– Venus in Capricorn sextile Chiron in Pisces
– Mars in Aquarius semi-sextile Pluto in Capricorn and sextile Uranus Rx in Aries
– Sun in Sagittarius semi-sextile Saturn in Scorpio
– Mercury in Capricorn sesqui Jupiter Rx in Leo
– Pallas in Scorpio sesqui Uranus Rx in Aries
– Uranus stations direct at 12:34 Aries at 5:44 pm EST (turned rx on July 22 at 16:30 Aries – new territory on April 7)
– Sun ingress to Capricorn at 6:03 pm EST – Winter solstice
– Moon ingress to Capricorn at 8:24 pm EST
– New Moon at 0:06 Capricorn at 8:35 pm EST
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 0:06 Capricorn states:
“An Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe. Keynote: The power and responsibility implied in any claim for leadership – assuming AUTHORITY in a vital group situation.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 229-230)
Happening in sync with the Winter Solstice, a quarter day and important power point in the wheel of the year, this is a very special gateway and ‘birth into Christ consciousness’. Not only does the Northern Hemisphere experience the shortest day and the longest night and the Southern Hemisphere the longest day and the shortest night, a turning point in the waxing and waning interplay of light and darkness has been reached, which will become more outwardly (objectively) recognizable around the time of Candlemas. Moreover, the apparent standstill of the Sun (apparent, because it is actually the Earth who revolves around the Sun) brings a change of energy after we get a chance to stop and take stock and to assimilate all that has been rapidly developing so that we can transition into a state of being that could be termed ‘stasis’. Winter is memory, when we lie low and hibernate, perceive the seeds of future growth to make our resolutions for the New Year, gather intent and celebrate our togetherness and reunion. Although Winter Solstice symbolizes relative lifelessness, it represents the light within, the concealed, surviving spark of the life-force in the midst of darkness, which contains the seed potential for rebirth at spring. The Sun’s yearly passage through Capricorn is also a time when we are consolidating our sense of Self and seek to express ourselves in an organized and responsible manner, while working on achieving our goals and managing our time constructively.
Tarot card of the day is the “Queen of Cups”, symbolizing a seeker of inner transformation who possesses a strong perspective and perceptive nature. Suggested is furthermore that we are acknowledging our emotions and feelings. We trust our intuition and listen to our inner voice as well as to the sensations and impressions we’re getting from our environment. In our interactions with others we need to empathize and show true compassion, helping people along their chosen pathway. This is a day when we’ll be following the lead of our heart.
HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE AND CAPRICORN NEW MOON! HAVE A BLESSED SEASON!