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one link back to: Bettina for Ardor Fawkes
One link forward to: Chloe for Celtic Lenormand
they reach their silver arms up to the sky
hoping for a glimpse of sun
yet the sky
offers no solace
their roots are buried in frost
we crave light, they cry
the sun cracks the sky like an egg
sunlight spills across the joyous trees
melting into every leaf
new life blooms
Here we are, once again, at the shortest day of the year, and the longest night of the year.
In the dark of winter, we review the previous year and wait for the returning of the light, the return of the Sun King.
This year, not only do we have the sun appearing to stand still, but Venus stationing (standing still) on the very same day, Dec 21, 2013.
Venus will station and then retrograde (move backward) for 40 days in the sign of Capricorn.
With Venus turning retrograde, this is similar to the Empress reversed.
This Yule season, we have a double duty to turn inward, reassess, and review.
For the next 40 days, sit down and have a chat with your inner mother. Review any negative comments she has for you, give yourself a break, and practice radical self care.
Re-evaluate your relationships and withdraw if you need to. Yes, it’s the holiday season, but they (whoever they are) will get over it.
Revisit family traditions, or the lack thereof, and plan for new structures to support you throughout 2014.
The Empress is not necessarily the bright, shining and open woman we are used to seeing. She’s a bit colder, a bit distant, and not so responsive. And that’s okay. She is practicing radical self care and asks the same of you.