by Joan Kiley
December always seems to me to be a potent month—the end of the calendar year, the month with the maximum amount of darkness, the Winter Solstice, and of course various other holidays with a lot of significance to many of us. If you think most Decembers are supposed to be busy, December 2010 will not disappoint.
We begin the month with the planet Mercury stationing. This means it has slowed down and is getting ready to go retrograde, which it will do on December 10th at 4:00 AM PST and then go direct again at 11:21 PM PST on December 29th. Any project you are planning to work on in December, you would do best to begin before the 10th. Projects actually started during the retrograde period can often times need major retooling, or a complete do over when Mercury goes direct. To make this particular retrograde period more interesting in regards to information and communication (Mercury’s forte), we take note that Mercury stations and goes retrograde conjoined with Pluto.
Pluto is the planet of power and intensity, the “brutal truth,” radical change, earthshaking events (both literally and figuratively), things formerly hidden being brought to light, and transformation, among other things. What has been happening in these very first days of December to bring hidden things to light? Information has been revealed that could certainly shake up the earth, politically speaking. We can hope the “truths” delivered by WikiLeaks ultimately bring about positive change. Given the timing with the Mercury retrograde period, we will no doubt still be talking about them 6 weeks from now when the direct Mercury reaches the degree it was in when the retrograde period began.