As Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus as the hope of the world, the very lights in the sky themselves enact the rise of new life, light, and certainly hope to a heretofore darkening world.  The Sun starts an ever ascendant climb into the day-sky, invigorating all life.  The Moon at the same time this year begins its monthly movement from obscurity to full illumination.  The Sun rules the year, the Moon the month. 

As Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus as the hope of the world, the very lights in the sky themselves enact the rise of new life, light, and certainly hope to a heretofore darkening world.  The Sun starts an ever ascendant climb into the day-sky, invigorating all life.  The Moon at the same time this year begins its monthly movement from obscurity to full illumination.  The Sun rules the year, the Moon the month. 

This year a new Moon and the Winter Solstice occur within twenty four hours of each others, on Wednesday, Dec. 20 and 21 respectively.  Energetically the Solstices seemingly do not produce anything special; their power lies though in their symbolism.  Symbols, contemptuously dismissed by the more material of us; actually are very vital in their laser-like ability to connect to infinite and un-changing universal realities through the miasma of human experience. 

The “four corners” of the year, the solstices and equinoxes, rule the course of men’s lives through the seasons and the inexorable passage of time upon the human frame.  All that lives in time and space suffer the ultimate ravages of decay and death.  For those however who have transcended time and space through the conscious of eternality of God (call it what you will), suffer no withering effects but live in eternal springtime that has no end. 

Time (as ruled by certain planetary representatives, such as Saturn) carves out great lessons upon the substance of men, perhaps like a sculpter’s chisel.  But like a symbol itself, in the end is produced an enduring stony image of perfection.  Yet still as the abrassive forces of time continue to grind the stone into powder, the image within is released to heavenly immortality. 

Unusual astrological configurations mark this Christmas.  The aforementioned lunar and solar cycles commence, and on Wednesday, Dec 20, Jupiter and Neptune make a subtle (put piercing) quintile to each other.  Jupiter and Neptune together amplify feelings of love and brotherhood, and the raise our spirits to exalted heights.  While some may simply be enraptured by the effecting energies, others will create inspiring works of art, build more charitable enterprises, and subtly work wonders. 

On Thursday, Dec 21, Mars makes a powerful square to Uranus.  These are both very dramatic planets in the delivery of their energy; sudden wild excitement may ensue and maybe a bit of anger, shock, and haste.  Accidents and injures are sometimes extreme manifestations at times like these. 

On Saturday, Dec 23, another so-called malefic pair form up, Mars and Saturn.  This could cause frustrating delays or painful eventualities.  Patience however will give you strength to overcome difficulties.  Short fuses may dampen some holiday plans, but who may suffer more are those who try to overly control things. 

On Sunday, Dec 24, Chistmas Eve, unusual, strange, or self-undermining propensities may come out.  The striving for holiday cheer may be lost in fruitless self-aborption.  Alternatively the marked loss of egotism (by a weakened Sun from Neptune) may open the way of selfless spiritual illumination to enter. 

Monday, December 25 on Christmas Day obsessions and compulsions may pop up as Mercury and Pluto conjunct.  Interesting debate, study, and contemplation however is sure to be had.  Unusual spiritual revelations may come out of holiday activities.  Also relationships may be initially strained, and good cheer may take a little effort to bring out; as it does however it should be doubly real and meaningful. 

Merry Christmas, see you in 2007, if not sooner. 

Curtis

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