Amidst all of the holiday cheer (and sometimes chaos) comes the Winter Solstice. Known for being the shortest day and longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice also marks the moment when the Sun enters Capricorn. Ruled by Saturn, Capricorns are ambitious, practical and always have their eyes on the prize. Capricorn’s aren’t dreamers, they’re doers, and it’s that steadfastness that will help us make it through the holiday season and onto next year’s resolutions!
Falling on December 21st, the Winter Solstice not only marks the first day of winter, but also brings on the dominant energies of the final zodiac signs including Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. Even though the Winter Solstice may be shrouded by more darkness than usual, it is the perfect time to kick things into high gear and end the year on a stellar note.
Historically, the Winter Solstice has been celebrated by ancient and modern cultures alike to mark the close of one year and the nearing of a new one. As the Sun moves into Capricorn, it urges us to reflect back on the past year and use the last of our energies to fulfill all what we had resolved to do.
With all of the holiday festivities, it can be hard to find the balance between the lightheartedness of the season and seriousness of reflecting back. However, it is the perfect time to manifest your intentions and start 2019 off on the right foot.
By channeling your inner Capricorn, you can exude that productivity, individuality, and drive to not only make it through the final weeks of the year, but figure out what new resolutions you need to make. Whether it be making a career change, starting a new workout regimen or hoping to travel more, your inner Cap’s discipline will help you to achieve these resolutions.
While an Equinox has a bit more sway over your cosmic chart, a Solstice does mark a significant time for change. Knowing just what to expect during this dramatic tilt of solar energy can help us all prepare for the annual astrological phenomenon. With plenty of chaos-causing retrogrades, we are excited to close out 2018 with a bang and welcome in the new year! Bring it on, 2019!