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December 20, 2010

Solstice, Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse

This month the Winter Solstice, full moon, and total lunar eclipse will all be occurring on the same day.  This is a time of very powerful energies for all of us.  I have been feeling major shifts in energy for the past month or so.  It feels as if a new world is about to be birthed, and we are all a part of that.  

December 19, 2010

The Full Moon is the perfect time for releasing that which no longer serves you.  The Full Moon will coincide with a total lunar eclipse on December 21, 2010, the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.  I took a photograph of the moon two days before when it was 98% full.  What you may not know is that the energies of the Full Moon are often powerful for three days before or after, so if you plan on doing ceremony, it does not have to be at the precise time of the Full Moon.  This part of the lunar cycle is the perfect time to release anything that you feel is holding you back from becoming what you most want to be.  A very simple ceremony you can do for yourself is to take some time to meditate on what you need to release.  When you are able to articulate it, write it down on a piece of paper.  Putting the words on paper will make them more real for you than just going over them repeatedly in your mind.  If you can safely burn the paper, that is the best way to release the things you have not had the courage to release until now.  You can use your fireplace, a candle flame, or a bonfire!  The flame transmutes the energies.  You can also just tear up the paper and recycle it!  And, of course, have an idea of what you would like to bring into your life because you can be sure that once you release what has been holding you back, it will create a void that needs to be filled with wonderful things that are good for you! 

Moon on Dec. 19, 2010

Eclipses are times of significant change in our lives.  This eclipse seems to have been giving us some warning signs to prepare.  In our personal lives and world affairs, events have been manifesting at a much faster rate–or perhaps we just perceive them that way.  But then again, perception is everything.  This particular eclipse is going to occur in the middle of the night on the East Coast.  It is worth going outside to see it.  It looks like 1:30-2:45 a.m. EST may be the best time to see the Moon swallowed by the shadow of the Earth.   

98% Full Moon Dec. 19, 2010

The Winter Solstice is a special time.  The hours of daylight have been getting shorter and shorter.  At 2 p.m., it already looks like late afternoon, and the Sun has usually gone down by around 4 p.m.  As human beings, we tend to thrive in sunlight just as plants do.  We feel a need to hibernate as daylight grows shorter.  The Solstice marks a day of change, the day when hours of daylight almost imperceptively grow longer.  At first, we may not even notice it, but gradually we find ourselves growing more energetic.  The energy is building slowly towards spring.  We store up energy until one day we cannot hold back our joy.  Use this special time to celebrate life. 
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