"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Winter Solstice 2011: Going Within And Welcoming The Return Of The Light

   The Sun entered the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn just after midnight today, signaling a focus on business and career and the return of the light as the days gradually get longer. This is the Winter Solstice when each individual has to look at their ability to effectively take responsibility for the power they are about to claim as they assume authority for some part of their life. (paraphrased from Dane Rudhyar's Astrological Mandala for the first Capricorn Sabian Symbol) We are in the darkest hour just before the New Moon and there is a strong need to go within and meditate for clarity to know just where our responsibility lies.

    The New Moon in Capricorn takes place as the Sun and Moon come together at 1:06 pm on Christmas Eve day at 2 degrees and 34 minutes of the sign. We read the Sabian Symbol for 3 degrees as "A Human Soul In Its' Eagerness For New Experiences, Seeks Embodiment". Wow, talk about symbolism for the birth of the Christ! My beliefs allow for the Christ-light within each of us to be embodied in this time of new beginnings. Prayer and meditation people - focus on what you want to see in the world, not that which you do not want. Energy follows thought and word, so set your intention to create what you want to grow. Be the Light that you want to see in the world!

    Jump on the bandwagon beginning Christmas day, up until the Full Moon on January 8th, 2012, to begin any new venture, partnership or business you want to see grow in 2012. This is a really important time to take care of business and FOCUS on that which you want to see grow and reap results in the year ahead. Please, do not miss this opportunity to make things happen!

    Another auspicious celestial event on Christmas is the Direct station of expansive Jupiter, the cosmic Santa Claus and largest planet in our solar system, as it stops, turns and starts to move forward once again in Taurus - the earth sign that has to do with money, values and personal self-worth.  Jupiter brings abundance, opportunity and good luck, as well as abundant opportunities to mess up! How can both be true, you ask? Well, Jupiter expands whatever he comes into contact with and doesn't discriminate between positive or negative opportunities.  In Taurus, we want him to save lots of money and grow what we have, not risk it all. If you're wisely using your resources and abilities and have gained insight through your self-reflection, you'll know which possibilities are open to you and in your best interest!

    I want to share something which I have to remind myself of on occasion and it is this: "Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and don't mess with Mr. In-between."

And remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.


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