Thursday, December 9, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Already it is the New Moon again, and I am busy preparing for Red Tent Women's Circles and the upcoming Solstice. Here are my thoughts toward the energies of this month.
Please note, I'm not an astrologer, but I feel and I hear and I see. I like to read various reports written by astrologers, and then put that into a perspective relevant to my own Work, and my own feelings so that the Women who Circle with me have some extra inspiration for the month. And this I share with You.
New Moon in Sagittarius for December 2010
There is so very much going on this month in our everyday lives, and the Celestial realms are reflecting this for us. The stars play out the stories in the Earth, and vice-versa we play out the stories of the Stars, and so we can look up to them and view the story ahead. It will help keep us in step with the Self, the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. It helps us to breathe easier!
This month's New Moon is in Sagittarius at 3:35am on Monday 6th December. A Sagittarian New Moon is great for planning and setting intentions. The few days leading up to the New Moon are all about letting go, all the way into the very cells of our bodies. As the New Moon is born, it is what I call the Moon Seed Time. This is all about planting your intentions for the month ahead. Its the time to look up to the Stars, get an idea of how the month ahead is looking, and plan accordingly. The secret to bringing your Moon Seeds to fruit is belief, Trust and Truth.
With the Moon Seeds being planted in Sagittarius there's an extra layer of fertiliser! Sag is fiery, motivated, and driven to the Truth. Last month the Stars advised us to honour our 'Dark Side'. To delve into our Secret Self and See our own Truth. Now in Sag we want to be free from all that holds us back. Take the challenge. Trust your Self! The energies are ripe for manifesting, for reflecting upon all we've learned from the year and taking all of those lessons, putting them into action and moving clearly along the path to your Purpose.
Be warned though, Sagittarius can be easily flighty, excitable and easy to bore. This month, use a disciplined approach to all that you do. Let your actions be entirely conscious. You have been collecting energy all year, and it's ready to move forward, to be released. Just let it know who is in charge – You.
The energies are speeding up for all of us – it's not just Christmas on its way. Much information is coming through various channels regarding the increase of the Earth's energies and how She is moving into the New Paradigm. We are all a part of this, and all changes from the micro-cosm to the macro-cosm are a part of the bigger picture. Some things I've noticed include the outrageous weather across the world, the WikiLeaks controversy exposing governments and coverups, and the release of new information finding that life can be sustained by arsenic – completely the opposite to our previous scientific understanding of life. It seems that everyday, the world is different than how we knew it before.
This energy will be added to by a Mercury Retrograde, a Lunar eclipse and the Solstice this month. Exciting!
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Relationships & Communication
We came out of the Venus Retrograde and relationship issues with more understanding of ourselves and the people we love. Now we move into another relationship stress with Mercury in retrograde for more than two weeks this month. Some stuff going on with Mercury Mars and Pluto can expect misunderstandings, technology problems, fights, jealousy, and sexual tension in the air. Do your Self a favour and stay away from busy places full of people, like the shops between the 10th and 14th December.
Business, Work and Money
Starting the week of the New Moon will feel good. If you've taken time over the weekend to honour your needs, you'll be feeling inspired and motivated to get to where you want to be. Make business deals, trust your Self in any changes you need to make and use your time well. By the end of the week, Mercury will be retrograde and other planets will make sure it's not the time for investments and money stuff. A 'big deal' Meteor shower in the second week of December will make sure the energy is electric! Focus rather on personal issues and really be True to You.
Full Moon, Summer Solstice and Christmas
Wow, this is going to be a Full Moon to remember, just like the Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse this year. Leading to the Full Moon there will be an increase in accidents, busy-ness and un-consciousness. You might think 'well that's just because it's the lead up to Christmas' and you would be right – because with the Christmas lead up there is also a whole lot happening in the Stars. Stay true to your Self by Being aware and awake. Keep your Self in check in your reactions to people and events. Don't allow your Self to get caught up in the mainstream rush, and you will survive this time relatively unscathed.
This month's Moon Seeds come to fruition in Gemini – when the Moon will be Full, and to add to our emotional work, She'll go into hiding in an eclipse as well. A Total Lunar Eclipse is when the Earth comes directly between the Sun and Moon, and the Moon is completely shadowed, receiving no direct light from the Sun. Lunar Eclipses force us to work with our emotions, and our Inner Self, that which we hide from most people. I find this interesting being that so many of us get together with family for Christmas – and they are the People who really know and see our inner 'stuff', even when successful at hiding it from others. We should definitely be able to see this Eclipse, and by viewing the Moon doing Her dance you will find it much easier to integrate your 'Stuff'. Be kind to your Self.
The Gemini Twins hold the gateway into your deep Self. Honour them, honour You and work between your Light and Dark Spaces. Always when there is a Lunar Eclipse it is followed by a Solar Eclipse. The time in-between can be intense. This time it will run right through Christmas, and New Year, so it's a good chance to clear your self from the common dramas of this time and choose simply to Be.
Summer Solstice, which comes through just after the Eclipse is the time when Gramma Sun has reached Her greatest peak strength. The pendulum swings back and the year begins to slowly work back to darkness. At this time the Earth is illuminated by the Light and all shadows have light cast upon them. So you really can't hide anything! I think of this Sabbat (Seasonal Celebration) as the Sabbat of Depth and Gratitude. In Australia we are reminded of our Summer connection to Water and the love and joy of Christmas time, regardless of whether you are religious or not.
The intensity of this time will be asking you to DO something. Get physical – particularly swimming and walking and Being in the garden. Be aware of your alcohol and toxin laden foods intake over the 'silly season' because everything is already intensified. Staying conscious, clear and aware will make for a much more enjoyable holiday. That word again : disciplined.
Christmas Eve energies will be a bit calmer than the lead up, and by the 30th December Mercury goes direct again. The few weeks before the New Year will be working to help us shift from our wants and desires, and move into a Space of trust in the Universe. This time will help let go of the concepts of lack and poverty. Go into the Sabbat of Depth and Gratitude with this in mind and you will greatly benefit. Commune with Goddess Hera who holds the Space for family, yet is unafraid to replenish Her own cup whenever necessary. Embrace the gift giving essence of this time and Be open to receive.
Moving into 2011
We have been promised all year that 2011 is going to be an 'easier' year than 2010 was. We have shifted so much 'stuff' in the Self, learnt to honour ourselves, Mama Earth and out own Truth so much more. It can only be Perfect!
Back to the thoughts for this New Moon
The big Key for this month : remind yourself with each response : Is this Response free from Fear? That includes when you are relating to People, food, objects (like purchasing unnecessary gifts!) and Mama Earth.
This time is the seed of the New. The Sun and the Moon are in their own Oneness. Particularly this month think upon unifying and illuminating your Dark and Light Selves, honouring the many aspects of You. Check in with your Self regularly, and notice your True needs. Release stress from your body with conscious methods, such as exercise rather than alcohol intoxication or over eating. Honour all that you have achieved this year. And move into 2011 with the deep knowledge that you Truly Know Your Self.
With Sagittarius in mind, in setting your intentions for this month, I invite you to think upon ways to expand your own knowledge. Finding ways to maintain trust in your Self and the Oneness. Allowing your Self to be independent, free and True to You throughout the month.