Newsletter – December 2013
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Ehwaz “letting go”. It is by opening our hands and allowing what we’d like to be ours to go. If it never returns, then it never was ours. If it goes and returns to us, we may cherish it forever. What is ours can never leave us. What was ours only in the moment needs to be acknowledged for the service it rendered. When released, something better, greater, more appropriate to our growth may come in its place. What we hold on to can disintegrate. What we give with an open heart, blooms. * * * * * * * * * *
Venus turns retrograde on December 21st until January 31st. Its shadow period remains until March 4th 2014. This month she travels from 28º57’ to 27º17’ Capricorn. These 2 degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: “A woman reading tea leaves” and “A large aviary”. A time of seriousness in love, of knowing our values and looking forward into the future of what our present connection really is. How free are we to become all that we are in our divinity in our existing relationship?
Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period remains until June 2nd, 2014. The degrees it travels this month (19º34’-16º15’ Cancer) are represented in the Sabian Symbols by “Venetian gondoliers giving a serenade”, “A priest performing a marriage ceremony”, “A hen scratching the ground to find nourishment for her progeny”, and “The unfoldment of multilevel potentialities issuing from an original germ”. As we truly remember our real origins, our life can unfold in its multidimensionality in magical ways. Through the union with ourselves, our connection to our descendants, a deep understanding of our lineage, all that we are in oneness with all that is, was and will be, can develop its beautiful truth.
Uranus turns direct on Dec 17 at 8º35’ Aries. Its shadow period remains until April 3, 2014. The degree it travels this month is represented in the Sabian Symbols by “A crystal gazer”. A time to look beyond our immediate circumstances, reinvent our reality and perceive a much bigger picture.
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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 Sunday 12/1 between 5:34 PM and 10:31 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- On Tuesday 12/3 between 7:45 PM and 10:49 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- On Thursday 12/5 between 9:31 PM and 10:53 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- From Saturday 12/7 at 4:11 AM till Sunday 12/8 at 0:34 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- From Monday 12/9 at 10:41 PM till Tuesday 12/10 at 5:06 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- On Thursday 12/12 between 7:37 AM and 12:40 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- On Saturday 12/14 between 6:54 PM and 10:41 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- On Tuesday 12/17 between 1:28 AM and 10:17 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- On Thursday 12/19 between 8:37 PM and 10:48 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- On Sunday 12/22 between 5:25 AM and 11:19 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- On Tuesday 12/24 between 7:54 PM and 10:17 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
- On Friday 12/27 between 3:00 AM and 5:58 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- On Sunday 12/29 between 5:54 AM and 9:37 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- From Monday 12/30 at 3:36 AM till Tuesday 12/31 at 10:01 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
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 Sagittarius between Sunday 12/1 at 10:31 PM and Tuesday 12/3 at 10:48 PM + Sunday 12/29 at 9:37 AM and Tuesday 12/31 at 10:00 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 Tuesday 12/3 at 10:49 PM and Thursday 12/5 at 10:52 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 Thursday 12/5 at 10:53 PM and Sunday 12/8 at 0:33 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 Sunday 12/8 at 0:34 AM and Tuesday 12/10 at 5:05 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 Tuesday 12/10 at 5:06 AM and Thursday 12/12 at 12:39 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 Thursday 12/12 at 12:40 PM and Saturday 12/14 at 10:40 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 Saturday 12/14 at 10:41 PM and Tuesday 12/17 at 10:16 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 12/17 at 10:17 AM and Thursday 12/19 at 10:47 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 Thursday 12/19 at 10:48 PM and Sunday 12/22 at 11:18 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 Sunday 12/22 at 11:19 AM and Tuesday 12/24 at 10:16 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 Tuesday 12/24 at 10:17 PM and Friday 12/27 at 5:57 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 12/27 at 5:58 AM and Sunday 12/29 at 9:36 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.
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Our intentional meditation started on Sunday 11/17 with the Full Moon in Taurus. On the New Moon in Sagittarius on Monday 12/2, 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 4:22 PM (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (even if several hours later, or the next morning), staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
On Tuesday 12/17, place outside, to be charged by the Full Moon in Gemini at exactly 1:28 AM, as many blank sheets as you will have intentions. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Capricorn on Wednesday January 1 at 3:14 AM.
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Tuesday 12/3: Mercury Sextile Mars (8:35 AM)
A day to speak our mind. We mean what we say and are direct in our self-expression. Acting on our decisions is beneficial. A great day to sign contracts and do repairs.
Wednesday 12/4: Mercury enters Sagittarius (6:42 PM until Dec 24)
During the next few weeks, we could be drawn to other cultures and travel to distant countries. Learning a new language is particularly favored during this period. We speak our truth with integrity and courage and could befriend foreigners or people who travel or live in another country.
Friday 12/6: Mercury Square Neptune (1:31 PM)
We could feel a little woolly headed, frustrated and confused. Misunderstandings may abound. Important not to fall prey to spiritual imagination neither in ourselves nor in others. We may need more sleep than usual. A day best used for artistic creativity and rest.
Saturday 12/7: Mars enters Libra (12:41 PM until July 26, 2014)
Libra Sun or Libra rising natives are favored during this time. We are aware of the consequences of our actions and of the two sides to every story. We seek balance, equilibrium and peace in our activities.
Tuesday 12/10: Mercury Trine Uranus (9:05 AM)
New ideas, new people, new projects open unsuspected horizons. We think out of the box and branch out in exciting directions that free us from the known. A wonderful day for original inventions and unique concepts. Friends we haven’t heard from in a while could resurface, allowing us to measure all the changes we have gone through.
Thursday 12/12: Jupiter Trine Saturn (4:00 PM)
Today is particularly beneficial for stability and grounding. We are efficient in our work, and very strategic. Our ideas are wise, expansive and practical. Solid foundations for future success and the fulfillment of our ambitions are laid today.
Tuesday 12/17: Full Moon in Gemini (1:28 AM), Uranus turns direct (9:39 AM)
Kindly refer to the Moon through the various zodiacal signs section and for Uranus direct, to the opening paragraph.
Saturday 12/21: Sun enters Capricorn (9:11 AM until January 20, 2014), Venus turns retrograde (1:53 PM until January 31, 2014)
During the next month, we feel more serious, introverted, practical and ambitious. We could be also more organized and aware of the work and commitment necessary to bring our short and long term goals to fruition. Venus retrograde points to the need to reexamine an important love connection. A relationship that didn’t end well or keeps being on and off could re-emerge for revision or completion.
Tuesday 12/24: Mercury enters Capricorn (2:12 AM until January 12, 2014), Sun Sextile Neptune (9:06 AM)
During the next few weeks, our thoughts and communications are more practical. We are willing to work harder to manifest our dreams and fulfill our ambitions. We privilege useful connections and friendships with people we respect and admire. Today, more specifically, is great for artists, channelers and healers who could feel particularly inspired.
Wednesday 12/25: Mars Opposition Uranus (0:33 AM)
A day to be careful while driving or operating sharp metallic objects. Sudden oppositions and separations could unexpectedly happen. We, or someone close to us, could need an unusually high level of freedom and independence. The more flexible and in the moment we are, the less conflict will occur. But if we remain too rigid, situations could easily explode to a point of no return. Exciting people could enter our life today. Situations could change unexpectedly. Friends we haven’t heard from could suddenly reappear. Unusual circumstances could redirect the course of our lives in strange but positive ways.
Thursday 12/26: Mercury Sextile Neptune (1:04 AM)
A day of gentle kindness. We communicate from the heart with respect for another’s freewill. Excellent for artists, healers, channelers… who are particularly inspired today. The veil between dimensions is thinner. We are more appreciative of beauty and in deeper connection with our spiritual truth. A day to think with our hearts and feel with our minds.
Saturday 12/28: Sun Conjunct Mercury (10:28 PM)
A day of flowing communication. Great for writing e-mails, connecting with people of influence, getting communication across in a positive manner. Favorable for short trips, trading, commerce, social activities, and trying something new.
Sunday 12/29: Mercury Square Uranus (12:48 PM), Sun Square Uranus (9:05 PM)
A day to expect the unexpected. Unforeseen circumstances could occur. People could seem erratic. Strange behavior could surface making us question our usual patterns. We could feel quite detached and easily estrange ourselves from others. Friends we haven’t seen in a while could reemerge.
Monday 12/30: Mars Square Pluto (5:16 PM)
Manipulation, power games, strong egos could be more the norm than the exception. Willful energy needs to be put to constructive use. Best to avoid rash reactions and to do our best to cooperate with others, keeping the best interest of all at heart.
Tuesday 12/31: Mercury Conjunct Pluto (3:24 AM), Mercury Square Mars (6:59 AM)
A day of deep insights. If any, best however to keep our reservations to ourselves and not respond impulsively. We are able to go to the root of the matters at hand, by X-raying situations and people.