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“I am making my resolutions!”Monday December 31 – moon Meditation: “I am making myresolutions!”moon in Leo: It’s the last day of 2012 so I want to take a moment to thank everyone who hasbeen reading this site throughout the year and, most especially, those who have taken the timeto write to me.I am very grateful for the support, which as you can imagine makes my job even more enjoyablethan it already is! Which brings me nicely around to the subject of gratitude, which is somethingwe would all do well to reflect on as the year comes to a close. It’s very common to hear peoplesaying; “Oh I’ve had an AWFUL year, can’t wait for it to be over.” But if you don’t mind mesaying, that’s not really helpful.While I did not write the above I feel that totally!! Thank You all for your support!Astrology Today: Oracle for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012Posted on December 31, 2012 by Eric FrancisToday’s Oracle takes us to the Capricorn weekly for Dec. 30, 2003Identity is not a fixed entity. We live as though it were.It’s based on many factors, most particularly choice. But it rarely seems that way; we get up and 1/4
we are who we were yesterday, except that we’re not.Our feelings, thoughts, cellular structure and body chemistry are all a little different. So, too, isthe I we call me.Perhaps it would help if you could see the possibilities from which you may choose. At present,there is the politician. There is the wounded child. There is the servant. There is the wisecommunicator. And there is the healer.These personas will respond quite differently when they feel powerful or like victims, which isthe first and most important choice you can make along the way to deciding who you are. She who is centered in the Tao can go where she wishes without danger. She perceives the universal harmony, even amid great pain, because she has found peace in her heart. — Lao Tzu, Tao Te ChingSun conjunct Pluto — and Juno’s still speakingPosted on December 31, 2012 by Amanda PainterToday is New Year’s Eve — although, given what a big solstice we had this year and that wejust had a Full Moon on Friday, the turning over of the calendar from 2012 to 2013 may seemanticlimactic. Or, it would if we were not in the midst of a conjunction between the Sun and Plutoin Capricorn (exact yesterday). That is some strong energy pushing into our consciousness, andit is not alone.Simplified chart section showing the moment Mercury (green glyph with horns) ingressesCapricorn. It’s about to conjoin Juno (purple asterisk), which is square Uranus (blue ‘H’) inAries. The Sun’s conjunction to Pluto (red golf tee) in Capricorn is still very much in effecttoday.Speaking of pushing, Sun conjunct Pluto can feel as though forces beyond your control areconstraining or steering whatever strides you’ve been looking to make in the world. Especiallywhen it comes to any type of power, authority or recognition by others, a sense of conscious 2/4
control can be hard to come by.This could feel frustrating; how do you know when life is asking you to ‘put your shoulder intoit’ versus when doing so would be trying to push the proverbial river?Astrology is all about seeing the patterns and feeling the rhythms, but it can still be hard to gowith the flow; sometimes it can feel like all you’re doing is getting in your own way.That might be one reason why things like New Year’s Eve get so much attention. It may be aconstruct, but it’s visible, widely recognized and gives us the impression of an official, collective‘reset button’ that does not depend on the inner stillness and sensitivity asked of us byastrology.This month, however, the whole world had something akin to an ‘astrological moment’ with thesolstice — even if many missed the deeper messages, in particular the one delivered by theSun’s conjunction to Juno. Fittingly, as if she knew we might need to hear what she had to saymore than once in order to get with the program, Juno is part of today’s Astrology, too, as shestarts talking to the Uranus-Pluto square.While the Sun receives Pluto’s urgings, Juno in Capricorn is making a square to Uranus inAries. Juno-Uranus is exact today at 11:13 pm EDT; Juno will conjoin Pluto on Jan. 14. Thismeans that Juno’s messages about relationships, jealousy and social justice will be a drivingforce for a good couple of weeks.Between Juno’s starring role in the end of the 13th Mayan baktun on the solstice and her twoweeks of working with the Uranus-Pluto square — the defining aspect of our current era — it isclear that we have a full-scale transformation project on our hands with regard to all that sherepresents. And as with most astrology, the work begins within so that we may reap the benefitswith the others in our lives.Eric has written a couple of highly insightful articles on Juno’s role right now in the PlanetWaves subscriber issues recently. The Dec. 14 issue in particular included an investigation ofJuno’s discovery chart. In it, Eric was able to clearly articulate why Juno so often shows up inour personal lives as frustration, rage, a difficulty in stating our needs and desires, and a senseof restriction or injury from an authority figure.That is not all Juno is, not by any means. But in a society that does not model sanerelationships based on genuine devotion very well, that’s often the Juno that we get. And sheoften arrives with a lot of pain.Yet here we are today with Juno conjunct the cosmic light socket, Uranus — planet of surpriseawakenings. As noted by Sarah Taylor yesterday in the Weekend Tarot Reading, Fortune, evenwhen ultimately positive, can really throw us for a loop. Likewise, the surge of energy fromUranus, though it can wake us up to things we need to wake up to, can be pretty disorienting. It 3/4
can also remind us that we are organic, dynamic systems — and so are our relationships. There is something here in Juno’s interactions with the Uranus-Pluto square about being able to articulate our needs, and how we respond when someone close to us does so. Fittingly, Mercury (which enters Capricorn today just before 9:03 am EST) makes its own conjunction to Juno on Jan. 4. You can expect all of these issues to be in the forefront of your mind, and probably at the tip of your tongue. Stay mindful of whether you articulate your needs and desires with compassion or not (toward yourself as well as toward others), and whether that’s a struggle for you. Watch yourself when those close to you articulate theirs. Do you feel immediately compassionate, or threatened? Do you jump into ‘caretaker’ mode or ‘tough love’ or simply hold space? Eric remarked recently that if Juno articulates a group of shadow issues, then the light side of that must be articulated as a basic ethic in relationships that, whether mono or poly or whatever, is often disregarded as a matter of ‘convenience’. It’s not mere convenience. In fact, it may well determine even more than how the next year goes for you. Our individual abilities to deal with our rage and frustration (which is not always about someone else), to learn to communicate our feelings and desires directly (without use of manipulation or reverse psychology, by us or toward us), and the realization that not doing so has consequences may have more bearing on the health and evolution of humanity and this planet than we like to think. That’s a lot to shoulder if we let it push us out of our center. On the other hand, if we can stay grounded and willing to work with Juno honestly within ourselves, then “the more constructive attributes of Juno emerge, including a sane approach to relationships that is based on devotion rather than demands,” as Eric wrote a couple weeks ago. Here’s to a New Year. 4/4Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)