Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday 1/1/14--Capricorn new moon

The Moon joins the Sun at the bottom of our seasonal cycle, completing the solstice process, meeting the Sun with heavy power Pluto for new moon in the grounded nature force of Capricorn on New Year's Day, 3:14am PT. This will activate a grand cross alignment at our seasonal shifting points (Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra), releasing a peak of energized potential, a solid beginning to a year of transformative development rooted in the power of nature.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday 12/24/13

On 12/21, the Sun reached the lowest point on its yearly cycle, into the grounded realism and constructive nature force of Capricorn. The Moon, heart spirit, on its monthly trip around that same seasonal cycle, was back in peak passion Leo, where the Sun is at mid-summer. Now the Moon is moving down through practical Virgo (Monday, Tuesday), loving Libra (Wednesday, Thursday), intense Scorpio (Friday, Saturday) and warm Sagittarius (Sunday, Monday) before it too hits bottom, into earthy Capricorn Tuesday morning 12/31. It will join the Sun and Pluto on New Year's Day for a very grounding Capricorn new moon (3:14am PT), the reinforced power of nature rebounding from a foundation of core needs. With planets at the other corners of our seasonal cycle (Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra--grand cross in first signs of seasons), this will give a big push to the expression of elemental forces on our planet, a strong beginning to a new year of empowered emergence and transformative development.

No one ever suggested that Jesus was born December 25. As the political church gained power, they sought to turn popular seasonal festivals into religious rituals. After winter solstice, when the Sun has ended months of decline and begins to rise again in our sky, people everywhere naturally celebrate the return of divine light to our darkened world with family gatherings and expressions of tenderness and gratitude. This is something all people can embrace, regardless of belief or culture, as together we move through the coming winter and look forward to the flowering of a new spring.

Peace and love everyone, everywhere.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Saturday 12/21/13--solstice

The Sun at the bottom of our seasonal cycle, winter solstice in the north, shortest day of the year (Saturday 12/21, 9:11am PT), moving into Capricorn, the grounded realism and rebounding vitality of physical nature.

Sun, Moon and Pluto meet in Capricorn at the new moon on January 1. A new beginning in primal power.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday 12/18/13

Big emotional release.

(Moon with Jupiter in Cancer--beautiful tonight,)

Deep mind ending months of internalizing, shifting to expression of personal passion and deep nature power.

(Uranus direct in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn.)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tuesday 12/17/13--Sagittarius full moon

Last full moon of the year. Sun getting down to the bottom of things (in Sagittarius), Moon at the peak of built-up mentality (full in Gemini 1:28am PT Tuesday), shifting to flowing release (into Cancer 10:17am PT). Sensitivity is reinforced (Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces). Love awareness is activated (Mars in Libra).

Deep mind is completing months of backtracking in personal passion, energized with deep nature power (Uranus ends retrograde in Aries 9:39am PT Tuesday, square Pluto in Capricorn), shifting to revolutionary expression and transformative development.

Sun hits bottom--solstice--into Capricorn Saturday 12/21, 9:11am PT. Sun, Moon and Pluto meet in Capricorn on January 1 (new moon), a new beginning in grounded constructiveness.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It was 50 years ago today...

In 1963, the Beatles couldn't get their chart topping, million selling, international hit records released in America by their own record company. ("Not suitable for an American audience," declared one brilliant exec.) On Friday, November 22, the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite was scheduled to end the week with a report on the phenomenal British pop group sociologists were calling, "the authentic spirit of youth," showing them performing their recent smash, "She Loves You," (yeah yeah yeah) to a delirious crowd. But a big news story kept the piece from running that day...

A couple weeks later, on December 10, Walter Cronkite declared we'd mourned enough and needed something uplifting, and ran the story on the lads from Liverpool. Marsha Albert, a 14 year old girl in Silver Spring, Maryland, saw this thrilling group on TV and wrote a letter to Washington, DC disc jockey Carroll James asking, "Why can't we have music like that in America?" James had also seen the piece, and arranged for a British Airways stewardess to bring him an import copy of the Beatles' latest single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand." And, though it could have gotten him fired, not being on the management-approved playlist (the late 50s control to keep rock and roll off the American airwaves), on December 17 he played the Beatles on American radio for the first time, bringing Marsha Albert down to the studio to introduce it herself. The rest is history.

When the Beatles arrived in February to play the Ed Sullivan Show, their back catalog released to universal acclaim, they were received like conquering heroes, like space ships landing from another galaxy to show us a better way. They went down to DC to play a thank you concert, and Marsha Albert sat in the limo between John's wife and George's sister. They opened the show not with one of their hits, but with a Chuck Berry song, "Roll Over Beethoven," 20 year old George Harrison singing lead:

"I'm gonna' write a little letter, gonna' mail it to my local DJ..."

God bless Marsha Albert.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Monday 12/9/13

Getting down to the bottom of things, anchored by sensitivity. Spirit emerges tomorrow.

(Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Pisces trine Jupiter in Cancer trine Saturn in Scorpio. Moon into Aries Tuesday.)

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Tuesday 12/3/13--Sagittarius new moon

We've been through a vortex of intensified feeling (Sun in Scorpio with Saturn), complete last weekend (Moon in Scorpio). Now it's down to the bottom of things (Sun in Sagittarius, new moon Monday 12/2 4:22pm PT). Heart spirit rebounding with primal power Wednesday (Moon into Capricorn 10:50pm PT Tuesday).

Big emotional energy is aligned with reinforced sensitivity (Jupiter in Cancer trine Saturn in Scorpio 12/12). The winter solstice Saturday 12/21 (Sun into Capricorn) is a new beginning in grounded constructiveness.