The Shift Doctors (Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, Ph.D.) are thrilled once again to have our good friend and guest blogger Steve Nelson return to share his wisdom. Steve is an astrologer who follows a Jungian mythological tradition. He was raised by a part Cherokee shaman Aunt Maude who learned much of her lore from Molly Runningwolf, the mother of Amanita Sequoyah, the last Cherokee medicine man officially recognized by the Eastern Tribe. Steve’s Indian name is Steven Red Wolf, his lineage is of the wolf clan, one of the 7 tribal groups of the Cherokee. Steve follows many of the Cherokee traditions especially as these relate to celebrations, the use of ritual fire and star lore. For more information about Steve Nelson see www.GaiaAstrology.com
This month the stage is set for the conclusion of the old world cycle and the beginning of the new. Venus aligns with Pluto on Dec 1 invoking the transforming power of love. Love will be king in the world we’re entering. Venus/Pluto in trine with Jupiter prepares the way for the death/rebirth and healing of the king – and the coming forth of the new king. While Jupiter is retrograde (until Dec 25) the ways of the world’s false kings continue to be exposed and old world shadows are brought to light to be transformed. This is the function of the global Occupy Movement. Energy set free from these old patterns breaking will power the new creation flowering through 2012.
On Dec 25 the spirit and consciousness of the new king, new leadership for the world, will begin to emerge. Mythically this Winter Solstice/Christmas marks the beginning of JRR Tolkien’s pivotal year when the dark tower falls (Mar 27) and the ring war ends (Nov 3). The important dates of this year are listed in the Chronology of The Return of the King. The first of these dates is Dec 25 when at dusk the company of the ring leaves Rivendell to begin their quest. The seeds of a great liberation are now being sown.
Three significant turnarounds make way for the 2012 global awakening. The first and most powerful is Uranus moving forward on Dec 10th on the day of the Total Lunar Eclipse. Then the wizard Read More→