Through the crisis and turning point of the Uranus-Pluto constellation in November, new paths have become inevitable, says Sitara.
|Sun||9° Sagittarius – 10° Capricorn|
|Moon||12° Scorpio – 4° Capricorn|
|Mercury||24° Scorpio – 24° Capricorn|
|Venus, retrograde from 21st||21° Capricorn – 26° Capricorn|
|Mars||26° Virgo – 12° Libra|
|Jupiter, retrograde||17° – 16° Cancer|
|Saturn||17°– 20° Scorpio|
|Chiron||9° – 10° Pisces|
|Pluto||10° – 11° Capricorn|
|North Node||8° – 5° Scorpio|
|Lilith||20° – 23° Cancer|
|New Moon, 3rd 0:23h GMT||11° Sagittarius|
|Full Moon, 17th 9:29h GMT||26° Gemini|
Mood of the Moment
Many influences due in the first half of 2014 are already starting now. In November – the crisis and turning point of the Uranus-Pluto-constellation – a lot has come to a head. Owing to this escalation, new paths have become inevitable. In December the effort of achieving friendlier relations still has to mature. During the first half of the month, new ideas may take shape but it is not yet time to implement them. The main effort lies in balancing all interests and striving for justice.
By the end of December, the reasons for conflict that already have been put to rest, become acute once more. Fundamental new steps that are going to be developed in the course of next year are required for a solution. Essence and foundations of all relationships have to be tested now with a view to their sustainability; whatever is rotten and brittle requires rigorous renewal. But here too reliable changes cannot be achieved overnight.
“Buddha says: When both dualities are gone you are simply in the middle – silent, calm, pure. The way is attained. The way is the middle way. This is how life goes… one life after another, you go on moving from one pole to another. You become a volleyball – kicked from this side to that, kicked from that side to this. If you want to get out of this game, this game of samsara, this game of the world, then be in the middle. Whenever a moment comes to decide, be very alert; never go to the other extreme. Remember to remain in the middle.”
Osho, The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 4, Ch 3
Aries: Good, Mars is now moving through Libra for 8 months. December starts pleasantly, with interesting meetings and ventures. However, during the last third, matters become exciting or even demanding once again, owing to Uranus-Pluto. Now you need the peaceable Libra to help you balance tensions within and around you. “Non-violent communication” is your keyword now. Standing up for your interests calmly, sensitively and yet effectively is the learning process that determines your life from now on.
Taurus: During the next three months the main emphasis is on creating clarity, as well as resolving your doubts and questions about spiritual matters. First of all, examine the situation in order to determine what it is you no longer wish to lug around next year: things, obligations, ties, your own opinions, and any lingering questions. Then think of constructive ways to reduce them or leave them behind completely. With Venus in Capricorn you create a solid foundation on which you can build both personally and professionally.
Gemini: An exciting month! During the first half of December, you may feel clueless when confronted with situations that are difficult to see through and even more difficult to solve. However, Uranus is your ally herein: only through unconventional surprise actions do you have a chance to get to the bottom of the tensions. But hold off towards the end of the month when goings-on ought to be considered thoroughly, while premature action may have rather destructive consequences. Take a deep breath; patience and relaxation promise better and more sustainable results.
Cancer: You may discover and tap unforeseen resources in December; essentially, these consist of trust. Even if you think that you may not have been born with a lot of trust and confidence, Lilith may make you think again, showing you the source of trust within yourself. You merely need to stop hoping for situations to change. Don’t wait, rather take fate in your own hands. Between December and May your drive and independence will be consolidated.
Leo: Now all elements are at your disposal. The fire element determines the first half of the month; start dealing with everything requiring dedication and energy. By the middle of December, the air element even kindles your fire. Remain playful. The second half of the month will be calmer when the earth element takes its turn. Look at things from a long-term perspective, while remaining thorough and structured. To prevent things from becoming too cotton-dry, the water element now gains relevance, by granting empathy, sympathy, fantasy and idealism their due place.
Virgo: Your high expectations with regard to yourself are making your life difficult now. You do not have to question yourself only because others have different ideals. You cannot please everybody. You are here in this world because you are the way you are. This is your unique contribution. Of course you may work on yourself, in order to set free even more of your potential, but you cannot possibly become an entirely different person. Learn from nature, which accepts you and itself unconditionally.
Libra: This month mirrors a lot of what will determine the first half of 2014. Your longing for harmonious solutions increases, along with your sense of responsibility about yourself, so that you are less inclined toward unhealthy compromises. You learn to endure discord and use it creatively. A meditation that helps you center and focus may provide good support. It will back you up toward the end of the month, when turmoil increases once again thanks to Mars-Mercury-Uranus-Pluto.
Scorpio: Use the beginning of the month for clarifying talks and pay attention to remaining emotionally in touch with the other person. By the middle of December, an expanding, trust-building process begins, enriching you in all areas of life. Open up to solutions challenging the status quo. The end of the month will be strained, so stay away from quarrels, not just on the outside, but mainly within. Don’t feed your anger with energy, wait for it to vanish by itself.
Sagittarius: This month is about mental clarification. If one tends to identify with thoughts and their particulars, thoughts may be disturbing. If one doesn’t identify with them, one can use one’s mental abilities to examine or explore matters. This may be just as tiring as taking up a new fitness regime, or just as relieving as adjusting binoculars from a blurred to a sharp vision. Due to this clearer view, emotional issues too are easier to integrate.
Capricorn: Jupiter gives you buoyancy, bestows confidence, opens mind and senses. Also Venus is loyal to you and makes it easier for you to access the heart. Except towards its end, the month is relaxed and quiet and this end is once again coloured by Uranus-Pluto. Your special challenge lies in formulating your issues calmly, focused and precisely. Language culture is an essential part of Indian spirituality and implies mastering the balancing act between courtesy and honesty.
Aquarius: Seek an exchange of ideas, continue to learn, find opportunities to express yourself. Writing, talking, reading and learning are especially beneficial during the first half of December. During the second half of the month, tensions increase and restraint is called for. It is going to be difficult for you to communicate your issues without causing offence, thereby jeopardizing your actual interests. With regard to your projects, keep in mind that these ought to be of a practical nature and thus observe all those involved as well as yourself closely.
Pisces: During the first half of the month you could feel isolated because you seem to be speaking an alien language. Don’t make life unnecessarily hard for yourself; just hold back and become aware of your inner strength. The tide is turning during the second half of December: while all other zodiac signs face greater challenges now, you are balm and support for them. You reach them not so much by what you do, as by who you are and how you convey that.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She has settled in Germany and for 13 years now, has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times. Astrology has been her passion since childhood, and she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions and also over phone or skype. Moreover, Sitara offers spiritual counselling as well as end-of-life care free of charge. She is currently writing a book about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de