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Knowledge is Power, Your Astrocast 12/14-12/20

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If knowledge is power, then perception must be the influential gateway. As an astrologer, I have surrounded myself with people who value philosophical insights and old world spiritual wisdom. It is something that astrologers pride themselves on. An understanding of psychology, mythos, and alternative healing modalities take center stage when it comes to the pedestal we align ourselves with. But on the other side of the pond, lie our scientists and astronomers. People who have spent countless hours studying math, science, and testing theories, proving them real or unreal. People who are looking to what is happening in the grounded physical realm, right here, right now. Those scientists and astronomers often, not always, look at people like me and laugh or eye roll. Often they see people like myself and others as ignorant charlatans performing party tricks. This dichotomy is also represented in fundamentalist religion vs. secular society, Democrat vs. Republican, and so on. Duality within this realm is often the battle we are continuously up against as humans that live in this reality. With our Solar Eclipse hitting at 23 degrees of Sagittarius on Monday at 8:17 am, the themes around what we perceive as truth, wisdom, and knowledge, come up for review.

As a Sagittarius rising myself, I question everything. It is something that I am not sure I will ever stop. Sagittarius being the sign of the seeker, never really stops searching. We also tend to be open to other truths, other possibilities, other frameworks for what is right vs. wrong. Most of the time we don’t see anything as absolute, anything is possible, and everything deserves questioning.

As we close out the year that has been one for the books, it is important we begin to look beyond ourselves. We may begin to question everything we believe, everything we thought we knew. It is more important than ever that we look to what ways we may influence our future.

What belief systems do we perpetuate that are no longer relevant to our ever changing world?

I think back to what was happening in our country 100 years ago and how different things were back in the 1920s. It is hard to imagine what it must have been like to be alive then. Everything was completely different. No internet, no cell phones, no facebook, no computers. So much changes in such a short period of time.

For me the purpose and intent behind my spiritual practice is just as important to me as having one. Often in my consultations with clients, we want guidance on what we should be doing or focusing on in life, but much of the time, on a deeper level, we know exactly what it is we want and need, we just may not believe in our ability to create it.

The energy of this eclipse is to spark more insight onto our curiosity about our world and ourselves on a deeper level. Why do we know, why do we feel pulled, what are we learning, what do we have to offer? This is a period of time during this eclipse portal over the next 6 months, where the “why” behind your intention begins to feel more at the forefront.

Why do anything at all? Who are you doing it for? What is the karmic or cosmic influence at play in the decision making process. As a reader, I enjoy focusing on putting the power back in your hands.

This isn’t about how the stars are influencing you, so much as it is about how you take the circumstances and energy in your life, and use it to influence the world in a positive way. We as individuals must take responsibility over ourselves during these next 6 months. It is time for us to model the values we have, not just speak of them, it is time for us to show up in our world with the gifts we have to offer. Get clear this week on what is being called into alignment for you now, from a deep place.

For more not this Eclipse you can read Evelyn's amazing article here.

Tarot cards of the week:

Judgement, The World, The Star, Temperance, Wheel of Fortune, Ace of Wands, 2 of Wands, 3 of Wands, 7 of Wands, 8 of Wands, 9 of Wands, Page of Wands, 4 of Swords, 5 of Swords, 6 of Swords, 10 of Swords, 5 of Pentacles.

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Monday 12/14

Moon in Sagittarius

Moon square Neptune in Pisces 12:15 am

Moon conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius 2:42 am

Moon trine Mars in Aries 4:14 am

Solar Eclipse 23 degrees of Sagittarius 8:17 am

Venus in Scorpio sextile Jupiter in Capricorn 7:35 pm

Moon enters Capricorn 7:35 pm

Mercury in Sagittarius trine Mars in Aries 8:24 pm

Our need for growth, expansion and freedom is enhanced today with our Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius, Venus sextile Jupiter and Mercury making a trine to Mars. We may feel a lot of ambition around goals we have for the new year. This is a powerful time for setting intentions towards those goals, and even taking some action. The intentions we set into our lives now will have a rippling effect for months the months to come. Be mindful. Evelyn wrote an amazing article on todays eclipse that you can read here.

Tuesday 12/15