3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Astrology December Meetup
~ Sunday December 11, 2016 – Noonish ~
~ Holiday Party and Look Ahead to 2017 ~
It’s time for our annual Holiday Party and Look Ahead to next year, 2017! Dust off your crystal ball, shine up your scrying mirror, bring your favorite Tarot or Oracle deck and your natal chart and let’s have some fun and get into it as we intuit what might lay ahead for us in 2017.
For starters, here are the charts for the Capricorn ingress for Washington, D.C. and the chart for midnight, 12/31/16 – 1/1/17 for Los Angeles. What might we glean from them? For the Capricorn Ingress, we have Sagittarius on the Ascendant and Virgo on the MC. With mutable signs on all the angles it looks like 2017 may be a year of flux, change, uncertainty and frustration. Sun and Saturn, either or both of which could represent the President and/or Congress (those in control) are in the first house and Jupiter is in the eleventh house, perhaps giving them an exaggerated sense of power or importance. Meanwhile the Moon (representing the people) is in the tenth house, calling (crying) for acknowledgement. With eight of the ten planets below the horizon (and seven of eight in houses 1, 2 & 3) there may be a greater emphasis on “Me” and “Mine” and less on “We the people.”
For the Los Angeles New Year’s Eve chart we have Libra on the Ascendant and Cancer on the MC, hopefully creating a greater sense of “us,” of “we may all be different but we are in this together.” Jupiter is in the first house which could indicate a time of optimism as we look ahead to 2017; but Jupiter will be going retrograde in February until June which could then signify a period of contraction, at least for the first half of 2017. The Moon will be in the fifth house perhaps indicating a need or desire for people to be more creative. Mercury will be retrograde in the third house with the Sun and Saturn. Mercury is retrograde on New Year’s Eve every six or seven years. It was last retrograde on New Year’s Eve 2009 and prior to that New Year’s Eve 2003 and before that New Year’s Eve 1996. What do you remember of 1997, 2004 and 2010? What were those years like for you? The Sun is on the IC having just crossed from the fourth house into the third and nine of ten planets are below the horizon. Only unpredictable Uranus is above the horizon and He is in the seventh house.
2017 will have a Venus retrograde in Aries with Mars the only planet to not go retrograde. Jupiter will be retrograde going from 23 Libra back to 13 Libra and then will move into Scorpio before the end of 2017. Saturn will retrograde in Sagittarius again and will finish 2017 in His home sign of Capricorn. 2017 will bring four eclipses, two Lunar and two Solar, all of which will be important to some of us. The “big show” will most likely be the total Solar eclipse at 28 Leo 52 on August 21, 2017 as the path of totality will cross the US. It will be visible (though not total) in LA. This eclipse falls on President elect Trump’s Ascendant.
The chart for our Meetup, December 11, 2016 at Noon, LA time will be a locomotive with Jupiter in Libra in the 7th house as the engine and the Moon in Taurus in the 2nd house as the caboose. Eight of ten planets will be above the horizon indicating greater concern for or feeling a need to connect with “others.” That said, what are your thoughts, concerns, predictions for 2017? Come and share with other like-minded people.
If you would like to be a speaker or have ideas for future topics, please let Spencer or I know. What we don’t know, we can all learn together.
So, all that said, here is our agenda for this Meetup.
12:00-12:30 Meet, mingle, eat drink and be merry. Support the UnUrban Café!
12:30-12:45 Announcements – Talk Around
12:45-2:?? A Look Ahead at 2017 Group discussion lead by Spencer
2:?? - Wrap up Mix and mingle talk astrology or whatever interests you
Here are the tentative dates and some possible topics for future Meetups:
01/08/17 – Life Altering: Transits of the Outer Planets Over the Angles - Spencer
02/12/17 – February Eclipses & Why Some Loves Last and Others Don’t
03/12/17 – Astrological Markers of ADD & ADHD – Gayle Geffner
04/09/17 – Saturn is our Friend – Jim Schultz
05/07/17 – TBD – 1st Sunday?? – Second Sunday is Mother’s Day
06/11/17 - TBD
07/09/17 - TBD
08/13/17 - TBD
09/10/17 – TBD
10/08/17 – TBD
11/12/17 – TBD
12/10/17 – Holiday Party and Look Ahead to 2018
Possible Future Topics:
- Astrology Basics – The Signs, The Planets, The Houses, etc.
- Relationship of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto
- Black Moon and all things Lilith
- The Centaurs ~ Chiron, Chariklo, Hylonome, Nessus, Pholus
- The Dark Goddesses -Hecate, Pandora,
- The Dwarf Planets, Ceres, Eris, Haumea & Makemake
- The Heliocentric Chart
- Minor aspects and Harmonic charts
- Comparison of Tropical, Sidereal, Vedic and Uranian astrology
- What color is your Sun? Color your chart? Colorful astrology for hue-mans.
- Unbridled Feminine
- Astrology of Weather
If you have other ideas for topics, please let Spencer or I know. What we don’t know, we shall learn together. Want to be a speaker? Talk with Spencer or me. We are open to pretty much all things astrological.
Got any related announcements you would like to share with the group or if you are doing something that you feel might be of interest to the group, please let me know and I will include it in our announcement or send out a separate notice to the group.
Spencer and I have talked about this and because of the ongoing expense of the fees for the meetup site and costs of copies and such, we are going to add a container for “love donations” to help defray some of the costs. This is entirely voluntary. There is no fee or charge for attending this meetup; this is just to help defray some of the costs.
This meetup will be at our usual location, UnUrban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections. Do support the UnUrban if you can by buying a drink and/or something to eat.
Because of the remodel at the UnUrban, we need to move our post-meeting discussions and class from the back room to the main/front area by 3pm so others can have the opportunity to use the backroom and stage.
If you have any questions or just want to chat, e-mail me [masked] or ring me up,[masked]-4417.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you all December 11, 2016, noonish at the UnUrban Café.
UnUrban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd.
12 Noonish PM
Spencer & Jim