RUNE OF THE MONTH: Berkana.
The Rune of right action. The highest prayer asks that we are always in right relationship with everyone and everything in and around us. With no attachment to the outcome, this may mean that people who no longer served our highest good drop out of our lives while others walk in, or that we may loose our job so that we are free to grasp a much better opportunity. We are in right relationship when we listen to our hearts and live with integrity. There is no mistake… no matter what circumstances look like, all is always in perfect divine order.
Lunar Eclipse on Saturday December 10 at 6:39 AM at 18º11' Gemini.
The Sabian Symbols describe this degree as follows: "A large archaic volume reveals a traditional wisdom." This eclipse is about remembering our truth, the wisdom buried deep inside our soul and all that we know from other lifetimes, initiations and dimensions. Communication is likely to accelerate. Dreams become more premonitory. Visions reveal realities hidden until now.
Mercury is retrograde until December 13. This month it travels between 16º01 and 3º51' Scorpio.
The shadow period lasts until January 1st, 2012. "A youth carries a lighted candle in a devotional ritual." is the image associated with the turn-around degree. We are exploring deep metaphysical truths and could be drawn to scientific study and matters requiring concentration and focus. There is a passionate need to understand the esoteric mysteries of sexuality, life beyond death and the secrets of the universe. We could be drawn to crop circles and delve profoundly into the powers of the mind. As we ground ourselves in sacred space and sit in ceremony, our understanding is enhanced in magical ways.
Jupiter is still retrograde until December 25, between 1º25' and 0º22' Taurus.
These 2 degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: "A clear mountain stream." and "An electrical storm". Abundance comes from being in Nature and connecting deeply with the purity of Mother Earth. The more we spend time outdoors, the more energy flows through us. As purity washes over us, new ideas and a fresh vision of who we are and what we can do to shift our lives for the better is generated.
Uranus is retrograde until December 9 between 0º40' and 0º38' Aries.
This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: "A woman just risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her." This is a beautiful degree of ascension. As we become ourselves, listen to our truth and follow our hearts, we are born again, embraced by the forces of nature in oneness with all that is. The time for enlightenment is now. As we become fully present to ourselves, free from denser aspects of ourselves, our subconscious made conscious helps us become all that we are.
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 Pisces between Thursday 12/1 at 6:45 AM and Saturday 12/3 at 5:50 PM + between Wednesday 12/28 at 3:44 PM and Saturday 12/31 at 1:47 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 Saturday 12/3 at 5:51 PM and Tuesday 12/6 at 6:33 AM + Between Saturday 12/31 at 1:48 AM and Monday 12/2 at 2:15 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 Tuesday 12/6 at 6:34 AM and Thursday 12/8 at 6:51 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 bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Thursday 12/8 at 6:52 PM and Sunday 12/11 at 5:25 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 Sunday 12/11 at 5:26 AM and Tuesday 12/13 at 1:47 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, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Tuesday 12/13 at 1:48 PM and Thursday 12/15 at 7:57 PM:
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 Thursday 12/15 at 7:58 PM and Sunday 12/18 at 0:05 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….
Moon in Libra between Sunday 12/18 at 0:06 AM and Tuesday 12/20 at 2:32 AM:
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 Tuesday 12/20 at 2:33 AM and Thursday 12/22 at 4:02 AM:
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 Thursday 12/22 at 4:03 AM and Saturday 12/24 at 5:46 AM:
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 Saturday 12/24 at 5:47 AM and Monday 12/26 at 9:13 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 Monday 12/26 at 9:14 AM and Wednesday 12/28 at 3:44 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….
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Saturday 12/10.
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 Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) in Gemini at exactly 6:36 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday 12/24. Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 10:06 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Thursday 12/1: Venus conjunct Pluto (5:50 AM)
A great day for a passionate date. Love and sexuality tend to come together and be a catalyst of transformation. Our feelings are deep. A sense of destiny accompanies any significant encounter today. Compromising graciously brings peace, comfort and beauty.
Friday 12/2: Sun square Mars (5:08 AM)
Directing our energy into constructive goals helps us avoid the impulsiveness and potential aggression of this aspect. We should be careful of sharp, metallic objects today.
Sunday 12/4: Sun conjunct Mercury (0:52 AM), Mercury square Mars (3:19 PM)
Selling, trading, communicating, letters, friendships could be all at once easy and flowing yet a tad too honest. Words pronounced impulsively could be hurtful, yet set the record straight.
Monday 12/5: Venus trine Mars (7:08 AM)
Our social life today is flowing, relaxed and casual. People are responsive and supportive of us and our endeavors. Charm and joy permeate our encounters with others who are warm and cordial.
Friday 12/9: Uranus turns direct (11:05 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Saturday 12/10: Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon in Gemini at 6:36 AM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Tuesday 12/13: Mercury turns direct (5:43 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Sunday 12/18: Venus Square Saturn (6:18 AM)
We could feel a little lonely and depressed today. It is important that we reassess our relationships and be clear on what they bring us and what they don't. A realistic set of boundaries can help us redefine what we need from intimacy and what within ourselves may be creating obstacles to the romantic connection we wish to create.
Monday 12/19: Sun Sextile Saturn (8:26 AM)
Our worth today depends on our ability to shoulder responsibilities. The more reliable, efficient and practical we are, the easier it is to further our goals and ambitions. Patience and self-discipline create stability and strengthen our character.
Tuesday 12/20: Venus enters Aquarius (10:26 AM till January 13, 2012), Sun Sextile Neptune (12:48 PM), Venus square Jupiter (6:21 PM), Venus sextile Uranus (11:57 PM)
During the next 3 weeks, the difference between love and friendship is more blurry. Love could turn to friendship and friendship become a romantic affair. Today, more specifically, we feel a little dreamy. Our need for freedom could make us start impulsively or end abruptly a relationship. An exaggerated honesty could lead to estrangement from the people we love the most.
Wednesday 12/21: the Sun enters Capricorn (Winter Solstice, 9:30 PM till January 20, 2012)
During the next month, we are more introverted, serious and disciplined. A great time to further our ambitions and work hard at manifesting our goals. Limitations present us with opportunities to deepen our wisdom.
Thursday 12/22: Sun trine Jupiter (6:33 AM), Sun Square Uranus (2:15 PM)
A day of increased optimism and faith. As we smile to life, life smiles back at us. Doors open. Opportunities present themselves unexpectedly. We should just be careful not to react too impulsively as our need for freedom could separate us suddenly from the people who are the closest to us.
Sunday 12/25: Jupiter turns direct (2:09 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wednesday 12/28: Sun conjunct Pluto (11:41 PM)
The force of our command today shapes our environment. Self-transformation occurs effortlessly. Our impact on others is profound. The authority we exude comes from deep within and not from something we read or heard.
Saturday 12/31: Mercury square Mars (10:06 PM)
Intellectual challenges help us channel our dynamic energy positively. Important to stay away from conflict and sharp objects. Carelessness, exaggerated spontaneity or anger could lead to accidents. Vigorous physical exercise helps us stay balanced.
Wishing you all lovely holidays and an enlightening end of year!
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.