Sunday, December 28, 2008

Capricorn 2008--A New Foundation

For many years, something has been dragging us down to the bottom of things. This process is now complete.

On December 27, 2008, sun, moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto—soul, heart, mind, action, creativity and power—all met in Capricorn, the grounded constructiveness of new beginnings, the primal force at the bottom of our seasonal cycle. Deep, heavy, 248-year-cycle Pluto, having recently reached this point, will now anchor us there. We have entered a new era of reinforced nature power.

The heavy influence that once weighed us down is now aligned with the earth, empowering a new foundation for creative expression. This is good, but will have striking consequences. The intensification of nature force will bring down all structures based on tension and control, even as it supports and strengthens the more substantial and enduring alternatives. This could cause great upheaval. Frustration held in check will now reach the breaking point, rationalized restraint giving way to manifest passion for real solution. It will impact us emotionally, physically, socially, globally. This is the great purification, a time of deep transformation and planetary renewal. We must yield to the magic of creation, accepting awareness amidst all unfolding drama, one with the grace of light that lives within us. This is the apocalypse, the truth of life breaking through the mask of denial. We will see where it leads.

In 2009, the same energy that reinforced this past year's shift of deep power into grounded new beginnings will move on to join the historic alignment of healing and dreams in visionary awareness. (Jupiter, having led Pluto into Capricorn, will now meet Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius.) Primal nature will be breaking through all resistance, and this could be traumatic, a time of great adjustment. But we are being led by creative, healing dreams in the enlightened perspective of how all life is interdependent and must be treated that way. This is the vision that will sustain us. There is wisdom in vulnerable sensitivity, and we are being guided toward a fruitful outcome. (Uranus in Pisces, Saturn in Virgo.) This time of upheaval will be the end of unhealthy patterns that have prevailed for far too long, empowering support for a new, sustaining human ecology in harmony with the forces of divinity.

In the Mayan Calendar, 2012 is the culmination of evolutionary development, the emergence of divine consciousness on this planet. It is not, as some think, about a grand astrological alignment, though there may be something synchronous there. It is way bigger than that. Something is happening here that is nothing less than the establishment of divine rule in our world, and a transforming clarification of our relationship to it.

May we all accept the peace and grace that underlies all challenge and confusion, and may we all be blessed with the comfort of true love in all that lies before us.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Friday 12/26/08

The end of a long decline. Today, activated sensitivity gets down to the bottom of things, joining grounded power in a foundation of reinforced nature. Tomorrow a new era begins.

(Sun with Pluto in Capricorn. Moon meets Mars at the end of Sagittarius at 3:26pm Pacific time, enters Capricorn 3:56pm, meets Pluto there 6:07pm. Mars enters Capricorn 11:30pm. Moon meets sun in Capricorn tomorrow at 4:23am.)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas 2008

Grounded soul, warm heart.

(Capricorn sun, Sagittarius moon.)

xxoo S

Monday 12/22/08

Intensified feeling.

(Scorpio moon.)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday 12/21/08 winter solstice

The sun hits the bottom of our seasonal cycle at 4:04am Pacific time Sunday December 21, with heavy Pluto there for the first time since 1762.

The moon and Mars are trailing the sun, and will hit bottom together Friday night. On Saturday December 27, sun, moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto--soul, heart, mind, action, creativity and power--will all be in Capricorn, the primal force of grounded constructiveness. A new era based in the power of nature now begins.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday 12/19/08

The low ebb of the seasonal year, with a loving heart.

(Sun near winter solstice, moon in Libra.)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday 12/18/08

Getting down to the bottom of things, under practical pressure.

(Sun and Mars in late Sagittarius, moon with Saturn in Virgo.)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday 12/15/08

Heart into passion, with activated wisdom.

(Moon in Leo, Mars square Uranus.)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Saturday 12/13/08

Full heart releases into flowing feeling.

(Moon into Cancer.)

Friday 12/12/08

Today's full moon is an especially intense alignment, an astrological "grand cross," with strong forces at the corners of our seasonal cycle: activated vitality is getting down to the bottom of things (sun and Mars in Sagittarius), heart has built up to the peak of mental processing (full moon in Gemini), sensitive wisdom is just under the surface (Uranus in Pisces), and centering is demanding practical resolution (Saturn in Virgo). The release of energy invested in this four-way tension could be striking.

Completing a year of historic shift in deep power on this planet, we are in a month of transition. Though on 11/27 heavy Pluto moved into the earthy constructiveness of Capricorn for the first time since 1762 (joining creative Jupiter, which has been there all year), we are waiting for the sun to complete its yearly trip down to winter solstice. At the Capricorn new moon, on December 27, our transition is complete: sun, moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto—soul, heart, mind, action, creativity and power—will all be in the primal force of Capricorn, the ground of new beginnings.

The intensified full moon that will be releasing now is a push to the cosmic wheel of elemental influence on this planet. In two weeks, all the energy coming out will gather at the bottom of things, founding a new era based in the undeniable expression of deep nature.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday 12/11/08

Energized mentality seeks resolution, building toward Friday's intensified full moon. Tension releases into flowing feeling over the weekend.

(Sun and Mars square Uranus and Saturn, full moon in Gemini Friday 8:38am Pacific time. Moon into Cancer 10:40pm Friday.)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tuesday 12/9/08

Heart solid with the power of the earth.

(Moon into Taurus, with Jupiter in Capricorn and Saturn in Virgo--grand trine in earth signs.)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Saturday 12/6/08

Tender heart emerges into passion expression tonight.

(Moon from Pisces into Aries 6:45pm Pacific time.)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday 12/5/08

Activated soul at the bottom of things, energized with tender feeling. Heart meets sensitive wisdom tonight.

(Sun aligns with Mars in Sagittarius, square moon in Pisces, 2:04pm Pacific time. Moon and Uranus align 10:08pm.)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Thursday 12/4/08

Tender sensitivity.

(Pisces moon.)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tuesday 12/2/08

Soul settling down to the bottom of things, heart moving through alignment in awareness.

(Sun in Sagittarius, moon in Aquarius.)