Yule. The Winer Solstice. Twinkling lights everywhere all month long. My favorite time of year! I feel like I have so much I want to share with you, whilst feeling the need and the urge to be solitary, quiet, introspective. So I’m going to do a little of both.
Sometimes when I’m looking for a little motivation or prompt to write, I pull some cards. To be fair, I love cards and don’t need that much of an excuse. But today as I write I pulled 2 cards for myself: The Hermit and the 3 of Coins:
What skills do I have that I love, that I can turn into something meaningful and sustainable for myself?
Am I happy with what I am doing now?
Do I have the courage to be alone with my thoughts?
Am I afraid of being alone?
Am I ready to search within for the next step on my path to personal and spiritual fulfillment?
Am I willing to take a risk, to leave the safe world behind and do what I truly want to do?
Is there a wise person in my life who could help me find my true path?
Other profound events this month have to do with the powerful planetary activity. The new moon solar eclipse on the 15th was a biggie. Eclipses are intensifying energy. Since the new moon is a good time for intention setting and planting seeds, the energy of the eclipse amplified that. I found myself writing out 4 full pages of intentions as part of my new moon ritual this month! Wow! Many of my intentions surrounded my healing practice and what I want it to look like for the year ahead and beyond. So you can see how that 3 of coins and Hermit energy also resonates so strongly. Also, If you’re able to get out at night between now and the 21st, you will see how Jupiter and Saturn get close enough together to create the appearance of a bright large star! This is famed to be the Star of Bethlehem. We haven’t seen the likes of this kind of star from anywhere between 800-2000 years! Wow! And if that wasn’t glorious enough, we are also heading into the Age of Aquarius- a time of hope and new beginnings. Old paradigms are unraveling quickly. We will feel this shift and it will not feel good, as many transitions don’t feel great. It’ll be like feeling the sting after ripping off the band aid. Hang on! Don’t lose faith. Occupy your time with things that make you feel good, and talk to people who do the same. Laugh. Write. Draw. Tell dirty jokes. Play card games. Read. Experiment. Play in the snow. Organize your photos. Clean out closets. Tell someone you love them. Whatever you need to do to keep the light in you glowing. Expect miracles. This spring will be the new dawn for all of us. This is the door opening to a new world illuminated with times of truth and forward movement, for the next 200 years. What an amazing time to be alive. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all peace and the space for quiet and meaningful reflection of how you want your life to look in 2021 and beyond. Remember, the day is always darkest just before the brightest dawn. Blessed Be and a Merry Yule to you! Until we meet again! Love, Julie. *Deck is Ciro Marchetti’s Legacy of the Divine Tarot