Shiwasu: December Has Come

This year, the peak of Autumn leaves is later than usual and we can still see a lot of colored leaves in December.


December is Shiwasu in our old calendar. I told you that we had a lunar calendar in Japan.

We had a new moon on December 4, didn’t we?  Then we will have a full moon on the 19th, followed by the winter solstice on the 22nd.

We had the great conjunction last December and it has been a year since then.

It doesn’t seem to have the effect of the Aquarian Age or the Age of Air yet. 2021 hasn’t been great for many people has it? In some ways, it has gotten worse than before with all the control and mandate. This authoritarian nature isn’t the product of the Aquarian Age whichever political side it is coming from.  That means it will come to an end at some point. It isn’t supported by cosmic and planetary energy.

Things we have planted in 2021 will start growing in 2022. It takes time for a plant to grow but it will come. It will be a year for the citizens of Zion to strike back.

2022 is the year of the tiger in the Chinese zodiac.  The tiger can give us power and strength.

So, in many ways, you want to mentally prepare for the next year in December.

I usually do a reflection of the year. I reflect on what the year 2021 had been like and if there are any changes I need to make for the next year, I do.

Anyway, for now, let’s enjoy the season. Winter solstice and Christmas are coming, it is a time of celebrations.


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