Celestial Chatter Jan 3 through 9 – Into 2022

Celestial Chatter Jan 3 through 9 – Into 2022

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Celestial Chatter Jan 3 through 9 – It’s 2022

Once again the muses danced lively during what normally would have been the sleep zone last night. Both time and timelessness vied for my attention. We in our normal human pursuits have been trained to live by the clock with each hour occupying the usual 60 minutes. What if during this season of the year we might consider a unique increment to the march of days. For the moment we will still hold onto the 24 hour day but, the hours might be seen to drift by on a different wave pattern. In the winter our planet is as far away from the Sun as it gets with the northern hemisphere leaning at the 23° 37’ further away than the southern half of our globe. Ponder, if you will, a scenario where the length of day is divided into dark and light portions that are not equal and yet still maintain an hourly increment as 1/12th of each segment. This would alter the length of each hour to being much longer during the extended cold winter nights, and likewise a compression of the 12 daylight time slots. In this scenario we would have short daylight hours and very long night time hours. Add to this the distance above and below the equator and the further north one lived the longer would be the stretch of each hour of night. I hear there are places in the circumpolar region that barely receive 4 hours of dim daylight per each 24 hour time slot at this time of year. That would translate into increments of 20 minutes passing for each clock hour of daylight for a day time slot. And vice versa the night clock hours would stretch to each encompass 1.6 hours of clock time.

All at once I find myself in some location off planet able to observe the spinning globe. Winter has wrapped its arms around the northern hemisphere and the bright side of the planet is a much narrower band of brilliance. As I am drawn ever closer to the planet’s surface I can see a stark alteration of the rhythm of nature here in the north. Other than the scurrying around of human endeavors much of the natural world is moving in slow motion as if withdrawn unto itself. A term flashes across the screen of my consciousness; REFLECTION. There is a deep and abiding sense requiring moments to ponder purpose.

As the muses spun my thoughts and dreamscape down paths of where this might lead hours stretched into days and days into weeks and then into years as the millennia unfolded both behind and before me. In the short lifespan for a human not so much accomplishment in the grand scheme of things is going to transpire. 2000 years ago our ancestors were refining the agro-cultural life style with expanding human settlements. 200,000 years ago we foraged for our survival and lived in small wandering groups. In the most recent 200 years our appetites for acquisition of earthly resources have been trained to be insatiable.

We begin the year 2022 and the writing on the wall, as my soul peered over the coming horizon for 20, 200, or just 2000 years ahead, foresaw a requirement for substantial alteration of our current trajectory. At this point the muses pointed out that to see time as I learned to define it in this unfolding matrix is perhaps not the wisest course to follow. There are a few trees that still exist on the surface of our planet that began prior to the shift from BCE to CE around 2000 years ago. Our soul inhabiting human form for a short season to learn lessons on the earth plane has been about this process forever. The soul, or spark of life essence, arrives in each incarnation often with minimal intact memory of previous incarnations but, this is not always the case. The muses curtail this line of thought and I am energetically projected into the zone of space within which the earth and the other celestial bodies of our solar system are cycling in somewhat predictable paths around that fiery core that gravitationally holds them together. I am made aware that there is a council comprised of these extra terrestrial beings (the planets) each serving a function in a very long sequence of energetic direction, offering guidance for those willing to participate with them.

I am invited to sit with this council and immediately the insignificance of tuning into the details of any longer cycle is refined into the vitality of living in the current moment. I am flooded with the awareness of animism shifting into shamanism and the course of the soul that is living in the moment discovering everything that is required is usually present. This does not always paint a rosy picture of how we might hope things will work out as some lesson plans are like very course sandpaper attempting to shave off our rough edges. The muses snap me back into the planetary council and astrology that is shamanic is being discussed in the context of animism as a reminder to always recognize life force as present in everything. The essence of soul emerges as I perceive the uniqueness of each soul present in this council and at the same time recognize the magic that transpires when we can open up our soul portals to discover the changing lesson plan as our soul is allowed to interact with other souls to combine energies into new functions. In this zone of interface transpiring amongst the council I become aware of a stillness wherein listening, or perhaps it is a willingness to hear between the thoughts, a calling for soul presence unlike anything I have witnessed to date.

When wandering the field of shamanism one discovers our energetic bodies have very little limitation of dimension. As I get ready to leave the council I discover a vast array of size changes available as I alter my boundaries from large to larger to engage in a honi with each celestial presence forehead and nose conjoined as energy moves between us. I begin with Pluto and am enveloped in a zone of intense and dynamic changes as parts of what I have known dissolves away to provide space for creation to expand. Next Neptune expands our shared consciousness and limitations of all sorts dissolve as if they never existed and a large expanse of possibility seems to project out in all directions. Uranus beckons and our kindred spirit erupts with unexpected delight as the false foundations crumble below us and an awakening transpires toward potential waiting recognition. There is a quickening as Chiron seems to carry messages that at one moment might portray limitation and the next erupting into enlightened euphoria as a healing balm is allowed to flow unabated. Saturn peers deeply as we are eye to eye in a focus of control with a purpose and practicality. In one moment this Saturn seems to attempt to contain things, only in the next to release it’s tight grip to allow growth to transpire. Jupiter, oh largeness that thou art, seems to express that containment has no place, and yet there is a vision forming of direction beckoning more participation in every far reaching zone of interface. Mars can hardly contain himself with a vibrant energy seeming on the verge of exploding at any moment seeking to launch in multiple directions simultaneously. Earth and Moon conjoined in a fluctuating orbital pattern beckon for human soul evolution to discover purpose that far exceeds much of the current earth plane plight infused with feeling and senses queued to a dynamic of maturity. Venus embraces us in a hug so complete that it seems as if our oneness is everything. Mercury in one moment spawns tales that would go on forever, and in the next weaves a joke into the story, or was it? Flying into the solar core we erupt into a searing burst of energy radiating throughout the cosmos as if to say, “gather round friends, if you can stand the heat”. Here in the core of everything there is an essence of presence more like a reflection of cosmic oneness or boldness at being that infiltrates and embraces everything. Individuality, yes, but only as a stepping stone to engaged participation with every other creature and presence.

I typed the previous paragraph with my eyes closed so as to capture the essence of the energy transpiring as each in the council imparted wisdom to share.


Before doing the lunar consideration, there are factors in play that our Moon currently must lay before us. This is the declination or latitude shifting process of north and south trajectory it weaves on its circling path around the planet. There are lines of demarcation at 23° 37’ north and south of the equator that can be seen on a global map indicated as the tropic of Cancer in the north and Tropic of Capricorn in the south. These lines represent the apparent maximum distance north or south of the equator the Sun and Saturn never travel beyond in relation to the earth’s rotation. Any other planet can weave a trajectory that on occasion does wander beyond these tropic lines of latitude. When this transpires they are said to be out-of-bounds (oob). Our closest satellite, the Moon, goes through spells where it can wander these oob zones and sometimes this pattern lasts for years. During the 2020’s is one of these time frames with the up and down movement causing the Moon to travel these unpredictable zones for a few days every two weeks. We begin 2022 with the Moon oob until January 4th. The next lunar oob will transpire between January 14th to the 18th. I bring this up as this can flavor how we play our capacity to listen to our inner instincts, needs, attachments, and ancestral memories. The symbol for the Moon a is two arcs of consciousness one inside the other or a listening to our own inward being (soul). The potential for insight to wander along unique investigative tracks while oob is enhanced a bit more often during the 2020’s every couple weeks.

Now, getting down to mundane matters… Each week the Moon travels a quarter of the way around the planet and by extension the zodiacal backdrop of 12 energy fields. This week was initiated by the new Moon oob on Sunday in Capricorn and then she will travel around as she increases in size until landing in Aries for a couple days. The trajectory set in Capricorn for this lunar cycle should indicate purpose and practicality with a unique oob twist inspired by our position in whatever organizational field we find ourselves. During this upcoming week the Moon will conjoin briefly with 6 of the 10 planets and Chiron.

In the wee hours of Monday Venus retrograde embraces the Moon as an energy initiation for us to tune into. Since Venus is retreating (in retrograde) we may feel some level of concern for those along our path we may not have treated as well as we had hoped. Pluto is greeted by the Moon next on Monday morning and perhaps there are matters on the home front requiring some smoothing out if ruffled feathers exist. Maybe our grasp of aspects of our connection to parents and family that are being redefined.

As we enter into the evening cycle the Moon and Mercury do a jig in early Aquarius. Might there be a story to tell or refine. Lord knows, our thoughts are keen to invent scenarios we likely may only have dreamt about. About mid to late morning on Tuesday the Moon catches up with Saturn in Aquarius. Could those inspired dreams of yesterday now be seeking some form or structure to fill out, or maybe we will have to invent this ourselves?

As the evening of Wednesday rolls around the Moon shifts from Aquarius into Pisces where it is immediately greeted by Jupiter. Perhaps there are deeper ramifications to what we have felt transpiring since the new Moon, and Jupiter is never at a loss for expanding on everything it is involved with. But Pisces, ruled by Jupiter is not a simple walk in the park expedition. What might that lunar directive bring to the table for Jupiter to cast into the sea of possibility? Remember you are only limited by your imagination. This might be an appropriate evening to set some intentions for utilizing your dream time to ponder some profound considerations. Be prepared to take notes either during the night or first thing when you awaken.

The next lunar encounter will be with Neptune in the wee early morning of Friday while still navigating the deeper waters of Pisces. Oh, did I mention the depth of the oceanic sphere to plunge into that Pisces represents? Neptune poses an invitation for participation into zones of potential confusion on one level,s yet just as likely can spawn ascent toward lofty goals of inspired aestheticism. One thing to always keep in mind when traversing the seas of Pisces is that we are in the zone of preparation for the next beginning or initiation process where we are offered the opportunity to plant the refined seeds we have nurtured for newness to sprout.

This brings us to late on Friday when the Moon will cross the threshold into the field of Aries, the land of beginnings. I would throw in here that Mars as the ruler of Aries is still traversing the fields of Sagittarius. We might expect to aim for some lively dreams that may take us to distant places we have not been before. Restlessness is not out of the question for this evening’s dream cycle.

As the afternoon of Saturday arrives the Moon combines its energies with Chiron. If we were to contemplate the seed scenario again, this may be a time to invest energy with tending to your garden of possibilities. Is it healthy and are you providing the correct nutrients of attitude? Will your growing awareness (plant) sustain any semblance that can provide healing into your world? Because of Chiron’s elliptical orbit it can spend from 2 to as much as 8 years in different signs of the zodiac. In Aries it is at it’s maximum or 8 years. The wounded healer is often portrayed with a leaning toward the wounds that each of us encounter as part of where it was in the celestial surround when we were born. The healing often is left to its own devices because in our modern civilization that is something left to the medical profession. Have you ever heard the expression “physician, heal thyself”? You might find this extraordinary to contemplate but healing is something that can only transpire within a willing individual or situation. Translate this and discover that you are your best doctor, or otherwise. Next week, beginning with January 10th, the Moon will continue from the middle of Aries and only one planet left to cross paths with. That will be Uranus and we will consider it then.

Nothing happens in a vacuum and there are other celestial parts of the conversation transpiring this week to be aware of. Venus making it’s way backward through Capricorn forms a sextile with Neptune on Wednesday. Don’t be too surprised if some either insight or confusion crosses your path on appropriate relationship or partnership matters. Sextiles actually can be beneficial as they occur between signs that do not confuse one another. There might be some challenge to this as our imaginations (Neptune in Pisces) have no limit. Being aware of this, one could aim to trim one’s sails and steer a path that does not intentionally provoke others. Sometimes this can’t be avoided but keep in mind that that Venus in Capricorn may be potential partners or folks in so called executive positions that are being poked.

On Saturday Venus retrogrades back across the face of the Sun. Are you up for the challenge as the Sun or King or anyone in a position of authority comes face-to-face with the potential reflection of their own technique of dealing with others? Might there have been situations in attaining your lofty position where others may have been steam rolled over to get what you sought? Might there be indications of what it means to be a wise elder creeping in around the edges of your awareness, as opposed to just being older and more in control? Ambition while not all bad can foster animosity from others if what you have attained comes at an increased cost to others.

As the week closes, Sunday finds Mercury in Aquarius forming a sextile with Chiron in Aries. Mercury has no shortage of information at its avail for the creation of stories that can infuse us with inspiration to be more in tune with others on our wave length. Perhaps the Chiron factor in action oriented Aries could be utilized to embrace someone in need of community involvement rather than them living on the outskirts. Perhaps community could use a healer with enough capacity to enhance synergy within the group. It is the story we are fabricating, and living into it,[ that sets in motion the experiences that will cross our paths along the way.

Celestial Chatter Dec 27 through Jan 2 – New Year begins

Celestial Chatter Dec 27 through Jan 2 – New Year begins

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New Year Begins

Celestial Chatter Dec 27 through Jan 2

As the year draws to a close we often reflect on moments that highlighted certain turning points in our journey. Not all are going to be as delightful as we had hoped and many likely challenged us to change. During this final week of 2021 the Moon will be traversing the section of the zodiac from Libra into Capricorn. The Moon can put us in touch with our feelings as well as nurturing and mother energies. In Libra this might occupy a shared space with others that emphasizes attempts to stimulate harmony. When the next phase of this lunar journey arrives on Tuesday the feelings become a bit more personal and potentially intense as the lunar light drifts through Scorpio. We may wonder if choices we have spawned were appropriate or if we might be attempting to carry too much baggage into a zone that is asking us to lighten our load. On Thursday the Moon sets off on a quest in Sagittarius fashion to go where no one has gone before. On Friday the last day of 2021 we are still seeking to fulfill questions about what is next but, hopefully this last year has opened our souls to avenues we had no idea we would be required to contemplate. The Moon and Mars will be holding hands briefly on this day so it would be wise to temper being a bit too extravagant with our desires. Oh yes, the possibilities are endless but, the constraints of the physical realm should be heeded. New year’s eve might be an auspicious moment to ask yourself where you think you will be in 5 or 10 years. As you awaken on Saturday morning, welcome to 2022. The moon will clear the last few degrees of Sagittarius before joining the group of planets making their way through Capricorn. Included with the Moon will be 4 other celestial travelers making their way to various stages of the mountainous ascent.

That was just the lunar consideration for this last week of the year as we feed into 2022. This, of course, must be shuffled into the context developing with the rest of our celestial host. Wednesday arrives as Venus and Mercury pass each other switching sides as Venus continues its retrograde dance just one degree from Pluto. Mars forms a sextile with Saturn also on Wednesday. Jupiter slides home into Pisces and we are tasked with discovering relevance to our soul’s mission in the subtler realms. On Thursday Mercury, clipping right along, crosses paths with Pluto as it surges toward Aquarius. Then on new years eve the Sun forms a trine with Uranus retrograde.

As the completion of any year ascends we are in the Capricorn zone of influence. Are we going to be drawn toward either the hermit or the executive function of society? They each play a part. Is our calling to be the authoritative, structured and disciplined manager or the respectful, responsible wise elder? It is likely to be some combination of these factors in play. I am composing these thoughts on the day of the winter solstice so am trying to ferret a meaningful course forward that is beneficial for the most. It is not possible to aim for all to be happy or pleased with the disparity plaguing our current grasp of reality in modern culture. I get the image of the cartoon showing a very fat elephant with a large bag of cookies behind him and one cookie left on the table saying to the other two there, one being of a very minimal living standard and the other middle class, “See, he wants your cookie” inferring the poor person and the middle class are to struggle for what is left. This is the current economic picture of a monetary system that has been highjacked to serve the few and leaving the remaining minimal resources to be fought over. To attempt survival in this context can only spawn tension between those unable to fathom the larger matrix within which they try to exist. This unsustainable hierarchical feudal system has existed amongst the human family for a long time and is not reflected within the rest of the natural rhythm here on planet earth.

Let’s unpack the planetary signature for New Year’s Eve this year. Saturn is starting to wane in its square with Uranus. The Sun is forming a trine with Uranus and the Moon is forming a quincunx with Uranus. Do you see a common thread here. It is that Uranus in Taurus. Taurus is the sign of resources, both natural and contrived. It is the capacity we have to be in touch with mother earth, but just as readily with the implements created from those natural resources. Uranus can disrupt or shake up whatever it is involved in. It is not doing this with the aim of just making things uncomfortable, but has a directive to keep us from becoming too comfortable and complacent. It has the function of awakening us to options we would not be aware of if we were not shaken from our slumber and dream state. Saturn is structure or the bones upon which things can remain rigid and upright. This long term square aspect we are living with began with a conjunction back in Capricorn in the late 80’s and early 90’s. This had the potential to awaken us to factors of governance we are subject to. This is the waning last quarter aspect of this cycle and often is referred to as a crisis in consciousness. At that time there was a restlessness stirred up that folks became aware of with the advent of new technology that had the potential for making us aware of more information from around the globe at a moments notice. This last quarter aspect from Aquarius to Taurus places our community awareness (Aquarius) in a tension with our understanding of what it means to own and the ramifications to our planet (Taurus).

The Sun in trine to that Uranian signature brings up governance (Capricorn) being stimulated with vitality and life purpose attempting to work in harmony with a shake up in our resource base (Taurus) and the planet under stress to supply what we demand from her.

The Moon in Sagittarius quincunx to this same Uranus factor asks to ponder seemingly irresolvable differences of direction to find common ground. Sagittarius is the higher mind and visions that surpass what we thought was possible to know. This is at odds with meaningful understanding of just what mother earth is actually making available and at what cost.

All of this transpires as Jupiter will infuse a profound opportunity for the investigation of a vast arena for spiritual texture as it enters Pisces on this same Wednesday. Jupiter can often be an attempt to exaggerate potential expansion of anything it touches. With Neptune doing the long dance through Pisces our imagination and dreamscape have been enhanced for the last 10 years and some have used this to attempt to escape from reality with so-called mind enhancing drugs and alcohol. Alcohol dulls our perceptions and New Year’s Eve often has this play out over the top. The drug use only has some benefit when coupled with proper containment factors that are not just aimed at another escape from the worries of the world. The potential to awaken within the dreamscape, or from it, into a more resonant frequency of our connection to all of life, only awaits our participation with others in varying stages of this quest.

So, 2022, what are you going to make of it and will the first few days be some kind of initiation into this process? Venus and Uranus are both retrograde as the year begins. We are having to contemplate appropriate relationship factors and perhaps resource relevance, if we are to survive as a species. You may want to keep this in mind as you formulate new year’s resolutions. Just for a little spice in the mix Mercury will enter Aquarius on the 2nd. This energy shift can inspire our thoughts and communication efforts to seek others we sense are a part of our cosmic tribe.

I will continue to work with and allow my team of assistants to make available these weekly ponders as long as I can.

Celestial Chatter Dec 20 through 26 – Capricorn Season

Celestial Chatter Dec 20 through 26 – Capricorn Season

Celestial Chatter Dec 20 through 26 – Capricorn Season



Let’s consider the high points of this week upcoming.

1 Winter Solstice – Shortest day of the year for the northern hemisphere, longest for the southern. The Sun enters Capricorn.

2 Christmas celebration. Supposedly the birth of Christ but he was a Virgo. Actually an accommodation for pagan and Wiccan rituals subsumed by the early church to in a sense buy them out or briefly seem to be appealing to their lineage.

3 One of the most celebrated commercial enterprises of modern civilization after the war machine.


There is no shortage of solstice ritual celebrations, most happening on Sunday the 19th to be as inclusive as possible. Here are some links to investigate:


Michael Meade – https://www.mosaicvoices.org/shop#!/In-This-Darkness-Singing/p/422842233

Sandra Ingerman – https://thepracticalshaman.com/fire-tenders-gathering/

Alberto Villoldo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02loxAdmxak


I am sure if you google this, you will locate options to participate with.


While I definitely tune in regularly to the planetary host, lately the shamanic beckoning is tugging at me. Here are some shared recent thoughts.


Muses are Restless 12-13-21


Last night at around the time Mars shifted into Sagittarius sleep became illusive as the astro/shamanic muses determined it was time to consider the shamanic aspect of my website presence. Visions were painted on my conscience of time stretched and spread out in all directions. Weighing in on versions of the use of this tool and appropriate language technique, both planetary beings and members of my shamanic team seemed to blend together and this was not a surprise as they are all actually on the team and increasingly more often grab hold of the rudder of my thoughts.


Deep in the well of winter, here in the north, the upcoming solstice has many jumping on the bandwagon of seasonally aimed advertisements and offers to assist while receiving a return on investment for what is available from their version of this energy signature. While I cannot fault folks for following these well worn paths that we are trained to follow, I suspect there is a much deeper and more profound stream of consciousness at work. What is underlying and keeping this modern system afloat? In the same moment the voices of the ancestors beckon some listening time and query if we might still have vestiges of experiences when we communicated with and cared for more than a strictly human plight.


Shamanism is an experience of stepping through a portal into a zone of timelessness where past, present and future all blend into a conscious stream available for connecting with at any point along the way. Our ancestors that lived and died well still exist as energetic exemplars to tune into, just as our descendants anxiously reach out for our participation in an ongoing lineage link akin to a tonal resonance with all of life from the earliest inklings of awakening to seemingly distant future possibilities. One factor many don’t often voice is the level of responsibility that stepping into the shamanic stream entails. Unlike many modern ventures that often fade from significance in the life path, once you have crossed the threshold into the shamanic realm the level of presence of a vast array of options in assistance to all of creation becomes a way of life, and you are no longer able to recross that same threshold and retreat into an imagined realm of so-called security. There are many thresholds that will be crossed on the shamanic journey as creation beckons our participation within broader boundaries.


Let’s consider some Capricorn astrological lore. Capricorn season, can stir the Capricorn part that exists within each of us, and is a time when a drive to accomplish can be accentuated. When others reach a point of exhaustion the Capricorn is likely to surge onward with a task. This may be commendable up to a point but, we often lose sight of a broader perspective for why our soul incarnated if we put on blinders so as not to become distracted by options that might draw our attention elsewhere. Capricorn energy needs to be reminded that attaining wise elder-hood does not mean sitting on top of a pile of so-called successes, in solitude. In the climb up the slopes of whatever particular mountain we are attempting to ascend, there are moments when the requirement to stop and take a break should be heeded. It is amazing how invigorating tuning in to the view from a mountainside perch can inspire renewed vigor and provide time for reflection on the journey and or task at hand. This is not just a good idea, but is a necessary process in the Capricornian trek. Wisdom is attained by the advent of varied perspectives we entertain, to round out our capacities of inclusion. Have you ever watched goats? These are often mischievous and energetic frolicsome adventures. Think of the mythological Pan as an archetype of aspects of the Capricorn potential. Yes, even you Capricorn have a delightful capacity to enjoy some frolic now and again. Perhaps doing a little memory search might re-kindle earlier moments in your childhood when life was an adventure awaiting exploration. Why have you allowed the focus of societal dictates and accomplishment to cloud this fun side of you? Of course, it is not required all the time but, letting your hair down may be just what the doctor ordered.



This next week begins with Mercury, still traveling out-of-bounds (oob), is once again joined from across the zodiac by the Moon traveling oob as well. There can be a kind of Uranian energy in the air when planets wander oob, and to add vigor to this Monday, Mercury forms a trine with Uranus to take unpredictability for a spin. While this is happening in earth signs, often leaning toward the more practical side, don’t be surprised to discover a version of experiences testing what really is practical. This would not be hard to observe when it comes to last minute gift giving/shopping ideas.


Early on the 21st is the winter solstice around 8 am PST. This is usually a good time to offer thanks for the shift into increasingly lengthening days ahead. We are in the initial phases of winter and, as has been seen recently, weather issues are not to be taken lightly.


Only two days before Christmas and the 3rd exact square aspect between Saturn and Uranus perfects across the Aquarius/Taurus signs. This is not necessarily something new as they have been in this very long slow dance move for at least the whole year and will have one more close pass near the end of next year. Saturn is rules and restrictions, boundaries and limitations. Uranus is rebellion against everything that Saturn stands for. Uranus can strike suddenly to disrupt things as when an earthquake happens. These two archetypes even though seemingly at odds require participation in a dance that attempts to locate a common ground that can appease both sides of the equation. Saturn’s strictness can always use some loosening up and Uranus’ unpredictability might on occasion need some reigning in.


Friday, Christmas eve, finds Venus, now in retrograde, once again closely holding hands with Pluto by conjunction. I have already discussed this aspect at length during last week’s Celestial Chatter. Christmas day brings the Moon into opposition with Neptune briefly. It would be beneficial to contain any quick judgements on the gift sharing front as this aspect across the Virgo/Pisces axis could be inclined for exaggeration that might be hard to defend. A more appropriate question might be, am I being of service to my fellow earth travelers which includes absolutely everything the earth is made of?








Celestial Chatter Dec 13 through 19 – Venus Stations

Celestial Chatter Dec 13 through 19 – Venus Stations


Celestial Chatter Dec 13 through 19 – Venus Stations


Every couple of years Venus halts in its forward movement and does its retrograde dance. I know that last week she hooked up with Pluto in Capricorn and this will be relevant for the foreseeable future of this particular Venus retrograde signature. The mechanics have Venus turning retrograde this week on the 19th then traveling in reverse until January 28th at 10° of Capricorn. It will once again cross paths with Pluto on March 3rd of next year. As 2021 slides into 2022 this is one of the intriguing aspects on our plates. As I am writing these words these two celestial being are in alignment to begin this initiation process. I refer to this an an initiation because whenever Pluto is in the mix we are being asked to consider processes that are intended to dredge hidden matters to the surface where they can be dealt with. Venus is our value structures as well as our capacity to deal with what transpires when we share space with others. Venus may seek to locate harmony in most instances but, when Pluto wants to penetrate to the innermost recesses of what that means, it is like being stripped naked and all one’s flaws are exposed for viewing. We, in this initiation experience have the choice/opportunity to either scratch and claw our way further under a handy rock or face the music of choices we have made along the way resulting in an altered path going forward. How honest can you be in the company of others? This is soul level investigation into what motivates us.


Since nothing transpires in a vacuum, other factors continue to vey for our attention. Monday finds Mars shifting from Scorpio into Sagittarius and Mercury shifting from Sagittarius into Capricorn. Mars a masculine archetype of will and desire, courage, energy and drive when sailing the distant seas of Sagittarius is far more interested in leaving the port and being on the journey than sitting around thinking about it. Mercury concluding its cycle in Sagittarius where thinking about possibilities the quest may lead to, shifting into Capricorn where practicality, structure and discipline seek to be serious responsible and potentially wise has to don a different set of clothes. The Sagittarius experiences of journey and insight bring us to the shores of a land where it is time to ascend the mountain of opportunity and with any luck our recent investigations have fine tuned our quest for the appropriate climb.


On Wednesday, Mars conjoins the nodal axis from the south node side. As getting set up to go on a quest commences, there may be memories of previous expeditions attempting to distract us from surging forth into new territories. Since Mars has recently completed its sojourn in the netherworlds of Scorpio and hopefully we have jettisoned the baggage that has been holding us back, allowing those fleeting thoughts from past excursions to just fly by like wisps of air passing around us is the order of the day.


Venus on Saturday stops forward motion within a degree of Pluto and Sunday begins it retreat back through Capricorn. This will be an ongoing matter we carry on into next year. Also, as Saturday shifts into Sunday there will be a full Moon as we ponder the ramifications of the recent solar eclipse new Moon phase from two weeks ago. As with most full Moons there is the maximum reflection of feelings initiated at the previous new Moon. Since we are in the field of the Sagittarius/Gemini axis the appropriate question to ponder might be related to your quest for learning. Is what you are doing inspiring or do you feel like you are just treading water with sinking as an option?


The solar trajectory on Sunday finds itself forming a sextile with Jupiter in Aquarius. This should be a lively interchange. Sextiles are harmonious aspects and Jupiter rules Sagittarius where the Sun currently is traveling. Since Jupiter is sitting on the degree of my Ascendant I am somewhat inclined to dive a bit further into this aspect. The Sun is approaching the end of its current cycle in Sagittarius, so might there be a sensing of some level of inspiration gleaned during the quest? Of course, the Jupiter function in this recognizes there will always be more to discover. Jupiter nearing the end of its current Aquarius cycle may wonder if the shared energy of the group will maintain some level of integrity? No worries, Saturn now one third of its way through Aquarius will keep it on track. The lesson plan is shared community development. When looking at the Sabian symbol interpretation from Dane Rudhyar’s “An Astrological Mandala” for where Jupiter is, we are greeted with a vision to meditate upon:



KEYNOTE: The capacity to utterly transform the character of one’s consciousness by radically altering the structural patterns of everyday living and the types of relationships one enters upon.


This is the second time within a very short span of the cycle that the butterfly symbol appears (cf. Aquarius 25°). Here what is emphasized is the process of metamorphosis itself. It is the fourth symbol of a fivefold sequence and it stresses the essential character of the activity required at this stage of the cycle; i.e. nothing short of a complete renewal of all the implications of being alive as a human individual will do. A radical change is needed. At this stage, this change is individual and mental, and it should be seen against the background of humanity as a whole. What is revealed is the potential ability of every human being to participate in a higher realm of evolution AFTER his or her emergence from a critical state of transition.


At this fourth stage of the sixty-fifth sub cycle the Keyword is METAMORPHOSIS. In spiritual terms, this implies “Initiation,” i.e. entering a higher realm of conscious existence and there joining a sacred Company.


It is an alchemical process that transpires when the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. Physically within the cocoon the caterpillar completely turns into a soup that eventually constructs the butterfly able to sail upon the winds. In a way the current Plutonian composting scenario has the potential for releasing raw material back into mother earth, with opportunity for new birth to have available as resource. This is an initiation experience that we are invited to participate in even though free will gives us the option to forestall its inevitability.