The main theme for December is TRANSITION.
Definition of TRANSITION: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. It is a move, a passage, a transformation, a leap and an evolution.
We are in transition.
We are moving from one place to another in our lives, on the planet, in our psyches, our emotions, our work, our relationships, our environment, our values and our dreams. What we thought we wanted or could have, or would make us happy and fulfilled is no longer on the table. We have decided as a collective that the view must be better on the other side. So we are taking that step over the abyss. We are in mid air, having let go of the side we are familiar with and preparing to land on other unknown ground.
The TRANSITION this month is the “being in mid air”. Don’t look down or you may lose your nerve. Keep your eye on the new ground. Being in mid air is extremely uncomfortable. “What if I don’t land on my feet? What if I took the wrong step? What if the ground I am preparing to land on is not solid at all?”
This part of TRANSITION is always instinctive and triggers the instinctive center. The instinctive center is all about survival and this month your survival instincts may be challenged and triggered causing all kinds of anxiety, sleeplessness and worry. Be careful this month not to let your instinctive center show up in negative ways that are detrimental to your growth and expansion. Survival can keep you attached to the old ground where you may lose your momentum to move forward. It is always easier in the long run to get into the middle of the rapid than to fight it by hiding in the eddy that will only hold you back.
In order to be successful at TRANSITION, you must first let go of the old ground. You must be WILLING to let go of the old ground. You must be willing to give up your position, the attachment to being “right”, and all of your judgments and expectations as well as any emotional charge you may have about something you are still chewing on. Being “in the air” could and should be an experience of freedom and neutrality.
The transformational aspect of TRANSITION can be brutal, radical and swift. Pay attention and do not go to sleep. This is the time to take full responsibility for yourself as a human being and intend to fully live your life. If you are overly concerned about the past, you will never be clear of it. If you are too worried and anxious about the future, you will not enjoy the present. This is the time to live each day as if it were your last. Do not spend time engaging in negative behavior or emotions. They are energy leaks. Instead, be generous with your compassion, humor, humility, inspiration and creativity.
One aspect of this TRANSITION time is the transition from one energy platform to the next. An energy platform is an agreement by the collective about how the universe works, what is possible, where we are limited, and how we are likely to behave in certain situations. It dictates how we see disease, life expectancy, aging, conflict, survival, relationship containers, karma, and the laws of physics. It dictates the thickness of the veil that separates the astral plane from the physical one and keeps our belief system solid and linear.
We are leaving the old energy platform behind and moving ourselves as a collective towards a new one. No one knows how this new energy platform will manifest. There is a great deal of mystery around this energetic transformation that requires a strong trust in spirit. This TRANSITION takes us out of our comfort zone and may cause a variety of reactions.
Because we also have a higher centered influence serving as the light at the other end of the tunnel, the reactions of some may be almost manic with excessive behavior. Others operating from the instinctive center may feel out of sorts, even flat and apathetic, mildly depressed (or not so mildly depressed) anxious with a non-specific anxiety, confused and completely at loose ends.
Remember that when you release an old tapestry of patterns that provided an energetic platform for a really long time, you unravel what could hold you back from accessing the new one. There is freedom in letting go and embracing the unknown. The new energetic platform holds many opportunities that have not yet been defined. It is time to hold this TRANSITION space open for a spectacular new dream!
Transition is where we are. Transition does not mean we are there yet, but we’ve packed our bags and are on our way. Enjoy the journey!
How the month shows up
Watch for getting cranky around not knowing what’s next or in not getting the clarity you are used to having. Some things will be really clear. Usually the clarity comes in hindsight and especially around what you are stepping off of. Be patient and give yourself the gift of time. The clarity will come and just when you need it the most.
Eliminate what is not truly important during this time of transition but be available for anything new that can radically come into your life. The opportunity this month is for transformation on a deep personal level launching you onto a new energetic platform that will better serve you.
You could struggle with your personal demons this month and everything that is not in integrity will come up to be reset and rebalanced. Pay attention to what is showing up for you and just as we suggest you never take anything personally, we also suggest that you take responsibility for what is yours.
The challenge this month will be the temptation to indulge in feeling lost and to play out your days sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. Even though we do not know how the future will unfold, you can still be proactive with your time and use it to be creative, inspired, loving and generous. Take time to daydream, as it is in those times of thoughts having no context that context begins to form. This is the new dream.
It is important this month to stay out of judgment around all your relationships. Remember that everyone is in TRANSITION so have a little compassion. Some will be more stressed than others and some will even seem like they are losing their hold on reality.
If a relationship is dissolving, don’t try and hold onto the old form. Keep a huge space and possibility open for others to make personal changes and go through personal transformation that will affect how they relate.
Relationships may be stressed this month as many of them provide a certain security and stability of the known energetic platform. As we all begin to change, nothing will stay the same. Count on things being different and stay neutral when you can. Watch your expectations, disappointments and judgments.
Part of this TRANSITION is learning to just “be” with others and to make room for more true essence contact. Of course the false personality hates this and is terrified at the prospect that perhaps this transition is actually leading to a decrease in karma. How this manifests remains to be seen but you can be sure of moving towards seeing others with new eyes; eyes in the heart instead of the head.
HEALTH AND THE PHYSICAL BODY
When the instinctive center is activated the physical body goes into survival mode. It is easily shocked and can tend towards being more hyper-vigilant than usual. This is a month to calm the nervous system and eliminate excessive stimulation. There may be times when you just feel like you want to crawl into bed and shut out the lights.
Allow yourself those down times but be careful not to indulge in them especially if they are in any way connected to martyrdom or feeling sorry for oneself. Walking in nature is probably the best remedy as well as clearing the mind of worry and obsessive thoughts and of worry about things out of your control. Meditation, prayer, being present and being grateful for all the simple little things in your life that give you meaning are all good practices.
What helps to calm the instinctive center is bone. Wearing something made of bone can help anxiety and feeling ungrounded. Your bones as well as your teeth will be affected as they carry many of the patterns that are in the process of being dissolved. We suggest taking extra calcium and paying attention to taking good care of your teeth and bones.
Since the energy platform is in TRANSITION you can expect your personal energy levels to be affected as well. You may experience unusual sleep cycles and much astral activity at all times of day or night. Lucid dreaming, clear visions, and heightened intuition are all possible however these experiences may be frightening for some and welcomed by others.
The environment these days in terms of weather is so unpredictable that it is difficult to project or predict very far into the future. Great destabilization is possible throughout the month in various locations. TRANSITION here requires us all not only to accept change, but also to welcome it. If the prediction is for sun and you get rain, be grateful for the rain. If the prediction is for rain and you get sun, be grateful for the sun. Be grateful for what you do have instead of worrying about what you don’t have or about what is not getting done.
There are many aspects to the environment that are very unknown to us at this time. The more relaxed and accepting you can be, the more available you will be for the unexpected opportunities that may show up during TRANSITION. We have no idea how and what we will be able to manifest. As long as we can stay present and be grateful for what we have and not worry about something that has not yet happened, we will be able to face the unknown without fear.
It is always important to see the environment as a friend and ally. The world has become a place where the focus is often on defining the enemy rather than the ally. It is time to focus on the allies and the support and in doing so we will bring them to light and make our relationship with them stronger. The environment is not your enemy. So don’t resist it.
Your personal environment may also go through a destabilization this month. It would be a good idea to be proactive with your TRANSITION and focus on eliminating, improving, clearing, changing and upgrading your personal environment.
Business, partnerships and projects will definitely be going through TRANSITION this month. You may be in transition at work or making changes to a project or simply planning to shift the way you do things in your business life. Allow what is not working to surface even if it means an uncomfortable time of restructuring relationships and priorities. Remember that TRANSITION means you are not at the new platform yet but you are en-route. Don’t expect everything to be clear and settled yet. TRANSITION means being up in the air waiting to see where the pieces will fall.
If you are in any way on the wrong track, you will know it this month. If you are not on the right track you could have radical change, destabilization and transformation happen very suddenly. Take note and accept what spirit is showing you and teaching you. Even if it triggers reactions, be accepting and try to see the bigger picture. There is always a silver lining to everything.
Since this is a reactive time, watch the projections of others who are having difficulty giving up their illusion of control. The more out of control they feel, the more they will try and throw their weight around. Especially those who have the goal of dominance could have challenges with this time of TRANSITION. Be compassionate but use good boundaries.
DATES AND TIME FRAMES
Many things will hit the fan in this first week. Be prepared for a bit of emotional carnage, as many will simply not know what to do or how to handle life, change and transition. The instinctive center is activated during this time and tries to rule through survival, fear and safety. Be neutral when you can. Be compassionate to those having trouble. Stay grounded and focus on your to do list. Improve something. Clear up some messy communication. Forgive something and do a creative project even though you may have a load of chores that seem like a priority.
There is a trigger here that takes us a back a couple of months to the last Pluto Uranus conjunction. We can expect this time frame to be a bit turbulent in the “people behaving badly” territory. We could see everything from global collective extremes to your local community member blowing off some steam. This trigger is bringing up unresolved debris so the opportunity here is to find your own center amidst the chaos and focus on doing whatever you can to resolve and complete your own issues so you can be free to take that leap over to the brighter side.
If something in your environment breaks during this time or you suddenly need a repair on a vehicle or electronic, don’t take it personally. This is all part of the TRANSITION. Always see it as an opportunity for improving something. Often it is our physical environment that will manifest a need for change first.
It is good medicine to be in humor and to laugh at all the situations that feel over and above your ability to handle in any balanced way. Don’t even try. This is a good time to practice keeping a “don’t know mind”, giving everything over to spirit and asking for help. The positive aspect of this time is an increased sense of wonder when things do work out and you find you can manifest more easily than ever before.
December 8-15: We slowly emerge from something that seems like a bad movie that we really believed we were a part of. The energy during this time has the potential to completely change to something way more user friendly. You may have trouble accepting how good you feel one day, when on the previous one you were at rock bottom. Remember that in a time of TRANSITION anything is possible. Be open, be flexible, and be willing.
This is also the time when some of the higher centers can be activated for inspiration and creativity. A higher vibration is always supported by beauty, humor, music and being with true community. As we enter the holiday season see if you can stay out of your known patterns and be inspired by something new and different that you have not done before. Be more creative and less burdened.
December 11: New Moon is Friday, December 11 at 3:30AM Mountain Time (MT). This New Moon is the perfect opportunity to reset, to pray, to set intentions and to be involved in community in a way that is meaningful. It is important to look ahead instead of looking back. This new moon also supports a creative container for personal expression. There is a desire to be heard, not in an ego way but in an authentic yearning to be your unique contribution in this life.
If you allow it, your personal medicine has the potential to be seen by others and nurtured by spirit. Set an intention and say some prayers today for that to manifest.
December 16-22: This is perhaps the biggest time of “don’t know mind”. This is the time frame that can bring the most confusion. You may feel ungrounded, spaced out and inefficient at times. Honor that you are in the depths of TRANSITION and that nothing is certain or solid. Anything can change at any time. This is uncomfortable for those with a security need but can be exciting for those with a need for adventure.
The main suggestion is to continue to focus on moving your life and everything in it to a higher ground and a new energetic platform. Release the need to know what this may look like and resist the temptation to define it before its time. Enjoy the breakthroughs when they happen and focus on the gifts of greater intuition, clearer visions and more access to the astral plane. This is a time to put your trust in spirit that all is as it should be and that all will turn out just fine in the end.
December 21: Winter Solstice is Monday, December 21 at 9:49 PM Mountain Time (MT). This is the darkest time, the still point that marks the TRANSITION from dark to light. It is a fitting image for our times as the conscious collective holds a container for the planet to move more into the light through compassion and love. Forgiveness would be an excellent theme for this Solstice. Forgiving yourself, others and all our relations on the planet for all the karmic debt that we have individually and collectively carried throughout history and other lifetimes.
There is enough energy in the new platform to accomplish this. It is important to do something around this solstice time frame. Create a ritual, or do a renewal process, some intention setting and lots of prayer.
We have a new set of inspiring influences that are sliding into place. You can download our TRENDS 2016 Mp3 or order the CD set a few days after our TRENDS talk here in Santa Fe on December 8. (Link here)
December 23-31: This could be a beautiful time of inspiration, clarity and moving forward. We are supported to begin to give substance to creative ideas and intentions. Watch impatience as we are still in TRANSITION and not “there” yet. You may have more clarity about what you no longer wish to experience rather than what the future actually looks like. Be patient and continue to put one foot in front of the other.
This is a quirky time of an exalted experience of “chop wood, carry water”. In other words practice being truly inspired by the mundane every day tasks. It is not what you do but how you do it. It is not what you say but how you say it. It is not what you think but how you think it. It is not what you feel but how you relate to that feeling. Infuse everything with love, compassion and light. Try to make everything into a positive spiritual experience that elevates it into a higher center.
You could have a fabulous experience of TRANSITION. Remember that inspiration dissolves fear and creativity dissolves inertia. Movement of any kind dissolves stagnation.
December 25: Full Moon is Friday December 25 at 4:12 AM Mountain Time (MT). This is Christmas Day in the Christian tradition, a day usually spent with family and loved ones exchanging gifts and nurturing our bodies and spirits with good food and drink.
In honor of the full moon, everyone should take this day regardless of your holiday traditions and be with the ones you wish to be with. Allow them to love you and nurture you. Take time and be full with the gifts of spirit. Be in gratitude for your life, your health, your talents, your personal medicine, your support, your creativity and your community. Unburden yourself of unimportant responsibility on this one day, and strive to be in a place of peace, full of energy and light and life!
Many Blessings for a wonderful holiday season!