CRYSTALS FOR 2013 - DECEMBER
by Tara Mideaker
This month you want to ask yourself "what will be my next move?" 2013 is coming to a close and you can see 2014 coming up fast. The new year may feel a lot like the old with many of the same energies but there is something different and that is you. You have changed since December of 2012 because change is inevitable and it comes to all of us who fight it or embrace it. The World is evolving and you with it. So how are you going to take what you have learned and who you have become and go forward? Take a step now before we move into the winter months that are better for contemplation rather than action. It does not have to be a grand, magnanimous action but do something that sets the tone for where you want to be in 2014. Make your first move and see how it...and you...continue to grow as we make our way through 2014.
Here are a few of the energies that will support you in December:
Mercury and Mars set us on an enthusiastic path on December 3rd. You see what needs to be done and are excited. Act quickly though because Neptune steps in on December 6th making it difficult to focus so you will want to wait until that fog lifts to make changes. Green Aventurine builds on the enthusiasm while Lepidolite helps you avoid stress when you feel as if you should do something but just cannot find a way... or the will to make it happen.
On December 10 - 11 the Sun and Jupiter in a quincunx transit usher in a time of change that will allow you to free yourself of the old to make room for the new. Rhodonite can offer gentle release. Mercury and Uranus in a trine will offer inspirations for new beginnings. Pietersite will help you to follow their lead and share them with like minded individuals for the best results. Then Jupiter and Saturn in a trine offer a fabulous opportunity to accomplish a lot with very little effort. Aquamarine can show you how to use what you have to build what you want. Keep it simple and good things will follow.
We have a stressful - but valuable transit on December 17th when the Sun and Moon are in opposition. You could feel conflicted over what you want to do versus what you feel pressured to do. You may feel overwhelmed by to many demands on you. Emotional overreactions are possible but use Labradorite for balance and to turn the energy to your favor so you can use it to understand what you ultimately want out of yourself and your life. That will make it easier to do what you need to in order to get there. Uranus also turns direct so there will be surprises. Stay flexible and carry Green Tourmaline to greet what comes with open arms. This could be a major turning point towards a more positive direction.
December 24 - 25 bring us some lovely energy where your are very attuned to your environment and those how inhabit it. Appreciate all that you have and share it with others. Angelite helps you share the energy. You could feel a restless rebellion on Christmas Day. If something is making you feel trapped you are going to want out no matter what the cost. Use Pyrite to think before you take drastic steps that could be a product of the energy rather than your true will.
The year ends on a slightly chaotic note with the Sun and Uranus in a square. You won't be bored since nothing will go as planned. Chrysocolla will show you the beauty of this transit. Remain flexible and see where you end up....it is likely it will be where you belonged the whole time. Trust your instincts and enjoy the ride. Keep that attitude through December 31st when Mars, Mercury and Pluto could push you past reason. You have had enough. You want to take control - and you should - but now is not the time since you will come on too strong. Re consider, re adjust and carry Seraphinite to focus on the positive actions that you took earlier in the month.
The most important thing to keep in mind this month is to have a wonderful and joyous Holiday and the Happiest of New Years! Enjoy each moment and remember this is what it is all about!
New Moon in Sagittarius: November 3rd
Full Moon in Gemini: December 17th
Sun moves into Capricorn/Winter Solstice: December 21st