Embracing the Capricorn Solstice of 2023: A Call to Hope and Reflection
As we stand on the cusp of the Capricorn Solstice, a beacon of hope pierces through the shadows of a challenging year. Despite the heartbreak and trials, there's a palpable sense that this moment carries the promise of positive shifts.
Remember, you chose to be here at this dynamic juncture in Earth's history because this is when the party is reaching its most intriguing chapter.
Winter Solstice invites us to pause, allowing stillness to envelop us, acknowledging the perfection in each unfolding moment. Between now and New Year's, immerse yourself in the present, keenly observing your experiences.
As December draws to a close, it's time to reflect on the gifts and challenges of 2023. With a clear mind and devoid of judgment, assess what worked, what didn't, and where you stand in the various domains of your life.
What improvements do you seek, and what holds paramount importance? Decide what to carry from 2023 into 2024 and what to leave behind.
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Understanding the Capricorn Solstice:
The term "Solstice" originates from the Latin words "sol" for Sun and "sistere" for To Stand Still. Between December 20th and 22nd, the Sun halts its motion at the Tropic of Capricorn.
Our Earth's axial tilt creates seasons, and during this celestial pause, the Sun enters Capricorn, marking the onset of winter (for those in the northern hemisphere and summer for those in the southern hemisphere).
Tonight, December 21, 2023, at 7:27 p.m. PST, the Sun reaches its southernmost point before gradually ascending toward the northern hemisphere, symbolizing renewal and the birth of light.
In a few days, the Sun will embark on its northward journey, imparting warmth to the northern hemisphere, coinciding with the Christian celebration of Christmas—the time when "the Son/Sun is born."
This parallel between the Sun's rise in the winter months and the birth of Jesus during a dark era resonates with the symbolism of light emerging amidst shadows.
Regardless of our faith, whether celebrating the birth of Jesus or embracing "Christ Consciousness," this season prompts a collective acknowledgment that within each of us, a luminous greatness is forged, even in the coldest and gloomiest external conditions.
Astrological Highlights in the Ingress Chart:
Moon Trine Sun from Taurus:
The harmonious alliance between the Moon and the Sun creates a beautiful and graceful grounding energy.
Positioned favorably in Taurus, the Moon imparts a serene and practical touch to the Capricorn ingress, infusing the upcoming season with a sense of tranquility and stability.
Mercury Conjunct Sun at the Cazimi Point:
Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, is in a special alignment with the Sun, being conjunct and approaching the cazimi point – "in the heart of the Sun."
This conjunction amplifies Mercury's influence, fostering heightened clarity and communicative prowess. It's a potent time for intellectual pursuits, clear expression, and insightful thinking.
Venus Novile to the Sun:
Venus, gracing Scorpio's depths, forms a harmonious Novile with the Capricorn Sun, infusing the Capricorn ingress with an enchanting blend of passion and transformation.
This alignment beckons exploration of love's mysteries and a dive into the depths of desire, offering a dance of sensuality and profound connections.
Sun Trine Jupiter in Taurus:
The Sun, symbolizing vitality and self-expression, is in a favorable trine aspect with expansive Jupiter in Taurus. This alignment heralds a period of optimism, growth, and abundance…
Jupiter's influence enhances the Sun's radiance, encouraging a broader perspective and a positive outlook. It's a cosmic invitation to embrace opportunities, expand horizons, and tap into the bountiful energies that the Sun and Jupiter synergistically bring forth!
Sun Sextile Saturn in Pisces:
The Sun forms a supportive sextile with Saturn in Pisces, blending vitality with structure. This collaboration promotes a harmonious balance between creativity and discipline, laying the foundation for practical endeavors and enduring achievements.
Saturn, the lord of Capricorn, has such wonderful aspects in this chart… The sextiles from the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Jupiter promise just the container of grounding practicality that we can all use to gain some solid momentum with our goals for the New Year!
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Extra Solar Energy:
Amidst increased solar activity, beautiful auroras are created and grounding becomes crucial.
Stay present in the holiday rush, as the electromagnetic energy swirls around us.
Wishing you a joyous Winter Solstice, a festive holiday season, and a Merry Christmas filled with love and blessings.
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