Guest article by Dorene Carrel.
"December is a moderately active month, highlighted by two planetary stations and the Winter Solstice. While the first half of the month is fairly peaceful, the second half features a dynamic cardinal t-square pattern between Mars, Uranus and Pluto that will likely set off significant personal and planetary changes.
On December 2, the New Moon occurs at 11 Sagittarius. A Sagittarius lunation provides us with a broader perspective, as we examine our higher knowledge, belief systems and visions to determine how well our daily life reflects them. This is a good month to practice being open-minded, truth-seeking and optimistic. The shadow side is being judgmental and overindulgent. Chiron closely aspects this New Moon, which allows us to take a closer look at victim and codependency patterns in relationships, as well as where we need to have more compassion and forgiveness. There is also a harmonious trine to Uranus, which opens us to new creative insights. The Sabian symbol for this degree, “In the left section of an archaic temple, a lamp burns in a container shaped like a human body,” reminds us to balance intellectual concepts with trusting the wisdom of the body.
Jupiter in Cancer makes a harmonious trine to Saturn in Scorpio, which is in effect from December 9 to 15 (exact on December 12). This is a good time to ground our higher visions in a practical way, especially in educational and career matters. What steps can be taken now to actualize our higher goals? The water signs suggest paying more attention to intuitive urges." forts.