december 12th—a new mission

This past Monday, the 8th, Jupiter turned Retrograde and will remain so until April of next year.

Edward-Burne-Jones-An-Angel-Playing-a-FlageoletOn Friday, December 12th, he will trine the Sun and Mercury conjunct in Sagittarius.

Leo is the warmhearted King, while Sagittarius and his ruler Jupiter are ever seeking the fundamental truths our existence in this universe has to offer up.

Jupiter turning retrograde finds us at year’s end. The King of Planet in the sign of the King is asking us all to  look within. To reflect; to contemplate where this ending cycle has taken us; to decide which direction we will set out for in the coming months.

We are bid to delve even further into our hearts and unlock desires that may have been overlooked in the name of forward progress. Desires that are waiting to be embraced and then actualized.

Monday’s trine from the Sun and Mercury simply kicks-off Leo Jupiter’s new quest for each of us.

And once the new year is begun, we still get 3 more months of  passionate, creative introspection.

It really is a beautiful request from the universe.

I can’t wait to answer it.

Lona

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december 10th—our composed lady on the hoof

Well, well, well, tomorrow, December 10th, at almost precisely Noon EST, Venus will be ingressing from Sagittarius to Capricorn.

Cardinal Earth.

How does the Planet of Love fare in this environment? And more importantly, how will WE fare with her here?

Honestly, I think she is perfect for this time of year.

She will help soothe the fiery bluntness of Sagittarius Sun and Mercury and lend a stabilizing force to the off-the-wall schemes of Aquarius Mars.

Venus is our planet of socializing and attraction. She (along with Luna) is our resident master of the feminine mysteries.

Her moving through the 10th sign of the Goat signals a desire to be in control. And, being ruled by Saturn, she intrinsically knows how to plan, organize and execute all the multitude of festivities happening right now.

Venus Capricorn is all business, but with the grace of femininity needed to soften the edges and create a jubilant ambiance.

Her recent journeys through Virgo and Libra give clue to how she will feel to us during her Capricorn stay.  The Goat has Virgo’s Earthy practicality, as well as Libra’s Cardinal nose for initiative.

It is the best of both worlds combined to help us juggle the wrapping presents and long commutes and endless decorating.  The disastrous changes of schedule and maddening family relations.

Aphrodite will remain in the 10th sign until January 3rd, so even New Year’s will be under her precise care.

She is a gift from the Heavens.  One that will potentially alleviate some of our holiday stress.

Lona

december 6th—full moon schoolin’ swap meet

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Around 7:30 AM EST, tomorrow, December 6th, the Sagittarius Sun opposes Luna for the Gemini Full Moon at 14º.

Mercury is also conjunct the Sun. The two will square Pisces Chiron and trine Aries Uranus.

Watery Fireworks dumped at the feet of a scattered Gemini Moon.

Uh oh. Uncomfortable.

All this emotional drama gushing at the Air signs, as of late. It’s more than some EVER want to handle.

And it is amazing to me how much play Chiron and Uranus have gotten in so many major events since I started this blog this past Summer.

Unreal.

By now, we should all be masters at effortlessly soothing our weary psyches as our deepest scars repeatedly surface, quickly and brilliantly to boot!

Ha! Oh, to be so lucky.

Speaking of painful wounds, this month’s Full Moon will  also incorporate an inconjunct from Capricorn Pluto to the Gemini Moon. This adds the faint feeling of jeopardy to the day—danger to our very security just below the surface.

I am working on a post concerning the long, long, long dance of Pluto, Chiron and Uranus during their sojourns through Capricorn, Pisces and Aries, respectively.

But I digress . . .

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nov. 28th – dec. 17th—thinking plump and happy

Our winged Messenger crossed into Sagittarius country late on Thanksgiving night.

Maud-Humphrey-Vintage-Children-002Today, he is squaring Neptune in Pisces, and we all may feel a bit overwhelmed mentally. Or maybe, hopefully, that’s just me.

Again, hopefully this isn’t interfering in any travel plans for returning home. If it is, then I wish you the best of luck with your return. Dear Neptune never provides the most direct route.

Anyway.

For his remainder in Sagittarius—what is it like for Mercury, the Planet of Communication and Thinking to be traveling through the 9th sign?

Well, we will be susceptible to overindulgence.  Jupiter, who rules Sagittarius, is the God of expansion. Whatever we pick up now to play with will most likely get blown out of proportion.

Maybe good, maybe bad. Totally depends.

I’m aiming (get it?) for good!

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