12/8 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~square~ Neptune (illusions & delusions):
This activation can cause some self-doubt, self-delusion and an overall confusion that seems to be sourced within or, at least, self-directed. It’s only temporary, this is just the Universe’s way of slowing you down so you can see where your goals may have been unrealistic or based on flights of fancy. If your energy is low and you’re feeling challenged to see the bright side of things, it is better to just time-out, rest & replenish (if possible) and most of all, do not initiate any grand plans as you are not really seeing things as they truly are at this time. Luckily, this is a pretty short-lived activation.
12/8 ~ Venus (essence & natural beauty) ~sextile~ Neptune (consciousness & vision):
This energy connects your true values & priorities to the planet of dreams, mysticism & other dimensions (Neptune). You have an opportunity to gain some traction on making your vision tangible just by connecting to the essence you want to experience. Feel the feeling and that will lead to the physical manifestation. This energy helps you believe in what is possible and supports any artistic expression or active practice, such as vision boards, affirmations etc, anything that helps you hone the actual vision. Steps & strategies are for other planets, Venus only cares about the essence of nature & love and Neptune is definitely not who you’d work with for ‘steps/strategies’ ; -) Tune in to the natural beauty around you and suspend any usual inner dialogue for a day or two (as soon as you can) so you can connect to some inspiration guided by your own Heart & Soul (from the inside-out).
12/9 ~ Mercury Enters SAG:
Woo-hoo! We’re out of the Zone! Also, the beauty of it moving through Sag now until Dec 28th, is that it will totally support you processing & assessing the past year so you can prepare for 2020 better! I love it! You are supported to believe something completely NEW and dream a little BIGGER than you usually allow yourself to dream. Expand the vision, for your Self, for your life and for the planet.
12/11 ~ Venus (values & priorities) ~conjunct~ Saturn (responsibility & structure): 3 of 3 times in Capricorn:
(12.25.2017 ~ 2.18.2019 ~ 12.11.2019)
This is a powerful initiation, when you can infuse your current reality with more beauty & true value, as well as anchor a renewed sense of your own Inner Authority. This is your life, and it is way too short to be living someone else’s values or priorities. This energy supports you entirely, for renewing your commitment & dedication to that which is most important to your Heart & SoulSelf. Saturn lends fortitude, strength & resolve to the current process of pruning the non-essential, plugging energy-leaks and protecting what you love. If you define what you truly love & value, (re)commit and channel this considerable power & energy, then you will find that all you need, desire & deserve can manifest, take root & grow ~ with ease, grace & beauty! Venus rules our relationships, often a Saturn contact pushes us to face the reality, and renegotiate the relationship so that both parties can commit with integrity, and at a new level where everyone knows their roles & responsibilities.
*Saturn in Capricorn (2018-2020) gives support for stabilizing the fundamentals in your life: home/work or personal/professional and self/other or individual/relationship. Saturn rules Capricorn and is strongest in this placement. It has been traveling through your Capricorn House, integrating balance in your Cancer House and testing your Aries/Libra Houses to grow – out of comfort zone and into new territory. Last time we got a Reality Check like this one was the late-1980’s so this is a potent time to let go of anything unstable and all used up so you can create a whole new foundation for living. Saturn rewards hard work, dedication and being responsible for your Self and all that you contribute to the planet and even moreso in its home sign, like now. Take advantage of this couple of years to take a serious look at your personal values & priorities and how they contribute to the greater whole, for better or worse.
12/11 ~ JOIN US TONIGHT!! for 12:12 Portal Live Circle & Ceremony
I am so excited about this month’s ceremonial work! I love when our Circles get together, which we do several times a year. The 12:12 Portal is very special and we have gathered around it for years! I hope you will consider joining us and if you can’t but want the audio replay, simply Register HERE.
Shanta says, “When your heart is open and there is a willingness to receive, the connection to your new thymus chakra becomes activated at the 12:12. This center receives divinity and awakens Divine Love in the sacred chalice of your High Heart. This empowerment becomes anchored in your body to accelerate your evolutionary process on the Solstice 12:21. When there is no resistance, you can open to this Grace-filled presence and spark the Divinity in every cell of your being. You are encouraged to take 12 minutes at the 12:00 hour on the day of December 12 to invite the golden light of Christ Consciousness to enter into your heart.”
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12/12 ~ GEMINI Full Moon:
Sag-time always launches the research & development process of the year, during November & December). This is when you reflect on the last year of your life and determine what it all really “means”.
Sag energy (New Moon=11/26) helps you intuit deeper meaning and develop a Story & Belief System that you, personally, can live with integrity. This is when we plant seeds of living a more authentic, vital & honest life. It is also the time when I give everyone permission to dream BIG – stretch beyond your normal limitations and expand the vision for your life.
Pisces energy (First Qtr Moon=12/4) helps you process what’s going on in your life through the filter of the emotions & intuitions that you are feeling at this time. You may ask questions that help you discern what’s really happening versus what you see through any kind of rose-colored glasses. First Qtr brings the first step on our New Moon intentions so in this case, you should follow your intuition because Spirit’s communication is always more subtle than literal. So I also recommend prayer, reverence in Nature, intentional solitude to hear the Angels & Ancestors wanting to speak to and through you at this time.
Gemini energy (Full Moon=12/12) helps you process the facts & information revealed. This is good for reviewing options, opportunities & other ways to decide on the best “way” for you personally. The Full Moon always illuminates an area in need of attention. Sometimes with Gemini it is simply making up our mind and making a decision or getting congruent instead of being pulled in too many directions.
Virgo energy (Last Qtr Moon=12/18) helps you sort, sift, release & integrate what is REAL for you personally and what is real for your body & daily reality that you have to navigate on a regular basis, in real time. We’re still processing, but not the “idea” of what’s happening in your life at this time, but more like how much your physical body and nervous system etc can actually handle and process in a 24-hour period.
Ultimately, after all that processing, we can then go forward and make better decisions based on what we believe to be true or possible – for ourselves or each other. That will help you really get the MOST out of this year’s extra potent Capricorn energy. Remember, Jupiter just got there to shower us with a year’s worth of blessings & expansion in our Capricorn departments! I love the way Saturn & Pluto helped us dig up in what needs renewal on every single level, and now Jupiter is coming through to inspire the new vision for a new foundation that we’ve only dreamed was possible … until now!
We are on the other side of deep, sometimes dark but always creative Scorpio, and we must sort through to see what ‘buried treasure‘ has come back up to the surface of our conscious awareness. If I remember correctly, the only way to even get diamonds is to blast a volcano or opening in the Earth and hope the chunks of rock that fly out from the core, are diamonds. My point is – the STRONGEST/BEST part of us is deep within and only through rare and often intense processes do we get to bring it out and share it with the world in a way that enriches everyone.
This Gemini Full Moon (12/12) supports a major data-dump! We are releasing a DECADE of old thinking, old ideas, old paradigms, old thought patterns and most of all, old ways of *communicating* ~ on multiple levels. It is a delicious opportunity to change your thinking in a fundamental way, which will shift the Path you are on. As we release debilitating mental patterns with this Full Moon, we move to the Virgo Last Qtr Moon (12/18), and we get to work on the acceptance of whatever is not working. Let go and trust! that you are creating a cleaner space for a more efficient aspect of your Being to emerge. If it doesn’t serve some kind of actual function, it has to go, which clears space for something more useful & relevant to support you in real time.
Theoretically, you used the Sag New Moon (11/26) to initiate your New Truth & Story, or at least do the outline (it’s definitely not too late to set some intentions right now ; -))
Mercury is finally out of the Retrograde Zone and has moved into Sagittarius (Dec 9-28), so that should help too, help acknowledge that which is no longer true and bless it for supporting you when it was. Look around for ways to expand your consciousness and learn something completely new and get excited about it. Let’s not look at learning how to live at this higher frequency as drudgery but as the Garden it really is. The work that goes in to creating and sustaining a garden is hard, but totally worth it too! You get to experience both food & beauty, that IS wealth, my friends.
It is also the month of gratitude, both for the various cultural celebrations and because we get to count our blessings and contemplate how very wealthy we are. We are doubly-blessed as Jupiter has just spent a whole year in its home Sign of Sag and has moved into Capricorn (12/2) for a once-in-12-year stretch! What do you remember about your consciousness expanding and a new Truth & Story emerging to change your world back in 2007-2008-2009? What was true then, that is not true now? What is true now, that was not true back then? Jupiter is a benefactor and is known for bringing blessings. The Shadow Nature of Jupiter is to making things bigger, being too focused on the ‘big picture’ that you miss crucial details right under your nose and believing things that may not actually be true. It’s the ‘when they seem too good to be true, they usually are’ kind of energy.
Additionally, this is a great lunation to set intentions for your Gemini/Sag departments of life (House in your chart) because 6-months from now, we begin another eclipse cycle here which means change is on its way either way so you may as well co-create with the energies available. I suggest some meditation on your dream or vision for your life. What have you learned in the last 3-6-9-12-years that you can apply now to support yourself and your community, going forward?
We have crossed a bridge that has disintegrated behind us ~ we didn’t burn it, there is nothing ‘bad’ back there, there is actually nothing back there at all. So this is the time to focus forward and really decide what the Story of your life is saying to your friends, family, community and the Universe. There are so many planetary alignments & global cycles during this time, anything you can do on your personal/individual level is, without a doubt, contributing to the larger story of Mother Earth but even more importantly, Her evolution is contributing to how your life story unfolds. This lunation supports changing our individual *Conceptions & Perceptions* in radical ways. What are you *Conceiving & Perceiving*? It is an incredible time to be awake, alive & participating!
12/12 ~ Chiron Direct in ARIES:
Last year, Chiron took its last dip into Pisces for 50-years so for those of you born 1960-1968, you have now completed a very deep healing process, while those born 1968-1977 are being initiated right now. This 2019 retrograde is its first full retrograde in Aries and so we have all been put on notice, especially those with this placement. We can all consciously honor the healing, education & personal transformation that Chiron facilitates. Pisces taught us about sensitivity & boundary issues, being a spirit in human form. Now, in Aries, we are opening up to the new directive of self-healing, self-assembling & self-mastery going forward. Chiron is best known as the Wounded Healer, the aspect of Self that came in with a wound to address this lifetime and in your chart, it represents your *Healing & Educational Path* – it is all that you learn on the journey to wholeness & integration and the healing & education that results from that journey. As it goes Direct today, this 5-month period should have revealed where you’re at in your own process of evolution. This whole year has been deeply supported for a personal inventory or inner review. You have to be willing to face the fears & hurts, accept the losses & defeats, and then get up, dust yourself off & try again. Chiron can help guide this process. It’s time to be brave & pioneering (clearly, the old ways no longer work), it’s time to follow our instincts (though first we may have to connect to them properly), it’s time to face challenges head-on, and remember that though we have to do for Self (be self-sufficient & self-contained), we do not have to do it alone. So this time is really going to support the evolution of the individual within the context of the community or their relationships. It is all connected, if one evolves (Self), the other (Relationship) has to evolve too (or dissolve & go away).
12/13 ~ Mars (desires & actions) ~trine~ Neptune (dreams & visions):
This energy is good for spiritual exploration, digging deeper into your place in the Cosmos and in relation to others. Your energy is best turned inward, as you find just how much who you are and what you want has actually changed over recent years and using this energy to infuse more depth into your heart’s desires. By infusing your dreams & visions for your Self, you naturally bless Others & the Universe. You may feel inclined to help others, but always balance that drive with some objectivity (are those you’re helping just as dedicated as you are to the common cause?) This is a very laid back energy that allows you time to take effective action on behalf of your dreams and spiritual growth, more than outward action or specific steps. Enjoy it!
12/13 ~ Venus (love, finances & relationships) ~conjunct~ Pluto (purification & transformation):
This is an initiation and an energy that supports a brand new beginning in your personal life. Some aspect of your values & priorities has shifted or run its natural course and this is a time to move in a completely new direction, even if it only feels like moving to your own next level (with love, finances or relationships). Pluto adds intensity to the mix, for better or worse, but also grants rare access to profound levels of connection within and with those you are in alignment with on a Soul-level. This is the ultimate support for the power of love to transform ALL. Because your values and priorities are changing, relationships must also undergo a similar adjustment (when you change, everyone around you changes or goes away). Beware of value differences that can cause power struggles which are not productive, that’s ego distracting you from the opportunity to release some dead weight and move into the new with more ease & grace. Try to create circumstances that are win/win and mutually beneficial, this will allow the relationship to evolve, rather than devolve or revolve back into the new cycle and thus, repeating a negative pattern.
Upcoming Events I’m doing that I want to Share with YOU!
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Shanta’s hosting her quarterly Anustan Dec 7-13. An Anusthan is a dedicated spiritual practice that we do as a group for a specific period of time. It is a practice she learned from her guru in 1978. Each day for seven days, we will each sit in our personal sacred space and raise our frequencies through our spiritual practice of prayers & mantras as a group. Each day you will also receive a beautiful channeled message from Archangel Gabriel (who famously revealed a special message to Mary, and continues that practice with us). Shanta also gives you an update about how her Anusthan is going and shares any comments and photos from the group. It makes it very special when we see the altars and messages from people all over the world! Information about creating sacred space and an altar for your spiritual practice is provided in the e-book that she created for this practice. As a group Anusthan, our intention is for us to do a spiritual practice together that is dedicated to Peace on Earth and Good Will within All Beings.
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Also ~ Calling the Hearth Keepers! It’s that time of year again — soul tending for the magick makers this holiday season. The Soulful Solstice Divination Circle for Yule is now open! Join my SouLodge Sista, certified Earth Medicine Practitioner, Erin Duffy Osswald, for twelve intentional days gathering messages for each month of 2020, a practice inspired by the tradition of “Omen Days“. Enjoy rich content on the Soulful Solstice website instructing you how to deepen into your spiritual practice during “the longest nights.” Soulful Solstice is meant to support and nourish you through the winter holidays. Kindle the magick of the season at your hearth and in your own heart with us in 2019!
Participants will Receive:
– Two Daily eMails with Journal Prompts & Dream Seeds
– More Magickal Correspondences to Help Guide You
……as You Open to Receiving Signs from Your Helping Spirits
– Daily Guided Meditations to Help You Synthesize the Messages
– WED Teleconferences Dec 11th & 18th during the Circle
– Invitation to LIVE Winter Solstice Ritual on 12.21.2019
For More Details ~ Visit SoulfulSolstice.com
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