Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Capricorn New Moon

From an astrological viewpoint, the Capricorn New Moon (exact on Saturday, December 24 at 10:07am PST) symbolizes "New Year's Day" much more than the first day of January. Some years, the Capricorn New Moon occurs in January -- but this year, it occurs in December, and less than three days after the Solstice. This means we're getting a "jump start" on 2012! So, no more waiting. We're there. We're Here.

This is a powerful New Moon for other reasons as well, since the Sun and Moon are conjunct Pluto, square Uranus, and trine Jupiter at the time of the lunation. The alignment with Pluto emphasizes the deep transformation we are experiencing now, an energy shift that is urging us to claim greater levels of personal empowerment, along with a stronger knowing and commitment to our individual and group purposes.

The square to Uranus shakes us free from the attachment to what has been, and opens us to the possibilities before us. Uranus is in Aries, urging us to rebel against any definitions of self or statements of intent that are not One Hundred Percent Authentic. This planet always plays a bit of a "wild card" role, which means we can't control its effects, but must be flexible and openminded if we are to take advantage of the hand that it deals.

The trine to Jupiter in Taurus provides the moral support to help us move through the changes as gracefully as possible. Jupiter offers us a plate with equal portions of optimism, a knowing of what we value most, and a belief in a greater meaning beyond the personal. As the song says, Jupiter helps us "believe we can fly."

The Sabian symbol for the location of Saturday's New Moon puts it all together:
"A Human Soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment: A powerful yearning for whatever will increase the scope and depth of one's contacts with other living beings."
Which one of us does not relate to that powerful yearning for the More, for the Connection, for the Community? We all seek new "embodiment" -- not in the human body, since we already have that -- but we long for the physical embodiment of our passions, our mission, our purpose, our potentials. It is this "eagerness for new experiences" that keeps us moving forward, continuing to open our hearts and our minds to the new.

And, it is this eagerness, this desire, this yearning, that takes us -- openhearted and openminded -- into 2012.



Sunday, December 18, 2011

I can't believe...

I neglected to write about the New Moon on December 24 in this week's Journal!

Watch this blog later this week for my interpretation of the Capricorn New Moon energies, exact at 10:07am PST on Saturday, December 24.



Friday, December 16, 2011

Comet Lovejoy lives on

How appropriate!

The newly-discovered comet named Lovejoy was headed, according to astronomers' calculations, for a dramatic demise through a close encounter with the sun. But headlines this morning read: "Comet survives fiery plunge through sun, NASA says" ...

I'm taking this event as very symbolic and affirming -- reminding us that Love and Joy are powerful energies that can take us through whatever challenges may lie before us, and bring us through safely on the other side.

How synchronistic that the astronomer who discovered this comet has the surname Lovejoy! And, it was discovered on November 27, just two days after the Solar Eclipse. A clear message of what these recent eclipses are meant to bring forward into our awareness.

For more on the story, click here.

With Love and Joy,


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Did you see it?

Well, that was pretty magical. I woke up just in time to be able to watch the total eclipse through the trees for about 10 minutes, then it slipped behind the fir branches and was gone...

Here's a photo I just grabbed from, that looks exactly how I saw it from my yard:

It felt very cleansing to me, and the air is lighter afterward.

How did it (and does it) feel to you?


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eclipse and Uranus and Mercury, oh my!

I suppose we should have known that this week would be memorable, between the Total Eclipse and Uranus (the "god of chaos") stationing and Mercury retrograde... But forewarning doesn't always equip us, although it may help a bit in understanding and tolerance.

So, if things feel scattered and you are feeling ungrounded and like you're juggling life with no platform beneath you, you're not alone!

Remembering to breathe is good. And, I was fortunate enough to have an acupuncture treatment today that worked on the "extraordinary" channels, which has helped immensely in bringing me back into balance.

There's a great project at work nationwide -- acupuncture clinics that don't require insurance, and just ask for what you can pay within a range of $15-$45 (at least that's the price here in the Seattle area). They work much like acupuncture clinics in China, with several chairs/tables in a single room, and you remain entirely clothed (except for taking off shoes and socks and rolling up sleeves...).

If you're interested, try googling "community acupuncture clinic" in your area and see what you find!

And take good care and gets lots of sleep for the rest of the week...


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Amazing auroras

Forgive my lack of posts lately -- life has been busy!

But I just saw this photo on, and just had to share. It's of auroras December 3 over Fairbanks, Alaska (photo by Ronn Murray):

Spectacular, no?

Happy Eclipse week!