Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Energy Guide for Winter 2009-2010
Sometimes, a loose understanding of the astrology events in a certain time period can help us understand the waves of event materialization and our inner process. My friend, astrologer Judith Goldberg from Baltimore, sent this:
Several important astrological events will take place this winter. They delineate a journey into a new space. In all cases, finding the house in your chart where a particular event occurs will help you identify the life issues to which it applies. The theme that emerges from the new moon in mid-December carries all the way through the cycle into next May.
DECEMBER 16TH : NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS 24°
New moon, new beginning. A new vision is birthed. Meditate on what is wanting to come forward. Sagittarius rules, freedom, truth, optimism, expansion, abundance, the future, vision and the big picture. This is the beginning of a six month journey. Where does this moon fall in your chart?
DECEMBER 21ST : WINTER SOLSTICE SUN ENTERS CAPRICORN 0°
Capricorn is earth energy. It is time to anchor the vision. Meditate on burying the seed. Bless it. Again this can be done in a meditation. It will germinate underground for several months and sprout at the Spring Equinox.
DECEMBER 21ST: MARS TURNS RETROGRADE AT 19° LEO
Mars entered Leo on October 17th. Due to the long retrograde it will be in this sign until June 6th. This combination of fire planet and fire sign is highly creative. During the retrograde period, Mars, an energy normally dedicated to action, will instead be introspective. This is a time for generating lots of new ideas. Re-invent. Inspire yourself.
DECEMBER 27TH: MERCURY TURNS RETROGRADE AT 21° CAPRICORN
Again, another opportunity for introspection. Reflect. In earth sign Capricorn, this is a time to examine what structures are needed to make your vision and creative ideas into a reality. How will you go about building on your vision? Barriers to its manifestation, such as old belief systems, will show up to be cleared or resolved.
JANUARY 16TH MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT AT 5° CAPRICORN
This is a time to integrate the lessons of the retrograde and make concrete plans. Begin testing the waters.
FEBRUARY 4TH 2010 MERCURY EMERGES FROM THE RETROGRADE SHADOW
Another green light.
FEBRUARY 14TH: SATURN TURNS RETROGRADE AT 4° LIBRA
(Valentine’s Day) The Saturn retrograde lasts until May 30th. On April 8th Saturn returns to Virgo for about 3 months. This is a time to analyze your priorities, create balance and pay attention to your relationships and your health. It is a time to explore what difference you can make in the world.
MARCH 11TH: MARS TURNS DIRECT AT 0° LEO
Finally, this is the time to take real action! Initiate new projects. Inspire others by your example.
MARCH 21ST : SPRING EQUINOX
A further boost to moving forward. Another new beginning.
Image of star cluster from Hubbell telescope. You can reach Judith at firstname.lastname@example.org