-The Influence of Sagittarius – December Energetics – Being Part of the Solution-
Here we are already in the very last month of 2016. Seems impossible that the year could have disappeared quite so fast, doesn’t it? And what a year it has been, so intense and packed with back to back challenges and apparently off the wall surprising events, some of which would have seemed highly improbable this time last year. 2017 seems set to continue in a rather similar vein so do try to give yourself an opportunity to take time out to rest and replenish resources as well as celebrate, over the coming festive season.
The Influence of Sagittarius
The sun moved into the constellation of Sagittarius on November 22nd initiating a month-long flow of magnified Sagittarian energy, which we will experience most powerfully around the time of the full moon, which is in the early hours of December 14th UK time.
The fiery energies of Sagittarius stimulate clear vision, clarity, focus and purpose. They also rule the higher mind and the intuition as well as inspiring wisdom and truthfulness.
The astrological symbol for Sagittarius is that of the archer in the act of firing an arrow towards a distant target. Sometimes the archer is depicted as a centaur – half man and half horse – and sometimes as a knight on a white horse. In both cases, there is intention and focus implied in the aiming of the arrow towards its target.
There is a reminder within this symbology of the need for us to set clear goals and to ensure that all aspects of ourselves are aligned with that goal, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Just taking a little time to review where we are at with this important integration process over the next few weeks will pay us dividends as we move forward into 2017.
Alongside the influence of Sagittarian energies, we also have the general energy dynamic this month which has a very fast, action orientated and expansive flow to it that has potential to bring some particularly powerful opportunities for change and growth to the fore.
Of course, as always in such energies those ‘opportunities’ could start out looking more like challenges, especially if we are reluctant to keep pace with what is being requested. So if you end up feeling a bit pressured in this energy flow remember to take a breath and recognise that the energies simply want us to stop looking back into the past and start right now creating something new for the future.
Just be kind to yourself and check in to see where you might be consciously or unconsciously holding on to an old vibration or pattern that is tying you into an old behaviour loop. Once we can see what is causing the resistance we can non-judgementally offer ourselves the freedom to make new choices.
December also brings with it the powerful energies of the winter/summer solstice, depending upon where you are in the world. This year the eye of the Solstice is on December 21st at 10.44am UK time. There is always a wonderful inpouring of transformational, high frequency energies at the solstice so if you are able, do take time to connect, tune in and receive. The bigger the collective cup we all create, the greater the quantity of light we will be able to receive and integrate into our reality.
The final word on the energetics of December is that Mercury goes retrograde on December 19th, turning direct again on January 8th 2017. This will be a time best used to review, reflect and hopefully gain clarity on your pathway forward over the months ahead.
Being Part of the Solution
the general energy dynamic this month has a very fast, action orientated and expansive flow to it that has potential to bring some particularly powerful opportunities for change and growth to the fore
When you look around the world right now it is clear that over the past year the ongoing process of change has continued to bite ever more deeply into the structures and agreements that have up to now held our 3D existence in place. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that chaos and instability now appear to be the new ‘constant’ in our world.
Problems appear to be everywhere and on the face of it the solutions seem far from obvious. However, if we look more deeply into what is going on we can see that chaos and instability are simply symptoms of change and that in the process we are being offered the gift of freedom that will allow us to make the new choices that are so vital for our future.
It is sometimes said that if we are not part of the solution to a problem we are probably contributing to the expansion of that problem in some way. One of the questions we could usefully ponder this month might be; how can I ensure that I am contributing to the creation of something new rather than continuing to energise the old?
As you do this remember that the ‘solutions’ we seek are already available to us but they must be accessed through a different level of consciousness than the one in which the problems exist. Giving ourselves the freedom to think out of the box, make new choices about how we respond to life and above all acting on our own internal truth and creativity are just a few ways that we can contribute to an environment in which new solutions can be found.
The energy flow this month will be particularly supportive of this process because it will encourage us to focus on what we do want rather than loose ourselves in the distraction of what we do not want. The more awake we are the more difficult it will be to resist the gentle but insistent inner voice that is requesting us to demonstrate through the quality of our thoughts, words and actions how we want our collective future to be.