Tonight is the Solstice
the longest night of the year.
This seemingly longest year is near its close.
By calendar time, the New Year begins in 11 days
– 11 more revolutions –
though in the wheel of the natural year, this longest night feels like a more fitting marker.
Tomorrow, the light begins to return.
Tonight is the Great Conjunction.
Saturn & Jupiter are so close in our night sky, they may look to be one body.
Astronomers note this is the closest, clearest view since the 1200s.
Some in the media have deemed this the Christmas Star.
Astrologers point out this marks the transition into a new, 200 year era.
Whether a physics phenomenon,
a religious sign,
or the dawning of the Age of Aquarius,
whatever resonates for you, so be it.
I encourage you to pause, reflect.
- What are you letting go of?
- What in you needs healing? Cleansing?
- What are you inviting in?
Perhaps write your answers, then feed them to a fire.
Welcome the light.