Check it out, we’re still here! The world did not end this morning of December 21, 2012, as some people have been speculating for a long, long time. Of course, I’m not one of those people and I knew we would keep on kicking. But that doesn’t mean today isn’t special for other reasons.
In addition to being the infamous day one cycle of the Mayan calendar ends, today is the day we officially welcome winter as the Sun moves into Capricorn.
This is the shortest day/longest night of the year, and it will begin to get lighter bit by bit until the lightest day of the year at Summer Equinox. That makes this a day of celebration — the worst of these long, cold, dark nights are passing, and we can rejoice about the return to the light.
I’m also excited about the Sun in Capricorn. I have a Capricorn Moon, which lends a serious side to my goofy Gemini personality, and I do feel more serious this time of year. It’s easier for me to reflect, reset my goals and buckle down to work hard toward achieving them. Most of us will feel this way now.
So whatever you may have heard about December 21, 2012, it IS special — just not in the way some paranoid people think. Celebrate!