Friday, December 21. Winter Solstice at 5:12 am. Honor all that you have learned on your journey toward enlightenment as well as all that you will never know. Remembering the quote from Richard Tarnas, the “ultimate goal of knowledge is not increased mastery, prediction, and control but rather a more richly responsive and empowered participation in a co-creative unfolding of new realities.” How are you becoming more richly responsive to the cosmos? How do you know that you make a difference? How do you honor the contributions of all? The Yod aspect pattern with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto is as exact as it gets today. Reach out to the mystery and claim your place in the unfolding new realities.
Saturday, December 22. Tonight Venus conjoins fixed star Antares and opposes Jupiter, which is still next to fixed star Aldebaran. This has been a royal week of planetary gods standing at these two gateways in the sky. Jupiter is visible all night. Try to see Jupiter tonight as you invite in the balance between all the elemental tools of the Magician: the power of mind to manifest reality and the power of spirit to be tempered by soul. This path is not simple and every one of us will make mistakes along the way. With open hearts and questioning minds may we continue the grand quest of creating the world our descendants deserve to live in.