The December Solstice is the winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere - the day when earth’s axis tilts the hemisphere furthest away from the Sun. It’s the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight. In the Southern hemisphere, it’s the summer Solstice, the day of the year with the most hours of daylight.
Throughout history, the winter Solstice has been celebrated, because from this point onward, the days become longer. Symbolically, the winter Solstice marks an awakening from slumber. As the days lengthen, we feel as though winter is leaving us, and we can sense that a return to spring is getting ever closer. However, spring is not here quite yet.
Under the full strength of the Sun, the summer Solstice in the Southern hemisphere symbolizes light, ascension, and the culmination of a spiritual journey. It represents the triumph of light over dark and it also speaks to us about the abundant gifts of nature all around us at this time of year. The summer Solstice is a period of fire and high energy – the peak activity point of the year for the natural world.
The Solstice marks the Sun moving into Capricorn and we start to pay attention to all the things you probably associate with Capricorn in astrology: A love of order, a good work ethic, a respect for tradition and an instinctive authority.
Find out how your zodiac sign can make the most of these energies with professional astrologer, Kelli Fox. If you'd like the opportunity to have your natal birth chart read during this event be sure to include your birth date (MONTH/DAY/YEAR), birth time (if known) and birth city, state and country upon registration.