I hope you will all agree that Zooey has truly offered us something very special this months! Hugs, ~Jean
Yuletide is a very special time for Witches as it signals the return
of the Light. We know that the seeds we planted in the fall are starting
to stir in Mother Earth’s womb and will be ready for first harvest in
the spring. It is symbolized in the Yuletide log that always has a
single, growing branch to remind us that new life comes from the death
of the old year.
Capricorn contains many of these life and death mysteries and,
indeed, guards the way for the soul traveler. It is not surprising to me
that one finds this sign placed here in Western Astrology as a winter
sign as Capricorn is the keeper of the community granary. This sign
takes it upon itself to fairly share resources for the best outcome of
all at a time when things become sparse, and it’s here we learn the
value of the village over our own personal concerns.
The Heroine’s journey is about far more than facing our dark side,
getting in touch with the Goddess within, and becoming enlightened; it’s
about helping others do the same. Capricorn is here to remind us of
that community obligation. Yuletide is a time for caring for each other,
having empathy, and celebrating the return of longer daylight hours—not
receiving gifts, stuffing our faces, and drinking ourselves into a
coma. Christmas commercialism and self-indulgence is a Khazarian
Illuminist’s magic trick to get us to become disjointed from the natural
world and do everything against the grain of Gaia’s rhythms.
Conditioning people through corrupt spiritual traditions to gorge on
food at a time when nature counsels us to be frugal is a good example of
the malice this group of ancient sorcerers have been directing at us
If we want to understand the true nature of this winter’s Festival of
Light then we need to look no further than Capricorn. It’s about making
sure that everyone gets through a tough time of year, sharing our food
and goodwill, being with our friends and family, celebrating our
communities, reflecting on the past year, and bearing a light for a
better year to come for everyone.
~Mars enters Aquarius~
Mars enters Aquarius on Christmas Day and all our thoughts on getting
our world in order will get a big boost from the volcanic energy of
Mars. This is a very beneficial planetary aspect as Mars (Fire) and
Aquarius (Air) go well together. The driven, passionate energy of Mars
will feed the lofty, thoughtful currents of Aquarius’ social vision.
I would say that our life ambition (and our sexuality) will
experience some liberation but that doesn’t quite cut it as it has more
to do with seeing that everyone’s dreams have a place, too. Mars in
Aquarius changes the focus from a dog-eat-dog world to a dog-help-dog
world. Or, at least a world where dogs stop marking their territory and
get on with sharing their bones.
~The Big Long Now~
Saturn and Pluto become exactly sextile the day after Christmas.
Sextile (when two planets are 60o apart from each other) is one of those
witchy terms that confuses a lot of newcomers and yet almost everyone
intuitively understands the trine aspect (120o apart) as harmonious.
Well, basically, when two planets are sextile to each other, this
sympathetic effect is similar but much stronger. Saturn and Pluto will
not only be enjoying a harmonious relationship but will benefit from
each other’s strengths, as well.
These two transgenerational planets began a dance on December 9th
that won’t conclude until March 25th. I am calling this planetary
aspect, “the big, long now”, as Earth-folk will begin to pause in a
collective breath for the next few months. The people who see the
significance of these two dates in conspiracy circles—December 21st,
2012 and March 23rd, 2013—will surely see how neatly this
Pluto-Saturnian waltz fits into those dates. Especially when we
understand that the cusps for these two planets can take quite awhile to
come into exact alignment.
As I see it from my crystal ball, the world will begin to shift in
terms of consciousness from a Me-centered point of view to a We-centered
view. We are reaching positive-consciousness critical mass, or, the
so-called 100th monkey (well, I believe that will happen over the
winter, but, as I just mentioned, we are “in the cusp” of it now).
From now until the end of March we enter a zen-like state as the
human race births a new mindset. People will begin to turn within,
contemplate themselves—where they have been, where they are going, where
they are now—and begin to see the human race as a family and not a
Many of us have already started to see this and have even labeled it:
unity consciousness. I love that term. I even made it the focus of my
website. But, we all know that those two words are simply not big enough
to cover what we are feeling inside as the human race comes together.
For those of us having UFO encounters *raises hand* the coming together
of the galactic community, too.
This is why I call it the big, long now. It’s going to take some time
to integrate seven billion consciousnesses, not to mention the plethora
of organic and inorganic life on this planet. The only way to
accomplish such a huge task in such a short period of time is to stop
thinking altogether, to get our Zen on, and let our subconscious do a
lot of the connective work.
Saturn and Pluto are putting us in mind of all this inner-outer
metamorphosis and working with us to bring about a subtle and lasting
change. Pluto transforms anything it touches for its highest good, and
Saturn will not allow anything to continue in our lives once it has
outlived its usefulness. Just in time for the Mayan start date of the
next era of the world.
This winter will be a time of healing for many, many people. It will
be a time to connect with each other, find common ground again, and to
~Full Moon in Cancer~
A few days later, the Moon goes full in Cancer at 5:22am on December
28th. Since so many of us will be with family for the Christmas
holidays, it’s perfect as Cancer is the sign of the home. In fact, all
of the signs the Moon will go through over the holidays—Taurus, Gemini,
Cancer, and Leo—are all family-oriented signs. It’s very auspicious and I
believe it heralds a peaceful time spent with our loved ones. It may
even bring healing for those of us that have been separated from family
and friends due to misunderstandings.
I would encourage everyone to come together and celebrate the
Solstice this year. Try and let go of last year’s pain, forgive others
and ourselves, fill a glass with some holiday cheer, and kiss under the
mistletoe. I would especially focus on that last part. A full Moon in
Cancer will make it easier to relax, appreciate, and nurture our close
relationships, but it is us that holds the key to lasting peace in this
So, let’s get smoochy this winter!
~New Year’s Eve Transit~
There is an interesting planetary transit on New Year’s Eve. First of
all, Mercury enters Capricorn which will foster a very practical mind
and help us keep our best foot forward going into the new year, but
Mercury will also sextile Neptune in Pisces which will soften that
earthiness and bring in a spiritual quality, too. Also, Mars will
sextile Uranus in Aries, and a Sagittarian Venus will trine a Leo Moon.
Lots of stuff going on there but, in my opinion, it simply means it
will be a good night to get out, shake our booty, and dream of a better
year. Just be careful of over-indulgence with alcohol as a Leo Moon can
really bring out the feisty-ness in all of us. You don’t want to come
home with a fat lip; or worse, wake up with a stranger in your bed.
(Though, when that happened to me, I had a great time the next day.
Venus will be conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on January 16th and 17th
just as the Moon enters Aries. The Moon is looking for a new beginning
while Venus is letting go of the past and transforming Her own sense of
love. This will make it very easy to start moving on with our
Venus will also be sextile with Saturn in Scorpio adding a fresh
sexiness to our new era lives. For folks who have been alone (and
getting a bit tired of it), the middle of January will be a good time to
take your love-life in a new direction. However, try and keep in mind
that Venus is internally transforming and we need to act in accordance
if we are to find that special someone. In other words, look within to
find love without.
~Monthly Tarot Card Meditation~
The Tarot card meditation for the month is the twentieth key,
Judgement, as it signals spiritual maturity and a change in
consciousness. Now that we have gone through such painful, dark lessons
on this planet for millennia, we are waking up in mass numbers. This
card shows this dynamic in motion. It is a universal call, as well,
because the trumpeting of the angel depicted here come from the galactic
It’s a cosmic wake-up call. For those of us who are already awake, it
reminds us that we need to anchor love and light so that others will
find it easier to slough off the matrix and open their eyes to a new
The energies of the Judgement card show us that, though we not see it
all the time, we are all children of the Universe; and when Great
Mother beckons to us, it’s a good idea to pay attention to Her call.
~December 21st, 2012~
I saved this topic for last as it is so loaded it’s a miracle the
concept doesn’t implode under its own weight. You may have noticed that I
have avoided bringing it up beyond an occasional reference for the last
six months. Besides, I figured it would get plenty of airplay from
I believe the end of the Mayan calendar is not just a day, it is all
the years leading up to it, too. It’s the whole thing where we wake up
from history, not just the last few years, months, or days. I see so
many people putting so much emphasis on this one day waiting for a
massive world-change and I always think to myself, ‘Have you looked out
your window lately?’
We ARE going through a transformation. The poles are shifting 50
miles a year, intelligences levels are measurably rising, we are
rejecting tyrannical forms of government in huge numbers, animals are
evolving, world crime rates are dropping, people are uniting as one
family across borders and cultures—and it has been going on for a very
long time. Decades. Maybe even centuries.
I really hope folks around the globe are able to put their feet up
after the 21st of December comes and goes and enjoy the rest of the
~Song of the Month~
My song for the month is “Return to Innocence” by Enigma to remind us
that the famous date of December 21st, 2012 is not the end but the
beginning of the next chapter in the human tale.
Thanks to: http://jhaines6.wordpress.com