Hello Solstice! Happy Birthday Capricorn!
* Astrology * sun enters Capricorn Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:19 PM CST
Things are getting heavy with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction imminent but the solstice (and the new moon solar eclipse on Christmas Day) is a moment of cosmic support and serendipity during an otherwise trying time.
Capricorn is a cardinal sign which means we often feel motivated to set goals and start something new. That’s one reason new year's resolutions are so popular and fitting this time of year. Many people have some time off work and can pause and reflect about what is truly important. Setting priorities is another wonderful Capricorn tendency.
The coming month is going to be a tough one (anyone feelings impending doom or anxiety?) but at this moment, with the sun approaching Jupiter in the sign of Capricorn we can be grateful that we are blessed with everything we need at this moment in time.
As the darkness reaches its maximum point (the winter solstice) and we experience the darkest night of the year, we can go within and see how we are doing on the inside. Are we full of darkest or is our inner fire burning bright and illuminating the darkness like the holiday lights do on our homes and in our neighborhoods? As we pass through the portal from darkness into a time when light increases its symbolic of how we commit to increasing our our inner light, through self work, intentions, goals and resolutions.
Even though we have been hearing all year about how hard this coming January will be we are being given a moment of reprieve and a boost of positive energy during this year’s solstice. Embrace it. Allow it to sustain you during the difficult times ahead. We have the strength and wherewithal to get through this and come out the other side more powerful and more peaceful than ever before. In this moment we can locate the guiding light in the darkness, and if we commit to following what lights us up, we will find the source of light within. And that light can sustain us and see us through.
Through the Gateway
Into the Underworld
Full Moon in Gemini
The energy right now is so intense. And depending on how it is hitting your chart you are either in the greatest struggle of you life or thinking it's time to party like it's 1999.
The Gemini Full Moon can be cavalier and not take what;s going on as seriously as things deserve. On the other hand, with Venus besieged by Saturn and Pluto who are drawing ever closer to their conjunction next month, setting the tone of this generation, we feel darkness like never before. We are desperate to save the love of our life but we aren't sure if it's even possible.
This is where the brashness and audacity of this Gemini full moon comes in to save the day. We CAN do the IMPOSSIBLE! And it's hardly even a big deal.
If you are wavering between despair and mania know that you aren't alone. Ask the angels for help and prepare to pass through the cosmic gateway into the shadow. You might have to give up everything to survive but it's worth it to save your Love.
Jupiter enters Capricorn today and it's a blessing in the midst of the Saturn-Pluto storm that has been plaguing us. We have had to simplify and prioritize our lives, sometimes harshly, but with the addition of Jupiter we can begin building again. There is something architectural about this energy so make sure you are building something with a solid foundation that can truly last, otherwise it will get washed away by the storm.
Jupiter remains in Capricorn until December 2020. It will be my Jupiter return, always a good time! How will Jupiter in Capricorn affect you? What are you planning to build upon over the next year?
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New Moon in Sagittarius on Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The new moon in Sagittarius is like a breath of fresh air. I’m not gonna lie, things have been intense. Not just for me, not just for my clients, not just for the country, they’ve been intense all around. The fire sign of Sagittarius renews our optimism and hope.
I don’t usually write much about myself, but I have been lost in Neptune's fog. This new moon in Sagittarius is like a lighthouse in the fog. We can see our surroundings again, and it’s important to remember your insights at this time. Because when the fog rolls back in we are going to need to remember our insight at this moment. The momentary beacon is welcome. We have been searching for the light in the darkness for so long now it seems.
One of the gifts of Sagittarius is that it teaches us we need to pursue our long range dreams. The way the energy is right now, these dreams have probably already been dashed. But it’s up to us to decide to continue to fight for and pursue that which we truly care about in our lives, even if we’ve been hurt emotionally, mentally, or even physically during that pursuit.Just because we’ve been disappointed doesn’t mean we can't still go after what we believe will bring us happiness. We do have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and Sagittarius reminds us that it’s up to us to give chase to those dreams.
So where are your dreams right now? Are you simply dreaming of a break from the constant pressure? Are you do you dream of bigger things, greater things, more symbolically important things and momentary reprieve? I’m not going to judge if you simply want to pause and take a deep breath as your dream. Saturn and Pluto have us all getting back to basics and there’s nothing more basic than breathing. Alternatively if you are planning to change the world I am all for it, too. Depending on how we are being affected on a personal level our dreams might be different but we all have some dream.
So dig deep and find that inner fire. The Sabian Symbol for this new moon is “An Old Owl Sits Alone On The Branch Of A Large Tree”. Time to activate our inner wisdom, draw on our experience, and create a strategic plan for moving forward in our lives. This symbol reminds me of the asteroid Pallas, as the owl is a symbol of Pallas Athena, so I looked up the asteroid location and she is conjunct this new moon, adding the need for strategic planning and wise use of resources into consideration during this new moon. Dream big, but plan carefully. Wasted efforts are not appreciated at this time. Now is the time for precision.
Time for more (shadow) work
As if we haven’t been inundated with personal growth work lately today we have Mars in Virgo making a trine to Pluto in Capricorn. This is a signature often correlated with shadow work but honestly, any type of self-improvement work will do! If the work you are doing now helps to enable the accomplishment of your long term goals even better. I know the energy is powerful right now and this allows us to see real progress, but only if we actually do the work that rises before us.
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Saturn stations direct on the south node today. They have been hanging out together for a while now but as with any station the energy of the stationing planet becomes much stronger. Time to let go. Time to overcome all the resistance that had been building. I know I have felt it, and I know you have, too. Sometimes facing resistance, internal or external, helps us to rise up and be our best selves. Other times it brings on bouts with depression and anxiety, and we feel like giving up. Today I am asking you to trust that there is a solution. Trust that you can find a way. I know the burden is heavy and that you want things to simply be different than they are right now. We now release old patterns, people and things in order to set the foundation for a better life. This is not a quick process. In fact, we will be working on these themes into January 2020 and beyond. Pay attention to what’s going on right now with you. It’s about to get harder before it gets easier. But with practice we shall overcome the obstacles before us. Imagine you are building your own city on the mountaintop. It’s a metaphor for your current struggles. If you care to share them I would love to hear what obstacles you are committed to face and overcome right now. As I said this theme will continue and I know it’s already been going on for a while now. For me it’s since May (Saturn went retrograde on April 29th just FYI) that I have been focused on healing my body and improving my health. What’s your current struggle? Having support (Saturn) can help.
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Get ready for the big test. Coming soon.
The moon moves into Taurus today giving us a sense of feeling emotionally grounded despite the pressures we are all dealing with right now. This is the buildup. It’s beginning. Between now and January 2020 we are going to feel escalating pressures. We aren’t just feeling them, they are real, and we have to figure out what to do about it. We resolve our challenges in the best way we know how, but now this is about finding new solutions to old problems so that we can rise up, transcend, and move to the next level in our human experience. The boss fight is coming. Be ready.
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What are our actions actually accomplishing?
Mars opposes Neptune today giving us doubts as to whether or not you feel your actions are accomplishing what you set out to achieve. As long as you are acting with good intentions trust the universe that there is Purpose. On a completely different note we have both Mercury and Venus moving into the air sign of Libra, giving us a boost off the ground after being in the earth sign of Virgo. These two planets in Libra free us from the practical day to day concerns of Virgo and elevate our attention toward things like art, literature, beauty and conversation. Let’s hope it also elevates the dialog so that we can see both sides of any given issue. Photo by Alex Azabache on Unsplash
In addition to the Full Moon in Pisces today we have several other aspects occurring and flavoring the mix. Mercury and Venus conjoin in the final degree of Virgo giving us an appreciation for the finer things in life including the fine print. The Sun and Pluto make a trine giving an air or courage to the shadow work that lies before us. Mars and Neptune are preparing for a showdown tomorrow. But the big deal, the biggest deal is the Full Moon in Pisces.
Looking at the chart of the Full Moon awakens my compassion. It even makes my heart hurt. There are so many wrongs in our world. And yet we seem to only be able to do little things, make small contributions, instead of making the massive changes needed in order to create a more compassionate reality for everyone out there. That is the story of this full moon. What can I do, little me, to make a difference? The existential crisis that arises, the question of “Does it even matter?” is one you will feel if you are being triggered by this full moon. The answer must be answered within, but remember the spell:
As Above, So Below
As Within, So Without
If you decide it doesn’t matter, your energy resonates on a larger scale and contributes to the uncaring in our society. What happens inside of you is reflected on the outside, too, by those you meet and your life experience.
Even if we are helpless to make any sort of impact the desire to try, the desire to improve things, even just a little bit, is worth something. The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon is “The Prophet Bringing Down The New Law From The Mountain.” This represents the spiritual laws by which we choose to live. What spiritual laws do you want to live by? How can faith play a role in bringing about the world in which you would be grateful and glad to live? Are you listening to the oracle that lives within you, in the form of your own intuition, your own conscience?
I am not a fan of letting others tell me what to do, and I don’t expect others like it any more than me. And this symbol carries that warning to avoid following blindly what someone else says is right. Use your heart, use your brain, use your gut in deciding for yourself what is “right” for you. I pray that solution is also “right” for all involved.
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