Dear Seekers and IX Keepers,

We are made from the elements of a supernova, sharing the crystalline energy of the stars above, and connected to each other through the miracle of life.

Stars enchant us. We wish upon stars, dream, and ask our North Star to guide us forward to make those dreams come true. Sometimes we look at the stars and long for home.

Our IX Crystal, Merlin, reminds us that we are powerful and expansive and can “shine bright like a star” by sharing our gifts and love with all beings.

As we reflect on 2021, let us continue to expand our starlight so that we can meet the challenges of the world with love. We invite you into our December meditation by sharing these words, “May my light awaken your light, and together we awaken another.”

It is our greatest hope that this month’s Compass nourishes your consciousness with inspiration and content designed for your body, mind, and spirit on your journey of growth. We are here, with you and for you, and wish you many blessings for 2022.

With Love and Light,

Instituto Xilonen


About the Name
The name Merlin comes from the Welsh word “Myrddin” meaning “sea fortress” or “sea hill.” In 12th century Welsh mythology, Merlin was a wizard known for prophesizing and shapeshifting as he guided and mentored King Arthur.

About the Crystal
Otherworldly and rare, Phantom Quartz is formed when a Crystal’s growth is halted or interrupted before beginning again. The unique formations in Phantom Quartz represent the many phases of life, reminding us that another stage of expansion awaits beyond perceived blockages and limitations. Phantom Quartz is mentioned throughout folklore as an exceptional healer of physical and emotional ailments. It helps us connect with higher realms to access wisdom about our life’s path and progression. For those who are ready to do the courageous work of transformation, Phantom Quartz will provide healing, guidance, and enlightenment.

Message from Merlin
“I have so much strength and power in my tiny shell. Do not be limited in your thinking as I am not limited in my size. I am powerful and expansive in my words and my message. I am one with ALL THAT IS.

“I invite you to share the excitement and experience shining bright like a star so all can see your message, your strength, and your love. I shine with love in every direction. I can also laser focus my energies and intentions to create wonderful miracles. You can too. Together we can create a wonderland of mental ease and spiritual miracles. Together with other stars we can create an expansive beautiful galaxy.

“I am here to assist beings with knowing the internal power that is available to them. When we connect to each other and to the Source it is a power beyond joy.”

Affirmations from Merlin

“I shine with love in every direction.”

“I focus my energies and intentions to create miracles.”

“Internal power is available to me. When I connect with each other and to Source it is a power beyond joy.”


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By Demitra Vassiliadis

December begins with visionary Neptune stationing direct on December 1st, calling us to reflect on the dreams and spiritual practices we have been reviewing for months and are now ready to advance.

The month gets underway during the last days of the waning Lunar cycle that culminated with November’s Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. On December 4th, a powerful new lunar cycle begins with a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius. During a solar eclipse, the Light of the Sun, our day star, is temporarily obscured, calling us inward to connect with a blazing inner Sun that is never eclipsed.

Therefore this month at IX, we choose to focus on the beauty of the radiant star within that illuminates our inner world and connects us to the stars and constellations of the living Universe.

The Sagittarius Sun always invites us to use the stars as a compass that can reliably guide us in both our inner life and outer journeys. The centaur represents the horsepower that can take us far as we explore new terrain with a spirit of adventure. The bow represents our capacity to take aim at our highest aspirations and shoot for the stars. This month there are many planetary aspects that call us to seek the guidance of our inner Light, as we review just what we are aiming for.

Thus, the New Moon/Solar Eclipse eclipse on December 4th initiates powerful new beginnings and the review of our beliefs, our sense of truth, and the higher goals we aim for this month. New information and understanding may come to light that informs ideas, plans, and beliefs as we go within for celestial Guidance.

On December 13th, as Luna waxes, Mars heads into Sagittarius to fuel our holiday travels and our quest for truth and wisdom. Later on the 13th, intelligent Mercury heads into Capricorn to awaken our executive intelligence, helping us carefully consider business plans and long-term goals.

The Full Moon in Gemini on December 18th illuminates our minds and the emotional patterns and beliefs that we are ready to update. It’s time to navigate by the Light of the inner constellations that can lead us to greater enlightenment and our true bliss.

On the very next day, December 19th, lovely Venus stations retrograde in executive Capricorn, calling us inward to review our relationship commitments and the beautiful goals we treasure most. On the same day, Chiron the healer stations direct in Aries, inspiring us to advance toward all forms of healing.

On December 21st, the portal of winter opens, as the Sun joins Venus retrograde and Mercury, both already in executive Capricorn, as we step into the new season in a spirit of beautiful inward reflection. On December 23rd and 24th, Saturn and Uranus square off, inspiring powerful creative tension between old and new structures in our lives.

On December 28th, massive Jupiter heads into visionary Pisces to expand our dreams, our faith, and our conscious connection to Sacred Source, as we glide into the New Year on a wave of expanded spiritual awareness.

A Happy Blessed Miraculous New Year to All!

With Love and Blessings to All,

Demitra Vassiliadis
Heaven To Earth Astrology


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