For the first time in close to four hundred years a full lunar eclipse took place on the Winter Solstice. (The last time this occurred was in 1638.) The complete eclipse lasted over seventy minutes. I did not see it here, because I was working. I know that friends in the UK were having a hard time because of the fog, but I have seen some excellent photo’s that were shared over the Internet. A great video of the event can be seen here: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/lunar-eclipse-2010-takes-place-tonight/story?id=12439971.
Note: On January 4th, 2011, we will be experiencing a Solar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn.
The Winter Solstice is the time of the longest night and the shortest day of the year. It is a celebration of the Sun (light) returning, but also a celebration of the earth going fallow for the winter, regrouping for the planting of seeds in the spring.
Along with the Winter Solstice we are also celebrating a Full Moon at 29 degrees of Gemini. This indicates a sense of completion. Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, is currently retrograde. This is the time to gather together everything that has come to us information wise since the previous New Moon, and use it to transform our lives. Specifically, we will be reevaluating our beliefs and the values that we hold dear. This is a time of inner reflection, but not a time to over analyze, or over-intellectualize our emotions.
Be very aware of all communications – verbal, written, and through the Internet. Think not only about what you are going to say or write, but about how it will be received. Try to add some humor to the occasion – to not be so serious. It is a time to release that which no longer serves you well.
Brenda MacIntyre (Medicine Song Woman) channeled the following message for this solstice:
“The return of t he light if beginning with the Divine Feminine – Grandmother Moon. We are having a FULL LUNAR ECLIPSE on the night of the Winter Solstice.
Tonight, when Grandmother Moon disappears behind the shadow of our Mother Earth, her light will return with a very new energy.”
© December 2012 Bonnie Cehovet