Thursday, December 27, 2012

Full Moon in Cancer, December 28, 2012

December Full Moon 2012

The Last Full Moon of 2012

The end of the year is marked by strong planetary configurations.  The Full Moon in Cancer opposes Sun in Capricorn sitting on the same chair with Pluto.  This trio is challenging Uranus to hurry up and start a revolution.  Of course we know the revolution is ongoing and this full moon is just another invitation to join force with those who want to change the world.  Friday’s full moon (12-28-12) at 7 degrees of Cancer is a strong moment in the continuing upheaval here on our planet.  Uranus and Pluto are in a harsh, challenging angle that continues into 2013.  Keywords for the Uranus/Pluto struggle are:  awakening, revolution, transformation, and evolution (just for starters).  Whenever other planets connect with this Uranus/Pluto square, there is more opportunity for outer manifestations.  Powerful emotions are associated with the Moon and Pluto during this full moon.  Take care this week to acknowledge your feelings.  Not a good time to bury them in the ground.  Uranus will be sure to stick a firecracker on them and announce everything you are trying to hide.  What do we do with all this intensity of emotion?

How to handle a T cross

A T-cross is a challenging aspect.  The Sun and Pluto oppose the full Moon and then they all square Uranus.  A T-cross is hard but it is also an opportunity to push on through.  People who have T cross aspects in theirs horoscopes do not give up and they often achieve a great deal.  With this full moon we can work a little harder and get things accomplished.  As I already mentioned, the Sun/Pluto/Moon connections indicate powerful emotions.  The psyche is stirred up and wants to do something with all that complicated muddy stuff.  But the Moon also connects in a pretty way with Neptune and Saturn delivering compassion, creativity and inspiration that long to be embodied in something tangible. Meanwhile, Mercury, the communication planet, is angry with Uranus.  We want to be gentle but it might not come out that way.

Don’t be afraid to express yourself in spite of the mixed bad of big energies. Emotions are flowing easily and gracefully:  the full moon trines Saturn and Neptune.  Deep caring and a genuine sense of responsibility need to be expressed this week even if it is difficult.  There are volatile energies whipping around us but we still need to go inside and feel what is real.  That reality will be different for everyone.  We can express from a powerful place of centeredness without tearing down someone else.

Mars is changing signs from Capricorn (earthy, stern, security oriented, worker) to Aquarius (air, communication, people oriented, humanity, causes).  Mars is not so physical in an air sign.  In Aquarius, Mars is righteously right (!) about what it believes and it communicates those beliefs.  Whether you are an Aquarius person does not matter.  Let those opinions flow!  Mars is stifled a bit by its current connection with Saturn.  We want to stick a sock in whatever bothers us and just stuff it.  The dynamics of this full moon suggest it is time to be a catalyst for awakening and for change. Open up and share.  You may be the one who needs to be changed by hearing yourself speak!!  Remember the old saying:  change begins with me.

How to handle a YOD 

Jupiter is the focal point of a YOD formation with Saturn and Pluto.  Remember the Sun is in a conjunction with Pluto.  The Sun is about our ego and identity; Pluto intensifies the ego; Jupiter inflates the ego.  Saturn is the other angle of the YOD.  Saturn is the mature one.  So the Sun/Pluto are sitting nicely with Saturn. The ego is strong and intense and acting with maturity. Then Jupiter kicks the door down and some adjustment must be made:  shut up and clam up or express in a very big way.  A YOD requires adjusting.  During the full moon we may go back and forth between feeling and being wise and mature and the next moment behaving like an egomaniac.  This is a time full of potential for expression and growth. Let’s don’t waste it. 

Reflections on a year about to end

This full moon provides ample stimulus for reflecting on 2012 and projecting ourselves into the New Year.  We are getting ready to say goodbye to a year that has been famous:  2012, the year the Maya calendar came to an end.  From all the drama we have learned about powerful cycles in our solar system, about our connection with the galactic center and about the brilliance of Maya astronomers. 

2012 was an interesting year in this respect:  Mars was retrograde in Virgo for months—January 23 to April 13.  And since Mars rules energy and action, most of us felt we couldn’t quite get on the right highway.  We were resolving old issues/ projects and searching for our way until July, when Mars left Virgo and moved into Libra.  Furthermore, Venus was retrograde in Gemini from May 15 to June 27 and we found we had to deal with more stuff from the past before we could go on.  Both of these planets retrograde together brought big events for a lot of people.  Crises or important life events had to be managed before we could get on with it!  It wasn’t until we finished a Mercury retrograde phase from July to early August that the year really started to roll forward and you know what happens when September rolls around?  The year winds down. We are done. And here we are now.  Fast year.

Time to TRY to live in many dimensions simultaneously

It will be interesting to look back and get a sense of what we did accomplish in 2012 in spite of the retrograde handicap.  Meanwhile we were headed for December 21st, the end of the calendar, the end of the world as we have known it.  The pressure was on.  We had to perform in this physical world and somehow get ready for the ascension energy.  Planets Uranus and Pluto began their important configuration that signifies changes in governments, upheavals in societies, and a big fight between the status quo plutocracy and an awakening humanity demanding civil rights and equality.  Meanwhile we were inundated with spiritual channelings regarding the changes we might expect (a visit or collision with planet Nibiru for example).  We are headed into the 5th dimension where some of us will be living in many dimensions simultaneously.  The troubles in Egypt and Syria will continue.  Our struggles regarding gun control will continue.  We will still get a cold and pay our car payments.  And yes, we are stepping into our place in the cosmos. We are joining with All That Is; we are becoming genuine participants in the Universe.  Are we ready?  The Sabian symbol for the current full moon in Cancer is:  “A group of rabbits dressed in human clothes walk as if on parade.”  (An Astrological Mandala by Dane Rudhyar, 1973 page 115)  Does this mean we are dressing up and trying to take on the next costume and the next consciousness?  Are we ready?   One possible implication of the symbol is that we are like rabbits that want to become humans:  we are humans ready to try on new attire that gives us a different consciousness and upgraded identity.  We are ready to parade our new evolutionary status! 

“There is a force in me,
pushing, pushing,
beginning its outbreath
after a long sleep.
Sacred darkenss slowly yields
to newborn light.”

December 28 from The Essene Book of Days 2012  by Danaan Parry

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Astro Tips: December New Moon, 2012

As Swami Beyonanda (Steve Bhaerman) always says, “shift happens.”  Here we are, December 2012, the much written about and talked about moment in time--or the end of Maya time--or the moment of ascension. We are always shifting and evolving, but this time the shift seems to ignite our conscious membership in the Universe.  Perhaps we are still young in our understanding of what it means to step into our place in the Universe but all it takes is emotional and mental intention.  We can grow into the full meaning as the years unfold.  We talk so much about the Maya calendar from earlier times, but let us not forget that it is also the astrophysicists who are expanding our knowledge and encouraging our ascension!  The more we learn about outer space, the more awesome it is and the more we have to contemplate about our existence.

Every December the Sun travels through the sign of Sagittarius. Later in the month, during the winter Solstice, the Sun transits the area of the center of our galaxy, 26 degrees of Sagittarius.   Every year during the winter solstice, a portal opens for us to receive energy from the galaxy.  Planet Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius.  Jupiter is big, expansive, enthusiastic, protective and dogmatic.  Jupiter and Sagittarius combined rule the higher mind, philosophy and the law.  Sagittarius is on a quest for truth. It has domain over the heavens and space exploration.  The best thing a Sagittarius human can do is keep on the quest for truth.  If a Sagittarius person decides he or she has a grasp of the truth, then all is lost.  Sagittarius is not meant to stop the quest. The journey continues out into every universe.  When Sagittarius becomes dogmatic, as in religious dogma, the mind tends to become rigid, dark and unconscious.  While the Sun makes its annual journey through Sagittarius it is good for us to think about ascending to other dimensions.  When the Sun passes through the degrees of the Galactic Center we can tune in to the miracle of our short, little lives.  It takes our Sun 250 million years to orbit the center of our galaxy and our Sun has made that big orbit thirteen times (see www.calendarinthesky). Meditate on that.

Okay then. Back here on beautiful planet Earth, politics goes on as usual.  It’s all kind of trippy if you ask me.  Ascending into the 5th dimension (awareness/consciousness beyond space and time) while Obama is President of the United States, and Congress is still fighting like junior high schoolers.  Corporations are still too greedy.  Republicans call Medicare entitlement, but tax breaks for oil companies is just good business for the deserving. For those of you who are still young, here is the scoop: Medicare is a single payer system.  Medicare participants pay for that insurance. It is not an entitlement. It is not free!  Okay back to trippy.  So here we are trying to get the consciousness of planetary citizens to elevate and join up with the Universe. Meanwhile, we sit on the brink of so many problems to solve that the mind reels. If enough people ascend, does that mean we will be able to solve our problems better? Maybe. Meditation leads to a different brain usage….more synthesis of information and creativity.  The shift that is happening does not mean our problems evaporate. Hopefully it means we will be better equipped to handle the mess we have collectively created.  Potentially it means living in many dimensions simultaneously.

Footnote: How cool is it that the 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief coincided with the shifting consciousness of humanity?  Many of the performers were from the mid-60’s when this current shifting all began.  During the dark of the moon (as we waited for the moon to catch up with the Sun and give us a New Moon day), Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, The Who, and The Rolling Stones sang the songs from the transformative days of the 60’s. That has got to mean something!

Meanwhile, revolutionary planet, Uranus, is finishing its retrograde cycle and turning direct during this new moon.  The inventive musicians from the past appear out of a time machine to remind us to wake up!  Uranus rules all things that are unpredictable and out of our control.  Interruptions and disconnections; electronic music and the inter-net; revolution and change (from mild to chaotic to violent).  Each individual has seeds of change erupting internally everyday while a nation like Egypt is the collective stage for strong, violent revolution.

The New Moon on December 13:  Sun and Moon in Sagittarius make only minor aspects, but Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius, sits in a powerful YOD formation. What are we to believe?  With a YOD, we are compelled to make adjustments.  Jupiter quincunx Saturn makes us struggle with our belief systems.  Jupiter quincunx Pluto says adjust and change.  Jupiter in Gemini gives us a continual stream of information and we have to adjust to all the new information and make  “sense” of all that information.  This will be hard if you are too rigid in your thinking, so loosen up and lighten up.   Jupiter in this YOD might trigger “big ego syndrome” in some people.  Jupiter in Gemini—humor please.

Neptune at zero degrees of Pisces sits in a challenging position between Mercury and Jupiter (again!).  This is interesting.  On the one hand Neptune invites us to stretch our minds into that 5th dimension.  Use your Neptunian imagination and jump right out of this solar system.  Let Neptune soften your mind and open your heart.  Neptune in this T cross gives us a window to open:  try to look at all information on TV and the inter-net in a new way.  Is it symbolic?  Is it a movie? Is it a lie? Is it real?  Is the truth? What kind of story is being told?  This Neptune with Mercury and Jupiter can cause us to fall under the influence of propaganda and lies.  It can give us prophetic dreams, beautiful cinema (Life of Pi), inspiration and hope for a better world.  Some of us will be too idealistic though…Neptune is irritating Venus.  What we want in this earthly realm may be impossible (or so it seems).  More than anything, Neptune is visual, as in artistic media and especially photography and filmmaking.  During this new moon period make art, go see art, take pictures, and watch movies.  Neptune connecting with Mercury allows us to integrate left and right brain functions more easily.  There are many ways to enter the temple--many ways to experience ascension.

New Moon rituals have magic this month.    

“As I enter the sacred temple of inner knowing,
I purify my being to prepare myself for the initiation
That I have longed to find.
I cleanse my mind and heart
As I strip away
Whatever stands between my spirit and the source of All.
I make myself ready.
And I wait.
And it will come to me.”

December 13, 2012
The Essene Book of Days 2012 by Danaan Parry.