The Winter Solstice will be unlike any other to date. Preparation for the long dark night will continue as tradition foretells, but this dark night comes with added weight. You are most likely feeling it already, as the rules of law and land in our society are turned upside down, wreaking havoc both nationally in the U.S., and internally. Life as we know it will continue to change; this, I can say with certainty. Astrological omens paint a clear picture, and if you are not a professional astrologer, you can still feel it. The rumble is real – you are not imagining things. The long dark night is upon us. Only time will tell how, when, and if we resurface.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, there are choppy waters ahead, and this week may be the densest of all. Mars joins Jupiter in the sign of Scorpio, dredging up more of what is hidden deep within our psyche, and the psyche of this country. Venus and Mercury in Sagittarius form unpleasant angles to Chiron and Neptune in Pisces, triggering hard realities. What’s more, Mercury is still retrograde. There is much to be gained through courage and awareness these next few days. But it will require that we waddle through some discomfort, some pain, and some pent-up aggression.
“The 'American Dream' ... you have to be asleep to believe it.” G. Carlin
My clientele has increased over the past few months; I seem to be coaching more and more people. I was recently asked if I thought it had anything to do with a “wellness trend” expanding in the self-help world, and my response was no… it is because of Donald Trump. Ever since the shock of last year’s presidential election, we have all had to sit with grave uncertainty. Those who voted for Trump anxiously await the controversial changes he promised throughout his campaign, while those who did not vote for Trump anxiously await this country’s ruin – no matter your vote, genuine unease prevails over us all.