New Years Eve Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

It’s New Year’s Eve. Time to celebrate the transition from 2009 to 2010. Lots of parties, resolutions and general reveling. It feels like a more powerful New Year’s Eve this year because of the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse taking place in Cancer. And it’s a Blue Moon!

As you review the past year and look forward to the next one, think of how much power is building right now. Surely you have noticed it. Perhaps a vague feeling of restlessness. Or feeling uneasy, anticipating a big event, even though you don’t know what it is. Or a sense of excitement for no explainable reason. Many on the path are reacting to the buildup of energy taking place prior to the shift.

My guidance says it is a little like the leading edge of a weather front that brings pressure changes and strong winds before the weather change actually arrives. So, the restlessness is the leading edge of the energy changes and shifts that are coming.

Guidance says 2010 is going to be a very interesting ride.

Enjoy this evening and the fabulous fireworks in these videos.

Happy New Year 2010!

Text Copyright © 2009 by Victoria Young

Happy Winter Solstice – Coming Monday

The Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere, where I live) will be day-after-tomorrow — Monday, December 21, 2009.

I always look forward to the Winter Solstice. Partially because the next day is the beginning of daylight getting longer. I know we must always allow ourselves to go through the darkness as part of surrendering our resistance to what is.

For me it is that period of darkness we all go through before the dawn — even more so because the Sun is transiting my 12th House, activating all of that “hidden” energy. The Sun moves into my 1st House on December 25 each year. So for me, getting to the Winter Solstice and a few days later to Christmas Day feels like awakening from the darkness.

Since it occurs only 10 days before the new calendar year, I often think of the Winter Solstice as the beginning of the end — of the year. I love knowing more daylight is coming. I breathe a sigh of relief every year when the Sun moves into my first house to begin the new Solar Journey through my life. And then, just a few days later, the new calendar year begins, bringing (at least psychologically) a sense of renewal and a chance for new beginnings. Hence the plethora of New Years Resolutions.

I know it is an important day in Wicca but I am not that familiar with Wiccan beliefs so I don’t know how or why they honor the Solstice. (To be fair, I am not very familiar with Christianity, Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism either. I’ve never felt comfortable with organized religion.)

This is a nice song called “The Winter Solstice Song” by Lisa Thiel. I hope you enjoy it and that you enjoy the Winter Solstice.

Text Copyright © 2009 by Victoria Young

Celebrate Your Bounty and Good Fortune

The Three of Cups Tarot card represents the celebration of bounty and good fortune. It shows three women jubilantly toasting the wonderful outcome of their work – an abundant harvest. I love this card’s message because it gives us permission to not only celebrate who we are and our hard work but also the right to be abundant. When do we at least stop for some time to reap the benefits of our labors? When do we celebrate ourselves?

I am learning to celebrate myself every day. When I wake up in the morning, I give myself the opportunity to start life anew. Why? Because I’m not the person I was yesterday. I had a series of lessons and opportunities to work through yesterday that allowed me to grow, expand, or contract in my consciousness and start the next day a different person.

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