Forecast for December 2015

December may have you wondering if humankind lives in parallel universes that masquerade as one. Each of them is now undergoing a massive evolutionary surge, furthering agendas and fundamental restructuring that have been years in the works.  In one layer, kindness, creativity and concern for the existence of others underlie and ultimately propel a flurry of activity that will feel like long-desired progress. In the other, demagoguery, zealotry, lies and delusion spur and justify anger, violence and, by year’s end, sacrifice and martyrdom.

The milk of human kindness is on tap as the month begins (at least, in universe number one). Drink up and pass it around. It may buffer the occasional and inevitable bleed-through of unpleasantries from the adjoining realm.

The month launches with lightning bolts tilting our thinking and letting in broader, possibly healthier possibilities.  Desires and interactions slip into into deeper, possessive mode when Venus, ruler of all we value, moves into Scorpio on the 4th, which she’ll pass through for most of the month. Activity flies for the first 10 days, and it’s not all holiday and year-end tasks. It’s also pushing ahead on the ongoing restructuring of our foundations and long-term security, with Mars, ruler of our drive, entering the ring with cosmic change agents Uranus and Pluto.

His last time there was the week between Christmas and New Year’s in 2013. Watch for the next stage of developments that cracked open then, only this time we’re more invested emotionally and financially.  The impact puts testosterone, follow-through and a compulsion to connect in high supply. Relationships and agreements play an enormous role. They instigate, push us, blossom, deepen and/or permanently change their nature. Anger and violence abound as well; December 6 and 10 are particularly hot.

Awareness of cost, consequences and practicalities permeates conversation and commutes after the 9th, when cosmic messenger Mercury enters Capricorn. He’ll retrograde in the sign at the beginning of next year, so matters are likely to come back up then from the last weeks of the month. His presence in earth rather than his preferred element of air lends weightiness to the holiday and year-end info flow. Gatherings will be few, small and select, with serious talk and a higher than usual presence of connections that have stood the test of time.

His mature disposition provides grounding as the Sagittarius New Moon squares Chiron on the 11th and encourages putting long-standing wounds and business to rest. The process promises to go easily, riding on sweet and loving vibes coming off the two rulers of love, Venus and Neptune. If you’ll been running low on the milk of human kindness, that’s the time for a refill.

The vibes give way to personal growth (of the pressure-on-carbon-creating-a-diamond variety) and a maturing in heart and financial connections, as well as in that perspective shift we got at the month’s start. An idea is taking possession, perhaps an effect of those lightning bolts, passionate, all-consuming, intense and clarifying. It summons another round of lightning bolts and a flurry of mental jail breaks.

The clatter is still in the air as the Sun enters Capricorn on the 21st, the longest day of the year and the start of winter.  A warm, expansive and nostalgic glow envelops Christmas Eve and Day. Their trappings are fit for an old-fashioned Hollywood movie, courtesy of the Christmas Full Moon in home-oriented Cancer: sentimentality, memories of the good old days, appreciation (okay, maybe simply awareness of) loved ones, indulging in food, food and more food.

The sweetness comes with signals that life will never be the same. Uranus, the agent of liberating change, is stationing to move forward; even as we exchange gifts and hugs, everyone is pulling up anchor and heading for distinctive adventures and futures. Our own values and desires are guiding our actions. Emphatic, separating conversation may be necessary to spell this out in the year’s final days, but it’s not likely to squelch a lovely holiday vibe. (In the first parallel universe number, that is. The other one looks to be completely unhinged from reason by then.)

The holiday atmosphere gets a boost when Venus enters Sagittarius for a four-week stay on the 30th. She encourages fun, cracking jokes, getting out with other people and exploring (though she may not so privately be convinced that her way of thinking is superior). Even so, this New Year’s Eve is not the stuff of mob scenes. We are ending the year with refocused hearts and minds, inclined to connect with a select few.

Turn off the news and concentrate on shoring up your little nook of the universe. You can’t stop the violence or the crazies, but you can maintain your own sanity and joy and allow that to radiate outward and maybe, just maybe slip into the universe next door.

The last day of the year encourages tenderness, intimacy and profound embracing of personal truth and streamlined but unshakeble priorities. They stay with us and mold our vision as we ring out the old and welcome the new.

May peace an love guide your hearts and lead you into the new year.

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Forecast for Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2015

Minds, possibilities and hearts fly open as an evolutionary drive demands action. It breaks through, breaks resistance, breaks ground, and builds new structures like in a stop-action film from the early 60s. Resistance is … futile.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Nov.  30 – Dec. 6 (6:59 minutes).

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Forecast for the 2015 Gemini Full Moon

November 25, 2015

2:44 PM PST / 5:44 PM EST / 10:44 PM GMT

3 Gemini 20 / 3 Sagittarius 20

No idea why this didn’t post earlier this week — I did schedule it. Hmmmm.

The real-world impact of ideas comes home to roost at the Gemini Full Moon. It delivers an emotional report card that we can’t hide — which won’t stop some of us from trying. It rewards responsibility. It motivates responses and reactions. And it brings constraints, sanctions and repercussions

Since Gemini is an air sign, you might expect a full moon in it to be more intellectual and detached than emotional. Not this one. It’s laden with heavy energies, finger-wagging, patronizing and aggression. On the plus side (there’s always a plus side), the line-up inspires maturity, wisdom, taking control of your information flow and assuming responsibility for thoughts, words and belief. Behave like a grown-up, and you will reap solid emotional support. Otherwise, it’s cosmic nun with the ruler time (the question being who’s the nun and who’s the target).

Stern, consequence-oriented Saturn and trickster Mercury are ganging up on the Sun and Moon. The two planets are opposite the Moon and on the side of the Sun, waiting for him to cross in the next few days. As the ruler of Gemini, Mercury, planet of gab and getting around, is the host of this event. He’s hardly his usual happy-go-lucky, high-flying self, though. Saturn has been putting the brakes on Mercury of late. The effect runs the gamut from feeling hopeless to feeling muzzled or stifled to feeling grounded and stable.

Feeling reactions all, despite the Full Moon occupying an air sign. Messages are landing hard. Developments you’ve worked toward are hitting blocks and frustration. Requirements you’ve let slide have been closing in, demanding attention (or leading to consequences).On the other hand, evidence is popping up of emotional support. Look for words of support, solidarity, acknowledgement of like-mindedness or long-standing appreciation. They do exist now. Don’t just be on the receiving end; send out a few yourself.

Saturn is affecting both sides of Mercury’s personality. The lord of order is reining in the didactic, jingoistic, my-way-or-the-highway tendencies that the winged messenger takes on in Sagittarius, the sign he’s currently traversing. Since Mercury has two faces, though, he’s also assuming Saturn’s authority in some circumstances: saying “no” or “not now;” lecturing; pontificating; causing drivers to make like traffic cops. There’s a flip side to this authority. If you are experiencing constriction and disappointment — feeling boxed in, overwhelmed, suffocating, being driven to tears — first, acknowledge and vent your reaction (in other words, don’t add to the stifling). Then look for a different perspective. Inspect the box, the seams, the walls for any crack or window or way around. The solution may be in how you are looking at the situation.

The relationship links to Saturn and Mercury add to this Moon’s character of ideas piercing — or touching — the heart. The pair is in a shoving match with illusionist Neptune, which is whipping up confusion, delusion, lies, religiosity and issues of compassion, blurred boundaries/borders, martyrdom and sacrifice. (This is exact for Saturn on Thursday and returns in March and the beginning of June next year. )

It’s a tricky game, because Saturn rules structure and form, and Neptune is completely formless. The Saturnian impulse is to contain, but how do you grab a cloud? Or the ocean? Neptune’s input is dissolving structures and rules, so subtly that we don’t see. (Don’t think our social compact isn’t being eaten away; the heat is turning up on the proverbial lobster pot.) Meanwhile the shove has pushed Mercury’s trickster nature over into silver-tongued devil mode, playing fast and loose with the truth.

Under this configuration, the more a lie is broadcast, the more people adopt it as truth. Smoke and mirrors, spin doctors and misdirection are in overdrive. They’re easy to spot in the news. You may be too close in your own life to detect their presence. Trust your gut or guidance. Remember that actions do speak louder than words, and that these days, a lot of actions are deflecting attention from words, and vice versa.

Warrior god Mars is in a cooperative aspect to both Mercury and Saturn, one that equally pumps up assertiveness and motivation, on one end, and aggression and anger on the other. Mars is delivering the courage to speak your heart and — what’s this week about in the US again? — express heartfelt thanks, maybe with a side dish of love and forgiveness. (How about showing aging relatives compassion? Elders and authority figures losing their hold on reality/sanity are part of Saturn squaring Neptune.) He is also encouraging bully pulpits, intimidating speech, interjection of religion into government and furious pronouncements about social, legal and international issues that range from (and in some cases, blend) messianic to crazy to dictatorial. (Hence the rise in  political figures openly inviting and justifying violence against citizens, not to mention arguing for unconstitutional actions.)

As that extreme behavior escalates, this Full Moon will call some speakers to task for the consequences of their ideas — or it could weave them into the collective discussion with a staying power that squelches dissenting viewpoints and erodes the ground rules. Apply that dichotomy to your life and to your Thanksgiving plans, and adapt your behavior accordingly.

The caution from the November outlook holds: Throw out that childhood maxim, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  They certainly could now. With Mercury/Saturn directly opposite the Full Moon, matters that might otherwise be entirely intellectual are mobilizing emotions. Words — and the beliefs they reveal — can wallop. Words can make a heart black and blue. Words can have lasting ramifications. And everyone could be mishearing, misconstruing or misunderstanding, because of the Moon’s ruler Mercury pressing the button long and hard on Neptune’s fog machine.

Forewarned is forearmed. Thanksgiving week is simply going to feel and play out differently than other years, even the recent ones that already broke from old ways. This gives you some latitude to make up your own rules. Declare certain topics off-limits. (Politics, for starters.) Cut back your obligations, social calendar, guest list and even menus to only what is truly important to you.

Focus on the positive, security-building potentials inherent in this Full Moon. (Yes, you may have to dig for them. Effort pays off.) Look for the ideas, words and information sources that feed and support you emotionally — and that nurture your long-term projections. Take responsibility for the thoughts, ideas and words coming out of you, too. Strive for compassion, forgiveness and viewing people through the eyes of love. Speak maturely and from the heart. Clean up your side of the table. The exercise is good for the soul and will help sink your anchor deeply into yourself.

 

Keep Astro-Insight going. Please contribute a cup of coffee, or maybe some Bon Ami? Make a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net (and replace “AT” with @). Thank you!

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Forecast for the 2015 Scorpio New Moon

November 25, 2015

2:44 PM PST / 5:44 PM EST / 10:44 PM GMT

3 Gemini 20 / 2 Sagittarius 20

The real-world impact of ideas comes home to roost at the Gemini Full Moon. It delivers an emotional report card that we can’t hide — which won’t stop some of us from trying. It rewards responsibility. It motivates responses and reactions. And it brings constraints, sanctions and repercussions

Since Gemini is an air sign, you might expect a full moon in it to be more intellectual and detached than emotional. Not this one. It’s laden with heavy energies, finger-wagging, patronizing and aggression. On the plus side (there’s always a plus side), the line-up inspires maturity, wisdom, taking control of your information flow and assuming responsibility for thoughts, words and belief. Behave like a grown-up, and you will reap solid emotional support. Otherwise, it’s cosmic nun with the ruler time (the question being who’s the nun and who’s the target).

Stern, consequence-oriented Saturn and trickster Mercury are ganging up on the Sun and Moon. The two planets are opposite the Moon and on the side of the Sun, waiting for him to cross in the next few days. As the ruler of Gemini, Mercury, planet of gab and getting around, is the host of this event. He’s hardly his usual happy-go-lucky, high-flying self, though. Saturn has been putting the brakes on Mercury of late. The effect runs the gamut from feeling hopeless to feeling muzzled or stifled to feeling grounded and stable.

Feeling reactions all, despite the Full Moon occupying an air sign. Messages are landing hard. Developments you’ve worked toward are hitting blocks and frustration. Requirements you’ve let slide have been closing in, demanding attention (or leading to consequences).On the other hand, evidence is popping up of emotional support. Look for words of support, solidarity, acknowledgement of like-mindedness or long-standing appreciation. They do exist now. Don’t just be on the receiving end; send out a few yourself.

Saturn is affecting both sides of Mercury’s personality. The lord of order is reining in the didactic, jingoistic, my-way-or-the-highway tendencies that the winged messenger takes on in Sagittarius, the sign he’s currently traversing. Since Mercury has two faces, though, he’s also assuming Saturn’s authority in some circumstances: saying “no” or “not now;” lecturing; pontificating; causing drivers to make like traffic cops. There’s a flip side to this authority. If you are experiencing constriction and disappointment — feeling boxed in, overwhelmed, suffocating, being driven to tears — first, acknowledge and vent your reaction (in other words, don’t add to the stifling). Then look for a different perspective. Inspect the box, the seams, the walls for any crack or window or way around. The solution may be in how you are looking at the situation.

The relationship links to Saturn and Mercury add to this Moon’s character of ideas piercing — or touching — the heart. The pair is in a shoving match with illusionist Neptune, which is whipping up confusion, delusion, lies, religiosity and issues of compassion, blurred boundaries/borders, martyrdom and sacrifice. (This is exact for Saturn on Thursday and returns in March and the beginning of June next year. )

It’s a tricky game, because Saturn rules structure and form, and Neptune is completely formless. The Saturnian impulse is to contain, but how do you grab a cloud? Or the ocean? Neptune’s input is dissolving structures and rules, so subtly that we don’t see. (Don’t think our social compact isn’t being eaten away; the heat is turning up on the proverbial lobster pot.) Meanwhile the shove has pushed Mercury’s trickster nature over into silver-tongued devil mode, playing fast and loose with the truth.

Under this configuration, the more a lie is broadcast, the more people adopt it as truth. Smoke and mirrors, spin doctors and misdirection are in overdrive. They’re easy to spot in the news. You may be too close in your own life to detect their presence. Trust your gut or guidance. Remember that actions do speak louder than words, and that these days, a lot of actions are deflecting attention from words, and vice versa.

Warrior god Mars is in a cooperative aspect to both Mercury and Saturn, one that equally pumps up assertiveness and motivation, on one end, and aggression and anger on the other. Mars is delivering the courage to speak your heart and — what’s this week about in the US again? — express heartfelt thanks, maybe with a side dish of love and forgiveness. (How about showing aging relatives compassion? Elders and authority figures losing their hold on reality/sanity are part of Saturn squaring Neptune.) He is also encouraging bully pulpits, intimidating speech, interjection of religion into government and furious pronouncements about social, legal and international issues that range from (and in some cases, blend) messianic to crazy to dictatorial. (Hence the rise in  political figures openly inviting and justifying violence against citizens, not to mention arguing for unconstitutional actions.)

As that extreme behavior escalates, this Full Moon will call some speakers to task for the consequences of their ideas — or it could weave them into the collective discussion with a staying power that squelches dissenting viewpoints and erodes the ground rules. Apply that dichotomy to your life and to your Thanksgiving plans, and adapt your behavior accordingly.

The caution from the November outlook holds: Throw out that childhood maxim, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  They certainly could now. With Mercury/Saturn directly opposite the Full Moon, matters that might otherwise be entirely intellectual are mobilizing emotions. Words — and the beliefs they reveal — can wallop. Words can make a heart black and blue. Words can have lasting ramifications. And everyone could be mishearing, misconstruing or misunderstanding, because of the Moon’s ruler Mercury pressing the button long and hard on Neptune’s fog machine.

Forewarned is forearmed. Thanksgiving week is simply going to feel and play out differently than other years, even the recent ones that already broke from old ways. This gives you some latitude to make up your own rules. Declare certain topics off-limits. (Politics, for starters.) Cut back your obligations, social calendar, guest list and even menus to only what is truly important to you.

Focus on the positive, security-building potentials inherent in this Full Moon. (Yes, you may have to dig for them. Effort pays off.) Look for the ideas, words and information sources that feed and support you emotionally — and that nurture your long-term projections. Take responsibility for the thoughts, ideas and words coming out of you, too. Strive for compassion, forgiveness and viewing people through the eyes of love. Speak maturely and from the heart. Clean up your side of the table. The exercise is good for the soul and will help sink your anchor deeply into yourself.

Keep Astro-Insight going. Please contribute a cup of coffee, or maybe a slice of pie? Make a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net (and replace “AT” with @). Thank you!

© Kathy Biehl 2015. 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.

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Guess Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner? Forecast for Nov. 23-29, 2015

We’re seeking solid ground amid clouds of confusion,  deception and repression. While beliefs and traditions dissolve into we don’t know what anymore. The ramifications of ideas and chatter are joining Thanksgiving celebrations. Put your anchor in yourself. Voila! Your feet find solid ground.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Nov.  23-29  (8:12 minutes).

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Where Do We Go From *That*?

Wow.

Well, we certainly plunged through a gateway Friday. I’d certainly been feeling and seeing physical-level anxiety all week — were you? Suddenly a reason for it was all over the news, a reason apart from whatever personal wounds and demons were already stirring in each of us.

One moment I was meeting a friend for a drink. The next we were learning that enjoying that unsuspecting people had just been gunned down for enjoying that same freedom. My view of the world changed in an instant. As we checked our cellphones for updates, 1930s pre-war Europe kept coming to mind. Watching eye-witness accounts on BBC World News late that night, I wondered if I would ever feel safe again.

Yes. You read that from the person who always sees grounds for optimism.

Then the response fell into my head. I told my friends it’s time to dance on the beach like Zorba the Greek. He met disaster by celebrating life. (Madonna urged a similar response in a concert the next night.) And that’s what I intend to do.

I’ve been saying for years that the outer world will look like it’s falling apart at the same time that many of us are entering the best periods of our lives. As we focus on keeping our individual corners of the universe clean, calm and, let’s hope, happy, maybe our experiences will radiate outward and help society regroup and rebuild. (If you know Emotional Freedom Technique, this tapping script will help you move from fear and helplessness toward calm and compassion.)

So what now?

Now comes clarity. (Including about who you are and what’s most important to you most likely.) And gotta-have-it desires pressuring for change with a force that could create diamonds. After which the philosopher-fool struts in. and tosses off wisdom disguised as joking.

More in my Astro-Insight podcast for Nov.  16 – 22  (7:50 minutes).

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Forecast for Nov. 16 – 22, 2015

Show of hands: Who got chomped on last week? Now comes clarity. And gotta-have-it desires pressuring for change with a force that could create diamonds. After which the philosopher-fool struts in. and tosses off wisdom disguised as joking.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Nov.  16 – 22  (7:50 minutes).

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