Happy Winter Solstice

by Adam Wolter

We celebrate the rebirth of the Sun King at this time in the northern hemisphere. It is the time when at high noon, the Sun is “closer” to the Earth (lower in the sky) than at any other point in the year. As such, we can choose to empower our direct connection to Source now (especially at high noon on 12/22) if we choose to attune. This a wonderful time to release stories of the past year that are no longer serving, and, following the Solstice (exact at 9:30pm PST), a powerful window to plant seeds of intention for the new year.

There are four central messages in this chart that stand out prominently:

1. The Sun at 0 Capricorn square to Uranus at 0 Aries

These two positions are the most charged degrees of the zodiac- catalyzing dynamic expressions on the material plane. Uranus (also known as Prometheus- the rebellious Titan who stole fire from the “powers that were” in the old Greek pantheon of gods and brought it to humanity) changed direction at 0 Aries almost in tandem with our last lunar eclipse on 12/10/11- indicative of some very explosive fire-bringing power. We have been seeing the influence of Uranus in Aries over the past year-or-so in the calls for change that are echoing around our globe, and the technologically literate mobilizations of revolutionaries working together in many different directions. The energies of Uranus are unpredictable, and also manifest in the form of earthquakes and tsunamis, and changes that can’t be anticipated. Catastrophes and breakthroughs often happen together, and lord knows, the “powers that were” don’t like change. These revolutions are going to be getting louder, and the tactics of the suppressors are probably going to be getting even more draconian.

Decide what tyrannical powers of Self-denial you’d like to overthrow in your experiences, and align your will with the wisdom of irrepressible change.

2. Venus in Aquarius at the pivotal midpoint of four pairs of planets

Venus in Aquarius (sign ruled by Uranus) brings harmony and beauty to the fields of network-building and truth-sharing. The internet is the department of Aquarius, and all social groups and gatherings in which information and skill-sharing are central. I’m excited to see more stories of people working together in intelligent ways, despite whatever social codes and laws might get in the way of what they want to share. Think about the extended networks of friends, family, and associates that weave through your life.

Commit to weaving more healing connections in this world, and more effective community-building magic with your words and actions this year.

3. Mars in Virgo at the midpoint of Venus and Jupiter (sesquiquadrate to each of them)

Mars is the Warrior, and while he’s in Virgo (where he’ll be dancing until 7/3/12 thanks to a little retrograde action), we’re invited to do some intense self-scrutiny, and take decisive actions in the departments of our daily practices (work schedule, sleep habits, addictions, diet, exercise…) This influence is very “no-nonsense” in terms of showing us the fruits that our habits are producing. The feedback has been pretty hefty in many lives already- showing up in the form of health breakdowns. We’re all being asked to cultivate more effective patience and thoroughness with our actions, and to deal with anger and frustration (especially with ourselves) productively when they arise. As we find Mars at the midpoint of Jupiter and Venus (the two benefic planets) on this Solstice, we get the hint that our work will pay off.

What disciplined practices do you want to commit yourself to right now? What habits will make you healthier, wealthier, and happier in the long run? The Universe is on your side right now- take advantage of this window!

4. Sun at 0 Capricorn trine to Jupiter (stationing) at 0 Taurus

This is about new beginnings in the departments of money and value- it’s an invitation to experiment with different ways that business might be conducted more sustainably. This easy-going aspect may, however, show up in the form of a financial boom at the beginning of 2012 that lulls many into satiated passivity, helping them to avoid the work of dethroning the corporate banksters of our Old World Order. The square between the Moon in Scorpio and Neptune in Aquarius in the Solstice chart emphasizes that the trances of materialism have been established deeply in our collective psyche, and if we get too comfortable, we’re not going to initiate the drastic healing changes that are needed.
Commit to your awakening, and to sharing your original spark. Yes, it’s nice to feel cozy- but remember- you didn’t come to planet Earth just to feel cozy. You came here to participate in a revolutionary awakening of your divine human potential. This is going to be getting more amazing, and some of it is really going to hurt. Decide to participate. Your choice is the only one that matters.

Blessings- Adam   http://www.InnateWholenessAstrology.com

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. ” ― Martha Graham

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