The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice has come to the northern hemisphere, marking the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year, and the first day of the new solar year. Many people in our modern day world see January 1st as the first day of the new year, and it is most definitely the first day of the calendar year.

The Winter solstice marks a new year in the energetic world, where we recognize that this is the beginning, the first phase of the season where we go inward, silencing the mind and prepare ourselves for the year to come.

The winter solstice lines up with the Sun moving into Capricorn, lending us the energy to focus on what we need to do to start the energetic year off on the right foot.

During a time when the modern world is deep into the holiday spirit, gathering with loved ones and celebrating their own traditions, it’s truly a time where we come together raising the spirits of those around us, before we enter into the great slumber of the winter months.

If you can think of the seasons according to the way in which you would be planting seeds for your eventual harvest, the winter solstice would be a very recuperating time. All the crops would have been harvested in the fall, prior to the colder weather moving in. Our ancestors would have worked very hard to prepare for the cold winter months, being cooped up indoors and relying on their success throughout the growing season to get them through the long winter months.

The winter solstice marks a job well done, and now a time to rest. Although there are many winter activities that get a chosen few out in the elements for some fun, the overall vibe of the winter is cold, dark, and long. People retreat to their homes, finding comfort under blankets and in this modern day world many cozy up to their TVs for some much need R&R.

Energetically, this is a time where we need to be comfortable with quiet. Nature has hibernated for the season, the stillness of the world can be heard, as we move inside of ourselves, both reflecting on all that we’ve survived, and look forward to all that we will be building when the snow disappears and life comes back online in the Spring.

Make no mistake, this isn’t a time to shut down and go offline. We have some very important work to be doing on ourselves and the winter months provide us with limited distractions to do so.

We enter into this new solar year with a curiosity of what’s to come. We have goals set out for ourselves that we need to put energy into, creating even the smallest details in our minds. When we enter into a new calendar year, we need to be prepared as 2019 is all about creation and building the foundations of our new realities.

Our dreams are coming to life this year, and there is no better time to review our to-do list, our goal list, our dream list, than now, under the energy of Capricorn and the energetic reset of the Solstice.

Make sure you use this time to your advantage, planning for the day that Spring breaks, when the ground unthaws and the seeds you’ve planted have the chance to push through the warmed earth to see the light of the Sun. This is a time to rediscover your own inner light and let it lead you through the darkness that comes with the winter months. Keep your spark alive and your inner fire lit, cultivating the energy to hit the ground running when the snow disappears. Energetically, strike a balance between reflecting on all that has transformed you over the last year, and all that you wish to experience in the new year.

As always, if you require any assistance navigating these energies, please book a session online, and I’d be more than happy to help guide you through. If you are a new client and would like to receive WEEKLY INSIGHTS for the month of January, please enter discount code WI$5OFF at the checkout. If you are already a subscriber, please check your inbox later on today for a Holiday Treat! Happy Holidays!

Many blessings to you during these times!


Marlee Henry

Resident Reader & Psychic Advisor

East Coast Energy Boutique

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