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Special Days and Aspects for December 2002

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Welcome to December! Click on a date in the calendar to see the current aspects and events for that day.


December 1, 2002

Sun at 8 degrees Sagittarius sextile Neptune in Aquarius
While not the best time to expend physical energy, today is an excellent day for using your psychic and sacred energy to focus on your spiritual well-being, and the well-being of those around you.

Mercury at 18 degrees Sagittarius trine Jupiter in Leo
An auspicious influence for signing a business deal, Jupiter’s largesse could bring good fortune to your new endeavors today, especially combined with Mercury. An excellent day to remember that “Thoughts are Things.”

First Sunday of Advent: Advent is a time of religious preparation for Christmas, and this first day of the season is the first day of traditional churches’ liturgical year.

Chanukah: The Jewish Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Temple, retaken from its capturers, began November 30 and continues through December 7.

Ramadan: The Moslem commemoration of the Prophet Mohammed’s revelation of the Koran, Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic year. It began November 6 and continues through December 6.

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December 2, 2002

Lailat ul Qadr: Islamic Night of Destiny honoring the first revelation of the Koran to the Prophet Mohammed.

Chanukah: The Jewish Festival of Lights continues through December 7.

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December 3, 2002

Chanukah: The Jewish Festival of Lights continues through December 7.

Ramadan: The Moslem commemoration of the Prophet Mohammed’s revelation continues through December 6.

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December 4, 2002

Solar Eclipse
See the discussion of this solar eclipse in this month’s Star Watch.

Chanukah: The Jewish Festival of Lights continues through December 7.

Ramadan: The Moslem commemoration of the Prophet Mohammed’s revelation continues through December 6.

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December 5, 2002

Mercury at 25 degrees Sagittarius sextile Uranus in Aquarius
Having trouble finding your thinking cap lately? Not today! Mercury sextile Uranus in his home turf of Aquarius means that today at least, most of us can know what it feels like to be a Mensa. Knowledge comes to you in flashes, complex problems are solved intuitively in the blink of an eye!

Chanukah: The Jewish Festival of Lights continues through December 7.

Ramadan: The Moslem commemoration of the Prophet Mohammed’s revelation continues through December 6.

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December 6, 2002

Mercury at 26 degrees Sagittarius opposite Saturn in Gemini
Yesterday’s air of excitement is quickly turned on its head by Saturn’s disciplinarian influence. Although not quite as purely cerebral as the Mercury/Uranus combination, Mercury opposite Saturn does provide a good opportunity for exacting mental work, providing that the gloomy feeling of isolation that can also be associated with this transit is kept in perspective.

Eid ul Fitri: The Festival of Fast-Breaking is the Islamic celebration at the close of Ramadan and a time of thanksgiving to Allah.

Chanukah: The Jewish Festival of Lights continues through December 7.

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December 7, 2002

Chanukah: The Jewish Festival of Lights concludes.

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December 8, 2002

Mercury enters Capricorn
Mercury leaves Sagittarius, the sign of its fall, and enters Capricorn, where it will take on a much more serious, restrained and disciplined mode of expression. The bluntness that characterizes Mercury in Sagittarius is now made more suave, more refined, though not any less direct.

Bodhi Day: Buddhist celebration of Prince Guatama’s vow to remain under the Bodhi tree until he attained enlightenment.

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Catholic devotion on the the mother of Jesus being born free from original sin, and preserved from it all her life.

Second Sunday of Advent: The Christian preparation for Christmas continues.

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December 9, 2002

Sun at 17 degrees Sagittarius conjunct Pluto
Likely to be remembered as one of the more intense days this month, the Sun conjunct Pluto conjures up experiences that seek to take you to a deeper level of being. With both planets in the sign of the Archer, it is likely that any crises today will have to do with bringing the truth to light, a favorite pastime of the Archer, from which neither Pluto nor the Sun will shy away.

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December 10, 2002

Sun at 18 degrees Sagittarius trine Jupiter in Leo
A bountiful day, where optimism and hope are the watchwords. Your personal energy will feel high, especially for the Aries, Leos and Sagittarians among us. While it’s nice to just feel good, this transit alone doesn’t compel you to action - however projects begun of your own initiative under this influence are likely to feel blessed from the start.

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December 11, 2002

Have a great day!

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December 12, 2002

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Celebration honoring the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary near Mexico City in 1531.

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December 13, 2002

Friday the 13th: Do you feel lucky? Here’s wishing you good fortune on a day associated with things going wrong!

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December 14, 2002

Venus at 9 degrees Scorpio square Neptune in Aquarius
The magnetic, intense and sexual energy of Venus in Scorpio butts up today against the idealistic and dreamy energy of Neptune in Aquarius. At its best this transit can stimulate your creativity and imagination; at its worst it can disrupt your relationships by causing you to manufacture impossible ideals for your loved ones.

Mercury at 8 degrees Capricorn sextile Mars in Scorpio
The exacting precision of Mercury in Capricorn combined with the intensity of a Scorpio Mars sets today up to be one of the most productive days of the month, providing that you focus on this energy and don’t fall prey to too much daydreaming as described above.

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December 15, 2002

Mercury at 10 degrees Capricorn sextile Venus in Scorpio
An easygoing transit and a good day to spend time with that special someone, especially if it’s a newer relationship, since today you will feel able to articulate feelings that you might otherwise have felt too shy to talk about.

Mars at 9 degrees Scorpio square Neptune in Aquarius
An agitating time, where your physical energies will feel low and mentally you may feel confused, disheartened and unsure about yourself. An unpleasant aspect to this transit is the deceit that often occurs with it. Cozy up in bed if you can, and guard yourself against lying, or being lied to by others.

Tenth of Tevet: Jewish fast in memory of the hunger the people endured during an ancient siege of Jerusalem, along with other sorrows in the history of the people.

Third Sunday of Advent: The Christian preparation for Christmas continues.

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December 16, 2002

Saturn at 25 degrees Gemini trine Uranus in Aquarius
A powerful and long-lasting influence that becomes exact today. This is a great time for finding a balance between structure and innovation, and will be an especially strong and beneficial influence for people with their personal planets in any of the air signs. An excellent time to plan to make changes in your life. Saturn will keep your feet on the ground, while Uranus applauds any endeavor that encourages you to strengthen your self-expression.

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December 17, 2002

Sun at 25 degrees Sagittarius opposite Saturn in Gemini
The opposition of the Sun to Saturn today acts a focus for the transit above, emphasizing the structure aspect of the Saturn/Uranus trine. If changes you are making in your life are posing too great a threat to the basic formation of your life, then expect to feel frustrated today as you encounter what seem to be endless roadblocks.

Sun at 25 degrees Sagittarius sextile Uranus in Aquarius
Another of a series of transits that focus on the balance between structure and innovation in your life. This one has an almost opposite effect to what was described above, so that if you have felt that you are being held back in your life, or repressed by someone or a circumstance beyond your control, today you will feel the strength needed to rebel.

Wright Brothers Day: The first humans to fly in a heavier-than-air machine they controlled made their first flight this day in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

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December 18, 2002

Jupiter at 17 degrees Leo trine Pluto in Sagittarius
Another powerful, long-term influence that becomes exact today and which has been strongly influencing the fire signs. This can be an extremely favorable time, ushering in personal and professional success, along with a possible increase in resources or wealth. This transit urges people to remodel, remake and reform, and provides the “luck” necessary to accomplish some of those changes. The only down side is a tendency to lapse into controlling patterns, especially if Pluto is forming a hard aspect to one of your personal planets. It’s important to remember that great accomplishments can be made even greater through teamwork.

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December 19, 2002

Have a great day!

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December 20, 2002

Have a great day!

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December 21, 2002

Yule: At root, an ancient Norse celebration of the rebirth of the Sun at the winter solstice, today Yule continues both as an observance along those lines and as a Christian celebration of the dawning of the light of Christ.

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December 22, 2002

The Sun enters Capricorn

Fourth Sunday of Advent: The Christian preparation for Christmas continues.

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December 23, 2002

Have a great day!

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December 24, 2002

Christmas Eve: A Christian evening of vigil, awaiting the coming of the Lord commemorated at Christmas. Many churches hold services at midnight.

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December 25, 2002

Venus at 17 degrees Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo
A great transit for Christmas Day - genial Venus and bountiful Jupiter combine forces to lend a congenial and festive spirit to everyone today. The only warning is to guard against excess; it will be even easier than normal to over-indulge. Either that or be prepared by having antacids and peppermint tea handy! Merry Christmas!

Christmas: Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, it is traditionally a day of church, gift-giving and gathering for family festivities.

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December 26, 2002

Kwanzaa: An African-American and Pan-African holiday in honor of seven virtues and also celebrating family, community and culture. Kwanzaa continues until January 1.

Death of Prophet Zarathustra: Zoroastrian commemoration.

St. Stephen Day: In honor of a first-century Christian martyr.

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December 27, 2002

Kwanzaa: The African-based celebration of virtue and family continues through January 1.

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December 28, 2002

Holy Innocents Day: Christian day of solemn memory in honor of the male children killed in Herod’s plot to murder Jesus.

Kwanzaa: The African-based celebration of virtue and family continues through January 1.

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December 29, 2002

Mars at 17 degrees Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo
A high-energy day where anything seems possible. An excellent influence for working off any Christmas Day indulgences, as your physical energy is very high. The lucky influence of Jupiter combined with the energy of Mars also make today a good day for making some plans for the future, including New Year’s resolutions.

Kwanzaa: The African-based celebration of virtue and family continues through January 1.

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December 30, 2002

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Catholic celebration of family love.

Kwanzaa: The African-based celebration of virtue and family continues through January 1.

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December 31, 2002

New Year’s Eve: Can you say 2003??? Best wishes for a great year!!!

Kwanzaa: The African-based celebration of virtue and family continues through January 1.

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