All Hail the Winter Solstice!
Sun in Capricorn
Today is the final countdown and we welcome the longest night, now knowing that we carry the flame of newborn light within. This day is marked astronomically by the moment the Sun reaches its southern most point in the sky, its orbit aligning with the earth’s horizon at the astrological demarcation of Capricorn. Mercury and Pluto also share the Capricornian energy of this day and the energy of earth is more pronounced.
Mercury in astrological Capricorn brings deliberate and rooted style of communication that cals us to become more anchored in our beliefs and ideologies. And, if we are resistant, Pluto reminds us of the necessary endings so that what lay in the future may be birthed from what has past before. In fact, Pluto has been working on this agenda at the level of our earthy perceptions for several years. The returning strength and duration of the Sun’s light provides the highly illuminated backdrop for what we wish to bring into this changing of the waning and waxing solar year and chronologically what we wish to renew and carry forward into the New Year.
And, the earthy quality that is abundant is that of manifestation. This is the opportunity to use the manifest gifts of corporeal form to create your own space of light and growth that naturally evolves from that source. This turn of the year, after all, points us towards Spring and Summer’s verdant splendor. Now, on this day, we create the structure that will use what lessons have been crafted in the past and can become the new life that springs forth in our future endeavors.
We have moved as the Hermit within and sought the blessings of a lantern that remains ever lit; our breath of intent fanning its light that it may show us the path. This is the walking between the pillars of the High Priestess’ Throne and wielding a magick that weaves its light drawn from a source of Divine inspiration and the bounty of a manifest and purposeful life.
Carrying the Flame into the Dawn
If you are able set your your alarm for 30-60 minutes before sunrise tomorrow morning. Plan to go outside where you can see the first rays of the sun’s light. As you wait in those last 30-60minutes of darkness, recall the work you have done these past 19+ days. Call up the energy of thought and feeling that bubbled to the surface as you began to respond in an illuminated way.
Give some reflection on what may have changed within you, as well as deepened as you stand in anticipation of this morning’s dawning. And, I take you back to the start of these days…
….The night is cold and I stand facing the darkness; thick and almost opaque in its veiling. I think on all that has brought me to this point of the Great Wheel and call to myself the memories of lessons learned and shadowy places uncovered needing nurturance and cultivation. Each memory is illuminated from within and I feel the heat of my Inner Sun flaring out from center’s core; extending light filled streams of connection to each treasured sensation and image.
Tingling energy moves across my back affirming my growing anticipation of the promise held in the rising sun as I await the dawning of the Solstice Sun. I think on the moments of waiting I have seen at this same cycle of time the many years before and how each has held its own joy of new expression. I breathe into these thoughts, envisioning the flame of sunlight growing within myself. I breathe deeply into the joy of being able to turn the focus of that light outwards as the sun gains strength in the sky above and I attune to that same solar cycle within.
I look ahead and see rays of filtered light flowing around and through me casting their long slim finger-like beams on the snowscape in front of me. The time is now. One more deep breath in affirming the strength of the dark that has come before, and I turn to face the rising sun. Dawn of the Winter Solstice has come and with its rising so too does the rising of my illuminated self; forever changed….
And, as the last of these words and images fade, the Sun is rising, the Dawn of Light renewing all that it touches and your illuminated light in the darkness has lit the way!
Many blessings of this new journey into the waxing year…. Robin
A special post about the Astrology of today….
Check in tomorrow for a special Epilogue to our calling forth the Light!
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