I welcome Change and new experiences to feed my Soul!
Prepare for a lighter winter - high winds, snow, and ice in late January and February
We may never be remembered for doing great, great things in life, but if we do all little things with Love, we will never be forgotten by a few, and will be remembered with warmth and a smile.
The Holidays remind us that nothing is more important than the Spiritual Life Fire dwelling within YOU.
There comes a time when you seek to comprehend the true meaning of PEACE, and how you as an individual may find that peace; a peace which the world can neither give you nor take from you.
This is one way. Visualize the blazing Star, still, and yet full of life and light. Identify yourself with the Star, with the center of that Star. Allow your energies to go into the still center of that Star. Within that center you will find that all the anxieties of material life, all the struggles that you encounter in daily life, will fall away from you. In the heart of the Star is deep, eternal peace, and within this peace you are united with those whom you love.
On a daily basis give yourself time to enter this Star Temple, this calming scene. Go into it, away from the noise and turmoil and tumult, the fears and anxieties of the material plane. There, within the center of this Star, find divine, holy peace. Hear within your Soul the music of the heavenly spheres, the music of the Holy Word, the audible life-stream which flows from the heart of the Creator.
Be still now, within your mind and body. Listen inwardly. Beneath all sound, beneath all thought, in the deep silence at the heart canter — the place of creation, you will hear the harmony of God.
—Elizabeth Joyce 12/2002
The Sun has entered Sagittarius
The sign of SAGITTARIUS is signified by the Archer or mythological Centaur and gives you cosmic relief after the ordeals of the intense Scorpio energies. An optimistic and enthusiastic demeanor sustains your one-pointed efforts and sparks a renewed sense of daring and adventure in the outside world. While your path can include sports, long-distance journeys, and philosophical inquiries, steer clear of the temptation to be a dilettante - an amateur in many fields but master of none. As you strive towards truth and wisdom, it is easy to see the universal picture but ignore practical details and then complain about hard work. The fires of this sagacious sign can entice you with illusions of greatness or turn your gaze towards clear, long-range aspirations. It is up to you to see each goal with precision, reach it, and be willing to go on to the next one.
You Sag's will be unleashing lots of creative energy. There is a very special relationship flowing through your life this month. Alignments show that you may be representing or receiving the influence of a compadre, co-father or co-parent to help you through the residue of recent tough times, and support you in your current efforts. This mentor is an authority in his field and can be a guru, or guide you on some level. This will affect your interactions with others on a local level.
Someone had freed your heart from restraint and allowed it to become open and flowing again. You can feel the love come forth like a waterfall in a mountain stream. Take this opportunity to share, smile, and heal yourself through your interactions with those around you. If you have damages any relationships of late, apologize, ask forgiveness, and it will be yours.
Based on the Rune (Warrior) and Animal (Beaver,) December 2017 brings a time of forgiveness and new beginnings. On the Winter Solstice. (Dec. 21st) Saturn changes signs, and moves into Capricorn, and we reunite with loved ones who may have gone astray - or with whom we had some great misunderstandings, with the sole purpose to release, let go, and reunite on clear, new loving energies. December brings a focus on your well being, your energy levels and future endeavors. It is time for the truth to come and to build up or renew relationships, and finally let go of any negative situations or painful memories from the past. We begin a new chapter and cycle on New Year's Eve! With the New Year's Moon in the sign of light hearted and traveling Gemini, focus, creativity, and hard work and stamina are available for you to finally make some important and significant changes in 2018 — a year of transformation and working in harmony with others.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
ANIMAL: BEAVER — Builder
Beaver...teach me to build my dreams
Including others too.
One mind, one thought
The hearts as one,
Lessons learned from you!
Beaver is the doer of the animal kingdom. Beaver medicine is akin to water and earth energy, and incorporates a strong sense of family and home. If you were to look at the dams that block woodland streams, you would find several entrances and exits. In building its home, Beaver always leaves itself many alternate escape routes. This practice is a lesson to all of us not to paint ourselves into corners. If we eliminate our alternatives, we dam up the flow of experiences into our lives. A doer is characterized by industriousness, and Beaver knows that limitation cancels productivity.
Beaver is armed with very sharp teeth that are capable of felling whole trees. Imagine what those teeth could do to the limbs of predators. From the rear, Beaver is armed with a paddle-like tail that aids in swimming as well as in guarding its behind. This tiny mammal is well equipped to protect its creation.
To understand Beaver medicine, you might take a look at the power of working and attaining a sense of achievement. In building a dream, teamwork is necessary. To accomplish a goal with others involves working with the group in mind. Group mind constitutes harmony of the highest order, without individual egos getting in the way. Each partner in the project honors the talents and abilities of others, and knows how to complete the piece of the puzzle that belongs to them. In working well with others, and sense of community is achieved and unity ensues.
December 2017—the fiery and inquisitive Sagittarian energies - is the time to put your ideas into action or to complete some project that has been neglected. The Beaver could also be asking you to settle differences with fellow workers and friends. Beaver tells you to look for alternative solutions to life's challenges and to protect the creations which you have put love and energy into.
Sometimes Beaver may bring you a warning to watch your back! If this is your message, you will sense it. This could become a time of laziness and apathy or fear of opening new doors of opportunity. Move forward! Trust and use caution and all will unfold as planned, in a positive and creative way for you.
CRYSTAL FOR DECEMBER — TURQUOISE
TURQUOISE – was considered by ancients to be a sacred stone, protective against all manners of evil and ill health. This beautiful gemstone is mined in Iran and the southwestern United States. A gift of Turquoise represents friendship and luck. Enhances psychic perception. Helps with communication with your Blessed Higher Self and Spirit Guides.
RUNE OF THE MONTH
The Spiritual Warrior
Tiewaz represents the Rune of the Spiritual Warrior. Always the battle of the Spiritual Warrior is with the self. Funding a will through action, yet unattached to the outcome, remaining mindful that all you can really do is stay out of your own way and let the Will of Heaven flow through you. These are the hallmarks of the Spiritual Warrior.
Embodied in this Rune is the energy of discrimination, the sword-like quality that enables us to cut away the old, the dead, the extraneous, With this Rune comes the certain knowledge that the universe always makes the first move. Patience is the virtue of this Rune, and it recalls us to the words of St. Augustine that the reward of patience is patience. The molding of character is the issue as this Rune appears for December 2017.
During this time of darkness, snow, and seasonal changes you are asked to look within, to delve down into the foundations of your life itself. Only in so doing can you hope to deal with the deepest needs of your nature and to tap into your most profound resources. Associated with the Rune is the Sun, yang energy, the active principle. The urge toward conquest is prominent here, especially self-conquest, which is a lifelong pursuit and calls for awareness, single-mindedness, and the willingness to undergo your passage without anxiety and in total trust of the divine purpose.
When Tiewaz comes in response to a romantic attachment, it indicates that the relationship is both timely and providential. The bond is to a partner with whom you resonate. There is much work for you to do together.
If the issues relate to your devotion to a cause, an idea, a path of conduct, or to political matters, the Warrior Rune counsels perseverance, although, at times, the kind of perseverance called for is patience. What are your priorities? How are you using your energies? Tiewaz is a Rune of courage and dedication. In ancient times it was the glyph that warriors painted on their shields before battle. Now, with more refined energies in play, the same symbol strengthens your resolve in the struggle of the Self with the self.
This is a Rune of powerful energy. The danger is that through hasty or ill-timed action energy leaks out, is spilled away. This way there will be ultimate and complete success with the elimination of terrorism, dictatorship, fear and destruction.
If an association is short-lived, do not grieve, but know it has fulfilled its span. Matters of trust and confidence are at issue here, and with them the authenticity of your way of being in the world.
This has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room; know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request, you will begin to see positive results!
(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)
STARGAZING FOR SAGITTARIUS 2017
Discover the secrets of your Astrological Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
and read them all together, for monthly guidance and direction.
Saturn changing signs, moving into Capricorn on the Winter Solstice—
leads us to change – through 2019. It's the hand of the Father and always Karmic. Get Ready!
The December 3rd Full Moon in Gemini brings Mercury retrograde. It’s time to go back and fix things that have been left undone. The Sun-Neptune square brings in fog. Personal items could wind up missing and appointments are forgotten.
December 26th New Moon in Sagittarius brings a time when Christmas might be a little more serious and sparse than usual. It brings up the past, while forecasting future duties and responsibilities.
THE PERSONAL SIGNS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
December brings laughter and lightheartedness. You won’t be able to muster anything even resembling willpower. However Saturn puts the breaks on mid-month, preventing that dangerous crash. Use self-restraint and concentrate on what really matters.
Spontaneity is the order for December as plans may not turn out the way you thought with Mercury retrograde. Venus has set up a lovely month for you for the Holiday Season. You’re surrounded by outgoing, loving people, and have more invitations than usual.
As December arrives-the party’s on, and none too soon. After all the intensity, you’re ready to have some fun. Any serious conversations you’ve been putting off will go quite well just before Christmas Day. You’ll feel content and lucky to have such loving family and friends surrounding you.
December brings the desire to make the Holidays perfect with your cooking and decorations. If you’re off to visit, expect the cast of characters to make the gathering special. Be careful of weight gain. Remember - moderation!
December brings you a very busy schedule that could well be extraordinary. Stop worrying if you forgot to give someone a gift, and begin to think how important it is to give out some genuine hugs. Giving someone your complete attention for an afternoon could mean more than anything you could pick up at Macys. Tis’ the Season!
In December mercury retrograde slows you down tossing snags in the direction of your carefully laid plans and precise schedules. Don’t get frustrated. Relax and enjoy the moment. Saturn moves into Capricorn on the 19th enabling you to put together a five year career and budget plan that you can realistically put into action in 2018. You plan some serious entertaining for New Years, bringing back some old friends and familiar faces you haven’t seen in awhile.
December brings fun and unleashed abandon. You may have some important professional news to share on Christmas Day. It can’t help but be good. New Years brings in a surprise from loved ones in your past. At midnight, be sure to answer the phone.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
December brings a month to remember. Talk about Merry! The icing on the cake could be a reunion of sorts. Who is it that you haven’t heard from in on so long? On Christmas Day treat yourself to some reassuring loving relatives and friends. Keep every receipt because Mercury is retrograde for everyone during shopping time. Either it won’t fit, the color will be wrong, or they’ll already have one. Trust me on this! New Years is gay and glorious.
December brings a busy time, romance and all. Even though Mercury is retrograde, the worst you can expect is a traffic jam, a flat tire, or long lines at the airport. Don’t fret if you’re in a long distance relationship and it heats up now. People move cross-country and even over-seas everyday. Relax and give it all time. Happy New Year.
December brings some secrets out into the open to entice you out of the dark, no matter how difficult it may be. The Holidays can be tough at times. You know who to call for comfort. Don’t allow your pride to stop you. New Years brings it all out into the open.
December brings fun loving parties, gatherings and dinners, If you can get five hours sleep, that’s good. Enjoy, tis’ the Season. Bring your loved ones close, especially if you haven’t seen them recently. Your heart needs a “fix.” Happy travels in 2018 and Happy New Year.
December brings you an oh-so-lucky time. If you’ve wanted to get on the good side of a higher-up, there’s no time like the present to spend time with them. You want to pull out all the financial stops for Holiday time, and you’re famous for extravagance. Put the breaks on and be cautious. You always present a fabulous party or gathering. You may be ask to lead a group or function in 2018. People look up to you. Happy New Year Pisces.
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