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Requiem for a Dream, Or Hallelujah Chorus?

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Last Updated: 12/29/2022 2:58 pm
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2020 Geminid Meteor Shower Peak - JEFF SULLIVAN

The celestial portents heralding societal change have spoken; the pundits have prophesied, and the heady mix of delusion and denial has been quaffed. The Gotterdammerung of Enlightenment Liberalism is upon us. The "marketplace of ideas" was supposed to be where the highest and best rose to the top; instead, we see the ascendancy of the vilest and very worst. But take heart, friends. We're about to enter a whole new and highly energizing phase with the ingress of Jupiter, the planet of societal consciousness, religious and philosophical systems, beliefs, and perceptions, into Mars-ruled Aries on December 20. Neptune, still in Pisces (where he met Jupiter earlier this year and together put an end to anyone's ability to cut through the mass delusion infecting our world), stations direct on December 3. While we've been intoning a requiem for a dream, what we'll be singing soon is a hallelujah chorus. But not before a fight.

Mars continues his retrograde through Gemini this month, opposing Venus December 1 and the Sun December 8. Like waiting out a tornado in a storm cellar, it's important to make good use of your time during this chaotic period. The Full Moon in Gemini December 7 has amends to make; be proactive emotionally with everyone to whom you owe a debt of gratitude.

The Sun enters Capricorn and squares Jupiter at the Winter Solstice, December 21. The longest night reveals creative genius: The trine of Venus and Uranus December 22 right before the New Moon in Capricorn December 23 brings pie-in-the-sky down to the kitchen table and puts it on your plate.

Mercury stations retrograde in Capricorn before conjuncting Venus December 29. Practical considerations are paramount to the success of any resistance. As we enter 2023 together, we know this: Whether requiem or hallelujah, harmony is power.

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