"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them." ~ Thoreau!
The signs of Cancer and Capricorn are receiving quite a powerful focus in the heavens in 2010!! Pluto assured us last year at Thanksgiving, when it moved from Sagittarius to Capricorn, that we would focus our attention and our power more and more into Capricornian realms of basic economy, our money system, our own teeth and bones and the teeth and bones of our world--our power structures, and systems as they function in our practical world.
With Mercury retrograde in Capricorn, we are returning to review and rebuild where needed, our finances, our bones, our teeth, and all the infrastructure that "make our world go up and down." For the next three weeks, while mercury retrogrades in Capricorn--it is a natural season to review finances and rebuild financial infrastructure in this rapidly changing world economy.
Mercury went retrograde at 21 degrees Capricorn, on December 26th at 7:38am. It will retrograde back to 6 degrees Capricorn on January 15th, the day after the Solar Eclipse New Moon. The combination of Pluto POWER in early Capricorn, moving slowly, degree by degree, digging each capricorn degree like an enima is focus of POWER to cathart Capricorn for the next thirteen or so years.
In a closer faster cycle, this Mercury retrograde season asks us to review our own Capricornian realms, So the sign of Capricorn is receiving a tremendous amount of examination and review attention on many levels. Be ready to review numbers and financial systems willingly--to go to the table--during this mercury retrograde, as we go over and over our capricornian systems for the next three weeks. If the world demands more money, we can respond with money magic to remain on the "crest of the wave," and not under it.
Mercury hits 21 degrees of Capricorn again on February 3rd--a time when we can realize we've come out of the Mercury Retrograde rabbit hole that began on December 26th, or earlier, if we are sensitive, we feel it early.
Health Industry Relapse
The Health insurance industry has its roots in a kind of Capricornian hierarchical medical model that is a "profit-making" model at its core. This is one example of an old outmoded system. As mercury retrogrades over the next three weeks, we can re-examine this health care bill to see what it is really made of. Its good to be paying attention for this capricornian review on all levels.
Cosmic Economic Shift!!
All the activity in Capricorn shows the cosmic economy is changing courses!! If the cosmic economy tides shift, we too need to altar our "economic sails." Capricorn and Aquarius are co-planetary rulers of planet Saturn. When Capricorn has become worn out and over-buereaucratic, the archetype of Aquarius comes along just in time to throw enough chaos into a worn out system, to wake everyone up. With Jupiter, Neptune nand Chiron in Aquarius still, and Uranus mutually receiving this Aquarian river from Pisces, a river of Aquarian wake-up-chaos is available for our surfing and creative ingenius pleasure. Eclipses, like the influence of planet Uranus, can have a chaos affect and can sweep through with waves of change.
The eclipses in Capricorn are a powerful wave of drastic change
There are a few keys to surfing the crest of these waves of change, rather than feeling pummeled by them, or feeling overtaken by their currents. We need to "get with" this feeling of change! We can be fueled by the rapid change as it asks us to give up everything that causes a problem, either for us personally, or collectively, and jump into the waves of inspired change that call us forward.
It is time to resolve to know the universe is on our side, step aboard the new tide and allow it to lift us into our new sailboats! Oops, we may need to build the sailboats that ride these changing new energies of 2010!! (Mercury retrograde in Capricorn reminds us) Surfing mercury retrograde requires flexibility and willingness to go over and over a list of numbers with a partner until both people find resolution for mistakes in accounting or mis-calculations. It is a "going back to the beginning," of some system, and redoing the foundation, or reviewing the steps along the way. As long as we are willing to go in circles, where needed, without too much fuss, we can have a good time this mercury retrograde season, and allow the waves of cycles of change to wash us clean of the old ways and allow ourselves to be washed gracefully up onto the shores of our new forms, still emerging like tips of icebergs.
A "Blue Moon," as it is called, is named so because it is the "second full moon within one calendar month." For example, there was an early Full Moon on December 2nd and now a second Full Moon on December 31st. Although this "Blue Moon" phenomenon only means something from the perspective of the Gregorian Calendar year, i still find these little mythic symbols weave magic from every direction. So cheers to the special "blue" moon on NEW YEAR'S EVE on DECEMBER 31st!!!. For those who keep track, which the astroguyz are--the last blue moon was June 30th, 2007, and the next is August 31st, 2012.
If one simply lives within the lunar rythm, it is a special Full Moon, because it happens on New Year's Eve, of all moments . . . AND it is a Lunar Eclipse, marking a deep underground shifting. Some of us may feel exhilerated by this change and some of us may feel destabilized by it. Its good to pick up the surf board and enjoy the volatile waves of change, rather than attempting to hold a delicate set of china while managing an old system.
Astroguyz did some great research and as they say it,"not everyone will get to witness; a partial eclipse of the full “blue” moon. The second full moon of December, the first occurred on December 2nd of this month. This eclipse, however, is extremely shallow; at maximum, the moon will only be 7.63% immersed in the dark umbra of the earth’s shadow. Viewing favors Asia, Europe, and Africa; Australia will see a setting eclipse at sunrise, and most of the Americas will miss out. Only the Canadian Maritimes and extreme northeastern New England can expect to see a shallow, rising eclipse at dusk on the 31st."
This particular eclipse is a part of saros cycle 115. A Saros cycle is a period of 6585 + 1/3 days (approximately 18 years 10 days and 8 hours) Every saros (meaning a mark of time) the Sun, the Earth and the Moon return to approximately the same places woven by a larger archetypal thread. We can look back to the turning of the year from 1991 to 1992 to see some larger pattern of change in our lives. Eighteen years is a full cycle of the North and South Nodal Axis, sometimes called the "eclipse axis." As we reflect back to 1991 and the new year's crossover to 1992, we turn another great cycle and feel a certain river of change that we've felt wash through us before, 18 years before.
"Destiny happens in 18 year cycles," says the snake of past and future time. Eclipses are points of great karmic turning and un-escapable forces of change that have the power to sweep us out of old issues, blocks or outmoded patterns. We can trust this potent volatile and fast moving force of change.
If earthquakes come, they come to break up the old stuck places, bringing enough chaos for new life and new springs to emerge out of the crumbling old rigid places.
Capricorn- Cancer Alchemy in 2010!!
Time for Inventions!! "Chaos is the mother of invention."
Any time there is a "problem" in January, it is a good time to "invent a new system!" There is no better time for ingenuity than when change brings us to outliving our old forms . . . what is the next step? Where do we go from here? The question of the capricorn alchemy of 2010. The mountain goat climbs the mountain one step at a time, with no fear of hights or depths.
Cancer _ Getting with the Mama! The secret key of Capricorn/Cancer alchemy!!
When Capricorns over-serious skeptical analysis has us down, Cancer nourishes us with her protective yet soft life-giving nourishment. The archetype of Cancer, where the moon will be when it is Full Moon Eclipsing opposite the Sun in Capricorn, on New Year's Eve, is where our focus needs to be. The grand Mama eclipse. In one way or another, i will celebrate the Divine Mother on New Year's Eve. I will bless and pray for all of the mama's on the earth.
Eclipses in Cancer . . . How is your Mother?
With eclipses coming in Cancer, it is good to care for and check in with our Mothers, who may be feeling this deep change on some level. If we see them changing outwardly, it is a good sign, the change needs to be integrated fully through our bodies so as not to cause external chaos in our lives, more likely when we refuse to integrate these changes willingly. Nourishing our mothers, in all forms, through whatever changes they are going through at this time, is an important part of our 2010 journey. May the mother of mother's be with your heart this year!! As the shock waves of change move through our Cancer and Capricorn realms.
Opening Quote: I found this quote from Sheri Herndon, who comments: I love Thoreau's deep wisdom and thank you Michelle Sharine Grenier for sharing this quote.
Blue Moon and Eclipse Viewing information--thanks to Astroguyz!!
"The Abbey" Full Moon - Thanks to .craig
Eclipse Surfer - Thanks to pericomart(Feliz Navidad A Los Malos Tambien)
Blue Moon - Thanks to C@rlJones
Change Grafitti Wall - Thanks to The Value Web Photo Gallery
"Divine Mother's Love" - Thanks to CG2-SoulArtist
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