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”


  1. A Holiday Thought...

    Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

    ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~


    Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: &

    "Any great change must expect opposition because it shakes the very foundation of privilege."
    Lucretia Coffin Mott, 1793-1880, minister, women's rights leader, abolitionist, peace activist, humanitarian

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  3. All true change begins within. All true compassion begins with compassion for self....which leads to compassion for others.