Friday, June 21, 2013

Winter Solstice and Supermoon 2013

Two celestial events coincide this month, the Winter solstice and supermoon.  The Winter solstice occurs on Friday, 21 June and on Sunday, 23 June we will be treated to the largest full moon of the year known as a supermoon.  This is when the moon will be at its closest to the earth all year, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual.  With the full moon in Capricorn and the sun in Cancer, this is an emotional time of deep dreaming and strong feeling.  We are challenged to manifest our emotional and intuitive sides into physical reality in a positive way. 

To coincide with the supermoon, we also have the energy of the winter solstice.  The name solstice literally means 'sun stands still' and marks the longest night and shortest day of the year.  For many, this is a sacred time of reflection and celebration.  It’s a time to turn inward and reassess our connection to our spiritual side and life purpose.  We are also encouraged to reflect on the shadow side of our personality so it can be acknowledged, transformed and healed.  Symbolically, it’s a time for letting go of the old to allow the new to emerge and to set goals for the coming year.  This is the perfect time to nurture and balance the spiritual, physical and emotional aspects of ourselves so we can be symbolically reborn and transformed from inner darkness into light.  Many light a candle in honour of the festival to call back the sun and be recharged for Spring.