December 2017 Astrocast — Sexuality in the Shadows
By Gwynne Mayer
Raise Your Vibration for December
It takes effort and self-evaluation to keep ourselves aligned with our higher Self. Alignment for the new year is very important as we reach for a steady ‘higher vibration’ and learn to pray, meditate find silence, making it through the chaotic order that we are experiencing: climate conditions, dysfunctional politics, fear mongering, and all things that throw our individual peaceful fulfillment out the window. We cannot put a pillow over our head or dig a hole in the sand but, instead, we need to keep our vibration at a higher level with some personal disciplines.
…setting firm boundaries (say ‘no’ to those who drag you down.)
…refusing to engage in gossip
…using our ‘thinking’ processes to find logic in situations
…meditating at least an hour throughout the day, even if it is fifteen minutes at a time.
…realizing that you are a ‘soul’ and not attaching to your ego/personality to fix a situation…your soul is pure as it is!
Upcoming Astrological Events for December, 2017
…December 3, Gemini Full Moon
…December 3, Mercury Retrograde
…Early December: Mars opposes Uranus — affecting mostly Libra, Capricorn, Aries and Cancer—watch your tempers!!
…December 18, New Moon in Sagittarius
…December 25, Venus/Saturn conjunction – a serious tone
…December 18, December 31: Resolution
Words from the Buddha: “In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon (emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
So let’s get started on your Sun, Ascendant and Moon for December:
Aries — Aries needs physical outlets for the intense energy that is pushing others ‘over the edge’ and causing so much turmoil at an inner level. The physical exercises, meditations, massages, all help in adapting the impetuous and impulsive Aries to the tasks at hand. You can be an element of change in your immediate environment if you just reach out to others and teach them the lessons that you have learned about how and when to conserve this dynamic energy. Many inner changes have occurred in the last 4 years and now you are seeing the results of many of those changes. Unfortunately many Aries Suns, Ascendants and Moons have not paid attention and are finding themselves in ‘breakdown’ mode. Please, please take care of yourself as no one else can imagine the strain you have been under!
Taurus — Taurus, it is time to let your light shine in relationships. You have sacrificed so much so that your relationships run peacefully and gracefully so it is now time to pat yourself on the back for your strength of character and perseverance. Also what might be helping all of this out is your gaining more income in the near future, that is if you have not had a case of ‘impulsive shopping’. Keep your eyes close to your investments as this month you may see rises and falls, yet all will come out to your benefit if you have faith and keep your books in good order. Do not try during this Mercury Rx to pull any shenanigans with the IRS. It won’t work and will just create havoc in the year 2018.
Gemini — Geminis will have a chance this month to reassess all partnerships, including intimate ones, those with the family and those in business concerns. This will take some degree of auditing from an inner look at your external world and so it might take some twists and turns that you do not expect. You operate based on your word and think, often, that you are the partnership, not calling on the other half to pick up the pieces and collaborate with you. This can get you into some false thinking and get you stuck in a place that you don’t want to be. You have a great mind, but often you are overthinking issues rather than ‘feeling into them’ and coming from your inner self…not to mention not listening to your higher Self for guidance!!
Cancer — Cancer needs to take care of health and time appropriations during this month. This is a difficult time if there are too many issues to deal with especially in the ‘work space’. Most of the time the Cancer feels this disruption at an inner level rather than sees anything external to verify the truth of the matter. It is important for the Cancer to watch what the partner is doing to get more of a glimpse of what is happening in his/her outer world/external self. So many times the feelings are intense in Cancer and he/she cannot properly vocalize these deep feelings. Then, what happens, is that there is confusion about a situation that could be cleared up if only he/she can give words to it and the partner(s) will be able to assist in a very adaptable manner!
Leo — Leos are exploring some of their romantic interests these days, if, in fact, that part of the Leo has not gone dormant! Leos can have great fun in life if they don’t take themselves so seriously. December will be a difficult month in the areas of physical stamina and well being. It will be a time to be with only those who are of like mind and not spend time with those who you feel some kind of commitment that brings you ‘down’. You often concern yourself with what others must be thinking of you rather than making yourself content with your life ‘as it is’. This will be a month to do some internal auditing and quiet time in order to find your own ‘moral compass’ and that which brings you pleasure and satisfaction. Something is brewing in your inner life that will take flight after the first of the year! Take care of this time!
Virgo — Virgos are contemplating leaving home for some peace and quiet! I encourage you to look to your inner life and start editing out some of the constant worries that take you into the darker areas of your life. Try to see life as others might see you right now. It is very tiresome to be worried about things that you can do nothing about, including those things on which you had such a huge effect! It is time to smell the roses and redo some things in your home, find some quiet space and honor your silence for a while. These are chaotic times and I am sure you are on an emotional roller coaster at times but you can stop and smell the roses. You have total control of your life whether you believe it or not!
Libra — Libra is being knocked about by Saturn in their solar 3rd house and Pluto in their solar 4th house as it continues to throw curves your way in the communication department. It seems that you are not communicating in a way that people really ‘hear you’, but instead as if you are on either the offensive or defensive. I would take time to myself if I were you, and my Moon is in Libra so I can sympathize. Pull away from all the ‘duties’ you have encumbered and take some time away to have fun and enjoy yourself ‘by yourself’. That is difficult for the Libra as the dependency on partnership is very strong and the feedback from the partner seems necessary to both start your day and end your day. You might need to reassess this as it becomes a real ‘crutch’ that you/we can do without as time moves on.
Scorpio — Scorpios are more aware than ever of their ever increasing needs for orderliness, quietude, budgeting and new beginnings. As Mercury turned into its pre-shadow retrograde in the middle of this month, this unruly planet has put some plans on hold for a moment or two and then opportunities present themselves all of a sudden. My only warning to Scorpios this month is not to get too attached to any outcome until after the first of the year and even, at that time, look closely at what your expectations have been and how drastically all things have changed since last year this time. Always use reflection to come to a deeper understanding of the data that is coming to you from the higher realms. Do not let other people influence that higher energy as it is there for a reason!
Sagittarius — Sagittarius needs to slow down for the month as Mercury turns retrograde in your sign. You cannot keep going at the pace you have been so it is time to relax and have fun and try not to set so many goals and ambitions right now. You can always plan but don’t get too glued to outcome at this point. You will feel like you have more energy than ever and want to spread your wings, so spread them in a way that can provide fun and games for all during the holiday season. You have given much of yourself to others and continue to try to demand more from yourself. Start making those demands to others during this time and give yourself a break. All will go well for you in the New Year 2018 if you give yourself time now to get ready!!
Capricorn — Capricorns have been slow but steady and it is proving to be beneficial. The problem is that people around you are chaotic and all over the place and you want them to adapt to your lifestyle. Unless they are Capricorns they cannot live up to those expectations of yours so back off! You are exploring ideas for the New Year 2018 at an inner level and thinking long and hard about what you really want to do with your life and your creativity. Give yourself all the time you need as your passion for life will take some twists and turns this month that might alter your reality a bit. Keep honoring your privacy and your quiet time and let those alchemical juices flow so that you can be ready to start all that you dreamed this next year. You are talented naturally so just listen to your higher Self!
Aquarius — Aquarius must take it easy these days as there are so many contingencies regarding other friends, groups you might have joined or made commitments to and issues with family that need to be addressed. I would not try to do this during a Mercury Rx but instead, make a decision and stick to it about the way you want your life to proceed and how much energy you want to devote to these things mentioned above. You want to be alone and do your own thing but feel the pressure of the commitments and binds that you have put yourself in so it is all on your plate and you have to deal with it eventually. You can either do it in one day or can put it off until after the New Year; either way it is a cumbersome load of responsibilities at an inner level and is interfering with your goals and ambitions. Start meditating on this every morning when you get up and see what your higher Self is trying to say!
Pisces — Pisces are more sensitive than ever and need to quit procrastinating about the details of budgeting and career planning. However right now it might be wise to just take a break and listen to music, relax, take long walks and give yourself some breaks! The level of procrastination in Pisces is beyond my understanding but I know and trust that it is for an ultimate purpose and that the wheels of that creative brain of yours is making all kinds of beautiful sounds in the soul. Remember that you are a person who has great ‘soul value’ and that is often misunderstood on this planet and especially in the western world. Meditation and listening to the silence is very important for you in many respects. You are an empath and that, in itself, is a ‘labor of love’ always with friends, families and workers. Have compassion for yourself and don’t suffer needlessly.