The year is almost over. Wednesday, December 17th, Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Light begins. We are in our last week of Sag and last two weeks of December.
Sagittarius is the sign of direction. The arrows of Sag are sharp, pointed in a specific direction. The archer guides the arrows towards a specific goal. The goal is Truth and Justice – the virtues of Sagittarius.
Many festivals this week – in the darkness of the season humanity creates festivals of Light. This is how ancient humanity withstood winter each year.
We are in the time and under the influence of Sagittarius, sign of the wanderer, of good food, good music, and the joy (Jupiter as ruler) that occurs from giving to other while simultaneously and from our hearts also giving thanks.
The energies shift from Scorpio’s deep and transformative waters to the “hills and plains of Sagittarius”. Sag is the rider on a white horse, eyes focused on the mountain peaks of Capricorn (Initiation) ahead. Like Scorpio, Sagittarius is also the “disciple.”
The week is filled with heavenly squares, triangles, rectangles, lines and conjunctions as the planets accelerate their interactions with each other.
Thursday is full moon, Scorpio solar festival. The focus is on the Scorpio keynote, “Warriors we are & from the battles we emerge triumphant.”
Libra (our last week) is the sign of creating Right Relations & Values. In Libra we are asked to choose how to be, our identity, in the world.
We have a complex week beginning Wednesday the eighth with the full moon lunar eclipse.
Under the shadow of the Libra new moon, the Jewish High Holy Days (ten days) begin Thursday with Rosh Hashanah.