Winter begins this year at 2:23 pm PST, December 21. With this new season,as well as Christmas, we may as well through in the full moon on December 22, 9:50 am PST. [Also note, Jan. 20, @ 9:17 pm PST, the full moon will be a ‘super blood wolf moon.”
With these events in mind, I’ve suggested a couple of articles to inspire you to take the time for some year end reflection and for setting some new year intentions. It’s enjoyable to take a full moon detox bath, setting intentions to release what is no longer needed, in order to bring in the new!
Don’t you love winter?! …
Facing the Dark Lord of Winter
As the number of grey skies noticeable out number the sunny days, we often hear about ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ or SAD.Symptoms of SAD may consist of difficulty waking up in the morning, tendency to over sleep and over eat (especially carbohydrates), lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and withdrawal from friends, family and social activities. All these lead to a general lack of pleasure, a pessimistic outlook and even depression.
For some, SAD can truly be a debilitating condition. However, for those experiencing milder symptoms we can regard them as part of our psyches’ natural seasonal rhythm and cycle. Our winter ways are normal responses to the decreased light and energy output that characterize winter as a time of symbolic death and hibernation.
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An archetypal look at the Christ Child …
Christmas offers hope through the Divine Child
At this time of year, many people celebrate Christmas and the birth of the child of God, Jesus. As with any child that appears in dreams or myths, it usually signals the emergence of previously unknown psychic material into consciousness. What is the Christ child trying to bring into our consciousness?
Archetypically, the child appears in many forms such as the Orphan, the Innocent, and the Magical Child. The Christ Child celebrated at Christmas, as with Buddha, Krishna, and Mohammed, is the Divine Child in that it possesses a special gift, born with great destiny. He is the hero, the true Self, ready to be fully realized. He is a symbol of future hopes, potentiality, newness and even redemption.
Psychologically, the Christmas Nativity scene presents the possibility of human wholeness. Christmas occurs during the winter solstice, the darkest and coldest point of winter. Symbolically, what is needed when we are in our darkest and most unconscious times is the Divine Child; one whom brings light in the form of increased consciousness, new feelings and ideas. He or she provides hope.
Christmas offers annual hope of the emergence of new developments in our psyches.
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Wishing you a safe and enjoyable holiday time with Self, family and friends.