The month of December 2020 carries the energies of seclusion, akin to the month of March.
It is a time to isolate again to some extent.
This time, the holiday season highlights the introspective and contemplative nature of the human mind. Many questions arise and many answers are sought…
It goes without saying that taking health precautions continues to be vital. One’s guard needs to be up, as one’s mask needs to be on… and social distancing continues…
The Solar Eclipse of December 14th –
A total solar eclipse occurs on December 14th 2020.
“Total solar eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night.”(https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/total-solar-eclipse.html)
The previous total solar eclipse had occurred on July 2nd 2019.
“It is a popular misconception that the phenomenon of a total eclipse of the sun is a rare occurrence. Quite the contrary. Approximately once every 18 months (on average) a total solar eclipse is visible from some place on the Earth’s surface. That’s two totalities for every three years.
But how often is a total solar eclipse visible from a specific location on Earth? That’s another story altogether.”(https://www.space.com/25644-total-solar-eclipses-frequency-explained.html)
(The December 14th 2020 eclipse would be mainly visible in Chile, most of South America, South of Africa…)
“Total solar eclipses occur because the moon and the sun have the same apparent size in Earth’s sky — the sun is about 400 times wider than the moon, but the moon is about 400 times closer.
But the moon is slowly moving away from Earth by about 1-1/2 inches (4 centimeters) per year, according to the NASA statement. As a result, total solar eclipses will cease to exist in the very distant future, because the apparent size of the moon in Earth’s sky will be too small to cover the sun completely.”
“Over time, the number and frequency of total solar eclipses will decrease,” Vondrak said in the statement. “About 600 million years from now, Earth will experience the beauty and drama of a total solar eclipse for the last time.”(space.com-total-solar-eclipse-earth-moon-alignment-future.html)
The total solar eclipse (new moon) occurs in the sign of Sagittarius in conjunction with the south node. The south node is an area of release, dissolution and immaterialism. The sign of Sagittarius refers to wisdom, truth, philosophy, higher learnings, journeys… its quality being broader and more expansive than the other signs. These would likely be the areas of new beginnings that the new moon signifies, and the long term effects that the eclipse symbolises.
The Planetary Alignments –
In the current scenario, at the time of the eclipse, the sun/moon conjunction (new moon) forms a beneficial aspect to the planet Mars, bringing some positivity to the individual self in the areas mentioned.
At the same time, a difficult configuration to the planet Neptune occurs. This may signify the ambiguity relating to the ongoing health issue and the unfathomable circumstances that one seems to find oneself … in a world picture that seems to have no clarity…
The Great Conjunction of December 21st –
As the month progresses, the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn takes place on December 21st, the day of the winter solstice. This time period heralds a new world order that gradually unfolds over the coming months and years.
Around this time, as the latter part of the month approaches, Mars moves into a difficult configuration with Pluto, for a short period. This may translate into heated matters with one being at odds with those in authority and power, perhaps with some degree of intensity. Hence, one may watch world events closely in order to gain some perspective…
In Conclusion –
Overall, notwithstanding the various factors and interpretations of planetary alignments etc , each one’s journey, in this month of December, would tend to focus on the inner self and coming to terms with the current experiences of life.
For, going forward, the world now begins to take a different turn, moving in a direction that would need adjusting to… with Divine Grace, we may hope to see it as more humanitarian in nature, more compassionate in its outlook and all-encompassing…
The song “Yesterday Once More” by the Carpenters, echoes the sentiments of the present times… and the healing sounds of music to uplift the heart…
“…Lookin’ back on how it was in years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad, so much has changed.
It was songs of love that I would sing to then
And I’d memorize each word
Those old melodies still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they’re startin’ to sing’s so fine
All my best memories come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry, just like before
It’s yesterday once more…”(Source: LyricFind Songwriters: John Bettis / Richard Lynn Carpenter – Yesterday Once More lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group)