Forces are coinciding to make this night particularly powerful, a night that will have direct influence on your future, whether or not you are conscious of it. Here is what’s happening:
The Winter Solstice falls on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 6:03 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Winter Solstice, as pictured in this NASA photo, marks the first day of winter. It is the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere.
A New Moon occurs on December 22. Its absence makes the longest night very dark, perfect for inward contemplation, as the new moon is a time for new beginnings.
Hanukkah, continuing through December 24, celebrates the miracle of light, reminding us that, even in the darkest of times and despite apparent limitation, miracles occur. It is about the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem, as we re-dedicate our faith in the return of the light.
Christmas is coming with the promise of a birth that can save our souls. Just as a child is birthed from darkness to the light, we are ever hopeful that the darkness will deliver us to the divine light within.
Winter is the season of rest and renewal. Just as some animals go into hibernation, and plants go dormant, it is time for us to pull in, get still, and get in touch with our true center as we prepare for renewed life.
Align yourself with these natural forces. Now is the time to re-dedicate your faith. Use the darkness to find your light. To what are you giving birth?
Tonight, let’s light a candle, pull out a notebook, breathe in a transformative essential oil, and really celebrate the season.