December Notes On The Winter Solstice

Lotus In Full Bloom

No matter how matter of factly I would like to be about December it never fails to be a month where certain aspects of life disappear. Making it a lonely place of solitude. Albeit a warming place of reintegration and self reclamation.

Life and daily connections seem to get suspended. Would it not be a meaningful metaphor to acknowledge that we are entering into the delivery room for the labor of the birth of the Sun? As the light of day gets shorter and the nights longer. Time to acknowledge that we are in the time of the Winter Solstice. The earth is making a shift in her axis. And so are we.

At this present moment I love all the joyful Sagittarius energy.

This is a good thing.

The buoyant optimistic hopeful 🎼tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la🎶 of Sagittarius, our Cosmic Santa, as is known to be some of the many meanings of Jupiter and Sagittarius.

Speaking from my own experience, in the past, the month of December would invariably be imbued with alone time, which I have happily and necessarily transformed into a self imposed retreat of healing and self reclamation.

It has become a good life affirming practice and ritual that has its own glowing light, perhaps metaphorically attuning to the glowing light of the eternal light symbolized by the Menorah of Jewish Lore, which is the background and heritage that I happened to have been born thru.

I also respect the man Jesus Christ who was a healing seeking man. It seems so, as it has been discovered by historians who tell us that he achieved enlightenment through the seeking journey of his life. The rest is history. I also respect Mohammed and the practice of Islam. However these are external deities, men of a patriarchal mind and dictate. For me it never made sense. And I never felt any truth or light in the way their beautiful teachings were interpreted. Rather I found vast misinterpretations being preached based on the insecure egos of those ” folks of the cloth”, as it were. ( I did have a crush on a Rabbi once.) Indeed I do respect and honor those who find comfort and meaning in their lives through monotheistic religions and practices.

I also support, honor and acknowledge that we are evolving in such a way that even though messy, terrible and frightening as it all-too often has been and currently is that we are still in the midst of birthing what I would like to affirm shall be a global society. A society where all can practice whatever religion or belief system they please that gives them comfort and peace.

And so it is in peace and harmony that we may all carry on. Moving forward in peace, health, prosperity, dignity and harmony..

Through many years of reflection about December and as I have moved through time, I have become aware of the tension and depressions of others around me that frequently concurs in December. Could it be the experience of one’s Soul calling the self back home towards the self?

Yes, it could be.

I believe it is the  deep inner calling of Soul calling us to connect with the light and truth of our own inner journey. It is our yearning for connection to the integrity of our own inner being and truth which calls out so strongly in December. The need for integrity which requires a certain solitude so that we are able to use the time to acknowledge where solid structures for a flowing prospering healthy beautiful life might be established or re-established as the case may be.

A time of endings and a time of new beginnings in December.

Thus a journey, a life that has taken a different path and has been for so many years pioneering a new healthy life affirming path is at last being found and established.

A new beginning.

The silent yet booming deep tones of Capricorn resound harmonious and dissonant all at once, so it seems. As the December season and holiday celebrations unfold, also a function of Capricorn and Saturn keeping ourselves connected to obligations and responsibilities. A sense of family, a sense of one’s roots.

But what if they have been tangled and mangled, depleted and undone via wars, strife, calamities and barbarically imposed political policies?

If good family, friends and relationships as well as career, finances, health and whatever else is not yet realized, then Saturn via Capricorn guides us inward towards a solitude that beckons us to find the light of our own inner being with which we can choose to surrender. There with compassion for ourselves and others we may receive the inner guidance of our budding self hood and the solace brought to us by the energy of Saturn who is leading us to the bones of solid life affirming structures and in some cases if it is the right time and other transits align Saturn brings us to our destiny.

The meaning of this December moment helps us to connect to ourselves and each other through the gratitude and acknowledgements of past accomplishments along with the releasing and letting go of past woes.

To celebrate the power and vitality of the present moment as we body forth into a new year.

May you move forward in time with courage, consistency and creativity as you are inspired to in these powerful times in health and prosperity!


Published by pjlivingsolutions

From knowledge and understanding comes the clarity that supports the integration of Self and Soul. It is with insatiable curiosity that I wonder about so many aspects of being alive and fully present here on planet Earth. I love studying the phenomena of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, weather patterns, the oceans and the formation of mountains. All this along with the awareness of Outer Space. The worlds beyond our Earth. I am in unquenchable awe about our galaxy and the galactic phenomena that surrounds our galaxy. I mean, how did we get here?!?! The IS-ness of it all is quite mind-blowing to me. And then there is Astrology. Yes, astrology defined, “ is a pseudoscience that claims to divine information about human affairs and terrestrial events by studying the movements and relative positions of celestial objects.” Astrology nourishes our imagination. It connects us to the creative, non linear side of our brain. Our intuition and heart to our mind. The awareness that we vibrate through the electromagnetic elements contained in our own bodies along with the electromagnetic elements of the celestial bodies, aka the planets. It’s with intuitive psychic understanding as well as my studies in psychotherapy and the healing arts that I bring to astrology consultations. It is my deep desire to serve and help folks realize their full potential through the map of the soul, the astrology chart. It is from knowledge and understanding comes the clarity that supports the integration of self and soul. And that is a sexy way of being fully embodied, fulfilled and being alive at this magnificent moment in time.

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