astrology dec 2011
VEDIC ASTROLOGY BY SAM GEPPI
Among other things, December features a lunar eclipse in
Taurus and Mercury moving direct (after being retrograde).
Here is The Week By Week Analysis.
December 1-2, The moon is in Aquarius opposite Mars
in Leo, bringing some restlessness between our personal
and collective duties.
December 1-8, This week is dominated by a tight stellium
(close conjunction) of planets in Scorpio. This week, the
Sun, Mercury, and the North Node are taking us into the
depth of feeling, primal fear, and obsession. The creative
option may result in a great work of art or music. Scorpio
brings forth enormous depth when we are able to concentrate internally on something we love, rather than obsess
over something externally we are hoping will bring love.
Mars extends his aspect to the moon in Pisces on December
3 and 4, making these good days for metaphysical study.
These are also good days for service in ashrams or in spiritual communities.
December 6-7, Seek the guru’s grace with Moon/Jupiter
conjunction in Aries. This will be excellent for initiating
a new Yoga practice, health routine, or for deepening an
December 9-16, This week features a full lunar eclipse in
Taurus on December 10. The Moon is exalted in Taurus,
the most stable zodiac sign as it gives structure to our ever-changing emotions. The Taurus full moon is in Rohini, the
Nakshatra (Star) of growth. This auspicious Full Moon es-tablishes emotional creativity and stability, as a counterbalance to the Scorpio solar eclipse of November 25.
The Ketu Lunar Eclipse often challenges us to find our own
emotional answers, rather than seek them in others. In this
case, the greatest source of creativity (Rohini) and stability
(Taurus) is our own heart.
December 11-12, are good date nights as the Moon in
Gemini opposes Venus in Sagittarius. A night out with
friends playing darts also fits the bill.
Mercury goes direct December 13 in Scorpio, having been
retrograde since November 24. Words flow out of your
mouth more easily now, but you may still be untrustworthy
when too emotional.
The Sun moves into Sagittarius on December 16, beginning
a month oriented toward finding a higher sense of purpose
December 17–23, The Moon will be under some pretty
heavy influence this entire week, because it’s either joined
with Mars, Saturn, or Rahu, or hemmed between them and/
or debilitated. This happens in the “fixed” section of the
zodiac, from Leo to Scorpio, a place of consistency, stubbornness (and maybe even feeling stuck) in our energies.
Be ready for some frustration this week. Stay close to your
mantra and be consistent with your spiritual practices.
December 17, shows impatience, yet also inspiration,
with Mars/Moon in Leo. The aspect from Jupiter keeps our
December 18-19, feature the Moon in Virgo, hemmed between Saturn and Mars, so it may have us scrambling to
disinfect everything and everyone. Chant the Gayatri Mantra on December 19 when the Moon is in Hasta Nakshatra
(related to manifestation and organization) to restore the
peace and the illusion of control.
December 20-21, Moon/Saturn in Libra is good for service and trying to face our shortcomings with others.
December 22-23, the Moon is in Scorpio with Mercury
and Rahu. The Moon is debilitated here, as Scorpio is a
sign of turbulence and intensity, which does not support the
growth of our heart.
December 24-31, There’s a New Moon in Sagittarius on
24 December. This New Moon is receiving a direct aspect
from Jupiter in Aries, which is an enormous blessing. The
Sagittarius cycle is about clarifying your sense of purpose
and meaning or developing a new course that keeps you on
track. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, Guru. This New Moon
is in Mula (root) Nakshatra. Now is the time to uproot
ignorance in your life and plant seeds of truth and Dharma.
December 26-27, the Moon/Venus conjunction in Capricorn brings relationship stability, beauty, and joy. The Earth
sign Capricorn has a stabilizing influence on both the Moon
and Venus. December 27 is a great day to sing, with the
moon and Venus in Shravana (listening) Nakshatra.
December 29-30, the Moon opposes Mars, just like it was
placed earlier in the month, but now the Sun is in Sagittarius, bringing enthusiasm for higher teachings into the
December 31, ring in the New Year with the moon in Pisces. (Uttar Bhadra Nakshatra.) This is a great star of service to humanity.
Sam Geppi is an internationally respected Vedic astrology teacher. For free Vedic
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