It's just about December angels, and 2015 is drawing to a close, meaning it is time to open your arms for the new year to follow. Well, open those arms you shall, as soon as you tip toe through the first few weeks of December. After a restless Gemini Full Moon on November 25th/26th, December has a few potential challenges to contend with, but if you face these obstacles with an open mind, you will be able to surmount them with confidence.
Looking towards the bigger aspects and there is the final journey of the Uranus and Pluto square to contend with, which has really forced upon you the importance of simplicity. You have also learned, through some fairly heavy experiences no doubt, that at times, you just have to step back from being in control, whilst at others, you have to step up and protect your life, even if you are feeling weak and unprepared. Uranus square Pluto has shown you the truth and reality behind corrupt others, on both a global and personal level, and shown you just how far people and organisations are prepared to go in order to achieve domination, wealth and success.
What you will also experience this month, will be the Saturn and Neptune square, which will highlight another shady element of the human spirit. You will learn over the next while, just how manipulative and judgmental people and organisations will be, in order to protect what they believe in, regardless of its validity or righteousness.
There are a few topics that we are encouraged not to discuss at the dinner table, with politics and religion being two of them. Sadly, these two squares will be bring both of these themes into the spotlight in tense and stressful ways. What can you do? Well, you can be proactive about peace, productivity and positivity. Support options that promote a peaceful outcome. Do what you can to help those that are unable to help themselves. Push those in power to do the right thing where you can. Your votes and your dollar do count, don't forget that, and be more aware of the end outcome of your words and actions.
Thankfully, most of the toughest tensions will happen from the beginning to the middle of the month, with Christmas and the New Year being a more relaxing affair. What is adding to the stress is Mars, who will be in Libra, a sign he is generally not comfortable with. What this means is that in certain instances, people can be over-compensating in their behaviours, or acting in a passive/aggressive manner, which is never a good recipe during a time that is overly social and interactive. Mars will be in square with Pluto whilst also being in opposition to Uranus. This energy combination can really play havoc with your feelings of security involving your personal self, your relationships, and your place in the wider world. The first week of December in particular can be tough, as power struggles can be common place. There is also a sextile between the Sagittarius Sun and Mars, and a square between the Sun and Jupiter, which will encourage a little bit of self-righteousness, especially on the 11th with the Sagittarius Moon. Feelings of confusion can intensify around the 7th to the 10th, as Mars moves into square with the Nodes. Nodal transits can leave you feeling uncertain about where you are headed, and have the potential of bringing back negative past events, or even people. Be gentle with yourself, but be firm with your boundaries from the 1st of December until the 16th, when you can take a well earned break and a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend meditating, or performing whatever task that helps you to relax and release stress during this period, and take as much distance from those who are placing excessive demands or expectations on you as you need.
After the 16th, life does take on an easier pace, with lady Venus finally gifting you with easements to Neptune, Pluto and Chiron. These aspects will enable you to embrace the more positive elements of Pluto energy, and that is the ability to free yourself of any toxins that are in your life. Pluto is the great destroyer, and he gifts you with the ability to transform your life and strengthen your foundations. Pluto energy expressed positively is all about being self-aware yet detached, in control but not controlling, and knowing what is true fear, and what is false anxiety. These connections to Venus, will enable you to strengthen your positive relationships, and to end negative relationships. They will also allow you to transform the ambitions, or desires that you may be aiming for at present into something that is strong, viable, and something that will stand the test of time.
Christmas day has the potential to be a very pleasant day, thank goodness! There is love, warmth and friendliness indicated by Mercury in Capricorn in easement to both Venus and Jupiter, whilst Venus in Scorpio is in easement to Jupiter and the Nodes. What can be a little tricky in a touchy intimate environment, is the square between Mercury and Mars. With the Moon becoming Full, and moving from Gemini into Cancer, emotional sensitivity can be heightened, and feelings easily bruised. Hopefully, Mars will mind his Libra manners, and there will be more inward sighing than loud critique, and conversations will be kept light and supportive.
New Years Eve, will bring us a Virgo Moon, with the Capricorn Sun forming a sextile to Neptune. This is a very gentle and discerning influence, and one that will encourage you to contemplate the bigger picture, on both a personal and a global level. There is a strong focus on self-improvement and future goals for the future with Jupiter in conjunction to the North Node, an aspect that will be with you until early March. What can be challenging however, is finding a balance between throwing caution to the wind, and becoming too caught up in the details. Mercury in square to Venus does hold the potential for a little tension to be felt within closer relationships, perhaps a miscommunication or two. Do your best to not blow things out of proportion, and try not drag too much of the past into an argument involving the present.
I felt drawn to consult with my Archangel Gabriel cards for you this month, and she wishes to emphasise with you the theme of communication. Archangel Gabriel reminds you of the importance of words, and just how they can impact on you, and those around you. Archangel Gabriel asks you to call on her for protection and guidance if you are dealing with overwhelming others, and if you are struggling to find the right words in which to express an important issue. She makes mention of the ease in which heavy words can be unleashed due to frustrations, or long held anger, and she asks you to free yourself of damaging resentments where you can. Archangel Gabriel asks that there be careful thought placed behind words and that you call on her at anytime that you find yourself on the receiving end of another's negativity, or harshness. Archangel Gabriel resonates with the Third Eye, Solar Plexus, and Sacral Chakras, and you will know that you need her influence if you are experiencing an excess of headaches, confusion, or any form of lower pelvic area issues. Working with the colours, gold or purple can help to heighten your connection with Archangel Gabriel, as can the crystals moonstone, selenite, carnelian or clear quartz crystal.
Well, that's it Angels, and whilst there are a few testy aspects to contend with, it is better to be aware and prepared. As I mentioned earlier, December is a good time to make relaxation and connection to Spirit a priority in your day. Light candles, burn incense, call on your angels, your ancestors, your guides and your higher power to help to give you strength. Carry crystals with you, eat well, spend time with those who are truly enjoyable to be around, and allow plenty of time to rest. Whilst you may be dealing with some tricky events and individuals, make a promise to nurture yourself and to tend to your mental, physical and spiritual needs. Don't hesitate at anytime that you feel overwhelmed to reach out for comfort from others, as there is always someone out there who genuinely cares, and who will help you to get back your strength.
Much love to you as always, seasonal blessings to you and your loved ones, and I will see you in 2016!Karen
Karen Piscitelli is a professional astrologer and tarot reader, who focuses her studies on the asteroids, the Sabian Symbols, returns, transits and the lunar nodes. She has also likes to include working with crystals, candles and mystical herbs in her energy healing work. For more visit...
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