Daily Astrology: December 2020

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Thursday, December 31 — The Day of Aesthetic Promotion

If today is your birthday: How you choose to approach your life is everything. The care you have for your environment, and those around you is important — even if it may seem not to be helping you make friends at home. And that’s not to mention the impulse within you, pushing you to grow and transform. The key to managing it all is this: diligently tend to revising and refining your life philosophy — that which undergirds your personal vision for life. Enticing experiences of the spiritual, or that which is greater than you, may blow by and shake up the careful work you’ve just done. And if this happens, then simply take a moment, dust yourself off, and revise and refine. Wash, rinse, repeat. — Spencer Stevens

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Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

About That Standoff: The Cancer Full Moon

Dear Friend and Reader:

The Full Moon will light up the nighttime here in these darkest days of the year overnight Tuesday to Wednesday. This takes place in the Moon’s sign of rulership, Cancer.

Exact full phase is at 10:28 pm EST on Tuesday, Dec. 29 (Wednesday at 3:28 am GMT). This is the opposition of the Moon and the Sun with the Earth in between them. That’s the sensation of tension and anxiety associated with this phase of the lunar cycle, and also the excitement and possibility.

The Full Moon has a standoff or face-off quality to it. There’s a lot of that going on in society right now, practically everywhere you look. This was evidenced by people banning relatives from holiday gatherings, and a wide diversity of related controversies that would make you think that the Earth is located in at least two universes simultaneously, where entirely opposite things are true in each.

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Wednesday, December 30 — The Day of Laconic Authority

If today is your birthday: You might be finding it hard to concentrate on some matter involving your local community — your neighbors, sisters and brothers, or partners. Perhaps you’ve been prioritizing those relationships with a tangible return, but now feel called to extend your goodwill more broadly. You’re coming to an understanding of how to love for love’s sake, and beginning to envision this life for yourself. If you’ve been feeling heartache, try to sidestep the deception of nostalgia — keep your mind’s eye clear and your intuition accessible. When the student is ready, the teacher appears, and the lesson on offer is to imagine a more radically compassionate model for your relationships. These days, your mind is as imaginative as they come. — Anna Ball

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Full Moon in Cancer: Dec. 29 | There’s No Place Like Home

The Moon comes home to its own sign of Cancer this morning at 5:28 am EST, and will oppose the Sun in Capricorn tonight for the Full Moon at 10:28 pm.

This emotional high tide intensifies primal sensitivities, and the need for comfort and security that comes from feeling connected to one’s own – one’s tribe, or soul family, and safe, familiar environment. It’s a time to restore and repair in a warm and welcoming sanctuary.

Falling in the final days of 2020, that basic need is even stronger. And for a tragic number of people, it is all the more difficult to satisfy, given the threat of losing what home they’ve had and security on which they’ve depended. The Moon in Cancer stimulates the instinct to nurture others and the need to receive nurturance in turn. All acts of generosity and kindness have an especially profound impact now.

Keith Webber Jr.: Full Moon over Kennebec River, Georgetown Island, Maine

A grand cross pattern shows up in this Full Moon chart: Chiron opposes Logos (associated with rational thought, objectivity and logic) and both of them square the Sun and Moon. Both Cancer and Capricorn have an inherent association with the past, and Cancer’s acute sensitivity can veer into extreme subjectivity, obscuring all but the inner emotional experience. The square from Chiron is a heads up to watch for provocations that trigger defensiveness, which can tie into deeper emotional memories that come up for healing now. Logos indicates the need to retain some element of objectivity, in order to analyze what arises and learn from it.

Another major aspect clicks into gear with the Full Moon that also carries a signature of the past, and reinforces the theme of emotional restoration. Venus passes over the South Node of the Moon, to square Neptune in Pisces. Relationships of all kinds can take on an idealized, spiritual quality now – the Cancerian urge to support those we care for gets an extra boost of compassion and gentleness. And that South Node indicates that romantic reveries may center around a relationship or situation from the past. Some may find themselves pouring over memories or poems or listening to music that brings them back to an intoxicating dream. It’s essential to let the heart soar, to luxuriate in an exalted sense of bliss – certain films, for instance, help trigger that opening of the heart that reconnects us to our soul.

If longing turns to achy nostalgia for something more imagined than real, however, that’s a signal to check in with Logos, in the form of the Inner Witness. Dreams are essential, just don’t get lost in a fantasy that will ultimately work to reinforce old wounds.

Use these delicate frequencies to share tenderness; with yourself and with others. That’s the healing balm most needed now. — Victoria Emory

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Tuesday, December 29 — The Day of Preeminence

If today is your birthday: It’s a bit of a cliché to say that after a long, perilous journey you have now reached a crossroads in life. But it’d be more accurate to describe your situation as one where you’re standing in the middle of a four-way intersection, (and a busy one at that). Whether it’s unresolved family pain, your sincere desire to be a balanced force for good in the world, or simply the basic need to love and be loved, it’s a complicated interplay. But, remember, at the center of it all is you. Whatever outside forces may seem to be driving you, you set the destination — and you are more than capable of getting to where you ultimately want to go. — Spencer Stevens

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Monday, December 28 — The Day of Simple Sophistication

If today is your birthday: You understand the power of perseverance. You know that solid rewards come from step-by-step improvements, and have the patience and discipline necessary for real achievement. And after years of acute pressure to simply maintain, under challenging or even oppressive circumstances, there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel. You just need to see it — and keep your sights firmly fixed on your aspirations. The key is balance, and truly appreciating what you’ve learned along the way. Projects you’re working on may demand extra hours to bring to completion, so pace yourself, tend to your own well-being, and trust that your efforts are worth it. They are. — Victoria Emory

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Sunday, December 27 — The Day of the Clever Contributor

If today is your birthday: Changes are coming to the planet, which is your invitation to do something new — or something you’ve always wanted to do. You have practice; but you will need to think on your feet. Take a light approach. The world is in a heavy state right now, and following along with that will not serve you, or make your life easier. Stay open to the moment, open to ideas, and most of all, open to people. In our time where the instructions are to shut down, staying open is an act of revolution. Mostly that means open to yourself and what you have to offer. If the planets are telling you one thing, there are many ways you can offer your intelligence to the world, and many ways for it to support you in return.

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Weekend Notes: Dec. 25-27 | Invitation to Heal; Inspiration to Connect and Create

To understate matters, we all could use some healing and inspiration right now — and the planetary weather this holiday weekend does seem conducive to both. However, accessing any potential is about the choices that you make rather than what the planets may or may not say.

Mercury trined Uranus in the wee hours of Christmas morning, Eastern time. This is an embossed invitation to reach out to those you’ve lost touch with and rekindle bonds. The collective retreat of this past year has imposed isolation on many. Uncertainty and fear have driven many inward, creating a bubble from which it can feel hard to break free.

Jason and His Teacher by Maxfield Parrish, 1909

Mercury trine Uranus is a classically inspirational aspect, and ideas arrive when hearts are open, and defenses lowered. Writers take note: this weekend is excellent for getting meaningful work done. A few days away from assembly-line time under this astrology paves the way for clear reception. Channels are open, so tune in.

On Friday the Sun also moves into a square to Chiron. This becomes exact overnight and extends into Saturday, December 26.

Sun-Chiron aspects are provocative. They can inspire people to stand up for themselves, and also remind one of past injuries and insults. This is a little dangerous on Christmas, when some are with their families.

Let the past be the past; be grateful if you have a moment to recognize what happened, and what you’ve learned from it. That and only that is “healing the past” — not discarding it but claiming it as your own.

Chiron events can at times lead the initiate into and through the dark night, to emerge with greater maturity and wisdom. To heal is to feel. That requires courage — to submit to the experience, and to learn from it. Think of Chiron as scraping away the crust of history that Capricorn represents.

The double theme of inspiration and healing repeats on Sunday, Dec. 27, as the Sun moves from the square to Chiron into a zero-resistance trine to Uranus, exact at 10:25 pm EST. Sun-Uranus delivers a fresh burst of vitality, excitement, and original, creative flair. Sunday’s Gemini Moon further shifts the tempo, juicing impulses to connect and seek new stimulation.

These are beautifully synchronized influences. It’s a chance to break through the dam, if even just a little. Synapses fire like they mean it, and the highways of life force flow more freely. We can return to ourselves. New input becomes available and more room to download it, too. — Victoria

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Saturday, December 26 — The Day of the Indomitable One

If today is your birthday: Eat, drink and be merry. Restoring your spirits will offer you strength to heal what’s been troubling you. In your downtime, review habits that no longer serve you, and notice any anxiety about not belonging. Your attention is being called to matters of security because it’s time to move forward despite old fears. If you feel you are at an impasse, enough rest can allow necessary changes to unfold. Don’t force anything. You’re developing an understanding of your daily needs in the context of world affairs. Simply investigate your options. There are more than you think, and honoring your growth will reveal these. Now is the time to be genuinely you — there’s no one else who can be. — Anna & Spencer

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Friday, December 25 — The Day of the Supernatural

If today is your birthday: You don’t have to believe in reincarnation to understand the power gained through healing the past. We are all reborn constantly. This year you’re being called to cast your eye back, courageously confront your deepest roots and engage what has yet to be reconciled. Jewels of wisdom await your discovery, hidden in the tender, delicate recesses of emotional memory. No matter how much work you’ve done, wherever you are on that evolutionary path, traveling that inward terrain can propel a veritable quantum leap in your awareness and your sense of self. Following your desire to grow, on its own, will open the door and clues will appear. It’s up to you to use them. — Victoria Emory

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Thursday, December 24 — The Day of Complex Emotions

If today is your birthday: Who are you? There are myriad ways to answer that. But take a look around — metaphorically speaking — and search for a few wispy notions of yourself that you haven’t given a fair shake yet. Don’t discount them. Allow them to take form. Then watch as they rapidly change shape, and begin to penetrate down to the very foundation of who you are at core. Well, you might say, that’s great and all, but what of practicalities? To that, the humdrum of life is always richer when you’re comfortable in your own sense of being. And for you, all it will take is a slight shift in awareness, and the willingness to see yourself anew. Spencer Stevens

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Tuesday-Wednesday: Mars-Eris-Pluto | The Digital Question

Mars in Aries, conjunct Eris, is another point of resolve for the astonishing and agonizing events of 2020. Mars was retrograde through much of the autumn, which is part of what has given this year its feeling. As part of this, it made two conjunctions to the volatile planet Eris, and two squares to deep, penetrating and challenging Pluto.

Eric Francis

Today that concludes with Mars, Pluto and Eris aligning in a square pattern. Before we get into what this might mean, it’s vital to remember that Eris was only discovered in 2005 and named in 2006. The most important discovery of the 21st century so far, Eris is still in the process of being worked out. I wrote the first major article proposing the meaning of Eris in early 2007, called Facets and Fragments of Self.

This documented the ways that identity has been shattered. I alluded to why: digital technology. It’s very difficult to see something like this while you’re in the midst of it. However, the chaos we are living with is profound, to the point where society is collapsing, our basic liberties are being stripped, and we’re being told it’s for our own good — due to a virus that nobody has a sample of, where 99.7% of people are said to survive infection (by some estimates, far more).

While it is rarely appropriate to attribute anything to one cause, digital is many, many causes, and has infiltrated every single facet of our lives, turning every last thing inside out, and driving us out of body. Most people are floating around the world like ghosts in the bardo realm — the disembodied “between lives” stage.

When you are wondering what the fuck is going on, think: digital. It’s not easy to. Not when you’re checking your phone all the time, or paying for your food with a card: these things go unnoticed. We must notice. I will once again leave you with the words of Eric McLuhan, philosopher and scholar of media:

“The body is everywhere assaulted by all of our new media, a state which has resulted in deep disorientation of intellect and destabilization of culture throughout the world. In the age of disembodied communication, the meaning and significance and experience of the body is utterly transformed and distorted.”

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Tuesday-Wednesday: Moon conjunct Mars & Eris, square Pluto

The Aries Moon turns up the heat on the third and last Mars-Eris conjunction, exact on Tuesday at 6:45 am. The volume peaks today, Wednesday, with the exact Mars-Pluto square, which the Moon will amplify as it progresses through late Aries over the course of the day.

This is the final movement in the epic symphony of Mars in Aries running into Capricorn outer planets: the award-winning, strident score of the feel-good film that was 2020.

If you can remember as far back as mid-August and early October, you may get an inkling of the kind of issues that can arise with this configuration.

Mars, with battle scars (NASA-GRC)

It describes the need to assert one’s own identity and desires, and feeling frustrated or denied by some kind of hostile opponent or oppressive authority. Built-up pressure seeks release, and can erupt in potentially explosive, violent outbursts. Struggles for dominance tend to accompany this aspect, and it’s not uncommon for literal explosions or contests of power to play out in mundane events.

Stewing and brooding and holding anger inside is as destructive as blasting a perceived adversary in order to come out on top. The idea is to bring conscious awareness and self-acceptance to bear, and navigate the energies with care.

Fundamental passions and old wounding patterns both can get triggered now. If this weather hits you hard, step back and open the closet door where unmet needs have been shoved into a corner. Look to your past for any familiar resonance with balances of power stirring now.

Our culture allows precious little room for emotional release; that itself is immensely destructive and underlies much collective pathology that twists this society. But it’s always possible to scream into a pillow, alone in the car, rant on a long walk, or to a trusted ally. (One thing about wireless earbuds and cell phones: pedestrians now have license to talk to themselves without drawing stares, and can let it rip while cruising down the street.)

Emotions arise in response to how we think and what we believe. And when allowed to actually move, they can be our greatest teachers. – Victoria Emory

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Wednesday, Dec. 23 — The Day of the Groundbreakers

If today is your birthday: You may be feeling sensitive to a potential destabilization of your identity. After all, you understand no structure can stand forever. Yet, although your emotional center may feel like it’s fracturing, inside you there is a primal instinct stirring too. Pay attention to this. The inner volatility is knocking loose your desires — an existential force that has been building for some time. Once the space is cleared, there’ll be much more room to honor this, and to let fresh air in where you have felt most vulnerable. So open a window; push gently into your own existence. As the scope of your awareness widens, you’ll feel less inclined to be homebound. And when the storm winds come, you’ll be ready. You’ll know how to be blown inward without the fear of falling apart. — Anna & Spencer

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Tuesday, December 22 — The Day of Continuity

If today is your birthday: You must keep your focus. Especially now, in this world, at this time. Conserve your power, and use it only intentionally. You have enough, if you use it wisely. Aspects in your birthday chart could indicate conflict as easily as they could achievement. You make the choice, specifically by deciding what you do with your energy, and why. You will find that there are seemingly easy approaches to the challenges you face, and more difficult ones, that engage your growth. When you see the option, choose the path that encourages you to grow, to be who you are, and to stand apart from others. — efc

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Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 | The Great Conjunction

What are we going to do with this opportunity? Will humanity awaken? Will enough people wake up? Will enough people care? Care about what?

Composite of Jupiter and Saturn, which form their first and last conjunction for 20 years.

By Eric F. Coppolino

The Great Conjunction — that of gas giant planets and mini solar systems Jupiter and Saturn — is upon us. Whatever the World Economic Forum (WEF) may be foisting on us under the term “the great reset,” that’s what the astrology of our moment is about.

Eric Francis

Many cycles have turned over this year, and Jupiter-Saturn is the most significant of them. This takes place in a sign that could — if we want — be about power to the people. Yet Aquarius also has a dark side, and we’ve seen plenty of it this year.

Both planets are in place for their first and last conjunction in 20 years, which occurs Monday at 1:20:26 pm EST. This happens about eight hours after the Sun reaches the Capricorn solstice just before sunrise, East Coast time.

Astrologically, Monday is the biggest day of the year. Whatever 2020 was, that astrology is over. It ended with last week’s total solar eclipse in Sagittarius, and Monday’s meeting of Jupiter and Saturn.

The Answer to All of 2020’s Previous Astrology

We are entering a new era: The Aquarian Era, which due to the entry of Pluto in that sign in 2023, lasts until 2044. The astrology of this particular day is the answer to all that has happened in 2020. It is the chance to step into a new phase of existence, if we want to; if we are willing to.

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR): it is not God. It is a robot. It is not your lord and master, it’s a machine. Currently, it’s being used to imprison the world in terror.

What are we going to do with this opportunity? Will humanity awaken? Will enough people wake up? Will enough people care?

Care about what?

Well, about themselves and their communities. Care about what is happening in the world. We think it’s one thing, but it’s something else. After 10 months and thousands of hours investigating,

I assure you it’s not about a virus or people getting sick — none of this is. (If this situation were really about sick people, we would be investing more energy in learning how to take care of them.)

It’s about two things: technology, and an economic agenda.

Atlantis, Beneath the Digital Waves

We have now officially been overwhelmed by digital. The wave has crashed over our heads. You might say that Atlantis has sunk into the digital ocean. Artificial intelligence has taken over. That is making it very difficult to wake up. We have become the products of our technology.

The internet — a thing ruled largely by the sign Aquarius — is a vector for chaos, confusion, fear and disinformation more than anything else. Though for a few people, it’s still partially functioning as a conduit for truth and awareness. Not only do you have to find it, you have to overcome the digital haze that has taken over.

The end result of the digital haze is overwhelm, exhaustion, and not believing there’s such a thing as the truth. You can be presented with the most compelling data and the world, and declare, “I disagree,” and click on something else — as if that changes realty. But many believe there is no reality, as everything has been thrust into the virtual realm, where there is no up or down.

We are all part of the same life. What happens to each of any of us happens to all of us, here on this tiny little planet we occupy.

The Sign of Science and Logic

One thing about Aquarius is that it has an aspect of cold logic. It is the very sign of science, and science is a method. Science is about something better than assumptions, presumptions, conjecture and superstition. Use the method and you get to the truth of the physical world.

Earth from space, Feb. 19, 2018, as seen from the ISS. We did not get here by guessing and conjecture.

Abandon the method and turn it into religion and a nightmare can ensue. Maybe all this Aquarius will place a filter up, and there will be some return to logic, and some ability to think clearly.

Logic means you can recognize each of the steps to get from your question or first observation to your conclusion. And science means you are open to reassessment.

Wherever your mind may be focused, however you may feel, and whatever you may “believe,” you still exist. You still get to make choices, and you have to. You exist not merely as an individual but as part of a collective. We are all part of the same life. What happens to each of any of us happens to all of us, here on this tiny little planet we occupy.

As your astrologer, here is what I suggest. Wake up and claim your life. Love your friends. Get with them and feel safe doing so. Love your critters and feed them good food. Make your art or your music or your form of love. Go out into the world and breathe the air. Trust your body and what it tells you. Listen to those messages.

And be cautious of anyone who suggests you give up everything so that they may gain. Be cautious of anyone and anything that terrifies you. Fear is not love. Love is not fear. You are human: you were born to love, and need that more than anything.

More than what we are being told is safety: Love is the only true safe place. Love is the only life you want. Take a deep breath and be grateful that you’re alive.

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Monday, December 21 — The Day of the Great Enigma

If today is your birthday: You must use your power wisely, with discretion, and with full awareness. You have more than you may imagine, though it can go out of control easily if you don’t take a cautious approach. This is a little like a well trained martial artist avoids a fight whenever possible. Part of this will mean moving from any state of anger or reaction into more detached analysis. Thought and reflection will get you very far — further than they ever have. Writing will also be a source of both growth and pleasure, and may turn into the very foundation on which you build your life.

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An Aquarian Era – All Of Us Here. Click to Read More!

New Territory of Aquarius: All Of Us Here and An Aquarian Era, 2021 Annual Readings by Eric Francis

Aquarius is the sign of “we’re all in this together.” I take this to heart. It is the truth. We are not alone on our planet, nor can we do anything much if we think we are.

It’s been nearly a decade since there have been slow-moving planets in Aquarius. There have been a few spells, but the last one ended in 2012, and that was Neptune, which was impossible to grasp — and was mainly connected with the takeover of smart phone technology.

Now we are about to have Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, the two most massive planets: solar systems of their own. This is a transitional period that lasts through 2023. Within a few weeks of Saturn leaving Aquarius that year, Pluto enters Aquarius, where it will stay through 2044.

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Sunday, December 20 — The Day of the Generator

If today is your birthday: Nikola Tesla, “the father of electricity,” received some of his revolutionary inventions in visions, as if transported in trance. Paul McCartney wrote “Let it Be” after hearing it in a dream. Your birthday chart suggests you pay close attention to messages, impressions, and ideas that your dreaming self wants to get across. Allow what’s stirring just behind the curtain of your conscious mind to penetrate, and loosen the weave of habitual patterns of thought you recognize as you. Make room for your own radical invention that’s waiting to be born. The question is, what do you believe is possible? Try bringing that question to the part of you that knows, and the how will in time become clear. — Victoria Emory

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WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL OF AUGUST 1969, CALLED AN AQUARIAN EXHIBITION. Photo by Barry Z. Levine, one of the photographers whose work was used in the documentary “Woodstock” (1970). I cover Woodstock and Hong Kong flu in this article.

Jupiter in Aquarius: Our Social Existence

Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it’s the time of man
I don’t know who l am
But you know life is for learning

Joni Mitchell, Woodstock

Jupiter has entered Aquarius as of this morning. It will now do something unusual, which is go clear across that sign in just five months, entering Pisces on May 13. Aquarius is the sign that describes the term social and the dynamics of society. It’s about being together and it’s also about excluding. It is the sign of groups, which often means in, or out. It is the sign of tribal existence. Humans are tribal animals who are learning how to be individuals. This, too, is covered by Aquarius.

Eric Francis

Among the two most disturbing turns of language of 2020 are the terms “social distancing” and “contactless.”

Whatever else these may represent (like the fear of catching a disease from a cardboard pizza box), whatever the excuse may be (breathing is dangerous!), these words are commentaries on how humans are being driven apart from one another.

This has been happening for a while: the current trend goes back to the introduction of the original social distancing machine, the internet. The original place where you don’t touch anyone and you don’t breathe.

Events of 2020 have exploited these fears, and used to induce the most radical transformation of how people relate to one another in known history. Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius are saying this has to change. It will change in one of two ways: we will remember we are humans, who need one another, and need to be together; or we will become transhumans, essentially, people who more resemble robots than people.

Jupiter in Aquarius represents the natural inclination for people to gather. Especially in times of danger, humans need to be together. However, the real danger we face is psychological, or spiritual: the constant conditioning to be terrified of one another. Yet you decide if the human family is your friend or your enemy. You get to decide the risks that you take in life. You decide who you trust, and under what conditions. Your life and your existence remain your property.

Yet there is a condition that must be met, if you are to keep hold of your destiny: and that is called individuation. Aquarius is the sign of groups. But a group is not a mass, like the crowd at a football stadium. A group happens when individuals join together for some common purpose (more like the Woodstock Festival, shown above and written about here). It is up to you to foster your own growth, to discover who you are, and to stand up to the pressure to conform to others that will undoubtedly increase as the Aquarian Era develops.

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Saturday, December 19 — The Day of the Hellraisers

If today is your birthday: What qualities does a true leader possess? You’re likely to have plenty of ideas about this. Talk about them, or get your thoughts down on paper, because it’s time to plot this new course for yourself. If you’ve been preoccupied with your self-image at all, trust you’ll be recognized for the visionary that you are, as long as you’ve taken practical matters into consideration. Have faith that you’ve yet to imagine all that is possible. And celebrate your undeniable individuality, as this is the most intelligent means of influencing those around you. You’re learning about authority, and your own inner mentor, as you go, while teaching others with your example. There may be some growing pains, but know you have the power to guide this energy into something especially beautiful. — Anna Ball

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Friday Notes: Saturn in Aquarius – Time to Think

Saturn is now in Aquarius to stay until March 7, 2023. Saturn in Aquarius is the bridge to Pluto in Aquarius, which begins two years later. While TV and every social feed are hyping an alleged virus catastrophe.

Yet our real problem is social: being made to be terrified of one another, thanks to 24×7 direct injection of fear. The fear may seem justified, but there is such a thing as over-reacting and over-correcting, like someone who tries to change lanes to avoid a road hazard and ends up flipping the car over.

In a strange way, fear feels reassuring, though the logic is circular. Being reminded constantly about the thing to be afraid of makes fear seem rational and justified. But at no time in that loop does a reasoning process intervene.

Saturn in Aquarius has the potential to engage intellectual process: actual thought. Thought comes in steps. Between the step there must be some logical basis for getting to the next step, and that must be evaluated consciously. This is actual thinking, rather than being pressured into believing something.

It’s easier and more fun than you may think. And it gets results. Jupiter enters Aquarius tomorrow; this is help on the way, in the form of abundant, actual information to draw upon. More on that tomorrow. — efc

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Friday, December 18 — The Day of Mammoth Projects

If today is your birthday: You were born with the Sun conjunct the core of our galaxy. Picture this in your mind: We all live around a star which is part of a vast spiral of other stars. And on the day you were born, our star aligned with the very center of the spiral. This means you have a calling, potentially larger than you can imagine or envision; potentially more than you can put into words. But now is the time to use language and describe your sense of mission. Set an agenda for yourself, and review it every day. You know what you want to do, and what you need to do. So what if it’s bigger than you. That means it’s worth doing. — efc

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Thursday Notes: Saturn in Aquarius

As mentioned many times, we are entering what I’m calling an Aquarian era.

One of the most influential and potent influences in all of classical astrology, as of Thursday morning, Saturn has entered Aquarius to stay. This will help reveal the true nature of both elements, Saturn and Aquarius. Contemporary astrologers tend to associate Aquarius with Uranus (often leaving out Saturn entirely). Much is missed by doing so.

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Remember that classical astrology held Saturn as the bottom line and final arbiter; there were no known planets beyond it. Though Saturn has two signs of classical rulership, Capricorn and Aquarius, the latter stands out as the diurnal ruler, that is, by day, where everyone can see and experience its effects. Capricorn is Saturn as yin: earthy and maternal. Aquarius is Saturn as yang: assertive, organized and impersonal.

I would propose that Saturn in Aquarius will serve as a stabilizing influence in a time when we need that dearly. I also propose that it’s time to do the work of Saturn: of individuating and learning how to stand apart from the group.

Saturn was briefly in Aquarius in the spring, from March 21 through July 1. It then retrograded back into Capricorn between then and today. Saturn spends a little under two-and-a-half-years in each sign during its 29-year orbit. Saturn leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces on March 7, 2023. This is a direct, one-time exit: there is not a retrograde back into Aquarius.

On Saturday, Jupiter joins Saturn in Aquarius, and on Monday, the two meet up for the Great Conjunction of the two largest planets, which occurs once per 20 year cycle. I’ll have more ideas about what this might mean on Friday’s Planet Waves FM. — efc

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Thursday, December 17 — The Day of Earthly Chemistry

If today is your birthday: What’s the word about town? That’s for you to decide. You are entering a phase where you will have a hand in determining what topics are of importance and should take precedence, among your compatriots. You set the agenda. The key to handling this lies in pushing ahead and expanding beyond any notions of limitation that might guide your decision making. That is whether the sense of limitation stems from past experience in lacking material possessions, or bouts of doubting your own self worth. The past is no more. It is time to talk business. Whatever business matters to you. Spencer

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Wednesday, Dec. 16 — The Day of Soaring Imagination

If today is your birthday: It is possible to let go of the past and still remain faithful to yourself. Recent events are offering you a fresh start, and as long as you meet this with awareness, the present situation is infinitely workable. Go on, take a risk — communicate your reality, and do so with your own particular flair. It may shake things up, and that’s alright. What is an artist if not an instigator? Such creative experiments can keep you agile in the midst of any chaos. If old questions surface regarding your inner resources, now could be the time to get clear about your needs. Focus your efforts, and allow support to arrive from unexpected places. Once you release your loyalty to limiting thought patterns, you can manifest the hidden power that is all your own. — Anna & Spencer

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Tuesday Notes: Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction Begins Today in Capricorn

While exactly aligned in Aquarius on Dec. 21, the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is now within one degree in the sign Capricorn — so we are now getting that version of the event. On Thursday, Saturn enters Aquarius, so the conjunction will be split between two signs; this will be followed by Jupiter entering Aquarius on Saturday, and then the exact alignment Monday, the day of the Southern Solstice. That is when the Sun aligns with the Tropic of Capricorn and moves into the sign by the same name.

One of the California missions, showing many styles of architecture, from Pueblo to Spanish to Moorish.

How relevant this astrology is depends on what you’re paying attention to. The Capricorn side of this event describes a vast transfer of resources (principally, money), a secret business plan, and the most astonishing exercise in government control of a massive population since the 1930s. What we are seeing today makes the 1930s seem modest.

This last degree of Capricorn comes with the symbol about the cabal of men who control the world. We are certainly seeing evidence of that. They are so few you can name them. The last degrees of any sign have special power, though by the last degree, it is diminishing. (This is known as the anaretic degree.)

The beginning of a new sign is another story — that’s what the new sign means. Aquarius is a collective sign: one of its themes is groups. The symbol for the first degree of Aquarius, where this conjunction is exact, is about “an old Adobe mission in California.” Not the software company but rather the system of 21 missions that went up the coast from near Mexico up to Davis, many built in the 18th century and some before.

While the missions were in part the work of the Spanish Empire (which was powerful, if you consider how many countries of the world speak that language), the symbol is about people getting together to do something of lasting value. While there is some potential for individual humans to advance our lives and purpose here (particularly by artists, writers and musicians), there is another level where only collective efforts matter. This first degree of Aquarius is about what we can accomplish together.

The question of this degree is, what is our collective legacy? But Aquarius has a personal question: to what extent are you willing to stand up and stand out from those around you? Many aware of the situation cannot say a word to their friends and family for fear of being outcast. What, exactly, is that about? And what do you plan to do about it? — efc

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Tuesday, December 15 — The Day of Expansion

If today is your birthday: If matters of your material survival have felt slightly shaky of late, hold on for just a while longer. This last bit of turbulence is serving to knock loose emotions and sensibilities within you that you were previously unaware of. Understandably, you may make contact with some anxiety. However, try to reach the pleasure beneath the nervous energy. That is, feel into the expanding sense of well-being that stems from knowing and appreciating what you truly value. Then, as you start to come back to solid ground, allow this lust for life to pervade your awareness. It’s here that your focus will shift from seeking security to exploring your joy. What joys are waiting for you on the other side of fear? Spencer

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Monday, Dec. 14 — The Day of the Selective Exhibitionist

If today is your birthday: Your life may be a confrontation of the old and the new, though if you look closely, and moreover, if you experiment, you’ll see that they are not equal values. What is new is coming on strong; what is old has no more substance than a Chinese wall or the facade of a town in an old movie. It is an edifice and a weak one, that you can go around, go behind, push through, or take apart and build something else. Yet you may be called to go aeons and megaparsecs beyond where you are today; in truth, anything is possible, as long as you don’t graft yourself onto your personal history. Let it go! So much more is possible. So much more is real. — efc

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Sagittarius Eclipse: The Venturi Effect by Eric Francis

Dear Friend and Reader:

In my years of covering eclipses, I’ve discovered many ways to describe how they feel and how to handle them. We have an impressive total solar eclipse in Sagittarius set up for Monday, Dec. 14th. This occurs in the final hours of Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn, before they make their ingress into Aquarius the 17th through the 19th and form their once per generation conjunction on the 21st.

This is all such remarkable astrology — coming on the heels of two conjunctions this year involving Pluto — that we might get the clue that something unusual is happening in the course of human events. It surely is. Though as Bob Dylan said of Mr. Jones (who was a reporter for Time magazine) there are a good few people aware that something is happening, but they don’t know what it is. And the problem with that is this: not knowing usually means not knowing when you don’t know.

Were I to offer a motto for the Aquarian Era, it would be, “Know when you don’t know.”

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Monday Notes: Total Solar Eclipse and Final Approach to the Great Conjunction

The Sagittarius eclipse is an opening to something much greater than we can currently see.

We are looking ahead at one of the most unusual weeks of astrology that I’ve ever seen. We know that 2020 has been a year of highly unusual and era-defining events. We are now experiencing the closing sequence for 2020, which also begins a major new era in astrology that lasts through 2044. It’s difficult for the human mind to think in these terms, particularly in an era where it’s difficult to remember last week, or to have any concept of the future at all.

The slanted cloud of stars is the Milky Way galaxy, our home galaxy, as seen from the Earth. The core is 25,000 light years from where we are right now — a short distance, in terms of deep space. The Galactic Core is a spiritual homing signal. It is coming in strong right now.

However, the future is upon us. Today’s total solar eclipse is a point of acceleration. It also describes conclusively an ending to the influences of 2020 and a radical point of embarking on the future.

That future is described by the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius — the beginning of the Aquarian Era (not the Aquarian Age, that’s another topic, though they are related).

They have one thing in common, which is the pattern-forming property of Aquarius, its involvement with technology, and how this will shape the human experience. I cover that at length in this article, called On the Cusp of the Aquarian Era. The bottom line issue is preserving our humanity from the now-constant attempts to merge humans with computers, and to have all natural human DNA essentially become the property of “science,” which means the government.

This is a spiritual matter, and the eclipse in Sagittarius describes an opening to something greater by which I mean a wider vision, more spiritually grounded. That would translate to a state of curiosity, openness and love in the form of respect for the unknown. How we handle this event, personally and collectively, will have much influence on how we develop our future in the Aquarian era. We are choosing what kind of world and what kind of society we want to live in, which will determine who we get to be living in whatever we create.

I am not fond of making distinctions between “ego” and “spiritual,” though one is called for today. Ego is an extremely limited viewpoint and it is grounded in guilt and fear. When you see people frantic about anything, en masse, identifying with disease and death, and attacking others, you can be sure something is way out of tune. That kind of obsession with anxiety and panic is not what it means to be alive. Yes, it’s ‘safe’ in its own way, and many people thrive on it, though it’s a dance of death and we are watching that unfold right now.

It’s dangerous to try to talk people out of their fears. That’s because many people build their whole personality on them. Or, they construct a reality that cannot be challenged, lest their whole mind fall apart. Let that house of cards crumble. Let yourself live on the solid ground of the honest search for the truth, and being open to the unknown. — efc

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Sunday, December 13 — The Day of Exacting Craft

If today is your birthday: The spoken word can never express the totality of what is felt, and often the truth lies more in what goes unsaid. That can be particularly challenging when it comes to key relationships. Yet it’s essential that you get clear about what needs to be communicated to someone close, and broach that conversation. Note the sequence – first clarify what you think is going on, what you feel, before opening that door. You may not have the full story, imagine motives or feelings in another that are really more about you, or be insecure about delving into a long-standing situation at home that’s been swept under the carpet. However this resonates for you personally, the time has come to deal with it. What’s at stake is fundamentally about honesty with yourself — your own perception of the world, and how you want to live in it. –– Victoria Emory

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Saturday, December 12 — The Day of Body Language

If today is your birthday: These days, though the world’s reserves of optimism are low, you can discover a well of positivity within. This will allow you to travel far into expansive realms of future possibilities. And yet, another urge — to tackle a difficult task at work, or to devote yourself to the collective good — may have you feeling you need to make a personal sacrifice. There’s enough time to both adventure into your potential and tend your creative fire for the benefit of society. In the mental realm, take risks imagining who you want to be; explore whatever offers you plenty of space. When it comes to your professional work, set time aside to reorganize, so you can care for the elemental force that fuels you. Don’t burn the midnight oil either way, and you’ll get the job done perfectly. — Anna Ball

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Friday Notes: Balsamic, Scorpio Pre-Eclipse Moon; Sun Conjunct South Node and Trine Mars

Last night the Moon slid into Scorpio for the final days of the lunar cycle. This is known as a Balsamic Moon, for the soothing fragrance conducive to rest and recuperation. It is the Dark Moon, a psychically sensitive time of the month; a time to withdraw and dream, in preparation for the rebirth at the New Moon ahead. In Scorpio, and in advance of a Total Solar Eclipse, attunement to subtle frequencies is even more palpable.

Energetic tides are naturally low during this phase. But we have a somewhat strange combination of diffuse and retiring, yet energized vibrations today — augmented by the accelerated time-warp and raised antennae that accompany an eclipse.

The Sun in Sagittarius is now trine Mars, a very fiery and action-oriented dynamic. At the same time, it still carries a whiff of the otherworldly Neptune square from a few days ago. Mercury is also approaching a square to Neptune, exact Sunday, and will trine Mars Monday night, after the New Moon and Eclipse.

The combination of Neptunian and Martial energies colors this eclipse window, suggesting a need to Proceed with Caution. It can register as agitation, misdirected efforts or confusion, hyper-sensitivity, impulses arising from unconscious programming, or just spinning your wheels. A word to the wise: what is really called for right now is slowing down entirely.

There is a way to navigate these disparate influences in order to actually tap the rich potential of this Dark, Scorpio, pre-eclipse Moon. Invest in actions that will clear space. Concentrate on getting necessary work out of the way so as to create, with intent, an environment in which to let go, turn off the world, and focus inwardly. Reverently. Monday’s eclipse is conjunct the South Node; the notion of coming to terms with the past in order to move forward becomes something of an imperative. Today, Friday, the Sun exactly conjoins that South Node of the Moon.

The body stores emotion, and habitual tension helps to keep mental thought-loops on repeat, making it a lot harder to connect with the inner self. A hot bath and stretching tense muscles alone can help open psychic doors and alter fixed patterns. The idea is to allow emotion to move; allow your consciousness to shift. This is a weekend for a dream lodge retreat. Use these days to tune in, reflect, and empty out as much as possible. — Victoria Emory

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December 11 — The Day of Intensity

If today is your birthday: You’re poised at a very significant threshold: one leading from a phase of your life that’s concluding into what amounts to a new chapter in the Book of You. If torn between feeling confident and ready to forge ahead, and the need to withdraw and get your bearings, you’re right on schedule. Take time alone to consciously prepare for changes that lie ahead through some form of honest recapitulation of unresolved issues from the past. You need to bring all you’ve developed through lifetimes of effort and learning into the future with as little old agenda as possible. You may be called to draw upon established leadership skills and creativity, particularly in terms of work. Consider the possibility that freedom, independence and relationship are not mutually exclusive. On the job and personally, you will need others and they’ll need you. — Victoria Emory

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Thursday, December 10 — The Day of Inner Fervor

If today is your birthday: It’s funny how who we think ourselves to be can have far reaching implications in our lives that aren’t always easy to spot. And how much more complicated if you’re entertaining two mutually exclusive notions of who you are. If you begin to feel pulled around by concepts or forces larger than you, remember that self understanding does not come through intellect alone. As well, recent events may have taught you that though you have possessions, you are not wholly defined by them either. So the question remains: who are you? As heroic as it may seem to think through and solve this ever present riddle, you would be just as well served to feel into the conundrum, and open yourself up to receive the answer you seek. Spencer

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Wednesday Notes: Moon in Libra; Sun square Neptune

The Moon is currently cruising through Libra and, overnight, made aspects to Pholus, Quaoar, and Chiron. Then, this evening, it will make a sextile to Mercury at 4:13 pm EST. If you feel inspired to pick up a colorful bouquet for your kitchen table, or to pause and catch up with friends, take an hour for these feel-good activities. The sextile to Mercury suggests that your conversations may lean toward “big picture” topics, or wax philosophical. Keep the discussions as lighthearted as you can.

Neptune and its ring system.

The Moon makes a number of aspects late in the day and overnight. Moon opposite Mars (exact at 3:3o am EST on Dec. 10) calls for caution, and understanding if you’re feeling irritated. This may not be so difficult to sort out as it seems, and you can falsely ascribe blame if you don’t proceed slowly. This could have the feeling of a disagreement lurking under the surface.

The Sun will be under the influence of Neptune, as these planets are set to make a square aspect at 2:41 pm EST. This is caution against self-deception, and acting on bad information. The Sun-Neptune square happens aligned with the lunar nodes. The bigger aspect here is Neptune square the Nodes, a long event that is telling us everything turns on the matter of truth and lies.

Any square to the nodes tell you what you must do, or nothing happens. Neptune says that “must do” is be real with yourself.

As you navigate your social environments today, notice if you’re feeling pulled in many directions. Recognize when you don’t know, be careful not to indulge your delusions, and look for ways to tap into trust. Now is the time to address your fears, and those of others, with kindness and honesty. Don’t let yourself stay confused. — Spencer & Anna + efc

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Wednesday, December 9 — The Day of Flamboyance

If today is your birthday: There’s a chance you’re doubting a recent breakthrough in your vision of where you want to go. A cloud seems to be passing over the target you’re aiming for, or perhaps there’s suddenly more than one bullseye. To complicate matters, you may feel pressure to clarify your trajectory now, before a heavier mist rolls in. You can resist rooting yourself in one limiting point of view, though stay grounded enough to not get swept up in the current climate of anxiety. Think back to your bigger plans back to who you’re learning to be. Don’t fool yourself: you know what you want. You are in a position to decide how to define the spirit of this pivotal era for yourself. Find some clarity in listening for what your soul craves. Lean back, and lift that arrow to the stars. — Anna Ball

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Tuesday Notes

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The feeling of our moment involves two conjunctions rapidly approaching: a total solar eclipse in Sagittarius in under one week, and a conjunction of the two largest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, in just over one week.

Together, these events describe a potentially chaotic moment of rapid transition that I described in an article published last night called The Venturi Effect.

The feeling is the sensation of a chaotic rush from one zone in the landscape of time into the next, which is what the next two weeks are about. This is all made more dramatic for happening as the Sun reaches the solstice point: here in the North, we feel an extreme time compression. In the South, we feel the stretch of seemingly endless days.

In local news, today the Virgo Moon is approaching trines to Jupiter and Saturn in late Capricorn. Trines say: let easy be easy. Trines also don’t happen automatically; you must plan, reach, stretch, and act consciously. Trines make it easy to tell ‘white’ lies and make excuses; get over that, if you might be prone to do so.

The Moon enters Libra at 7:01 pm EST, which begins a whole new phase of the week. The Moon will first oppose Chiron in Aries overnight Tuesday to Wednesday. Keep a handle on your fear. There is a lot going around, and the powers that be are making it national policy to be terrified. Please don’t fall for that. Fear eats the soul.


Tuesday, December 8 — The Day of Abandon

If today is your birthday: With all of the instability currently in the world, how about a couple of seismic shifts in your favor? What’s being presented to you is the opportunity to sidestep any fears that recently may have surfaced regarding your resources. Instead, unearth the ambitions beneath your fears and apply your talents toward fully taking your place in the world. Said another way, you are moving toward greater public service and into greater responsibility. So aim for what you want. Your key to managing the details, and maintaining an impeccable reputation is this: watch out for self-deception. No need to let the past nor any outmoded thought patterns con you out of the best ideas you have for yourself. Spencer & Anna

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Monday Notes: Moon in Virgo; Midpoint Between Eclipses

The Moon entered Virgo yesterday afternoon, and will square the Sun in Sagittarius Monday evening at 7:37 pm EST. This is the fourth quarter phase of the lunar cycle, and a special one. We’re at the mid-point between the Full Moon lunar eclipse on November 30th, and the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse on December 14th. There’s a liminal, between-worlds quality to an eclipse window; a feeling of destiny or karma unfolding. After the epic events of the pivotal year that’s ending, that tone rings even louder.

Squares denote action, a turning of the wheel. The final week of the cycle is the time to wrap things up, clear the decks and prepare for the next phase. A few stand-out features in today’s chart offer clues as to what might help that along.

For one thing, the Moon conjoins the asteroid Vesta when the fourth quarter is exact. Vesta resonates strongly with Virgo; this aspect speaks of selfless devotion, service and sacrifice of the lesser for the greater. A few hours later, the Moon opposes Neptune in Pisces (10:45 pm), creating what’s called a Grand Cross pattern. The Moon and Neptune are square the North and South Nodes of the Moon – the eclipse points.

Given the fourth quarter need for endings, letting go, making way for a rebirth and, with the eclipse next week, a re-set, I suggest a deep-dive, tuning all-the-way-in to what you’re ready to surrender. What needs release? It might be related to patterns of escape, habitual fears, pent-up grief or feelings of unworthiness (all of which are related). Look at what calls for order, for healing, and what specific actions will get that ball rolling in earnest. What has to go in order to serve something higher? What needs to get organized, seriously? Literally clearing crap out from where you live can be an especially powerful ritual right now. Consider this all as preparation of your temple.

This is also a time for ‘power-dreaming.’ Visioning. Reconnecting with Spirit. A key phrase for eclipse season is: Look Where You Want to Be.

— Victoria Emory

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Monday, December 7 — The Day of Idiosyncrasy

If today is your birthday: A crossroads is a sacred place. It represents the realm between worlds, where prayer offerings are left to higher forces. You are standing at such a power spot, and if in question about which direction to take — trust the path that leads to greater visibility in the world. Train your sights on career-related matters. Approach that work in the spirit of dedicated service, for you will learn much and expand your circle. Long-standing instability or uncertainty on the home-front has been a catalyst propelling you into a wider, busier future. Now the focus is on you, your keen intelligence and talent as a communicator. There is a natural rhythm underneath these developments. Don’t try to force it, or resist it. Let it carry you like a gentle wave, instead. — Victoria Emory

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Sunday, December 6 — The Day of Extraction

If today is your birthday: You may find yourself knee-deep in a vivid domestic fantasy, one that casts a soft glow out past the garden. As you gaze out the window today, notice if you’re feeling slightly on edge. Perhaps a wrinkle has appeared in the vision you’ve been nurturing: maybe your partner’s bold experiments are rubbing you the wrong way; maybe the kids keep drumming on the pots and pans. If a bit of chaos leaves the home life you’re aspiring to just out of reach, make peace with that. This irritation is here to bring that ideal destination into sharper focus. Remember: our view of the horizon will change as we approach it. Don’t miss the beauty on the path there. — Anna Ball

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Dear Friend and Sagittarius Sun, Moon, or Rising:

Without Sagittarius, we would all be lost. Home of the two centers of our local universe (the Galactic Core and the Great Attractor), Sagittarius is the homing signal in the zodiac. It reminds us of our cosmic origins, and this is a role you serve in the lives of many.

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Sagittarius season is particularly exciting this year, with two eclipses involving your sign, including the Dec. 14 eclipse conjunct a planet named for the Goddess of the Stars.

The image above is as close of an image as we can get to the Galactic Core, which is packed with millions of whipping stars jammed so close that it’s light out all the time, in every direction.

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Weekend Notes: Moon trine Mars, Venus trine Neptune

This weekend the Moon is traveling through Leo, on its way into Virgo on Sunday afternoon. Today it trines the Sun (9:41 am), the Great Attractor (10:15 am), and squares Venus (4:47 pm), before forming another helpful trine to Mars at 5:28 pm EST.

The Moon’s trine to Mars is asking that you dial in your strength — get a sense of what remains for you to accomplish, then take charge, be steadfast, and wrap things up. After, it’ll be time to relax.

Late Saturday, Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces float into an energizing aspect. This trine, exact at 11:53 pm EST, presents a window for tapping into an ideal, perhaps a romantic vision of some kind. It’s an opening, lasting through Sunday, to recharge emotionally. While you can, take this rare chance to luxuriate, and to connect with the ease in your relationships. The watery quality may lend an undercurrent of seduction or secrecy. If you feel any dissonance between your desire and your reality, think of the natural pearl, which comes into existence only after an irritant has worked its way in.

So take a break, tune in to beauty, and trust that there are wonders in the making. This will go a long way to restore your peace of mind. — Spencer, Anna & Victoria

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Saturday, December 5 — The Day of Confidence

If today is your birthday: You know that feeling when you walk around your house late at night? It’s profoundly quiet, you’re headed to bed, and you feel you could almost step into your forthcoming dreams. And not those unpredictable, nonsensical dreams, but those where colors are brighter, and love feels deeper — those dreams you have a hand in guiding. Imagine your entire life taking on that tone, of lucid play somewhere between the dreamtime and the waking world. You’re being gifted the creative potential to shape your life as you please. Stay honest, and the growing passion you feel will hold fast once the reverie starts to fade. Spencer

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Friday Notes: Grand Fire Trine Moon trine Mercury trine Chiron

Today the Moon enters Leo at 7:33 am EST and forms a grand trine with Mercury and Chiron. Beyond this smoldering trio, there is much else going on in the fire signs — the Sun, South Node, Mars and Eris are in the mix, too. That’s a lot of fire, and a good amount of leverage to initiate a release of some kind.

Like a spark catching in a combustion engine, you may find yourself in a situation that quickly builds momentum — a situation that will not be easy to shift. But small, directed effort has the potential to power your long journey down the road of your choosing. The important thing is to keep a positive mindset and, as always, look where you want to go.

Meanwhile, exact at 7:40 pm, Mercury trines Chiron and asks: what do you want to have a real conversation about? Tune in to your emotions. Observe how they support your ideas about healing, and allow this to guide your interactions. You’ll know you’re doing it right when you feel a fire in your belly — that pleasure of being alive.

Whatever it is you talk about, even if you feel you don’t have all the information, have a genuine conversation where everything can be brought to the table. Take care to get your point across, but not at the expense of another person. Instead, guide this with your most generous vision possible, hold that intention steady, and everything else will fall into place. Spencer & Anna

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Friday, December 4 — The Day of Fortitude

If today is your birthday: Life is offering endless possibilities, though don’t be so fast to commit until you have an idea of what the possibilities actually are. There are more than you think, and if you pause, they may come along in an interesting succession. However, what you choose may be the thing that chooses you, potentially through some alteration of your plans. Given the option, make your decision on the basis of what you want the most, because you’re likely to be doing a lot of it. Whatever you do, whatever course you pick, you will have the option to stand out or lay back. You will have the option to stay close to home, or to journey far and wide. The options are abundant. — efc

Also if today is your birthday: To create is to heal. To create is to learn; to explore; to travel both inward and beyond the self. And when approached with courage, the creator gives something of themselves to the world, and in the giving grows into more of who they truly are. This is a path available to you in the coming year. You have a voice, and much to express, some of which has not been easy or perhaps even fully conscious. Even care-givers need nurturing; yet that may feel like a dilemma. If you feel bound by responsibilities at home, unable to put into words what you need from others, or perhaps unsure how to deal with a loss of some kind, you must write yourself a permission slip. You need some creative play-time. Children are all artists, and genius is – to borrow from Rimbaud – “The recovery of childhood at will.” Regardless of whether you consider yourself ‘a creative person’ or not – you are. This is the year to discover what that means. — Victoria Emory

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Thursday Notes

The Moon is passing through the emotionally-based sign Cancer. It will form a square to Mars at 8:21 am EST, and a square to Eris at 7:47:47 pm (interesting numerical pattern there). This can be a wild ride emotionally, with rumbling, crackling storm clouds of anger lingering around. The Cancer Moon makes this all the more sensitive and palpable in-body rather than as an idea.

The thing about squares is that they tend to have an inwardly focused quality, when they need to be expressed. So this is classic astrology for taking things out on yourself. That, however, could turn into projection — that is, blaming others for your feelings. The best thing you can do is not try to sort this out today. Invest your time working out what’s going on, and finding some creative expression of your feelings.

If you can do that for a day, you might find yourself in a different place on Friday, though that too is a complex day as the Moon opposes Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. That is another kind of story — I’ll get to it in the next edition.

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Thursday, Dec. 3 — The Day of Ingenuity

If today is your birthday: How do you handle a battle of the wills in a relationship? Do you go blow for blow? Do you submit? Do you negotiate? Do you walk away? This depends on the quality of communication between you and close partners in your life. And that, in turn, may depend on your self-confidence — and your sense of what you have to offer. One of the essential questions to ask yourself is: do you feel there is a balance of exchange in your relationships? And perhaps more significantly, does that matter to you? Events this year will challenge you to face those questions. As you do, maintain your optimism and faith in others, challenging though it may be. And maintain your faith in yourself, challenging as that may be. You will need to find a creative use of your anger. Your tendency will be to turn it on yourself, in the form of guilt and resentment. If you feel those emotions, stop, and find a different approach. That will take creativity, optimism and courage — all of which you have in abundance. — efc

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Wednesday, Dec. 2 — The Day of Larger-Than-Life

If today is your birthday: Ideas are like stories – they come to those who are able and willing to give them form. Your mental faculties will be running on high voltage in the year ahead, and with skill, you can pluck one or two ideas from the abundance available and put them to work for tangible rewards. Your priorities in terms of financial security have matured. Challenges have that benefit. Hopefully, you’ve to come to appreciate your own talents as your greatest resource. For with discipline, you’re well-positioned to channel your innate creative intelligence toward practical, material benefit. Keep a notebook handy. Think strategically. The Force is with you, so use it. — Victoria Emory

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Mercury Enters Sagittarius, Many Fire Sign Planets

Today Mercury joins the Sun in fire sign Sagittarius. This is about thinking big thoughts, and seeing outside your usual snow-globe.

Mercury in Sagittarius has an idealistic feeling, what you might think of as a “see no evil” approach to the world. The question to ask in every situation is, is your optimism warranted? It just might be, though it’s worth checking for potential issues in any plan, particularly any business plan.

There are many planets in the fire signs right now: The Sun and the South Node (solar eclipse coming!), Chiron, Mars still newly in direct motion, and Eris. Mercury will be talking to all of these points. But any time you see a trine (particularly involving Mercury), don’t just think “easy.” Think, we need to verify this.

Mercury trine Chiron is exact Friday. We could all use a real discussion with Chiron, and that is available. What are your actual values and priorities when it comes to wellness and healing? What injuries from the past (including mental and emotional wounds) are influencing you now?

Who can you trust for honest talk about matters of health — that is, a discussion not driven by fear? Who do you actually trust, who is not getting their information from CNN? There are many dedicated practitioners, though you will need to know something yourself if you want to make the most of the opportunity of working with them.

In lunar news, the Moon enters Cancer at 10:33 pm EST on Tuesday. — efc

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Tuesday, December 1 — The Day of Mirthful License

If today is your birthday: You’re embarking on a quest to conceive a new self-image. Or rather, to reconceive yourself. In the coming year, ideas may arise about who you are, for you to try on. Try them on. If there are any residual family patterns that have persisted in clouding, or seemingly wounding, your sense of self, then now is the time to identify those patterns. Take the time you need to fully comprehend your situation, and focus on what is calling out to be addressed once and for all the buck stops with you. Then, as your self-understanding grows, you’ll come to find your sense of security where you are. That is, in who you are. Truth be told, there is a lot of room for you to be you. The more you trust this, and the more you come to enjoy this, the more room there will be. Spencer & Anna

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