The Seasonal Tone of Winter Solstice is Saturnian

The Sun moves into the sign of Capricorn on December 22, 2022. Mercury and Venus are also in transiting Capricorn and on the 23rd, the Moon will be joining the party. I’m not sure how you would see the Saturnian archetype dressed up for a “party”, but I’m sure he’s not faking a festive smile as he guards the underworld.

The realm of Winter Solstice is a very introspective place in the calendar and yet modern culture perpetuates a frenzy of traditional holiday cheerful spirit. If you don’t get into it, you’re outcasted as a scrooge.

You walk into a store and your confronted with all the associations of every holiday. It’s on the packaging, it’s on the radio, it’s on everybody’s clothing. It’s even decorated on all the store fronts and houses as each holiday incessantly passes by.

Look, I’m not trying to be a downer during one of the most magical times of the year, but rather, I am asking you to look at your celebrations in a more meaningful way.

Why do you participate in the holidays?

People usually follow along in the traditions of their parents and of their family. The holidays are for the most part associated with religious beliefs that are reflecting natures cycles. In particular they are rooted in the story of the path of the Sun as it passes through the zodiac.

Holidays are astro-theological and that is a pretty good reason to pay more attention as to what it is you exactly are participating in.

The Winter Solstice tells the story of the rebirth of the Sun. It is the longest night of the year and is celebrated by many cultures spanning ancient to modern times.

Interested in learning more about astrotheology?

Personally, I experience the holidays as a very intense and stressful time, where there are lots of shadowy aspects of myself that like to come up right when I’m supposed to be all in the spirit of hosting and giving and generally being pleasant to be around.

This has to do with my own childhood, of course, but I know there are other people out there who may feel the same. There is so much pressure surrounding the holidays, that it seems to really take away from the deeper meaning of why it’s even celebrated in the first place.

I’m exploring this in my own way, and I would love to hear from you about what the Winter Solstice, Christmas, or any other traditions surrounding this time of the year means to you.

Merriment & Winter Solstice Blessings…
Shauna Mayfield

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