Hello my friends,
We have really been on the hop lately,
haven't we ? Lots of change, lots of disruption,
and a lot of time away from the things we
normally do. Funny how the Universe pushes
us along the path, isn't it? For me and
folks also born in and around 1967, it is
particularly strong as Uranus is conjunct
with our natal Saturn positions - forcing
a change in our foundation. Uranus tries
to liberate and free us from outmoded things
and Saturn is so much about structure, foundation
and responsibilities. It's a bit like moving
house, but sort of internally. You have
to pick everything up, dust it off, decide
if you want to keep it or throw it out...pack
it away for storage or keep it handy for
Saturn has been in super intense, life
and death Scorpio for the past 2 and half
years, roughly and I think everyone has
felt that - though none more strongly than
those with Sun or other bodies in Scorpio.
Scorpio forces us to face our shadow side.
It brings up our deepest hopes and fears.
It is akin to the Phoenix - the mythical
bird that consumes its own self in flames,
only to be reborn of its ashes.
Saturn is about to change signs and move
from intense Scorpio to jovial and expansive
Sagittarius - do I hear a collective "hurray"
out there or was that a sigh of relief?
This most welcome event happens on December
23rd and I would be willing to bet, each
of us feels a sense of lightening up over
the holidays. Saturn will retrograde and
return to Scorpio for a brief review in
2015, but not until Spring. That will give
us a time to see where we are with the new
energy of Saturn in Sag, as the year begins,
and then to review the lessons we learned
during Saturn in Scorpio time while giving
us a chance to make course corrections if
necessary. The best laid plans of mice and
men can often go awry - this would be the
time to try and get back on the right path
if we are not satisfied where we are.
Folks with the Sun or other bodies in Sagittarius
might feel the squeeze of Saturn's restrictive
nature. If that is you, don't take risky
chances during this time - Saturn smiles
on responsible behavior. For the actual
stiffness that Saturn can inspire, epsom
salt in the path and plenty of good food,
high in magnesium (like spinach and blueberries)
can ease your way - but even you will likely
feel a bit lighter that you did while Saturn
was in Scorpio.
In other news, We have another exact square
of Uranus and Pluto going on tomorrow. These
bodies don't move quickly, so we have been
and will continue to feel the effects of
this transit for a while. This is the 6th
of 7 exact squares between these two, I
am told, and it has been suggested that
these 7 squares correspond to the 7 chakra
points. I don't know much about that, but
I did find it interesting. This is a big
long transit for a very good reason. Uranus
is trying to liberate us from outmoded behavior
and thinking that is so entrenched in us
that it takes 7 passes to really make it
happen. Think about that. Like peeling back
the layers of an onion, this transit is
helping us to shed the things that are holding
us back - and not just us, but the world.
Someone asked "where is this revolution
I have been hearing about?" To that
I can say, it is happening before your very
eyes. As we personally change and change
our world around us, we watch the world
- more connected than ever on social media
- and see the problems more clearly. People
on both sides are acting out - those who
hold the old ways dear, so fearful they
can not wrap their mind around living or
being any other way, and those who can see
a beautiful new way, a way we have been
working toward as a species for a long time,
just ahead but beyond our grasp.
When America was born on July 4, 1776,
Pluto was at 27 degrees Capricorn and it
was retrograde. Today, Pluto is at 12 degrees
Cap and doesn't gets close until 2020, but
it doesn't make its first exact hit until
Feb. 2022 (and then it will retrograde over
that point at least once before the process
is over). My point is that there is a lot
of work to do before we see America reborn
from its own ashes (figuratively, I hope)
- and there is a lot of time before it happens.
We, as a collective, are undergoing the
same peeling the onion process as we liberate
ourselves from the Age of Pisces and get
a firm rooting in the Age of Aquarius.
On a lighter note, the Geminid Meteor showers
are happening Dec. 13-15th. Check out our
page for more information
and viewing tips. We include this information
in our Planetary Calendar and invite you
to get your copy and follow along in 2015
- the pocket sized calendars fit in your
back pocket and make perfect stocking stuffers.
must be received by December 18th
to ensure Christmas delivery via USPS, but
electronic calendars can be instantly downloaded.
Wishing you all the very best of the holiday
season and throughout the new year. I look
forward to "seeing" you all in
PS- Please enjoy our annual Holiday
JibJab Greeting Card with
this link - Love you all xo!