Yuletide Greetings dear Ones,
On this Venus Day we mark the shortest day and the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere with Yule, also known as Winter Solstice, which is exact today at 5:23 pm EST. The Holy Days are upon us, and collectively we gather in the Cauldron of Regeneration in this quiet season of stillness.
Yule means wheel in Norwegian and is the time of year the Sun enters Capricorn, marked by Saturnalia. As we reclaim the dark, making peace with endings, we complete old cycles, passing the Dark of the Sun, and we welcome new beginnings, as we witness the Rebirth of the Sun.
Each day moving forward from today the Sun’s light will increase to the zenith of Summer Solstice, also known as Lithia. Megalithic sites and other sacred temples around the world mark the movement of the Sun’s light, particularly the Winter Solstice. This festival of rebirth is not just a beginning, it is also a renewal. And therefore, looking back to the past is just as essential as looking forward.
Both Samhain and Yule offer times of darkness, where the inner realms may expand and come to the forefront, so that we may experience the world within, our deepest Truths. This is a time of birthing our visions, naming the dreams we have been incubating.
On Saturday at 12:48 pm EST the Full Moon is exact at 0°49' Cancer. This Full Moon is at the 1st degree of cardinal Cancer, marking that as much as this is a completion or an illumination, there is also a bright new beginning that is seeded within this cycle. This Full Moon is a continuation of December's themes that when we make space to feel, we do indeed heal.
We are moving towards the exact trine on Sunday where the destiny stream of the North Node in Cancer merges with the great healing abilities of Chiron in Pisces, sealing a great healing that is available to each one of us. As we are willing to step fully into the deeper, darker feelings to allow them to surface, to witness that which is uncomfortable so that it too may pass, we will complete a long lasting cycle in a profound way. A cycle that could even take you back to 2000-2001.
The Cancer Full Moon sextiles Uranus in Aries, offering creative expansion of genius solutions through our ability to feel. You may feel or intuit cosmic insights and receive instant inventive keys to long term dilemmas. And perhaps most importantly, Venus trines Neptune offering waves of love, mysticism, deep relaxation and creativity. One more major aspect worth noting is that the Moon will join with Betelgeuse in Orion, a fixed star associated with honor, wealth and great power. This is a prime time to be fully engaged with your intuitive powers and to be open to unexpected opportunities.
I'm offering a special class this Friday morning so please join me at 8:45 am at West Asheville Yoga if you live in the Asheville area. As I mentioned last week, my apothecary is beginning to come alive again. I find myself reaching for the Magdalene's Muse anointing oil and the Auric Root Mist daily. In honor of the season, everything is 18% off with code YULETIDE for the next 7 days. And if you are looking for a seasonal virtual ritual, I invite you to scroll to the bottom of this love note and join me in a circle of wise womxn for a complimentary journey into Winter's Womb.
May you continue to honor the tender spaces of your being as we culminate this wildly transformative year of 2018.
In the beauty way,