December 17th sees the Sun conjunct with the Galactic Centre in Sagittarius with the full Moon opposite in Gemini. This signals the start of a potential time of quite profound inner enrichment and reconstitution. The impulse that fuels this is coming from the very heart of our galaxy, but, the planetary network is perfectly aligning to allow the highly refined creative wisdom of the source to scale down in the process and fully integrate into earth-life, should we choose to engage and consciously work with these astral influences.
For people working with stellar energies this is a golden opportunity. The doors will open for an influx of interstellar influences through this full Moon and, given what follows, this has implications for well beyond this lunation. Over the full Moon period of three days those influences find affect through our personal awareness and innate human capacity to visualise and make mental connections. As Uranus is stationed at the exact time of the full Moon and goes direct on the 18th December the same influences can be put to evolutionary and inventive use on the earth plane. This is like the planetary tumblers in a solar system sized lock falling into place so that something much bigger can come in and work through us, and, this is how we should best view this Moon-time if we are going to work with its inherent energies. If the star-gates are anywhere through this time they are within.
Coming just before the solstice this augers well. If we use the coming days constructively, what we set in motion with the solstice turnaround of the Sun will be carried through until the beginning of February by a very special agency…..the planet Venus.
I will be taking a more in-depth look at the significance of Venus through this six week period over at Owlmirror, but, for now this is by way of a heads-up for what’s happening immediately around the full Moon and solstice itself.
Venus stations and goes retrograde on the solstice and will spend some 40 days travelling back through Capricorn to within a couple of degrees of Pluto. And, as if in perfect synch with the fire festivals, Venus will station and turn direct again in near confluence with Pluto’s deep searching energies on February 1st, Imbolc.
The whole period is shot through with an emphasis on the relevance of feminine power in the context of worldly issues, and that includes our inner relationship to the divine, that is to say, archetypal Feminine. Being in Capricorn, Venus also emphasises our natural earthly powers and natural rights, what they afford us and where they are under threat. This will be a time to re-evaluate the balance between human power and natural power. Some astrology commentators have suggested we will see greater focus on diplomacy in political arenas, but, I am seeing a fierce element of protective behaviour being felt and, later, openly expressed here, as befits a mother protecting her young. Environmentally, we may need to experience quite primal levels of sheer feminine force in the process, if only to bring a perspective into focus that redresses the balance of power. The energy of this time will awaken memories of who we are and why we are here…..
If you are working in and with Nature the deeper layers of consciousness at work, both in the literal subterranean world and the spiritual lower worlds, will be very much on call and asking to be recognised and honoured. The gateways of power found in these areas of perception, awareness and experience can become the perfect grounding space to interact with the incoming galactic influence. Telluric energy was ever the dragon power, but, we have seen the relationship between the maiden and the dragon subverted – she was there to protect the fiery one, but, has only recently been deemed the maiden needing protection, where formerly, as the Great Mother it was always her role to hold the serpent in both hands and let the power flow through Her! That serpent power is electric, is immensely healing and is sourced in the stars…….
Nature holds the star codes – anyone familiar with the animal, bird and plant tribes will know the truth of this, but, it is equally true of the ancient sites that have held the ancestral memories of our connections with the stars intact ‘in’ the land. These will be very much in focus, specifically accessed through inward experiences and on the inner planes, but, this is precisely where those stellar influences will find their most harmonious and effective grounding, especially over the 16th, 17th and 18th of December. This is a window, for those in the ‘know’, of subtle yet powerful opportunity.
We are talking about star power here in harmonious symbiotic relationship with the living Earth through our seasonal dance within the cosmos. Symbolically, just as the fruit ripens around the seed, the inner fire, the spark of life within the seed, ripens and becomes an enriched life-force in this process. What makes this possible in unique and transcendentally symbiotic, that is to say ‘evolutionary’ ways, is the galactic connection, augmented with Uranian timing and direct energy, and that is where our inner nature, our innate powers for connection with the subtle and non-physical realms comes in. It is an invitation to open an inner star-gate through those innate powers. What comes through and transpires will serve us well further down the road….
By the time Venus goes direct, provided we have been working with them, the enriched and star-blessed energies coming into and through our personal worlds will be ready for us to test out in the wider world, on the ground. Here is where the galactic and off-planet becomes truly grounded – this is in effect to describe a potential realignment with the ultra creative Sophianic wisdom at the heart of the Mother of all Life, and it primes us for the initiation of a revolution, one could say, The Revolution….the one we have all been dreaming of and waiting for.
That will be the theme that is dominant on the earth-plane building through and after March Equinox 2014 when we will see a mighty cardinal grand cross come into the planetary matrix, as Mars, Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter stand at 13 degrees of each of the cardinal signs. And 13 degrees Capricorn is where Venus will station at Imbolc……
13 was ever a magic number sacred to the divine Feminine…..blessed be!