The sun entering Capricorn brings the winter solstice. This seasonal shift brings many emotional and mental changes to our lives. As we prepare for yuletide festivities, shorter days, and chillier air, take a moment to celebrate the winter solstice. This new season offers us a time to reflect on growth as we approach the end of the calendar year.
Don’t let the external gloom get in the way of your transformation. Instead of hibernating, appreciate what winter has to offer. Take a step back, reflect, and plan during these next three months. Flowers that bloom in the spring grow from seeds planted in the winter. Use this season to your advantage by sowing ideas and setting goals that will blossom in the future. Manifest your visions during these frosty days.
Here are the characteristics of Capricorn that will set the vibe for the month and season ahead: ambition, persistence, practicality, and sensitivity. Capricorns are known for their hardworking habits. They’re overachievers who make their successes in life look effortless. They are efficient enough to simultaneously run a company and a household. Capricorns are notorious leaders who demand the best, and in return, they give others the world. We will be able to infuse this vibe into our lives now.
The Moon is void-of-course in Cancer from 6:43 AM PST until 1:53 PM PDT this afternoon. This morning’s unsettled emotions and insecurity begin to come into focus once the Moon arrives in Leo. The Sun’s arrival in Capricorn — the Winter Solstice — increases our concern over appearances. In truth, today’s environment is increasing our awareness that our individual position must be bolstered by allies. We begin to realize that we need to be part of something bigger — even though we may not be fully ready to start joining with others in collaborative effort. As the Sun rides the Sagittarius/Capricorn cusp today, we recognize the need to protect our important ideas so that they will survive intact if we are required to pursue compromises.
Today is the 355th day of 2021
*Today is the Winter Solstice*
(occurs 10:58 EST, 15:58 GMT, 16:59 CET)
24 days until Mercury Retrograde
12 days until 2022
Sun is in Capricorn
Moon is in Cancer
Mercury is in Capricorn
Venus is Rx in Capricorn
Mars is in Sagittarius
Jupiter is in Aquarius
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
- Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius.
- Neptune is retrograde from June 25th until December 1st in Pisces.
2021-2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
DEC 27: LAST QUARTER MOON IN LIBRA: You might have a strong need for balance and harmony now. You probably desire to keep things “nice” rather than venturing into fundamental questions in order not to disturb the peace. You must learn to share your good and bad feelings. Do not be afraid to be who you really are, despite what is expected of you.
JAN 2: NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN: You might have a strong need for being useful to the society and you look for justification in the outside world. You may underestimate what you want from yourself and for yourself. Shyness may be accompanied by resentment of the fact that others ignore you. Do not seek approval from the outside, it will not help you get rid of your doubt and it is harmful to you. You have to trust your inner values.
JAN 9: FIRST QUARTER MOON IN ARIES: The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster then is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.
JAN 17: FULL MOON IN CANCER: Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.
JAN 25: LAST QUARTER MOON IN SCORPIO: Moon in Scorpio creates the need to delve into your feelings as deep as possible. You desire meaningful emotional exchanges now more than at any other time even if it is not easy and you are forced to change many things. Shallow relationships do not satisfy you, because they are not purifying enough.
When you most want to be acknowledged as “right” and see other ways as “wrong,” Dolphin Spirit appears as a reminder that the story of your suffering and righteousness is a little more complicated than you are admitting right now. Do you want to see things in black-and-white, and be rigid in your ideas of what’s correct and what is not?
Release your rigidity and embrace the fluidity of life as you recognize the grays that remind you there are two sides to every story, an upside to each downside, and a blessing in every challenge. What you think is wrong may end up being right for you, so let Dolphin Spirit soften your heart so that you make the best decision at this time, playing with the possibilities that present themselves.
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