The ancients honored the Wheel of the Year. From sacred sites like Stonehenge and Newgrange we find stones literally aligned with the rebirth of our great luminary, the Sun. Last night, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere welcomed the longest night of the year. For the next two days we meditate in a pregnant pause. And from here a great renewal has begun.
Winter Solstice is a time that the Sun enters Capricorn and is the New Moon of the Wheel of the Solar Year. We sit in the direction of the North and with the element of Earth.
This is a time to connect to your stone tribe and I particularly love Labradorite for this time of year. We worked with labradorite magic this past New Moon and will continue to at Renew Your Chalice next weekend. What I love most about this stone is that as it increases intuition it carries the frequency of hope and possibility. If you are wishing to invoke some ritual this time of year, scroll to the bottom of my ezine where you may join Entering Winter's Womb which will be available into the New Year.
With the Sagittarius New Moon, many a planet traversing the Galactic Center, Saturn ingressing into Capricorn, Winter Solstice and the Sun entering Capricorn we have experienced phenomenal astrological currents this week! Mercury officially goes direct at 8:51 pm EST this evening, however won't be out of his shadow until 1/10/18.
Traditionally the ancient Romans celebrated this time of year as Saturnalia. One of my astrology mentors Demetra Georgia wrote about how this festival was about loosening the bonds of Saturn, giving people permission to cast off their burdens and to shed their blocks. This festival reminds me of the Jewish holiday Purim as slaves became masters and masters became slaves during Saturnalia.
Our Winter Solstice has a potent signature as Saturn entered his home sign of Capricorn late Tuesday night, less than two days before the Sun entered Capricorn. This a rare phenonmenon and sets the tone for the entire Saturn in Capricorn transit.
In honor of your self mastery and excellence I've created a special offering for you to sink into 2018 with, The Saturn Sessions. These $44 30 minute sessions will be a magneficent way to jumpstart Saturn in Capricorn as you greet the New Year. We will cover where Saturn is in your birthchart and how to utlize the power of this wisely. This is truly the time to DO YOUR SATURN! They are available beginning next week and you may email me to sign up. Each session will take place on zoom and recorded for you to refer back to again and again.
In addition to the Saturn Sessions, I'd love to cordially invite all of my readers who identify as woman to the Adi Shakti Coven. I'm really looking forward to opening up a sacred space committed to great depth with those who have a resounding YES to the Call beginning January 16th.
This first spiral of the Adi Shakti Coven will have a deep focus around lunar cycles, seasonal understanding and layers of consciously working with protection medicine. I am really excited to be bringing in some experts on street medical training and self defense ninja moves so that we walk through life empowered to handle any situation. If you are feeling the Call read more here, fill out an application or email me firstname.lastname@example.org for q&a.
A blessed Solstice and merry gathering days to you and yours. May this rebirth invoke the healing rays of hope and possibility!