December 2016 newsletter

Dear Friends  

Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (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 2016


RUNE OF THE MONTH: Jord “harvest”. A wonderful and very appropriate rune to end the year with. A time to look back at what we created this year and to understand clearly that we reap what we sow. We have blessed the field of our lives, planted seeds and received a harvest. Is it disappointing or prosperous and fulfilling? As this cycle/year ends, we can use the wisdom earned to create more of the same, or do we need to completely change gears and reinvent our reality?

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Mercury turns retrograde on December 19 at 15º08’ Capricorn till January 8, 2017 at 28º51’ Sagittarius. The starting degree of this retrogradation is symbolized by “School grounds filled with boys and girls in gymnasium suits”. A wonderful period to reassess our goals, make short and long-term plans for the future and be clear on our position in society. How do we want to be seen? What contribution are we making? What do we wish to achieve in the world? How willing are we to make the efforts to manifest our dreams? How much do we respect first ourselves, that we may respect others?....

Uranus turns direct on December 29 at 20º33’ Aries. Its shadow period continues until April 15, 2017. This degree is symbolized by: “A pugilist entering the ring.” All the realizations of these past months have helped us become aware of the matrix, that we may free ourselves from bondage and slavery and truly begin the process of ascension into our divine truth.

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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 Saturday 12/3 between 2:16 AM and 11:44 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • On Monday 12/5 between 3:23 AM and 8:31 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • From Wednesday 12/7 at 6:05 AM till Thursday 12/8 at 2:16 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Friday 12/9 at 5:06 PM till Saturday 12/10 at 4:41 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • From Sunday 12/11 at 8:04 PM till Monday 12/12 at 4:41 AM: When the Moon enters Gemini.
  • From Tuesday 12/13 at 9:57 PM till Wednesday 12/14 at 4:09 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • From Thursday 12/15 at 1:37 PM till Friday 12/16 at 5:15 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • On Sunday 12/18 between 8:55 AM and 9:52 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On Tuesday 12/20 between 5:56 PM and 6:40 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
  • From Thursday 12/22 at 11:31 AM till Friday 12/23 at 6:32 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • From Saturday 12/24 at 11:22 PM till Sunday 12/25 at 7:19 PM : when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • From Tuesday 12/27 at 5:45 PM till Wednesday 12/28 at 7:12 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • On Friday 12/30 between 0:07 Am and 5:29 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

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 Capricorn between Thursday 12/1 at 0:52’ AM and Saturday 12/3 at 11:43 AM + between Wednesday 12/28 at 7:12 AM and Friday 12/30 at 5:28 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 Saturday 12/3 at 11:44 AM and Monday 12/5 at 8:30 PM + between Friday 12/30 at 5:29 PM and Monday January 2 at 1:56 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 Monday 12/5 at 8:31 PM and Thursday 12/8 at 2:15 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 12/8 at 2:16 AM and Saturday 12/10 at 4:40 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 Saturday 12/10 at 4:41 AM and Monday 12/12 at 4:40 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 Monday 12/12 at 4:41 AM and Wednesday 12/14 at 4:08 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 Wednesday 12/14 at 4:09 AM and Friday 12/16 at 5:14 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 Friday 12/16 at 5:15 AM and Sunday 12/18 at 9:51 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 Sunday 12/18 at 9:52 AM and Tuesday 12/20 at 6:39 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 Tuesday 12/20 at 6:40 PM and Friday 12/23 at 6:31 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 Friday 12/23 at 6:32 AM and Sunday 12/25 at 7:18 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 Sunday 12/25 at 7:19 PM and Wednesday 12/28 at 5:44 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….).

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This month’s intentional meditation starts on Tuesday 12/13 with the Full Moon in Gemini. Make sure that at 4:05 PM, you have taken 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.


On Wednesday 12/28, on the New Moon in Capricorn, 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 10:53 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…


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Thursday 12/1: Mars Trine Jupiter (7:46 PM)

Wonderful for expanding our financial and educational horizons. Great also for an adventurous trip that exposes us to a foreign culture and different ways of viewing the world. We feel optimistic and inspire the respect of others by knowing what we want and working towards our goals with much physical stamina.


Friday 12/2: Mercury enters Capricorn (1:19 PM) till January 4, 2017

During the next 3 weeks, our thoughts and the way in which we express them, are serious and focused. To reach our goals, we are willing to work hard, in a disciplined and structured manner. We are likely to prefer meaningful conversations to superficial encounters.


Saturday 12/3: Mars Sextile Saturn (4:16 AM)

Wisdom, practicality and decisiveness help us accomplish a lot today. Using perceived limitations to our advantage will get us a lot further than any rash attempt to rebel against challenges. Great for starting a productive and successful physical training program.


Tuesday 12/6: Mars Sextile Uranus (7:30 PM)

A day to be careful on the road or while manipulating sharp objects. Moods could be volatile. Tempers could suddenly flare up. We feel impatient and tend to make rash decisions. Let us make sure that our great impulse to move forward today doesn’t make us lose sight of the bigger picture, nor lack sensitivity to the needs of others.


Wednesday 12/7: Venus enters Aquarius (6:51 AM) till January 2, 2017

The next month highlights our friendships. Our social life becomes varied, exciting and stimulating. We learn how to balance intimacy and freedom. Our tastes are more eclectic and modern. We are drawn to humanitarian endeavors.


Friday 12/9: Sun Sextile Jupiter (1:39 PM)

One of the happiest days of the year. We are optimistic, filled with faith and feel generous towards those less fortunate than ourselves. A perfect day to start a trip. Excellent for financial matters and beneficial partnerships.


Saturday 12/10: Mercury Sextile Neptune (0:26 AM), Sun Conjunct Saturn (3:51 AM)

An interesting day today. We are disciplined, serious and willing to work hard to fulfill our goals, yet our minds could wander, float in dreamland and have difficulties staying present to the present or focusing on detailed facts and figures. A wonderful day however for anchoring ourselves in deep wisdom and gathering multi-dimensional information.


Sunday 12/11: Sun Trine Uranus (10:56 PM)

A day to expect the unexpected. Nothing could quite go according to plan, yet if we remain open and flexible, the rerouting experienced today will end up being very beneficial. A long lost friend could return, helping us appreciate how much we have grown.


Monday 12/19: Mars enters Pisces (1:23 AM till January 27, 2017)

Pisces Sun and Pisces rising natives are greatly favored during the next 5 weeks. We are drawn to the ocean and could assert ourselves in a more flexible and compassionate manner. Our tolerance to others and our deep understanding makes us act in more sensitive and fluid ways.


Wednesday 12/21: Sun enters Capricorn (2:45 AM till Thursday January 19, 2017)

The next month is great for reassessing our short and long term goals and being clear on how to fulfill our ambitions in the most efficient way. Wonderful for clearing closets, letting go of everything that no longer serves us and restructuring our work.


Saturday 12/24: Saturn Trine Uranus (4:17 PM)

Excellent for starting a new job, moving to a different location or launching an exciting project. We feel efficient and self-assured. Sudden opportunities free us from binding obligations. What still works remains, while new dynamics are being introduced in our lives.


Sunday 12/25: Venus Trine Jupiter (5:23 AM), Venus Sextile Uranus (8:35 AM), Venus Sextile Saturn (10:33 AM)

Our social contacts today are stimulating, exciting and dynamic. We widen our circle and meet unusual new friends who expand our horizons. Relationships are freeing, warm, yet grounded and solid. An excellent day for financial transactions. We take calculated risks and reap unexpected good results.


Monday 12/26: Jupiter Opposition Uranus (10:32 AM), Mercury Sextile Neptune (8:19 PM)

A turning point day. We are likely to put a lot of efforts in completing an outmoded chapter in our life and shifting to a completely new reality, the outcome of which will be both surprising and freeing. Our thoughts are inspired. An unusual person met today could have a profound impact on our perceptions.


Tuesday 12/27: Sun Sextile Mars (0:08 AM)

Great for athletic activities requiring physical stamina, as well as for taking dynamic actions and asserting ourselves with courage and determination. We are self-assured and filled with positive energy. A good day to start a new project that we believe in.


Wednesday 12/28: Sun Conjunct Mercury (10:47 AM), Mercury Sextile Mars (3:06 PM)

Direct communication is favored. We speak our mind with courage and generosity. Our words lead to positive manifestations. A great day to get things done and inspire others to action.


Thursday 12/29: Uranus turns direct (1:29 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.


Friday 12/30: Sun Sextile Neptune (3:26 PM)

A day to favor meditation, art and peace. We need some quiet times to regenerate. We are inspired by beauty and are more sensitive than usual to energies and vibrations.


Saturday 12/31: Mars Conjunct Neptune (10:53 PM)

We could feel somewhat dreamy and lethargic today. Our energy is best channeled through creative accomplishments. Stimulants of any sort are not advised as we could be more sensitive to alcohol and drugs than usual. Important to research all the facts before making any decision, as we could find that we have been deceived or lied to in some way.


Wishing you magical holidays and a wonderful end of year!

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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