The Arrival of the Winter Solstice and the Sun Enters Capricorn

“In my beginning is my end. In succession
Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended,
Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place
Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass.
Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires,
Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth.” TS Eliot

“What ever happened
To the way things
are ‘sposed  to happen?” Van Morrison

The Sun entered Capricorn today ushering in the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, Saturn is moving up to his third and challenging alignment with Uranus.  Saturn in this aspect reminds me of the Ten of Wands in the Tarot deck. In Waite’s deck, Pamela Coleman Smith’s painting is of a man overburdened by carrying a heavy load of wood.  Saturn governs restrictions, responsibilities and the burdens we carry. Uranus on the other hand governs freedom- and making a sudden break for freedom. Uranus is also associated with sudden illumination, breakthroughs and  revelation.

So it bodes well at this time to consider what responsibilities or burdens we carry that might be up for review or renewal.

Saturn also governs the way we structure our lives to accommodate the needs of body, mind and spirit.  It’s wise to look at this area of life as well and whether desired changes or improvements can be made.

Renewal is on the table too as we look forward a New Year of  potentials and possibilities.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”The human soul in its eagerness for new experiences seeks embodiment.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill





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