Flowing with the Celestial Energies
At this festive time of year, I’d like to share with you some significant planetary events that will be surrounding and super-charging our Meditation for Mother Earth this month on December 22, including Mercury retrograde, the December Solstice and a Full Moon in Cancer on Christmas Day.
Mercury: Entering the Retrograde Window
First, a heads-up about the next Mercury retrograde cycle which technically begins on December 19 at 1:33pm HST / 6:33pm EST when Mercury enters the retrograde window at 14° Capricorn 55' and the exact retrograde station will be January 5, 2016 at 3:00HST / 8:00am EST at 01° Aquarius 03'.
Switching to the Right-Brain
Mercury changes apparent motion in our skies about three times each year, and as you may have heard, it is a time to double-check our communications and technology for that is what the planet Mercury represents. It is also a time for us to watch our perceptions and thinking processes and switch to a more right-brain mode of thinking rather than the more common left-brain way that we are used to in our third-dimensional world.
More on this particular Mercury retrograde cycle in the January 2016 article, but for now, here are the links to articles on my website to assist you in beginning your journey through the next retrograde cycle.
This is an ideal time for a Lemurian Astrology reading to see where Mercury is retrograding on your kahaki'i (blueprint or natal chart)
December Solstice Timing
Then, just prior to our meditation evening, the Sun will cross into Capricorn marking the Solstice on Dec. 21 at 6:49pm HST / 11:49pm EST (Find your solstice timing). This is a traditional time of the ancients to celebrate the completion of one year and the beginning of the new as the days begin to grow longer and the nights shorter.
Celebrating the Solstice
The solstice is actually a three-day window when the Sun appears to “stand still”—rising and setting in the same place on the horizon for three days. It offers an opportunity to celebrate the completion of the old year and allows us a space to be present with our intentions for the coming year.
In the Lemurian Wisdom we look at solstices as solar gateways or portals of opportunity to celebrate and to gain clarity the evolutionary journey of life. Meditations can be particularly insightful at this time, and it is a wonderful time for ceremony–however you choose that to be. Ceremonies can be elaborate with singing, dancing and drumming or simply lighting a candle, prana breathing and being present with the energies.
Full Moon in Cancer on Christmas Day
On Christmas Day, December 25, as we continue to hold the light for Mother Earth and all upon her, we arrive at a powerful time with the Full Moon at 3°Cancer 20' at 1:11am HST / 6:11am EST—the first full moon on Christmas Day since 1977. Cancer is the archetypal sign focused on nurturing home and family and creating a safe space for all to feel the love—including all in our global family on Mother Earth!
Uranus Stations Direct
Also on December 25 at 5:53am HST / 10:53am EST, the planet Uranus will station direct at 16° Aries 33' after having been retrograde since July 26, 2015. When a planet switches apparent motion—from direct to retrograde or from retrograde to direct—there is a “still point” into which we can place our intentions for the new phase of this planet’s cycle.—like a portal opening for a short time.
Uranus is the planet representing revolutionary and unexpected change, and its movement shifts our assemblage point and gives us new perspectives. It assists us in letting go of old worn out ideas and patterns of behavior that no longer work for us, and it moves us to where we are meant to be for our greatest good—personally as well as globally. With Uranus' stationing direct, we will now have all planets in direct motion. Nothing holding us back now!
What old patterns are you ready to ceremonially release into the still point of Uranus’ direct station?
Moving Towards 2016
As we head toward the end of the year, what an ideal time it is to focus the new year 2016 and what we’d like to see in our lives and in our world. Have your visions, statements of intention and mastermind statements ready for a ceremonial beginning to the new year, 2016!
What's in store for you in 2016? Let's have a look into your blueprint in a Lemurian Astrology reading!
With love and Lemurian blessings for peaceful and insightful Solstice, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations,