Look Up! ... Light Descends on Earth

Hello Sky Gazers,
December 11, 2:29am PST marked the beginning of a new lunar cycle, which peaks with the December 25, Christmas Day, Full Moon and ends January 9, 5:30pm PST. The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the Capricorn Festival Global Meditation.

If you missed the 12/7/15 lunar occultation of Venus here are a few photos: Occultation Of Venus By The Moon ~ Occultation ~ Occultation Of Venus By Moon & Crow ~ Moon Un-eclipsing Venus Thank you Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery!

The New Moon energies, the December solstice Sun, and the heavenly Holy season are shining Light upon the Earth and fueling the flame of Life and consciousness within each and every one of us. When we rise in awareness and love, Light descends on Earth.

Lunar Theme: Regeneration and Transmutation "This December 11, 2015 New Moon occurs in the constellation Ophiuchus and in the sidereal sign of Scorpio. Conjoining stars include Sabik of Ophiuchus; the stars of Ara, Altar of the Centaur ... Also of influence are Ras Alhauge, the head of Ophiuchus, and ... the right leg of Ophiuchus, which stands over the sting of the Scorpion ... This lunar cycle can stimulate unexpected flashes of illumination or bring revelations that can propel us on entirely new creative journeys or courses in our lives ... It may produce tremendous bursts of sensuous passion or raw power that motivates us to access and walk a path in greater self-mastery ... " Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

Review: Ophiuchus Our 13th Constellation

Solstice Sun Enters Mother Earth
The Cosmic Significance of the
December Solstice for Our Planet

Image Source

At certain ancient cairns in Ireland the Sun reaches deep inside Gaia on the December solstice, only on that one day is the inner chamber lit, as if the celestial body of Father Sun impregnates Mother Earth with rays of light.

This fascinating Image Description includes more photos.

The Cosmic Significance of the
December Solstice for Our Planet

Near the December Solstice our Sun, the central luminary of our solar system, conjoins the Galactic Center, the Heart of the Milky Way Galaxy. In 2015 this conjunction is exact December 19.

At the time the Sun conjoins the Galactic Center, the orbit of Earth brings our planet close to our physical Sun. Earth at perihelion, closest to the Sun, occurs annually around January 2 – 4. This is also the time the Earth is in conjunction with our Spiritual Sun, Sirius.

These astronomical events produce a powerful relationship between the Heart of our Galaxy, the heart of our solar system (the physical Sun), the Earth and the star Sirius (esoterically the heart of our Sun).

In addition, at the December solstice the planetary Hierarchy (Earth's heart center) enters meditation by aligning with the energies of Sirius. These potent cosmic heart energies join forces annually at this time of the year and enliven the heart of humanity.

This astronomical and meditative timing unites solar energies with the transmissions of cosmic intelligence. These aligned influences then stream forth into our solar system. Each year the December solstice event simultaneously produces a powerful relationship between the Sun (our physical source of light and life) and the star Sirius (our spiritual source of light and life).

The Hierarchy stands as a bridge between our planet and the forces of the cosmic realms. The planetary Hierarchy’s invocative alignment and meditative reception at this time draws in the light of the new cycle, which readies humanity for the outpouring of spiritual energies at the Wesak event occurring in the spring.

The December solstice is a potent, cyclic point on the Divine continuum of light. In honor of this cycle's solstice observation, the folks at SouledOut.org are inspired to dedicate a 24-hour period ~ 12 hours before and after the exact solstice ~ to the high meditation taking place on the inner planes.

Solstice Exact Moment ~ Monday, December 21 at 8:49 pm PST
(Tuesday, December 22 at 04:49 UT)

During this period of receptivity, we ask all to attune to the spiritual energies flowing through on behalf of the Earth and all humanity. All are encouraged to observe this planetary event as inspired, becoming still and receptive to the inflowing energies. The promise of the Divine is made ever more real with this great meditative work.

We suggest the use of a candle (or other light) in a window or sacred space to represent the Spirit being invoked as we connect with the spiritual Hierarchy. Another suggestion is to meditate outside facing the Sun, which is aligned with the Heart of our Galaxy, and let in as much light energy as possible. Invoke the greatest good to work in you and through you.

Learn more and participate in SouledOut.org's Planetary Solstice Event ~ Meditation.

The Winter Solstice offers astronomical understanding and lists key December solstice global meditations.


Stellar Navigating for the Holidays and Holy Days

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!

Full Long Night Moon on December 24

First full moon on Christmas since 1977

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.

Mark Your Calendar!

- Dec. 28 Look southeast to south before dawn. Saturn/Venus/Mars Map
Note: Brilliant Jupiter shines to the right of Mars and Spica, outside the sky chart.
- Dec. 28 Look west 1 hour after sunset. Mercury/Summer Triangle Map
- Dec. 28-30 Look east in late evening. Moon/Regulus/Jupiter Map
- Jan. 1 Cassiopeia, Big Dipper circle Polaris
- Jan. 2-4 Moon/Mars-Spica Duo
- Jan. 6 Look southeast 90 minutes before sunrise. Moon/Venus/Saturn Map
- Jan. 6-8 Look southeast 70 minutes before sunrise. Moon/Venus/Saturn Map
- Jan. 9 Look southeast 90 minutes before sunrise. Venus and Saturn conjunction
This aspect brings about a sobering in regards to love relationships.


Moon ... Evening, Morning, Daytime
The Moon's Phases help us grow in consciousness.
Where's the Moon tonight? Can you see it in the daylight sky?
Can you name its phase when you see it?

The Planets
- Night Sky Info ... finder charts and info on each planet.
- The Planets in Esoteric Astrology ... scroll 1/2 way down

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.
Sunrise Sunset Calculator

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


This lunar cycle takes us through the Capricorn solstice doorway, to a new cycle of astronomical timing and spiritual approach. It culminates with the Full Moon of December 25, Christmas Day, and ends January 9. It can bring revelations or flashes of illumination and motivates us to walk the path of self-mastery. The Light and Life of this cycle bring us into the Company of Heaven where our horizons expand and all things are possible.

We know the energy of Capricorn signals a cycle of effort. Before us, the mountain ... and we begin to climb.

We are ascending on a channel of pure Love.

In this pure Love we subdue matter to Divine Use and Purpose, demonstrating Christ consciousness.

The Love illumines us and we clearly see within ...

Bathed in Divine Light, we stand at the mountaintop with our Spiritual Hierarchy ...

Together, we are a brilliant orb of light that shines out in all directions.

The truth of our human story ~
The Christ in us ~ The Hope of Glory

- Excerpt: 2015 Capricorn Festival Global Meditation

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the 2015 Capricorn Festival Global Meditation.


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