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Whats that in the Sky? Visual Astrology fro December 2012 December 3, 2012

Posted by Kerry in Astrology.
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A Place in the Universe

A Place in the Universe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s that in the sky for December 2012?

look up and be impressed. To get you bearings you only need to remember that the sun rises in the east, and sets in the west.


For all you night owls

Jupiter is the bright stars rising in the east. Let the Moon be your guide when she will be next to Jupiter on the 25th and 26th Dec. These are wonderful nights for going for a very late walk and looking at the stars, especially after your big Christmas lunch and dinner.

The Pleiades, in the heart of Taurus the Bull, is the cluster of stars not far away.

Mars will be visible for a few moments after sunset in the east. His reddish glow gives him away. If you are having trouble finding Mars, let the Moon be your guide when she will be next to him on the 15th Dec.

The Southern Cross is always visible and is upside down low on the southern horizon. The two bright pointer stars will show you the way. 

And there is no need to look for the Scorpion. He is in hiding, for when the Bull rules the sky all night any sensible Scorpion will hide under a rock. In other words, Taurus is directly opposite the Scorpio. So if one is visible all night the other must be out in the daytime and hence invisible to us through the Suns light.


For all you early birds

Now you can see Jupiter setting in the west in the wee small hours of the morning. The Moon will be next to Jupiter on the 25th and 26th but you will have to be up darn early!  Or stay up late from the previous night!

If you have a very flat horizon you may be lucky enough to see Venus for a few minutes before the Sun lightens the sky.

Saturn will be out for longer, but he is hard to pick from the surrounding skies.  Let the Moon be your guide when she is next to Saturn on the 11th Dec.

The Southern Cross is always visible in the mornings and is on its side in the south. That’s why they call it the Southern Cross.


News from the Stars


11th Dec Mercury enters Sagittarius


13th Dec New Moon in Sagittarius


13th Dec Uranus goes direct in Aries


16th Venus enters Sagittarius


21st Sun enters Capricorn; the Summer Solstice


26th Mars enters Aquarius


28th Dec Full Moon in Cancer


































































































































































































The movement of the planets herald time when we feel mood changes, times we are galvanized to take action, and others times when we lack energy. There are shifts in feelings and energy levels at all New and Full Moons, when planets move into signs, or when there are connections (aspects) between planets, or when they turn retrograde or move direct again.


Pay attention to the days when these shifts happen and notice your feelings and energy levels. This understanding will enhance your experience of life. Enjoy the ride!



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