global challenges inspire important changes
As we enter the closing month of
this momentous year and we survey the events that have shaped our life-experience,
we may ask, are we pleased with what has been created? Many of my beloved
clients have asked recently to understand the purpose behind the huge
challenges the world is now facing. The purpose is simple: to inspire
us to go deeper and reach higher for the keys to peace and prosperity.
This month’s planetary aspects create a field of opportunity for
us to take another leap into higher awareness.
leads search for life’s meaning
On November 21, the sun entered Sagittarius,
the mutable fire sign that drives us to ponder the mysteries of the
universe and search for life’s meaning. Emerging from the Scorpionic
depths of healing and transformation, we now awaken to the dream in
our soul. As the sun travels through Sagittarius this month, we find
purpose; we set our sights higher, and we enthusiastically share our
dawning wisdom. People born with the sun, moon or rising sign in Sagittarius
become the potential voices of wisdom and way-showers for humanity.
brings high energy for new inspiration
We begin the month with a full moon in Gemini
on December 1. Each month, the full moon brings the blossoming of a
new theme and fulfillment of the intentions we set at the previous new
moon. The new moon on November 16 brought the necessity of clearing
old resentments or pain in our personal relationships. By the full moon
on December 1, the clearing is complete. With love flowing again, and
high energy moving to create with a fresh vision, we begin this month
ready to fulfill our highest inspirations.
energies inspire generosity and joy
Planetary energies in early December bring
new ideas and fresh inspiration for ways to communicate love and gratitude,
assisting us to find meaning through simple expressions of caring, generosity,
and joyful, heart-felt sharing. Positive energies abound in early December,
bringing romantic experiences, deep spiritual understanding, and inspiration
for creative self-expression. We also find practical applications and
innovative solutions to fulfilling our current work or business related
New moon tests our alignment to purpose
A new moon in Sagittarius on December
16 carries forward the theme of high energy, creativity and loving interactions,
but also brings a pause to adjust our alignment to purpose. Inherent
in the new moon energies is the question: as I move my vision and objectives
forward, am I clear in my motivations and methods? We can get carried
away with inspired ideas and innovative methods, sometimes forgetting
our originating purpose; at the mid-month new moon, the universe provides
a check-in point that allows us to realign with our highest purpose,
or redirect energy if necessary.
Solstice catalyzes healing; new beginning
The sun completes its journey through
Sagittarius, entering Capricorn on December 21, at, (in the northern
hemisphere), the Winter Solstice. When this happens, we reach another
turning point. As the sun leaves the jovial, truth-seeking sign of Sagittarius
to enter the more serious and goal-oriented earth sign of Capricorn,
we pause again to consider our course. The sun joins powerful Pluto,
also in Capricorn, and both of them face a dynamic aspect with Saturn
in Libra, bringing issues that need clearing in our work, business,
and love life to the surface. We become aware of whatever needs healing
in our relationships, so we can clear old pain, misunderstandings or
resentments, freeing our energy for high-level creation.
review highlights needed completions or changes
The planet that symbolizes our work
in the world, Mars, turns retrograde (apparent backwards motion) in
Leo on December 20. Mars goes retrograde once every two years, and lasts
for approximately three months, during which we review our work, professional
life, or business. Mars retrograde is a very poor time to implement
new plans, launch anything new (new product or service), change jobs,
or switch careers. During the Mars review, we become aware of any changes
that need to be made, we complete old business, and we may do research
and/or future planning based on information gathered during the review.
of the year aspects converge powerfully for new birth
On December 26, Mercury, the planet
of communications, turns retrograde in Capricorn, until January 15.
While Mercury is retrograde, we complete unfinished communications,
and we often find that equipment related to transportation or communication
needs servicing. Since Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn, we will be
reviewing and updating our systems. We begin the New Year with both
Mars and Mercury in retrograde, indicating that 2010 will be a year
of much communications review and systems re-working before we can really
move forward from our current personal and global situation. A lunar
eclipse on December 31 underscores this theme, indicating much transformation
and big changes are in store for the coming year. While we tolerate
the “birth pains,” let’s celebrate the dawning of
a new, global unified consciousness.
B E S T D A Y S
Stated are PST
Although every day
is sacred, full of opportunity for learning, expression and sharing,
some days are more conducive to beginning or advancing our endeavors.
For December, the very best days to start new projects or relationships,
acquire new clients, launch a creative project, apply for a new job,
list your house for sale, and generally start anything new are: December
10, 15, and 17.
The following days are also very good days in which we may expect positive
outcomes with existing projects: December 3-4, and 12-14. You can also
expect reasonably good results on the 1, 6, 9, and 11.
Use the very best days to start anything new. Use the very good days
and the reasonably good days to further important projects, businesses,
and relationships, and avoid making any new starts on the remaining
days, especially from December 20-31. These days are best spent refining
what is already in motion.
U N S I G N S F O R
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 9
you have long wished to say or hear get expressed early
this month, bringing about an opening for higher learning experiences
or travels in your life. Creative ideas and energy runs very high,
and you may enjoy some lively philosophical or spiritual discussions;
expressing your truth brings greater rewards that you might have
imagined. Forgiving yourself and others for any perceived transgressions
is a wonderful way to celebrate the end of a season and the start
of a new one. Each new day, begin your life anew.
matters are in the forefront at the start of this month
as you realize the rewards from holding a steady focus on your
goals. In mid-month you recognize the value of combining efforts
with others, particularly friends and family, to reenergize your
appreciation and use of shared resources. This is also a great
time for you to examine your long-range goals to look for things
that remain unfulfilled and that could become a part of your journey.
Later in the month, refrain from letting philosophical or life-style
differences limit your appreciation of others; instead, notice
what is beautiful and glorious in each person.
full moon in your sign on December 1 puts the spotlight
on you and your life-partner, or those in close relationship.
Communication flows effortlessly, and projects requiring your
creative flair find easy completion. Higher education, travel
or philosophical inquiry captures your attention early to mid-month.
It is time to stop and review to catch the highest vision for
your life. In amazing times, seemingly simple but amazing things
are possible. Allow this year to close with gratitude in your
heart for all that you have been given.
are mysterious parts of your inner life that become highlighted
with the full moon early this month, giving you the impetus to
review your priorities and redirect your daily activities and
routines. You really enjoy your life when you perceive that you
live in a win-win environment; that the services you give to others
are reciprocated by their love and appreciation of you. At this
time, you may well see yourself adjusting your place within some
of your relationships by paying more attention to some and becoming
less available to others. In all relationships, be the love that
not that you have to be the center of attention but you
certainly like to be noticed and well-regarded, because it makes
you shine brighter and feel a greater sense of fun in life. Early
this month, you gain some well-deserved recognition and find yourself
in a relaxed and playful mode. Your creativity is running high;
go with it! Partners and friends bring much joy, and you are not
one to be skimpy with your affection. Later in the month, review
your health and fitness goals; they may need some updating, and
you will love yourself for becoming healthier.
career is highlighted,
and positive energy for expansion is flowing for the first time
in many moons. Early to mid-month, enjoy the flow of harmonious
and productive communications, greater business and more abundant
resources. You are not completely out of the woods, as much focus
and determination is still needed, but do enjoy the expansion!
Later in the month, you choose to get a little more serious over
financial expenditures. Try to avoid letting this dampen your
mood…it is all just grist for the mill.
wish to expand experiences
is accented in early December as openings appear for travels or
higher learning. Many of your dreams and visions are manifesting
now. Even as you would like to sit back and admire your achievements,
there is a call to you to reach further, perhaps beyond your personal
world and out to the community and world at large. Later in the
month, you take a deep look at the effect your presence and manner
has on others. Love yourself with all your heart!
can be a revelation when calls for assistance are heard
and heaven and earth race to your side. Scorpios are the epitome
of regeneration; in your journey from self-absorbed scorpion,
to watchful eagle to selfless dove, you become more enlightened.
Early to mid-month, your career or business is highly satisfying,
resources are flowing and partnerships are working harmoniously
. Later this month, communications and business systems are
up for renewal. Enjoy the transformation.
The sun and
Venus in your sign
this month radiate warmth, and the love you hold in your heart
will shine through your eyes for those special people in your
world. You are filled with enthusiasm for adventure, travel,
study and spiritual pursuits, and very happy to be in lively
social situations. Later in the month, financial realities spur
you to reevaluate your long-term goals and transform your values.
Use this time to cultivate gratitude, and learn how to make
the best use of your resources to create an intentional future.
The full moon sheds light on your daily health,
work, and dietary routines, prompting you to make positive changes.
Favorable aspects early this month give a boost to your work,
business or professional goals, bringing a greater sense of fulfillment,
along with more success and financial flow. The mid-month new
moon highlights spirituality; set your intention to spend some
time in meditation. Give yourself the space to expand your dreams
and see what calls for your clear intention in the New Year.
Early this month, life can feel delightful as your creative
energies are flowing and you are filled with inspiration. Your
personal relationships and interactions in the world are more
meaningful than ever, and the problems and misunderstandings of
the past can most easily be healed, transforming the quality of
your interactions. Travel, although difficult in the holiday season,
will prove to be highly rewarding, but if you are unable to travel,
spend time in spiritual contemplation and renewal.
Home is where you heart is and getting back to foundational
values serves you well this month. The clearer you are about your
intentions, the easier they will manifest in your life. Long-held
visions and dreams come to fruition through your efforts and dedication,
but, as the seasons change, become open to modifying your long
term goals. Trust that life wants you to have an amazing and fulfilling
© Carola Eastwood, 2009