December 21, 2008 Winters Solstice

December 21, 2008 at 12:06 am | Posted in Astrology, Holidays, Predictions, Weekends | 3 Comments
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By the time you read this, you wil have likely passed through the longest night of the year. This one was longer than usual, emphasizing its power.

Ancients viewed this night as a time of great evil. Later, the event was reframed as the birth of the Sun (dawn) occured after the event of the Solstice. The Sun will actually rise before the PRECISE point of the Solstice in the UK & Europe, but most of the US (except the East Coast) will experience the sunrise after the Solstice.

Okay, what does that mean? For some of us, in the U.S., Sunday will be a powerful day; however, this particular power will not be felt until Monday for the UK & Europe.

This power is the power of rebirth. Some believe that ALL resurrection myths arose from the reframing of the “long night” into the (re-)birth of the Sun. From this point, until the Summer Solstice, the Sun grows in power.

This power is usually not obvious until after the Spring Equinox. This, this dawning, and Winter, is a time to recognize hidden sources of power and how a seed grows roots before it breaks the surface as a sprout.

That is the proper use of this power. By 7PM EST (midnight in the UK) the Moon has moved into Scorpio, and THAT further indicates the power of hidden growth.

Take a moment to look at forgotten projects. Clean out the garage or messy closet and find the lost object that will help you resurrect a project that helps you find freedom, joy, comfort, or whatever is your heart’s true desire.

The only “weakness” of this day may be a temptation to make unnecessary expenditures. Temper you judgment with the wisdom available to you today.


  1. […] the original post here: December 21, 2008 Winters Solstice posted on December 20th, 2008 under Current and Upcoming Transits, […]


  2. Thanks for stopping by the Blog, great to find yours also, I’ll enjoy visiting. Here’s to some magical rebirths for us during this Plutonian solstice time!


    • I agree. I think the period from the Solstice of 2008 to the New Moon on December 27, 2008 is an important window for clearing away the old to make way for the new. (Okay, I’m going to stop here because the rest will go in the blog post I am about to write.) And, I look forward to “bouncing around ideas” with you.


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