Thursday, December 21Happy Solstice. With the longest night of the year upon us (for those in the northern hemisphere, anyway), now’s the time to connect with your most profound sense of spirituality. Today the sun conjoins Saturn, the lord of karma, at zero degrees of Capricorn, making things feel heavy. However, I encourage you to conjure the light within. Focus on mindfulness, presence, and intention.
Practice long, slow, and steady yoga poses. If yoga isn’t your jam, try transformational breathwork. Set an altar, light a candle, and say a prayer. It’s time to honor the dark and settle into the rhythm of winter. If you suffer from seasonal affective disorder, don’t forget to order a lightbox, or use the one you have. Experimenting with essential oils, particularly citrus blends, keeps things buoyant too.
High-performance lifestyles require free time, downtime, and recovery. With the moon traveling in sensitive Pisces for another day, turn up the volume on the tunes and dance your way into Sunday. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, honor the sacred and the holy, spend time with those you love, especially the children in your life. Allow the weekend to nurture and nourish you. Have fun, and simultaneously, honor limits and avoid recklessness.