Welcome to the New Age: Crossing the Revolutionary ThresholdDecember 2020
How do you need to heal?October 2020
“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”, George Orwell
December opens in the wake of a Full Moon lunar eclipse in Gemini and Sagittarius on Monday, November 30th. It is the first of two eclipses which set the tone for the end of 2020, a notorious year that has brought many to their knees and reminded the rest of us that we only control small elements of our lives; the major sectors, however, macro strings are pulled and orchestrated by a Force infinitely greater than we can imagine. Anyone with planets in the early degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces are particularly affected by this eclipse.
The larger lesson of 2020 is surrender; let go of what you cannot control and focus on what is truly important: your health, loved ones and living honestly. The double eclipses on November 30th and December 14th on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis drive home that there is absolutely no room, a zero tolerance, for any behavior or language that is not 100% honest. The Sagittarius Sun aims its arrow of truth and justice high and wide, then releases it sharp and long to pierce its target. If you seek to cut corners, sneak around or shade the truth in anyway, you will be exposed. Speak truthfully or face the consequences.
This is Sagittarius: truth, the law, education, learning, and the quest to understand. It rules the law: as above, so below, and applies to everyone regardless of age, money, power, or race. Slick maneuvers to wiggle around the truth or law, perhaps what worked in the past, or where you got away with anything before, simply will not work going forward. Like a rubber ball bouncing off of a wall, it comes right back at you.
The circle of truth, honesty and the law closes in now, surrounding and enveloping us with each passing day. First, on Wednesday, December 1st, Messenger Mercury joins the Sun in Sagittarius, sharpening our words with a blunt edge, not caring who is hurt or felled by its honest axe. Like a baton passed from the Full Moon lunar eclipse the day before, Mercury picks up the sword of truth and carrying it forward across the winter solstice.
For those seeking comfort in the Truth’s freedom, the circle of planets is liberating. We are amongst our tribe, friends and community. Conversely, this planetary loop is unsettling for anyone trying to end run justice or worm their way out of honest living. Rather, these enveloping arrows of Sagittarian truth will feel like a constricting prison out of which there is no escape. Don’t bother even looking for one. You either told the truth or you didn’t.
The second eclipse on Monday, December 14th slams the gavel down on the verdict. Both Sun (our will) and Moon (our emotions) join forces in Sagittarius at this New Moon solar eclipse. Release your arrows. What you think, say, and project, you will become; so be extremely careful handwriting your New Moon intentions.
The weight and gravitas of this pure, new beginning cannot be overemphasized: Messenger Mercury closely joins forces with the Sun and Moon, and all three align with Mars, our energy and drive. There is absolutely nothing we cannot do, be or become if we are aligned with our own spirit, truth and rightful soul path. If you are off path, listening to spin doctors or worse, weaving illusions, denial and deceptive traps for yourself or others, the Gates of Consequence stand wide open now, awaiting you. Through the gates, your very own, custom-made harvest of plenty or punishment looms.
On the second eclipse, titans Jupiter and Saturn finish their tour thru austere Capricorn while Venus hits her final note in karmic Scorpio. In short: they bring IT. Whatever you have sown, now you shall reap. Capricorn and Scorpio never suffer fools or excuses. Jupiter-Saturn form the planetary bridge between the interior and outer planets. Hovering on the last, 29th degree of Capricorn, the titanic duo act as witness, judge and jail keeper. Skimmed or shirked your soul work? Jupiter-Saturn usher you into your personal cell, your new home until you reckon with and obey the Truth.
What goes around comes home to roost now. Saturn will not return to its own sign Capricorn for another 30 years. Paired with Gigantic Jupiter, Saturn seizes this momentous opportunity to make sure you understand dharma, personal responsibility, integrity, and honor. That what you put in, you really get out of life. If you still refuse and resist to acknowledge your part in the result, well, you will have a good, long while to sit in your cell until you DO. With Venus at the final degree of Scorpio, she power slams the door behind her and turns the key. Locked.
Again: if you have played fairly, honestly and walked your soul path, you have nothing to worry about. You can focus on creating the future you seek to manifest. You may even be bestowed with special honors, awards, or rewards, whether financial or personal support. If otherwise, though, karma awaits, and no, it will not be kind. Ask for mercy all you want; but expect your pleas to fall on deaf ears. Heavy mid-month planetary activity does not want to hear. You’ve had your chance to walk honorably.
The day after the second eclipse, Venus picks up the Sagittarian baton on December 15th, ensuring truth and justice prevail, especially in our relationships. What we value in ourselves and others, whom we value in our lives, draws focus. Venus asks: what is meaningful and relevant about how you earn a living? Are you pursuing work that gives you purpose as well as income? Is it fulfilling, honest work you are proud of or passionate about? Sagittarius Venus, Mercury and Sun seek to learn and pursue adventures that stretch us personally both in mind and spirit.
December 17th, Taskmaster Saturn enters Aquarius and paves the way for Generous Jupiter to join two days later on December 19th. The significance of this shift cannot be overstated. The titans unite every 20 years. The last time was 2000, in Taurus. Now in 2020, this pair have united at the end of Capricorn and the beginning of Aquarius, two remarkably different signs. Capricorn is the old; Aquarius is the new. The mission of their alliance in these two signs and at these notable degrees sends an unmistakable message: out with the old, in with the new.
Capricorn, where Saturn and Jupiter joined forces for much of 2020, stamped a seal on established customs, traditions and ways of life that have had their say and seen better days. The Old Era is now done, done, done, over and gone with a clear, certain finality. In quick succession, the gate to the old is firmly closed and the door to a new way is opened.
A revolutionary threshold is upon us: Will you cross over?
Within two days, titans Jupiter and Saturn move from dense and deadly serious Capricorn, to light, inventive Aquarius; taking us with them, we shift from the heaviest earth energy to a light, frothy frequency. All new, all the time is on the agenda for the next 12 months. The Titans usher us into a brand new age: inventive, connected, avant garde, non-mainstream, highly individualized marching to its own drummer yet operating within a team, marked by networking and technology, and radical, rebellious, and revolutionary. Aquarius pushes boundaries and tweaks us out of our comfort zones; gets off on exchanging information and ideas, from the simplest concept to solving steep problems to reaching for the most extreme, far-fetched possibilities.
By December 20th, we are now firmly in the Age of Aquarius. There is nothing too wild we can imagine. Consider, after all, one hundred years ago electricity (ruled by Uranus and Aquarius) had just been “discovered”. Imagine how we will live 100 years from now? The Aquarian mind says there is no limit. So get out of your own way and hop into your imagination.
As Einstein said, “the imagination is the gift, the mind is the servant. Man has made the mind the master and the gift a slave.”
We will now live the inverse of this tenet where imagination rules. Jupiter-Saturn demand we rise to meet life in brand new ways throughout 2021. The doorway to our new life is highlighted and emphasized by the Winter Solstice on Monday, December 21st, when both Sun and Messenger Mercury enter practical Capricorn. Greeting us at the threshold of the next season, Sun-Mercury steer us to apply our fired-up ideas and inventive notions in a realistic, useful way. You may have all the creativity in the universe but if it isn’t useful to your neighbor, what good is it? this pragmatic duo asks.
The best place to start solving problems and answering questions is right in our own backyard, in our own home, family and community. We see the importance of this under the growing light of the waxing moon, climaxing to Full in its own sign of Cancer the Crab on December 29th. Doing your own thing is great and all, says the Cancer Moon; but first, let’s connect to our own beings and our loved ones; then gradually extend care and compassion outward like great ripples, embracing each other as one, unified whole.
Of special note: I am thrilled to announce the launch of my podcast Mystical Messages on Friday, December 18, 2020. Tune in to hear experts from the alternative healing and metaphysical fields as well as my astrological forecasts for your month ahead. You may subscribe to Mystical Messages via Apple, Google, Spotify or Stitcher. To learn more, please visit: https://mysticalmessages.libsyn.com/.
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