The Protector represents the presence of a strong ally ready to assist you when your path is full of difficult challenges. The Protector is represented by the Archangel Michael: God’s warrior angel. Archangel Michael is in the writings of many religions including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. While Michael is male, in the context of this Oracle, The Protector is not gender specific. Regardless of whether Your Protector is male or female they can have a powerful positive influence when you find yourself facing trying times.
Meaning: The eye has always been a powerful symbol for different cultures. Some believe that the soul resides in them, while others think it’s possible to curse a person merely by looking at them. Through our eyes we connect and express emotions and thoughts. Thus, this is one of the most powerful runes in the set, emphasizing the importance of any rune close to it. The Eye symbol is also related to “vision” is all senses, including the physical. This rune can represent our eyes and optic nerves. It can also represent activities such as research, analysis, photography and creative visualization. When it appears, there’s an urge to observe, to explore, to understand deeply what is before you. This rune is usually related to sudden realizations. Not necessarily a ‘shock’ (unless some violent rune is close it, like the Scythe and the Man), but more related to the lifting of veils. Your eyes are suddenly open, and you see things that were unknown to you before. A change of perception and focus in life is to be expected when this rune appears… whatever the situation is, the way you see it will be transformed.
The Eye rune also says that now it’s time for you to go after what you want. Your focus is powerful right now, and everything you concentrate on can become successful.This rune often represents a lonely journey towards a goal… it suggests a calling and a connection to something bigger, a sense of purpose. Your path is clear to you now; you know which way to go, even if you don’t know where exactly it’ll take you. In a spiritual level, This rune can represent a development of one’s psychic skills, or an advancement in one’s spiritual path. As you connect yourself to a deeper source, and learn to trust, you gain wisdom and your eyes see far. A higher power seems to be guiding you in times when the Eye appears. Like the Sun rune, this rune can mean that right now all eyes are on you. But unlike the former symbol, when the Eye appears there’s some discomfort related to such attention. It may be excessive and even unwelcome. In fact, this is one of this rune’s most negative facets: it may show an invasion of privacy, when someone (or even you) pry into another’s life and scrutinize their every move. Beware of flatterers and stalkers. The Eye cautions against obsession and the tendency to spy on other people’s affairs. In a relationship reading, the Eye can symbolize a predestined bond to another person.
Note that this does not promise a happy ending, but simply says that this connection is powerful and will be very important in your life. In fact, because the Eye rune is a solitary one, it is possible that the people in the relationship cannot be together due to difficult circumstances. Still, your bond that person will transform you. In a negative way, this rune can cautions against invading your partner’s personal space or stalking them.
The Moon represents those forces which remain largely hidden to us. The light of the moon provides some illumination down a path into the unknown, but not enough to brighten the landscape like The Sun, or cut through the dark shadows from which the unexpected may leap. However, The Moon is not without gifts we can use. She spurs our imagination and creativity. She can be a portal to knowledge and experience beyond the realm of our everyday lives. But Her offerings are not available to the feint of heart. To receive what The Moon offers one must have the courage to follow uncharted paths and the intelligence to find truths hidden in a bewildering setting rife with illusion. For those who can make this journey the reward may be finding the key to making their dreams come true.
ANALYSIS: The sun is held sacred by almost every religion in the world. Its light and warmth symbolize life and growth and all that is good. Norse cosmology describes the sun being driven around the heavens in a chariot and chased by a great wolf, which will devour at Ragnarok. Throughout IndoEuropean Paganism, the sun has frequently been associated with the horse, often described as being carted around the sky by a horse. Both are symbolic of life and fertility, and are usually considered ‘masculine’ in polarity, although in Norse myth the chariot is driven by a girl. The swastika or sun wheel is a constant motif in rock carvings dating Neolithic times, and occurs throughout Europe and Asia. The sun rune itself is a variation on this symbol, and represents motion and energy.
Sowilo marks the end of the second aett, and like wunjo represents success and glory. However, unlike the rest and relaxation of Valhalla, the sun is very much an active symbol. We have reached the end of the aett successfully, and the conclusion is a positive one, but in this case we are fully aware of the changing and transient nature of the universe. We can see the wolf at heels, and we know that we must move on. Here, though, the journeyer may pause briefly in the warmth and light of the sun, absorbing and applying its energy to the work ahead. This time we won’t need to be blasted out of our safe position, but will rather choose to leave it in order to continue on the journey.
What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could “lose their soul” to wild and passionate forces.
The image which emerged in the mid-1700’s gives us a more sophisticated rendition — that of the “scapegoated Goddess,” whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione’s highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into a transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul’s passage from mortal to immortal.
December 21, 2015 marks the Winter Solstice, which is the official beginning of winter, and the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. But there’s a light at the end of this tunnel — literally! As the temperatures fall throughout the winter, the light grows, representing new hope during a time of darkness.
Ancient solstice festivals were the last big feasts before food became scarce during the harsh winter months. This magical day was celebrated from ancient Rome to China, and by the builders of Stonehenge to the Mayans. In fact, we all remember the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2012, which was the apparent end of the Mayan calendar, causing many to believe the end of the world is coming. Obviously, we’re still here!
Many modern holiday traditions, such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s, have their roots in the Winter Solstice celebrations of yesterday. Winter festivals continue today, complete with lights, feasts, dancing and singing, and spending quality time with those we love.
Astrologically, the Winter Solstice marks the moment the Sun — the ruler of the zodiac — moves from adventurous Fire sign Sagittarius to the steady Earth sign of Capricorn. This is the dark night of the year, a day when the Sun appears to stand still. It’s a time for light and laughter, but also deep reflection.
The Sun’s move into steady Capricorn urges us to take some time to look back on 2015 before we make those New Year’s resolutions. What did we do right? What do we wish we’d done differently? Don’t fight the seriousness it brings to the festive holiday season — use it to start 2016 on the right foot! Just make sure to keep some of the Goat’s ambitious energy alive when the Sun makes its next move.
The Sun is transiting your career and reputation sector, dear Aries, where it will stay until January 20th, putting the spotlight on your professional goals and standing. What you have done – or haven’t done – is in focus now, and you’re ready to take care of business. You are more aware of the impression you are making on others and of your responsibilities. You tend to achieve your goals through personal effort, and rarely through favors, being somewhat of a loner when it comes to the pursuit of professional goals, and this trait may be emphasized now. There can be a business peak in the coming weeks for many of you. Today brings easy energy for work, but not especially high energy levels.
The Sun is currently transiting your adventure sector, dear Taurus, where it will influence until January 20th. This brings your needs for life experience, learning, and excitement to the fore. You may be exposed to many new ideas and schools of thought, and your tolerance for others and their viewpoints is likely to expand greatly. You might often think in terms of how you can add to your life experience through travel or other forms of adventure-seeking, learning, and connecting. The routine elements of your life may blur in your mind’s eye now, so be sure not to skip over important basics. Today is strong for feeling in tune with others and with life itself. You are expressive and creative.
The Sun has just begun its transit of your intimacy sector, dear Gemini, and will continue to influence this area of your solar chart until January 20th. Your focus of attention is likely to be directed towards life’s mysteries or hidden elements during this cycle. You can be less spontaneous and more strategic now, so take advantage by doing more observing and planning. Dealing with intimacy matters and sharing or support can be in focus, and this can be material or emotional support, or both. Avoid the tendency to look so deeply into matters that you forget to come up for air! Today’s energies are especially strong for private matters and intimate relationships, including family. There is a retiring quality to your personality until tonight, when the Moon enters your sign and you crave an emotional connection with the world around you.
With the Sun now in your partnership sector until January 20th, dear Cancer, you’re in a good position to tap into relationship needs that you may never knew you had, or that you have put on the back burner in your life. Your powers of negotiation are enhanced, as you’re more inclined to see others’ perspectives and points of view. During this cycle, how you relate to others on a one-to-one basis will be in high focus. It’s a time for honoring your need for others, and for temporarily putting your personal agenda aside. This may not be the most energetic cycle of the year, but it’s a good one for bringing more balance to your life. Today is particularly strong for communications, especially with friends and networks.
The Sun has just begun spotlighting your work, health, and daily routine sector, dear Leo, where it will continue to influence until January 20th. This is a time for taking charge of your daily affairs, work, and health. It’s a strong cycle for improving your self-care habits, as you are taking more pride in these things. Work is likely to be busy, but you are in control, so work it your way. Taking steps to improve your health, work relationships, and daily routines through better organization and focused attention is important now. Focus should be on tidying up and becoming more efficient. There is evenness to today that can be very pleasing, as well as an easy, pleasant focus on practical affairs.
The Sun is now transiting your solar fifth house, dear Virgo, and this is the sector of your solar chart that rules romance, entertainment, and pleasure. This cycle runs until January 20th and can be a time when your pursuit of pleasure is ardent, and your desire to express yourself creatively is strong. Romance can be in strong focus for some of you. You’re inclined to want to put a creative spin or personal stamp on most of what you do. Games, friendly competition, and creative outlets are all more important to you now, and your powers of attraction are enhanced. The child within can be released, for attention and play. Today, the Moon is in harmony with Jupiter in your sign, and this stimulates your love of fair play, as well as your desire to enjoy life more fully. A trip or small adventure may be in order.
The Sun is now transiting the sector of home and family in your solar chart, dear Libra, putting a strong emphasis on your personal life. This cycle lasts until January 20th and directs your attention to matters revolving around family, your heart, security, safety, belongingness, and your basic support system. Your more worldly ambitions may be on the back burner temporarily. You are seeking sustenance and perhaps extra reassurance. You’ll do especially well during this cycle if you pay more attention to the place and the people that you call home. You have the chance to strengthen ties and to build your inner well. Family traditions hold more meaning for you during this cycle. Today, emotions run a little more deeply, and you’re inclined to notice the hidden or subtle elements of your life more sharply.
The Sun is now transiting your communications sector, dear Scorpio, and will influence this area of your solar chart until January 20th. During this cycle, you may spend more time socializing or moving from one activity to the next than making serious headway in any one particular subject or project. However, it’s a great time for making contact and expressing yourself, as well as for learning a variety of new things. Your interests are especially varied right now, your attention is often divided, and your curiosity is piqued. It’s a great time for considering new ideas and finding new mental interests. If there are ways to improve your communications systems, you’re more likely to find them during this cycle. Today is particularly good for connecting with friends or a partner, and finding common ground.
The Sun is now transiting your solar second house, dear Sagittarius, until January 20th. This is a building phase – a time when your energy and possibly self-worth is more heavily invested in practical matters, stability, and money-making capacity. Your ability to provide for yourself is highlighted now, and you can be quite motivated to build your resources and to provide for yourself and dependents if applicable. Security is a driving force for you right now. Pour extra energy into your work and your finances, and you might just be able to take your ideas to the bank. You are spirited and positive today, willing to invest time and energy into putting things into order. You’re likely to feel more sociable by tonight, when the Moon moves into your partnership sector.
With the Sun transiting your sign until January 20th, dear Capricorn, the emphasis now is on readying yourself for a rewarding year ahead. It’s your personal new year and the desire to turn over a new leaf is as strong as the opportunities to do so. You are especially noticeable and your personal presence is big. You are likely to feel in charge of your life, more so than usual. It’s time to strengthen your drive, build your confidence, and improve the impression you make on others. This is a power period for you. Start the new year with a positive attitude. Today, with the Moon connecting to Jupiter, both in complementary signs and expressive sectors of your chart, you are particularly vibrant and creative.
You are in a yearly cycle of relative rest and reflection, dear Aquarius, with the Sun now in your solar twelfth house until January 20th. It’s time to heal, renew, and refresh your spirit, as well as to consider the elements of your past and present that you may want to leave behind in order to begin your personal new year fresh and strong. It’s a time of year for gathering your strength for busier times to come, and also for closing up projects, attitudes, or circumstances that have run their natural course. You are likely to take more time than usual to arrive at a decision, and this is quite natural now, as you need to get into deeper touch with yourself before jumping ahead. Today, some level of privacy and intimacy is especially rewarding.
The Sun is now transiting your solar eleventh house, dear Pisces, where it will stay until January 20th. This cycle is happy and goal-oriented. A lively agenda is promised, you’re attracting quite a bit of interest, and your energy for making contact with others increases. A stronger sense of community is with you during this cycle, and you may find that your best work or thinking is done with a group or in a team. You are stimulated by all that is unconventional at this time, and your plans are especially original and progressive now. You may be coming up with new ideas, hopes, and wishes that you will later act upon. You may be especially interested in contributing to a worthy cause. Today, you are cooperative and communicative. One-on-one conversations can be rewarding and possibly inspiring.
You are exceptionally magnetic, possess a flair for the dramatic, and generally like being at the center of attention. Your charisma is unmistakable, and is one of the ingredients in your recipe for success; the other main ingredients are your determination and talent. You are particularly suited to an acting or teaching position–one that plays up your wonderful ability to inspire others. You remember every little detail about people, and this is very charming! You are a success-oriented person who others often consider to be quite fortunate.
Famous people born today: Ray Romano, Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evert, Kiefer Sutherland, Phil Donahue, Frank Zappa.
There can be helpful conversations today, dear Aries, particularly related to life direction, business, and strategies for moving forward. You can use the insight you gain now to break free of past restrictions. Interactions tend to be healthy today, as people in general are more receptive and willing to listen and learn from others. Your own wisdom and experience can be applied to practical matters quite successfully today. Your ability to provide for others is a focus today, and you could be feeling a stronger need to attend to your valuables or to get your money and possessions into better order.
You are in a very good position when it comes to your relationships with others today, dear Taurus, and with yourself. Loyalty, love, and contentment figure strongly now, particularly if you give these things to a special someone. You may be revealing hidden parts of you to someone. It’s a strong time to discuss issues related to a bond, intimacy, and even core belief systems. There is a chance to heal hurt feelings. Emotional blocks can loosen. The Moon is in your sign all day, pulling up feelings and needs that you may not have acknowledged fully until now.
Good energy is with you today for communications, powers of negotiation, and solving a mystery, dear Gemini. Use intense energy to push forward a creative project. Fortunately, your instincts are good right now and following them can take you to important places. You are more attractive than usual today, and part of your charm involves your ability to hone in on exactly what a person is looking for and for seeing through the layers. It’s a strong time for quiet, humble personal magnetism. Others more readily place their faith in you. You can break ground on an intimacy issue or private matter. Seek out activities that calm nerves today.
The day can be strong for sensitive and even healing conversations, dear Cancer, and for finding truly workable solutions to problems now. There is a stronger need to exchange ideas with someone, and you may be turning to a significant other for inspiration. Your idealism in relationships is stimulated now. You could be making plans for activities with family quite successfully, and there can be informative discussions or rousing debates. Your listening skills come in especially handy today.
Today is potentially excellent for idea sharing or having important conversations, dear Leo. You may be able to break through usual barriers in your interactions, and learn something meaningful about a partner or yourself. There is willingness to recognize past mistakes and to take the lesson from them in order to move forward and grow. Problem solving skills are sharp now, particularly when it comes to work, health methods, and alternative healing therapies. You are hungry for new ideas and/or technologies that stimulate your interest in the work you do and with regards to your self-care methods.
Sensitive, soothing conversation can lead to repairing and improving a relationship today, dear Virgo. You are coming across well and getting to the heart of a matter. Plans can come together in almost magical way now, and your own attitude and words can be healing. Others are seeing you in a positive light, and a romantic bond can be enhanced or a connection can move up to a new level. It can be a good day for doing something new and different, for listening to and considering a perspective that is quite different than yours, and for throwing yourself into a creative project. You may be attracting people into your life, or attracted to people, who have unusual ideas and opinions, or alternative lifestyles.
This is a good day for winding down but staying active with soothing, constructive activities, dear Libra. Tonight, you move into a month-long cycle that puts emphasis on family and personal or home life. Today, there is good energy for interactions with family and loved ones, as well as for organizing home and work affairs. This is a time for getting away from the world and its demands and into your own mind or throwing yourself into discussions with people closest to you. Problem solving skills are tremendous now, and conversations can be especially open and accepting.
There is soothing energy with you today, dear Scorpio, particularly with partnerships, one on one conversations, and communications. Interactions can lead to some level of healing. You are concerning yourself with the feelings and needs of others today, more than usual. You can be pleasantly busy, eager to take on new projects and interests or to advance current ones. You are hungry for ideas and knowledge. The power of your words is strong today, and expressing yourself and listening to others attentively can be very helpful. It’s a good day for intimacy. It’s a good day for expressing your ideas creatively and for bonding by sharing the power with a friend or partner.
This is a good day for communicating with people you care about in sensitive ways, dear Sagittarius, as it’s a time when we’re more open to new ways of thinking. An issue surrounding values, money, or questions of ownership might become clearer now. Communications are more effective today because they are working on more than the literal level. Emotional and spiritual layers add more meaning to conversations. The day is also strong for getting things done, daily affairs, routines, and organizing your life in small yet significant ways.
There is wisdom in your words today, dear Capricorn. It’s a good time to smooth over differences through encouraging communications and gestures. Mercury and Pallas are moving towards an alignment in your sign, stimulating your desire to learn, share, and shine intellectually. This can be a fabulous time for new ideas that are unique, inventive, and exciting. This might also be a strong time for solving a problem or putting a project together. You are seeing patterns more clearly. Your creative, playful, and affectionate side is strongly stimulated now as well, and personal appeal is highlighted.
This is a good day to talk through a problem or dilemma, dear Aquarius, and to feel that you have more emotional tools available to deal with life’s ups and downs. You are more willing than usual to learn from past mistakes and move on. Humble confidence is important now, and truly pushes things forward. There can be some level of relief and possibly a chance to heal from speaking about a matter that has been private and weighing on your mind. This is a good time in your life for looking into spiritual or alternative healing methods, to explore a mystery, or to make sense of your own spiritual beliefs or a sense of purpose and higher meaning in your life.
This can be a good day for connecting with interesting people and ideas, dear Pisces. You can be hungry for information that feeds your imagination. Your mind is open and ready to take in, learn, and feel inspired. You are communicating with warmth and confidence, encouraging others to be themselves. There may be new technology that helps you to advance a project or connect to others that comes into your life now. Your originality is appreciated today. You may be putting your faith in a partner or close friend with nice results.
Emotions will run high this week but there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy romantic pleasures! On Thursday Venus and Jupiter will be at a friendly sextile to one another. When the two luckiest planets in Astrology are happy together, love and happiness flows. Since this aspect falls on Christmas Eve, you might really go overboard and spoil your sweetie with an indulgent gift. Either way, expect to feel the love. A Full Moon in Cancer on Friday adds to the sentimentality. Enjoy!
Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19
While you might feel as if you have to work extra hard this week, you won’t mind one bit. In fact, you’ll be in the mood to give until it hurts! Expect to feel extra generous with your lover and to feel completely appreciated by him or her in return. On Thursday or Friday it’s possible that you and your sweetheart will enjoy a family gathering together that will bring you closer together. Holiday spirit and a sense of family will run high for both of you.
Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20
This week, you’re certainly in the mood for love! A gorgeous link between love planet Venus (now in your partnership sector) to expansive Jupiter (now in your romance sector) will support you and your lover experiencing great joy and fulfillment together. On Friday it’s possible that you’ll have an emotionally heartwarming conversation about your feelings for each other. You might even feel as if a dream has come true. If so, your love life is sure to be part of that equation.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20
This week, your love life will somehow tie into your work and/or family life. If you’re dating a coworker it’s possible that you’ll decide to bring him or her home to meet the family. Lucky for you, it appears that your entire clan will adore your sweetie! Then on Friday, if you’re in a committed relationship it’s possible that you and your mate will have an emotional conversation about how you’re using your talents. He or she might be instrumental in helping you see what you’re really worth.
Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22
Emotional fulfillment can be yours this week. A dazzling link between Venus and Jupiter will help you talk to you sweetheart about anything and everything. In fact, you might have so much to discuss that you’re up until the wee hours of the morning! Whatever conversations you share will surely leave you feeling happier than ever about the state of your love life. Then, a Full Moon in your sign on Friday will continue to support you as you wear your heart on your sleeve.
Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22
Jupiter, the ruler of your romance sector, will be in a very happy place this week. On Thursday he’ll be at a perfect angle to Venus, the planet of love. As a result, it appears that you and your sweetheart will have an extra special opportunity to enjoy time together in the comfort of your home. It’s also possible that you’ll spend time with extended family together, enjoying the moments tremendously. You’ll feel appreciated and validated by the one you love. Beautiful!
Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22
With Jupiter, the planet of luck and blessings, moving through your sign until September of 2016, you’re surely in an enviable position. In many ways, you’ve won the cosmic jackpot and are likely enjoying incredible opportunity and joy. This certainly translates to your love life and can improve all of your relationships. On Thursday you and your sweetie may have a game-changing conversation that is sure to bring you closer. This week, love truly is grand.
Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22
Your partner might be just the right person to help you get out of your comfort zone and show the world what you’re truly made of. This week, it’s possible that he or she will be quite encouraging, boosting your confidence to share multiple talents you have that you typically keep behind closed doors. Your sweetheart will be like your personal cheerleader, dazzled by your abilities and supporting you completely as you decide what to do with them. Wonderful!
Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21
Your lover might be instrumental this week in helping you materialize one of your long held aspirations. He or she may provide financial support, introduce you to a key person to help further your goal, or simply be the unwavering source of support you need to keep believing in yourself. Whatever the details, you’ll know for certain that your sweetheart is always in your corner. On Friday the two of you may deepen your spiritual bond. You’ll feel that soul mate connection deeply.
Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21
There will be an emphasis for you this week on shared resources. If you’re married or in a committed relationship, you and your partner might spend time figuring out a plan to tackle shared debt. Or, you might be ready to make a joint investment — quite possibly with real estate. Alternatively, you and your spouse may decide it’s time to create a will together in order to ensure your family’s financial future. You’ll be glad you did.
Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19
You might enjoy amazing social fun this week with your sweetheart. Perhaps the two of you will dance the night away at several holiday parties or other gatherings with friends. Whatever the case, your horizons as a couple will expand thanks to friends. Then on Friday, a Full Moon in your relationship sector will highlight the deep emotional connection you share with your mate. Feelings are not always comfortable for you to express, but thanks to your partner, you feel safe enough to try.
Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18
Your partner might use his or her money to help you in a new business endeavor. If so, by Thursday you’ll know the extent of what your mate can do to help. Another possibility is that you will get the green light from your partner to move forward in a career transition without financial stress. He or she may be more than willing to handle expenses until you are in a happier professional position. Don’t worry; job fulfillment is closer than you think. Expect happy news by Friday.
Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20
If you’re in a relationship, you and your partner might take a trip abroad this week, or plan for one. Although this vacation may be pricey, the two of you will decide that it’s completely worth it. Another possibility is that you’ll decide to take a class together in order to learn more about a religion, philosophy, or language you’re both interested in. If single, Friday’s Full Moon could bring romantic opportunity your way. You’ll look for a true emotional connection with someone; lucky for you, it’ll be easy to find.
The Balance of the Elements & the Signs for Monday, December 21
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
Ah finally, a week to smile about! That’s right, get ready to spread that holiday cheer! Check it out…
Monday, December 21: Sun enters Capricorn; Winter Solstice
First on Monday, the Sun will move into Capricorn. This will help you shine a light of attention on whatever it is in your life that you need to spend more disciplined energy on. Take responsibility for whatever area of life Capricorn happens to fall in your chart and you’ll surely reap the rewards. Not sure where to focus? With Capricorn, you can’t go wrong assessing your life goals and making a plan to help you get there. Go for it!
Thursday, December 24: Venus in Scorpio sextile Jupiter
Then, on Thursday (Christmas Eve), Venus will be at a lovely sextile to Jupiter. This is the ultimate Santa Claus aspect! Jupiter is the planet of gifts, blessings, and abundance, and Venus rules love, money, aesthetics, and social harmony. As a result you can anticipate giving and receiving the perfect holiday gifts this year. In addition, you and your sweetheart will feel especially connected romantically as you share the holiday spirit.
Friday, December 25: Full Moon in Cancer; Mercury trine Jupiter; Uranus Direct
Making this week even more perfect is the Full Moon in Cancer on Christmas Day. This Full Moon beautifully connects to inspirational Neptune, allowing you to feel completely fulfilled and at peace with your family connections this holiday season. On the same day, Mercury will trine Jupiter, allowing perfect communication flow. Finally, Uranus stations direct. This will offer just enough stimulation to provide at least one unexpected situation for the whole family to laugh at for years to come!
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The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
This energy challenges you to expand your mind or consciousness in a way, pushing you to think differently and respond to information in new ways. Uranus brings sudden ah-ha moments, personal awareness and radical new ideas, which is great for you adventurous souls who thrive on change and new ideas. However, if you are personally attached to your routine and things ‘going as planned’, then this energy can cause aggravation and tax your nervous system because things will seem sudden (even though it is more likely that they have already been brewing under the surface for some time now). You will have to adjust and be more open and mentally flexible than usual. You may not be able to control the excessive mental activity or information overload coming in, but hopefully you can direct it a bit (activate or clean your personal filters) or take some time in nature to process it at your own pace and clear your head. This can be a very inspiring and creative time, so try to tune into that, while keeping in mind that anything you begin or get into, may require a review later so you can check over the details of your revelations (or creations). You’re just cracking the surface, this is all about the revelation or awakening, you will eventually have to figure out the logistics or effective actions necessary to bring your ideas into form.
This energy expands your relationships, personal or professional, allowing you to gain traction in expressing the Highest vibration of this Union possible. In personal relationships, things are sociable, light & fun. In professional or public relationships, things can go more smoothly as folks are more relaxed and easy-going, upbeat and open to exchanging ideas & concepts. This energy activates our innate optimism and natural positive thinking, so it is a good time to look into expanding your knowledge base in some way that makes you more valuable to the team. You’ll have the connection to your instincts and confidence with others that is a winning combination!
This energy is great for expanding your mind, learning something new or taking a class. It’s time to plan for the future and start getting organized. However, you may feel less disciplined and more creative, which is fine in the beginning, but eventually focus & discipline will have to be engaged to ground your new ideas, thoughts or concepts. You have to ask your Self, ‘How bad do you want it?’ If you are self-aware, awake & alert, you will be able to see (and seize) the opportunities as they present themselves. It may ‘appear’ to be luck, but it’s really more that you were present & positive, and ultimately, trusted & followed your instincts than anything else. Being optimistic & looking for opportunity in every experience will magnetize the positive and naturally repel the negative, leading right where you want to be! Take advantage of this good energy to connect to whatever it is you are trying to create in your life at this time.