"Right Livelihood: The Astrology of the December Solstice & Lunar Eclipse."

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"Right Livelihood: The Astrology of the December Solstice & Lunar Eclipse."
By Dan and Alexandra
December 20, 2010

“Overhead wheeled the illimitable procession of the constellations. Underfoot, the earth was asleep. The very flowers were dreaming. A cathedral hush overlay all the land, and a sense of benediction brooded low, – a divine kindliness manifesting itself in beauty, in peace, in absolute repose. It was a time for visions. It was the hour when dreams come true…” Frank Norris, 1901

December 21st marks a major turning point in the awakening of human consciousness. It's the “beginning of the end” for the profaning of right livelihood upon the planet. The lunar eclipse, followed by the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern, play important roles in this.

“Right livelihood…embodies the principle that each person should follow an honest occupation, which fully respects other people and the natural world. It means being responsible for the consequences of our actions and taking only a fair share of the earth's resources.” (See www.rightlivelihood.org for more.)

Sadly, this has not been the case throughout much of human history.

Especially during recent years, people have experienced unnecessary economic and environmental hardships. Newspaper headlines and foreclosure lists have told the daily story. From massive oil spills, to failed banks and lost homes, many have been made to suffer needlessly.

In the process, we have come to recognize that sustainable abundance is possible for all, but that it is threatened by a system of unfair laws and commercial banking practices that serve the interests of very few people. This realization can no longer be suppressed by those who abuse and profit from their influence and authority.

The lunar eclipse, the solstice, and other associated alignments this December, signal the undoing of this mess. From imperceptible beginnings, much of the wrong that has been done will finally be corrected. Integrity will be brought back into the marketplace and honesty and fairness will be restored to the activity that we call livelihood.

How are the current astrological alignments favoring this?

At the time of the total lunar eclipse on December 21st, the Full Moon will occupy the last degree of Gemini and the Sun will be found in the final degree of Sagittarius, conjuncting a retrograde Mercury and the Galactic Center. The Sun and Moon will also be aligned with the nodal axis of the Moon: The Full Moon will be near the South Node in early Cancer, and the Sun will be close to the North Node in early Capricorn.

Very briefly, what this means is this…

There will be an ending to the abuse of laws, rules, and regulations that favor dishonesty.

Honesty, as a human virtue, is under the influence of the Sun in Sagittarius, as well as the sign’s planetary ruler, Jupiter. Jupiter is now moving forward from Pisces into courageous Aries. Uranus accompanies it, and together they will free many from the tyranny and abuse of authority.

The degree placement of the Sun-Moon during the eclipse is also significant. The Sun (at 29 degrees, 21 minutes of Sagittarius) and the Full Moon (29 degrees, 21 minutes of Gemini) will fall in the anaretic degree
of each sign. This critical placement signifies the destruction of all forms that no longer serve the higher purposes of each sign. The close proximity of the eclipsed Moon to the South Node also favors this release. Finally, the nearness of retrograde Mercury to the Sun and the Galactic Center, guarantees that all things not working in the areas of commerce, employment, and livelihood will have to be re-evaluated at the highest levels of accountability.

Among many things, Sagittarius and Gemini are about the honest, lawful use of information to regulate and govern the activities of humankind. But this can degenerate into selfish and self-interested practices in the hands of the less-aware. The correct use of this energy in the area of livelihood and commerce is to act with integrity, and to hold oneself accountable to the highest principles of ethical conduct.

This eclipse in the anaretic degrees will likely evoke much resistance in those who are unwilling to reform their dishonesty. But this impulse – which is strongly influenced by the Galactic Center, cannot be resisted. This is because it is a death-like experience. The anaretic degree signals the inevitable ending of something that needs to be released, so that a new and better manifestation can take its place.

At the solstice, the passage of the Sun and Moon into Capricorn and Cancer, respectively, marks the transition to something better. It will happen within a few hours of the eclipse and herald a new beginning for the consciousness of humanity. It will open the way for people who legitimately exercise integrity, influence, and authority (Capricorn) to take care of the basic needs of the people (Cancer). This presence has been greatly missed.

What about the Sabian symbols?

The Sabian symbols for the placements of the Sun and Moon are also instructive. Its channeled imagery adds great insight to the meaning of each degree of the zodiac.

The Sun, found at the 29th-30th degree of Sagittarius during the eclipse, has this symbolic meaning – “The Pope blessing the faithful,” while the Full Moon in Gemini is associated with “a parade of bathing beauties, before large crowds on the beach.”

At first, these references can seem like nonsense. But when interpreted as one might read cards from the Tarot deck, the meaning of the paired symbols becomes clearer.

Both images represent the collective of humanity. The crowds at the beach show one kind of interest and orientation, while the congregation receiving a holy benediction represent another. In the first case, there is a fascination with transient physicality, and in the second case an orientation toward immutable, spiritual reality.

In essence, these two Sabian symbols show us the influence of the “sacred” and the “profane” upon the human experience. At the anaretic degrees of Sagittarius and Gemini, humanity is being asked to release its fascination with superficial matters and its adoration of things that are impermanent, and to return to spiritual awareness, instead. Spiritual reality anchors us in truth. When we are focused upon this, then honesty, fairness, and benevolence toward others naturally follows.

This has been missing lately in our collective attitude toward right livelihood, economic dignity, and the environment. Now the tide is turning; and if we allow it, then integrity can be restored to these areas.

The December solstice will further energize this potential, as it follows closely on the total eclipse.

The Sabian symbols for the December solstice are these:

“An Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe,” for 0 degrees Capricorn (where the solstice Sun will be located); and “Sailors on a ship, lower an old flag and raise a new one,” for 0 degrees Cancer (where the Moon will have transited).

The significance of the solstice alignment in Capricorn and Cancer is a new, and better beginning for humanity. This energetic re-vitalization will follow the release of negativity at the anaretic degrees of Sagittarius and Gemini during the total eclipse.

In other words, there is great potential to end the systematic abuse of regulatory laws and practices that have damaged the Earth’s economy and its environment; and to replace them, instead, with good governance, high-minded awareness, and a return to right livelihood.

Would you like to know what your astrological alignments hold in store for you?
Then please consider having a Yearly Forecast reading with Saint-Germain.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Dan, that was very empowering and gave me goosebumps! Love, Maya

TEJE said...

This is also a great message and impressive astrological skills !
What an exiting perspective at the horizon of our lives.

Alexandra and Dan said...

Dear Maya, You're welcome. It's always good to hear when what we offer is empowering to you and everyone.

Hi TEJE, it is an exciting time, indeed. Thanks for stopping by.

Love, Alex and Dan

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