Glad Tidings: Forecast for Dec. 24-30, 2012

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Ready for some stabilizing? Don’t all shout at once; there’s plenty to go around. Stabilizing is what the skies are offering this week. Not finality and not stability, exactly, but a process of stabilizing — in terms of your own footing and the ground you tread. You’re birthing your new self, a fitting development for this week’s holiday.

The process is a definite continuation of what we have been experiencing in two time frames: short term, in the shifts of last week (owie-zowie, right?) and long term, in the rumblings that have been rocking our worlds since last June.

What’s happened in the short term has done nothing short of ripping our hearts open. We’ve been tenderized from every angle, happy and not — from unexpected losses, from reconnecting with people and memories that reminded us how profoundly important they once were, from attempting to go about normal life without being overwhelmed by the sadness, longing and wistfulness that’s filling the air.

In a sense, we have come through end times. As last week’s finger of God swung into place, each of us experienced an inner restructuring that has left us permanently changed. It yanked treasures into consciousness from the depths of our pasts and beings, reacquainted us with their value, dropped some into our laps for continuing enjoyment and bricked others behind walls that will never come down.

No matter what external events you experienced, the real and lasting impact was internal. What you have been through cannot be undone. You can never go back to the way you viewed and approached life before. It’s akin to a loss of innocence — in fact, that is a component of what is going on for everyone — a quick and irreversible slide, plummet, catapult, shift, pick your term of transport, into a perspective that forever bears the mark of what you’ve just experienced.

The finger of God swung into action Thursday (Jupiter made an adjustment aspect to Pluto) and Saturday (when Jupiter did the same with Saturn), bringing into focus the cosmic red arrow that I have been writing about. It has mandated changing your thinking, clearing out your filter, and updating your entire approach to life.

The swinging stops this week, on Wednesday, when the two ends of that configuration firm up their teamwork. Saturn and Pluto are making an exact sextile, which invites rebuilding structures from the ground up (actually, even from the basement), in a huge, grand, expansive way. Claim the experiences you have undergone. Claim the impact they have had on your heart, your mind, your outlook. Claim the new views they have birthed in you, and allow them to settle into your reality.

This dovetails completely with the long term process that’s simultaneously coming to a head. This week revisits the evolutionary mandate from Uranus and Pluto, the cosmic change agents, who are disrupting our comfort zones, undermining rotting or unsupportable structures and inciting us to rebel against our status quo. Their work becomes outright personal now. (I can hear Rocket J. Squirrel: a-GAIN?)

An impulse for — or toward — liberation erupts on the 26th, when the Sun pushes against Uranus, and action-oriented Mars moves into Uranus’ sign of Aquarius. The two moves set off the energetic contractions that are pushing you out of the rebirth canal. Those recently honed new ways of thinking are requiring breaking out of some old conditions. They’ve been undergoing destabilization long enough that some will topple without enormous effort, and their tumbling leads right into Friday’s Full Moon in Cancer.

That event activates the degree of the first clash between Uranus and Pluto in June. Rumblings were set off then, rumblings that became more insistent during the pair’s second clash in September. The Full Moon sheds light on what’s become of the rumblings, how they are breaking through the surface and taking or affecting physical form, and — most importantly — how we feel about all that.

Since Cancer is the Moon’s home base, this Full Moon is the most watery, the most emotional, the most intricately tied to questions of nurturing, the most likely to send us running to jelly doughnuts and blankies and other pacifiers. This one is a degree away from the lunar eclipse that ended December 2009. That eclipse had a comforting retrospective feel, which you may find yourself revisiting now. You can experience nurturing in time present from love you have exchanged and received in the past, which sounds to me a lot like nostalgic holiday memories.

This Moon is a definite pivot point. While you are looking longingly and even lovingly at the past, you are also catapulting into a radically new future, one that’s directly emerging from developments in June and September. By Sunday, step more deeply into the change imperative with the stabilizing assistance of Saturn and Pluto. This pair brings you the ultimate gift: rebirth, renewal and regeneration of nobody but you.

It’s the most natural thing in the world to get unabashedly, unapologetically on board with the new approach to life. Accept it, embrace it, take it seriously and commit to it and glorioski — outer circumstances fall into place around it.

For more about the Full Moon, read my mooncast, which will be posted at EmpowermentUnlimited.net by Thursday.

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast. Please give it five stars on iTunes! You can also get my podcast as an app for Android and Kindle Fire at Amazon and as an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Apple product info under this week’s podcast.

I have now been making this weekly forecast freely available for four and a half years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net. Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

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Solstice 2012: Forecast for Dec. 17-23, 2012

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At last, the much ballyhooed solstice of 2012 is upon us. Chatter and speculation and anxiety have been building so much that normally sane people are asking questions about it. Is the world really about to end?

The world is not ending.

Burn that into your brain.

The world is not ending.

Oh, we’re in a time of transition; that’s for sure. We are definitely in the midst of a phenomenal shift. But nothing in the skies on 12/21/12 portends anything the slightest bit cataclysmic — or even all that noticeable. In a way, it’s a joke, so much energy being projected onto this Friday.

We’ve already entered the portal. Yup. It’s already happened: two years ago, in 2010, which had a winter solstice with rock-em-sock-em, life-changing aspects. And if you’re reading this now, you survived it.

Significant activity is occurring now — as the news has been all too dramatically bearing out — but not specifically on the solstice. Request #1 for the week: Please do not feed the fear about this date.

The significance, and the intensity comes from the flashing red arrow aspect that is still in effect that colored last week and Thursday’s Sagittarius New Moon. It is a configuration called the Finger of God, which has structure-loving Saturn and restructure-mandating Pluto in cahoots and pointing at bigger-is-better Jupiter. No, not the middle finger of God, much as some of what’s been going on feels like that. It’s a firm, decisive and unmistakable signal of massive and fundamental endings and transformations in how we approach life.

Faulty mental constructs can no longer be held together with chewing gum and twine so we can go on limping along. The pressure is intense — and peaking now — to change perceptions, beliefs, laws, concepts, paradigms and consciousness. The argument over gun regulation is just one part of this, on a collective level. (For a perceptive analysis of the issues up for national reconsideration, and the corporate forces fighting to keep their profits entrenched despite the pain spiraling out from Hurricane Sandy and the massacre in Sandy Hook, read December’s Darkness at StarlightNews.com.) Each of us has a mandate or three in our personal spheres as well.

Technology is collapsing under the strain, as in the most demonic of Mercury retrogrades. (Mercury is involved, no surprise; he’s in mutual reception with Jupiter — each in a sign the other rules — which adds a communication, technology and transportation aspect to the evolutionary pressure.) Emotional patterns and baggage are also being ripped open and apart.

You know what’s calling for a new approach in your own life. And you know that this time, the cosmic alarm clock has no snooze button. Stay in bed and pull the covers over your head and see how little good that does. The alarm is blaring. The impulse to do something different is burning within you, too.

That’s the change potential of this solstice. The world isn’t ending. The world as we knew it has already ended, and that’s what we’re seeing now, collectively and personally.

Request #2 for the week: Periodically retreat and empty yourself. We’re all in mental and emotional overdrive and being bombarded by each other’s processes as well as the news and reactions to it. Quieting, calming and emptying is imperative. I teach several simple tools for this in the 60-minute mp3 “Navigating the Shift with Ease,” which I produced for Shay Parker’s Embrace the Shift Telesummit. You can purchase the mp3 (it’s $30) by registering here; or contact me directly.

If you’re calm and energetically reset, you’ll have plenty of bandwidth for Request #3 of the week, which is: Be kind. Be kind to everyone, to yourself, and to your body. Please respect the physical and emotional wear and tear that everyone is experiencing. Factor that into your expectations of behavior, including what you are capable of pulling off as you enter the on-ramp to Christmas.

Which leads to Request #4: Remember that it’s the holiday season. Yes, pain and loss abound, some of it heart-breaking. Still, look for lights and sparkle and reasons to smile. They do exist. They are everywhere, on the streets, in conversations, in TV shows, in songs, within your closest connections, particularly the ones that are upending your baggage and insisting that you clear it out to make way for deeper and more satisfying exchanges. Open your heart. Let your inner child out. Smile. Laugh. Play.

Why not write a letter to Santa, too? He’s got a lot in common with Jupiter, you know — hearty laugh, optimistic spirit, world-class generous streak. Confide your desires to him. Whatever you think you might want, supersize it. Never hurts to ask!

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast. Please give it five stars on iTunes! You can also get my podcast as an app for Android and Kindle Fire at Amazon and as an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Apple product info under this week’s podcast.

I have now been making this weekly forecast freely available for four and a half years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net. Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

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2012 Sagittarius New Moon

December 13, 2012
12:42 AM PST / 3:42 AM EST / 8:42 AM GMT
21 Sagittarius 54

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The cosmic alarm clock is going off! This month’s Sagittarius New Moon isn’t merely a signal, but a pointed invitation to wake up, install clean filters and go forth with an updated approach to life.

The change is more than intellectual, though it does involve what goes on in our minds. There’s also a large and significant portion that’s below the level of thought and language, in our psyches, in our cells, in our bloodlines even. Another large and significant portion originates outside our beings, in our environment, in our media diet, in our social circles and families, in our upbringing and education, and in the conventions and values of our culture.

All of these are intertwined in one big, less than tidy ball. No matter what shape it’s in, and knotted and snarled as some components may be, the combined impact remains: What you think is what you get.

All of that is up for a new phase. You already know that. You’ve already been hitting the wall or, more likely, the breaking point in one major area of life, maybe more. And no, the cosmos is not about to heap more upon your overloaded spirit. This week’s New Moon does not bring more ripping up and out — that’s been going on for months, a process that accelerated during last month’s pair of eclipses. This is the passageway into Doing Something About It.

Everything supports passionate, unhesitating, impulsive action and reaction. The Moon’s ruler, Jupiter, is on the receiving end of a yod, or Finger of God, from Saturn and Pluto. One’s the ruler of structure, order and the status quo, all of which the other is inescapably, deeply and utterly transforming. For the next couple of years, they’re working as a team, facilitating overhauls and reorganization of all our foundational structures, internal, external and collective.

That collaboration started in October, and it’s accelerating now. By pointing to Jupiter, they are imbuing their collaboration with his happy-go-lucky, bigger-is-better bent. You want change? Get going and he’ll mushroom it way beyond what you initially contemplated. (Possibly beneficially so; he does have a golden touch.)

Their collaboration also interjects their restructuring and overhaul mandate into Jupiter’s domain — including this Moon phase, which he rules. This mandate directly speaks to what you do with all the thoughts and data and programming that flow in and out of your mind, your cells and your environment.

That’s where the alarm clock is ringing: Time to wake up. Time to live by revised rules, revised theories, revised philosophies, a revised frame of reference.

We aren’t likely to hit the snooze button, and the few who do will find it uncooperative. That’s because an enormous wild card factor is also in play with this Moon. As it comes into being, Uranus, the awakener, the cosmic rebel, the agent of unpredictable change, is stationing direct. He’s been retrograde since July, and matters that have been rolling around since then may burst to the surface now.

Anything can happen: A shaft of light piercing the sky and upending your previous view of reality. A lightning bolt delivering a “Eureka!” moment — or blasting apart a situation, relationship, belief or point of view. A spark catching fire and inciting daring action. A gas pedal hitting metal.

What’s for certain is that inactivity is going on the window. Dynamite is going off in stuck places. And odds are good that we’ll respond energetically, if not enthusiastically, when we hear the cosmic alarm clock sound.

Have fun with it. Seriously! You’ve got cosmic permission to install a new operating system. So pick one that suits you — and let ‘er rip!

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Walk This Way! Forecast for Dec. 10-19, 2012

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Have you ever seen a flashing red arrow pointing the way? No? Well, aren’t you in for a treat. That’s exactly what the cosmos is sending your way this week. Maybe it won’t actually appear in the sky (though…who knows?), but it will be in your consciousness — if you’ll just take notice.

This week births a huge shift in consciousness. All those beliefs you’ve been rethinking, sabotaging thought patterns you’ve been identifying, unhelpful technology and transportation routes and vehicles — this is the week to move beyond them into a new framework that supports both you and the evolutionary drive everyone’s undergoing.

The planet of the week, and part of the driving force behind this shift, is Jupiter. What with all the hubbub in the skies this fall, he hasn’t been getting much press lately, but he definitely has gold-tipped fingers in everything right now. He’s the ruler of Sagittarius and currently backing his way through the opposite sign of Gemini — where last month’s lunar eclipse took place. He’s been whipping up thought and talk connected to last June, to 12 years ago, to all manner of topics alluded to in the second paragraph (the one above this one).

This week, four spotlights hit happy-go-lucky, bigger-is-better Jupiter. The first clicks on Monday, when Mercury, planet of gab, gadgets and getting around, moves into Sagittarius. This puts each of them in the other’s home, a condition called mutual reception that makes each resonate with the other’s influence. Until Mercury clears Sag at the end of the month, this condition will escalate the level of chatter and running around — and also make us think, process and talk about everything that’s going on. That will generally happen with a warm-hearted, optimistic, dare I say, jovial vibe, though jingoism and strident viewpoints could mushroom, too.

The second is Thursday’s New Moon in Sagittarius, the formal launch of the next, new phase in consciousness. (Read my full mooncast, which will be posted by Wednesday.) Jupiter is the host of this event, which invites us to move into the new framework that we’ve been considering. While we, of course, are free to stay with our existing opinions, prejudices, life philosophy and frame of reference, we also have significant pressure from the cosmos to update them.

This comes from the third spotlight on Jupiter, which blends with the New Moon’s energies and colors the whole moon cycle: a finger of God from Saturn and Pluto pointing right at Jupiter. This is the flashing red arrow I mentioned at the outset, with a bleating klaxon to boot. Saturn and Pluto are the lords of structure and restructuring, and they’re teamed for the next nearly three years in the same type of energetic commingling that Jupiter has with Mercury. Their alliance impels us to reorganize at the deepest possible levels, thoroughly, responsibly, ruthlessly and wisely.

That impetus is leading right now to Jupiter and all that he rules. Reorganize more. Restructure more. Purge more. Attack your basic, default, unconscious beliefs. Dig up stuff you forgot was in your mental attic. Shine the light of this new day into all of that. Knock out cobwebs. Knock out the thinking and programming and ancient memories and maxims that relatives and teachers and TV hammered into you while you were growing up. Flood the space that results with optimism, hope, faith and your own truth(s).

Odds are this round of clearing out won’t require much premeditation. It’s getting a powerhouse kickoff from Uranus stationing direct on the same day as the New Moon. Uranus embodies volatile, unpredictable, unforeseeable change, these days with all the impetuousness, single-mindedness, derring-do and solo bent of its current base of operations in Aries. Uranus has been retrograde since mid-July, and his change of direction will propel into being all manner of twists, turns, monkey wrenches, epiphanies and breaks for freedom that have been stirring below the surface since then.

The result? Clean slates, bold leaps, jettisoning of baggage and a slew of startling, sudden moves. This week ignites a flame that galvanizes us to action. If by chance you don’t spy the flashing red arrow, take note of what’s different in your life by the weekend. That will hint at the arrow — and its direction.

And keep writing materials by your bedside, too. The overnight hours teem with activity every single night. Clues are running rampant.

Oh, and the fourth spotlight on Jupiter? That comes from Venus entering Sagittarius Saturday evening. Relationships are a huge part of the playing field where that red arrow is pointing. Let the parties begin!

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast. Please give it five stars on iTunes! You can also get my podcast as an app for Android and Kindle Fire at Amazon and as an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Apple product info under this week’s podcast.

I have now been making this weekly forecast freely available for four and a half years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net. Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

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Whew: Forecast for Dec. 3-9, 2012

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At last, a rare week without major forces hammering at us. November’s eclipses may still be visiting departures and awakenings upon us, but they will have the effect of aftershocks rather than registering high on the Richter scale.

We’re in a phase of consolidation now. It’s a week of sorting through rubble real and emotional, making decisions and commitments and refocusing our lives accordingly.

We’re responding to the building cooperation between Saturn, the ruler of structures, and Pluto, lord of death and rebirth, and also the agent of unavoidable change that is working on our most fundamental structures these days. The two lords are moving into a sextile, which my astrologer colleague Kathy Kerston calls an offer you can’t refuse, and which will be exact next week. This aspect heightens the teamwork vibe coming off the pair, from each being in the other’s sign, or in mutual reception. This condition blends their energies, so that when one acts or reacts, the other participates or feels the effects.

Change has been rumbling and erupting in identifiable areas of your life since June at least. Since October, when Saturn entered Pluto’s home base Scorpio, their mutual reception has been harnessing the ongoing destruction and regeneration to stabilizing and commitment energies.

They’re converging now. Let light into dark, dirty, diseased and scary places and tidy up. Face so-called reality. Evolve!

The week has a few long stretches of time especially suited to soul-searching and personal house cleaning. For Tuesday evening, Friday morning and the greater part of Sunday, the Moon is void of course (beyond major aspects to planets until she enters the next sign). Don’t push for particular outcomes then, except maybe for actual cleaning — I’m finding Moon voids well suited for activities you’ll have to do over eventually by their nature. The impending Saturn/Pluto sextile promises a phenomenally productive experience during these voids.

Think of them as times for laying bricks or paving stones. Simply being in the midst of all that has been happening furthers the process inordinately — because the bottom line of Saturn and Pluto’s teamwork is being in the moment.

Messages have special importance this week, and stillness will help you recognize, listen to and assimilate them. Mercury, cosmic messenger and ruler of vehicles for information and movement, is crossing the north node on Friday. On a collective level, watch for information that could affect affect huge swaths of us — or point the way to the future — pertaining to taxes, debt, surveillance, big money and big secrets. Personal conversations are likely that clear up mysteries, address profound issues, create uncommon intimacy and cut fraying ties.

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast. Please give it five stars on iTunes! You can also get my podcast as an app for Android and Kindle Fire at Amazon and as an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Apple product info under this week’s podcast.

I have now been making this weekly forecast freely available for four and a half years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net. Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

© Kathy Biehl 2012. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.