Sunday, 19 December 2010

Full Moon Eclipse Solstice WOW!!

“The solstice lunar eclipse will be followed, in early January, by a solar eclipse. Many mystics believe that during the time between any pair of eclipses, while the Sun Moon and Earth are aligned in three dimensions... a portal opens up. For a couple of weeks, there's a doorway, through which it is possible to pass into 'other realms'. It could be a very interesting Christmas…

This eclipse speaks of doubt followed by certainty, fear replaced by hope. It seems as if, lately, individuals and nations around the world, have been reacting to anxieties and insecurities rather than planning positively for the future. But that may all be about to change.”  Jonathan Cainer

I have quoted Jonathan Cainer here because I find him to be ever the optimist and always focused on positive outcomes.

In the last blog we looked at the close proximity of Mars and Pluto and North Node in Capricorn … sitting close to the Sun and Mercury on or near the cusp of Sagittarius/Capricorn.

This rather powerful and potentially explosive combination will be hit with a blast of powerful lunar energy on the Full Moon Eclipse which coincides with the Dec 20th  Solstice,  highlighting once again the Cardinal Grand Cross ( at the Aries point) we have been seeing all through this year. This, followed by the Solar Eclipse in the first week of January, and the exact opposition of Uranus and Pluto throughout 2011, means it looks like it is going to be another intense and unsettling year. 

So what can we do about it? 

The Trine/Sextile of Venus and Neptune to the Sun/Moon opposition on this Solstice bring Hope, Love,  and Divine Grace to us all as we begin our emergence into a New Year and ...perhaps...a new era.Yes, sometimes the birth pangs are difficult to bear....but they do bring with them profound transformation...and the birth of new possibilities.

I am going to celebrate this Solstice by making and decorating beeswax drip candles with my grandkids, and lighting  one specially marked candle…to represent the return of the light…the return of the Sun. For me it symbolizes Hope. 

We all need hope in our lives. And the symbolism of the Solstice is that there is always hope. We are always returning again and again to the light.  

On the outside...the days will begin to get longer, brighter, warmer (well eventually). And you never know... maybe this will be the year we get it... we will begin to understand how precious  life on this planet is. 

And on the inside...well...the same... that every moment is precious. Every breath is sacred.  And... anything is possible. 

So why not celebrate?

Happy Solstice!

p.s. Something as powerful as this eclipse will be felt by all....whether consciously or unconsciously. Watch your dreams over the next few days.  If you have any planets   close to the cusp of the signs involved...(see to get your own chart)you may feel it bigtime. What that means and how that manifests is as individual as you are. Set your intention and see what manifests. And let me know if any portals open up for you .....

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Peace on Earth, Good Will to All

 “Sagittarius is fiery, mutable, changeable, adaptable, and refuses to be boxed in by ordinary thinking. The Sun in Sagittarius shines the light of wisdom on how we must be open to our freedom to explore universal perspectives, and can lead us to a greater spiritual and philosophical aspiration that demonstrates the higher benevolent law of our cosmos.” Robert Wilkinson Aquarius Papers (see sidebar) 

Whew, that’s a mouth full. (an appropriate Sagittarian figure of speech). Over indulgence is definitely a manifestation of the expansive, Jupiter ruled, current skies. I know chocolate is full of nutrients and actually good for you, but… 

Seriously, it is a powerful time and there's lots going on out there. 

Mercury is now going retrograde and will back over the Galactic Core in Sagittarius, increasing the strong emphasis right now on all things Sagittarian (see last blog entry). Although several planets are moving into Capricorn territory (Mars, Mercury, Venus…and Sun …at the Solstice), the Sagittarius New Moon, also at the Galactic core… has set the tone, and the coming Full Moon Eclipse in Gemini (Opposite Sag) will seal it…

Let's hope the joviality and peaceful energy of Jupiter (ruler of Sag) in Pisces can bring wishes for Peace on Earth to the fore.

I learned about the Galactic Core from Eric Francis … at 17 degrees Sagittarius it impels us to find a higher Truth; find our True Purpose and individuals and as a collective. All this movement over the core, and especially Mercury going retrograde, can pull our thoughts inward to an inner awakening to our Higher Purpose.

Yes, there is always something pulling outward into the chaos and busyness of the holidays, so it may take some effort to find a quiet and still moment to hear this inner calling.

Speaking of chaos, the Mercury retrograde brings the usual possibilities of all kinds of mix-ups and mayhem relating to electronics and communications. (Make sure that email/mail really got sent etc etc)

More importantly, Mercury will cross back over the combination of Pluto Mars and North Node, all tightly squeezed into the beginning of Capricorn, and setting off… yes… yet again… the  Grand Cross  at the Aries point. (sidebar: April: Preponderance of the Great) (More on that next blog). Just know that communications are going to be tricky: secrets coming out, others going underground. Tempers may flare. Powerful forces at work. Already happening...just wait and watch.

With Mars hitting Pluto at this pressurized point, something or someone may kick up a fuss and demand attention. Big-time. (something from the past?...Mercury retrograde)

 Pluto Mars combinations can be violent and highly disruptive…so do be extra careful driving and watch out for road rage. And any Jupitarian outbursts and/or pontifications may get us into trouble, so  try to keep it of good cheer and good will to all.

There is major truth telling (Sagittarius) going on out there that is highly refreshing and exciting. Its like something is stirring and people are beginning to respond.

And on Dec 20th, the Full Moon Eclipse (end of Sagittarius) right smack on the Solstice will bring us into a continuation of the big theme of our time, which has been set all year by the Cardinal Grand Cross. All things Capricorn…structures systems (including monetary ones) organizations, authorities etc continue to be called to stand up and be counted. Pluto/Saturn has shaken the tree and Uranus may well bring it tumbling down.

There is some very volatile energy out there, reminiscent of the sixties, when Uranus and Pluto were in close contact (see link at bottom)

Resistance, Restlessness, Rebellion and Revolution are in the air. Students marching on Whitehall in England, huge protests (and violence) in Europe (particularly France and Greece)... the Wikileaks drama… all speak of Renegade action against the status quo (Capricorn).

(I am no political analyst…read Eric Francis at Planet Waves (sidebar) for more in depth look at the world scene. He is both a Journalist and an Astrologer....highly recommended.)

Meanwhile,with all this mayhem being stirred up by Uranus and Pluto, the combination of  Uranus with Jupiter in Pisces, can mitigate some of the anger and intensity flying around.
Here lies a portal to divine Grace and/or benevolent forces. Innocence has power. 

So with the Mercury retrograde heading back to the Galactic Core, returning to our core is the personal theme. Time to go home. Where is that exactly? Could it be within? Our soul purpose calls us loud and clear at this time. Who am I and why am I here? 

And, all around us our earthly home is under threat. So, things are being shaken up, both internally and externally. It is a time for  revolution, inner and outer. First inner purification/clarification/expansion, and then we can manifest from a place of clarity and strength (as within, so without).  The shake up may be a bit scary as much of what we assume or rely on is being called into question. Yet, the pool of consciousness begins to clear,  we can see our true reflection. And really, though it is a revolutionary time, it is our natural evolution, for to survive we need to live in harmony with ourselves and with our environment.

And without true Inner Peace, no action, no thought, no idea can have the clarity needed to manifest what is being called for: the transformation of our world (Pluto in Capricorn).  Without clarity we cannot see. 

Time to turn on the big light. 

This coming eclipse thus highlights the Solstice, which literally, and symbolically, represents the return of the light. 

Where there is darkness, let there be light.

“Pluto is the planet associated with the evolution of the soul, and what some psychologists call the "processing of shadow material." Pluto is dense, unrelenting and takes no prisoners. Uranus is all about invention, revolution, sudden and shocking changes, and a spirit of freedom; it should be called Prometheus, whose spirit is that of ‘awakening’

Eric Francis, from “Born in the Sixties”

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Sagittarius New Moon hohoho

Today is a New Moon in Sagittarius. In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is identified as a centaur: half human, half horse. This Fire sign is also the sign of the archer, seen aiming high: and is about big ideas, big learning and big visions. It can invoke in us a need for exploration, enjoyment and excess. Sagittarians don’t do small very well.

That’s because Sagittarius is ruled by the largest planet, Jupiter, that brings the expansiveness and joviality associated with this sign. Sagittarians don’t see obstacles, they see possibilities. This fiery buoyant nature gives a cheerful tone to this time of year…(the classic Santa Claus image is a very Sagittarian one…full round belly, red fiery coloured clothing…sharing gifts and abundance to all…with a hohoho.

So… a New Moon in this sign gives us a positive boost in the midst of a rather daunting and intense year. If you have an expansive vision, this is New Moon can help you shoot for it. Abundance abounds.

Sagittarius is also associated with truth and justice. Even though wikilinks is in trouble for telling the truth…it’s completely appropriate at this time (and always, actually)

Jupiter, currently sitting together with Uranus in Pisces, brings inspiring, spiritual visions (perhaps also somewhat surprising and new ones). Flashes of insight can balance the rather  bizarre and surreal goings on in the world right now. There may also be an urge to get drunk.

Lets hope rather than double vision…we have visions for a better world, a better us.

                   “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”  Goethe