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Astrological Timing for Success

Dec 01, 2012 07:49AM
Moon Magic - December 2012

Every five hundred years the Phoenix dies and is born anew from its ashes. An old world passes away, a new world is born. This month the stage is set for the conclusion of the old world cycle and the beginning of the new. And now we come to heart, the magical, mystical fulfillment of it all when the Mayan elders say the Feathered Serpent will fly and this nation will come to full spiritual life to lead the world into the new age of light.

Why now? A number of cosmic elements come together to bring us into the new age and mythic traditions tell us how. Venus as Morning Star is key for this new world to be. The return of Venus as Morning Star after her solar transit signals the flight of the Phoenix. The Mayans call Venus rising Quetzalcoatl, the Egyptians know her as Bennu. Rising before the Sun to see the Morning Star facilitates the new emergence in and through us. In this time of new creation, we wish on the Morning Star. Venus rising now invokes the transforming power of love. Love rules in this new world.

The final key for the global awakening is the Sun’s alignment with the Galactic Center at this Winter Solstice Dec 21, 2012. The Mayans revere the Galactic Core as the divine being Hunab Ku. This great deity manifests on Earth as the god/goddess Itzamna-Ixchel or Whirling Rainbow whose 4-fold form is suggested by the spiral arms of the Milky Way. Sunwise circular dance aligns hearts with the heart of Sun and the transcendent Hunab Ku.

The Druids call Winter Solstice the Day of Liberation, “the day out of time.” It is when the new creation comes to be.  This is the Mayans Flight of the Feathered Serpent, our day to fly free. Dance is key to opening the Solstice Gate of Ascension, dance sets our souls free.

Dec 2 – Invoking the Return of the Light 1st Advent Sunday

The four candles of the advent wreath represent the four elements of being to be purified for the Solstice rebirth of the divine light. One candle is lit each week in the order east, south, west and north. First to be purified is the mind (air), then will (fire), emotion (water) and finally body (earth). At midnight Christmas Eve a 5th candle is lit at center marking the coming of new light.

Dec 5-8– Realizing Dreams (exact 10:3a am 12/6) 3rd Quarter Moon

This Moon cuts away all that distracts from putting dreams into action, Sun trine Jupiter powers our dreams. 3rd Quarter Moon integrates new ideas into creative expression; it's time to follow our bliss and do what feels good in concert with the whole.

Dec 8-11 – Make a Wish! Balsamic Moon

This is the best time to put wishes on the air and to bring to mind those who need healing. This Balsamic Moon is especially powerful as it precedes this Winter Solstice when the world begins anew. Shadows before New Moon can be cleared through deep breathing with attention to the light of the crown.

Dec 9-17 – Illumination Hanukkah

This 8-day Festival of Lights (from Sunset Dec 20) celebrates spiritual purification and the miracle of Light. The deeper we go in the purifying dark of Hannukkah New Moon (Dec 24) the brighter the Light of the New Year.

Dec 12-14 – Going Within, Discovery Dark of the Moon/New Moon

The day before New Moon until Sunset a day after is ideal for inner work to clear shadows past and seed the new cycle; outer activity is favored after the new lunar crescent appears. The New Moon (3:42 am 12/13) is a cosmic spring that flows freely as we slow down. Here we can know what is and how to help shape what’s to be.

Dec 14-18 – A Time to Sow Crescent New Moon

It's time to bring forward what we wish to be realized. Farmers plant seeds when the crescent appears, seeds become fertile on every level, all new beginnings are favored now. Meditation opens doorways, wishes take wing, prayers bring blessings for this Moon and the New Year to be.

Dec 19-23– Time to Choose (exact 12:19 am 12/20) 1st Quarter Moon

This Moon is like a scythe cutting across the sky, it's a time to cut free from the trappings of the past and affirm our purpose moving forward. Choices made are likely the right ones. Breathing deeply through the light of the crown frees energy flow up and down the spine to clear shadows and power our dreams.

Dec 21– Seeding the New Creation (exact 6:12 am) Winter Solstice

All that’s new gets seeded true as the Sun comes to its magic zero point. It’s a time to celebrate and invoke the return of the Light, our Light, to recreate our world. This is when the Feathered Serpent flies according to the Mayan prophecy. Winter Solstice (the “still standing Sun”) continues for 3-4 days until the Sun begins to move northward again on Christmas Day.

Dec 25 – Rebirth of Light and Love Christmas Day

Christmas is Dies Invictus Solis, “the Day of the Unconquerable Sun,” when the Sun begins to move northward again and the Light of the World born anew. This Light manifests through the 12 days of Yule culminating with Epiphany Jan 6. Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, the Egyptian Horus, Phrygian Attis and Persean Mithras; all represent the solar logos reborn at midnight on Christmas Eve.

Dec 26-30 – Transformation and Liberation Sun in Capricorn Full Moon

Each Full Moon brings revelation and opportunities for healing body, mind and soul. The Full Moon is like a pitcher that pours out a magic elixir we raise our cups to receive. Cosmic energies flow for 3 days following Full Moon (exact 5:21 am 12/28). Revelations come in dreams, chance encounters and flashes of inspiration. Stay tuned!

Dec 31 - Open to Receive (2 am 12/31- 2 am 1/1) New Year Gate of Inspiration

A Muse Gate opens every 40 days, 9 times each year. Polyhymnia is the muse of spiritual song, singing together channels the energy that creates the new world. Whatever blocks energy flow comes before the Gate to be let go. It’s time to dissolve body tensions that hold outmoded ways of thinking and feeling. Breathe deeply and move freely (do yoga, tai chi, dance!) to shed the old and open to the magic of this new time. Happy New Year!

Steve Nelson is a professional astrologer who uses Tarot, name analysis, and traditional astrology to help clients understand personal myths and realize natural abilities. Info: 704-375-3759 or [email protected]. GaiaAstrology.com.

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