Monday, Dec. 21 at 8:48 p.m. (West Coast time) the Sun enters Capricorn. The days before solstice (and Christmas) are days of quiet expectancy. The four candles of the Advent wreath have been lit. There’s a deepening within nature, a hushed reserve, a gathering of strength for what’s to come. Earth’s kingdoms—mineral, plant, animal, human—feel hope and anticipation together—a spark of flame at each center. At solstice, that flame burns brighter. Darkness gives way to the light. We hold out our hands to each other in gladness. The new light of winter solstice uplifts the Earth to the kingdoms of beauty.
At winter solstice the Sun rests at the Tropic of Capricorn for three days before its rays, with the promise of summer, move northward once again. There is expectancy in the temple and in the stable. The Hierarchy and New Group of World Servers begin preparations for Wesak. The Archangel Gabriel assumes his post of protection over Earth and her kingdoms. The angelic Cherubim from the constellation Cancer, guardians of mothers, babies, children, fathers and all families begin surrounding the Earth. A new light, a star is faintly seen in the sky. All of life is hushed in expectation. Looking up we “set our eyes toward Bethlehem.”
On our journey toward the light, and like the three Magi Astrologer Kings, what gifts for each sign shall we bring? See below.