The Winter Solstice Flavoured With Chiron

blue ray eraoflightdotcomThe Sun enters Capricorn on December 21st at 11:19 PM EST. Once again, the wheel of the year turns and we arrive at the longest night.

The Winter Solstice is a time of peak energy (as are all the Solstices and Equinoxes). It is a time of transition – endings and beginnings. During the hours of deepest darkness, you can release old structures and traditions that no longer apply, while looking ahead to days of increasing light and the building of new structures. Or, the reaffirmation of traditions that have kept you safe and solid.

The Winter Solstice is as much about celebrating the darkest time as it is about welcoming the light. Hence the traditional richness of food, drink and fragrance- the heaviness keeps you warm and compliments the darkness, while reminding you that there is more to look forward to.

The Capricorn Sun will be applying to a square with Chiron in Aries, exact on December 23rd. So we can say that this energy defines this year’s Solstice and Capricorn season – the confrontation between limits and wounds, authority and wounds. Thanks to the stellium in Capricorn, this activation of Chiron has been an issue since November 26th (with Venus’ Capricorn ingress). The energy of this Solstice can be considered a powerful turning point, where you confront the tension between responsibilities (Capricorn) versus vulnerabilities (Chiron). Whether you’re struggling to buck the system and break new ground or express your own version of authority, this momentum of endings and beginnings can be used to turn a corner on what hurts. Consider where you are in the battle, and what your next step is. Consider how pain has pushed to you to define certain boundaries, or take responsibility for what hurts.

In general, Capricorn season is about taking stock of responsibilities/traditions and how you express authority (or how you deal with those in authority). It can be a time of solidification or endings. A time when you honour traditions or turn your back on them. When the night is longest, take advantage of the cold stillness (no distractions) and focus on what you’d like to manifest in the upcoming year.

The Sun will exit Capricorn for Aquarius on January 20th, 2020.

Here are the aspects the Sun will make:

Dec 26th: New Moon eclipse (4 deg)

Jan 10th: Full Moon in Cancer (20 deg)

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