December and January Astro-Energies

November 28, 2009

As we enter December, Saturn and Pluto are still tightly square.   We can’t discount this energy pattern.  It WILL continue, although now that we’re in the thick of it, we can begin to get used to it.   Remember, Saturn is the fear that things won’t be as we think they absolutely SHOULD be.  Pluto is the fear that we can’t control anything.  Together they create a potent virus for a “FearStorm”.   Remember your good mental hygiene, and remember that at some level we are never “in control of things” and that Pluto rips away our control for our own ultimate good.  This particular ongoing square won’t flare up until other planets trigger events again.   And they will.

On December first, Uranus will station direct.   Uranus is in tropical Pisces and its retrograde motion has been moving it away from an exact 3-way collision with the SaturnPluto square.  (Imagine a 4-way intersection with no signage, and then imagine 3 semis moving full speed into the intersection.   They don’t have to be aligned with mathematical precision to create a pretty powerful show.)   When Uranus stations direct on December 1, it will be moving towards its square with the SaturnPluto series of squares (4 more in the next two years, and the next one is in late January).

What will this feel like?   Uranus is the fear of losing freedom.   It’s cutting off your nose to spite your face.  It’s the urge to break free from any and all constraints, and is the signature planet of the highest technologies–and of revolutions.   The energy zeitgeist of this time will be restlessness, impatience, “wired and tired” syndrome, and the pure rebel archetype.  Think of Aquarian (the sun sign ruled by Uranus) Sarah Palin.  Don’t fence that gal in.  She refuses to do what is expected, and reacts to every criticism as an attempt to abrogate her personal freedom.  Not the highest form of Uranian energy, but she definitely fits the pattern.

Now imagine that kind of energy combined with (and beginning to trigger) the SaturnPluto FearStorm.  It’s reasonable to expect that December and January will show us more over-the-top reactiveness from those who are fearful and angry.    But that’s not the only thing we can expect.

This archetypal energy combination is the signature for some of the most far-reaching scientific breakthroughs of all time.   As we speak, the CERN research facility in Switzerland is again setting up their “god-particle” experiment…  attempting to create the bit of anti-matter that some theorists think was the spark for the “Big Bang”.   They’ve failed to perform the experiment several times, due to events like power failures and bread crumbs falling into the device by (they think) a passing bird.  I think it’s likely that they will succeed in the next year, and quite possible in the next two months.   The implications for energy production alone are world-changing.   The implications for humanity’s ability to become god-like in our creative potential is also tied into this experiment.   BIG STUFF!

But we’re not done yet.   December also includes the relatively rare (once in two years) retrograde of the planet Mars.  Mars is the principle of action, of assertion, aggressiveness.   An astrological rule of thumb is that anyone starting a fight during a retrograde Mars is bound to lose.   This includes barfights and legal challenges.  Mars will station retrograde on December 20, and it will be tied up in the PlutoSaturnUranus picture.   Just what we needed:  More fire.  More agitation.     Usually Mars spends 2 months in a single zodiac sign, but because of this pattern, it will be in Tropical Leo until June 2010.  Sidereally (vedic astrology) it will be in Cancer, which is its sign of debilitation.   In the Indian system, retrograde planets are stronger for two main reasons:  they are brighter, and they aspect twice as many houses.  Two negatives can make a positive in Vedic astrology (retrograde is negative and debilitated is negative), but it won’t do it in any normal way.   Mars will be a wild card.  Mars goes direct March 10, and then it will only be “debilitated” in the Vedic system, and will remain so until late May.

The Mars Retrograde is a perfect setup for a successful Re-Doing of the CERN Hadron Collider experiment.  Mars archetypes include speed and collisons.   Unfortunately Mars configured with Uranus can produce accidents, but we’ve got that weird double-negative with Mars going, which can pull the danger out of the fire.

AND one more thing.  On  Dec 26, Mercury goes retrograde.  This happens 3 times a year, for 3 weeks each, so we’re pretty used to it.   This retrograde point doesn’t re-inflame the Saturn/Pluto/Uranus/Mars mess, so the normal mail, technology, lost luggage, traffic jam screw-ups will be in play.  Plan for extra time in your schedule and don’t sign major contracts unless you have a retrograde Mercury in your birth chart.  Mercury is an archetype that includes the mind, manual dexterity, trade, communications, local commerce.   Anything along those lines that can be RE-thought is excellent.   With both Mercury and Mars RE-trograde, RE-Thinking, RE-DOing, Re-Viewing, Re-Searching, Re-Writing will all go more smoothly than usual.   Mercury stations direct about January 15, 2010.

For the next few months, the key is staying clear of the FearStorm virus.  Surrender to what you can’t control, Trust that there’s a bigger picture unfolding, and sit back and enjoy the show from what my friend calls the “Bob Uecker Seats”.   It’s all Maya–a big play unfolding for our amusement and edification.

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One Response to “December and January Astro-Energies”

  1. Joan on December 5th, 2009 6:24 pm

    Thanks Ann, nice to have an update on the energies that are whirling all around us. Some of them are pretty knarly as you know. Astrology always help to get a clearer picture of it all.

    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. We were just family and had a ball playing Mexican Train ( Tom and Tulsi started it and we got hooked).

    This may be my only Christmas message so have a joyful and peaceful one. Love, Joan

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