Prepare to receive the Solar Radiance of the Winter Solstice with this revisioning of the xian advent countdown to 12/25. For this 2020 13 Days of Darkness we begin on TUESDAY DEC 8 and end on SUNDAY DEC 20. The Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) is MONDAY DEC 21 at 2:02AM PST. This year there will also be an unusual planetary alignment on 12/21: Saturn - Jupiter Conjunction Monday, DEC 21, 10:22AM PST (More info about the conjunction is found below.) Please feel free to change or adapt this working to suit your best self! I have added some thoughts from Joy Reichard below from her article "What’s Good About Working with the Shadow?" ~~~ For each of the 13 Days, 12/8 to 12/20: Ground and center yourself. Since this is about darkness, don't light candles. Then say: “HECATE, today I honor the darkness within. I acknowledge and begin releasing my feelings of _____.” Allow yourself to explore whatever comes up IN THE MOMENT. Keep it focused on ONE WORD such as grief, anger, fear, shame, doubt, unworthiness, victimization, depression, self-loathing, jealousy… Each day repeat the process, working with whatever comes up in the moment. If one particular feeling comes up more than once, that's ok. You may even find that you need to work with one particular feeling for the entire 13 days. Thank and honor Hecate on the 13th day.
On the Winter Solstice, MONDAY 12/21, [exact time Sol enters Cap is 2:02AM], ground and center yourself. Light a candle. Say some of Sekhmet’s Names, or watch video of Lady Jesamyn reading Names (see Sekhmet links below), or chant Sa Sekhem Sahu… “SEKHMET, Flaming One, Most Beautiful Light! On this Winter Solstice I am ready to receive Solar Radiance into my life!” Celebrate both the sun's rebirth and your own! So Mote It Be.
~About Saturn - Jupiter Conjunction Monday, DEC 21, 10:22AM PST :
FROM Jan Spiller >>> …Saturn's conjunction to Jupiter in Aquarius on December 21, 2020. These two planets join forces every 20 years, but what is remarkable about the conjunction of 2020 is that it will usher in a new 200-year cycle based on air sign energy. In many ways, I'm interpreting this conjunction as a light at the end of 2020's tunnel. So much of this year involves reflecting, revising, and starting over. With this conjunction at the end of the year, just a week after a powerful Solar Eclipse on December 14, we have a chance to start seeing new possibilities and see tangible ways to begin implementing them. <<< FROM Wild Hunt >>> … the meeting of the two largest planets within our solar system is called a “great conjunction.” Every 20 years Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct each other, the last occasion was in 2000. This is the closest the two planets have been in their cycle of conjunctions since 1623 but the planets trailed the sun very closely and were viewable only briefly after sunset. Prior to that, the only other closest conjunction that was observable likely occurred in 1223.<<< FROM EarthRising, David Nicol & Kate Naga >>> All throughout 2020, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto have been in a once-in-a-thousand year triple conjunction in late Capricorn, correlating with enormous and relentless transformative pressure on our public institutions, cultural norms, and established ways of being. Our attention has been on the worrying breakdown of the old, with nary a glimpse of a positive vision for what is to come. Thankfully, in December, this is set to change. <<<
FROM Joy Reichard's article "What’s Good About Working with the Shadow?"
http://joyreichard.com/personal-growth-and-development/whats-good-about-working-with-the-shadow/ >>> ...One of the Goddesses I hold in high esteem is Hecate. She is the Greek Goddess of the Underworld and functions as the Guardian of the Souls, guiding them to the underworld and back again for rebirth. In the transpersonal psychology community, the underworld is a metaphor for the sub-conscious – that shadowy inner realm of our deepest thoughts, feelings, fears, and self-doubts. No one, not even the most accomplished, is free of this realm – for wherever we go, it goes with us. We live in a culture, however, that avoids acknowledging uncomfortable feelings. There is a perception that to admit our feelings, especially those that concede that we are vulnerable, is an admission of weakness – that we just might be damaged goods! Avoiding the vulnerability doesn’t serve you. When you push unwelcomed emotions underground, they frequently re-emerge with a vengeance. There is a saying, “What we resist, persists.” Have you experienced this? I have. Often, in the work that I do, I function as a modern day Hecate! I guide my clients into the shadowy realm of their inner thoughts and fears. We dig deep to uncover those core issues preventing them from living the life they want and deserve. Often, we reframe, release, or heal old beliefs, conditioning, and negative self-perceptions... It’s not fun working with these shadowy realms. But it can be enlightening and liberating... Doing the inner work frees us so that we can deal with the adult challenges we face in the workplace or in our relationships.<<<
* Lady Jesamyn’s video honoring Sekhmet: https://www.youtube.com/c/SisterhoodoftheMoon/videos Sekhmet Appellations for Leo Season•Jul 23, 2020 * Sa Sekhem Sahu with Sekhmet images and the LV Temple 5 mins https://tinyurl.com/y43szncw * Sa Sekhem Sahu with Sekhmet images and Sun 5 mins https://tinyurl.com/y5hu6j5
SOLAR LINKS * Music to Find Inner Peace | Attract Abundance of the Soul | Solar Energy of Love about 5 hrs https://tinyurl.com/y6ajfzkw >>>... find inner peace ... raises our frequency to attract abundance. A gentle caress of solar energy that touches our own love. The Energy of the Sun is what makes us feel the Light of the beauty of life that illuminates our nature and at night contemplates its rest from the wonder of perceiving life in its immensity. <<< * Magical Desert Sunrise - Faran Ensemble - 4mins https://tinyurl.com/y65eyfzt