron entered Aquarius in January 2006. This is the last time before 2012, that Chiron is in that sign. Our dreams and visions are shaping the new society into existence. Incredible new healing technologies are coming to our consciousness. We are remembering the crystal healings of Atlantis and bringing them to a whole new level of mystical union with the divine.
Saturn re-enters Libra (July 21- October 5, 2012)
Relationships that were karmic in essence and have outlived their purpose dissolve. Great news for all those who have been single for a while. This is a time when our romantic relationships are solid and grounded in reality. We attract people with substance and we approach our partnerships with a desire to give and receive cooperation, support and enrichment. Working in harmony with others is a priority, as is being creative in a productive manner. Our judgement is sound and we are able to resolve residual emotional inhibitions. Loneliness and isolation are feelings which won’t exist anymore as we understand that we are never separated from one another. Many true marriages between soul-related beings are formed under this beautiful transit, while existing good and growth-promoting relationships are strengthened.
Jupiter Square Pluto (July 24, August 3/ February 25, 2011)
A time of new beginnings, requiring much reorganization. A tremendous reform of society is at hand.
Uranus re-enters Pisces (August 13-March 11, 2011)
Uranus has been in Pisces since March 2003. This is its last period in that sign. Channeling and visionary philosophies are flourishing everywhere. As they introduce us to a different understanding of what we thought was our reality, we are forced to look at traditional religion in a whole new light. A deeper alignment with our higher selves dramatically increases our intuition and, in some cases, psychic abilities.
Lunar Eclipse in Gemini (Dec. 21)
In the Sabian Symbols, this degree is described as “A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds.” Through personal excellence we are raising the bar for the whole of humanity.
Lunar Eclipse on Thursday 12/31 at 10º15’ Cancer.
This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by “a clown caricaturing well-known personalities”. Appearances dissolve allowing the truth of “what is” to reveal itself. This is the time to find where our real home is, what, who make us feel safe, which image we want to project, how we see ourselves, what impact we have on others. We may try several identities on until we know with certainty who we really are and what we stand for.
Mars turns retrograde on Sunday 12/20 from 19º41’-18º57’ Leo.
The Sabian Symbols’ images for these 2 degrees are: “Zuni Indians performing a ritual to the Sun” and “A houseboat party”. Our homework is done, now is the time to both celebrate and express gratitude to all the people and forces who have guided and supported us along the way. The way we assert ourselves is radiant and full of wonderful renewed energy. We are shining in the truth of our divinity.
Mercury turns retrograde on Saturday 12/26 until January 15, 2010 from 21º47’ to 5º33’ Capricorn.
A time where, through seriousness, structure and discipline we reach depths of wisdom. Much can be accomplished during this time. As we complete tasks, finish the work that was backlogged, clear old projects, we are ready to welcome whole new endeavors. A chance to re-invent ourselves and create exciting new possibilities, deeply grounded in reality.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Gemini between Tuesday 12/1 at 6:23 AM and Thursday 12/3 at 8:00 AM + between Monday 12/28 at 5:13 PM and Wednesday 12/30 at 6:44 PM :
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people...
Moon in Cancer between Thursday 12/3 at 8:01 AM and Saturday 12/5 at 9:06 AM+ between Wednesday 12/30 at 6:45 PM and Friday 12/1 at 6:40 PM :
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, crazy humor and anything requiring intuition and imagination....
Moon in Leo between Saturday 12/5 at 9:07 AM and Monday 12/7 at 11:04 AM :
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general....
Moon in Virgo between Monday 12/7 at 11:05 AM and Wednesday 12/9 at 2:46 PM :
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers.... Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets....
Moon in Libra between Wednesday 12/9 at 2:47 PM and Friday 12/11 at 8:30 PM :
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over...), art (especially painting and decorating...), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition....)
Moon in Scorpio between Friday 12/11 at 8:31 PM and Monday 12/14 at 4:24 AM :
perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, sexuality and exploring the other side of the veil as well as insurances, and issue pertaining to the use of power....
Moon in Sagittarius between Monday 12/14 at 4:25 AM and Wednesday 12/16 at 2:31 PM :
perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures.... Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses...)...
Moon in Capricorn between Wednesday 12/16 at 2:32 PM and Saturday 12/19 at 2:38 AM :
good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals....
Moon in Aquarius between Saturday 12/19 at 2:39 AM and Monday 12/21 at 3:41 PM :
perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general....
Moon in Pisces between Monday 12/21 at 3:42 PM and Thursday 12/24 at 3:38 AM :
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is...
Moon in Aries between Thursday 12/24 at 3:39 AM and Saturday 12/26 at 12:25 PM :
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic....
Moon in Taurus between Saturday 12/26 at 12:26 PM and Monday 12/28 at 5:12 PM:
perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth... Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work....
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 12/1.
Take as many blank sheets as you will have intentions and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Gemini at 11:30 PM. Once that exact moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon.
On Wednesday 12/16
take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one intention per sheet, making sure it is positive and concise. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon in Sagittarius at exactly 4:02 AM. Once that exact moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle.
Our next intentional meditation start on Thursday 12/31 at 11:13 AM
with the Full Moon in Cancer. Same procedure as on Tuesday 12/1. The next New Moon, in Capricorn, will occur on 1/14 (Solar Eclipse).
Tuesday 12/1: Mercury Sextile Neptune (6:53 AM), Uranus turns direct (12:27 PM), Venus enters Sagittarius (2:04 PM till January 18, 2010)
We are more intuitive than rational today. Insights come through meditation and dreams. Great for channeling, healing and any work requiring inspiration. Artistically inclined people will love this transit! Not so good for anything technical or admnistrative requiring attention to detail and focus. Our minds could drift into impressions and feelings and have a hard time committing to the here and now. During the next few weeks, the way we love is enthusiastic and alive. We enjoy meeting new people and gathering with positive, fun crowds. We could spend a little more than usual and not care so much about it, trusting that abundance will follow.
Friday 12/4: Venus Sextile Saturn (3:45 AM)
Great for structuring an existing love relationship. A new romantic attachment is grounded in reality, develops slowly and gradually for a long time. A business partnership established today is solid. Excellent for business dealings. Our financial investments are secure and realistic.
Saturday 12/5: Mercury enters Capricorn (9:25 AM till Feb 10, 2010)
In the next couple of months, we may be more silent than usual. Tapping into our inner wisdom, we tend to favor fewer words and more action. Our thoughts are realistic and the way we express ourselves, more practical. We could be drawn to serious studies requiring much concentration and discipline.
Monday 12/7: Mercury Conjunct Pluto (1:11 AM), Mercury Square Saturn (6:35 PM)
Deep thoughts today. We are able to X-ray people and situations with much clarity and a very practical sense. Our ideas are grounded and solid. The way we express ourselves inspires respect. Others feel that what we are saying comes from the depths of our being and not from something superficially read somewhere. What we say impacts others in profound ways.
Thursday 12/10: Sun Trine Mars (5:18 PM)
We radiate much confidence and are assertive today. We seek action and the practical application of our ideas. Sports are a great outlet. We have a lot of energy and are very direct in our personal expression. Great for taking new initiatives that further our ambitions.
Monday 12/14: Sun Square Uranus (7:28 AM), Sun Sextile Jupiter (4:17 PM)
The more flexible we are, the more the changes experienced will redirect us in the most positive of ways. This is a day where the unexpected can wreck our plans and yet, through the adventurousness provided, open incredible new doorways that prove beneficial in the long run.
Tuesday 12/15: Sun Sextile Neptune (4:17 PM)
Meditation is greatly favored today as is the development of our spiritual life. We could appreciate art and beauty more than usual. Our psychic sensitivity is greatly enhanced. Artists are more inspired than usual. We express more compassion towards those less fortunate than ourselves, with a greater generosity of spirit. Relationships with children are particularly pleasant as we are able to creatively enter the world of their imagination. A romantic relationship feels very magical. We could clearly feel the soul connection we have with this person.
Thursday 12/17: Venus Trine Mars (4:39 AM)
Great for creative endeavors. Excellent for business. Love relationships are balanced and positive. Our finances flow and if we need any help in that area, it is easily granted. Social activities enhance our lives.
Saturday 12/19: Venus Square Uranus (5:52 PM)
We need to be careful not to say things impulsively that may cause relationship drifts. We could be more willful than usual and be drawn out of rebellion to strange people. Our insistence on freedom could create sudden, unexpected breaks in love ties that are impossible to mend. Someone met today could be very exciting but also prove unreliable. Unexpected expenses may arise. If we conduct ourselves responsibly, we can avoid some of the pitfalls of this extravagant transit.
Sunday 12/20: Mars turns Retrograde (5:27 AM), Venus Sextile Jupiter (8:53 PM), Venus Sextile Neptune (9:25 PM)
Kindly see the opening paragraph. A great day for social activities. Our exuberance, enthusiasm and positive outlook attract many like-spirited beings who expand our world and enrich our projects. A great day for a date. An existing relationship becomes happier, a new relationship brings a sense of adventure and joy.
Monday 12/21: Jupiter Conjunct Neptune (0:53 AM), Sun enters Capricorn (9:47 AM till January 19, 2010)
Mystical tendencies are enhanced by this transit, as is our idealism and the need to undertake long journeys. During the next month, our wisdom deepens. We are more reserved, more serious, more stuctured than usual.
Thursday 12/24: Sun Conjunct Pluto (9:30 AM)
A day of powerful self-transformation. Almost as we were being turned inside out, whatever was holding us back can today be shifted into the light. Our leadership abilities are greatly increased, our charisma expands, we feel dynamic, strong and assertive.
Friday 12/25: Venus enters Capricorn (10:17 AM till January 18, 2010), Sun Square Saturn (3:58 PM)
During the next few weeks, we are more reserved, grounded and serious in our emotional commitment. We want to anchor our love relationships in reality and either break an involvement that was going nowhere, or deepen one that feels good to us. Today more particularly, we could feel the need to readjust our external reality to align with our inner needs, goals and ambitions.
Saturday 12/26: Mercury turns retrograde (6:38 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Sunday 12/27: Venus Conjunct Pluto (10:47 PM)
A day of intense emotions. A love relationship could be a profound catalyst for transformation and lead us to a whole new understanding of love and what holds us back from a deeper expression of intimacy. Great for financial investments which can lead to great wealth if we follow our intuitions.
Monday 12/28: Venus Square Saturn (10:55 PM)
Difficulties could arise in partnerships, both professionally and personally. We could experience a sense of disappointment, solitude or coldness. A time to really become clear on what we really want emotionally and what we are willing to give.
Thursday 12/31: Lunar Eclipse (11:13 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.