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A lovely Full Moon at the Winter Solstice

This year’s Winter Solstice occurs on Friday, December 21st at 23:23 CET, followed less than a day later by the Cancer Full Moon at 18:48 CET on the 22nd. This is the second of five consecutive Full Moons happening in the very first degree of a sign, which emphasises the Cardinal energy of the Capricorn Sun and Cancer Moon in opposition, as well as the natural impetus for change brought about at the time of the Solstice.

This Moon offers a culmination or perhaps an ending not only of the work of the past couple of weeks, but also of whatever was activated by the New Moon of July 12th, which also happened to be an eclipse.

Indeed, this Full Moon is the culmination of a period begun around this time last year, when Saturn entered its ruling sign, Capricorn. There might be some mourning around the loss or abandonment of a goal or sense of self. Never mind. A new goal and a new self needs to emerge after January’s eclipses anyway, so make your peace with whatever you’re leaving behind now. Freshen up your plans and avoid fear-based forecasting. You are already enough, and you always will be enough.

The next few days can highlight strong opinions and conversations that could get heated and passionate. Keep this in mind around festivities because alcohol fuels the fire (Pitta) represented by Jupiter and Mercury conjunct in high-minded, opinionated and fiery Sagittarius while unpredictable Uranus in fiery and impulsive Aries stimulates the Sun in Earthy, conservative Capricorn. Surely there is something other than politics to talk about?!

Within days of this energetic low point in the year we rapidly feel more inclined to shift gears. This year the energy for new starts metaphorically lines up quite well with the start of the new year according to the Gregorian Calendar, made even more potent by a partial Solar Eclipse on January 6th (more on that next time!).

Until March, Uranus is giving us one last push to make the changes we have been working towards for the past 7 to 8 years. If you’re still feeling frustrated with your life, ask yourself what’s really holding you back from stepping into that new way of being that has been calling you? And if you need an even bigger push, contact me about joining the next Align with Purpose Course!

To make good use of this period, you might like to clear out clutter and give away or sell anything you no longer want or need; use what you already have (!) and avoid buying more stuff; simplify and down-size wherever possible. Free yourself up to bring in something very new, and lighten your load so you can act quickly when opportunity comes a-knockin’. Consider it a radical update on your whole life…

Wishing you a marvelous, restorative holiday season!

With much love and light,
Susan

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