Our New Year's eve forecast looks bright too as folks will be more optimistic about their dreams and goals this year thanks to positive cosmic influences.
On Saturday, I want you to pay attention to what is happening. You will see more signs from the Universe than usual. Your intuition is going to be running high. Listen to it. Something will be revealed or you may have an "a-ha" moment.
The Winter Solstice is drawing near and it is actually a great time to think about new years resolutions. With the sun moving into the sign of hard workig Capricorn, folks want to get organzied and are more apt to be dedicated to goals and tasks.
The longest night of the year is honored by many traditions as a sacred time. In the past, it's been a night to gather 'round the fire, or set out candles to call back the Sun. This year it's on Sunday at 6:03 PM EST.
This from From Molly Hall:
In Latin, solstice means sun set still and Winter Solstice is the great stillness before the Sun's strength builds, and days grow longer. It can be a time to rest and reflect. It's the fruitful dark out of which new life can eventually emerge. In ancient times and for some today, the darkness itself is the spiritual cradle into which the Sun is reborn.
Father Time with his sickle appears briefly, and bids us farewell, before the newborn babe appears at New Years. Everything lies dormant in the silent night, a sacred time of rest before the awakening, and the slow build toward longer days.
Keeping the Faith:
This time of year is associated with light -- string lights, sparklers and of course, candles.
There's the advent wreath of the Christian faith and the all-night bonfire for the burning of the Yule log, a tradition with roots in Northern European pre-Christian times. The lights are reminders of the inner light, and hope for the return of sunny days.
The light of the Sun begins a new solar cycle at Winter Solstice. The rays shine into the dark, and nurture the newborn life there to be cultivated. And this is mirrored in nature, as the seeds are buried in the darkness of the Earth, to emerge once again with the life-giving rays of the Sun.
The longest night is a fruitful time for setting intentions, to be birthed with the newborn Sun. What you conceive now can grow with the Sun, and gain momentum in Spring. You might start a tradition of setting Winter Solstice intentions, and in one year, see how many have come into being. Put them in a special tin or box that has meaning for you.
The dark before the dawn, just like New Moons, can be a powerful moment of magic, drawing in what you'd like to see happen in the new year.
Good advice, so remember to set some intention and make some resolutions this Tuesday. It may be a more productive time than even January 1st unless one of your resolutions is dieting. I suggest you wait until January 2nd to start that resolution!
Have a lovely week!