Like in the preceding months, the Channel of Mutation is defined in December. This Channel connects the Root Center, which has the urge to act, with the life energy of the Sacral Center. This brings a certain pressure to the Chart, which in this month does not have so many outlets. ‘Something needs to change, but I do not quite have a handle on it, and my actions seem to be blocked – they are not as effective as they could be’ may be a familiar feeling in this time.
Jupiter, from Dec 4-29 in Gate 9, Applied Detail, reminds us that it is beneficial to go step by step and keep our attention on the task at hand. In the new year we can look back and see the distance we have traveled.
From Dec 26-29, Earth and Jupiter activate Channel 9-52, giving a boost of focus and determination just before the new year.
What else is happening in December?
First, two planets change direction:
- Chiron goes direct on Dec 9 and is these months in Gate 36.6, shining its gentle light on our emotional life: it knows that whenever crisis happens, there is a way out of the tunnel, even if we do not see it in this moment.
- On Dec 10, Mercury turns direct in Gate 14, Harvesting, which is good in collecting and managing resources. The time around this, from Dec 1-12, offers an opportunity to gain clarity how much resources – in our world this usually means money – we need for ourselves to feel secure, and to see how we feel about allocating some resources to a cause we believe in. A good moment to consider if we want to support any charities, which tend to ask for contributions in this pre-Christmas time.
The Garden of Eden
Dec 15-19 is an eventful period, with Sun and Earth in the incarnation theme of Eden. This gives us a longing for a better world, which somewhere inside us we remember: The Garden of Eden. Both Sun and Earth activate channels in these days.
- The Sun with the North Moon Node are in the Channel of Curiosity, which communicates personal experiences to others to start an exchange of ideas, which can then ‘broaden our mind’, in other words: update our interpretations of what goes on in the world around us. In the Garden of Eden, this Channel propels us to share our personal experiences to arrive at new understandings what a more ideal world could look like.
- Earth activates with Mars, which is in emotional gates in the second half of the month, the Channel of Openness/Romance. These days, men, or the male side in us, have access to deep feelings and can give them a voice. It is important to understand the emotional impact this Channel can have on others, so let your feelings be known when you are in a good mood, otherwise just feel them and wait – a wise approach outside this period too.
The days around Midwinter (for the Northern hemisphere), from Dec 20-23, Sun and Earth are in the incarnation theme of the Vessel of Love, which indeed is about love: to feel and honor it in ourselves and then to share it with others. It would be a natural moment to begin the new year.
Our society seems to have moved away from the rhythms of nature; January first is in the incarnation theme of Tension. If you feel to hold a ceremony at midwinter – in Central Europe it’s on Friday 21 December at 23:23 exactly – it would be in tune with the ‘cosmic tide’. Anyway, counting in the new year, enjoying fireworks and toasting with loved ones can be a fun thing to do.
Happy New Year!