This week is fairly active. It brings us a new Moon and the expansive energy of 12-12-2012 this Wednesday as we build up to the much heralded end of the Mayan long count calendar on 12-21-2012 just over a week later. Numbers play is big part in our world. The Bible is filled with reference to numbers and of course sacred geometry is based on number sequences. Numbers are said to be the building blocks of our universe. This becomes clear when you examine the symmetry of things around us; a nautilus shell, the human body or the seeds in an apple. The planets are definable lining up in way they have not for a very, very long time. It might be interesting to note that last week in fact Mercury Venus and Saturn lined up in the sky rover the great pyramids in Egypt and mirrored their exact placement on earth in the sky above them.
The number twelve is all around us. There are 12 months, 12 hours in a day and 12 in the night, 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, and 12 represents the Divine Mother is some religions. There are 12 animals in the Chinese horoscope, 12 main divinities in Greek mythology, 12 works of Hercules, and 12 imams in Islam. The Bible contains many references to the number twelve. There were of course 12 apostles, but there were also 12 gates of the celestial city in Revelations and 12 kinds of precious stones in the city, 12 minor prophets of the Old Testament, 12 sons of Ishmael, and 12 priests of Chronicles. All in all, the number 12 is used a total of 189 times in the Bible.
The number 12 can be found throughout our human bodies also. Each human cell contains 12 biochemical salts. There are 12 ganglions in the body and there are 12 gates or openings in the human body; 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils, the mouth, 2 breasts, the navel, the anus and the urethral opening. By now you probably are getting the idea the 12 is considered a powerful number. No doubt many of us that study the more esoteric subjects, see a great significance in the date 12-12-2012. Combine that with the exact time of 12:12 am and pm and you have a total of five 12’s. In sacred geometry, five is considered the most powerful number. Its shape is the pentagon and the solid form is the dodecahedron. This is the building block of hydrogen and our history books describe the power contained in the hydrogen bomb.
People around the world have waited for 12-12-2012 and 12-21-2012 with great anticipation. I am not going to venture a guess as to what could or will happen on either day. I do know that when it comes to numerology, 12 represents a cycle of completion. The entire year, 2012 has been view as a year of spiritual transformation. Now we are in the 12th month and the completion of the year. Numbers also have a letter correspondent. When we move to 12-21-12, these numbers correspond to a-b-b-a-a-b. The Hebrew translation for this BA ABBA is “Father comes or is coming”. Again I think we have great spiritual significance here. I could go on and on about this but I am supposed to be talking about the astrology for the coming week. Perhaps I have inspired you to do your own research along these lines?
This week is also Hanukkah. I wish a peaceful and happy celebration to all. Monday we see Mercury leave an uncomfortable position in Scorpio for a more expansive one in Sagittarius. Seeing the big picture will be a bit easier but organization is not at its best. You could find that you tend to speak before you think. I think we all know what havoc this can cause sometimes. Remember to pause and take a breath before you blurt out something you might regret later.
The Sun is making its way through Sagittarius and this week is a little more than half way through the sign. Mercury will be joining the Sun in this sign on Monday. If you recall, Mercury retrograded back into Scorpio on November 14th and caused our communications to be more intellectual, deeply probing and far less superficial than we might be used to. We can expect another shift in our thinking after Monday. For the rest of the year we will lean toward learning about a wide variety of things. Our thoughts should be more optimistic and we could be more aware of what is fair and what is not, and our beliefs and power of persuasion are high.
Venus will be in Scorpio for the rest of the week. The office parties this week could less cooler and less flirty this week as this placement shine its light on deep connections and passionate relationships. Next week we can expect a change when Venus moves to Sagittarius. For now it’s hard for us to muster up much blind faith in our partners. While we have a strong desire to for closeness, we could find that we feel a certain amount of trepidation around losing our power to others. Venus in Scorpio can create some highs and lows and cause us to feel like we are on an emotional roller coaster. Hang on because next week things will change.
Thursday morning at 3:42 am we have a new Moon in Sagittarius. This moon brings us the many positive characteristics of Sagittarius and fewer emotional lows that are common in this point of the lunar cycle. Positive Sag qualities are a desire for adventure, independence, speaking out and being honest, and having the courage to expand our vision of the future. Thursday also the day Uranus goes direct ending a five month retrograde period. When Uranus causes us to be clumsy, frustrated, have accidents and experience delays.
If you have not done all your holiday shopping and you find your self in heavy traffic and dealing with crowds, try to remember that this is temporary and everyone else is in just a big a hurry and just as stressed out as you are. Relax, take a deep breath and slow down enough to offer a kinds word to a stranger or enjoy the delight of the children in awe of all the sights and sounds of the season.