Astrological Musings & More

Comet ISON 2Have you heard anything about the new comet ISON?  I haven’t heard much but found it interesting that it rounded the Sun on Thanksgiving.  As I write this, it isn’t known if it will survive the trip around the Sun and return for us to view it at the end of November.

It got me to thinking about comets and the part they have played in the history of the Earth.  Often viewed as heralds to important (and sometimes tragic) events, comets were viewed with awe and anticipation.

In ancient times, in particular, sightings of comets were associated with historical events.  Such can be said of the comet that followed the death of Julius Caesar in 49 BCE or the comet that preceded the war between Augustus and Marc Anthony in 32 BCE. There was even a comet in 55/56 CE that preceded the burning of the Temple in Jerusalem and Jerusalem’s destruction.

In our modern world, we would view the passage of a comet and such an event as merely coincidence, but is it?  Is it possible that the energy of that passing comet could trigger energies on Earth that would cause such events?

Call me crazy…(hey, I heard that!), but I choose to keep an open mind.  Knowing that the energies of each of us (our thoughts, feelings, actions, etc.) can influence events both near and far away, I believe anything is possible, albeit improbable. It’s called the “Butterfly Effect” and it is real.

So, if ISON survives the Sun and passes by Earth at the end of November, will we see some great event…or has it already happened?

New MoonUntil then we have a New Moon in Sagittarius happening on Monday, December 2nd at 7:22 p.m. EDT.

This energy if that of the visionary and the optimist. Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter – the planet of expansion, is all about personal freedom and progress. There is a courage that allows the achievement of seemingly impossible projects.

As long as aspirations are based in the higher vibrations, much can and will be accomplished. If ones motivation is purely for personal gain, then things could turn ruthless, arrogant and/or egotistical.

With the Sun and Moon both in Sagittarius, there will be a desire for change or movement leading, possibly, to travel. There can be a strong need for independence that creates a dislike for and an inability to endure restrictions.  This could lead to acts of rebellion.

All in all, it’s an excellent time to get acquainted with the philosophical side of your nature and allow yourself some personal freedom that may be much needed.

Mercury 7Mercury will enter Sagittarius on Wednesday, December 4th at 9:42 p.m. EST leading the mind into thoughts of philosophy, religion, law and higher education.  The mind is quick and brilliant; the judgment much improved.

It also tends to a prophetic insight because it is more concerned with attitudes than facts and enables us to understand what information others will consider important.

This energy can make us honest and direct to the point that we say exactly what we are thinking without pausing to consider the result of those words. The intention is never to cause hurt, just to be truthful.
The memory and concentrations do suffer with this placement, but overall, it is excellent for things that deal with higher aspirations and higher thoughts.

Mars in LibraOn Saturday, December 7th, Mars will enter the sign of Libra at 3:41 pm EST possibly causing a lot of inner conflict as those affected by its energies seek balance and harmony between personal freedom and ones relationships.

Physical energies can fluctuate with this placement – depending on how affected you are by it – and can create a “lazy” attitude.  Mars is about initiative, assertiveness, forging ahead and, in Libra, you may find yourself seeking balance and harmony in any areas of you life where these aspects of Mars are needed.

While you may be seeking companionship, Mars in Libra asks you to retain a strong sense of fairness and to be discriminating in any choice you may make.  Without these two aspects, you may find the relationship will be short-lived or very disappointing at least.

There’s a lot that can be learned about harmony and balance with the aid of Mars in Libra.  We just have to open to it and willing to work with it.

Comet ISON
So, as I close this I can now tell you that the ISON comet did survive its trip around the Sun, albeit smaller and different from what it was before.  It’s not visible with the naked eye, but by strong telescopes it can be seen. That’s still awesome, in my book.

May the next two weeks be just as awesome for you!  Until next time…

Peace Sign 2Peace, Love & Blessed Be

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