Winter Solstice 2018/2019:
Turning Inward

by Juliana McCarthy

Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

December 21, 2018 — Happy Solstice! Winter begins today, the darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, before the turning of the light. It’s not only the portal to winter but also Capricorn season. This is a time to dive into our innermost beings, feeling the warmth of solitude and retreat. It’s an opportunity acknowledge our regrets, resentments, and fears, offering them to the light of our self-awareness and acceptance. Sitting by the fire, we can feel loving-kindness embracing our imperfections, messiness, and vulnerability.

As this year’s Solstice portal opens, we have the chance to up-level energetically—to recognize any old patterns that have returned to be released. We’re now calling in higher dimensions of ourselves and our relationships before beginning the New Year.

At the start of winter, there’s a Cancer Full Moon, while Venus is forming a harmonious trine with Neptune—the planets of love and transcendence dancing in synch. They’re allowing us to establish deep harmony, forgiveness, and open-hearted connection. After two seasons marked by retrogrades, frustrations, and challenges, particularly in our relationships, we can begin to feel our struggles and misunderstandings soften and dissolve. We’re learning how to love each other as we approach the new paradigm, which officially begins in 2020.

Stepping into new calibrations of our inner feminine and masculine, we can stand up straight, fearlessly offering our tenderness, care, and love—in our personal relationships and to the world at large.

Check my Events Page for upcoming talks, workshops, + retreats, including an Astrology Immersion Retreat in Guatemala this January.

My book, The Stars Within You: A Modern Guide to Astrology, is now available for purchase.