The main meaning and significance of the Winter Solstice is Hope. Today, December 21, 2018, is Winter Solstice in North America, officially the shortest day of the year. Winter Solstice is the point at which Earth’s axis is tilted as far from the Sun as it will be all year. The maximum tilt away from the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere means the shortest day of the year and longest night of the year in 2018. As we celebrate the increasing daylight hours to come, look to the sky tonight and you can mark the occasion with the spectacular meteor shower and a full Moon! Today, as the Sun shifts into the tenth zodiac sign of Capricorn, we experience the “sun standing still”, a critical point on the Sun’s cycle through the cosmos. It is at this point that we enter into a new direction of energy, start moving towards a phase of completion, and begin wrapping up the year. It is at this point that we start reflecting on the lessons that the cycle of the year has brought us, and now we begin the shift. Even though we may experience a different expression of this energy depending which end of the earth we live in, the message is the same. The December Solstice is about honoring both light and darkness, celebrating the life-giving Sun, and celebrating the full expression of who we really are.
The spiritual and energetic significance of the winter solstice is multi-faceted, but the most significant is that it symbolizes the birth of the sun. The birth of the sun is representative of the birth of Jesus. This was symbolic of the birth of the spiritual sun within, that we are not separate from the creator. If you aren’t particularly religious or spiritual, you might feel like this has nothing to do with you but really, it does. The winter solstice is a time of quiet energy, where you get the opportunity to look within yourself and focus on what you want and need. It’s a time to set goals and intentions for the coming year, to examine and let go of our past, and to make changes within ourselves. The solstice is essentially tied to a personal awakening. It is a time to express your full potential and allow your inner light to light up the world around you.
Wherever you are at, most importantly, it is a time to celebrate and find joy. It is a time to use the full power of the Sun to achieve your dreams and wishes. It is a time to light yourself up, and to see the world light up in turn. The primary meaning of the Winter Solstice is Hope. Darkness can be tranquil and peaceful. Make use of this to meditate, and turn inward to be reflective, allowing yourself to process the year’s experiences, take the lessons learned as well as the benefits received, and find your Inner Peace with it all. The Winter Solstice celebrates the Presence of Spirit and the Power of Faith and Hope that our visions of the future will manifest.
May you have a Wonderful Christmas filled with great Love and Happiness! May you enjoy the journey to the fulfilling destination of your Goals, Hopes and Dreams out-picturing in you and in your life!
I am grateful for all of you, and prayerfully send to you on the current of Spiritual Energy, Blessings of Divine Love and Light, Peace and Prosperity in the coming New Year!
In Love and Service to the Light,
Copyright © 12-21-2018 Sonia Star