This is the awakening. From the darkest point of the year the Sun stays still along the horizon for three days, a restful pause before the great increase of light begins again. This is the time where it is darkest and yet, the feeling of the light coming is strongest. Something descends to wake us form our winters slumber, stirring us to rise and meet the dawn with new faith.
This is the passage into our mythic selves, the realms where every thing we ever do is deeply connected to everything that anyone has ever done or will do. The place where every single thought, feeling, breath is imbued with meaning and significance. Where every moment, decision and action taken will profoundly affect the entirety of existence.
This holds great responsibility, but incredible hope! This is a life worth living. Even if that life is simple and peaceful, it creates more of that for others who seek it. If that life is loud, bold and adventurous, it creates more for others who seek that. If that life is steeped in love, friendship and beauty, it creates more of that for others to tap into.
In this space nothing is without meaning, everything is pure meaning, welcome to Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius as the highlighting feature of the Solar New Year’s chart.
Solstice is marked by when the Sun moves into Capricorn, a sign in more ancient times associated with the Divine Child. This is a child born as a leader, one who arrives with a clear mission statement and purpose to fulfill. His/Her symbolism can be seen in the Christ story and hence why Jesus’s birthday is celebrated at this time, although his birth was most likely in March. This child reminds us that we all came here with a purpose.
On this day the Sun is reborn, along the cross of the Ecliptic and the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy, again echoed in the Christ-Child’s story. Traditions have preserved the accumulated wisdom of the ancients for us in many forms so that we do not forget that these stories on Earth are reflected in the Cosmos and continue to manifest in many forms.
This is a potent time to be with the elementals in nature, today we can hear them whispering their secrets and plans to us through the branches, on the wind. Build your altar and lay, burn your offerings to the Sun or the Divine Son/Daughter, or whatever symbol of Spirit you resonate with.
Epic, mythic, surreal; this is a powerful day to set your intentions and get super clear on your top priorities for 2019. The Sun in Capricorn will start fueling our fires to get that mission going. Today’s potential for hearing the voices of Spirit as the Sun passes through the “Gate of the Gods” is great. Even if its spent as just a quiet moment alone, make it mythic.
Artwork: Autumn Skye Morrsion- Awakening