THE WINTER SOLSTICE (DECEMBER 21) IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
The Winter Solstice occurs on Dec 21 at 0 degrees of Capricorn in the Northern Hemisphere, signifying yet another seasonal and electromagnetic shift on planet Earth. Capricorn is the quintessential Earth sign of the zodiac. It is the sign of honoring the past and building solid foundations for the future. This is the busiest time of the year for many people, when wintry weather and holiday celebrations prevent us from feeling our connection to Mother Earth. On December 21, light a white candle and thank Spirit for all your blessings. Remember to take time out to feel the earth under your feet (even if you are wearing snow boots!) and look up at the radiant sky. Feel your connection to the Earth and the Stars. Both are your “Home”.
FULL MOON/SOLSTICE MEDITATION FOR INNER BALANCE AND HARMONY:
Light a white candle. If you have a favorite crystal or healing stone keep it with you on your journey. Lie down and relax your body; breathe deeply and leave the stress and tensions of everyday reality behind you.
Imagine yourself in a magical garden filled with lush plants, exotic flowers of every color and scent and soft green grass. You hear birds singing and you feel as carefree as a small child. You are lying beneath the branches of an immense tree which reaches to the sky. You feel nurtured and safe here. Remind yourself that you are here today to recharge your energy at your inner “tree of life”. This tree branches into all dimensions and timelines and unites all aspects of yourself. It is your Karmic Family Tree and contains the knowledge of who you are; who you have been; and who you will continue to be. The eternal roots of this tree will continue to nourish your soul (and all you touch) with love, healing, and forgiveness.
Stepping from behind your Tree of Life, you see the Goddess Maat as a beautiful woman wearing a long white gown. On her head, she wears golden crown topped with a pure white feather. She is as eternally wise as she is a loving, and she is a very powerful guide to have on your side. Her message is one of hope. She tells you that no matter how challenging the situations may be in your life; no matter how difficult the relationships, she is here to help you regain your balance and find your center. She will help you to find the right words; the right action; to alleviate your stress.
You will replace fear and worry with the inner knowledge that you are in a state of divine grace; your heart has been weighed down for too long, but now it is lighter than a feather. You feel your heart expand with her words; your mind feels crystal clear; you are more energized and alive. Maat tells you that you may reenter this garden with your tree of life anytime you feel stressed or overloaded. It will always be your sanctuary. She hands you her white feather of Truth. It is now your own.
Walk in Truth and Beauty.