The Nodes of the Moon, which mark eclipses, indicate moments of destiny, a sharp turn in the collective road. Slowly moving backwards toward Pluto, the Nodes denote a strong compelling dance with Shiva, Hindu god who drumbeats cycles of destruction and re-creation. 
 
Now, though, Uranus claims our attention, like fireworks. The Awakener interfaces with the Nodes of Destiny, stirring up electricity and lighting up our collective higher mind.  This lightning charges up our bodies as well.  We need to ground our energy more deeply into the evolving Earth, so that we all prosper together. We each have our particular contribution to make. Under this eclipse, we bear the weight of this responsibility. Are we ready, willing and mature enough to take it on? We may have a bit of tidying up of personal loose edges to tend to, in other words: grow up and live up to your capabilities. Take charge of your life and become a shaper of your full weight of clay. Tap into the thrill of life's erotic fire to stimulate your creative juices. Sometimes it is a dip into some level of depressive depths that taps into life's chaos to release the creative seed of renewal, with the charged excitement of Uranus.
 
"Usually, we think of excitement as similar to electric energy, but think here of electricity that has been liquified so that it is more palpable, more substantial...a more condense excitement. It is the presence of aliveness...a vigorous quality...vital presence...a fluid flame, a flame of liquid...shines and radiates...feels wonderful...This intensity of aliveness, this fiery quality, is a quality of our being that needs to be liberated so that we can experience a desire that... expresses life instead of expressing need. That is when the divine and the instinctual become one."                        —The Power of Divine Eros, Almaas & Johnson
 
We can use this eclipse to shrug off shadows of the past, to turn forward to 'New Horizons,' following the spacecraft that showed us Pluto, up close and personal, and now Ultima Thule. Things are changing beyond our expectations or projections. This could be ultimately good, even if a bit rocky.
 
This eclipse also opens the door to a sign change for Venus, which has been on an extended deep dive in Scorpio. As she finishes this journey, Venus is accompanied by Ceres, Goddess of the Great Round of life, death and renewal. A soft yet powerful attunement with Neptune in Pisces and North Node in Cancer adds to the strength of feeling that carries us into this New Year. The bright Morning Star moves into adventurous Sagittarius on the 7th, with an optimistic and buoyant attitude. Venus and Mars in Aries, both in upbeat fire signs, sparkle at each other in the most positive emotional alignment they have had in months. Venus joins Jupiter for the upcoming Full Moon eclipse on January 21st. These two brightest diamonds in the sky evoke Love and Wisdom.
 
We prepare by opening to the shift indicated in this New Moon eclipse. 
For now, feel what you feel in the deep transformational realms of your inner crystalline field and seek out your new shape.
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Contributions
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or send a check to me at 844 Bayne Comolli Rd, East Calais, VT 05650.
For this new year, I am designing new offerings for contributors. 
I'll let you know when plans come into focus,
what activities will be most exciting and interesting to do.
Any ideas or suggestions from you?
 
Astro-Specials
Schedule via email to kellhunter@earthlink.net.
Your New Year 2019 reading— Stimulate your vision for the coming year of 2019. What is your cosmic calling as we look toward a significant reset moment in January 2020. This special is $120 for the hour (20% discount) if scheduled before the end of January.
 
Birthday Sun Sign reading— Capricornyou magical Earth beasts, celebrate yourself with this useful celestial gift for an overview of your personal year that is all about your sign! Aquarius,your turn starting on the 20th. We use the window of your birthday chart along with current planetary cycles to look into timing, themes and guidance for your personal new year. One hour, $120 (20% off regular $150 hourly fee).
Give a Gift of the Stars!This special fee also applies to a birthday gift for someone special in your life. I have special e-cards you can use.
 
Available online—The Third Incarnation of Ceres
Here is the online link to the article on Ceres I wrote for Vermont Woman magazine. The third statue of Ceres was lifted to the Golden Dome of the Vermont State House on November 30.
 
New Year 2019 Webinar coming later this month, watch for announcement.
 
Kelley's Schedule
Burlington—Astrology and SoulCollage Art with Kelley Hunter & Joan Palmer
Due to technical complications, this workshop is to be rescheduled in the spring.
 
Plainfield— Saturday, January 19, 10am-4:30pm, $120
Moving through the Eclipse Portal: Astrology & Authentic Movement,
with Jan Sandman and Kelley Hunter,  Registration Full, Wait-listed
In this workshop, using heaven& earth fusion of Astrology and Authentic Movement, we enter the field of the Total Lunar Eclipse on January 21st,a compelling opportunity to engage the energetic awakening, unexpected perspectives and surprising flashes of fresh developments on the horizons in 2019.