The end of the year approaches and with it has come a couple requests for information about what the coming year holds for each sign. Truth be told, I don’t do astrological forecasts for the individual Sun signs, ever. Why would I take such a position? Well, it really comes down to the fact that, for the most part, we are so much more than the Sun signs we were born under. I’ve known some Sun signs that you would never guess them to be that sign because their Ascendant (where the Sun was, in its daily course through the heavens, at the time of their birth) was much more of an influence on them than their Sun sign. Or, in some cases, there is a number of planets in one sign that takes the focus off the Sun sign. So, to me, those forecasts for the coming year for each Sun sign are just too generic.
So, what can one do to see how the energies of the coming year may be for them? Well, there’s numerology. In actuality, numerology and astrology are very compatible. Both are based on numbers and, in this case, both are based on your date of birth.
Each new birthday we celebrate presents us with a new energy cycle to work with from that birthday to the next birthday. For example, my birthday is in May, so each year in May on my birthday I am presented with a new energy cycle to help me steer my way through the coming 365 days.
So how do you find this number for your birthday? It’s really quite easy – you add the month and day of your birth to the current year and reduce that number to a single digit. That single digit is the energy cycle for the next 365 days, until your next birth day. For me that means adding May (5) to the day of my birth, 12, and then adding it to the current year, 2015: 5+12+2015= 2032 = 2+0+3+2 = 7. So, this year has been “7” energy cycle for me. The keyword for 7 is “learning.” So this year, until my next birthday, is a year of learning. This is called your “Personal Year.”
If you try it out with your own birthday and want to know the meaning of the number for your Personal Year, there are a number of sites on the web you can find those definitions. I recently ran across one called “Astrology – Numerology.com” and you can find it at http://astrology-numerology.com/num-cycles.html It gives pretty good definitions of each number.
In the meantime, we have a New Moon in the sign of Sagittarius happening on Friday, December 11th at 5:29 a.m. EST.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system that is considered to be of benefic energy and very expansive as well.
This energy is very freedom-loving and independent. There is a itch to travel and a desire to expand the mind. Change and motion are to very important keywords for Sagittarius.
With the Sun and Moon both in this sign, as happens every New Moon, the new beginning you may be seeking could very well involve a change in occupation and/or mode of living. Time to shake things up to acquire that freedom and independence you so crave.
Be careful though. Indecision is also part of the Sagittarian energy. Current life circumstance can also evoke a rebellious response from you during this transit of the Sun and Moon in the sign of Sagittarius. A cool head and clarity of thought are necessary in order to make those decisions that will lead you to a positive expansion of your life and help you to find the freedom and independence you seek.
Right after the New Moon, on Sunday, December 13th, the Geminids Meteor Shower will peak. While this shower can be seen in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the best time for Northern hemisphere viewers to catch it is after sunset.
Considered to be one of the more spectacular showers, with 120 meteors per hour, it can best be viewed by laying on the ground and watching directly overhead, although astronomers suggest looking to the south.
In any event, another wonderful “fireworks” display by the Universe awaits!
Last, but certainly not least, the Sun moves into Capricorn on Monday, December 21st at 11:49 p.m. EST.
Known as the Winter Solstice and often called Yule by those who celebrate this day, it is the longest night and shortest day of the year. The Sun now begins to wax and the days grow longer. (Yay!)
There is a long history of celebration that goes with this day that goes far back into the history of humankind. Part of this is due to the darkness that seems to engulf and affect us at this time of the year. A celebration of the rebirth of the Sun would certainly lift spirits and invigorate ones hope for the warm and light that the waxing Sun will soon provide.
Astrologically, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and Saturn’s energies can make one feel emotionally heavy – “leaden”, if you will, as the metal for Saturn in lead – another good reason for celebration and lightening ones mood.
Capricorn has many good traits though. Capricorn energies, and those born under its sign, are practical, persevering, and determined to overcome obstacles. ambitious and have a dry sense of humor.
The flip-side is that these very same energies can be cold and rigid, pessimistic and overly conventional. Situations and people under the influence of this energy can seem unchanging for decades. Things and people are slow to develop under this sign.
Be patient. The Sun is waxing now and a brighter more optimistic day awaits us all. In the meantime, find reason to smile, things to be grateful for and use the practicality and persistence of this sign to get you through the Winter.
The heavens are very hushed and still, much like the sound outside when there is new-fallen snow. That stillness and silence gives us the chance to think, to reflect, and to dream.