December 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends  

Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Standard Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (including AZ) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.



December 2014

RUNE OF THE MONTH:. Isa “ice”. A rune advising us to be cautious this month. All is not as it seems. Even when the lake is frozen allowing us to walk on it, the ice may thin unexpectedly and we could find ourselves without any support, falling into the freezing waters. A slow and steady progression allows us to move forward in peace and balance. We may need some quiet time in isolation to reflect on our lives and gather our thoughts. A good month to go into hibernation and dream our life into being.

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Jupiter turns retrograde on Dec 8 at 12:41 PM and remains so until April 8, 2015. The degrees it travels this month (22º38’-21º43’ Leo) are symbolized by “A bareback rider in a circus displays her dangerous skill.” and “A carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission”. Issues regarding religion, the law, education and long distance travel could surface. Being in integrity is of the utmost importance, so is being people who are also honest. A month when we push our own limits and realize our potential in glorious ways. We come to enjoy the rewards of all the hard work we have done, bringing to fruition an important cycle of creation in our lives.


Uranus Square Pluto on the 14th of December is the one before last of the series of 7 that began in June 2012 and will end in March 2015. Major recalibration is at work in our lives. A time of death and transformation of all that no longer serves our higher purpose. Previously hidden inner and outer obstacles are being revealed. People show their true colors. Witnesses to the fact that nothing is ever as it seems, circumstances change dramatically. As we get closer to the real core of our being, our lives change accordingly.


Uranus turns direct on Dec 21st at 12º34’ Aries. The shadow (the period in time needed for it to return to the exact same degree it started its retrogration on) lasts until April 8, 2015.  This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by: “A bomb which failed to explode is concealed”. As we have become willingly more anchored in our individuality and opened pathways into the unknown to recreate our reality, big revolutionary changes were no longer necessary. We opened the door to our own future without the need for any external help to break us free from old paradigms.


Saturn enters Sagittarius on Dec 23 at 8:33 AM till Dec 19, 2017. During the next 2 years, integrity will be greatly honored and lack thereof will also be revealed with clarity. Issues around the law, higher education, long distance travels, freedom and responsibilities come to the forefront. There could be major educational reforms and traveling will be undertaken to expand our philosophy of life. A deeper understanding of our essential oneness brings cultures and religions together. Our personal boundaries are likely to be tested, as well as our values. What do we really stand for? How honest are we with ourselves? How serious are we about really learning about what came before us and what has been hidden from us? Profound archeological finds could be revealed, changing completely our understanding of the history of humanity.


The night of Dec 24-25 begin the 12 holy nights of Christmas. Each night for 12 nights, we shall be dreaming a month of the following year. Dec 24-25 corresponds to January 2015, Dec 25-26, to February 2015 etc…. As the world gathers in prayers, in celebration, exchanging gifts, phone calls and cards, more light surrounds our planet, allowing for more gratitude and love to abound. Make the best possible use of this sacred period!


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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • On Tuesday 12/2 between 6:42 PM and 9:15 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • From Thursday 12/4 at 10:45 PM till Friday 12/5 at 2:28 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
  • On Sunday 12/7 between 1:52 AM and 9:34 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • On Tuesday 12/9 between 4:14 PM and 7:14 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • On Friday 12/12 between 4:48 AM and 7:19 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On Sunday 12/14 between 6:11 PM and 8:05 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
  • From Tuesday 12/16 at 9:40 PM and Wednesday 12/17 at 6:52 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • On Friday 12/19 between 1:11 PM and 1:55 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • On Sunday 12/21 between 4:35 AM and 5:25 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • From Monday 12/22 at 7:17 PM till Tuesday 12/23 at 6:52 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • On Thursday 12/25 between 7:11 AM and 8:07 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • On Saturday 12/27 between 7:44 AM and 10:35 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Monday 12/29 at 4:46 PM till Tuesday 12/30 at 2:56 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.


Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:


Moon in Aries until Tuesday 12/2 at 9:14 PM + between Saturday 12/27 at 10:35 PM and Tuesday 12/30 at 2:55 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 Tuesday 12/2 at 9:15 PM and Friday 12/5 at 2:27 AM + between Tuesday 12/30 at 2:56 AM and Thursday 1/1 at 9:08 AM: 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 Friday 12/5 at 2:28 AM and Sunday 12/7 at 9:33 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 12/7 at 9:34 AM and Tuesday 12/9 at 7:13 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 12/9 at 7:14 PM and Friday 12/12 at 7:18 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 Friday 12/12 at 7:19 AM and Sunday 12/14 at 8:04 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 Sunday 12/14 at 8:05 PM and Wednesday 12/17 at 6:51 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 Wednesday 12/17 at 6:52 AM and Friday 12/19 at 1:54 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 Friday 12/19 at 1:55 PM and Sunday 12/21 at 5:24 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 Sunday 12/21 at 5:25 PM and Tuesday 12/23 at 6:51 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 Tuesday 12/23 at 6:52 PM and Thursday 12/25 at 8:06 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 Thursday 12/25 at 8:07 PM and Saturday 12/27 at 10:34 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…


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This month’s intentional meditation begins on Saturday 12/6. 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 in Gemini  at exactly 4:27 AM (you can place them up to several hours prior to that exact moment if necessary). Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the New Moon in Capricorn.


On Sunday 12/21, 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 so that they are out at exactly 5:35 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away (even up to several hours after the exact time) in a folder, expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…


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Monday 12/1: Mars Sextile Saturn (11:00 AM)

A day to further goals and ambitions through practical and disciplined work. Accepting limitations with grace and dignity, deepens and anchors us, helping us tap into our wisdom and discover hidden talents.


Thursday 12/4: Venus Trine Jupiter (11:11 AM), Sun Trine Uranus (2:30 PM), Mars enters Aquarius (3:57 PM till January 12 at 2:20 AM)

Today, our social life expands in beautiful ways. We attract positive and enriching people who widen our cultural horizons. A great day to attend an art exhibit, go to a concert or listen to a conference on a foreign culture. Communications are pleasant and truthful, leading to a new sense of freedom and excitement. During the next 5 weeks, Aquarian natives are favored. Humanitarian goals, as well as actions aimed at supporting a sense of oneness, are favored.


Friday 12/5: Mercury Trine Uranus (7:44 PM)

A day of exciting and freeing new social encounters and verbal exchanges. We are inventive, innovative, bringing the future into our present. Unusual topics are of great interest to us. Sudden flashes of insights bring interesting answers to our questions, helping us move forward at the speed of lightning.


Monday 12/8: Sun Conjunct Mercury (1:51 AM), Jupiter turns retrograde (12:41 PM)

A day of clear, efficient communications. Great for making phone calls and e-mails as well as completing backlogged work. Social encounters are pleasant and positive. Regarding Jupiter turning retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.


Wednesday 12/10: Venus enters Capricorn (8:42 AM) till January 3 at 6:48 AM

During the next 3 weeks, our feelings are deeper, yet more reserved than usual. We seek commitment and truth in our relationships. They all need to pass the test of reality. A shaky one may not survive, while a good one will become more cemented.


Friday 12/12: Mercury Trine Jupiter (3:24 AM)

We speak our truth with integrity. Any communication pertaining to the law, religion or higher education is favored. Wonderful for long distance traveling, completing a university degree or any legal transaction. We express ourselves with faith, trust and optimism, thus creating many positive opportunities in our lives.


Sunday 12/14: Sun Trine Jupiter (7:56 AM), Uranus Square Pluto (10:14 PM)

A day of faith and enthusiasm within major change and recalibration.  Regarding Uranus square Pluto, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.


Tuesday 12/16: Mercury enters Capricorn (7:53 PM) till January 4, 2015

During the next 3 weeks, our thoughts are more serious, practical, efficient and reserved. We may be more silent than usual and seek meaningful exchanges with people who can further our ambitions or enrich our lives with wisdom and maturity. Wonderful for writing on a matter requiring structured knowledge.


Saturday 12/20: Mercury Sextile Neptune (1:31 AM), Venus Square Uranus (9:08 AM), Venus Conjunct Pluto (1:07 PM), Mars Sextile Uranus (7:47 PM)

A day of impulsive, individualistic and freeing actions. We seek excitement and adventure in a dreamy sort of way. Meditation, artistic creation, healing are all favored. Our night visions could be more vivid than usual.  Romantic passion and heights of emotion could also lead to estrangement if we are too inflexible or intent on remaining too independent. Heart and mind should not remain separate from each other. To find balance, it is particularly important today to feel with our heads and think with our hearts. An interesting day for an out of the ordinary date.


Sunday 12/21: Uranus  turns direct (2:45 PM), the Sun enters Capricorn (winter solstice at 3:03 PM)

Regarding Uranus turning direct, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. During the next month, we are willing to work hard to fulfill our ambitions. We are more practical and attracted to wisdom than usual. We could feel solitary, and focus on long term goals with great self-sufficiency and focus.


Tuesday 12/23: Saturn enters Sagittarius (8:33 AM till Dec 19, 2017)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.


Wednesday 12/24: Mercury Square Uranus (5:31 PM), Mercury conjunct Pluto (10:52 PM)

Bing more cutting, independent and freedom seeking than usual could estrange us from our friends.  Our knowingness enables us to see through people and situations clearly and fast. Not the best day however for cooperative endeavors.


Friday 12/26: Sun Sextile Neptune (7:11 PM)

We could feel dreamy and need quiet space. A good day for artistic creation and meditation. An inspiring book or movie could prove very uplifting. A high sensitivity to our environment requires that we stay clear from negative influences.


Wishing you all a magical month of December and happy holidays (holly days)!


In Loving Light.


Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker

Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster, NY)

110 S. Fairfax Ave, A11-60

Los Angeles, CA 90036-2178