As the end of yet another year draws to a close and we find ourselves immersed in the silly season, let’s take a few moments to consider the year and all it held, before we go scuttling off on another journey around that golden sun of ours.
The full moon in the early hours of the morning on 14th December in Gemini, provides just such an opportunity. This is normally a light-hearted, busy, communicative, optimistic full moon – much like this time of the year is on the surface, with all the bells and gifts and fairy lights and Christmas cheer. But this year, Saturn is joining the party and adding a dose of seriousness to the mix . I do think its good to bear in mind that for many people, who might be experiencing loss, illness or struggle, this can be the hardest and loneliest time of the year. In the next few weeks, as we count down to the end of the year, not only is Saturn travelling close to the Sun, but Mercury, the planet of communication is in Capricorn (the sign ruled by Saturn). The communicator will go retrograde on the 21st and is hanging out with Pluto, the plumber of the Zodiac.
This can play out in a number of different ways.
Old Chronos (Saturn) can be a real party pooper, a finger-wagging, stern, parental voice, taking up residence in our heads. He can tell us, in no uncertain terms what we’ve done wrong, how little we’ve achieved, where we’re failing in our lives and what losers we are.
Or, he can be more of a kind-hearted parent, who has our best interests at heart and helps us to enter into a dialogue with ourselves and others, to assess and COMPLETE the year, with a good solid dose of maturity, sprinkled with tenderness.
I’m seeing this truth seeking, communicative full moon and the weeks leading up to the new moon, on the 29th December, as a brilliant time to do this. We are being presented with just the right energy to GENTLY reassess the year, look at the blessings, the challenges, the wins and the losses and to excavate the GOLD!
Here are some questions that might help get you started:
- What changed for you this year?
- Describe your challenges
- Describe your wins
- What do feel you accomplished?
- What do you feel you didn’t accomplish?
- Who were the most important people in your life this year?
- Was there anybody new who arrived in your life?
- Was there anybody who left your life?
- Describe the sadnesses
- Describe the joys
- What have you discovered about yourself this year?
- If you could sum 2017 up in one word, what would it be?
Use these questions as a guideline, but add to them. If you like, play with images, or collages, or doodles.
As the moon wanes for the next few weeks, clear, declutter and let go of whatever you don’t need, so you can start afresh in 2017.
I still have a a couple of places left on my WRAP IT UP workshops this Saturday or Sunday and have dates lined up for the VISION BOARD WORKSHOPS in JANUARY. Check out my newsletter or email me for details. .
If you haven’t yet done so, you might want to book an astrology session for the New Year to see what’s in store astrologically for you in 2017.
In life and light and kindness