AstroForecast December 2002
All times Central Time Zone
The majestic Sun is traveling the sign of Sagittarius as the month of December begins. Angel Anael is the governing angel of the month of December and angel Adnachiel is the governing angel of the sign of Sagittarius. The positive expressions of the sign of the Archer are optimism, faith, growth, expansion, moral objectivity, ethical and principled behaviors, tolerance, healthy future-orientation and positive development of opportunities. Negative expressions include excess, over-indulgence, exaggeration, hypocrisy, self-righteousness, negative judgment, intolerance, arrogance and overboard tendencies.
Mars enters its ancient ruled sign of Scorpio December 1st at 8:26am for an approximate 45-day period. Investigations and intense research reap bountiful rewards. Speak softly and carry a big stick is a prevalent attitude with this planetary activity. “Take good care of what is yours, and do not wish for what is not yours; so nothing can prevent you from being happy” Epictetus. Sexuality draws attention whether favorably or unfavorably. Military secrecy can either be surreptitious or essential for maneuvers.
A Perigee Moon (closest approach of the Moon to Earth) symbolizing strong intense emotions can come easily to the conscious surface on Monday the 2nd. Issues of inadequacy can arise as well as strong concerns for safety and security. Clandestine affairs are exposed with merciless attitudes overtaking sound reason.
This same Monday is the opposition of Mercury to the Solar Eclipse chart of June 10, 2002 with an orientation to define and clarify international policy, trade negotiations especially tariffs and communications developments. Primary education, teaching staff concerns and textbooks along with associated class materials are also focused. Coordination of international diplomacy efforts is also emphasized.
The annual Sagittarius New Moon occurs Wednesday the 4th at 1:34am that launches the phase of the Moon oriented to new beginnings and new initiatives. This also happens to be a Solar Eclipse that will tend to have lingering effects that last a minimum of 6 months to 18 months total. Those individuals born the first week of December, June, March and September are quite sensitized to this eclipse. International financial affairs, multi-national banking transactions and global financial markets will be emphasized with this eclipse chart. The following areas are excellent for this lunation: recognizing, seizing and developing opportunities that provide growth and expansion, higher educational pursuits, travels and long-distance journeys, foreign languages, broadening experiences and perspectives, targeting future aspirations, goals, dreams and ideals as well as healthy tolerance. Angel Kyriel has rulership over this lunation so if you need a little angelic help and guidance invoke this angel by name! The Astro*Carto*Graphy Map of this eclipse sensitizes the following geographic areas: Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Morocco, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Finland, Central Japan especially Osaka, Melanesia and Wellington New Zealand. Keywords associated with this lunation are surrender ingrained prejudices and subjective, pre-mature foregone conclusions. Humility reorients the ego to sacrifice false pride and arrogance.
Jupiter station retrogrades on this day of the Sagittarius Solar Eclipse at 6:22am and will remain retrograde until it moves in forward motion on April 3, 2003. Strong associations with this Jupiter station will be the following: taxes, insurance, stock investments, underwriting companies, forensic research and applications, grants and scholarships, and mutual funds. The Astro*Carto*Graphy Map of this Jupiter station sensitizes the following geographic areas: San Diego, Los Angeles, Winnemucca Nevada, Pendleton Oregon, Spokane Washington, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Dublin Ireland, Belfast Northern Ireland, Edinburgh Scotland, the Scandinavian countries, Tokyo, Melanesia and Southern New Zealand. Keywords associated with this Jupiter station are creative multi-cultural exchanges and healthy ecumenical tolerance and diversity have tremendous potential to lower defensive posturing. Worldwide movements that address economic disparities and that help to improve Third World economies to enter the 21st century without the heavy ravages of excess polluting industrialization are ripe for development.
This same Wednesday is the Pre-Shadow Point of Pluto that refers to the degree position Pluto will hold when it turns direct in motion on August 28, 2003. This December date and the August 2003 may have correspondence to one another. Keywords associated with this Pre-Shadow Point of Pluto are wide-eyed innocence captivates the compassionate heart. False complexities of life bow before the majesty of the soul’s reflective nature of spiritual truth. The individual acknowledges this inner blessing of the soul and extracts a sense of everlasting fortitude.
Brainstorming ideas, ad hoc committee work, sudden insights that can help planning symbolize the harmonious contact between Mercury and Uranus on Thursday the 5th. Mass media or mass consciousness can be effective on a global level. The following day Friday the 6th is the opposition of Mercury with Saturn that emphasizes the need for definition and clarification involving organization, hierarchy and discipline with plans. Earlier in July 2002 was the conjunction of Mercury with Saturn and here is a brief quote from the July AstroForecast that can help in understanding this celestial dynamic: “The conjunction of Mercury with Saturn can symbolize serious thought, structuring and applying well thought out plans that have a strong, practical and realistic tone. The more negative side of restricted, limiting and draconian thoughts that exert too much control and authoritarianism is the downside of this alignment. “The mind’s direction is more important than his progress” Joseph Joubert.
Mercury enters the sign of practical and career-oriented Capricorn on Sunday the 8th at 2:21pm for an extended stay in this sign due to its retrograde motion that occurs in January 2003. While in this sign Mercury orients to mental discipline that can be acquired readily and late-night ponderings that have practical outcomes. Reticent communications develop and sometimes the less said works favorably under this Mercury transit. Learn to bide your time while being very observant to other individual’s behaviors. Uncanny timing is Capricorn’s forte. “I wasted time and now time wastes me” William Shakespear.
Monday the 9th is the annual conjunction of the Sun with Pluto that symbolizes the “seeding” time period of these two planets. The opposition of these two planets will be June 9, 2003 so this date in December can have correspondence to the June 2003 date. Personal and collective psychology takes center attention. The ability to identify sharing, merging and bonding values will be important. Executive power and its judicious use or abuse is prominent.
Tuesday the 10th is a harmonious aspect between the Sun and Jupiter that can symbolize strong identification with generosity, tolerance, expansiveness and optimism. Great confidence can be utilized to create opportunities. The judicial system and the clergy garner notice. “The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies” Thomas Jefferson.
Wednesday the 11th the Sun opposes the Solar Eclipse chart of June 10, 2002 that seeks clarification and definition about national agricultural policies, food commodities or genetically modified foods, real estate trends and domestic goods and supplies for the home. Fiscal policies of the executive branch of government undergo adjustments or reappraisals. International corporate or governmental executives walk a tight rope.
An ecliptic shift of the Moon occurs on Friday the 13th that can symbolize changes with meteorological, seismic and volcanic activities. Spiritual introspection and a soul “house cleaning” are strong with this ecliptic shift of the Moon. “All I have seen teaches me to trust in the creator for all I have not seen” Ralph Waldo Emerson. This same day is the Apogee Moon (farthest distance of the Moon to Earth) symbolizing the ability to cultivate objective and impartial emotions/feelings. Personal visionary experiences uplift some individuals to explore and discover unchartered areas for personal growth and advancement.
Friday the 13th also witnesses a harmonious contact between Mercury and Mars that is excellent for activating and implementing well thought out plans. Impromptu meetings and chance social contacts can stimulate intellectual communications. Healthy debates can ferret out inconsistencies.
The second weekend of December is quite active astrologically. Mercury, Venus and Mars have contacts with Chiron, the zodiac’s Wounded/Healer that can lead to bridging communicative gaps due to new perspectives. Old relationship wounds can be soothed through new cooperative efforts and effective compromises. Physical injuries that require rehabilitative therapy can progress more rapidly than normal. “To be able to triumph, it has always been indispensable to pass through the path of sacrifice” Simon Bolívar. Any old mental soundtracks that insist on keeping the ego locked up in the martyr/victim syndrome cause disharmony in relationships. Codependent and co-addictive behaviors undermine and sabotage what little remains of what once was a vibrant and healthy relationship.
Saturday the 14th is the Post-Shadow Point of Pluto that refers to the degree position Pluto held last March 20, 2002 and now due to forward motion Pluto has returned to the same degree position of the earlier March date. Powerful political paradigms especially involving the legislative branch of government come to the fore with this Pluto Post-Shadow Point. Here is a quote from the March 2002 AstroForecast that may shed some light: “Keywords associated with this degree Pluto holds are eliminate complications of life and focus attention on personal desires. Eschew polarization and remain single pointed. Fortunate and blessed souls establish contact with perhaps you being one of the true ones.”
Sunday the 15th is the Post-Shadow Point of Chiron that that refers to the degree position Chiron held last April 17, 2002 and now due to forward motion Chiron has returned to the same degree position of the April date. Quick and swift management decisions and actions are required in regards to the potential for labor strikes or labor disputes. Here is a quote from the April 2002 AstroForecast that refers to this Chiron degree position: “Bureaucratic red tape can hold up immediate responses to crises involving children, especially kidnappings, and associated financial dealings with school overcrowding and dwindling physical resources. Keywords associated with this degree Chiron holds on this date are: rally your drives to help the community attain certain initiatives that are basic requirements. Helping others is in essence helping your well-being. Noble convictions arise and true empowerment is established.”
Monday the 16th is the second of three harmonious contacts Saturn has with Uranus. An earlier contact was made August 21, 2002 and the third one will be June 24, 2003. Here is a quote from the August 2002 AstroForecast that summarizes this aspect between these two planets: “The harmonious contact of these two planets with one another could be the vanguard signal of the telecommunications industries finally hitting rock bottom therefore a turnaround will be witnessed especially with two more future dates of harmony between these planets. Due to retrogradation December 16, 2002 will be another harmonious aspect between Saturn and Uranus and then through direct motion June 24, 2003 will be the final harmonious contact of these two planets. Technology stocks in general can begin to witness improvement. Progress and consolidation in these fields will fare very well especially around these dates.”
Monday the 16th is the Pre-Shadow Point of Mercury that refers to the degree position Mercury holds when it turns direct on January 22, 2003. Business financial speculative ventures are prominent with this Pre-Shadow Point. Economic indicators of how well certain companies have held disciplined budgets prove fruitful. Interestingly enough this degree of Mercury on this day is also linked to the Capricorn New Moon of January 2, 2003 and the Mercury retrograde degree of December 17, 2003. All these mentioned dates may have correspondence to one another. Keywords associated with this Capricorn degree position are the shackled mind submits to a higher authority that fosters the intelligent application of appropriate ambitious drives. Negative force gives way to positive self-regenerating power.
Tuesday the 17th is the annual Sun opposition Saturn aspect that brings up to the full conscious surface the themes/issues of the earlier conjunction of these two planets last June 9, 2002. A quote from the earlier June 2002 AstroForecast gives perspective to this current alignment: “This period particularly wants to identify the access of new mental resources that will be stabilized and manifested especially when Saturn and the Sun are involved in an opposition on December 17, 2002. Flexibility and adaptability can be beautifully combined with resiliency and practicality. “Life is like throwing dice: if they don’t turn up as you hoped, you have to make the most of how they did” Terence.” This Solar aspect is joined with a harmonious contact with Uranus that can add fresh insights to novel applications and approaches to old problems.
Wednesday the 18th is the second of three harmonious contacts Jupiter has with Pluto with a previous contact made October 27, 2002 and the last one occurring next July 1, 2003. Here is a quote from the October 2002 AstroForecast that explains this alignment: “This harmonious aspect between Jupiter and Pluto symbolizes the expansion and growth of psychological studies, fertility and reproductive breakthroughs, the potential for major market corrections, new transportation discoveries, the opening of new frontiers of wealth and pioneering educational groundbreaking. Negative expressions of this planetary aspect would be inflationary pressures especially with the insurance industry, export/import tariffs and fees, mass transit and airline costs as well as entertainment.”
The annual Gemini Full Moon occurs on Thursday the 19th at 1:10pm that symbolizes the surrender, release and completion phase of the Moon. Address the issues of too much scatteredness, distraction, miscommunications, inconsistencies, negative dualities, gossip and mental fragmentation that can lead to nervous exhaustion. Angel Scheliel is associated with this lunation and can help with the release of these negative issues. Keywords for this lunation are the paradox of rewards and reversals call upon the individual to create new opportunities so that negotiability and flexibility are brought into focus. A multidimensional reality surrounds all creative life that accelerates mental and communicative evolution. An inner knowingness of the divine is grasped.
The Winter Solstice of 2002 occurs Saturday the 21st at 7:14pm when the majestic Sun enters the sign of Capricorn. This is also the ancient pagan celebration of Yule. The angel associated with the Winter Solstice is Attarib and the angel of Capricorn is Haniel. This Capricorn passage of the Sun over the next 30 days symbolize the identification of the themes of discipline, patience, perseverance, responsibility, accountability, organization, ambition and material security is important to develop. Negative Capricornian issues of pessimism, insecurity, inadequacy, rigidity, limitations and restrictions can pop up at this time.
The Post-Shadow Point of Venus occurs Sunday the 22nd that refers to the degree position Venus held during her station retrograde of October 10, 2002. Relationships, financial affairs and values will have strong commitment themes/issues to follow up and follow through. Corporate and/or government executives may bring intense scrutiny associated with political contributions. A partial quote from the October 2002 AstroForecast will further illuminate other areas of interest: “Investigations, detective sleuthing, espionage and thorough research will uncover stagnant, rotten and/or corrupt behaviors, individuals or situations. The financial markets are under tremendous pressure of reorganization, reform and renewal. Keywords for this station of Venus are out of the depths of solitude and introspection emerge treasures of intrinsic and soulful values. A catharsis of life and death issues brings the individual to a new level of understanding mortal limits; yet the eternal wellspring of liberation and freedom guides all who dare to cross the threshold of transformation and evolution. What may appear to be a sacrifice to some is the birth of the immortal redemption for the multitudes.”
On Christmas Eve strong temptations to overindulge in food, drinks and gambling affect some individuals. A longing for absent relatives that are separated by great distances is also strong. Discourteous behaviors and impropriety could upset an otherwise joyful celebration.
The last weekend of December 2002 has a quite active Moon. Friday the 27th is the ecliptic shift of the Moon that symbolizes changes with meteorological, seismic and volcanic activities. Pay attention to dream content as a visionary message can be imparted especially to those who practice lucid dreaming. Sunday the 29th is the Perigee Moon (closest approach of the Moon to Earth) symbolizing strong intense emotions can come easily to the conscious surface. Coupled with this lunar activity is the inharmonious aspect of Mars with Jupiter on Saturday the 28th that can witness inflammatory religious remarks, hypocritical accusations and overly aggressive arm-twisting. A big-bully-of-the-block syndrome can also occur in the international arena.
A second of three contacts Saturn has with Neptune occurs Monday the 30th with the previous contact on July 29, 2002 and the next one May 20, 2003. A quote from the July 2002 AstroForecast references this aspect of these two planets: “Naval matters and petrochemical products/industries require sober decision-making and the ability to sustain action over the next year will be important.” Legislative priorities associated with maritime law may also be pulled into the equation.
New Year’s Eve witnesses the Moon in jolly Sagittarius so expansive and optimistic thoughts are the rule for this evening’s celebrations. Strong commitments to New Year’s resolutions will be rewarded as long as efforts are implemented. Marriage partners dedicate themselves to renewal of vows.
I want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season of cheer, goodwill and joyous celebration. May the New Year of 2003 bring great Peace and Prosperity to each of you and your loved ones. I thank all of you for your tremendous support throughout this past year. Bright blessings.
“Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars.”