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Stellar Stuff – 16th – 31st December 2015

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Last month on 12th November (the day before the Paris attacks), the karmic north node shifted into earth sign Virgo while its opposite point the south node entered water sign Pisces. The nodes will stay in Virgo and Pisces for the next year and a half (until May 2017), emphasising the importance of soul-body balance; health, service and sacrifice.

North Node into Virgo – Time to Step Up

Last month on 12th November (the day before the Paris attacks), the karmic north node shifted into earth sign Virgo while its opposite point the south node entered water sign Pisces. The nodes will stay in Virgo and Pisces for the next year and a half (until May 2017), emphasising the importance of soul-body balance; health, service and sacrifice. During this period, we are encouraged to embrace the positive qualities of Virgo, while releasing the more negative qualities of Pisces.  Pisces, being a romantic and empathetic water sign can spend too much time daydreaming and imagining how much better the world could be, while earth sign Virgo is more interested in creating a better world through efficient no-nonsense action that produces practical results. Certainly Virgo can be critical, analytical and overly-focused on detail, however with the north node in Virgo; we are being shown that not only are these traits important, they are crucial. Our food, water, agricultural and farming methods do need cleaning up as does our political and corporate leadership. Our ‘health care’ system is not working and no amount of wishful daydreaming is going to fix this. We can make the most of the north node through Virgo transit by committing to excellence and practical results – here are some pointers.

 

What We Need to EmbraceWhat We Need to Release
Gratitude for our bodies and rituals of daily life

The understanding that less can be more

Spiritual and devotional practice

Quality food, clean water, healthy lifestyle

Care for the earth and our environment

Responsibility and reliability

Sharing and sustainability

Practical compassion/care/support for others

Realistic solutions to tough problems

Raising our personal and collective standards

Discernment, discretion and discrimination

Attention to detail to produce efficient results

Careful planning followed by effective action

Hard work and personal commitment/integrity

Small steps creating big results

Blind faith or rose-coloured glasses approach

Scattered thoughts and behaviour

Sloppiness, carelessness, low standards

Addiction to food, drugs, sex, gambling, work

Escapism via video, TV technology, virtual reality

Worship of beauty, glamour, fashion, charisma

Hyper-sensitivity and emotional drama

Glamourising sacrifice and martyrdom

Apathy, turning a blind eye, shirking responsibility

Feeling overwhelmed and impotent

Drifting from one job/relationship/home to another

Being easily seduced or charmed

Daydreaming, avoiding issues or passing the buck

Waiting for the hero, saviour or guru to step in and save us all

Laziness, discontent and world-weariness

December Planetary Shifts

Relationship planet Venus moved into passionate and sensual Scorpio on the 5th December and will remain there for the rest of the month.  Positively this is a great time to declare your love, deepen your relationship or simply get in touch with your emotions. However watch out for jealous outbursts or unreasonable or manipulative behaviour, especially with those close to you.

Mercury moved into practical Capricorn on the 10th and will be there for the rest of December helping you make plans for the festive season and tackle all those tasks on the ‘to do’ list.

The Sun moves into Capricorn on the 22nd followed by a beautiful full moon in Cancer on Christmas Day.  The Capricorn-Cancer polarity helps us find balance between work and home life, so hopefully this means a stress-free holiday season with everyone pitching in to share the load.

Finally Venus heads into Sagittarius on the 30th and stays there until just before Australia Day. Sagittarius is the sign of travel, the outdoors, adventure and foreign countries and cultures which bodes well for those taking time off in January.

Finally I’d like to wish you all a happy festive season and joyful New Year. I look forward to sharing my love of astrology with you in 2016!

December Moon Calendar

Launch projects at the New Moon, bring them to completion in the period from just before the Full Moon to the Third Quarter phase and wind them down and reflect on developments in the week before the next New Moon. Important events such as parties, conferences and weddings are best held close to the Full Moon or when the Moon is in the same sign as your Sun (or Star) sign.

 

Date

Sign

Element

Moon Phase

15th-17th

Aquarius

Air

17th-19th

Pisces

Water

First Quarter

19th-21st

Aries

Fire

21st-23rd

Taurus

Earth

23rd-25th

Gemini

Air

25th-27th

Cancer

Water

Full Moon 25th

27th-30th

Leo

Fire

30th-31st

Virgo

Earth

 

Stella Woods is an astrology teacher and consultant based in St Kilda, Melbourne.

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