Low-Down Archives December 2005

The Low-Down on the Far-Out

December 2005

Dec.01, 10:00 AM EST – NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS ("What's a New Moon?")

Spirituality, meaning, understanding and taking in the "big picture" are all in focus during this New Moon cycle. In particular, we are called upon to learn how to distinguish between using a broader perspective (e.g., spiritual) to reframe and reform our ego-based impulses, versus acting in a way that seems spiritual, moral and compassionate but is secretly motivated by ego-based needs. In other words, what is your primary framework—your ego needs or your spiritual growth? They're not all that easy to tell apart right now, since one can seem to mimic the other.

The one thing NOT to do during this cycle is to use this as an excuse to judge, blame or be "holier-than-thou" with yourself or others. Judgement too often brings shame which only hinders growth. Instead, strive for objectivity and understanding which can bring your self-perception into a new balance with your need for structure and your need for complete acceptance. Primal emotions (e.g., anger, libido, aggression/assertion, desires) can become amplified and a bit out of control during this cycle, making it seem like you're backsliding. But a detached, objective perspective can bring insight about what is really motivating you—which is very likely to involve issues about empowerment, powerlessness and the need to vent out the toxic emotions in order to heal.

Find a safe place and/or person to vent with (e.g., therapist, spiritual advisor, trusted friend, journal-writing, working out). It may seem like no matter what you do, you're doing something wrong or what you do doesn't work the way you'd hoped. You are surrounded by challenge, and it will help to acknowledge this and accept that it will have to be faced and dealt with in a new way. The open door that can lead you to that new way involves seeing a higher Truth in your situation (especially your own behaviour and feelings), which means self-honesty without beating yourself up with that Truth.  Top of Page

Dec.01-Jan.15 – Grand Cross in Fixed Signs (Mars Retrograde OPP Jupiter, Saturn OPP Neptune) ("What's a Grand Cross?")

Grand Cross in Fixed SignsThis is a powerful configuration that dominates the astrological landscape throughout December and half-way into January. Composed of entirely stressful and dynamic energy, it spurs us to move forward, try harder and strengthen ourselves. Mars retrograde is opposite Jupiter, which could amplify our frustration, anger, libido, impatience and tolerance. But it also challenges us to see things from a broader perspective, through the lens of a higher purpose, and to fine-tune our best judgment at times when our impulses want to just react. Saturn is opposite Neptune, although this doesn't become exact until August 2006, so this is a preview of a long-term process over the next 2 years. This process involves an existential challenge to find a balance between the spiritual and material worlds, and between what we long and hope for versus the reality of WHAT IS. The combined effect is both stressful and stimulating; a struggle and a dynamic growth opportunity. And being in Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), we will get the best results by "staying in the struggle" and allowing it to transform and reshape us.  Top of Page

Dec.03 – Sun trine Saturn (in Sagittarius/Leo)

This is a great time to apply yourself to serious work. You may feel especially self-sufficient and independent, with a strong and clear sense of self and purpose. There is support for your ambitions as long as you stay grounded and practical in how you approach them, which should come easily right now. Your ability to cooperate and feel comfortable with authority figures is likely to be high, along with your capacity to embrace your own authority and make solid decisions. This is a time when you are more likely to feel grounded and deal with problems in a practical, decisive way. Your energy may be more serious than "party animal," but even if you are in "party mode" it will be easier to realistically know your limits and not overdo it. If you've been waiting for the right time to move forward with or manifest a project or plan that you've been putting together (or wanting to), this could be the time when that happens. The final launch or manifestation may or may not happen now, but you will probably be able to at least move forward in some important steps.  Top of Page

Dec.03 – Mercury stationary Direct (in Scorpio) – Yay!!!

For up to a week before and after today, you may experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunications or changes in your outlook, as Mercury takes the slow turn to resume his direction motion. Mercury has been retrograde since November 14, allowing you to rethink and rehash about things that required some fine-tuning or revision. Now, for the next couple of weeks, while Mercury is still in the Shadow, it will be time to put these revisions into practice, carefully and gradually. In the meantime, take it slow, one step at a time, and untangle yourself one strand at a time.  Top of Page

Dec.04 – Mercury sextile Venus (in Scorpio/Capricorn)

There is a potential to benefit from social connections, diplomatic communication and receptive awareness during this transit, although a certain amount of effort is needed to make this happen. It can be a good time for negotiating contracts and other agreements, especially if you consciously focus your intent on achieving balance with your counterpart, partner or opponent that results in a win-win situation for all concerned. There is also potential to appreciate and express beauty, pleasure and sensuality. If there's someone in your life that you want to get closer to, try speaking gently and listening receptively, which can be the key that opens the door to harmonious interaction. Creative ideas can also find expression now if you apply your conscious awareness to bring them into focus.  Top of Page

Dec.04 – Mars Retrograde opposite Jupiter (in Taurus/Scorpio)

Both inspired action and brash overconfidence characterise this transit. For up to a week before and after this date, you may find that your energy, anger, libido and ability to take action are amplified—so much so, that you may be pushing yourself beyond what is realistic or unable to deal with reasonable boundaries to prevent them from getting out of control. What is needed is to find that fine line of balance between ego-based desire and spiritual inspiration; between will power and focused faith; and between righteous anger and arrogant pride. Strive to bring both your ego's desires and your spiritual aspirations into what you do, for each has its own validity and won't operate well without the other. This is the second of three passes of this transit during the Mars retrograde cycle. The first pass was June 25 (in Aries/Libra) and the last pass will be January 15 (both in Taurus/Scorpio).  Top of Page

Dec.05 – Chiron enters Aquarius (until April 2010)

Chiron, the Wounded Healer, brings his healing process to our experience of groups, community, friends and how we establish and maintain our individuality within these areas. During the next 5 years, you will have the opportunity to find a new balance between the urge to reflexively rebel against the establishment and the need to be clear on what you really stand for and what causes are truly meaningful to you. Start by taking stock of the ideals, visions, hopes and dreams that aren’t working for you anymore versus the ones that are. It’s time to shed the deadwood and liberate what’s left. This can bring you into a new awareness of what it is to be and feel alienated. You can bring healing to that condition that already exists in your life, as well as develop an appreciation and compassion for others who have been disenfranchised from the mainstream. It may also be a time when you will need to go your own way, separate from the mainstream, in order to preserve and heal your sense of individuality and autonomy. This is the second pass into Aquarius that Chiron has made this year. Chiron was in Aquarius from February 21 to July 31, when it retrograded back into Capricorn until today.  Top of Page

Dec.07 – Sun sextile Neptune (in Sagittarius/Aquarius)

Faith in the bountiful blessings of the Universe is within reach under this transit...but then, so is the fantasy that you will be magically granted anything you wish for. Although this is mostly a very positive energy, you could become so immersed in your longing for the ideal that you have trouble dealing with the less-than-ideal realities that still must be dealt with. Gaining the benefit from this transit will still require some effort. Hope, optimism and imagination are in the air, which could bring some relief from any depression or discouragement you might be feeling. Your creativity and imagination can be very inspired under this transit. Your sense of self could also get an infusion of uplifting vision, and you may experience a sense of mission, feeling that you are truly a Child of the Universe. There is potential now to lift you out of the ordinary and into the sublime—spiritually, creatively, romantically or compassionately—although this will require your cooperation to take advantage of it. Enjoy it while it lasts, but before you make changes based on what might feel like a permanent condition, remember that this is mostly a temporary influence and you will still have to live within the bounds of the physical world after it passes. Don't make overly optimistic promises now, that you will have to fulfil later when the euphoria wears off.  Top of Page

Dec.08-Jan.08 – Arrowhead (Mars SQR Saturn, SQQ Pluto)

Arrowhead Aspect ConfigurationWe had a bit of a preview of this powerful configuration earlier this year in mid-August (see Aug.08-12 Arrowhead), involving Venus, Mars and Pluto. This time we have Mars, Saturn and Pluto, and the common thread is Mars-Pluto. This current configuration is very much about the need to strengthen, develop and hone the ways that we work with power and authority. In particular, we are challenged to examine how we handle anger, frustration and reaction when we're under pressure or faced with a challenge. Ambition, drive, control and empowerment are likely to be central parts of the situations in your life during this time. You might feel held back, blocked or forced to conform to rules and circumstances that seem to bring as many problems as they solve. But the purpose of this energy is ultimately to forge a stronger container of discipline, determination and commitment that can support our long-term growth. The trick is to find a workable balance between power, authority and assertiveness that doesn't need someone to lose in order for someone to win.  Top of Page

Dec.09 – Mars stationary Direct at 08TA14 (in Taurus; direct until Nov. 2007) – Yay!!!

For about a week before and after this date, your energy can feel intense, erratic, volatile or liberated. After being retrograde for about two months, the energy that has been collecting during that time now begins a gradual release. It is possible you may reach a point of decision about issues that you have been struggling with, in the past 2-4 months. Low energy will return either suddenly and erratically, or gradually. If you have been wrestling with issues about assertiveness, aggression or forcefulness, the station can bring a turning point that brings resolution to your frustrations. Depending on how constructively and therapeutically you have been working with these issues, this resolution could be a positive time of self-empowerment, or it could produce an explosion of controlling and forcing others to bend to your will. Over the coming two months (while Mars is still in the Shadow), you will apply and integrate the energy and learning that has been gathered and is now being released.  Top of Page

Dec.10 – Mercury sextile Venus (in Scorpio/Capricorn)

There is a potential to benefit from social connections, diplomatic communication and receptive awareness during this transit, although a certain amount of effort is needed to make this happen. It can be a good time for negotiating contracts and other agreements, especially if you consciously focus your intent on achieving balance with your counterpart, partner or opponent that results in a win-win situation for all concerned. There is also potential to appreciate and express beauty, pleasure and sensuality. If there's someone in your life that you want to get closer to, try speaking gently and listening receptively, which can be the key that opens the door to harmonious interaction. Creative ideas can also find expression now if you apply your conscious awareness to bring them into focus.  Top of Page

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Dec.12 – Mercury enters Sagittarius (until Jan.03.2006)

Communication, ideas, thoughts and perceptual "spark" become expanded in Sagittarius. Your mental focus tends toward a philosophical and spiritual outlook that seeks the highest truth in the broadest context. However, it's not always easy for the conscious mind to assimilate and digest such a vast territory of knowledge, or to find the higher meaning in mountains of raw information. You might feel a bit overwhelmed by trying to take in such a panoramic view of your world, but the gifts from doing so are abundant and inspiring! To get the most out of this transit, try learning something new that expands your horizon. Or pick a situation in your life and imagine that you're looking at it from a mountaintop—what do you see from way up there that you can't see when you're closer to the ground? Just remember that whatever visions and insights you get from doing this, these are SOME of the truths to be found, but not necessarily the only truth. Leave room in your new understanding to remember that every mountaintop shows a slightly different view and that this doesn't make one mountain right and the others wrong.  Top of Page

Dec.13 – Mercury sextile Chiron (in Sagittarius/Aquarius)

Your mental focus and communication could get an injection of healing energy under this transit, as long as you are prepared to put some effort into getting it. Your spirits can become uplifted now, from seeing a light at the end of the tunnel or from finding a light that guides you along the path in front of you. It will not, however, make the tunnel or the path go away; you'll still have to walk the walk. But your mental perspective can become more accepting of inconsistencies and frustrations under this transit, which can alleviate a lot of stress and make the journey a bit smoother. Mental struggles and critical "self-talk" may find some reconciliation and acceptance that brings peace of mind. You have an increased ability to find the right words and understanding to help others with their problems, by providing insightful feedback. To get the most out of this transit, aim to find a mental outlook and communication style that can tolerate contradiction without having to eradicate one in order to justify the other.  Top of Page

Dec.15 – Venus enters Aquarius (until Jan.01.2006)

Relationships, material abundance and values take a step back to gain perspective, detachment and room to breathe in freedom. You may find that you want to use your finances and resources to benefit those who are disadvantaged or to support the greater good of society in some way. It can be a good time to experiment or try new things, to network with groups of people, and to take an objective view about intimacy and interaction. Relationships can take on an idealistic edge, seeking a state of equality and rebelling against imbalances that give one person advantage over the other. Having a strong element of friendship in your intimate relationships may become very important during this time, and friendships themselves could take a central place in your life. Detachment without disconnection is the ideal here. You may not be in a position to foresee future possibilities and translate desires into wishes and new hope.  Top of Page

Dec.15, 11:16 AM EST – FULL MOON IN GEMINI ("What's a Full Moon?")

There's intense and powerful energy flying around from all directions under this Full Moon! The Moon is in inquisitive, communicative Gemini, opposite the Sun conjunct Pluto in Sagittarius. That means it's a very deep, even dark energy, and one priority of this lunation is that the truth must out! Whatever you're involved in, this is a time to be honest with yourself and with others, not only for the sake of moral integrity but also because what you don't acknowledge can be the very thing you trip over because you don't see it.

The Grand Cross aspect configuration (see Dec.01 to Jan.15) is still going strong, as is the Arrowhead configuration (see Dec.08 to Jan.08). The Sun-Moon opposition (which is what a Full Moon is) ties into both configurations in a way that amplifies and focuses all that dynamic energy, a bit like a magnifying glass focuses and intensifies sunlight to create heat or even start a fire! This combination of energies can be a very powerful motivator that can propel you into pursuing your goals, possibilities and ideas.

However, it could also be a time when you might feel kind of swamped and overwhelmed, if you're not able to harness all that energy constructively and productively. In that case, it is best to take things one small step at a time, simplify your life as much as possible, and prioritize according to what is really important. Don’t sweat the small stuff. All this energy can potentially be channelled creatively into breaking free of old outworn habits, beliefs, feelings and reactions, as well as celebrating and affirming your unique value as an individual and a Child of the Universe. But to do this, you will probably have to let go of any need to control the way it all manifests.

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If you're feeling stressed or pressured, you might wonder how that is supposed to translate into breaking free from the very thing you feel stressed by. Try taking a leap of faith. You may find there's a little light glowing inside that, although perhaps not yet bright, feeds off an invisible Source that sustains it. That light is the Spirit of who you are (in whatever way that idea is meaningful to you).

We also have the Venus-Chiron conjunction (see Dec.18 and Dec.25) which introduces a process of healing into relationships, material worth and well-being. This is a rather complex process that will unfold throughout Venus retrograde (see Dec.24), but many of its themes will begin to emerge in your life now at the Full Moon. Don't be surprised if the healing process begins with an awareness of the areas where you feel wounded and require healing. Things may seem to get worse before they get better, and this is the hand of the Healer at work. Trust the process.  Top of Page

Dec.15 – Sun conjunct Pluto (in Sagittarius)

Your sense of purpose is potentially very strong right now, as you are able to tap into a deeper level of energy and determination. Your personality is likely to be more forceful now, which can be great if you need to make a strong impression but perhaps not so great in situations requiring delicacy, subtlety or diplomacy. You have increased ability to see below the surface of things, although it may not be as easy to articulate it in a way that is received comfortably by others. What you pick up from others can also become mixed up with your own personal issues, making it hard to tell where one stops and the other begins. Paranoia and suspicion can be strong. It is possible to unearth secrets or get at the core of unconscious patterns (yours and others'), but it is important to be prudent in how you respond to this awareness. You have the ability to wound as well as heal right now, so probe into the depths (yours and others') as you would into an egg shell that you don't want to break—gently, mindfully and respectfully.  Top of Page

Dec.17 – Jupiter square Saturn (in Scorpio/Leo)

This is the first of three passes of this transit (the other two being Jun.22 and Oct.25 of 2006). Jupiter and Saturn have a very long combined cycle—20 years! This is the waxing square, and this current cycle began with the conjunction in Taurus back in 2000. Therefore, this is a time when you are challenged to make a deeper commitment to long-term projects, goals and growth that began in 2000. It is a time to evaluate your development since then.

"What development?" you might ask. Five years is a long time to think back and compare to present day. At that time you might have experienced the end of certain hopes and dreams, although this would have cleared the way for new ones, which are only now starting to take shape. In 2000 you might also have found your spiritual beliefs and practices changing, perhaps to make them more applicable to your physical circumstances, or maybe to find a more spiritual, uplifting, inspiring or optimistic understanding of the world of matter and consequence.

Think back to 2000 and the far-reaching changes that were taking place in your life then. What has happened as a result of those changes? Where are you now if the process that has unfolded since then? Where would you like to be in another five years of this journey? Are there aspects of this situation that need to be adjusted or changed? Do you need to recommit to the possibilities that were born five years ago? What needs to be done now in order to get back on track or to ensure that you stay on track? This is a major turning point in that process, and the turn will take almost a year to complete. This is a good time to contemplate what you would like out of this long-term process.  Top of Page

Dec.18 – Mercury square Uranus (in Sagittarius/Pisces)

Your mental focus and communication could get an injection of healing energy under this transit, as long as you are prepared to put some effort into getting it. Your spirits can become uplifted now, from seeing a light at the end of the tunnel or from finding a light that guides you along the path in front of you. It will not, however, make the tunnel or the path go away; you'll still have to walk the walk. But your mental perspective can become more accepting of inconsistencies and frustrations under this transit, which can alleviate a lot of stress and make the journey a bit smoother. Mental struggles and critical "self-talk" may find some reconciliation and acceptance that brings peace of mind. You have an increased ability to find the right words and understanding to help others with their problems, by providing insightful feedback. To get the most out of this transit, aim to find a mental outlook and communication style that can tolerate contradiction without having to eradicate one in order to justify the other.  Top of Page

Dec.18 – Venus Direct conjunct Chiron (in Aquarius; Venus fast)

Unresolved problems and old wounds in relationships and finances may be in the foreground now, with potential for a new beginning and healing. However, in order to heal something, it is first necessary to become more aware of what is out of balance, which can make a situation seem to get worse before it gets better. You have the ability to wound those close to you, as well as to bring healing, as you explore what is and isn't working in your relationships. It is also a time when your approach to finances and resources may require that you face some hard realities that may not be easily or quickly resolved, but dealing with any problems will give you the chance to achieve a new balance. This is especially true when it comes to the ways that you see your physical resources as a reflection of your self-worth, and the relationships in your life as a reflection of your lovability. These issues may become aggravated under this transit, but ultimately this is meant to increase your awareness of these issues so that you can start to heal them in new ways. This is the first of three passes of this transit during the Venus retrograde cycle, indicating that your experiences under this transit will lead you into a deeper exploration of these issues. The other two passes are December 25, 2005, and March 14, 2006.  Top of Page

Dec.21 – Mercury Trine Saturn (in Sagittarius/Leo)

It can be easier to take a logical, practical approach to problem-solving and pursuit of your goals now. Your mental outlook is likely to be calm and grounded. This is a good time to make plans and work out the logistics of how you're going to get from "here" to "there" in pursuing your goals. You may find it's time to bring closure to finished goals by distilling and systemizing what you've learned in the process of pursuing those past goals. Or, you might find you are able to draw on past achievements to assist and support your current goals and plans. It is a good transit to bring structure to your thoughts and communication. You may find it's a little easier to accept authority—yours or someone else's—and that you are able to speak authoritatively about things about which you have knowledge or experience.  Top of Page

Dec.21, 1:34 PM EST – SOLSTICE – Sun enters Capricorn (until Jan.20.2006)

Happy Solar Return to all Capricorns! And Happy Solstice and Happy Yule to all of us! When the Sun enters Capricorn each year, it marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere (longest night) and the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere (longest day). Yule is the traditional celebration of the December solstice in European-derived cultures, welcoming the start of the increasing light. While the Sun is in Capricorn, we have the opportunity to explore our connection to the earth (Capricorn being an Earth sign) in a visceral way. Whether you are bundling up to survive a cold climate, or unwinding after the summer heat, or getting down to business as the landscape blooms in downunder summer beauty, there is something very manifest about the experience of Capricorn. This energy calls on us to get real in whatever we are doing; to bring structure, responsibility and discipline to our activities. It is a time to work on our containment, in the sense of defining the boundaries within which we want our growth to flourish down the road. Sometimes that means cutting back in certain areas to focus your energy and make room for new growth.  Top of Page

Dec.24 – Venus stationary Retrograde at 01AQ28 (Rx until Feb.03.2006; in Aquarius and Capricorn) ("What does retrograde mean?")  (What does stationary mean?")

For up to a week before and after this date, you may experience more intense energy in the areas of relationships, finances, beauty, self-worth and harmony. Similar to Mercury retrograde, Venus retrograde is a time when we go back over the same ground we just came through in order to refine, polish and adjust the affected areas in our lives.

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Venus retrograde can be a time when latent problems in relationships become outright conflicts. Or, previous ongoing conflicts may take a rest and go underground for a while, as everyone regroups and reassesses what is important to them. If you have been keeping the peace at any price, this can be a time when that peace suddenly falls apart and you are faced with having to deal with old unresolved problems.

Finances also can shift direction. Income and resources might become somewhat scarce, forcing you to let go of or rethink your material focus. Or, you might find your material resources booming ...possibly along with your spending. Issues about personal appearance, fashion, beauty and charm may also become conspicuous, either by their absence or their sudden importance. In general, it is a time to examine your value system and decide whether you still prioritize and cherish the same things in the same way, as well as whether you are truly living according to your values.

With Venus retrograde initially in Aquarius, your relationships with friends, associates and groups may become a focus. You may also need to increase or decrease the amount of detachment or distance you have with those close to you. It may be a good time to experiment with new ways of relating to others or prioritizing your material wealth.

With Venus retrograde later in Capricorn, you may find it necessary to reassess your commitment to Significant Others and to your chosen goals. You may have to address the need to assume responsibility and authority, or you might need to examine how you relate to those qualities in others. Financial investment might become a focus, requiring research and caution before committing yourself to anything long-term. Consulting an expert about this beforehand would probably be wise.  Top of Page

Dec.25 – Mercury sextile Neptune (in Sagittarius/Aquarius)

Your mind is very open to imagination, dreams and compassion under this transit, with a little applied effort and focus. This can be a very creative time, when ideas flow like a magical river. It can also be easy to get caught up in yearning and fantasizing about your hidden wishes, although it is possible to channel this into creative expression. (e.g., writing poetry, dancing, wistful music, singing in the shower, whatever!) The possible disadvantage is that you might want so much to reach a state of inspired intuition, magical outlook and effortless communication, that you are willing to be deceived rather than fall short of what you wish for. Listening sympathetically to others' problems may come easily now, and you are more likely to get a compassionate response from others about your own problems. However, it may also be difficult to draw clear and firm boundaries with others, since you are more susceptible to the emotional gravity of others. It is ultimately a time for optimism, hope, creativity and intuition, although it's wise to keep at least one foot on the ground.  Top of Page

Dec.25 – Venus Retrograde conjunct Chiron (in Aquarius; Chiron fast)

Unresolved problems and old wounds in relationships and finances may be in the foreground now, with potential for a new beginning and healing. However, in order to heal something, it is first necessary to become more aware of what is out of balance, which can make a situation seem to get worse before it gets better. You have the ability to wound those close to you, as well as to bring healing, as you explore what is and isn't working in your relationships. It is also a time when your approach to finances and resources may require that you face some hard realities that may not be easily or quickly resolved, but dealing with any problems will give you the chance to achieve a new balance. This is especially true when it comes to the ways that you see your physical resources as a reflection of your self-worth, and the relationships in your life as a reflection of your lovability. These issues may become aggravated under this transit, but ultimately this is meant to increase your awareness of these issues so that you can start to heal them in new ways. This is the second of three passes of this transit during the Venus retrograde cycle, the first being only a week ago on December 18, and the final pass being March 14, 2006. This second pass will likely bring a focus to the ways that the affected issues need to be rebalanced, healed and addressed.  Top of Page

Dec.27 – Mars Direct square Saturn (in Taurus/Leo)

For up to a week before and after today, you have a chance to discover and work with your blind spots and the hidden motives that trip you up. It may feel like you are spinning your wheels or "shadow-boxing" and not even sure why. You may be fighting a hidden agenda or unconscious motives (yours or someone else's). You might also be trying to apply a concrete solution to an ambiguous situation, and then wondering why it isn't working very well. Responding to conflicts in a passive-aggressive or manipulative way can be tempting under this transit, since you may not know how to take direct and effective action. Resentment might become a defiant way to express toothless anger. Part of the problem may be that you are fighting against your own idealism, and resisting the acceptance that the other person or situation can't be the way you want them to be. Feelings of disappointment or helplessness may trigger much deeper feelings from your unconscious, making it difficult for you to know how to respond effectively in the here-and-now. It will probably help to work on owning your feelings, needs, longings and (hidden) agendas. Being honest with yourself about what's really going on inside you will go a long way toward increasing your empowerment. This is the last of three passes of this transit during the Mars retrograde cycle. The first two passes were on July 31 and November 18.  Top of Page

Dec.29 – Sun sextile Uranus (in Capricorn/Pisces)

You are more open than usual to spontaneity, surprises and "flying by the seat of your pants!" Your sense of humour and fun are more finely tuned during this transit, as is your ability to break out of old outworn habits. It's a great time to try new things and experiment with something that's out of character for you. In fact, it may be surprising how easy it is to break out of your usual routine...so much so that it's good to be careful not to be too reckless under this transit. Just have fun pushing the envelope! You may also find you want things to be spontaneous and new and out-of-the-ordinary so much that it's hard not to feel restless and dissatisfied with ordinary life right now. But remember that trying to plan spontaneity defeats the purpose of the exercise. And if you are hungering for something new but can't seem to find something satisfying, try digging a little deeper to see what is driving that hunger from inside you. You could find surprising answers.  Top of Page

For December 30 and 31, 2005, see Low-Down for January 2006.

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