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Our New SolLunar Cycle takes place in sidereal Scorpio right before Neptune turns direct the following day, liberating internal dreams to manifest into physical form. This New Moon, aligned with Pallas Athene, suggests the upcoming four weeks are superb for strategic planning and focused creativity. This energetic will help us acknowledge unfolding patterns and events already taking shape in our lives. This Cycle isn’t about resting at the end of the year (the usual advice). Instead it brings motivation to complete projects or launch new directives and relationships that arise from our always-evolving unfurling desires and experience.
The transformational influence of Scorpio will also be profound. I quote my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his Lunar Planner: “The Scorpion impels us to rid ourselves of the poisons (physical, emotional, mental, and environmental) that keep us from self-mastery and illumination. This lunar cycle and the personal transformation it impels demarcates the “Ending of an Era” and is the precursor to the final New Moon of the decade and the rare December Jupiter-Sagittarius Eclipse Lunar Cycle… the cycle in which we begin the 2020 Societal Reset.”
We will also make the sacred crossing of Winter Solstice (December 21 9:19 pm MST Northern Hemisphere), marking the celestial New Year. It is the great turnaround, and this year, truly a great turning launching us into the transformational year of 2020 and a holy new decade.
Readings and Sidereal Mentoring
My interpretations and predictions are based on the sidereal astronomical alignments. As you work with and within the natural flow of time and the supportive cosmic energies that each unique SolLunar Cycle brings, life flows with more ease, grace and understanding.
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New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Scorpio
Here is a brief synopsis of the New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his LunarPlanner:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, a new theme emerges, a new idea or concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen.”
Tue November 26
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Scorpio: Our New SolLunar Cycle takes place in sidereal Scorpio right before Neptune turns direct the following day, liberating internal dreams to manifest into physical form. This New Moon, aligned with Pallas Athene, suggests the upcoming four weeks are superb for strategic planning and focused creativity. This energetic will help us acknowledge unfolding patterns and events already taking shape in our lives. This Cycle isn’t about resting at the end of the year (the usual advice). Instead it brings motivation to complete projects or launch new directives and relationships that arise from our always-evolving unfurling desires and experience.
Pallas Athene Scorpio sextile Juno in Virgo: This rare sextile is great for organizing and feeling prepared and can bring supportive financial or health news regarding colleagues and beloveds.
Wed November 27-Thu November 28
Neptune in sidereal Aquarius turns direct: Imaginative, spacious, romantic, spiritually-focused Neptune returns to forward motion, liberating internal dreams to manifest into physical form. What you contemplated creating since last June when Neptune turned retrograde, you will now more fully bring to life. You might feel spacey, distracted, dreamy as this energy engulfs our planet. Work to stay grounded to avoid mishaps.
Moon/Venus/Jupiter/Ceres conjunction in Sagittarius: This exuberant alignment is sure to bring much joy and playfulness to holiday events. Sagittarius is adventurous and athletic so move the gatherings outside as well!
Mercury in Libra opposite Vesta in Aries: This aspect can focus your thoughts, ideas, communications in eye-opening ways if you are willing to go beyond your previous way of viewing a situation.
Fri November 29 – Sat November 30
Moon/Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: This is a red-hot Friday with the emotional Moon triggering Saturn (seriousness, status quo) and Pluto (change is the only constant). Conversations can be wild, direct, forceful. Sagittarius loves to adventure, learn new things, and move the body in passionate, vibrant ways.
Juno in Virgo square Lunar Nodes: When any planet squares the Lunar Nodes of past and future selves, a turning point this at hand. Juno rules key partnerships, beloveds, work colleagues so that’s where decisions might be made today. Virgo brings healing, discernment, dedication.
Sun December 1
Sun in Scorpio sextile Juno in Virgo: This supportive sextile manifests as budding relationships or friendships blossoming further, including financial or health alliances.
Moon in Capricorn trine Juno in Virgo square Mars in Libra: This complex aspect creates both support (the trine) and tension (the square) in working partnerships. There can be moments of frustration that lead to breakthroughs or a better creative design. Keep going.
Mon December 2
Sun/Pallas Athene conjunction in Scorpio: Pallas Athene is linked to creative intelligence, wisdom, design and strategy. Let the illumination of the Sun highlight those aspects of your life as you re-imagine what is possible. Focus, commit.
Venus/South Lunar Node conjunction in Sagittarius: Venus governs the heart chakra and manifests as love, creative desires, values and ethics. Today, you may be saying goodbye (the South Node) to someone, something you love while also opening the door for future possibilities that are calling to you next.
First Quarter Moon
Here’s a brief synopsis of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his Lunar Planner:
“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps. Trust in the process. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”
Tue December 3 – Wed December 4
First Quarter Moon: Moon in Aquarius square Sun in Scorpio: The Moon in Aquarius speaks to the need for friendship, community connections and encourages futuristic vision and radical authenticity. Now is a good time to set in motion new relationships, projects, adventures.
Venus in Sagittarius sextile Mars in Libra square Juno in Virgo: This set of aspects brings both challenges and gifts to relationship interactions demanding honesty so the best decision can be made.
Thu December 5
Moon/Chiron conjunction in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius: The often-emotional monthly Moon/Chiron makes a tense square to exaggerating Jupiter, amplifying your current emotional state as you express your internal or external dramas.
Fri December 6
Moon in Pisces trine Sun in Scorpio: This monthly phase of the Moon to the Sun creates a positive flow to the day. Doors open, tasks are done with ease. The influence of the water signs indicate feelings also are easier to express.
Moon in Pisces opposite Juno in Virgo square Venus in Sagittarius: This aspect, called a T-square, can bring things to a head or to fruition. It helps you sort out what you need and what you want from key alliances and brings greater reciprocity in your engagements.
Sat December 7
Moon/Uranus conjunction in sidereal Aries: The Moon makes some challenging and catalytic aspects today so you may feel all over the map emotionally. This accident-prone aspect happens later in the day and can lead to a breakdowns or breakthroughs.
Sun December 8
Ceres/South Lunar Node conjunction in Sagittarius: This rare alignment can bring an end to a caregiving role or you might connect with nurturing person from your past.
Jupiter in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces: This is another rare alignment happening today. It can amplify old unhealthy patterns of behavior or help you consciously choose new ones. It can exaggerate past wounds in relationships or offer an opportunity for forgiveness.
Mon December 9
Mars in Libra opposite Moon/Vesta in Aries: Tensions arise in relationships if someone needs to be right. Discuss your differing points of view which will lead to constructive, focused dialogue.
Tue December 10
Moon in Taurus opposite Mercury in Scorpio: Important discussions are happening concerning financial matters or about feeling valued in a relationship or valuing your opinion in the face of another’s opinions.
Full Moon in sidereal Taurus/Scorpio
Here is a brief synopsis of the Full Moon characteristics from my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his Lunar Planner:
“The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration. The day just after the Full Moon is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, culminating in the enthusiasm of the Full Moon. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.”
Wed December 11
Full Moon: Moon in sidereal Taurus opposite Sun in Scorpio: The influence of strategic, let’s-make-a-plan Pallas Athene is still at work with this Full Moon as it was at the New Moon. The grounding Taurus Moon opposes the Sun/Pallas Athene conjunction in researching, delving Scorpio. This is a highly creative portal that helps you see into your future and make plans for the dreams and adventures calling to you. It’s also a very sensual and sexual dynamic, including exploring the romance of passionate minds in communion.
Venus/Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius: This serious aspect is about formally committing to something or ending a previous commitment. This might be a relationship, a creative adventure or business venture, or laying down a payment for a future project or major purchase.
Thu December 12
Moon in Gemini opposite Jupiter in Sagittarius: This talkative aspect stimulates your mind in both creative and challenging ways as it’s hard to stop the chatter. It’s excellent for reading, thinking, writing, or study especially regarding psychology, philosophy, religion, spirituality.
Fri December 13
Mars in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius: This infrequent aspect is highly charged with imagination, collaboration, launching partnerships of the future with ease and grace. Spend time with your own creative muse or brainstorming with others. Make it a play day for some part of the day.
Venus/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: This intensely obsessive and probing aspect suggests going deeper into a love connection or study you are pursuing. You can lose track of time, lost in creative fervor.
Moon/North Lunar Node conjunction in Gemini: The universe brings important news and communications about an upcoming event, trip or relationship today. Gemini rules siblings so reach out and plan a future family event.
Sat December 14 – Sun December 15
Moon in Cancer opposite Saturn/Pluto/Venus square Uranus in Aries: This weekend is emotionally intense and volatile but that power can be used for significant conversations or sudden progress on creative home projects.
Mon December 16–Tue December 17
Moon in Cancer trine Sun in Scorpio square Mars in Libra: The week starts off with this supportive emotional tone while also directing us to be clear in expressing our truth in our relationships. You can work through some kinks with work colleagues that have had you stymied for a while.
Last Quarter Moon
Here is a brief synopsis of the Last Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his Lunar Planner:
“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.”
Wed December 18 – Thu December 19
Last Quarter Moon: Moon in Virgo square Sun/Jupiter in sidereal Sagittarius: It’s significant that this almost last day of the celestial year (New Year begins December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere with Winter Solstice’s arrival at 9:19 pm MST) is also a Last Quarter Moon. This signifies completions, turning a corner on the past and beginning to look toward the future. The Virgo Moon seeks healing solutions to problems and the exuberant Sun/Jupiter in visionary Sagittarius helps us regain and retain trust and faith in the future.
Moon in Leo trine Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: This fired-up aspect brings exuberance and showmanship to your interactions.
Fri December 20
Moon/Juno conjunction in Virgo: This monthly meet-up of the Moon in healing Virgo with partnership asteroid, Juno, tends to create moments of connection with the perfect people you need to be with at this time. Virgo can be hyper-critical so avoid the tendency to judge others so harshly.
Sat December 21
WINTER SOLSTICE 9:19 pm MST (Northern Hemisphere): Here we are, the great turnaround, and this year, truly a great turning launching us into the new decade of 2020. Spend time doing some form of gratitude ceremony today, saying farewell to the past and hello to the emerging future and all the promise it brings.
Mercury/Pallas Athene conjunction in Scorpio: This finale completes major events that took place during the intense Mercury retrograde of November. Remember? It is strategic, highly focused, determined to get results. May it be so in your life as well.
Moon in Libra sextile Sun/Jupiter in Sagittarius opposite Uranus in Aries: Under this upbeat aspect, make spontaneous plans with someone for an outing or adventure.
Sun December 22
Moon/Mars conjunction in Libra: Libra rules both the legal system as well as mediation, and also, the arts. Today’s passionate, combative alignment activates high levels of creativity and collaboration and calls for fair-minded justice.
Mon December 23
Sun in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces: This annual square can bring health crises to a head or help you make decisions about what’s next. Aspects to Chiron can also bring magical, unexplainable events into our lives that remind us the Great Mystery is just that: mysterious and ever-health-giving if we are open to the universal gifts.
Tue December 24
Moon/Pallas Athene/Mercury conjunction in Scorpio: The last day of a SolLunar Cycle is always good for completing projects, tidying up details. This strategic union of planets is probing, research-oriented, and transformational. It brings death to the old way of viewing a situation, thus preparing you for a new view in the coming months.
Blessings for an Auspicious New Moon on Christmas Day!
Resources for Personal and Planetary Well-Being
I am an advocate for actions we can take personally, daily rituals, habits and choices to be an example of radiant health and vitality, thus modeling this most potent form of activism: to walk our talk, to be a living example of the change we seek to see in the world. of the change we seek to see in the world.
PLANT-BASED EATING FOR PERSONAL AND PLANETARY WELL-BEING:
The reality and urgency of climate change is real, as our youngest citizens know in their bones. Please educate yourself about how plant-based eating is the a central component in how you can help personally restore balance regarding this key issue of our times.
The Game Changers : This exciting, inspiring movie educates about us (especially the athletes and warriors) about the many benefits of a vegan diet especially regarding the ‘meat protein myth’.
COWSPIRACY and What the Health are must-see movies for all humans who care about personal health, animal well-being, social justice, climate change, the health of our Earth. Become educated about the important information shared by these courageous and visionary filmmakers and activists and considering eating mostly plant-based, if not becoming fully vegan in your consumer choices.
The World Peace Diet ~ Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony by Will Tuttle
30 Day Vegan Challenge by Collen Patrick-Goudreau
JIN SHIN JYUTSU
Here’s a helpful tool to help you maintain health, calm, balance during these stressful but extraordinary times: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.