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Solstice Spirituality

Today is the Winter Solstice, with the Sun entering the sign of Capricorn for important market signals – and a source of solstice spirituality.

Solstice Spirituality In Chart
The Capricorn Ingress at the Winter Solstice as shown on the 90-degree horoscope dial.

The solstices and the equinoxes were extremely important to the pioneering astro-trader W. D. Gann, who focused on them as potential turning points in market activity.

They’re still worth tracking today as important market indicators.

And, with the U.S. equities markets currently in a dizzying downturn, we have every right to focus on the solar Capricorn ingress at this solstice as a potential setup for a trading bottom.

Back-testing the S&P 500 Index at the Winter Solstce.

Based on our back-testing of the S&P Index performance at previous solar ingresses into Capricorn, we actually anticipated a trend reversal at the end of last week. We were looking for the pre-solstice energy kicking off an early start to a Santa Claus rally.

No such luck.

What we’ve seen instead is a week of persistent bearishness. Stock trading this month is shaping up to be the worst December since the Great Depression.

High-End Rainmaker Clients

As is normal for this time of the year, I’ve been spending extra time with my high-end clients.

These are the rainmaker clients who rely on regular coaching and consulting sessions to draw on my years of experience as they work to create more profitable and rewarding businesses. We develop unique strategies based on their specific goals and visions, so they get an enormous pay-off from our regular times together.

Around the end of the year, we naturally focus on the upcoming year ahead. We explore the actions that have the greatest probability of bringing them outstanding business results.

By the way, it was just that kind of engagement that led me to put together a brief report on Three Key Strategies For Business Success in 2019. The approaches it explores are especially appropriate for purpose-driven business and enlightened entrepreneurs, especially in the light of solstice spirituality. It’s available as a free download HERE.

My connection with my personal clients is tremendously rewarding for us both.

We get to share important insights. I provide major decision-making support services. We also typically have a lot of fun together as we toward more profitability and higher consciousness in their businesses.

And that’s not all.

A Link To Solstice Spirituality

For example, I got a WhatsApp message earlier today.

As a seasonal observation, one of those high-end rainmaker clients sent me a special greeting and a link to a recording of Manly Palmer Hall.  It got me focused on solstice spirituality.

As it turned out, that was exactly where my head needed to go today in the midst of market trepidation and geopolitical turbulence. So I want to give a special shout-out and word of thanks to Mikel for sharing that today.

Manly P. Hall, by the way, has long been a source of major inspiration for me both personally and professionally.

As the founder of the Philosophical Research Society, he contributed many amazing books and monographs  during his lifetime (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) that explored classical philosophy, ancient civilizations, world religions, and esoteric traditions ancient and modern. He was perhaps best known for his mammoth volume on The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

The recording, appropriately enough, is of a lecture that Manly P. Hall gave more than 30 years ago on the Winter Solstice.

It shares a lot of esoteric and astrological wisdom. As a source of solstice spirituality, it’s well worth listening to.

Check it out here:

12 Days of Christmas Astrology

As astro-traders we focus on the market action.

We watch the swings in prices. We time our entry and exit points. We make our forecasts.

But at this time of the year things slow down a bit.

We may be looking for bargains during a 12 Days of Christmas sale or just anticipating shutting down our trading computer on Christmas Eve.

The Spiritual Side of Trading

Either way, it’s a good time to pause and reflect.

It’s also time to remember that emotional balance is a key to trading success. And a regular spiritual perspective is a key to emotional balance.

12 Days of Christmas – A Spiritual Opportunity

That’s where the 12 Days of Christmas come in.

12 Days of Christmas
The 12 Days of Christmas in the popular seasonal carol

I’m not talking about the popular “12 Days of Christmas” carol that you can’t avoid hearing now.

And I’m certainly not talking about a 12 Days of Christmas bargain extravaganza at a retail store.

There’s an older, esoteric tradition about the 12 Days of Christmas that’s far more rewarding.

An Astrological 12 Days of Christmas

In this tradition, rooted in astrology, the 12 Days of Christmas begin on December 25. That’s the first of a dozen days of spiritual reflection, meditation, and contemplation.

In keeping with that focus, some adherents refrain from giving any gifts on Christmas Day. In fact, they don’t give or get any presents for the entire period of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Then, after the 12 Days of Christmas, they celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, on January 6.

That’s when the gifts appear, in honor of the original gifts to the Christ Child, presented by the wise astrologers.

Watch Your 12 Days of Christmas Dreams

As modern astrologers we can make our own decisions about gift-giving and spiritual practice.

But no matter what path you choose, it’s worth paying attention to your dreams on each of the 12 Days of Christmas.

As you sleep each night following the activities on each of the 12 Days of Christmas, your dreams can reveal the personal influences of each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, and can sometimes prove prophetic about coming events in the year ahead.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #1

On the night of December 25, contemplate the energies of Capricorn. Look for dream activity that can help create new and more productive structures and initiate greater responsibility in your life. This night’s dreams may come into manifestation between December 20 and January 19.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #2

On the night of December 26, contemplate the energies of Aquarius. Get hints from your dreams about how you can more effectively serve humanity. Your dreams may come into manifestation between January 20 and February 17.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #3

On the night of December 27, contemplate the energies of Pisces. What themes of sacrifice, poetry and sensitivity permeate your dreams? Those dream motifs may come into manifestation between February 18 and March 19.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #4

On the night of December 28, contemplate the energies of Aries. Look for dream activity that can help you create energetic action and define new beginnings. You can look for this night’s dreams to find fullest expression between March 20 and April 19.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #5

On the night of December 29, contemplate the energies of Taurus. What brings the most value to your life, and how can you bring more love and beauty into the refinement of your daily existence? Watch for your dream energies from this night to manifest between April 20 and May 20.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #6

On the night of December 30, contemplate the energies of Gemini. Be aware of the choices and alternatives that are presented to you in your dreams, and pay attention to your dream conversations. This night’s dreams may come into manifestation between May 21 and June 20.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #7

On the night of December 31, contemplate the energies of Cancer. Do your dreams connect with memories of family and tradition? What hints do they give you about the best ways to nurture yourself and others? Look for this night’s dreams to find expression between June 21 and July 21.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #8

On the night of January 1, contemplate the energies of Leo. What do your dreams tell you about how to become more generous by expressing your true essence more playfully and creatively? This night’s dreams may become manifest between July 22 and August 22.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #9

On the night of January 2, contemplate the energies of Virgo. Your dreams may offer you practical strategies for becoming more discriminating, orderly, and analytic in your life. Don’t be afraid to test this night’s inspirations. They may find fullest expression between August 23 and September 22.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #10

On the night of January 3, contemplate the energies of Libra. What insights can you gain from your dreams about the relationships in your life? What can you do to become more fair, balanced, and harmonious? This night’s dreams may express themselves between September 23 and October 22.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #11

On the night of January 4, contemplate the energies of Scorpio. Your dreams that night deserve in-depth analysis, because they contain hidden clues about the intense potential for personal transformation that lies concealed within you. Look for your dreams from this night to take outward form between October 23 and November 21.

12 Days of Christmas – Night #12

On the night of January 5, contemplate the energies of Sagittarius. Look for dream activity that reveals new horizons for your life, opening up expanded spiritual and intellectual insights and enlivening your sense of humor! Your dreams on this final night of the 12 Days of Christmas may become manifest between November 22 and December 20.

Celebrate A Sacred Day of Astrology

After the 12 Days of Christmas, be sure celebrate Epiphany on January 6!

Three Magi Epiphany
The Gifts of the Astrologers come right after the 12 Days of Christmas

This is the day in the Christian calendar that is set aside to recognize the accomplishments of astrologers. The Three Kings of the ancient legend knew how their spiritual knowledge of the heavens connected with material abundance. As astro-traders, we can proudly carry on that tradition!