December 21st ushers in the Winter Solstice, with the Sun's Capricorn ingress. In the quiet of the longest night, the insight that arrives can be valuable. This is a pause, before we begin the long climb towards light. When things are cold and still, it's an ideal time to take stock of the rules (Capricorn) you live by.
"Quiet" is not something associated with the holiday season. Many of you will find it difficult to grab a moment alone and consider anything. But amidst the decorations and gifts and family visits and parties, consider what you're doing. You're probably following some well-worn traditions (another Capricorn theme). What do they really mean? Are you living them, or going through the motions?
If you're alone, you may not not feel like pondering anything besides the end of this season. Christmas can be a reminder of what you've lost, or never had. Or, maybe it's your time to celebrate what you've survived, all by yourself.
Whether you're celebrating or hibernating, the theme of the Winter Solstice remains the same - the longest night is a doorway into longer days. The wheel keeps turning, and you'll never be more aware of your foundations than when you're at the bottom, cheek pressed to the cold earth.
Here are the aspects the Sun will make:
- Dec 24th: inconjunct Vesta Rx (3 deg Leo)
- Dec 26th: trine the North Node (5 deg Virgo)
- Dec 27th: sextile Mars (6 deg Pisces)
- Dec 28th: conjunct Mercury Rx (7 deg)
- Dec 29th: New Moon (7 deg)
- Dec 30th: sextile Neptune (9 deg Pisces)
- Jan 7th: conjunct Pluto (17 deg)
- Jan 10th: square Uranus (20 deg Aries)
- Jan 11th: sextile Chiron (21 deg Pisces)
- Jan 11th: square Jupiter (22 deg Libra)
- Jan 12th: Full Moon (22 deg Cancer)
- Jan 14th: square Ceres (24 deg Aries)
- Jan 16th: sextile Black Moon Lilith (26 deg Scorpio)
- Jan 17th: opposite Vesta Rx (28 deg Cancer)
- Jan 19th: Aquarius ingress