Astrological YULE significance (December 21st)
Today is the 21st of December- the winter solstice of the Northern Hemisphere and summer solstice of the Southern Hemisphere.
It is also the last day of Sagittarius Sun, and the days are now growing longer in the Northern Hemisphere, and the nights are becoming shorter.
In astrology, the soltices represent the transition of Gemini to Cancer on June 21st, and Sagittarius to Capricorn on December 21st. Notice how these are sister signs? (Gemini/Sagittarius, Cancer/Capricorn).
On December 21st, the winter solstice, the transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn represents our transition from the carefree spirit to the steady soul. The beginning of a new year (with respects to the Earths move on its axis, not the 12 month calendar) means that there is now a need for foundation-building. The last day of Sagittarius pushes us forward and the coming Capricorn will allow us to look back at the past year and make adjustments that will last, and keep us going strong.
Being the heart of winter, Yule marks the last ‘push’ (Sagittarius) to get us through and new strength to carry us (Capricorn) to the warmer months.