Look Up! ... It's Heavenly!

Hello Night Sky Travelers,
A new lunar cycle began December 21, 5:36pm PST, 2 1/2 hours after the exact solstice. This cycle peaks with the January 4 Full Moon and ends January 20, 5:14am PST.

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Capricorn Festival Global Meditation.

This edition of the "Look Up! Reminder" is short and sweet, yet chock full of heavenly navigation.

Lunar Theme: Parting the Waters The Solstice Gate of God New Moon "Our Solstice-Gate of God-New Moon [in sidereal Sagittarius] brings a prominent focus to an acceleration and engagement of greater and longer-term evolutionary changes ... Rather than seeing physical obstacles that one must dissect, circumvent and overcome to reach those ideals, the Archer [Sagittarius] flows as one within this movement of light to achieve those ideals. Uranus and Pluto [Revolution & Revelation] maintain a very tight and intense orb from here on (within 1°) as they approach their final [7th] geocentric square, which occurs in March of 2015 ... We can expect to see a dramatic but slow progression of radical action and revolutionary change increasing over the several years ahead in many areas of society, but also impelling progressive creative action for new solutions to the changes we face." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

Catch a Christmas Crescent
Look for Venus and Mars
Heavenly Navigation

Image: Sky & Telescope

Back in the evening sky, the Moon now waxes past Venus and Mars.

Tuesday, December 23 Now the crescent Moon is much easier to see in twilight. Spot Venus below it, as shown here.

Wednesday, December 24 Tiny Mars in twilight glimmers to the left of the increasingly thick crescent Moon, as shown here.

Thursday, December 25 Now Mars is far below the Moon at dusk.

Friday, December 26 This is the time of year when Orion shines in the east-southeast after dinnertime. He's well up now, but his three-star Belt is still nearly vertical. The Belt points up toward Aldebaran and, even higher, the Pleiades. In the other direction, it points down to where bright Sirius is about to rise.

- Sky & Telescope

The waxing Crescent Moon brings up obstacles from the past that can impede the new incoming energies and one's growth in consciousness. The work to overcome these obstacles begins now.

Navigating with Orion
Locate Sirius and Betelgeuse. Meditating on these two
stars can aid in the service of those who are spiritually attuned.
The three belt stars of Orion represent the Three Wise Men.

See Celestial Santa? The constellation Auriga and Santa are closely related. At midnight, when Christmas Eve turns into Christmas Day Santa can be seen high overhead between the North and South Poles! Look Up! By sunrise Santa's work is done and he disappears in the west!

The Northern Cross stands upright above the western horizon during the Christmas season! This Christmas Cross touches the horizon 9:00pm - 9:30pm. It is part of the Summer Triangle, which lies over the Milky Way.

Hmmm ... The Southern Cross is visible in Hawaii before sunrise!

It's a Heavenly Christmas and Everyone's Invited!

The New Year’s Star ~ Sirius
This star is instrumental in humanity's creation,
as well as in the establishment of our planet's
guiding forces and the mysteries of initiation. Highest
at midnight, its emanations stimulate our crown chakra.


Rise and Set Times
Rise/Set/Transit Times ~ Major Bodies
Use this link to find exact times for the
planets, Sun and Moon in your area.

The Planets
All five visible planets adorn January 2015 night sky

Charting the Heavens
EarthSky Tonight ... nightly highlights/maps
This Week's Sky at a Glance ... weekly highlights/maps


This lunar cycle is about "an acceleration and engagement of greater and longer-term evolutionary changes." It's about flowing with the increasing light to make these changes. It's about the Light returning through us, through the "Gate of God" on the wings of Love.

We sense a love far beyond personal attachment, one of Love and Service for all of Humanity. In this pure Love we subdue matter to Divine Use and Purpose, demonstrating Christ consciousness.

The Love illumines us and we clearly see within, the integrated personality fused with the Light of the Soul. In an act of focused Will we lift the Soul unto the One Soul, and then unto the Light of Life itself.

It's up to us to radiate The Glory of The One. Whatever we choose to do will have great and far-reaching consequences ~ both here on Earth and throughout the universe.

- Capricorn Festival Global Meditation

We are rebirthing humanity.

Serious thoughts
about where we've been
and where we're going.
The struggle for security and higher ground.

Rekindle the flame within.
and prepare for the journey ahead.

- Jacqueline Lasahn / Sagittarius

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the Capricorn Festival Global Meditation. Join with others in meditation and strengthen the Light Grid of planet Earth.


Look Up! ... Look Within,
Susan Sun at The Night Sky