Perspectives from the Sky
Even though the intensely powerful November planetary aspects have just passed, we are still in the middle of a huge transformational time period as we enter December. 2012.
Of course toward the end of December, on the 21st of December, the Mayan Calendar ends, an old world according to Mayan belief terminates and a New World is born.
Of course, no one really knows for sure what that will mean exactly, as we have no real frame of reference to guide us.
But I do know that astrologically we are in the middle of a tremendous transformational period, which will last several years, and more than rival the '60s and '70s revolution and evolution of consciousness. The world as we know it, in so many ways, is leaving, and whatever has happened in November 2012 and continues in December 2012 shows a major turning point for our individual and collective soul journeys on Planet Earth.
November brought us an important presidential election, 2 eclipses, and a trigger to the Uranus/Pluto square. The power of those events is certainly spilling over into December and the end of the important year 2012.
In fact the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Gemini on November 28 was only 3 days ago, as December begins, so we are very much still within its influence. Change is moving us to let go and release what needs to die, and opening up doorways into new phases of our lives. Mercury went direct a few days ago, and clear mental skies are wanting to form, though the potential chaos from the recent eclipses may cloud our vision for a while longer.
December 2nd shows a potential upliftment as a Sun opposite Jupiter aspect brings with it inspiration or renewed faith or an “aha” moment.
December 6th brings a last quarter waning Moon in Virgo, a time to come down to reality, and focus on what needs to fixed or simplified. The next week, from December 6-13th, is best for coming down from whatever changes occurred over the last month or so, do some healing, and prepare for a strong New Moon in Sagittarius next week.
On or just after December 13th we get a renewed burst of energy forward. There is a New Moon in Sagittarius and revolutionary awakener Uranus goes direct, also on the 13th. The New Moon in Sagittarius is at 3:42 AM EST and Uranus goes direct only a few hours afterwards.
This begins a lunar cycle that takes us through the Mayan End date on the Winter Solstice, and through Christmas. It ends at the next New Moon, in Capricorn, on December 28th.
The combination of Great Awakener Uranus with fiery Sagittarius promises an energized new beginning at this New Moon. Sagittarius is a seeker and seeks to find understanding, inspiration, solutions, meaning, and higher knowledge. Its' process to find these things is through spirited upliftment and an often great leap into a new venture or adventure. It runs on intuition, and has a “knowing” that is not always logical. It does seem to avoid “reality” sometimes, and needs faith when things don't turn out as expected. In that way Sagittarius can be like a bright, warm fire on a cold dark night.
So use this Sagittarius New Moon and Uranus Direct to break out, awaken, and get started into something that will set you free and liberate your free spirit. And maybe you will look before you leap, and maybe not.
This is the first New Moon after the eclipses and it will bring new action based on what happened during November and early December.
In the greater world, revolutionary change is powerful now, and people are wanting to break the shackles of whatever holds them back from freedom.
On December 21st, 2012 at 6:12 AM EST there is the Winter Solstice, when dark minutes of the day are at their strongest of the year. Yin and inward energies are in control of our psyches, and the Sun is now in Capricorn, so sadness and sober recognition of life's downturns, trial and tribulations fills the “air”.
But this is also the end of a 5125 year Long Count cycle according to Mayan tradition, and as such would be a major turning point for humanity and for each of our individual lives. According to that tradition, the 4th World ends and the 5th World begins. Some Mayan elders have predicted 3 days of complete darkness surrounding this date. Many speak of a great opening at this time into a more compassionate and loving consciousness.
No matter what you believe or what truly happens, this is a fine time for meditation, reflection, ceremony, and a deep connection with your personal source, your guides and gods, and the greater Universe. Jupiter and Saturn are making close aspect to Pluto now also, and this a time of destruction of old dysfunctional patterns and deep transformation.
On December 25th, Christmas for Christians, Mars leaves regimented Capricorn for socially conscious rogue Aquarius. The Sun squares Uranus this day also, so people may be in moods that are more contrary and rebellious than usual.
On the 26th Saturn sextiles Pluto and the general feeling is deeply serious surrounding this date.
On the 28th there is a Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer. Capricorn is the archetypal great father energy, which is serious and strict, but with integrity guides us through the trials and tribulations of the outer world, with worldly wisdom. We are shown how best to navigate accomplishment and career.
Cancer is the archetypal great mother energy, which shows us more unconditional support for our being and expressing our natural self. Cancer guides our inner journey and shows us soul values of care and empathy and protects us from the harshness of life. It focuses on family and domestic life.
At this Full Moon, which is at 5:21 AM EST, we work to balance both our domestic, family and soul concerns with our public, career, and “getting it together” in our life concerns.
What both Cancer and Capricorn have in common is that they both are protective and cautious, each in their own individual way.
Of course the Gregorian Calendar shows us a New Year 2013 on January 1. 2013 will be another big year for healing and transformation, especially so because Uranus and Pluto, the instigators of the '60s revolution, make their first major contact with each other since then. Saturn will also be sextile to Pluto much of this coming year, aiding in the process of deep, at the core transformation. The world as we know will never be the same, with an old age and paradigm dying and a new Aquarian Age being born. These years 2012-2015 will be big years of change, and here in America from now until April 2014 is especially important.
That is because the Uranus/Pluto square will be exact that month and making a Cardinal Grand Cross formation with Mars and Jupiter. This grand cross will make almost exact aspect with the USA natal Sun placement for July 4th, 1776 of 13+ degrees of Cancer. The United States is on the verge of its biggest transformation in its history.
So each of us will be supported in our individual healing and transformation journey, so our consciousness and lives can be aligned with the changes coming to our country and world on the way to an Aquarian Age.
January 11th brings the first new moon of 2013, a New Moon in Capricorn at 2:45 PM EST. Capricorn lets us know it is time to face up to what we need to do, and to concentrate more on our discipline, organization, planning, building and accomplishing, and to let nothing get in the way.
On January 19th the Sun moves into Aquarius, to bring us beyond our personal ego needs and more into social consciousness. Groups and community, social networking, inventive ideas, and being true to our very distinctive individuality is aligned with this coming month ahead.
On January 26th there is a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo at 11:39 PM EST. The glow in the air of our psyches opens us to balancing our social consciousness (Aquarius)with our needs to be happy, have fun and be creative (Leo).
January finishes with an uplifting and inspirational Jupiter going Direct on January 30th. This signifies a time to contemplate new adventures and travels, and a renewed faith in life and spirit.