It’s December 2009. Whew! How’d ya’ll enjoy November! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
As we wind down the year 2009, it is a good time to make changes and set the pace for the next year to begin. Mercury goes retrograde the day after Christmas and stays retrograde until Jan 15th. December and January will be about balance between friends, socializing and adventure with responsibility and planning.
December itself should feel like a bit of relief as we end the year, as spiritual lessons and challenges are reduced over all. However one last kick back of the lessons of the master number 11 will take place before we say goodbye to 2009 forever. I expect this will affect the US leadership as this energy compounds our president’s and vice president’s life lessons.
Shop early and wisely this season, but include some spontaneity as well. When those opportunities arise to let down your hair, don’t ignore them. It’s been a tough year. Be wise, but have some fun and salve some wounds. Friendships play an important role both as stress release and in helping us make decisions. There will be an important decision and evaluation to be made before the end of the year is done. And it may just resolve itself over the holiday. All the better if you are able to take some time off during the holiday to sort things out. Don’t forsake the fun, it plays an important role in this process. Yes, this month you can have your cake and eat it too, if you remember the key word – BALANCE.
As we slip into January, master number energy significantly drops off except for the master number 22, which makes it’s presence known and compounds the US’s current 22 cycle. January begins with Mercury in retrograde, but the emphasis will turn to the new year’s energies. Leadership and responsibility start the year off, though expect some delays in process. Though some energies give us a break for a while, there is an arch of influence that is rather long in January – 10 days actually. I expect to see issues involving law and government to play pivotal roles during this time. It is also a good time to exercise your networking and family building skills. Foundations are not just about getting organized, it’s also about beginning, renewing and building relationships and partnerships. Do not get so stuck in the head that the heart suffers! And if you’ve been so busy trying to survive that you’ve left off some simple courtesies when it comes to friendship and love, it’s time to take a deep breath and Live. December’s energies give you the perfect lead in for this by giving you the social opportunities, or at least setting the energy to make it work for you should you choose to seize the moment. Again I say, the end of this year sets the course for next year. 2010 will bring new challenges in the arenas of career, reputation, karma, service and responsibility. Start preparing now as if the new year has already begun, if you haven’t heeded my advice yet. It’s not too late.
I would like to note folks, that on December 21, please be careful while driving on this day. Whether you are traveling, or just going to work, plan for extra time on the road and be prepared to be patient with others. This is a day we all really need to be as “zen” as possible on the roads and certainly not take anything personal on the roads either. When I see this kind of stress pattern fall like this on a Monday, much less surrounded by a bunch of other energies, I see far more car accidents in the Austin area. It may not be like this everywhere, but I expect it will likely be on this date. Some could argue that the energy of traveling and looking forward to seeing friends and family could shift more typical daily impatience on the road, but I’m not sure that it will. I expect traffic on the big highways, especially metro areas, to be at a high. There will likely be flight delays too, so just keep it in mind and plan plenty of time. Get there safe!
Recap on upcoming celestial events with Dates of Numerological Significance included:
Dec 1: Uranus goes direct
Dec 10: Date of Numerological Significance
Dec 20: Mars goes retrograde
Dec 21: Winter Solstice
Dec 21: Date of Numerological Significance
Dec 21-24: Arch of Numerological Influence
Dec 25: Christmas (not celestial, but on everyone’s mind none-the-less)
Dec 26: Mercury goes retrograde (just in time for the holiday)
Dec 31: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Jan 13: Saturn goes Retrograde
Jan 7: Date of Numerological Significance
Jan 15: Mercury goes Direct
Jan 15: Annular Solar Eclipse
Jan 15-25: Arch of Influence
Jan 18: Date of Numerological Significance
Jan 29: Date of Numerological Significance
Jan 29-30: Arch of Influence