The good news is there’s no bad news. The Three Astro Kings of conflict, Uranus, Saturn, and Mars, are separating. And as their power recedes, we bid “bye-bye” to angst. The best news is great news. Jupiter moves into the spotlight. And as this jovial giant radiates good cheer, we embrace celebration.
Jupiter bestows three necessary tools for successfully navigating life’s uncertainties: humor, enthusiasm, and optimism. Indeed, Jupiter, itself, spans a broad spectrum of seemingly contradictory arenas. Governing the noblest of human pursuits--philosophy, spirituality and classical traditions of all kinds, Jupiter quests for truth. Jupiter also rules the bacchanalian excesses of life. It loves to party--a lot.
All week long, Jupiter trines the Sun and they keep each other laughin.’ So lighten up. Feed your spirit. And get silly. What’s more, Jupiter goes Direct on the 20th. From that moment until the end of the month, Jupiter sextiles Mars. Mars moves. Jupiter expands. And the ethers buzz with activity. Expect to be busy. Very busy. Together, Jupiter and Mars lust for life. Use their power to fire your creative urges and build hope for the future.
This positive energy couldn’t come at a better time. It’s count down to the millennium. Armaggedonist, y2ker’s, and other doom and gloomers will be industriously predicting “the end.” Even if you don’t believe it’s “the end,” avoiding this survivalist frenzy won’t be easy. Use Jupiter’s expansive perspective to deflect panic. Rather than constrict in fear, open in hope.
Fortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t need computer chips to tell time. Her internal clock knows when to start a new cycle of life. On December 22, the Solstice signals the return of the light. No matter what festival of light you celebrate--Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza--rejoice in this renewal. Align with the Earth. Just keep in mind, this new start is not the rebirth of spring, when the Earth buds with creativity and displays her potential. December’s renewal happens beneath the surface of the Earth where the roots of life collect energy and gather strength. Go internal. Spend the next few days in quiet contemplation.
Dedicate your festival of light to compassion. But before you open your heart wide to others, first, be compassionate with yourself. Make a resolution never to call yourself stupid or ugly again. Forgive your blunders. Release the need for perfection. Love yourself, as you are, in the moment, warts and all.
Then, feel that compassion expand to embrace loved ones. And for a long moment, feel your roots deep below the surface of daily life, gathering energy for a new beginning. Notice all the other roots doing exactly the same thing. Allow this common bond to reveal the biggest picture possible. Become conscious of the interconnected nature of existence. Hold that awareness like a precious gem, every facet glimmering with love. And just like Jupiter, radiate peace on Earth and good will toward all sentient beings.