December 21, 2012 marks the end of the Mayan Long count calendar… and December 22, 2012 marks the beginning of the Winter Solstice.
So what do the skies say about this time.
Above is a chart for Dec 22, 2012. Included in the chart are the traditional planets as well as the moderns and Asteroids.
What we see are Saturn and Pluto in mutual reception bearing down on Jupiter in what is called a yod. And the goddess asteroid’s forming what is called a t-square.
A yod, also know as the ‘finger of god’, is a formation of planets that creates a tension seeking release. The release point is where the triangle is pointing… in this case Jupiter. This is where all of the energy of Pluto and Saturn are pointing. Each of the planets are at 8 degrees of the sign they are transiting in. (For those new to astrology the yod is the triangle with green lines in the chart).
What is seeking release?
Right beside Jupiter is Lilith. The story of Lilith in the Jewish story was that Lilith was Adams first wife. When she would not bow to him, he cast her out and pulled from his rib a second wife, Eve, created out of his own image. If we stick to the mythical stories, Jupiter (also called Zeus), was said to be the father of human kind. So there sits the father of mankind in Jupiter, in Gemini (where he is in his detriment) beside Lilith. Across from him is Venus, who we all know as the goddess of love.In mythology, Jupiter was married to Hera (also called Juno). Juno is the goddess of marriage. Juno’s relationship with Jupiter in mythology was long suffering. Juno was continually searching for a connection with Jupiter, which never seemed to be forthcoming. Juno in the sky is conjunct the Sun and right beside Pluto, the planet of transformation. They are also squaring Uranus, the planet of surprises and revolutions.Well what can we say, Jupiter in mythology was known for his many consorts… And here in the sky it’s as though all his women have gotten together and are calling him to task. How will he respondSo what does it mean when Juno is conjunct the sun? Demetra George,quotes Gloria Steinhem’s famous answer to the question “Why didn’t you ever get married?” Steinhem (who has the Sun in Aries square Juno in Capricorn) replied, “I don’t mate well in captivity.” The Sun conjunct Juno are in a less tense situation and in a nicer way are asking for balance in relationships. Uranus and Pluto are their to help the conversation to move forwards. It seems to me that this is not just a conversation about relationships between men and women. But also a conversation between the masculine and the feminine. This is about the planet, resources, the way we work and live.
Every planet and asteroid has a positive and a negative expression. Since Jupiter is having his judgement day… that could mean faith, relying on a higher power or plan, openness to grace and optimism. OR it could mean overconfidence, laziness, irresponsibility.
The moon is opposing Saturn. The moon being emotions and Saturn being discipline. Saturn in Scorpio is a call to stabilize one’s emotions. Here I think of mindfulness mediation. The ability to see and acknowledge emotions and not be carried away with them.
This brings us to what the Three Moon Goddess is all about. There is another triangle in the skies. This one with three goddess asteroids (it’s the light red triangle in the chart). This is also tension, one that is wanting to incorporate relationship to nurturing to wisdom and courage. Juno (goddess of marriage), Pallas (goddess of wisdom) and Ceres (goddess mother).So the dialogue in the sky is very much a feminine one. And the response, the one’s that each and everyone of us will make to how this all shows up in our lives, will make the difference in how we move into the future.