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Astro Blog by Rob Tillett

It’s a rare wind that blows no-one any good, so in this blog I present a brief insight into the planetary moves, for good or ill, outlined in detail on AstroScope Me. Since other things interest me from time to time, I’ll also point to other curious topics as well. Now, read on…

New Jerusalem

Accepting Now: An Empowerment

Have you ever had the feeling of being trapped in a negative state that you can’t get out of – even though you want to? It could be one of feeling angry, resentful, frightened, jealous, sad, lonely or anything else that is a “downer” and just goes on and on. You may feel trapped inside yourself, unable to speak or reach out for help, unresponsive to others. There’s a part of you that really wants to feel different – that wants to “snap out” of it – but you just can’t shake the “black cloud” that’s settled on you. Energy-awareness practitioners Stephen and Lynda Kane examine ways of dealing with the dark state of depression and negativity that we can fall into from time to time, especially under such aspects as are now active. They call this experience the “gollum state”, because, like Gollum in “Lord of the Rings”, it is characterized by repeatedly expressing negative or unhappy thoughts to oneself and  feeling cut off from everyone else. Gaining control over negative energy patterns is what it’s all about!. More on Accepting Now…

Winter Solstice, Newgrange

The Solstice – Time of the Cosmic Rebirth

The Solstice is soon to be upon us, folks! It’s the traditional time of merriment and gift-giving, but did you know that the word “Solstice” derives from the Latin Sol + systere, meaning “Sun” + “standing still”? At the December Solstice, the Sun halts over the Tropic of Capricorn (23°S26′) for some three days at the end of his journey south, before recommencing his life-giving journey north. This, the longest night of the year (or shortest in the Southern Hemisphere), happens in 2014 at Yuletide on the eve of the 22nd of December )Dec. 21), for the measurement of days once began from sunset, rather than midnight. People across the world, in every culture, have assigned a great deal of meaning to this journey of the Sun; a broad spectrum of mythological, religious and social customs have accumulated around it. At the time of the Solstice (to be exact, just as the Solstice ended), people celebrated the birth of the Sun on December 25, now most widely celebrated as Christmas Day…  The solsticial period lasts some three days, so when the Sun begins to rise earlier again, it has traditionally been cause for jubilation since prehistoric times More on The Solstice. ….

Mother Earth Father Sky, by Susan Seddon-Boulet
Have a Cool Yule!

December 21 marks the celebration of the ancient festival of Yule at the Solstice.  Yule is the pagan celebration of the birth of the Sun and the turning of the Wheel of the Year.  The birth of the Sun has been celebrated since time immemorial on or just after the solstice, which is why the birth of Jesus is celebrated at this time (December 25). Ancient Rome recognized it in the day of the birth of the Invincible Sun, so the choice of this day for Christmas was a handy christianization of the established festival of Mithras, the Sun God and a number of other Solar Heroes. That is why John Calvin and other leaders of the Reformaton abhorred it, why the Puritans refused to acknowledge it, much less celebrate it (to them, no day of the year could be more holy than the Sabbath), and why it was even made illegal in Boston! Ultimately, of course, the holiday is rooted deeply in the cycle of the year. It is the winter solstice that is being celebrated, seed time of the year, the longest night and shortest day. It is the immediate precursor to the birthday of the new Sun King, the Son of God – by whatever name you choose to call him. On this darkest of nights, the Virgin Goddess becomes the Great Mother and once again gives birth. Read more on the ancient festival of Yule, the Wheel of the Year.

Zeus and Ganymede

The Living Signs

The broad river of Modern Western Astrology has evolved over the centuries, incorporating a variety of tributories, from sources as diverse as the Babylonians, the Egyptians, Greeks, Indians and Arabs. Steven Birchfield, an astrologer and philosopher, has been writing a series for us on Hellenistic Astrology, the underlying basis of our system. This section begins his fascinating exploration of The Living Signs… Astronomer

December Dailies!
In the olden days of ancient Greece we did not have computer-driver observatories and massive space stations to keep our eyes on the stars. Nevertheless, the astronomers, who at that time were also astrologers and wise men, managed to keep track of the planets, stars and cosmic constellations that still form the basis of our art today. They also constructed a beautiful and insightful body of myths that help explain our place in the world and model our future experiences. How about that! Hmm. Here’s the latest daily horoscope forecasts for December, right here on AstroScope Me. Check out what is in store for you in our Daily Horoscopes for December.
Click for Month Ahead Your Month Ahead
Suzanna Collins, Astrologer of the Nile, despite some nasty turns, has given us her wise insights into the month ahead. There’s a lot happening in the cosmos this festive season, notably stern Saturn departing from Scorpio (thank heavens!) and beginning to exercise his restrictive, not to say gloomy, influence over prancing Sagittarius, the sign of the Archer. Not quite so cheery! Check out Queen Suzanna’s Monthly Horoscopes for December.

Lili Rosace TarotscopesTarotscopes for December, by Lili Rosace

Lili’s unique insight into what is in store over the month ahead for each zodiac sign comes through her intuitive reading of the Tarot Cards. The Tarot is a mystical book, a set of archetypal symbols, clarifying the cosmic tendencies so that we may better understand ourselves and our roles in the world. Lili’s Monthly Tarotscopes for December are a reading of the energy surrounding your Sun Sign over the month ahead, detailing your relationships, romance, career and overall outlook. Read and enjoy Lili’s Tarotscopes for December.
Rune MagicRune Magic

What are the Runes? They are a mystery, a language and a wellspring of magical tradition, and they come in various disguises. We might know the Runes as the oracle of the Vikings, the fierce seafaring folk that sailed from the icy North to make a mark upon Europe, Britain and the Americas. Yet the Vikings did not devise the Runes for they were simply one of many peoples that bore a branch from the tree of the Runic Tradition. Neil Giles, astrologer, runemaster, examines the magical nature of the Runes, an ancient Teutonic doorway into the mysteries of consciousness (His book, Odin’s Runes, the best book on the Runes and the Elder Futhark, is available from this web site.) Read about Rune Magic here..

Sagittarius, the Archer!Sagittarius, the Archer
Sagittarius, the sign of wide-ranging travel (both physical and mental), matters of the higher mind—and having a good time—is the ninth sign of the tropical zodiac. Sagittarius is our featured Sign of the month! Sagittarians have a dynamic personality, with a sense of personal freedom that can be both stimulating and challenging. Sagittarian people have a lively interest in exploring the distant reaches of the world, both innner and outer. They love to take chances and to travel, making them the great gamblers of the zodiac. Sagittarians, the high priests of the zodiac, will rise to any challenge, especially in the area of romance. The famous emblem for Sagittarius is the Archer, armed with the arrow of truth. Free and honest in their approach, they expect others to be likewise. The Sagittarian arrow shoots for the stars, holding the blazing light of truth in an arc that illuminates the world. Admirers should remember that their honesty can on occasions be brutally frank, especially when extolling the virtues of their actions, or recounting one of their more dubious exploits. Read about Sagittarius and all the other signs right here on our website:


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