Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Together Again - Winter Solstice and Lunar Eclipse

By Loy Young

It's one of the most awesome days of the year once again, the Winter Solstice arrives in 2010 on December 21st. It is when the Sun is directly overhead along the Tropic of Cancer on December 21st.

The word Solstice is derived from Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). Indeed at that moment, the Sun appears to stand completely still while a shaft of light is transmitted to Mother Earth. Although every year's Winter Solstice is most profound, this year is even more so. Why?

Eclipse the 20th

First you have a total lunar eclipse which begins with a partial eclipse at 10:33 pm PST Dec 20th. The total eclipse being at 11:41 pm PST on December 20th. Unless there is a thick cloud cover, you'll see the moon turn reddish as it passes into Mother Earth's shadow. It could go from a salmon color to a deep red. It is worth noting that Benjamin Franklin, founder of our country and astrologer, found by pouring through history, that on eclipses most profound historical events occurred.

Resolve Overpowering Circumstances in Your Relationships

Maybe you will be part of history in the making, in the moment as it happens, especially with those you love. Enter into what was maybe overpowering circumstances in your relationships; what you are now fully participating in could very well resolve. Go for it, relationships are the heart of life itself. Get help if you need, as often when you feel overpowered, you are in a trance, not fully present.

The Moon Goddess Prepares You For the Winter Solstice

Second, you have both the Moon Goddess's Full moon as well as the Winter Solstice on the same day. The Moon Goddess's Full Moon occurs at 12:13 am, PST on December 21st. You will not see it even if you wait up, as the total eclipse ends only at 12:53 pm PST, forty minutes after the Full Moon.

Moon Goddess Permeates Your Consciousness for 24 Hours As the Moon Goddess's Full Moon beams permeate for a full twenty four hour period, twelve hours before and twelve afterward, her transmissions only completely end at 12:13 pm on the 21st.

Even with this year's eclipse, you will still have time to imbibe her moonbeams, if you are one of those night owls. If not, make yourself ready before you go to sleep, with the intention of receiving, connecting. The Moon Goddess loves to penetrate your dreams.

Intimacy, Not Separation

The Moon Goddess's full moonbeams are filled with love, pulling you into your inner realms through your feelings. As your intuition unfolds, you have an opening to connect with your higher self that resides outside of this physical realm. It diligently guides you throughout your life's journey. There is no separation at this time between you, the avatar, and your higher self.

Winter Solstice at 3:38 PM PST December 21st

Then just three hours and twenty five minutes later,at 3:38 pm PST marks the Winter Solstice. As the Sun seems to stand still, at that moment a distinct shaft of energy of light is transmitted to your consciousness.

Every Winter Solstice the energy being emitted is different, as the Sun is continuously traveling eastward on its sojourn around the center of the Milky Way. As the Sun is always voyaging through a new belt of the cosmos, Mother Earth's annual trek is always full of surprises and a real adventure, never the same.

Ancient Mystics Built Sacred Underground Observatories

Ancient mystics captured this moment by building sacred observatories deep underground. A narrow opening at the top of their temples was cut in such a way to receive a shaft of the Sun's light as it stood still which would pierce deep into their sanctified chambers.

Sun Climbs Into Heavens Again

It was a time of initiation and profound Winter Solstice ceremonies were enacted. For hours, sometimes days before, rituals were performed to cleanse both their bodies and their minds. Once the longest night was over, as the Sun would begin its climb into the heavens once again, the initiates would then emerge from their hallowed underground sanctuaries. Full of power and renewed strength, they would vow to be of even greater service in their community.

Embrace the Ancient Teachings on the Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice has always been associated with rebirth, reincarnation, reinventing oneself. Why not consciously get emotionally involved. Let your emotional nature, who is the actor/actress within, express itself fully on the Winter Solstice. Drama, be it tragedy, love or comedy, is how your emotional nature expresses itself and learns. Rational reasoning, logic, facts, is for your mind and is really boring for your emotions which hold the secrets to magical, loving relationships. Love, the most sought after of all feelings, is kept hidden inside the chambers of your emotional nature, waiting for someone who understands its language of feelings, intuition and stories to bring it out into the light.

Quest for Unconditional Love Be Your Star

Let the quest for unconditional love be your star, your vision to learn the language of your emotions. And on the Winter Solstice, let the shaft of light penetrate even the deepest of love's chambers, enticing it out one more time, for a time of rebirth. Use the magical dualistic symbol of life and death to its fullest.

Continue on your quest for unconditional love, it's why you incarnated, and it is within your reach.

About the Author: Loy Young is an accomplished astrologist and relationship specialist. Loy is devoted to teaching personal empowerment embracing the cosmic energies. Become skilled at creating exceptional relationships and live a remarkable life. Sign up for her FREE Zodiac signs and forecasts newsletter. Use the monthly energies to enhance your relationships and daily life. Visit Loy at www.loysrelationshipastrology.info.

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