Have you ever wondered about the meaning of an equinox or solstice and how they tie into Astrology? Not surprisingly, there's a major significance to these periods of time and they each have something in common.
It's finally here! The epic date of December 21, 2012, which we've been hearing so much about for so many years, is finally here. And no, the world is not going to end, but yes -- it's a mighty day for many other reasons!
December 21, 2012 marks the Winter Solstice, the official beginning of winter, and the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. But there's a light at the end of this tunnel -- literally! As the temperatures fall throughout the winter, the light grows, representing new hope during a time of darkness.
Earth is the element of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn in Astrology. In Tarot, the Earth element is associated with the Suit of Coins or Pentacles (which represents our resources and the capacity to relax, attuning to the rhythms of nature within and without).
Once upon a time, long ago, our ancestors lived in a world where everyone believed in mystery and magic. Every year, they gathered together to celebrate the seemingly miraculous return of the light after the longest night of the year. And that's how Winter Solstice festivals were born.