Winter Solstice brings pause for reflection
How could it already be 2010! Does it seem to you that
time is speeding up? While it may not be actually going faster, certainly
our perception of time is changing as we work with grounding the new,
higher frequencies pouring into our planet. During the Winter Solstice
on December 21, as the sun entered Capricorn and joined the planet of
transformation, Pluto, we were given an opportunity to pause, reflect,
and realize which changes are currently needed in our lives.
Lunar eclipse precedes New Year, suggests dynamic changes will occur
A full moon lunar eclipse in Cancer on December 31 provides a glimpse into the energetic themes of the New Year. America certainly has the right President for our current times, because the theme is, in one word, “Change”! The main difference between 2009 and 2010 is that, while last year was characterized by much debate and planning, this year will be a time of dynamic action to bring profound changes about. This is true on a personal level as well as on a global and national level. Given that we are truly all One interconnected humanity, this eclipse takes us to a point of confrontation with our customary way of fulfilling our needs, bringing the realization that we can no longer simply look after “number one”; that we must act for the benefit of the whole.
New Year won't imply “green light” just yet; the past needs reviewing first
The New Year begins with both the planet of communications,
Mercury, and the planet of action, Mars, in retrograde (apparent backward
motion). Much that will be set in motion in the first three months of
the year will need to be revised or redone entirely. Mercury stays retrograde
in Capricorn until January 15, complicating travel plans, and urging
us to spend time reviewing our systems and completing communications
that began before December 26. Travel and business plans should be carefully
reviewed and computers, phones, and vehicles will need updating, inspections
or repairs. Being the planet of dynamic action, when Mars is retrograde,
the effects are more serious or far-reaching. Retrograde in Leo from
December 20 until March 10, Mars prompts us to review all of our creations;
to look at what we have put in motion over the past two years and make
decisions about what has worked and what hasn’t. This process
provides invaluable insight to help us decide how we will move forward
in the future.
Solar eclipse calls for sweeping changes
On January 14, we have a new moon, solar eclipse in
Capricorn, calling for deep level changes in the systems that support
our lives, including education, health care, financing, law, and politics.
On a personal note, the eclipse symbolizes a point of no return regarding
the changes we see as necessary in the management of our daily lives,
our health, money, and work or business conduct. If you saw the movie,
The Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner, then the phrase’ “if
you build it, they will come…” will have some meaning for
you. If you haven’t seen this classic movie, go rent it; let it
inspire you, because this year will require us to take a leap of faith
as we map out new territory. Notice which area the eclipse falls in
your natal astrology chart; this is where you will experience the most
Aquarius lights the way for future creations
The sun completes its sojourn through Capricorn on January 19, moving into the sign of the humanitarian, Aquarius. Days before, Jupiter enters the water sign of Pisces, where it will stay for a number of months. For better or worse, Jupiter brings expansive growth. Over the past year, this generally beneficial influence had joined with Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius to expand our vision into the future and inspire humanitarian causes. Now in Pisces, Jupiter brings mystical insight and spiritual seeking to the forefront of our awareness. As the sun travels in Aquarius, with Jupiter’s vision lighting the way, we look toward our future creations with positive anticipation.
Inspired vision sparks renewal for humanity
Communication will begin flowing more easily toward
the later part of the month, and, with Venus joining the sun, life will
seem more pleasurable with our social calendars becoming more active.
However, in the last week of January, Venus and Mars face off, creating
quite a bit of dynamic tension that brings relationship issues to the
surface; this is a great time to air any disagreements and find some
resolution. On January 29, we have a full moon in Leo, opposite the
sun in Aquarius. The seeds of change that began at the January 14 solar
eclipse now begin to take shape. We release outworn ideas, systems,
and goals that do not fit with our vision for the future, and we begin
in earnest to develop a plan that will unfold our current intentions
in the coming spring. May we all celebrate this New Year with joy in
our hearts for the coming renewal of humanity’s spirit!
B E S T D A Y S
Although every day
is sacred, full of opportunity for learning, expression and sharing,
some days are more conducive to beginning or advancing our endeavors.
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