Astrology and how it affects our daily life: Transiting Sun moves into Capricorn, December 21 2019: Winter Solstice: Yule:

  • Astrological Event: The Sun Moves into the Sign of Capricorn
  • Date: December 21 2019
  • Element: Earth
  • Polarity: Feminine (This sign may be more introverted and sensitive)
  • Quality: Cardinal (Gives this sign the ability to change or adjust when needed)
  • House: 10th, House of Career and Public Image
  • Ruler: Saturn: Planet of Restriction and Discipline
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What Does it Mean? 

  • Capricorn people are hard-working and can usually be relied upon to do what is required of them as they are duty bound.
  • The career can be the focus of the Capricorn person and they will work long hours to put their best foot forward or to climb the corporate ladder. It is important to the Capricorn that they be appreicated and noticed for their work. 
  • Capricorn is ruled by Saturn the planet of restrictions, and is connected to the bones and teeth. 
  • Capricorn folk can be stubborn when they want to be… have you ever tried moving a huge mound of earth? 😉
  • Rules and Regulations or those in authority are usually respected by those with a strong Capricorn influence, who make strong authority types themselves. 
  • Good at being organized and disciplined where work or business is concerned. 
  • A strong sense of tradition and respect for elders is a characteristic of the sure-footed goat. 
  • Thanks to all the hard-working, sensible, duty bound Capricorn out there for keeping things running and on track….

The SGC Team wishes a very Happy Birthday to: Michelle, Gitta & Natalie.

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And to all who celebrate this sun sign.

December 21 2019 is also the date of the Winter Solstice and the celebration of Yule... The Winter Solsitce is the shortest day of the year, December 22 see’s the days becoming a tiny bit longer each day until the Summer Solstice. We wish you all a very wonderful Winter Solstice and a fabulous Yule, celebrate, be grateful and spread the love… 🙂

Check out this link to find out more about Yule and how to celebrate it. 🙂

©Greta McKenzie astrology december 5 2019

SGC Admin: From our inbox to you from: Patti Wigington: Paganism/Wicca Expert

SGC Admin: From our inbox to you from: Patti Wigington: Paganism/Wicca Expert 

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Customs and Traditions of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice, or Yule, is coming up on December 22, for our readers in the northern hemisphere. This celebration has a long-standing history, from back in the days of Mithras, through the Nordic tribes, and among a number of other cultures. Let’s take a quick look at some of the time-honored traditions of this winter celebration that is observed all over the world.

If you’re one of our readers below the equator, you’re gearing up for Litha, the summer solstice, and the longest day of the year. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for links to some great info about the customs behind the celebration of midsummer!

Yule History  
Many cultures have winter festivals that are in fact celebrations of light. In addition to Christmas, there’sHanukkah with its brightly lit menorahs, Kwanzaa candles, and any number of other holidays. Let’s look at the history of solstice celebrations. Also, be sure to read about winter customs around the world.

Globa Celebratons of the Winter Solstice  
This time of year has been celebrated in many ways in many cultures. From the Roman Saturnalia to the Italian La Befana, the Feast of Frau Holle, and the Neopagan tradition of the Oak and Holly King, just about everyone has marked this season with a celebration.

10 Christmas Customs with Pagan Roots  
Wondering why we go caroling or kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas? Ever ponder the mysteries of the holiday fruitcake? Believe it or not, many modern Christmas traditions can trace their origins to early Pagan societies. Ten Christmas Traditions With Pagan Roots

10 Things We Love About the Winter Solstice Season  
It’s a time of celebration, so just for fun, let’s look at ten great things about the Yule season. Also, let’s look at something that’s NOT a Pagan celebration at all, just because we get a lot of messages about it every year.

10 Reasons to Enjoy the Winter Solstice Season
Festivus: Not a Pagan Celebration at All