Yes, it’s just one year till the winter solstice of 2012 — that is, at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun enters Capricorn tonight (Dec. 22) at 12:30 am EST. Yes, it is winter where I sit — if you live in the Southern Hemisphere please don’t be the Grinch Who Stole Winter Solstice. It’s a big turning point in the year for us.
If you would like to share your culture and open up your beautiful hemisphere to us Yankees up here in the north, send photos, your stories and tales of how you handle the opposition of the seasons in the context of so much astrological folklore being centered on places like England and Europe. We’re curious what it’s like down by you, and send some warmth to those of us who not only have short days but who also would freeze if we stood still for 20 minutes.
As for what I get into — it looks like the euro got bailed out today, to the tune of half a trillion in cool cash (or about $670 billion), despite the Sun entering Capricorn square Uranus. This may seem trivial but it’s a big deal because if the euro, or one too many countries in the Eurozone, or one too many banks there, goes belly-up, we’ve all got a big problem on our hands.
I cover the New Moon on Saturday as well as give an overview of what I am up to with Revolution. Revelation. Reality Check. — the 2012 annual edition of Planet Waves.
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