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Updated: Jan 1, 2022

Happy Solstice and Yule, everyone! The Solstice becomes exact at 9:59 AM New York time (15:59 GMT) on Tuesday, December 21, which is the same time as the sun moves into the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn.

We have been immersed in a super-powerful energetic gateway in the days leading up to this Solstice, since 12/12. It's been the final grand energetic portal of this momentous year of 2021, as our bodies and spirits are being further refined in preparation for the dawning of the sacred year of 2022. We are having huge solar flares coinciding with this Solstice Gateway! Stay hydrated and grounded, everyone!

I am going to focus this article on the significance of the Winter Solstice/Yule, since most of my readers are in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Pagan traditions, Yule is a festival celebrating the longest night of the year, and the return of the sun (as after the Solstice the daylight gets just a little bit longer each day). So, the Winter Solstice is seen not as a time of darkness but of rebirth!

It's a good thing to ask yourself how you can become reborn? How can you be reborn into a new version of yourself?

Christmas, which of course is really based on the ancient tradition of Yule, is a celebration. People tend to be more jolly and grateful around Christmastime, which is just how the Pagans have been celebrating Yule for thousands of years. The Solstice Time is a great time to be extra grateful for all of the blessings in your life and to place your thoughts on exactly how you want to see your 2022 go.

Who do you want to be in 2022? What do you want your life to look like in 2022? How do you want your 2022 to feel?

2022 is a 6 Universal Year in numerology, so we want to take full responsibility for our lives in 2022, and continue building for the future. I'll have a video with a full energetic preview of 2022 on January 1.


Capricorn is the cardinal Earth sign, as it begins the season of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It is ruled by stubborn, serious Saturn. Capricorn's glyph—or symbol—is that of a 'Sea Goat'--with the horns of the mountain goat and the tail of a fish. It is the ruler of the 10th house in astrology, which is the House of Ambition. The Midheaven (or MC) sits at the beginning of this house. The 10th House rules over our career and how we act, show up, and are perceived in the material world.

Now that the sun has moved into powerful, earthy, masculine-oriented Capricorn, we feel a renewed sense of drive to accomplish things and make positive changes in our lives. Write down who you want to be by the end of 2022 and implement the positive, structural changes in your day-to-day life that will start to get you from where you are now to where you want to be by the end of next year. Put a lot of thought and focus into your career and material world ambitions.

Wishing you a wonderful Solstice and Yule as we collectively celebrate the return of the sun! And a happy Summer Solstice to my friends in the Southern Hemisphere as well :)

With Love,

Matthew John

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