I don’t really have much to say about the month of December (or the craziness of the last few weeks and transition) other than it’s the perfect time to slow down. Yep, that’s right. Although we may seem otherwise inclined to pack in our schedules, rush from store to store picking the perfect presents, or set up outings and dates with friends, this month be better served by taking it down and a notch and restoring your Self.
Mercury is retrograde…again…and although this may strike fear into the heart’s of some, it’s really more an opportunity to pay particular attention to how you are communicating. Anything “re” is good, so reflect, relax, reconnect, rejuvenate in any way that you can (might I also add re-read everything and double spell check!). When this planet is moving backwards in the zodiac it means our communication is a little off-kilter. Bring your attention to your meditation and restorative practice, journal to reflect on the year past, and slow it down when it comes to frenetic pace of the holiday season.
Let’s just say there’s a reason that Mercury always seems to go retrograde this time of year…we need to slow down and take this time to reflect and reevaluate our needs as we move forward into 2012.
December dates to note
December 1: World Aids Day
December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 8: Bodhi Day
December 10: Full Moon and Human Rights Day
December 21: Hanukkah and Winter Solstice
December 24: New Moon: Set intentions of the month ahead and start planning New Year’s Resolutions
December 25: Christmas
December 26: Kwanzaa begins
December 31: New Year’s Eve
Many happy blessings to you and yours this holiday season!