Transits & Forecasts

Full Moon in Gemini, December 14th, 2016 – Thoughtforms

"The Sleeping Earth and Wakening Moon", by Evelyn de Morgan.
“The Sleeping Earth and Wakening Moon”, by Evelyn de Morgan.

Each one of the twelve Zodiac archetypes represents a different way of making sense of reality, processing the human experience, and actualizing one’s Will. For Gemini, this coincides with embracing the creative possibilities of the mind, exploring and actualizing one’s thoughtforms, interpreting and responding to the stimuli of the environment. Gemini comes alive through collecting, absorbing and delivering information, in an incessant dialogue with the surroundings.

Transits & Forecasts

Chiron stations Direct, December 1st, 2016 – The Blade Unmasked

Photo by Jon Estwards - esjauer.com
Photo by Jon Estwards – esjauer.com

Ever since the publishing of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ book On Death and Dying, the theoretical model of the ‘five stages of grief’ started to gain widespread recognition and notoriety – to the point of becoming a staple of pop psychology. While working with terminally ill people, the Swiss psychiatrist identified a common pattern in her patients’ way of processing the idea of an impending death; this brought her to postulate a sequence of emotions through which the grief-stricken person copes with loss and trauma: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. 

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Venus enters Aquarius, December 7th, 2016 – Break on Through (to the Other Side)

Illustration by Itsuko Azuma.
Illustration by Itsuko Azuma.

With the ingress of Venus in Aquarius, on December 7, the trajectory of our interpersonal relationships might take unexpected turns. Not only because this lucid, impersonal air sign puts Venus’ sentimental and hedonistic concerns into perspective, but also because the offbeat, bizarre energy of the water bearer is often associated with the unpredictable, the controversial, the unorthodox. While Venus in Capricorn likes to play by the rules, Venus in Aquarius is more inclined to break them, to search for meaning and fulfillment beyond the collective comfort zones.

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New Moon in Sagittarius, November 29th, 2016 – The Day will Come

"A Galloping Fantasy", by Sean Huang - myfantasie.deviantart.com
“A Galloping Fantasy”, by Sean Huang – myfantasie.deviantart.com

On many levels – global, personal, political, economical, as individuals, as a society – we’re approaching a pivotal turning point, for better or worse. A very obvious example of this, which I refrained from commenting (mostly because there are better qualified people out there offering in-depth, valuable perspectives), is making headlines as we speak. Most of us are smack dab in the middle of a crossroads, contemplating the next move, evaluating options, coping with the process of transition.