The Solstice in the Northern Latitudes brings such scenes into people’s lives while the Solstice in the Southern Latitudes may be the first beckoning of the descent into darkness. Interesting isn’t it, living on this ball in space? We are more and more in need of being aware of the polarity as our global village gets smaller due to the digital revolution and the inter-net. What was once talked about as the longest night of the year and the coming of the light at ‘Winter Solstice’ isn’t actually true for those living in places like Australia.
Even so we are entering the time of Capricorn, the sign most associated with ‘the State’ and all collective structures and institutions designed to contain the individual. This containmentcan be either protective or controlling. We are increasingly witnessing repression of the individual as an enormous problem where human rights and justice are concerned in this modern hierarchical world. I will explore these themes more in my next blog when, once again, the ever increasing Pluto/Uranus square becomes more and more intense through the first half of 2014.
For now, however, let’s find some magic in this special time of the year whether we enjoy the solitude that Capricorn can bring, or the time-honored traditions of gathering together as family with others to celebrate the light returning in the North.
I know this chart looks like a dazzling web of intricacies and paradoxes, which it is. But that Neptune sextile the Sun is where I plan to focus to keep dreams of loveliness alive. Just look around you, wherever you are. Try to find the magic and beauty, because it IS still there.
Here’s a bit of background as to how it was created: Back in the summer of 2010 Steven Knox and his friend, Steven Walker, met and began working on an idea, a nascent dream. As Steven puts it, “Whenever we got together, we inevitably got on these huge topics of conversation about consciousness, spirituality, metaphysics, you name it. We have always shared that deep connection for the love of delving into the realm of ideas and concepts that were more etheric in nature.
Steven then went on to explain to me that they first created a framework for the oracular messages they would be creating. Steven, being a gifted artist, helped to create the image of an astrolabe (an ancient compass-like device used by astronomers and navigators to track the positions of the stars) with its three wheels/dials which a user can spin as they consult the oracle for an answer to their query.
The main categories of the first wheel are Love, Personal Growth, Friends & Family, Work, Finances, Health, Fun & Creativity, and My Environment. The second wheel includes the sub-categories for each of the main ones, and the third wheel/dial encompasses the moods, tones, or aspects ‘of these ideas that are common for anyone who is living a Life in modern-day society (i.e. Change, Uncertainty, In the Flow, Clarity, etc.)’
Then the really hard, yet super rewarding, work began in which the two friends wrote all of the messages that comprise the ‘answers’ to the myriad queries posed by those of us who use this divination tool. Voila! Well, not quite so fast. It took them three long years to complete this process, but during that time a deepening connection with their own ‘Source’ unfolded. It was really during the editing and revising portion of their work that they began to experience… “an upliftment unlike anything else we’d experienced before. We were being re-filled with the energies of the writing we’d produced, and experiencing all kinds of mysterious synchronicities manifesting in our daily lives that were all showing how connected we were to our Life experience and to Source and our angel guides and our Higher Selves. We then knew that if we were being affected by the messages we had been writing, we also knew that our friends and loved ones would too.”
I can certainly vouch for that. My husband and I consulted the Sourcerer, during the time we were snowed in, and found it to be completely inspiring and helpful. I’ve been a devotee of the I Ching and other divining tools for multiple years. This is one that I’m sure I will use again and again, and I encourage you to take a look and treat yourself to this easy to use divination tool with timeless wisdom.
Have a blessed Solstice and find yourself some magic!