I hope you don’t mind that I wrote this particular blog while feeling a bit cranky and under the weather. I will try not to let it show, and do my best to stick to some kind of positive holiday message. There will be edits of course, so that I don’t sound too “woe is me,” even though that is exactly how I feel. While I do possess what I refer to as a “Toolkit for my Soul” – a kit that contains all kinds of tools and rituals that help me to move past a funk (meditation, gratitude practices, spiritually thought provoking books, long walks, etc.) – I think today, I will just lean into my mood, and hope for the best.
The Winter Solstice will be followed by a Full Moon in Cancer on Friday, December 25th – Christmas Day. The Capricorn/Cancer axis will be active, offering us a mix of grounding and centering, and nurturing and nourishing. These signs oppose one another on the Zodiac wheel; both have similar aims at providing and protecting, but Cancer does so from an emotional place while Capricorn is more pragmatic. This energy gives us permission to go easy on ourselves and still call a spade a spade. We can recognize a depressive thought for what it is, and continue to do what fills us with joy. We can experience frustration in an ongoing family dispute, and still shower our loved ones with love. The trick will be to not get caught up in one feeling or the other. Let a passing emotion or observation pass, and keep with the activities that lead to serenity.
Writing is also something that I reach for in my toolkit, and I am starting to feel much better now. I said above that today I would lean into my mood and hope for the best. I did just that, and hope saw me through. Check your horoscopes to see what’s in store this week ahead, and don’t forget to read for your Ascendant sign.