Numerology/Astrology for 12/21/17
12/21/17 is the number 7. As we enter the time of winter remember that this time of the year has always been about learning, planning, and preparing. It is also a time to connect more deeply with family and friends. There is that calling that it is time to get more serious about things and to discover a pattern that will be sustainable for the next few years. Carefully think through what is next on your personal journey and do the tedious work to find a structure that will allow you to get there.
Winter Solstice is on Thursday December 21 at 8:29 am PST. The sun is shining on Saturn which is now two days into its 2 1/2 years in Capricorn. Combine that with the Moon still in the New Moon phase from earlier this week, and you have fresh energy for the coming three months. There is a price to pay, and that is that it is time to step into a larger responsibility in your life. That can mean changing the very structure of your daily life, improving boundaries, and making choices for long term benefit. Those people who are operating on an “I want it now” level of thinking will be heavily challenged to change their patterns This is part of something larger, meaning that it is time to go beyond politics and beyond all of the fear-based news and behavior. There is great opportunity coming from ambitious Mars aligning with expansive Jupiter now. If you are willing to eliminate beliefs, behaviors and people who drain your power, you will find it easier to take steps to bring forth your passions and higher ideals. The trick is to keep your heart open without getting sucked into emotional drama. This is a time to practice empathy rather than sympathy.
The Sun enters Capricorn and rather quickly aligns with Saturn, freshly in the sign. Under the Sun in Capricorn influence, with us until January 19th, your primary motivation will be noticing your feelings and the way to take more responsibility, ambition, and respect for law and order. Capricorn wants tangible results, and is most comfortable working within an established framework and where you must know your boundaries and limits. Working towards a long-term goal has more energy right now. The Sun’s alignment with Saturn in Capricorn reminds you that things in life are getting very serious. You are reminded of the constraints of time and motivated by the desire to manifest tangible results. It’s time to lean into that wheel. Yes, you are on a deeply rutted and muddy road and the going is going to be slow, tedious, and messy. But the work needs to get done regardless. You may feel burdened, overworked, and restricted. Embrace when repetition brings in some new types of discipline into your life. It is a time to work on a revised plan for creating order in your life. Old projects require a fresh eye and a new commitment. Emotional energy is clearly not sustainable any longer. It is time for a new way and a new beginning. Expect to feel physically more tired and distracted than you would like, hence the need for repetition and regularity right now. Make careful use of your resources. Preparation and logic need to be applied to the planning of long term goals. As much as you would like to see things clearly today, Mercury is moving towards a station, and there can be some confusion surrounding this shift.
In the darkness of the windows
throughout the land
I see the candles glowing in hope
for the return of the soul that is America.
In the quiet of that light burns
the remembrance of what
was the dream of this land.
Such a dream cannot be forgotten
because it lives in the souls of all mankind.
Freedom is the great illuminator.
That is why those whose souls rot in greed
attempt to destroy that freedom
as they tighten the thumbscrews
of the poor down so they can feed
on their suffering and pain.
But what those greedy souls
want and need is the light
inside that they cannot reach.
Because they have lost the connection
to their own inner light.
And the hole that is their inner emptiness
cannot ever be filled up with riches.