Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Red Planet Offers Opportunity for Healing

Mars is glowing brightly with the full moon this almost-Christmas eve, giving Rudolph a run for his money ~ and an AP science writer decided to have fun describing its celestial prominence by recasting the traditional reindeer song:

Mars is a red-tinged planet
With a very shiny glow
And if you look to see it
You will find the moon in tow.

All of the other Yuletides
Santa would have at his side
The shiny nose of Rudolph
Acting as his big sleigh's guide

But this very Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph, now with Mars so bright,
You can stay at home tonight."

Then all the reindeer teased him.
And they shouted out with glee:
"Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
Outsourced to astronomy."

On the astrological side, this retrograde Mars is "increasing the impetus for courage or bravado, assertion or aggression," says astrologer Stephanie Austin. "In Cancer, Mars advises us to examine our motivations and our tactics closely. Are we sidestepping the real issues? What must be faced, felt, and forgiven?

We can use toning to help heal and ground our energy. Red corresponds to:

∞ the first chakra
∞ our tailbone
∞ the musical note A
∞ the vowel sound ooo (as in tool)
∞ our adrenal glands, legs, feet, bones and large intestines.

It is the center of our vitality and life force — the primary energy of existence. So let's use this red for its healing power and regenerate as we segue into 2008!

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