It is almost official that Winter is here. The ground has been frozen for sometime and the flurries have been flying. At 12:47 today Winter Solstice 2009 begins officially. It is also the shortest day of the year. The word solstice derives from Latin, Winter Solstice meaning Sun set still in winter and usually associated with a time of rebirth with celebrations like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, festivals of light, etc. We even got invited to a Solstice Party, since it is no longer correct to say or celebrate Christmas. Gag me, we sent our regrets.
We’ve been going to bed when it is dark and waking up when it is dark so the idea that the days will now begin to get longer, gives us hope that spring will eventually return. Too bad we will probably never see this Solstice concept car on the roads free of snow, gravel and salt. The Pontiac division of GM has been shuttered along with any future plans to make this vehicle.
Today’s Solstice chart shows a tight conjunction of the Sun to Pluto, planet of death and rebirth, suggesting that something will end during this period and something born anew. Because Pluto is still widely challenging Saturn in a square formation this change and transformation will likely not come easily. Something that is already established (Saturn) will have to be surrendered (Pluto) in order for evolution to occur. http://blog.beliefnet.com/astrologicalmusings/2009/12/the-astrology-chart-of-the-200.html
Unfortunately, that which is being surrendered is your personal choice in health care as the Senate has enough votes to pass sweeping, pork laden legislation. The evolution of government run health programs is laughable considering social security, medicaid, medicare, etc., are already nearly broke. The government also owns 61% of General Motors- the future is still out on that investment. Our debt is in the trillions and the government accounting office is setting off alarm bells at the cost of free health care. Equally as alarming, “The Congressional Budget Office, however, determined that the 90 percent requirement that Franken and Rockefeller had pushed for amounted to nationalization of the industry.’ via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/19/franken-dems-unified-behi_n_398183.html
Throw in the fact that President Obama’s cap n crap bill, the land management bill that will give the government control of not just navigable waters- but puddles in your yard, and a future climate change treaty, it is enough to ruin any one’s Solstice Party. Can anyone think of anything at all that the government does not have a hand in?
While there are still people who believe global warming and climate change is man made, much of the world is digging out from massive snow storms. Valdez, Alaska got almost 6 feet of snow, the last couple of days buried most of the northeast and “The heaviest snowfall and extremely cold weather for years has brought much of the U.K. and Europe to a standstill in the last couple of day’s, five trains where stranded in the Channel tunnel and thousands of weather related accidents have been reported and thousands of travellers are stranded waiting for cancelled flights! via http://gazbom.blogspot.com/2009/12/severe-winter-arrives-in-northern.html?spref=tw. We got an email from Target letting us know due to the weather it was extending is hours to 7 am – midnight to accommodate last minute capitalists.
Living Through The Looking Glass, who writes at http://creativehealinggoddess.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/goal-setting-during-the-winter-solstace/ says, “The period is from the 21st to the 23rd (this is a three-day portal) so during this time the use of tapping into your creativity to plan and find out what is really needed right now and what needs to be done to bring harmony into your life. This is also a time to seed your dreams, pay attention to your dreams, and keep your body free from foods that are going to shut down your Intuition. Use the energy of the number 3 to bring yourself into alignment with Spirit, and the energy of the number to build and give structure which is needed at this time.”
What is really needed is to vote out our elected officials and start with a clean bill of health. For the record, not one Republican voted for this health care bill.
The elections are far off. In the meantime you might as well celebrate Solstice and have a Merry Christmas while your at it.