I am so ready to say goodbye to 2009! This year was challenging to so many of us, but even though there were challenges there was also a lot of growth and transformation. When I think back to December 2008 and remember how I felt and my sense of self, I realize that I am really different. In spite of the physical, financial or relationship difficulties, I didn't loose my awareness of my Authentic Self nor did I fall back into fear or doubt. I'm sure that you also experienced a lot of growth and transformation last year. I invite you to take a moment and appreciate how far you have come.
But, I'm looking forward to the lighter, more playful energy of 2010.
Where are we right now?
The end of 2009 and the first two weeks of 2010 are slow. Many are feeling tired and having some old negativity come up, especially hopelessness. The energies of this period compel introspection. It is like a pause to re-evaluate and regain energy. Mercury has been retrograde through this time so the theme is about any word that has re in front of it. Redo, relax, reconsider, retreat, recuperate, etc. And the Full Moon was a powerful punch! Recuperation is needed. And many people were unusually sick (like me and my family) or injured (like me and my family) during this time.
Why, you ask, why?
Last September there was a separation of the Old Energy and the New Energy. The image is like two Earths, still overlapping, but moving farther apart. In order to stay aligned with the New Energy (and not get caught in the Old Energy), we disconnected a bit from the physical - to maintain our higher frequency. Though these three weeks have felt like a frequency-lowering drag, we need the grounding to prepare for the next transformation / creation to manifest.
The most important this is to not beat yourself up for not feeling "good", to honor the process and trust that things are going to change, because they are.
We have for powerful, pivotal days coming up soon, January 14 - 17.
On January 14/15 we have a New Moon in Capricorn and an Eclipse. This happens at 11:11 PM in my time on the 14th, but for most time zones it occurs on the 15th. It’s the longest Annular (meaning ‘ring’) Solar Eclipse until 3043. It is a ring eclipse because the moon is close to it apogee (farthest distance from Earth) so it is appears to be only 92% of the Sun's size. This creates the appearance of a ring of fire around the Moon. Unfortunately, we won't see it in the Northern Hemisphere.
Joining the Sun and the Moon are Venus (in exact conjunction), the North Node (the path forward, the future), Mercury (communications) and Pluto (transformation). The Sun, Moon and Venus are sextiled (easy integration) by Uranus (change).
So what does this all mean?
The first new moon of the year is a snapshot of an underlying theme for the whole year and this theme suggests more transformations for all things Capricorn. On a global level this means more breakdowns and phasing out of the patriarchal, controlling, fear based and power hungry economic, religious and political structures. Venus and the North Node promise a gracious move forward toward responsible and love based systems and leaders. Yea!
This ties in to the theme of Authority for this year. You could say the authority figures are moving away from the judgmental, controlling Grandfather (Uncle Sam and Scrooge are examples of this type) to the responsible Grandmother or Matriarch. She might bake cookies but that doesn't mean she will take any crap. :-)
On a personal level, Capricorn is related to your 10th house of career and how the world sees you. The wind at our backs is pushing us toward revamping our public image and career. You are being called on to show your Authentic Self to the world and do the work that honors your Authentic Self.
On January 15th Mercury stations direct, making communications easier and completing the redo energy at the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010. Phew!
On January 17th Jupiter (fastest path to liberation and expansion) moves out of Aquarius into Pisces, softening some of the crazy Uranus (unexpected radical change) energy that made 2009 challenging for so many of us.
Any New Moon is a good time to set intentions and begin projects for the next moon cycle. The first New Moon of the year is when you can set intentions for the whole year. Don't miss this one!
We can expect more magical manifestations this year too. I was reading a channel from another person. He was writing about Lightworkers being too "out of body" and wrote that we can't expect "manna from Heaven", but need to "make it happen" through action.
My definition of "truth" is that it feels light and expansive. That statement did not feel that way to me. I think the point was to encourage people to participate in an active way, but it sure felt heavy and not magical to me..
As usual, I asked a question, "Is that true?" I got a no, but since I was running a lot of hopelessness at the time, I wasn't really sure.
Later that day manna was delivered to me, literally! The reason I was feeling so down was that I really sick with a nasty "stomach flu" that my daughter had just recovered from (after 2 weeks). The flu wreaks painful havoc on your intestines, making it impossible to eat anything without triggering abdominal pain etc. (I'll spare you the details). So my friend left at my back door a product that he thought I could ingest, a powdered, pre-digested rice bran product called Manna.
Thank you Universe for the confirmation. And thank you Richard for the Manna.