Vedic Winter Solstice – Sun Enters Capricorn

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Today is a power day for Vishnu called Vaikunta Ekadasi, where he opens the doors to heaven and can give wealth and enlightenment blessings. Om Namo Narayanaya!

Currently Sun is still transiting the most idealistic sign, Sagittarius. This Friday January 13th at 9:05 p.m. EST Sun will move into Capricorn. This is called the Vedic Winter Solstice, and it initiates the six months of the year when the Sun is moving northward through the zodiac. North being the direction of Kubera, the banker in heaven, means that this is a favorable time to start new ventures, and it supports financial growth. The Sun is bringing in new life force, consciousness, and purpose into the world. Henceforth more light will be coming in.

This is a perfect time to throw out the old and welcome in the new. Especially in this week leading up to the Vedic Winter Solstice, clean out the clutter in your closets, office, house. Donate or throw away old items from your past that don’t fit with the new life you are in the process of creating. This can include old clothing that you don’t wear, items you aren’t using, and broken and unusable things.

Revisit your goal list and reassess what you are doing. Make changes where needed. The energy will support letting go of bad habits and old ways of being. Empower your goals by writing them and/or creating a vision board. It is a great time to focus on your career and life purpose because Capricorn is the natural 10th house of profession.

The Sun symbolizes our soul, activity, royalty, and the father. The Sun nourishes the whole world with its light. Capricorn, or Makara in Sanskrit, is a sign of ancient past life abilities and ancient past life karmas. It is symbolized by an animal with the head of a deer and the hind part of a crocodile. A deer is a very gentle and curious animal, while a crocodile is an ancient predator that has enormous strength and patience. Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, is a planet of discipline, perseverance, restrictions, and compassion. Saturn can bring unexpected skills back to life provided that you clean up karmas from the past. These would be skills that you worked on in past lives.

Capricorn is a sign of manifestation, i.e. bringing our internal goals into concrete form in the world. It includes energies of working hard and following a set course. This hardworking nature can help you to become mentally strong and spiritually detached.

Capricorn is the natural 10th house of career and life purpose. This is the realm of life where we develop a profession and seek authority, status and good reputation. Through working in a career, we fulfill our life purpose, which is also called dharma.

Sun’s Travels through Birthstars within Capricorn

Uttara Ashada Star January 10th – 22
A star symbolized by an elephant’s tusk, which relates to the obstacle-removing god Ganesha. It can grant you an unchallengeable victory. Gives you the ability to align with the higher forces of good. Taking responsibility is important.

Shravana January 23 – February 4th
Symbolized by an ear, Shravana is a star of listening and communication. It can help you acquire knowledge as well as being persevering and goal-oriented. Listen to your higher voice.

Dhanishta February 4th and beyond
Symbolized by a drum, Dhanishta is a star of wealth and manifestation. Relates to impeccable timing, rhythm, musical ability, and fame. Make sure you are tuning into wholesome influences.

Favorable Activities

  • Clean out your closets and discard old thing from the past that no longer support your current goals and vision.
  • Let go of a bad habit.
  • The energy will help you realize goals. Make sure to write down your goals and/or create a vision board. Be hardworking as you start new ventures in your personal and professional life. Promote yourself; perhaps change jobs or ask for a raise. Take pride in doing a good job. Keep your ego in check – be patient with others and make sure to share the credit with them. Avoid clashing with people in authority.
  • You may become aware of any past life powers, abilities, and/or karmas. Take advantage of your unique strengths and abilities. We have all come here with different gifts to share with the world. If karmas do come up, make sure to do karma-busting rituals to dissolve them on Pradosham days (like tomorrow, Monday, January 9th continuing through Tuesday January 10th). Read more about Pradosham and Siva’s Birthday here.
  • Participate in ceremonies to celebrate the descent of performer god Karuppasamy on the Vedic Winter Solstice. Learn more here.

Saturn’s Big Transit into Sagittarius
Read about Saturn’s January 26th transit on Astroved.com (scroll to bottom to view videos of predictions based on your moon sign).

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