December 2015 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.




RUNE OF THE MONTH: Wunjo “bliss”. The gift of following our heart, knowing we have done well and that we deserve the blessings coming our way. The more in integrity we are, the lighter and the more joyful we shall be. A month to feel gratitude for the wonderful presents on our path.

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Uranus remains retrograde until December 25. Its shadow period lasts until April 11, 2016. The degree it turns direct on (16º33’ Aries) is represented in the Sabian Symbols by “Two dignified spinsters sitting in silence”. The past 5 months have been months of asserting our uniqueness, of freeing ourselves from all the people and circumstances stifling our growth and keeping us in limitations. Our rebelliousness has played out, allowing us to reveal who we truly are, with courage and power. We now can enjoy the feeling of being complete and self-sufficient, in peace and stability.

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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-):

  • From Tuesday 12/1 at 7:09 PM till Wednesday 12/2 at 2:09 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • From Thursday 12/3 at 8:59 PM till Friday 12/4 at 2:34 PM (almost 18 hours): when the Moon enters Libra.
  • From Sunday 12/6 at 6:03 PM till Monday 12/7 at 3:26 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • From Tuesday 12/8 at 10:39 PM till Wednesday 12/9 at 2:25 PM (almost 16 hours): when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • On Friday 12/11 between 8:06 AM and 10:47 PM (almost 13 hours): when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • From Sunday 12/13 at 3:07 PM till Monday 12/14 at 4:59 AM (14 hours): when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • From Tuesday 12/15 at 11:17 PM till Wednesday 12/16 at 9:45 AM (11 hours): when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • On Friday 12/18 between 7:14 AM and 1:26 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • On Sunday 12/20 between 2:01 PM and 4:13 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • On Tuesday 12/22 between 6:26 AM and 6:31 PM (12 hours): when the Moon enters Gemini.
  • On Thursday 12/24 between 12:04 PM and 9:26 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • From Saturday 12/26 at 7:36 PM till Sunday 12/27 at 2:31 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • On Tuesday 12/29 between 9:38 AM and 10:58 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On Thursday 12/31 between 9:33 PM and 10:41 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.


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 Virgo between Wednesday 12/2 at 2:09 AM and Friday 12/4 at 2:33 PM + between Tuesday 12/29 at 10:58 AM till Thursday 12/31 at 10:40 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 Friday 12/4 at 2:34 PM and Monday 12/7 at 3:25 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 Monday 12/7 at 3:26 AM and Wednesday 12/9 at 2:24 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 Wednesday 12/9 at 2:25 PM and Friday 12/11 at 10:46 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 Friday 12/11 at 10:47 PM and Monday 12/14 at 4:58 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 12/14 at 4:59 AM and Wednesday 12/16 at 9:44 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 Wednesday 12/16 at 9:45 AM and Friday 12/18 at 1:25 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 Friday 12/18 at 1:26 PM and Sunday 12/20 at 4:12 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 Sunday 12/20 at 4:13 PM and Tuesday 12/22 at 6:30 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 Tuesday 12/22 at 6:31 PM and Thursday 12/24 at 9:25 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 until Thursday 12/24 at 9:26 PM and Sunday 12/27 at 2:30 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 Sunday 12/27 at 2:31 AM and Tuesday 12/29 at 10:57 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…


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This month’s intentional meditation started on Wednesday 11/25 with the Full Moon in Gemini. On the New Moon in Sagittarius on Friday 12/11, 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 by exactly 2:29 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…


Our next intentional meditation cycle will begin with the Full Moon in Cancer on Friday 12/25 at exactly 3:11 AM. Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions to be charged by the rays of the Full Moon on a balcony, in a garden, or by a window. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday 1/9/2016.

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Friday 12/4: Mercury Square Jupiter (4:52 AM), Venus enters Scorpio (8:15 PM till 12/29)

Any promise too good to be true, might just be so. Let us beware of being over-expansive in financial or legal affairs, or over zealous philosophically or in matters of religion. During the next 3 weeks, we seek passion and romantic intensity. A need for loyalty, honesty and depth permeates our relationships.


Sunday 12/6: Sun Sextile Mars (2:14 AM), Mars Square Pluto (12:47 PM)

A day of dynamic energy, courageous action, efficient decisions and productive work. Challenges are invigorating. A great day to manifest our leadership abilities. Applying our energy to moving fearlessly in constructive areas, is the most enlightened response to manipulations and ultimatums.


Tuesday 12/8: Sun Trine Uranus (6:38 PM)

A day to expect the unexpected. Events could reroute us, new social encounters bring freedom, we seek excitement and originality. A day to express our uniqueness and branch out into uncharted territory.


Wednesday 12/9: Mercury enters Capricorn (6:35 PM till 01/1)

During the next 3 weeks, our thinking is more focused, serious and grounded. Furthering our ambitions is important to us. We are disciplined and organized in achieving our goals. We are able to inspire people in positions of authority to support our visions.


Thursday 12/10: Mars Opposition Uranus (5:30 PM), Venus Trine Neptune (10:14 PM)

A day of sudden, unexpected changes. Best to not operate a motor vehicle or handle sharp objects impulsively or if upset, as accidents can easily happen today. Exciting encounters with unusually stimulating, unique individuals. We appreciate beauty in a whole new way. A sense of the divine can bring much enchantment to a romantic connection, and inspiration to artists or healers.


Monday 12/14: Sun Square Jupiter (7:02 AM), Mercury Sextile Neptune (11:40 AM)

A day to avoid excesses of all sorts and question our values. We could feel dissatisfied with what we have accomplished. Peace comes through humility and gratitude. It is not advised today to sign any binding document as we could miss the fine print. Our concentration is very fluctuating. We may feel a dreamy and more tired than usual. Best to focus on spiritual matters, art and creativity. Wonderful for meditation, healing or watching an inspiring movie.


Thursday 12/17: Venus Sextile Pluto (3:17 AM)

A wonderful day for a passionate date. A relationship begun today will be a major catalyst of transformation. An existing romantic connection either deepens or reveals more clearly what its challenges are. A good day for artists who are more intensely involved in their creations as a vehicle for change in society.


Saturday 12/19: Mercury Conjunct Pluto (10:54 AM)

A great day for speaking our truth, asserting our leadership and finding effective solutions to the challenges we face. Important to express our opinions in a way that all can respect and to not fall prey to power games, ultimatums, or a need to control others. Our thinking is deep and our insights clear. We are able to X-ray situations and people with a knowingness that we should closely follow.


Sunday 12/20: Mercury Square Uranus (7:07 PM)

A day of unexpected changes in our plans, unwanted disruptions and general chaos. Best to remain present to the moment and flow with the momentum. The more flexible we are, the least difficulties we shall encounter even if we find ourselves led to paths we did not foresee. We could encounter strange people who challenge our beliefs and cherished ideas.


Monday 12/21: Sun enters Capricorn (8:49 PM till 1/20)

During the next month, it is important that we are mature, serious, disciplined, hard working, focused and grounded. A good time to restructure our lives, make plans for the future and get reorganized. In a search for deeper wisdom, we could feel a greater than usual need for silence and solitude.


Thursday 12/24: Venus Sextile Jupiter (2:03 AM)

Great for a party, attending a nice social event, expanding our circle of friends and pleasantly discussing the affairs of the world. A trip undertaken today flows easily and is greatly enriching. A good aspect for financial transactions inasmuch as we remain grounded and reasonable. Wonderful also for anything having to do with beauty and elegance. Our gregariousness and positive energy attract enthusiastic people in our lives.


Friday 12/25: Mercury Trine Jupiter (12:19 PM), Uranus turns direct (7:53 PM)

A wonderful day for traveling, getting interested in another culture, a different language or a foreign philosophical belief. Higher education is favored. Our thinking is expansive, positive and fueled by faith. We expand our sense of uniqueness and express ourselves with more freedom and creativity.


Tuesday 12/29: Sun Sextile Neptune (5:18 AM), Mercury Square Mars (6:54 AM), Venus enters Sagittarius (11:17 PM till 1/23)

We could impulsively say things we later regret. A day when we should definitely think twice before speaking. We could feel a little dreamy and off. Not good for focused mental attention but excellent for artistic creativity. We are sensitive to beauty, peace and balance. During the next month, we are emotionally more positive and adventurous. We could be attracted to a foreigner or another country or culture. We have a renewed faith in love and are positive and open minded towards others.


Wishing you a magical month of December!


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)

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Los Angeles, CA 90036-2178