Druid and astrologer, Sarah Fuhro, writes: “We are in a period of endings, and beginnings. This long strange year is ending, and a twenty-year cycle, which began in 2000 will end on the Winter Solstice (21 December)… Jupiter and Saturn represent a matched set of oppositions. Jupiter is expansive, Saturn concentrates. Together, like the opposing signs of each full Moon to the Sun, they present a wholeness of some aspect of energy and creativity. December 21, as we celebrate the return of the Sun to the Northern Hemisphere, Jupiter and Saturn come together in the first degree of a new sign, Aquarius, after a year-long journey spent in Capricorn with Pluto and Pallas Athena. Jupiter and Saturn meet every twenty years and we often date historical periods from these conjunctions.”
So a new cycle begins at the solstice! To prepare for this, and to re-charge and re-calibrate, I’ve decided to practice a deep meditation for each of the twelve days preceding the solstice, and will be lying down for 20-30 minutes each time to follow the sequence of twelve meditations from The Garden of Flowing in Perpetual Happiness, starting December 9th. If this appeals to you too, you can find audios of them here.