Not only do we celebrate the winter solstice today in the UK, but we also have Jupiter and Saturn aligning in the sky. This is an event that astronomers call the ‘great conjunction’ and the planets will appear to be aligned so closely they will almost seem to be one single ‘star’ in the sky. Also referred to as the ‘Christmas Star’, this conjunction marks the planets’ closest encounter for 397 years.
For astrologers, this conjunction is a huge celestial event, especially as it happens to take place on the winter solstice. Both Jupiter and Saturn are outer planets, and as such, they move more slowly across the sky. Because of this, they’re believed to have a greater influence on society as a whole. While Jupiter is believed to be the planet of optimism, expansion, growth, healing, and miracles; Saturn, on the other hand, is associated with restriction, responsibility, and long-term lessons. Both planets are associated with authority. Jupiter’s link with authority is that of a generous leader and is associated with health, wealth and happiness. Saturn’s link with authority tends to be stricter with focus on responsibility and setting strong boundaries and healthy limits.
This conjunction is special because it’s in the sign of Aquarius, the sign of social change, where humanitarian efforts and justice for all tends to be the focus of the energy. As a result, this conjunction is set to shake things up politically, socially and personally. The ripple effects will be felt for decades to come. But we can work with the energy of the planets to support the collapse of the old to make way for the new. Both planets support our growth and help us build new structures that will support us through change so that we may be the change we want to be that serves our greatest and highest good but also the greatest and highest good of all concerned.
Celebrate The Light
This ‘Christmas Star’ can be seen as a ‘guiding light’ to help navigate our way through these chaotic and tumultuous times of great collapse and change. While there are numerous ways to celebrate the light, one of the best ways is to embrace it and we can do this by going inwards and connecting with our own stream of consciousness and become aligned with the light through our higher awareness.
The meditation that follows will guide you through the process.
- Take your awareness to your heart centre and imagine yourself stepping into the most beautiful stream of light within.
- From this place of pure inner light set the intention that you are connecting with your higher, wiser self.
- Ask your higher wiser self to hold you in your purest light. Then set the intention that you are awakening to the higher frequencies of light within and are in full alignment with the new energies available to the earth.
- Through your higher awareness, set the intention that you are downloading higher frequencies of light to help with your awakening.
- Visualise a column of brilliant white light emanating from the cosmic central sun.
- Visualise this brilliant white light being distributed to the central suns in all the galaxies in this universe.
- Visualise this brilliant white light going into our solar system and being distributed to all the beings of light within our solar system.
- Visualise this brilliant white light being beamed down through space into all the planets and onto the planet earth.
- Visualise this brilliant white light being beamed down into the higher awareness of all the inhabitants of the earth.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded through your higher awareness.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded through your Crown chakra dissolving attachments and awakening you to your higher wisdom.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded into your Third Eye chakra lifting the veils of illusion and opening you up to your higher inner vision.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded into your Throat chakra and opening you up to the purest expression of your truth within.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded into your Higher Heart chakra raising the vibration of your soul and soul group connection.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded into your Heart chakra and opening your heart to compassion and unconditional love.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded into your Solar Plexus chakra and opening you up to the higher frequencies so that your will may be guided by your intuition.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded into your Sacral chakra unlocking within you the desire to serve humanity for your greatest and highest good and the greatest and highest good of all concerned so that you may all know great peace.
- Imagine this brilliant white light being downloaded into your Base chakra, enabling you to feel safe through change and fully embrace a new way of being.
- Imagine this brilliant white light entering your Earth Star chakra beneath your feet. Set the intention that you may unlock the perfect connection with mother earth to enable you to become the perfect channel for these cosmic energies so that you may bring them forth to the earth as healing light.
Then standing in this pure column of brilliant white light, imagine the light pouring through your stream of consciousness, dissolving and transmuting anything that no longer serves your greatest and highest good.
Take your awareness to your heart centre and witness the cosmic dance as your light is transformed in the higher frequencies of energy. Witness your awakening to higher cosmic light and set the intention that you are fully aligned with these higher frequencies of energy.
Absorb this light into the molecules of your being, cleansing and healing in light. Then get a sense as every cell in your body basks in this glorious, brilliant white light.
Then sense your entire auric field bathing in pure cosmic light as you align your energy to these higher frequencies.
Radiate this light out to your environment setting the intention ‘As above, so below. As within, so without’.
Blissful, blissful, blissful.