Black Hills Full Moon Group-Total Lunar Eclipse December 9-10, 2011

The Black Hills Full Moon Group will meet at our home on Friday December 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm. It is a potluck. The actual Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse will occur at 7:38 am Mountain Standard Time Saturday December 10, 2011. Also Uranus will be stationary direct at 12:04 am Mountain Standard Time that same Saturday morning. This is the Full moon of Sagittarius/Gemini:

2011 Sagittarius Full Moon Festival

In contemplation of the Light of Sagittarius, we are called to rise ever higher to the opportunity of the Solstice, aligning our service in the world.

“In Sagittarius, the intellect which has been developed, used and finally illumined, becomes sensitive to a still higher type of mental experience and to this we give the name of intuitive perception. There come flashes of light upon problems; a distant yet possible vision of attainment is seen; the man begins to climb out of the depths to which he has descended in Scorpio and sees ahead of him the mountain in Capricorn which he knows he must eventually climb.” -AAB

It is through the battlefield of Scorpio that we are transmuted and now may become single-minded in service to the One Life.

“He walks no longer in the dark, for he sees what he has to do and he therefore makes rapid progress and travels “fast upon the Way.” He “flies from point to point, searching for the arrows which he has discharged.” He has, figuratively speaking, to dismount constantly from his white horse (the developed and purified personality) and find where the arrows of intuitional aspiration will take him; he travels upon the “wings of the soul” (note the relationship to the winged feet of Mercury, the messenger of the Gods) and becomes, in his own personality, himself the winged God: Mercury, as you know, governs Gemini, the polar opposite of Sagittarius. This he does until he has established a balanced relationship between the personality and the soul and can function as either at any desired moment with equal facility.” -AAB

The dual nature of the disciple and the struggle between the human and animal natures is represented in the Centaur, the ancient symbol for Sagittarius. Later the Centaur was replaced by the symbol of the Archer on the white horse, signifying the one-pointed disciple working with the soul.

In alignment to Purpose, we are given a glimpse of this far distant goal. Fixing our attention, we become poised and aim for it with the arrow of fixed intention. Keeping our focus on the long term goal enables us to deal with those short term difficulties encountered in reaching it.

While we observe the seemingly chaotic world events and consider them as manifestation of the evolving Plan of God, we may similarly contemplate our personality issues, daily struggles and the times where our aim goes askew and gain a sense of perspective in light of our spiritual goal of achieving the greatest good, on behalf of All-that-Is.

Through our evolving identification with the Divine essence in all, the unity consciousness requisite for the good of the whole ~ All of Life ~ is developed by means of the Yoga of Synthesis.

Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:

Please connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. You will be glad that you did. Come on over to our place Friday evening and celebrate with us, or celebrate wherever you are.


Astrology in December 2011 – If You’re Wondering Why Things Are So Strange

by Robert Wilkinson

Long time readers know I coined the term “Grand Irrationality” for the generic weirdness and hard-edged craziness coming down during this point in our larger time frame. However, that’s not the only irrational energy going on.

Things are very edgy right now due to a multiplicity of reasons. As I’ve mentioned in many previous commentaries, The Grand Irrationality is in action.

A long wave hard edged energy of choice and change, it’s triggered at least 21 times a year by the inner planets, and additionally triggered seven times a month by the Moon and at least seven times a day due to the movement of the Ascendant. This is true wherever in the world we are……

……..Anchored by Neptune and Pluto in a long wave septile, the 7 critical spans at this time are 6-9 Capricorn, 28 Aquarius-1 Pisces, 19-22 Aries, 11-14 Gemini, 2-5 Leo, 23-26 Virgo, and 14-17 Scorpio. As Venus just conjuncted Pluto and septiled Neptune, the Grand Irrationality has been in major play via Venusian ruled events and people the past several days, and will be today and tomorrow.

If you have planets or points near these spans I’m sure your life makes little or no sense right now, and you’re confronting some major forks in the road of your destiny. This cuts across generations and subgenerations, and is forcing many to make critical choices to determine what their destiny will be, and what they can no longer endure. It may show as an obsession or compulsion, ours or another’s, or an irrational event, idea, or realization that forces us to make choices that will alter our future.

Along with the Grand Irrationality, there is also another major league irrational aspect being made between two of the celestial heavyweights, Saturn and Uranus, which will be in play for quite some time. At present they’re making a triseptile, and therefore anchoring their own set of sever irrational zones of influence. I spoke of this influence a while ago when it was being triggered in a particularly significant way in the article November 2011 – The Astrology of Destiny Is On The Move This Week! …….

……Also, about a week from now [December 7-8] the Sun will septile Saturn and biseptile Uranus, and since part of that time the Moon moves through late Taurus, that should also be a time when things are decided, set into motion, and the die is cast. As you can see, The Moon sets off both patterns every few days, and about a day after it sets off the Saturn-Uranus pattern, it triggers the Grand Irrationality, as those zones are only about 18-21 degrees later.

So if you’re worried that things don’t make much sense right now, they don’t have to. If you’re wondering why some things seem more urgent than before, or why people are behaving somewhat irrationally, compulsively, or argue positions that make no sense, chalk it up to one or both of the non-rational configurations pretty much in constant motion these days.

All of this is pressing us as individuals and societies as a whole toward a collision course with destiny, whether it makes sense or not. It’s why things have become so intense all over the world, and some very weird events are coming down, and even weirder human behavior. Whether in the political, economic, social justice, or day to day world of individuals and groups, things are definitely heating up! (Add the current Sun square Mars, and you have a fairly volatile soup!!)

And remember that just because some things have happened, it doesn’t mean that other things won’t follow. With Mercury retrograde, many things won’t turn out as it seems, so hang loose a little and ride the wave, adjusting your balance and view as needed. You can bet that even more changes will be happening in short order.

© Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson

In the midst of all the craziness please remember to breathe and know that the Planetary Elders are in charge. Now is a very good time to unplug from the negative news and find the calm center within each of us. There is a plan. It is Light and Love. It is working out – sealing the door where evil dwells. Light and Love and Power are restoring the plan on Earth. So mote it be. And so it is.

Namaste.                    Mitakuye Oyasin.                

Pax Vobiscum.

Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD

THERE IS NO LONGER ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CANYON LAKE DRIVE FROM JACKSON TO WOODBINE PLACE. IT CAN NOW BE ACCESSED FROM JACKSON.  From Main Street at the Gap take Jackson Boulevard south to Canyon Lake Drive.  Turn right onto  Canyon Lake Drive. Go five blocks, one block past Minnnekahta. Turn right into Woodbine, and ours is the second house on the right – 4105. Currently our street sign is down, so just look for the next right turn after Minnekahta. Our street is a half block long with no through exit.

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