Astro Journal Flip Through December 2021

Astro Journal Flip Through December 2021

Introduction

I’m sharing with you my December Astro Journal flip through.

I’ve been journaling for years and I do dabble with all sorts of journals spreads, but this month I got a bit more organized and have got some images to show you of the journal pages I created for December 2021.

Cover Page

Astro Info

This page shows all the important astrological ingresses, lunar phases and planetary retrogrades for the month.

I also draw the zodiac in the natural position with Aries at the Ascendant point.

Sign Colors

You’ll notice that I colour my zodiac signs in specific colours and these are related to the colour wheel.

The fire signs are the primary colours, so Aries is red, Leo is yellow and Sagittarius is blue.

The air signs are the secondary colours so Gemini is orange, Libra is green and Aquarius is violet.

Then the earth and water signs become the tertiary colours, so we have Taurus is tangerine Cancer is apricot, Virgo is chartreuse or lime green, Scorpio is turquoise, Capricorn is purple and Pisces is magenta.

Ingresses

On the outer ring I show how all the planets move during December.

Many planets stay in the same sign, some planets change signs and one planet is stations retrograde.

Main Lunar Phases

I also indicate the four main Lunar phases of New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon and Last Quarter.

Yule

Wheel of the Year

My Yule page is an acknowledgement of the wheel of the year as the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21 we are at the solstice.

I have the symbol for Yule in the top left and on the top right has an oakleaf to symbolize the movement from the Holly King to the Oak King which happens on Yule.

Yule and the solstice is the actual beginning of the wheel of the year.

Yule Log

It’s the dead of winter. In my drawing that I have a yule log burning in the fire. The idea is that you get one long big tree which is your you’ll log and you stick the fat and into the fireplace and you liked it on December 21 and as it slowly burns you push the tree into the great and I delete should be in for at least 12 days.

Dark to Light

Yule is a time where we are symbolizing the shift from the dark and we start to slowly move into the light.

This time of the year is symbolized by candles the fire and brightness.

Saturnalia

December 21st is the shortest day of the year it is also known as the Roman festival of Saturnalia.

Saturn rules Capricorn so it all fits in quite neatly.

Month Calendar Full Page Spread

The monthly full spread is where I will put all my student classes and events.

It also works as a content calendar for my videos and blogs.

I have colored in every planetary movement and the Moon’s phases.

Planets on the Move

Here I’m listing all the planets that change sign and a little interpretation for each one.

Sun enters Capricorn

Sun enters Capricorn on December 21st, Complete all public festivities to concentrate on special people. Especially past year. Make a plan.

Mercury enters Capricorn

Mercury enters Capricorn on December 13 get all seasonal shopping in the bag early. Gift self-improvement classes and education.

Mars enters Sagittarius

Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13 this will energize all outgoing personalities. The bright bold and confident now.

Jupiter enters Pisces

Jupiter enters Pisces on the 29th make space in your life for some whimsy. Grow big dreams. Meandering is the name of the game.

Venus stations Retrograde

Venus going retrograde is there too. Reassess romantic and love relationships for viability. Practice financial austerity for a brighter future.

Lunar Phases

Solar Eclipse

On December 4th, there is a Solar eclipse at 12° Sagittarius.

  • Follow your instincts.

This eclipse squares Neptune as well.

  • Internal dilemmas around visions and atmosphere’s may be the case.

The solar eclipse also sextiles Saturn.

  • Work your inherent talents.

The solar eclipse is trine Chiron.

  • Be guided by the events of the day.

First Quarter

On December 11th, the First Quarter is at 19 Pisces.

  • Growth through art and music.
  • Build meaningful attitudes.
  • Face your crises.

Full Moon

On December 19th, is this month’s Full Moon at 27 Gemini.

  • Journal for clarity.
  • Have your eyes wide open to reality.

Last Quarter

On December 27th, is the Last Quarter at 5° Libra.

  • Reorientate personal relationships.
  • Readjust your plans now.
  • Pioneer plans as well.

Planet of the Month – Jupiter

This month’s planet of the month is Jupiter as it moves finally into Pisces.

Jupiter did move into Pisces earlier in the year and then retrograded back into Aquarius, but now it has finally moved and Pisces and will remain there for the next year.

Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces and it is very comfortable in the sign of the Fish.

What to Expect or Great Expectations

This movement of planetary energy will bring:

  • A higher awareness of your spiritual journey.
  • Openness to teaching and learning that creates a perception shift.
  • Growth through understanding more than at other times.
  • A blurring of international connections now.
  • Expansion in your life if you follow your inner voice.
  • Trust in your own judgement without following public opinion.

Conclusion

If you enjoyed seeing my Astro Journal flip through let me know.

Share Your Astro Pages

If you are inspired by some of my Astro Journal Pages send me a copy of your image or use the hashtag #StarzologyAJP to share your work on social.

My Process

If you would like to see the actual process I use and how I design each page each month, let me know as well.

There and innumerable videos on monthly journal spreads by talented artists which have amazing artwork and design.

I just bring a focus to the astrology in my spreads.

If you would find it interesting to see my process let me know and I will certainly share a video with the background information as well.

Have a prosperous day,

Alison

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

A Yod is an astrological planetary configuration also know as a major aspect pattern which is formed when three planets line-up in a particular way.

A yod looks like a triangle. See image.

This week the three planets in the current yod are Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.

You can also refer to this current pattern as a Jupiter Yod because Jupiter is the focal planet.

Grimoire

Grimoire

by Alison Price

Your Astrological Journal or Grimoire

This year my main plan to improve the presentation of astrology for your understanding and pleasure is a little different.

I am working on the development of astro art or creative pages to help aspiring astrologers or anyone and everyone learn more about our art.

In the astro art section so far you have posts on a binder cover page to colour and a wheel of fortune to make for yourself.

Creating an astrological journal supports the multiple input method of learning and is a good way to build a resource that you can use later.

 





How To Use Your Astrology Journal

A Journal can be used in several ways:

  • To plan your day for things you have to do (pick up the kids and take the dog to the vet etc.) and this works best as a bullet journal.
  • It can be a “dear diary” style for capturing what did happen and how you felt about it, whatever it is.
  • Or it can be used to build a personal resource to learn and remember information and build a knowledge base that you can use for years to come.

It it the third one that we will talk about here.

How to make an astrological journal that becomes a personal resource to learn , understand and appreciate the little pieces in your chart.

Things like signs, planets and houses meanings that go to build a comprehensive chart reading.


The Benefits of Journaling

Your brain remembers things easily if it knows them via more than one means of input.

Teachers read aloud, or make you draw pictures, or glue a collage from dried macaroni, or do a play like astro drama to reinforce your knowledge.

The variety or ways to learn is important because the information arrives in your memory through different channels.

This is why just reading books makes it harder to learn stuff.

In the multiple activity way of gaining knowledge, what you know can be retrieved in snippets through thoughts like, “Oh gosh, now what do I know about Jupiter in Virgo?”

You will get better at remembering the many things that you need to know to read a chart by writing and drawing in your astrological journal.

 





Which Journal to Choose?

There are a few points to consider and choices to be made for a journal that is good to use for astrological journaling.

If you are going to invest your time and energy creating a beautiful astrological journal you might as well get a decent journal in the first place.

Size does matter

The best size is A5 or about 6″ x 8″ because this is easily carried in your bag and can be whipped out on a plane or at dinner. Who does that?

If you choose a size smaller (say 3″ x 5″) it will work as a pocket journal, but will get full quicker.

You can think of this one as your on-the-go journal, or field journal, which is best to jot down ideas while you are out and about or at a conference or lecture.

When you get home you can transfer the gems of knowledge to your main A5 journal. This process serves learning.

Paper quality

Can you see through the pages in your journal?

If you can, the paper is too thin and too cheap.

Get a better quality book.

I like the Moleskine A5 plain paper journal and the Leuchhturm1917 dotted bullet journal.

Each year I buy a few new journal books and I have one for each year but that’s another story.

 


How to Use Your Astrological Journal – Basic Layout

Title page

You will have a title page which is usually the very first page in the main body and not the inside flap page which is thicker than normal.

State your journal name.

Typically this will be “My Astrological Journal” or “My Journey into Astrology” or something in that vein.

Contents page

Open to the first double page.

This will be a contents overview and here you can specify the deeper level of detail that you want. The choice is yours.

This will help you gauge the number of pages you need between each section.

For instance if you have 12 signs you may need 12 (or 24) pages.

This depends on how large your journal is to start with.

How to plan your astrological journal with sections and segments

For each main section like natal signs you will make a title page on the right hand side.

You will do a section title page for each main section in your contents page.

It is best to add a tab sticking out at the right for your main sections and perhaps your segments.

 





Signs Summary Journal Pages

Signs

 

This is a summary page to note things about the zodiac signs.

 





Signs Journal Page

 

This signs full spread shows the signs in the natural wheel and some main keywords for each sign.

The ruling planet is shown in the inner wheel for each sign.

 

 


Elements and Modes Journal Pages

 

See how this element and mode table can help you work out each sign.

You can perhaps draw this table and place your planets in their corresponding signs from your chart to show which planets your have in each sign.

The colours relate to the signs.

 


Planets Journal Page

Houses

  • 1st to 12th houses
  • Planets in the first house, in the second house etc.
  • House systems

Chart Division


Aspects

Aspects of longitude 

  • Soft aspects
  • Hard aspects
  • Neutral aspects

Aspects of declination

  • Parallel
  • Contra parallel

Aspects of antiscia

  • Antiscia
  • Contra-antiscia

FORECASTING SECTION pages

  • Transits (outers)
  • Eclipses
  • Solar returns
  • Secondary progressions (inners)
  • Firdaria
  • Profections
  • Solar arc directions
  • Summary

You can do as much detail and depth as you wish. If you are just starting out with astrology I suggest the following sections, natal and forecasting and keep it simple.

Going deeper means a page for each planet in sign and house and deeper still is nice-to-haves about astrology like eclipses or the oriental planet.

 





Tree of Life

The tree of life is a symbol of the full cycle from root to tip.

Trees are leaned heavily on for our survival.

They convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.

If you are stuck on a desert island you can build handy items like boats and shelter with the wood from trees.

Paper that we used every day often comes from trees.

Art Tip

Make sure to center your circle on the page not like mine which is a little off to the left.

Herb Garden Layout

This is a classic herb garden layout with a central circle and four quadrants adjacent and larger gardens in this pattern have more quadrants.

Here I drew the four main beds of herbs.

  • Medicinal herbs
  • Aromatic herbs
  • Indigenous herbs
  • Culinary herbs

If you cook with herbs make sure that your fertilizer and mulch is organic and not synthetic.

The aromatic bed has plants for pot potpouri and perfume basics.

Indigenous herbs are local to your area they different for everyone.

Medicinal herbs are where traditional healing herbs come from, so know what you are doing here.

The Four Elements

The four elements align with the compass points

  • Fire – South
  • Earth – North
  • Air – East
  • Water – West

Polarity

The symbols relate to the active (masculine) and passive (feminine) polarities.

The upwards pointing triangle for masculine elements is symbolic of an erect manhood.

The downwards pointing triangle for feminine elements is symbolic of a woman’s pubic area.

Spring Poem

Pippa Passes by Robert Browning.

Summer Poem

From A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.