Solstice means ‘Sun stands still’
The Sun is reborn at the Winter Solstice. The 21st December is the day with the shortest daylight hours. From here on in, the daylight hours lengthen, the light returns to the world.
Traditionally this was celebrated on 24th December as the ancients used to wait until they could see the the daylight hours increasing before breathing a sigh of relief that the darkness of winter was in decline.
This is the origin of Christmas where the Sun is born to save the world from darkness. It is also the origin of Easter as the Sun ‘dies’ on the cross (southern cross constellation) to resurrect 3 days later.
The Sun passes from Sagittarius to Capricorn at this time, close to the Galactic Centre (26 degrees Sagittarius) which is a black hole in the middle of the Milky Way and at the centre of our Galaxy. It is the heart of our Universe.
On the Winter Solstice 2012 the poles of the earth were in direct alignment to the Galactic Centre and we entered a new Aeon.
The Earth is thought to be slightly flatter at the poles and slightly bulging at the equator. This phenomena was marked by the celebration of ‘a day out of time’. Pausing at the solstices as the earth itself hangs in the balance, this day was one of reflection and forgiveness.
Before the arrival of the New moon on 22nd December, we are well advised to slow down, make amends, meditate and breathe deeply. Atonement means At-one-ment or being of one mind.
Connect deeply to the Universal Heart. All is one.
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