Monday 5th December
We are off to a flying start this week as Venus trines Mars. In earthy Virgo and Capricorn, it’s all shy smiles with knowing looks and horney old goats. Mars is conjunct fixed star Al Suhail – known also as Al Suhail al Wazn. Suhail means ’smooth plain’, Wazn means ‘weight’. It is found in the sails of the great ship Argo Navis. It’s a day for plain sailing in the love department but what occurs today carries weight. It’s about being real with your partner, sharing obligations and responsibilities, loving the other despite the odd imperfection.
In the meantime, Mercury is conjunct Royal star Antares – the heart of the Scorpion and connected to Archangel Uriel. Antares has a long and illustrious history with many attributes associated with it but the most striking is its similarity to Mars as it wears a cloak of red. As I look at the symbolism the word ‘war-mongering’ comes to mind. Whilst Venus and Mars are getting jiggy with it, any jealously or old anger voiced today may pour cold water on what looked like a romantic engagement.
Robson says that Mercury with Antares is “Suspicious, wrongfully accuses friends, unpopular, uses ecclesiastic influence in business, money obtained slowly and with much difficulty, danger of sickness to the native and his family, and death of a relative at home or away.”
Suspicion and wrongful accusation may be a theme in politics today. With Mercury still retrograde, old bitter arguments resurface threatening to flood any talk of peace between people or nations.
Tuesday 6th December 2011
Sun conjunct North Node. Last year this occurred in Capricorn, this year the conjunction occurs in Sagittarius. You have been working very hard to get to where you want to be but now the cosmos is asking you to step back to survey the big picture. You may need to adjust your ideas to fit the vision of what was, what is and what will be. Have faith in the future because the future is now!
“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” William Allen White
Wednesday 7th December 2011
Jupiter sextile Chiron – Everyone can benefit from a mentor from time to time. This aspect is about being open to learning from others, being willing to listen to the stories of elders and being able to understand a different point of view. Educate yourself to bridge any divide between you and another. With Jupiter still in orb of a trine to Pluto, the lessons you learn today are powerful.
Thursday 8th December 2011
Mercury conjunct Fortuna in Sagittarius – The words of a true visionary have the power to change everything.
“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.” Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho is my visionary. For me he is someone who perfectly expresses what my soul knows to be true. I remember reading the Alchemist and reading descriptions of dreams I had experienced years before. I had to oddest sense that the story was written just for me. Of course it wasn’t (!) but that is how his writing makes me feel. But we are all following our own paths. What may be true for me might not be true for you. Who is your visionary?
Friday 9th December 2011
Moon in Gemini opposite Mercury, quincunx Pluto. Words carry power. Be cautious of black and white thinking, all or nothing, do or die. Speak kindly to yourself as well as others.
“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” –Buddha
Saturday 10th December 2011
Today is a powerful day as Uranus stations direct and we also experience a Lunar eclipse. Uranus is sitting on the Aries point at 00Ari38. If ever there was a wake up all, this is it. With all the talk about the Euro possibly collapsing entirely, Uranus is ushering in a new era of change, rebellion and uprising. On a personal level, with the lunar eclipse in Gemini, it’s about letting your voice be heard.
During the retrograde period, you may have found yourself asking why? Why me? Why this? As Uranus stations direct, it’s important to tune in to find the answers you are looking for. Listen carefully because Uranus rules intuitive flashes. As I said in my post on the eclipse, “The wisdom you seek is already there”.
Sunday 11th December 2011
Jupiter conjunct Black Moon Lilith – Take charge of your future. Cast out old ghosts that haunt your dreams of a better life. You are wild. You are powerful. You are wise.