Star Wisdom | December 2011


With Mercury retrograde through the middle of the month and a Gemini lunar eclipse on the 10th, December urges us to learn from the past and clear away the stale mental patterns that keep us from living our highest truth.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Your thoughts are the key to everything that concerns you. The lunar eclipse on the 10th illuminates a pattern of thinking that comes from your family history. Be open to recognizing this old energy and processing the emotions that have gotten stuck because of it. Releasing these old feelings clears the way for you to step into your power in 2012.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…You might feel as if you’re stuck in first gear when it comes to money this month. In reality, this is a lesson about how powerful your thoughts are in manifesting (or not) the abundance you desire. You’ve got a tremendous desire to create something beautiful and useful now, so rather than getting bogged down in what you don’t have, get your creativity in gear.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…You get powerful insight into the image you’re projecting out into the world, thanks to the eclipse in your sign on the 10th. Updating your self-image to reflect more of your true self can radically rewrite your money script. Be willing to look at all of your relationships and bring them into integrity.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…You might experience a shocking eruption of subconscious energy, thanks to the lunar eclipse on the 10th. This is intended to liberate you – it takes a lot of energy to keep those unruly parts of the psyche hidden in your mental basement. Plus, working consciously with this previously hidden aspect of yourself can help you derail a consistent pattern of self-sabotage.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…You’ve got your creative mojo back after a difficult period of introspection. Now you’re trying to understand what you need to do in order to bring your creative gifts into the world and connect with the audience who will support you – and benefit from your creations. Be willing to experiment with new friends and connections. Someone in your network has the answers you’re seeking.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…A major career opportunity/challenge arises this month. Your family history contains the clues that will help you rise to the occasion. One of your parents faced a similar opportunity and may not have been able to handle it in a positive way. Getting curious about the reasons your parent fell short clears the way for you to make a transcendent choice.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…“In all thy getting, get wisdom,” says the proverb. The lunar eclipse on the 10th illuminates your 9th House of wisdom, spirituality and beliefs, bringing you powerful insight into a belief system that has limited your ability to pursue your life’s work with intelligent abandon. How awesome is that?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…This story about the other person not living up to your expectations is an old one. You could sink into a depression about this, or you could get curious about the many ways this pattern of disappointment has played out over the years. Once you get a grasp on the pattern, you might find that the relationship is not only salvageable, but carries a lot of positive potential.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…You have the opportunity to rewrite your relationship script, but it’s going to take patience, persistence and attention to detail. It’s not as though you have a choice here, so just make up your mind to slow down, pay attention, and learn from the past. Remember that money doesn’t grow on trees; healthy relationships hold the key to abundance.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…Focus on managing your energy this month. The lunar eclipse on the 10th brings lessons about impeccability and integrity, particularly where other people are involved. Committing to your own energetic integrity will solve most relationship problems. You make a deep commitment to yourself over the Christmas holiday as a powerful New Moon in your sign compels you to let go of the old and embrace the newest version of yourself.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…You’re learning how to infuse your work or your duties with heart energy. Living creatively means more than just making art or thinking outside the box. The new paradigm – of which you are prophet and avatar – demands that we infuse every situation with creativity and joy. Take the responsibility of leading by example this month.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You’ve just received a major download about your career or your public persona. In order to implement this new vision of who you can be in the world you need to make some fundamental changes on a deep emotional level. Embrace the person who is triggering you emotionally – you’ve called this individual as a teacher to show you how to own your emotions and create lasting security.

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D.K. Brainard, M.A., C.H., is a writer, musician, astrologer and certified hypnotherapist who specializes in helping clients identify where they are on their own Hero's Journey and take appropriate steps to reconnect with their soul/Higher Self/creative unconscious. To carry out this work, D.K. uses the tools of astrology, energy work, compassion, and hypnotic shared exploration of limiting identity states and desired goal states. For more on the eclipses and free weekly horoscopes each Monday, visit his website:


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