RUNE OF THE MONTH: Challenges
Whatever life deals us is perfect for that moment. There are no mistakes. It’s up to us to respond positively to whatever happens from moment to moment. And even if we do not react with grace and consciousness, let us never forget that we are also human and that next time we’ll know better and have a chance to express ourselves more harmoniously.
We are blessed with a Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday December 21 at 0:13 AM at 29º21’ Gemini.
This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: "A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds." This is a very special time to do a fire ceremony. Place about ½ cup of Epson salts in a heat resistant bowl, soaking in 90º rubbing alcohol. The flames will be clean and will last about 15'. Think of two wishes. Place a little stick, or toothpick, on your third eye, focus on what you want to release in your life and blow it three times into the stick before placing it into the fire to be consumed. Then do the same with another stick, this time focusing on what you want to attract into your life. This special end of the year eclipse is about releasing the illusions in our lives and bringing beauty and grace into everything we are and do.
Mercury is retrograde December 10-29
Mercury is retrograde December 10-29 from 5º54' Capricorn till 19º45' Sagittarius. Despite its bad press due to mechanical malfunctionings and software installments going sour, Mercury retrograde is a beautiful period for old friends resurfacing, remembering projects we abandoned and reconnecting with dreams we forgot. This particular retrogradation, reminds us of ambitions we had, long distance trips we wished to make, higher education we wanted to complete and maybe even a book we dreamed of writing.
Uranus turns direct on December 6
Uranus turns direct on December 6 at 26º40' Pisces. The Sabian Symbols symbolize this degree as follows: "A harvest Moon illuminates the sky." During the past few months, we found our spiritual freedom and reconnected with our true star family. We have discovered our true soul purpose and remembered our inner truth so that our divinity may shine.
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 Libra until Thursday 12/2 at 6:42 AM + between Monday 12/27 at 9:38 AM and Wednesday 12/29 at 12:48 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 Thursday 12/2 at 6:43 AM and Saturday 12/4 at 9:58 AM + between Wednesday 12/29 at 12:49 PM and Friday 12/31 at 5:20 PM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power…
Moon in Sagittarius between Saturday 12/4 at 9:59 AM and Monday 12/6 at 3:15 PM + between Friday 12/31 at 5:21 PM and Sunday January 2 at 11:38 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 Monday 12/6 at 3:16 PM and Wednesday 12/8 at 11:29 PM:
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 Wednesday 12/8 at 11:30 PM and Saturday 12/11 at 10:39 AM:
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 Saturday 12/11 at 10:40 AM and Monday 12/13 at 11:13 PM:
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 Monday 12/13 at 11:14 PM and Thursday 12/16 at 10:48 AM:
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 Thursday 12/16 at 10:49 AM and Saturday 12/18 at 7:36 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…
Moon in Gemini between Saturday 12/18 at 7:37 PM and Tuesday 12/21 at 1:21 AM:
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 Tuesday 12/21 at 1:22 AM and Thursday 12/23 at 4:49 AM:
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, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Thursday 12/23 at 4:50 AM and Saturday 12/25 at 7:13 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 Saturday 12/25 at 7:14 AM and Monday 12/27 at 9:37 AM:
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…
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation began on Sunday 11/21
Our intentional meditation began on Sunday 11/21 with the Full Moon in Taurus. On Sunday 12/5, take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one positive, concise intention per sheet. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon in Sagittarius, making sure they are on a balcony, in a garden or near a window by exactly 9:36 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle!
Our next intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 12/21
Our next intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 12/21. Take out 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 Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) in Gemini at exactly 0:13 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Capricorn on January 4 2011 at 1:03 AM.
Wednesday 12/1: Mercury Sextile Venus (8:34 AM)
A great day for casual, pleasant relationships. We seek peace and harmony with others. Good for positive, smooth communications.
Thursday 12/2: Mars Sextile Neptune (11:41 AM)
A day during which creativity, imagination, sacred sexuality and secret plans are enhanced. Restlessness could lead to new opportunities. Great for promotional ideas inasmuch as they are backed by practical efforts.
Friday 12/3: Mars Square Uranus (6:01 PM)
Today, we should take extra care to avoid rash decisions and contain our temper particularly while driving or using sharp metal instruments. Unexpected conditions could lead to tension and stress and sudden estrangement from others.
Sunday 12/5: Mercury Conjunct Pluto (5:18 PM), Uranus turns Direct (5:51 PM)
A day of deep concentration, fascination for life after death and interest in the mysteries of life. Great for scientific and/or metaphysical research. We seek deep conversations and have the capacity to X-ray situations and people.
Tuesday 12/7: Sun Sextile Saturn (0:01 AM), Mars enters Capricorn (3:49 PM till January 15, 2011)
Great for structuring our work, becoming clear on our short and long term ambitions, getting things done. We move forward with great seriousness of intent and discipline. The next 5 weeks are about simplifying our lives and focusing on what is truly essential.
Wednesday 12/8: Venus Sextile Pluto (8:17 AM)
Great for a passionate date or for rekindling the flame in an existing relationship. Excellent for financial endeavors especially if they involve a lot of money. Important to remain gracious and flexible in social gatherings.
Friday 12/10: Mercury turns retrograde (4:06 AM till Wednesday 12/29), Mercury Sextile Venus (1:01 PM)
Regarding Mercury retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically is great for a pleasant social gathering, peaceful communications with others and for saying kindly what needs to be expressed.
Monday 12/13: Mercury Conjunct Pluto (8:09 PM), Mercury Conjunct Mars (8:10 PM), Mars Conjunct Pluto (8:13 PM)
Today is marked by profound thoughts. We are direct in our communications and fascinated by life after death, sexuality and the esoteric mysteries of life. Scientific and metaphysical research are favored. Great for enrolling in a martial arts program. We may feel more passionate than usual with an intense level of energy that needs to be channeled positively.
Thursday 12/16: Sun Square Jupiter (1:47 PM)
A great day to question our moral values and strive for modesty, humility and gratitude. Important to avoid extremes and to remain discerning. In a burst of overconfidence, we could promise -or be promised- more than can be delivered.
Saturday 12/18: Sun Sextile Neptune (2:31 AM), Mercury enters Sagittarius (6:55 AM till January 14, 2011), Sun Square Uranus (10:49 AM)
A day where we could feel a little dreamy, more tired and lethargic than usual and sensitive to the energies surrounding us. Artists are likely to be greatly inspired. Rash reactions could lead to sudden, unexpected separations. During the next three weeks, our thoughts are more philosophical. We could be more interested in the law, higher education, religion or other cultures. It is important that we express ourselves with the utmost integrity.
Sunday 12/19: Sun Conjunct Mercury (5:23 PM)
A very favorable day for buying, selling, trading, short travels, writing letters/e-mails and making phone calls. Communications are logical and to the point. Our social circle expands in a positive way. Great for giving or attending a lecture, and/or creative writing.
Monday 12/20: Mercury Square Uranus (3:31 PM), Mercury Sextile Neptune (9:03 PM)
Communication could be out of context. We could feel detached, nervous and dreamy. A simultaneous need for excitement and peace is likely to be present. Misunderstandings could occur as we are more in tune with the vibration of what is being said rather than the actual words. We could also jump to conclusions without having all the facts in hand. Excellent for receiving sudden insights through visions and meditation.
Tuesday 12/21: Lunar Eclipse in Gemini (0:13 AM), the Sun enters Capricorn (Winter Solstice at 3:39 PM until January 20, 2011), Mercury Square Jupiter (4:59 PM)
Regarding the eclipse, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today is a very special day to review our intentions and write down our short and long term goals. Our mind is opened to new horizons. Our social circle may expand. We become more philosophical and interested in foreign cultures, the law and religion.
Sunday 12/26: Sun Conjunct Pluto (5:03 PM)
A great day to change what needs to be transformed. We are more insightful than usual and able to rid ourselves of limiting habits that are not helping us be all that we can be. We X-ray people and situations and see beyond the obvious.
Wednesday 12/29: Mars Square Saturn (7:29 AM), Mercury turns Direct (11:21 PM)
Bitterness or resentment could arise over a perceived injustice. Best to harness that energy into the hardest work we can find. Much can be accomplished today if we focus our attention constructively. Regarding Mercury turning direct, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.