Shaking Things Up
Today, we have a celestial gift that will not appear again until the year 2028! Jupiter, the planet of luck, has a positive aspect with Uranus. Uranus is the planet that encourages us to be different, be unique, and break our routine. Today, the universe is asking us to experience a different point of view and choose a different route. Both Jupiter and Uranus are in earth signs, Capricorn and Taurus, this can reflect to making this change in a materialistic and physical sense. Capricorn and Taurus also point to finances and health. Examine your current financial habits. Take a look at your current health and body care routine. See what your gut is telling you to do differently in these areas. What is your intuition saying that needs changing? Look for actions that you are doing robotically, for years even. Today is the day to break that pattern and shake things up. The chance for success will be found in breaking the mold and awakening new energy. After all, the best way to get the fruit to fall is to give the tree a good shake!
Don’t Forget Yourself
With today’s challenging aspect between Venus and the Moon, we will want to remind ourselves of our own needs. In life it can be easy to neglect ourselves. The desire to make others happy and care for their needs, our careers, and our obligations all make forgetting about ourselves far too easy. We have needs that must be met just like the next person. Today could potentially be a day where we can fall further into this trap of self-neglect and lack of self-care. However, we are now aware of this tendency and we have the power and wisdom to overcome it. Today, it is recommended you find the time to center yourself and become aware of your needs. Carve into your day, withstanding your obligations and commitments, time to take care of yourself. If there is no time available today, then it is time to cut some things out. If you do not take care of yourself, you will be no good to anyone else. The people in your life are relying on you, and this also means they are relying on you to make sure you are physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healthy. Self-care is not a luxury but a necessity. If we do not stop every once in a while and give back to ourselves, we might find ourselves drained of our physical resources and even emotionally impoverished as well. Honoring yourself is honoring the Creator within you. There is no shame in that. We are not the Creator but a channel for the Light of the Creator. This Light is designed and created to pass through us on its way to another via our acts of love and sharing. It is designed to nurture us and give us what we need through this process. We must receive if we wish to continually to share, and we must share if we continually wish to receive.
A Calculated Risk
The Sun in Sagittarius is awakening the “risk taker” within us. With the Moon moving into the sign of Virgo, the common sense and practical approach is being added to the mix. If you are unsure how to move ahead in life financially, romantically, or in any area because of fear of change or taking a risk, today is your day to take action. If you feel the desire to grow, expand your life, and take a leap into the unknown, today’s balance between the risky nature of the Sagittarian and the calculated approach of the Virgo can help you do it safely. Today, the balanced approach of risk-taking and the ability to take intelligent chances and risks are revealed to us. The fruit is only found out on the limb, let us not be afraid to plan systematically our next great adventure!
Loving People Exactly How They Are
With today’s beautiful relationship between the Moon and Pluto, we gain a very special ability to be able to love people for exactly who they are and not who we would like them to be. Oftentimes, we choose to befriend or associate with people only because of what we observe on the outside. We are easily swayed by social status, their occupation, what they give to us, or an endless list of what they possess outwardly. However, with today’s support of Pluto and the Moon, we potentially can attract and connect to something deeper. We can see the essence of people and learn to love them for who they truly are and what truly matters. We are more able to connect to the soul of the person and to their heart. We are able to see through all the illusionary masks and false impressions to what is real. Ultimately, this is the way to form lasting and fulfilling relationships. We often allow ourselves to fall in love with what someone gives to us, but if they stop giving to us, then we stop loving them. The “what have you done for me lately?” mentality is more about a business transaction than love. Going beyond what is on the outside and beyond what is in it for me is where true love and our humanity resides. Seeing the beauty of the Light of Creator in someone is the way to open our hearts and authentically love another.
Take Your Best Shot
Aim at the target and shoot! Today is a once-a-year trine between Mars and Saturn, the planet of action with the planet of stability and manifestation, respectively. Today the conditions are perfect to take a shot at making something happen in your life. Have you been wanting for a long time to ask someone on a date? Do it today. Have you had your eye on purchasing something but have been waiting for the right time? Do it today. Any conversation that you have been avoiding having? Have it today. The cosmos is pushing us to act. The opening for them to manifest favorably has arrived. The door is open today, you only need to walk through it. They say that 90 percent of life is just about showing up. Do not miss this once-a-year opportunity. Show up and turn your thoughts into reality.
Today, Venus is moving into the sign of Aquarius and will remain there for a few weeks. Venus is the planet of love and relationships and it’s entering one of the zodiac’s most impersonal signs. Now, already I know the Aquarians who may be reading this will disagree, but allow me to explain further. Aquarius’ love is for the whole, for humanity, and for the group. It is a big love that spreads over many people. Aquarians love people. They love to participate in social activities that bring more love and unity to a global level. This Venus movement is calling us to focus upon group interactions to bring the people of this world together. It can, however, make us slightly tone deaf to personal relationships, intimacy, and romance. But do not try to fight against this energy. It is better to understand it, work with it, and find the love that is there. Yes, Aquarians can fall in love and have deep personal relationships, it is just that the conditions must be right and they must satisfy their innate gift and desire to love large and love humanity in the process.
December 21 - Shabbat Vayeshev
Welcome, Winter Solstice
Today, the Sun enters into the sign of Capricorn, signifying the winter solstice. From here on, the days starts to get longer and the nights shorter. From a spiritual aspect, it is when things are becoming more visible, more exposed, and more geared toward humanity. Capricorn is the sign that rules the tenth house of the astrological wheel. The tenth house is at the top of the wheel and it represents fulfilling our destiny, achieving our goals, and succeeding in life. The most upper and outer point on the wheel represents commitment, being out in the world, imparting to others, and investing effort into our careers and communal work. Let us flow with the Capricorn energy and set goals and take actions that will take us closer to growth, making the world a better place, and ultimately, closer to the Light of the Creator. Capricorn is our highest potential and this valuable energy will be with us for the next thirty days approximately. Each month of the zodiac is a gift. They each are aspects of the Creator designed to assist us in our spiritual journey. Sailing with the wind each and every month will ensure we reach our spiritual destination.