Lining Up For The Solstice
Photo: Charles Pfeil
You know how the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words"? Well, check out the picture of the line-up of planets around the upcoming Winter Solstice at Dr. Burl Payne's site. Click here.
From his site:
"Around the solstice the Earth will be lined up with Mars on one side of the
Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Pluto on the opposite. Plus, the Galactic Center
is in this line up.
The Galactic Center is the center of our galaxy, called the Milky Way, which
has an estimated 2 billion stars in it. If we could see it, then it would be
perhaps as bright as a hundred-thousand stars. It is the parent star of our
galaxy. There are several billion other galaxies in the universe so far
known. Six months from now, at the summer solstice (in the Northern
hemisphere), Earth will be on the same side of the Sun as the galactic
center. At these times there is an extra amount of galactic center emanation
available for humans.
The Moon is also full and conjunct with Mars (December 23; remember the
lunar effects are often present one or two days before the actual
alignment.)" Read more on his site.
On a more personal note: Transiting Retrograde Mars will be conjunct my Natal Mars, and Transiting Saturn will be conjunct my Natal Mercury. With all that's going on with the planetary line-up and personal astrology, the Christmas Season looks like it's gonna pack a punch!
"I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
~ Douglas Adams ~