Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday 12/29/10

Intensified feeling. Mind completes internalizing.

(Moon in Scorpio. Mercury ends retrograde 11:21pm Pacific time.)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday 12/28/10

Grounded in reality, centered in what we truly need for love and harmony, activated by a constructive impulse. Mind backing to a stop deep within us.

(Sun in Capricorn, moon in Libra with Saturn 1:40pm Pacific time, Mars in Capricorn square Saturn in Libra Wednesday 7:29am. Mercury ends retrograde Wednesday night.)

Monday, December 27, 2010

spiritual graduation

Along with everything else, we are completing a time of spiritual testing. Big, expansive Jupiter is making a third and final meeting with Uranus, the pull of deep, wise mind, in sensitive Pisces (on January 4th, the day of the Capricorn new moon, a fresh start in grounded constructiveness). We are graduating from the challenge of accepting vulnerable feeling, ready to move toward a new spring of revolutionary creative emergence in right relationship with core sensitivity.

Monday 12/27/10

Grounded soul, loving heart.

(Capricorn sun, Libra moon.)

Now solid with the ground of empowered realism (sun in Capricorn with Pluto), this week the heart spirit is getting down to the bottom of things (moon in loving Libra, intense Scorpio and warm Sagittarius). The Capricorn new moon on the 4th is a new beginning for constructive emergence from a foundation of nature power.

We are ending weeks of Mercury retrograde, the mental tide backtracking and internalizing to a stop deep within us, complete at 11:21pm PT Wednesday night. Things should start flowing forward again after that.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

*Christmas 2010

Solid with the earth, grounded by heavy power. Mind reflective.

(Sun in Capricorn, moon in Virgo. Sun meets Pluto 5:03pm Pacific time Sunday. Mercury ends retrograde 11:21pm Wednesday.)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday 12/21/10--solstice eclipse

On Tuesday, 12/21/10, at 3:39pm Pacific time, the sun is at the low point of our seasonal cycle, winter solstice in the north, just after a full moon total eclipse at the highest point in the sky earlier at 12:13am. This is an extremely rare coincidence, coming at a time, on the brink, of historic transformation. It has been widely suggested that, due to inaccurate European calendar adjustment, it is this date, not the famously tauted 12/21/2012 (which is not astrologically noteworthy), that was foreseen by the Maya as of great significance, a potent moment in the completion of the evolutionary process described by the Mayan Calendar. I agree.

The Mayan Calendar does not end in 2012. According to the traditional count, kept with precision for many generations, the Mayan Calendar ends on October 28, 2011. It is not "the end of the world," but the completion of evolutionary development going back, not 5125 years (the Mayan "Long Count") or 26,000 years (the "procession of the equinoxes"), but 16.4 billion years, back to the Big Bang that initiated this expansive universe. In his clear and groundbreaking work, the Swedish biologist Carl Johan Calleman ("The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness") has effectively explained that the Mayan Calendar describes a natural, evolutionary process that has driven the emergence of increasingly complex organization in our world, from the formation of elements and living cells to human beings aware of their power and place in creation. It involves nine levels of accelerating vibratory influence moving through the field of existence, culminating with the fully realized potential of humanity as divine consciousness in physical form, clear in its relationship with the organic integrity of all life. The ninth and final level, with twenty times the vibratory intensity of the most recently prevailing one, begins on March 8, 2011, coming to completion, along with the other eight levels, on October 28, 2011. This is of monumental significance, a year of unprecedented consequence, one, I believe, that begins on an astrological level with the solstice eclipse of December 21, 2010.

At 1:22am PT, the eclipsed full moon shifted over the top of our seasonal cycle into the energy release of flowing feeling, Cancer, and at 3:39pm PT the sun reaches the bottom of things, hitting the ground of realism and constructiveness, Capricorn, joining heavy Pluto and activating Mars there. Any full moon alignment of sun and moon reinforces the dynamic potential of the sea tides and all natural energy dynamics. The full moon near the solstice this past June made a "grand cross" of major forces at the four seasonal shifting points, giving a balanced reinforcement to elemental life on this planet. Now, this solstice total lunar eclipse of maximum polarity, at a time of tremendous transformative potential, creates a powerful wave of initiating consequence that will play out with catalyzing drama through the coming year. With 30-year cycle centering Saturn in Libra, love leads the way.

In 2008, expansive, 12-year cycle Jupiter accompanied deep power 248-year cycle Pluto as it moved into the primal force of Capricorn, giving creative energy to a heavy shift we haven't seen since the revolutionary late 1700's, when common folk everywhere demanded the democratic liberty to express their nature without imposed restraint. In 2009, Jupiter joined wound-sensitive Chiron and deep feeling 164-year cycle Neptune in the visionary awareness of Aquarius, energizing healing dreams of life's interrelationship. In 2010, Jupiter met deep mind 84-year cycle Uranus as it completed seven years in the spiritual test of vulnerable sensitivity, Pisces. In 2011, Jupiter and Uranus will both cross into Aries, a breakthrough emergence of revolutionary creative wisdom, nature-based alternatives to the failing ways that have prevailed for too long and which we can no longer afford. It may be a time of upheaval and transformation, at times looking like the end of the world, but the ground rumbling and cracking, the collapse of an unhealthy and unfair social order, the threat of unresolved conflict flashing into conflagration, are consequences of reinforced nature breaking through all resistance, giving new room for the colorful manifestation of organic fertility. That's why they call it flower power.

On the night of 12/21/10, the heart spirit of the full moon will climb high in the sky, releasing its energy in the caring nurturance of flowing feeling Cancer, just as the soul vitality of the sun finally feels the bottom, with power and expression leading it (Pluto and Mars) in grounded, earthy Capricorn. (The Capricorn new moon on January 4, the day Jupiter and Uranus make their final meeting in Pisces, is a solid new starting point.) As we catch this wave of dynamic propulsion and move into a year of historic intensification, let us accept the mystery of creation with the understanding that, even as we are profoundly aware and sometimes challenged, only by accepting the flow of life at every moment--all thought, all feeling, all motion, all stillness--can we settle with peace and light in right relationship with the complex forces of this beautiful world. This could be the end of our gestation and the beginning of purified, harmonious life. May it bring comfort and support to all of good heart.

Surf's up.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

*last minute gift idea

In these challenging times full of exciting new possibilities, an astrology reading is a wonderful gift.

For $50, I will email you a gift certificate you can print out and give to someone you love for a one hour exploration of how the developing energy tides are uniquely affecting them, in person or by phone, recorded to cd, with charts and basic instructions. Sometimes just understanding where we are in the cycles of life's unfolding can be a comforting help.

As we reach the end of a year rooted in sensitive testing and move toward a spring of creative emergence, let's accept and settle with the flow of nature, ready for rewarding renewal.

Peace and love, everyone everywhere.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday 12/18/10

Soul settling to low ebb, charged with wisdom in sensitivity. Reflective mind dragging back to the bottom of things, meeting soul there. Heart building to an energized peak, shifting to big release Tuesday.

(Sun in late Sagittarius, square Uranus in Pisces 10:49am Pacific time. Retrograde Mercury backs from Capricorn into Sagittarius 6:55am, conjunct sun Sunday 5:23pm. Full moon total eclipse Tuesday 12:13am, into Cancer 1:22am, sun at solstice/into Capricorn 3:39pm.)

Monday 12/13/10

Big, deep tenderness, with mind weighed down by heavy grounding, activated tonight. Emerging passion charged with earthy energy.

(Moon in Pisces with Jupiter 12:18pm PT and Uranus 4:38pm, retrograde Mercury meeting Pluto and Mars in Capricorn 8:13pm. Moon into Aries 11:14pm, square Capricorn planets.)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday 12/12/10--Mercury retrograde

Mercury is now retrograde in Capricorn for a few weeks (until 12/29). The mental tide is backtracking, undermining momentum with reflection rooted in our experience of physical reality. There is nothing wrong with this. If we give in to flexibility, things will sort themselves out, anchored in core nature.

It began on Friday 12/10, with the sun settling in Sagittarius (on its way to winter solstice, our seasonal low point, 12/21) and the moon moving through awareness in Aquarius. After a weekend of sensitivity (moon in Pisces with Jupiter and Uranus, Venus in Scorpio), Monday night is big, with mind, action, spirituality and power meeting in the heavy physicality that is grounding us (Mercury, Mars, moon node and Pluto align in Capricorn 8:13pm Pacific time) as spirit emerges into personal passion (moon into Aries 11:14pm). Energy builds in peak earth power Thursday-Saturday (moon in Taurus) and mental suspense Sunday-Monday (moon in Gemini), with a full moon Tuesday 12/21 (12:13am) shifting to big energy release (moon into Cancer 1:22am) as we hit bottom in our seasonal cycle, winter solstice in the north (3:29pm), the sun moving into the grounded earth power of constructive Capricorn.

We are centered in love (Saturn in Libra), with healing dreams of life's interrelationship (Chiron and Neptune together in Aquarius). We are ready for revolutionary creative emergence coming this spring. It begins with the Capricorn new moon on January 4.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Tuesday 12/7/10

Mars, the action impulse, hitting bottom, into the grounded earth power of Capricorn.

(3:49pm PT.)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sunday 12/5/10--Sagittarius new moon

Down to the bottom of things. Sun and moon together in Sagittarius, last new moon before winter solstice (9:36am). Deep mind completing months of backtracking in sensitivity (Uranus ends retrograde in Pisces 5:51pm). We are settling with anchoring, wise in tenderness.

Moon into Capricorn, grounded earth force, Monday 3:16pm, joining mental Mercury and heavy Pluto already there. Mars, the action impulse, moves into Capricorn Tuesday 3:49pm. After two weeks building, a full moon just before solstice will give big energy to the seasonal shift on December 21.