Right now it feels like a portal time. It is anyway, because of the new year coming in a week. But it feels like there is an opening up of something new on the horizon.
This could be because of the combination of Yule energy with the New Moon in Capricorn. Yule is the end of the yearly cycle of light, the beginning of a time to go inward and contemplate while the darkness rules over the light. This is the time of year where Persephone rules over the underworld, and in a way the entire earth is in there with her because all of the energy has moved down and into the underworld. Every ending, however, is also a beginning. Yule offers us the promise of the coming of the light. The New Moon in Capricorn is also throwing its energy in there. New moons are the beginnings of cycles anyway, but the capricorn energy in this one makes it feel like there is something that needs to be done, or needs to be started. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the taskmaster and boundary setter, so it feels like a time to set up plans and routines.
Jupiter just ended a twelve year cycle by entering into Aries as well. Aries is the sign of the spark of creativity, the beginning of the creative cycle. It teaches the courage to overcome any obstacle, according to astrologer Steven Forrest. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, of faith in one’s ability. This is quite possibly a great example of the energy of The Fool in the Tarot.
All of this energy together equals a time of beginnings that feature great promise. A portal of new beginnings – the beginning of a new cycle. If there is something that you want to reconnect to, now is the time to make that commitment and plan ahead. This energy is huge and expansive and exciting – but remember that this isn’t necessarily a time of doing quite yet. This is definitely a time of planning, of seeing how you want to move forward. The time to act will be soon. I don’t feel like we quite have to wait until we enter Aries season for that, but for other energies coming into play, which I will write about later, planning the way forward is essential right now.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.