By Bob Mulligan
The whole month is an unwinding of things that have been put in motion during the last two months. We will have a chance to rethink our chief obligations and also change the dynamics within our primary relationships. This is shown by Venus Turning Retrograde on the 21st at 28 degrees of Capricorn. She turns direct on January 31st 2014. Venus is only retrograde 40 days every two years. This is an opportunity to review our emotional life. The Grand Cross involving Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Mars forces physical changes in the world and also in our own personal lives. This will be in effect for the next six months so we are starting a long wide ride. Real change requires effort, so be patient with yourself and with others.
New Moon is on December 2nd on the 11th degree of Sagittarius at 7:23 PM EST. Uranus (lord of Infinite Intelligence) is Trine the Sun and Moon. We are being shown that the way out of our current conflicts is to reach for a higher more all encompassing solution. At the same time Venus (goddess of Love) is applying to a Trine to Mars (god of war). They are both in earth signs showing that we can find practical methods of achieving harmony in our most important relationships. Mercury (god of reason) is sextile both from Scorpio (sign of extremes). Solutions discovered now are not only thorough, they are final.
The Full Moon is on December 17th at 4:28 AM EST on the 25th degree of Sagittarius/ Gemini. The most salient feature of this moment is the Grand Cross involving the ubiquitous Uranus Square Pluto which is now being joined and energized by Mars and Jupiter. The four major areas of our lives (personal identity, relationships, home, and career) are being challenged by deep seated conflicts. Although some things are ending or being discarded, we are entering a two month period of either profound
introspection or external turbulence. Solutions are found in activity not discussion.
Sun enters Capricorn December 21st at 12:11 PM EST. The map for this moment shows tremendous upheaval on the planet. There will be an economic crises and a series of diplomatic maneuvers to prevent it from spinning out of hand. The good news is that the remedial methods work, but there are underlying difficulties which take years to resolve. Current economic circumstances, just like our environmental abuse, have developed over centuries of wrong headed thinking. Beginning steps during the next three months lead us out of our self created difficulties. Each of us can make a difference by taking reforming ourselves to meet the demands of the time.
From the 1st to the 8th all mental activity seems to be directed toward completing some long standing project. New information changes the basic equation but not our goal. Make time for social life and for helping others.
From the 9th to the 15th lots of lose ends come together as we focus on relationships. We find pleasure by tempering our obsessive focus on a single objective and by including more people in our plans.
From the 16th to the 22nd we change emotional directions as we take the happenings of the last few years and put them under review. People who have been stalwarts of our past reappear and make our days a little brighter.
From the 23rd to the 31st friends, family, and people in general blow hot and cold. There is great excitement but also anxiety. Be sensitive that this is a high voltage time for most people; become part of the solution and less of the problem.
1st – Sunday – Mercury Semi-square Pluto – Even though the day has a somber tone, there is genuine luck and abundance. Be willing to share your great ideas even if it means overcoming personal reluctance.
2nd – Monday – Sun Semi-sextile Pluto, Mars Parallel Uranus, Sun Contra-parallel Jupiter, The New Moon is a 7:23 PM EST on the 11th degree of Sagittarius – Overcoming our shyness may be necessary in order to reach out to others; this is necessary to benefit from the offerings of the day. Now is the time to plan and move forward.
3rd – Tuesday – Mercury Sextile Mars - Speed picks up as we simplify our objectives. The day belongs to the brave. Act with confidence.
4th – Wednesday – Mercury enters Sagittarius – It’s a great time to plan but there are a few practical details to be cleared up first. Handle all obligations as efficiently as possible then turn your attention to the big picture.
5th – Thursday – There is nothing wrong with having fun while completing complicated task. It is really important that we don’t make things more complicated than they need to be. Great joy can come from helping others in some practical way.
6h – Friday – Mercury Square Neptune, Mercury Parallel Pluto – Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Be willing to learn things that seemed unobtainable. The joy of the moment comes from going beyond our perceived limits.
7th – Saturday – Mercury Sesquiquadrate Jupiter, Mars enter Libra - Be sure to check your judgment of the situation before you commit. Promises given now may be difficult to fulfill. Others respond favorably to what we express and doubtless we wish the best for our associates; still, enthusiasm needs to be tempered with a calm mindset and common sense.
8th – Sunday – Our ideals easily run away with us and this is definitely a time for dreaming. Expanding our horizons can be good for the soul. Everyone seems to be a little bit more emotionally sensitive than normal so we need to be thoughtful in what we say.
9th – Monday – Sun Parallel Venus, Sun Semi-sextile Saturn - A holiday mood takes hold and there is a festive spirit to all meetings. A counterpoint of concern can still have us worried. Family, Christmas, the years end can all seem to create tension. The good news is that there is plenty of time to achieve what must happen before the dawn of the New Year.
10th – Tuesday – Sun Quincunx Jupiter, Mercury Trine Uranus – Going beyond what is considered realistic can give us a new sense of reality. Inspiration emerges in the course of our personal exploration. We just have to be open to new possibilities.
11th – Wednesday – Mercury Semi-sextile Pluto – We look for ways to break big projects into small achievable pieces. We have a tendency to assert a dearly held believe against the limitations of the perceived immediate situation. Great things can happen if we just hold on to our ideals while being willing to follow set procedures.
12th – Thursday – Mercury Contra-parallel Jupiter, Mercury Parallel Venus, Venus Contra-parallel Jupiter, Jupiter Trine Saturn - Now is the time to put our beliefs into action. Translation of our theories of self improvement into tangible methods requires effort but today our positive actions are rewarded.
13th – Friday – Mercury Semi-square Venus, Mars Quincunx Neptune – It is easy to inadvertently offend someone through careless words or actions. We can suffer by assuming that we know more about a person or situation than we really do. Passions can be misguided; take count of other people’s needs before acting.
14th – Saturday – Mars Semi-square Saturn – Slow measured steps can lead us closer to a long sought after goal. No matter how many obstacles seem in the way, keep moving forward. Own your personal mistakes and shortcoming without giving up. Striving comes because we believe in the correctness of our goals.
15th – Sunday – Sun Parallel Mercury – There are so many opportunities today that it is hard to chose which activities are worth pursuing. Something new is happening and it is good to take the time to just visit with people and share for the sheer joy of it. There is excitement in the air.
16th – Monday – Mercury Quincunx Jupiter – Listen more, talk less. Avoid making commitments if they emerge as a byproduct of nervous tension, of which there is a lot of today. If you are not able to get closure on some big project right now, don’t force it. Everything will reach its natural conclusion in good time.
17th – Tuesday – Mercury Semi-sextile Saturn, the Full Moon is on the 25th degree of Sagittarius/Gemini at 4:28 AM EST, Uranus turns direct, Jupiter Sesquiquadrate Neptune – Something hanging in the balance, gets decided. Even when we are dragging our feet we are propelled forward in slingshot fashion. It is easy to get carried away on a wave of irrational enthusiasm. Enjoy the show but stay grounded.
18th – Wednesday – Our anticipation of big changes creates nervousness. Trust the framework of longstanding wholesome relationships. Experience the joy of friends and family.
19th – Thursday – We need to focus on the good that is being offered today. The one caveat is that we need to know our own limits. Too much of anything can be our undoing. Practice moderation.
20th – Friday – Sun Semi-sextile Venus – It is easy to believe that we are near the end of an important pattern, but there is an illusive quality to what is going on now. Even though we are moving along in good order, some new information is about to change the trajectory of our energy. Minor alterations in methods will uncover a vast new array of possibilities.
21st – Saturday – The Sun enter Capricorn, Venus Parallel Pluto, Venus turns retrograde – There is a dramatic shift as we realize that many projects in motion are going to take a while longer to resolve. We can give and receive pleasure through small acts of kindness with those closes to us. We need to be willing to take baby steps in everything that we do. A new level of responsibility is landing on our shoulders; if we are smart we just accept this.
22nd – Sunday – Gathering new information can be rewarding. We are in a pattern of applying what we know and learning from life events as they unfold. It is a balancing act to hold on to our ideals and to pay attention to minute details.
23rd – Monday – Mercury Semi-sextile Venus – It is a fine skill to express ideals in terms of practical realities. The trick now is to elevate other people’s perceptions so they see new possibilities. We are refining our way of communicating.
24th – Tuesday – Mercury enter Capricorn, Sun Sextile Neptune – A genuine feeling of the sanctity of tradition unites people across many cultures and traditions. In the warmth of the moment the cares of the world can momentarily disappear. Reach out to others with love and understanding; this is the tradition that matters.
25th – Wednesday – Mars Opposite Uranus – Violent outbursts can destroy the fabric of a beautiful day. Release tension in non-confrontive ways and strive to innovate by releasing fear and narrow self interests.
26th – Thursday – Mercury Sextile Neptune, Sun Semi-square Saturn – Although there are stumbling blocks along the way, we can weave our ideals into the pattern of our everyday responsibilities. We meet our obligation head on, and if we are smart, we handle them with grace and joy.
27th – Friday – Mercury Semi-square Saturn – We can re-evaluate our responsibilities. Everything gets easier if we just act to complete our tasks rather than feeling overwhelmed by them. Work done correctly is liberating.
28th – Saturday – Today’s assignment is to complete necessary tasks without feeling oppressed by them. Relaxing and catching some extra sleep is a good thing and should be guilt free. Introspective journaling can be a mechanism for a deeper self analysis.
29th – Sunday – Sun Conjunct Mercury, Mercury Square Uranus – We may feel prompted to share our brilliant insights with anyone and everyone; however, unless people are asking for them our opinions may fall on deaf ears. Worse yet, our enthusiasm may invoke hostility in others. Avoid arguments.
30th – Monday – Sun Square Uranus, Mars Square Pluto – It is a violent day but we don’t have to have it in our own lives. Release tension and allow yourself the satisfaction of knowing that everything you think about doesn’t have to be done right now. Take notes and make some plans but stay close to home and leave exploring for another day.
31st – Tuesday – Mercury Conjunct Pluto, Mercury Square Mars - A violent and disturbed mind makes poor decisions. Acting on impulse can create more problems. As the year ends we need to count our blessings and void running into clashes. The whole world is on the edge of a new day. The new age is going through a birth trauma.
Bob Mulligan is available for personal appointments, astrology classes, and astrological material. Call him at 239-261-2840 or by e-mail at
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© Bob Mulligan 2013
December 21st, Saturday night, 7 -10 PM
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a party and a talk
“Being Responsible in an Uncertain World”
Primary change has come into our lives that we did not ask for or even see coming. Now is the moment to plan for 2014. We will discuss the ideas that form the backdrop for next year.
This end of the year gathering is a time for genuine sharing and a chance to catch up with each other, have some refreshments and holiday cheer.
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September 22nd 2013
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“Our Crises in Consciousness”
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The first weekend, October 19th and 20th 2013, was a great success and if you want to join us for Part II you can get Part I to study on your own so you catch up to the class.
Part II - February 8th and 9th 2014
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