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The Winter Solstice 2020 & Why It Matters

What is the winter Solstice and why is the Winter Solstice of 2020 such a big deal?

Winter Solstice Stone Henge
Visitor's from around the world gather at Stone Henge each year to celebrate the solstice's

The Winter Solstice also known as Midwinter, marks the shortest day of the year when the hours of darkness outweigh the hours of light. This happens because of a tilt in the earth's axis.

The Winter Solstice is an incredibly significant time because the sun appears to stop moving northward in the sky. A symbolic representation of the sun's death. As after this period the sun will once again rise continuously until it peaks again at the Summer Solstice. To many ancients and indeed many modern pagans this is a time of both death and rebirth.

With all the events that have happened during 2020 so far, it's little wonder that this Solstice is to be a significant one. The importance of this event lies within the stars.

On December 21st 2020 a great conjunction will occur between the two largest planets in our solar system. Restrictive Saturn and expansive Jupiter, both highly authoritative planets, however their authority is completely different. Saturn is dictative and firm whilst Jupiter favours fortune and opportunity.

Although this meeting is fairly common happening approximately every 20 years, this year's conjunction will take place in the house of Aquarius at 0 degrees. Symbolising radical change and a new beginning. If you have been sensing change on this horizon these astronomical events surely confirm that.

So what does this mean for you?

This will signal new beginnings for society, especially in regards to mindset, beliefs and a general consensus of what freedom is. For you as an individual this phase could welcome a period of transformation and new beginnings. It will also be a powerful time for rituals, spells and readings of that nature.

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