"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Monday, December 27, 2010

Closing out 2010 & Preparing for 2011

Here are some thoughts I want to share with you about the cosmic weather as we close out the year:
  • patience is strongly advised in making any new agreements, major purchases or signing of contracts until January 4th
  • this last week in December brings more adjustments and balancing acts; follow through, don't initiate
  • it is time to make sure all our ducks are in a row for business and career plans and foundation projects in the new year, so we are ready to hit the ground running once all lights are "go"
   Lets talk about the astrological implications of the statements I made above and what the timing is. While Mercury will be direct on Thursday, Dec. 30th here on the East Coast,  patience is strongly advised in matters of communication, planning and  movement, and/or signing binding agreements. There are two reasons for this:  Mercury is still moving back over territory already covered, for you to take into account what you learned since Dec. 10th. (Please re-read Dec. 12th Blog for more in depth Mercury retrograde information.) As plans, contracts and short-term travel is all under Mercury's ruler-ship, I have been hearing lots of accounts of break-downs and delays over the last couple of weeks and particularly, changes in plans over the last couple of days; unfortunately, some people involved made big new purchases in the last few days. I only hope they were re-placing something bought during a previous retrograde cycle!

  The second reason you need to wait to initiate, we are in the Last Quarter Moon phase beginning today and lasting until the January 4th New Moon. The lunar light is decreasing and energy is waning - this is the time to look at your progress, organize your thoughts, desk or closet and get ready to start new projects next week! What do you need to do to complete something before you begin again? Is there some way to adjust or tweak the way things are going in something already started, or do you need to let something go this week in order to prepare for the next thing? These are the questions you need to ask yourself and act on right now!

  Another consideration for patience and steady progress is the Moon's entry into Libra this afternoon and its' squaring off with both Pluto and the Sun later tonight. If the Moon = feelings and Pluto = power and the Sun = life force, then... we feel better not getting into power struggles with people that may zap us of our life force/energy! Libra is the sign of balance, which desires harmony, especially in significant relationships. If you need to make a big change in your life to get your personal power back from someone trying to take control of your life, maybe this is the time to make plans without tipping your hand. Making a decision for yourself is one thing, taking action is another; when the time is right, you'll know it.

  Tuesday is the best day to work hard, although, with the Moon and Mars creating friction for each other, it may be exhausting and you may feel like you're not seeing any progress for all your efforts! Just know that whatever you focus on and put your personal energy into, is where you will begin to see results the first two weeks in January, after the 4th. Also, it's wise to accomplish as much as possible Tuesday, as we have an inactive, or void-of-course, Moon operating from 10:05am until 3:49pm on Wednesday, which is  not a good time to focus or expect things to go the way we need them to.

  A few words about the Moon being void-of-course, hereafter referred to as Moon VOC... When the Moon leaves one zodiac sign to go into another, there is a period of time during which the Moon doesn't make any aspects and we say it is traveling void-of-course. Think of it like a sailboat at sea, tacking into the wind and the wind dies and it turns this way and that trying to get a breeze for the sail, but there's nothing there to interact with - that's what the Moon is doing in her travels. She can't make contact with the other planets until she crosses into the new territory, so she is traveling willy-nilly... oops, we astrologers like to say VOC!

  After the Moon crosses out of Libra into Scorpio territory on Wednesday at 3:59pm, she stays in this secretive but co-creative Water sign until Friday, New Year's Eve afternoon at 2:57pm, when she enters Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac. Just know that people tend to be intense about their creations and projects under Scorpio Moon and try to lay low if you can... particularly if you have an agenda you want to push... or they do!! The one caveat here, when Scorpio intensity is softened, is if two people can work well together in a creative way toward a mutual vision.

  New Year's Eve and New Year's Day... the Moon is in Sagittarius, a party-loving sign, which also wants to do everything and tends to jump from one place to another quite easily; that's because expansive Jupiter doesn't want to miss out on anything! Please pick one party, one plan or one idea to focus on, as you transition from 2010 into 2011 and aim your arrow true so that you have the most enjoyment without wearing yourself out. As any of you fellow Sagittarians, or friends of Sags', know  :)...  it is often the Sag who leaves the party last or makes BIG pronouncements and resolutions that they sometimes cannot live up to. So, while we're under the Sag Moon, please don't let any of your friends drive under the influence and remind them not to make promises they cannot keep; this goes for yourself as well!

  I want to say I'm sorry I didn't get this Blog up yesterday, Sunday, but I was recuperating from a busy few holly-days and some kind of stomach virus, plus lots of coughing and I couldn't quite finish it. All better now and looking forward to a quieter week. Wishing you all the best in 2011, a year to build new foundations and/or stabilize the ones you have!

As always, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground. 



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