Tip of the Week:
The final countdown has begun. I am referring to Winter Solstice. For many the emphasis is upon Christmas. For others the countdown only begins 10 seconds before midnight on December 31st each year. Yet, Winter Solstice is extra special and this year it occurs on December 21 at 9:11 am PST. The exact moment is when the sun enters Capricorn in the Tropical Zodiac, which measures the periodic and progressive cycle of the Sun’s light, which incidentally is ever changing throughout the year. In other words, each same minute of each day, let’s say the strike of 12 at noon reveals a subtle but sure shift of the Sun’s light than it did the day before or will the day after. All on its own this is a wonderful fact to consider and can contribute to you being here now each moment of each day. This annual cycle established itself literally billions of years ago which is a reminder that life on earth has evolved in this context. The celebration of the apparent path of the Sun beginning another 365.25 (or so) day cycle can also be understood in the factual verses the experiential sense with the recognition that the Earth itself begins a new cycle around the sun. Yes, both are ‘true’! In Simple terms, the marker for this new beginning is the sun’s light from the Earth’s perspective. It is this experiential reality that begins the new round, which we call Winter Solstice. Shrugging it off as ‘nothing new’ indicates a linear or parts oriented perspective. In other words, from our experiential perspective here on our home planet we can also recognize that the cosmic background is also ever changing and has never been the same before, nor will ever be. This is the true wonder of time and miracle of life: patterns repeat in close approximation yet every single second in time is unique.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Big changes are underway and you are on a march to engage them. Your situation can be described as an ascent of power. But more than simply a climb, this journey implies a literal transformation, inside and out. You are hardly in a frivolous mood. Sober thinking behind practical ambitions is leading you onward to greater heights.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
Whether in body, mind or spirit you are covering a lot of ‘ground’. By now you might think that you are used to it, this ongoing stretching process. It is not over yet though, so keep breathing into the stretch. You have about another six months to go. In the short-term, keep giving to your life flow. Call it necessary overtime. Weave in cultural stimulation to feel refreshed.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
A feeling of expansion on all fronts continues. Ideally this includes your confidence levels. Yet you have work to do for this to be true. Ironically, this includes letting go of control. Actually, this is the work of spiritual aspirants. To counter instinctive reactions with intuitive responses requires emotional self-control. “I am responsible for everything in my life” is the power mantra to this end.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You are in a ‘go big or go home’ cycle. Well, for you this may include going big at home. In any case, it is extra important that you pay attention to the details. Gifts in the way of new tools, techniques, rhythms and routines are coming your way. Of course, beyond receiving them you have to open these gifts and implement them.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
By now you should be on a creative role. This includes entering new territory, which may not be literal as much as psychological, emotional and/or spiritual. Your fears may be stirred as a consequence. So, you have to dig deeper than usual to access a well of faith you have stored deep in your subconscious. The first key to accessing this store is to trust that it is there.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Sometimes you ‘gotta get in to get out’. What ‘in’ means, is for you to decide. It could be a place, or a state or both. Or maybe you simply want to ‘get into it’ somehow. That could even be a deep and engaging discussion or debate with close friends. Hopefully, neither you nor they will aim to win at all costs. Engage in the journey/process as an end in itself.
Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
Some very big ideas are stirring in your mind. These may well be accompanied by some big ambitions too. Yet, all this big focus may also be the cause of some big anxieties. To counterbalance these, aim to contract or concentrate all this big energy and focus into a smaller and more manageable focus. Aim big but start small.
Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
Sometimes we are in more of a gambling mood than others. This may be one of those times. Guided by intuitive hunches and inspired by imaginings of big wins is leading you on. Yet it takes courage to act upon such feelings. That is what the gamble implies – risk. A good gambler plays a smart game by concentrating on the goal and observing everything, undetected.
Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
Something new has begun or perhaps has been born into your life. Yet this new beginning comes in the midst of many things familiar, changing. It implies a whole new lifestyle. You are still in the foundational stages of what may be called a renovation process. This implies the importance of clearing the old to make way for the new. That’s a good place to start.
Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
A busy time doing work behind the scenes continues. Even if your social agenda is busier than usual you still will be busy behind or within. Inner work is at least as important as outer and includes communication with… your inner council. You may also feel the need for new tools, skills or training. Fortunately you are in the mood to try new approaches.
Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
An adventurous spirit is leading you on. Ironically, you may not be covering a lot of outer ground. This adventure and the new territory it implies could be new knowledge and/or philosophies and/or strategies. Fortunately, you are in the mood to acquire new knowledge. As well, you feel determined and able to overcome any obstacles, so persevere.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Some big changes, momentums and/or initiatives have begun in your world. These are accompanied by an already awakened and active creative cycle. With these forces joined, the time has come to launch intentions and ambitions that have been brewing for months, perhaps even years. Balance inspired visions with practical goals for best results.