DECEMBER 21, 2018 marks the winter celebration wherein the Sun is 00 CAPRICORN and marks the Cardinal point to spring forth the season of Winter.
It is the oldest winter celebration and the best place to observe this is at the Celtic erected Stonehedge where the druids lined up the exact position of the sunset on the Winter Solstice.
Many of the rituals, stories, and beliefs associated with Christmas–The Dinner Feasts, gift giving and decorative wreaths are rooted in pagan Winter Solstice rituals. It is the shortest day of the year. The good news is every day forward the days become a little longer until our 00 Cancer Cardinal Sun.
This is a time also where the Sun is said to disappear or stand still over the Tropic of Capricorn which is 23.5 degrees south of the equator. That Sun missing 3-day concept was used again in the Christian Holiday of Easter when it was taught that Christ arose after his death after a 3-day disappearance. Also, Pope Julius 1 replaced the Roman midwinter festival called “Saturnalia” with a Christian Holiday of Christmas on December 25th.
Because the Sun is at the lowest arc it will cast the longest shadows at NOON On the Day of the Solstice. Try it while ice skating, skiing, or just walking on a crisp day.
The Old Farmers Almanac (which happens to be an excellent reference for Astrology) states that since tracking heavenly events the Winter Solstice WITH the Full Moon has only happened 10 times since 1793, and will not happen again until 2094. This year the full Moon in Cancer will occur on December 22, 2018. This is also called the COLD MOON which is a name given the monthly Moons by the American Indians.
There is countless and timeless holidays, rituals, beliefs, cultures that stem and grow from the information given us by the Heavens and the Constellations.
On that note HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE. The beauty of the seasons is so evident and the seasons change, the planets and universe move to the music of the universal geometry.