Merry Christmas ♥️ & Happy New Year ✨
Happy Birthday Jesus
What does 2023 hold for you? Scheduling New Year’s Readings now
(S hemisphere below)
I am taking a week of winter downtime, so this week’s forecast is scaled back. The main thing I want to make sure you know is that Mercury turns retrograde in Capricorn on Thursday, conjunct Venus & Pluto. It’s time to allow deep structural and reflective thinking about resources, relationships and commitments. New Year’s Eve takes place under an exalted Taurus Moon connecting us to our bodies, comfort, & hygge. This is amplified by a conjunction to the North Node, and tells me that 2023 is going to have a lot to do with food. It’s time to grow as much of our own food as we can. The trine to the Cap Sun helps us create a plan.
Wishing you a wonderful and nourishing Christmas See you next year! “Plants and animals don’t fight the winter; they don’t pretend it’s not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extraordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through. Winter is a time of withdrawing from the world, maximising scant resources, carrying out acts of brutal efficiency and vanishing from sight; but that’s where the transformation occurs. Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible.” ~ Katherine May: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
“Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star's stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother's, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.
-Joy Harjo 1951