As beings bound to this planet, our DNA is linked to the seasons, equinoxes, and solstices.
Just as plants move through cycles of death and rebirth, we go through psychological versions of the same cycles.
Solstices represent the time when the sun reaches its most northern or southern point in the sky, bringing either the longest or shortest day of the year. Equinoxes represent when day and night are equal lengths.
Each year, a cycle starts with the Spring Equinox in the sign of Aries, when the lifeless ground comes to life again.
This is the perfect time for starting new projects or planting new seeds for what you want more of.
Once daylight peaks during the Summer Solstice in the sign of Cancer, it marks a time for us to protect and express gratitude for whatever we value.
Afterward, we meet the Fall Equinox, when day and night are the same, and we’re pushed to shed what no longer serves us and are invited to consider our journey through darkness.
Now that we’ve experienced the Winter Solstice in the sign of Capricorn, we are encouraged to celebrate the rebirth of life.
This is best done when you have done your Shadow Work, lest you repeat the same cycle and end up exactly where you were – or worse.
This means aligning with your highest purpose, integrating all we learned when exploring our shadows, and facing our fears with honesty and determination. (Ready to do a deep dive into soul searching, you may be ready for my online Shadow Magick course.)
Then, the cycle starts again!
- This Winter, take the time to move through your personal space, trashing or donating things that no longer align with your trajectory.
- Once you’ve purged your extra “stuff,” do a deep cleaning of your space: Dust, sweep, mop, and smudge.
- After you’ve cleared, cleansed, and smudged, take a Spiritual Bath, and then anoint yourself with your favorite smells while imagining your New Year’s dreams coming true.