December is a month of both
spiritual and cultural celebrations. The first 3 weeks of December, the
Sun is in Sagittarius, governing religion and philosophy. The last week,
the Sun is in Capricorn, governing traditions.
celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Great Redeemer, who was
conceived and born under miraculous circumstances, and who ultimately
defied death by resurrecting in order to save humankind.
celebrate Chanukah, an eight-day Festival of Lights, honoring the miracle
of one day’s worth of oil providing light for eight days, and
also the symbolic triumph of the few over the many, the weak over the
strong, the pure over the impure. Hindus also have a Celestial Festival of
Light called Deva Diwali on December 2nd, and the celebration of Lord
Dattatrey Jayanti’s birth December 15th, reputedly an incarnation of the
Trinity of Brahma (the creative power of God), Vishnu (the sustaining
power) and Shiva (the purifying power).
American tribes have many cultural holidays as well in December, including
Shalako at Zuni Pueblo, and Hodenasani Thanksgiving.
Americans celebrate Kwanzaa, dedicated to the seven principles of
Blackness: Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility,
Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith.
winter solstice on December 21st is when the light returns, when the days
slowly become longer.
through the placement of Jupiter and the 9th House, shows how we can
strengthen our own Light.
is a light itself. It is inspired and inspiring.
is consistent in its path, responsive to devotional music and art.
reads scriptures, repeats mantra, prayers and contemplates.
emotionally relates to its path, shares it with offspring.
dances in joy in its path, but it must eliminate religious pride.
finds a path involving healing and purity of diet.
seeks a path exemplifying high ethics, not hypocrisy.
believes in miracles, because it is so extrasensory itself.
is the consummate devotee, in love with the Divine.
follows olden ways, strengthened by its roots in the past.
seeks a path different from its original culture, one teaching egolessness.
PISCES is the compassionate champion of the underdog, meditating to merge with God.
Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at (808) 429-2411. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.cheapeasy.net/jade.htm.