Written by Sherrie Locke on 4 Qanil, December 2014.
Here we are at the last New Moon of 2014. This last New Moon of the year occurs during the Solstice. We are entering the element of Earth in the Northern hemisphere, so it is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. In the Southern hemisphere you are entering the element of Fire, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Apex points.
When we approach the apex point or Solstices or any of the four sacred holidays, we are asked to review our progress in this last elemental energy. This one is a little bit different, since it is the last one of the year. We are asked to review the entire year and particularly the last nine-month period, from the beginning of this Zodiacal round. What have you discovered about yourself? How have you made adjustments to achieve your goals? Have you found your focus to be worthy of your time and energy? How have the relationships in your life supported what you are doing?
If you will be still and allow it to happen, the last couple of days of this cycle will bring you further information. Those of us in the Northern hemisphere we are coming to the end of the element of Water. What have you learned about your emotions? What have you seen in others during this cycle? Choose ye well what you spend your time and attention on, for this is the creation of your future. Were you happy? Were you in alignment with your intentions?
Have you made progress? You will see these results over the next three months. If you are happy with the results, then stay the course. If you are not happy with the results, then more change may be in order. Do not fear or be apprehensive, after all, you are the creator of your own reality. You have done all this for a purpose, the purpose of showing you the results of your thinking and the balance (or lack thereof) of your intent and emotions regarding your current goal.
If you have had a successful run during this last elemental journey, then stop and give thanks for all you have received in this cycle. The next one is sure to show you miracles and forward progress in your manifestations. Be diligent!
Technical Information about the Winter Solstice
The exact time of the Solstice is the moment when the Sun enters Capricorn (in Western Astrology), thus the New Moon in Capricorn, which occurs at 6:03 PM on the East Coast of the US, 3:03 PM on the West Coast, December 21, 2014. We will be celebrating here in Texas and in Guatemala at 5:03 PM. Traditionally the feasts are held after the change of elements. Winter Solstice is traditionally called Yule. Happy Yule Tide everyone! The season officially begins!