UCM December 2010 Astrology blog

So what is happening astrologically in December 2010?

All time indicated are for Pacific Standard Time.

* My next Sacred Retreat for women is on weekend of May 6-8, 2011.

See info at the end of the blog.

Here are the Astrological basics:


WINTER SOLSTICE! The day the Sun stands still.  The day of the longest night.

The Winter Solstice December 21st is the New Year for those who observe the ways of the Earth.

Please check out the link below for a taste of what other cultures do and did do to honor the return of the light.


The Sun goes into Capricorn at 03:39pm on Tuesday, December 21st.


TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on the winter solstice!

Lunar Eclipse that will occur at on December 21st.00:13am

Please click on the NASA below for a very detailed explanation.


  • New Moon – Sunday, December 05th at 13 Sag at 09:36am
  • Full Moon (Oak Moon in Wiccan, Cold Moon in N/E Native American) – Sunday, December 21st at 29 degrees Gemini at 12:14am.

Note:  The New and Full Moon are usually the polar opposite signs. This month it is Gemini and Sagittarius.

Mercury starts December at 01 degrees of Capricorn

  • Goes Retrograde on Friday, December 10th at 04:06am
  • Goes Direct on Wednesday, December 29th at 11:21pm at 20 Capricorn
  • Ends the month at 20 Capricorn

Venus starts December at 01 degrees of Scorpio

  • Ends the month at 24 degrees of Scorpio
  • Venus is in detriment in Scorpio

Mars starts December at 25 degrees of Sagittarius

  • Goes into Capricorn December 07th at 03:49pm
  • Ends the month at 18 degrees of Capricorn.

Jupiter starts December at 24 degrees of Pisces

  • Ends the month at 27 degrees of Pisces
  • Jupiter rules Pisces and Sagittarius.

Saturn starts December at 15 Libra

  • Ends the month at 17 degrees of Libra
  • Saturn is exalted in Libra.  Libra is not his sign, but to him, it is like visiting a four star hotel.

Uranus starts December at 24 degrees of Pisces Retrograde

  • Goes direct on December 05th at 5:51pm
  • Ends the month at 27 Pisces

Neptune starts December at 26 Aquarius.

  • End ends the month at 27 Aquarius.
  • Neptune is ending its 14 years journey through Aquarius; it goes into Pisces on April 5, 2011. 
  • Neptune is the co-ruler of Pisces.

Pluto starts December at 04 Capricorn.

  • Ends the month at 05 Capricorn.

Moons Mean Node start December at 04 Capricorn

Highlights for December:

This month will be the ending of many cycles but with endings new hopes are born.

Love deeply, be kind to one another and laugh when you can, that will help you get through this month.

This Winter Solstice is extra special; both the solar and lunar cycles meet December 21st; having two cycles like this coincide rarely occurs. Plus the Astrological degree of the eclipse is 29 Gemini….the ending degree of the sign of communication.

Here are a couple of simple explanations:

  • If you look at the position where the sun rises the day before, the day of, and the day after the solstice, on the day of the solstice the sun will appear to stand still.  Sol = sun, stice comes from Latin meaning to stand still. The declination of the planets tilt stops and starts to go the other way toward the equator, bringing us towards Spring.
  • A Lunar Eclipse is when the earth passes between the Sun and Moon, castings its shadow on the face of the Moon.
  • The 29 degree of any sign is called the Anaretic degree.  As Helen Adams Garrett says in her book The Anaretic degree (29), page 03, “The tail wags the dog until the dog takes a good look at what is going on. A change is about to take place.”

To many astrologers the 29th degree is a Karmic degree.

I like to visualize this rare solar and lunar cycle coming together like the circles of the Vesica Pisces; the blending of the complimentary opposites.

If you do magick…. this is the day to do it!  Use this mega energy for yours and other peoples benefit.

First, release the old; last years baggage, then make your New Year affirmations and start manifesting.  You will be amazed at the results.

Also if you have not been looking after yourself, this is D-day. D is for, “Do it now!”

The 29 degree of Gemini, the sign of communication indicates that the talking and planning phase is over and the action phase of Cancer/Capricorn is taking over.

Powerful juju here, use it wisely.  Really think about what you want to release and manifest….fill in the blanks.  Remember in Magick, it is not the intent, if you screw up a ritual it is trouble, and you need to fix it immediately.

FYI:  The secret societies will be cranking up rituals during the three day cycle (the day before, Solstice and day after). If you want to block any of the negative energies make sure you are protected! Break out those Archangel Sigils!

Is this the demarcation point for the seed of 2012 Energetics to start growing exponentially, I believe so.  2011 will be a no nonsense, engines ahead full steam kind of year.

As for world events, the financial melt down will continue.  Corporations have had 7 quarters of profits while most world governments are sliding deeper into the quagmire.  Lots of money is finding its way into the secret bank accounts of Switzerland and off shore banks.

I wonder if Wikileaks tried to play poker with the banks and lost.  Or is Julian holding some tell all cards/documents???

Starting near the end of January the smell of revolution against the monetary structure will be in the air.

The San Francisco city chart is affected by this eclipse.  Hopefully it will be a major shake up in its political system and not Earth under her feet.

Silicon Valley will be improving this month.  In January she will start rapid growth; new tech, new inventions, new employment.

You don’t have to be an astrologer to know that an attack is highly possible during the holiday season.  Dec 18-25th is twitchy astrologically.

The west coast strangely enough is more likely to be hit.  Let’s hope our boarder agents are on their toes.

If you have a planet or a personal point at 29 Gemini, please let me know how the eclipse affected you.

Peace to all!

Remember:  Think Globally, Act Locally!  Get involved in your local city politics.  The change starts with you.

Starting September 12, 2010 Reverend Felecia Mulvany and I will be teaching a 9 month intensive Advanced Healers course at UCM HQ in Campbell. These classes may be taking separately.

12 students are currently enrolled.

For more information www.elizabethabarton.com under event tab

The San Francisco Astrological Society, a 501C educational organization, has many superb speakers lined up for our monthly meetings.

Go to www.sfastrologicalsociety.com for more information.

RETREAT: My next Women’s retreat will be the weekend of May 6-8th, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

This is an intimate retreat for 13 women only!

This retreat is a time for women to connect with the Divine Feminine.

It is a time for women to explore their personal power and spirit.

We will create Sacred Ceremony invoking the Great Goddess.  I only teach White/good Magick.

The retreat is located at Salamander Camp which is less than 10 minutes outside of Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  You would never know you are near a city.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, meditation, movement and dance, hiking, chanting, drumming- rattling, Sisterhood, self-care, Magick and quiet time.  .

Salamander Camp has three huge yurts; one is the kitchen, one for ceremonial work and one for sleeping (beds and futons).

It has showers, complete kitchen, wood burning stoves for heat, composting toilets, electricity, hot tub, labyrinth, fairy grotto, hiking trails, and two old growth Redwoods.

This retreat is a retreat.  You will have lots of time to yourself: to walk in the forest, sit by the stream and mediate, read, journal, hot tub, or whatever your heart desires.

Picture yourself at night, floating in a redwood hot tub, gazing at thousands of stars as you smell the smell of the forest!  The only sound is the union of your breath and the breeze.  Ah!  I am there already!

The price includes all your meals and lodging.  The meals are delicious and organic. Please tell me if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make you your own delicious food.

Arrival: Friday 2-5pm

Depart: Sunday 5 pm


(650) 572-8850

The cost is $250 for three days and two nights, if you pay in full prior to March 31st.

$275.00 is you pay in full by April 15th to April 30th.

$300 after May 01st.

Peace and Love, Elizabeth!  Until we meet…blessings to you!

Elizabeth A. Barton

Picture of Orb at Lamas

CMT, Energy worker

Professional Astrologer

Vice President of the

San Francisco Astrological Society

2555 Flores Street, suite #300

San Mateo, Ca 94403

(650) 572-8850



For an astrological consultation, massage or Energy healing, call or E-mail me.

Gift Certificates available

To learn more about Traditional Western Astrology go to Deb Houldings superb website http://www.skyscript.co.uk

To look for charts go to http://www.astro.com

A great astrology AP for your I-phone is by KT the Astrologer; formally Kelli Fox, the creator of Astrology.com.  The free edition is better than the one you pay for.

Until we meet again in the blogosphere, may the Stars shine blessings on you!


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