The Winter Solstice on December 21st, also known in paganism as "Yule", is a time of deep reflection and reminds us that from death comes new life. It is the shortest and darkest day of the year, and we celebrate the gradual return of the light. During this time, we are encouraged to reflect on our shadows and release the pain of the past year. It's the perfect time to look inward to overcome mental blocks and ideologies that have stifled your power.
An extremely rare astrological occurrence astronomers are calling "The Great Conjunction" will also occur on December 21. Two of the largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will appear to merge in Earth's night sky in the sign of Aquarius - an event that hasn't happened since hasn’t occurred in nearly 800 years. In other words... this is a powerful time for Ritual and releasing. After the chaos of this past year, 2021 seems to be a big year to focus on spiritual pursuits and to welcome new ideas and revolution.
Welcome the potent cosmic energy of the Winter Solstice with these virtual ceremonies from the comfort of your cozy home.
1. Saturnalia 2020 | Danielle Mercurio
December 17 • 7:30 PM
Saturn is the planet that governs contracts, career, leadership, rules, and discipline. It’s got a ‘tough love heart of gold’ and it truly wants what is best for us. Often misunderstood, Saturn is a planet that builds on the values of working hard, using good judgement, staying grounded, and giving back as a way to help and be of service. Centuries ago, it was honored by the Romans every December 17th through December 23rd, as a way to honor the planet, winter solstice and Capricorn season (the Julian calendar at the time started Capricorn on 12/17). While some of the festival had elements that wouldn’t be deemed appropriate today - we can still use it as a day to celebrate and bestow gratitude for the essence of Saturn.
Throughout the experience:
- Learn the origin of Saturnalia and deeper insight into the traits of the planet
- Discovering what Saturn in Aquarius will do for the collective plus how to individually assess how it will effect you from December 17th until March 2023
- Understanding the Saturn Return
- Saturn’s impact on the planet Jupiter
- Create an offering to Saturn to promote longevity, good health, sustainable wealth, and inspiration
- Embark in a guided visualization to relax and go on a journey through the rings of Saturn to open up and solidify your goals moving forward.
- Dance party to close out the festival!
Self-care investment: $22
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2. Winter Solstice Ceremony - Mama's Wellness Joint
December 21 • 7pm-8:15pm
Many mystics say that the Winter Solstice is one of the most auspicious days of the year. The darkest day of the year gifts us time to turn inward to reflect and honor all of the lessons and experiences from this past year (what a year!!), while we get quiet and replenish our spirits for all the lies ahead. But this year, not only do we have the magic of Winter Solstice, but on this same day, Jupiter Conjuncts Saturn which only happens once every 19 years. Astrologers believe that this is an incredibly powerful time that brings abundance and expansion.
Join Paige for an evening of ritual fit for a Queen...breathwork, meditation, self massage, restorative yoga, astrology, and true connection.
Self-care investment: $20
Free to the BIPOC community [use promo code HEALBLM]
3. 1221: The Great Transition into the Age of Aquarius - Luna Maye
This Conjunction marks the end of the Age of Pisces (The Love of Power) & the beginning of the Age of Aquarius (The Power of Love). In honor and celebration of this powerful portal, Luna has curated a Sonic Transmission soundscape ceremony designed to support your continued growth, connection, fulfillment, and expansion.
"Have you been feeling a heightened sense of emotions, intuitive abilities, deja vu or other powerful alignments? Do you long to feel more connected to your feeling heart and balanced in your thinking mind? Have you been "doing the work" within yourself and are ready to integrate it into your heart center? This experience is for you beloved." - Luna Maye
It is recommended you create an altar space for yourself adorned with candles, objects that support your peace of mind and connect to this experience via headphones for maximum nourishment.
Self-care investment: $11-33
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