The Hidden Astrology of Christmas Traditions

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Introduction and Welcome

Welcome back, everyone. I’m so thrilled that you’ve decided to join us for this special holiday edition of the astrology hub podcast. I’ve always loved the holiday season, the festive lights, the abundance of gatherings, the giving of gifts. And I’ve experienced my fair share of really challenging holidays as well.

If you’re in that position, I get it. But it’s actually the more challenging holiday seasons that sent me on a search.

The Astrological Underpinnings of the Holiday Season

A search to discover why this time of year has been considered sacred for centuries all across the world and why no matter what’s happening in my life, I yearn for the deepness of meaning and soul at this time of year, more than ever.

And for me, it’s been reconnecting with the astrological underpinnings of the season and the traditions we share that has delivered. What I have been yearning for, which is why I’m so excited to share today’s episode with you. It’s a [00:01:00] holiday favorite here at Astrology Hub, and it’s called The Christmas Mysteries with astronomer and astrologer Gemini Brett.

In this episode, we talk about the intriguing connections between astrology and our popular Christmas traditions, uncovering how the stars and planets have influenced our festive legends and practices throughout time. We cover everything from why we bring trees into our homes, to the lights that we string around them, to Santa, his sleigh, and reindeer.

And you don’t even have to celebrate Christmas to enjoy this episode. If you love astrology, I think you’re going to find it fascinating, but before we dive in, I also want to make sure you know, you’re invited to a very special free event that we’re hosting here at astrology hub. It’s for any of you who like me, love seasonal traditions, but are in search for more depth and inspiration.

It’s our gift to you.

Special Announcement: The 12 Days of Solstice Challenge

And it’s called the 12 days of solstice challenge. It’s a guided intention setting [00:02:00] journey through the lunar cycles of 2024. Each day of the event, you’ll get a short 15 minute video from me introducing the theme for the day based on the zodiac sign of the lunar cycle. I’ll provide you with a guided meditation and then give you journal prompts to help you set balanced intentions that are aligned with natural rhythm for the year ahead.

I’m so happy to be sharing this gift with you to learn more and join us. All you have to do is go to astrology hub. com slash solstice. We’ll put that link in the show notes as well. So as we listen to Christmas mysteries, let’s appreciate the enduring wisdom of astrology in our holiday traditions. Enjoy the episode.

And I hope to see you at the 12 days of solstice.

Welcome to the astrology hub podcast. I’m Amanda Poole Walsh, founder of astrology hub and your host for our flagship show. We explore the many ways astrology can support you and your relationships, career, health, [00:03:00] and personal growth. Thanks for tuning in.

Warning: Spoiler Alert for the Magic of Santa Claus

Warning here. Okay, this is like a big spoiler alert, folks. So I’m just gonna take my time. If you have some little ears around. who are currently exploring the amazing magic of Saint Nick and all that. Um, this isn’t the episode for them. Bring them back in a few years or whatever it will be.

All right, we good? Pause the things, hide your screen. Okay, we’re good. Sweet. So, because, y’all, Santa Claus is fake. Um, but he might not be, right? I found that out from, um, the facts of life on the TV screen when I was a kid, and, which I don’t think TV should do. And they didn’t give a spoiler alert. So I checked in with my sister, who’s 14 months, my elder.

And she’s like, yeah, you idiot. And then that was the end of it all for me. It was pretty sad actually.

Unveiling the Christmas Mysteries

[00:04:00] Um, but really what inspired this thing that I call the Christmas mysteries. was my nephew’s awakening, Kyle, who I wasn’t there, but I heard how it went. It was around Easter time. Another one of these very important solar holidays, um, and lunar, if you will, for that one, which we might even get to today, but probably later.

But Amanda and I did talk about Easter this year too. Um, Yeah, so Kyle had a friend over who lost a tooth and it was a molar. And Kyle’s like, dude, you’re stoked. That’s five bucks, referring to his local tooth fairy economics. And his mom overheard that my sister and she was like, well, you know, there’s different tooth fairies and we don’t know how they others work because she didn’t want to lay that five dollar trip on this kid’s parents.

Um, and Kyle went into his room and the door shut and he came out I guess 15 minutes later and said I’m going to ask you a question mom and I want you to be honest with me. Are you the tooth [00:05:00] fairy? And she said, yeah, um, she wanted to be honest. She promised to be honest and they had lived in Spain for some time where it’s not a fairy that comes to give you change for your tooth, but it’s a little rat and he goes, are you Ratoncito Perez also?

And she said, you see, yo soy Ratoncito Perez tambien. Um, and that was it. And they had just come back from like a big Easter egg hunt in DC where they were living at the time, like a huge one. Right. And, um, and he’s like. And the Easter bunny, she goes, yeah. So, so all those people, all those people, we were just, they were all lying to us.

And she said, well, it’s not really a lie. And he like, and he goes, and I don’t even want to ask about the big guy. And like the door slammed and he was done for the day came out like after dinner. And interestingly, he’s chosen. Well, now he’s now he’s 15 and he’s out of that cloud a little bit, but for years and years and years, he protected that.

mystery for himself, which I actually [00:06:00] really honor. Um, there’s an important truth of preserving myth and mystery and storytelling and the fairies and the gnomes and all this for the kids, you know? And I mean, I think that that’s one thing that Steiner certainly got right. Um, although at the same time, there are kids who are excited to learn to read and write and do the maths.

So ahead of time according to that schedule some so to each their own and we can see it in their charts, of course Um, and you know, I gotta say while i’m there that it’s really cool to be on the podcast Like hours after my beloved was on in the other room with your new show with her new show about, um, astrology for kids and parents, which is going to be a really exciting thing to witness.

So maybe the first time two podcasts from the same household. I don’t know, but here’s to that. Definitely. Definitely. This is, this is a record. Right on. We love it. Well, someday Koaw [00:07:00] will have a show, but right now he’s five and we’re trying to sort out like how to do this Christmas thing with him. Um, so when I asked my nephew and his two sisters, my nieces, you know, one time I was actually visiting them in Tokyo and they had their whole Christmas thing happening.

It was solstice time. And, um, so, hey, well, tell me what is Christmas about? And you get this, like, long, intricate story about Santa, and the elves, and Mrs. Claus, and they have that elf on the shelf cat. I don’t know if some of you guys have turned on to that. It terrifies me. It feels like it’s sponsored by the NSA or something, because, like, it says it’s a Christmas tradition, but it’s like 10 years old, and the whole thing is you get an elf called Joe, or you give him his own family name, and the parents hide him.

in new places every day, and the kids have to discover him, but not touch him, and he’s basically there to report to Santa whether you’re being naughty or nice. Which is tricky. I was playing that [00:08:00] song the other day on my saxophone, right? Like, you better be nice that whole trip. And, um, and Koa started singing along.

And I, like, couldn’t resist saying, You know, man, that’s just kind of like this trip that parents say to keep kids. nice around this time. But then later that night, I was totally regretting it because he was not, he was being naughty. And you know, I was like, man, I just like totally like showed my cards.

And I can’t like force the Santa control system on this unruly gentleman at five in the morning. Um, anyway, so in the last podcast, we spoke a lot about Santa and the potential shamanic roots of Santa Claus and the elves, or, um, many places that that goes to, um, Sinterklaas and Schwarzepiet, which is a very interesting thing that hopefully will get dismantled this year, but also might reach back to Odin and his ravens.

We talked a little bit about the historic [00:09:00] Saint Nick. Um, but mostly I want to share. What has come in for me in my, basically my, my designs of creating like. Series of Christmas mysteries. And the point of it is this, like when the kid has their, their great awakening, right, which is that the Santa Claus is fake, um, that, that could take all magic away and it actually happens that way quite often when you speak with people.

Oh yeah, it did for me. And it took a long time for me to believe in magic again. And, and one thing I just wanted to offer Brett is, is the way that I’ve framed this with my only Madeline so far, cause Sophia still believes, but I think she may be protecting the mystery.

The Magic of Santa Claus: A Different Perspective

I’m I think she may sort of know, but is that.

It’s not fake. It’s the spirit of generosity and the spirit of generosity moves through us and we, [00:10:00] we do its role of giving in joy. And so it’s not, it’s not dead and it’s not fake. It’s just, it’s more of an energetic spirit and that now we get to pass that spirit along. And then they get to share it with people.

And so it’s, it’s another way to frame it, but I also love bringing in the, the, what you’re going to bring, which is the next phase of this initiation with the astrology and the astronomy as well. Yeah. Well, I’ll say like my favorite bit has actually been, um, my buddy, Jake, at one point told me that when his kid went through the awakening, he did what his father had done for him, which is like, see, now you get to know that we can each be Santa Claus.

And, um, it’s like tears in the eyes because it’s really a heartwarming thing. It’s really beautiful. He said, okay, so this is how it works. We find somebody around who needs a gift and we bring it and they don’t know who it comes from. [00:11:00] And, uh, and the kid picked this old woman on the street who he sees every day, come out to get her newspaper.

With bare feet in the cold. And he’s like, we need to get some slippers for Mrs. Woman down the street. And they like ninja delivered some slippers. Right. And then every day he would see the lady in her slippers. And right. So he knew that he was like doing this beautiful thing, which I love so much. And you know, that goes back into the tradition actually.

So some say about St. Nicholas, who was like, you know, at least modeled after a true, like Catholic priest, um, who ended up. living his days out in Turkey because of the persecutions that were happening in his day and age. Um, but he had said would leave gold coins in like boots. That were left outside. And some say that that’s kind of where the Santa thing comes from.

I see it reaching much deeper than that into history or herstory. Like, you know, [00:12:00] Saturnalia festivals and in Rome are like undeniable. And then just the winter traditions and the shamanic traditions.

The Astrological Significance of the Christmas Tree

So where I like to start is with the tree. And so I sat with Koa for some time and we were looking outside and I said, so tell me the difference between that tree and that tree.

Right, and one was, um, a pine, and the other one’s an oak, right, so. And he got to learn words like coniferous and deciduous, right? And, and Koaw liked science, so that was cool. Um, but you know, it’s like, so what does the evergreen teach us? And I let him, like, bring me to, well, it always stays green. And you can hear in the name, right, Ko?

Yeah. It’s like, what do you hear in coniferous? Oh, these cones. And that was cool, too. Um, but so, what does the tree that loses its leaf teach us? And we talked about seasons and composting and the energy given to the soil so that the seeds can grow healthy. And, um, and then we talked about the evergreen and how [00:13:00] it’s a reminder that we can make it through these cold and dark times.

Um, and you know, I like to start there first and foremost. I just yesterday was in Sedona and had lunch at the spot that I love. And, um, got to speaking with. The bartender, cause I was sitting at the counter, um, about what I was doing there, which was a bunch of ceremonies. And, um, he’s like, well, what kind of ceremonies?

And I talked to him about Jupiter and Saturn and, um, which he had been looking at and he revealed after some time in our conversation that he practices like old Nordic, um, pagan traditions. And we were talking about the tree. And he said that in that tradition, from what he learned. And I think it’s maybe a bit modern, like a modern twist of an old thing, but he said that what you would do is you would light a tree outside of your house if your house was a safe place for travelers in the cold.

So, like, that [00:14:00] was to let people know that they were welcome in your place. And that often they wouldn’t come in, but you’d leave boots that you were done with out by the tree and people would take them to keep their feet warm as they were traveling and migration and whatever it may be just super beautiful.

I love that. How beautiful. I mean, to be, to think that people were that gracious and welcoming to a stranger and that they would take the effort to. Signal that, like, here, come here. Amazing. Yeah, remember, like, wrapping presents for kids, and you would just write something like, five to six year old, or, you know, ten to twelve year old.

And it would go to kids that weren’t privileged enough to receive toys and so I heard him saying that yesterday I was like oh we should light a tree outside like we actually have a cut tree inside I’m feeling pretty bad about it um [00:15:00] and I wonder though if the tree in the window is kind of the same idea?

You know, the, the, because a lot of us put the tree in the window so that people can see it from outside. So maybe it’s a similar thread coming. Wondering about having an outside tree. That’s like decorated with presents underneath, like labeled, you know, that like, you know, if you need a present. Like that would be cool.

That’s a cool idea. Yeah, but we better get out of the heart and get into the mind or else we’ll just It was melt away in tears and goo for an hour I love to do but I want to tell you about the mysteries, right? So, um what I realize or actually, you know What before I go there? I will say this thing that There is this initiation that happens for kids that have younger siblings, and I want to know how Madeline’s doing with Sophia because, you know, the kids who often sit at the kids table or aren’t part of the older crowd that gets to stay [00:16:00] up after hours and the party’s happening and all these things we used to do.

Um, you know, one thing that, I feel is like an initiation or a secret handshake for them is that when they find out about Santa, then they get to move on the adult team and keep the mystery alive for the younger kids. Oh yes. She is very much in sync and in line. And we, we like do the little eyes across the table and you know, there’s all these like secret codes that we have.

To keep it preserved, for sure. Did she, was she angry at you at all when she found out? No, she’s too, she’s so, um, God, with all that Scorpio energy, she like, kind of knows. And she’s, she’s, there’s something about her that’s so adult already. And, the cool thing is, she knows magic also exists. She knows, she knows what magic is.

And so, for her, I don’t think it like, blew her world like it blew mine. Because. There still is magic. [00:17:00] There’s no question about that. It didn’t, it didn’t obliterate that for her. We watched this movie Klaus the other day, which actually I would really recommend. It was cool. Uh, we watched it with Koa and we’re like, okay, 10 minutes and then it’s bath time.

And then maybe we just 10 more minutes, 10 more minutes. Cause we couldn’t turn it off. Right. So we finished the whole movie and he went late night, which is pretty hilarious. Um, but you know, the whole time I felt like they were actually just giving the big reveal about the Santa thing, but it’s actually the Santa priest story.

Hold on, please. I’m having unexpected visitors. Um, so keep going. I’m going to actually mute myself for just a sec. And is it believers? Yes. Yes. Right. So I’m going to talk about Christ. Let’s talk about trees more. Um, and I want to talk about the tree of earth, which looks like this. Although typically we would say this is an imaginary thing, which I like to call the spine of Gaia.

Um, but I think many [00:18:00] traditions have called this. the world tree. And we hear it as Yggdrasil, or like many different names throughout cultures, different ages, different times, different places, and different languages. Um, but Gaia’s spine is the spin axis of earth. If earth is a wheel spinning every day, um, then the spine would be the axle, right?

And there’s not an actual thing there. There’s not an actual tree, but really importantly, Gaia’s spine defines The cardinal directions. and also the places where our cardinal cusps, the cusp of the cardinal signs are aligned. Um, because I feel in so many ways that this is the tree that we’re talking about.

Um, and I’m going to show it in an astronomy software which will kind of… make it easier to see, I think. Um, well, did we just ruin [00:19:00] it all over there, Amanda? Are we cool? Okay, no, we didn’t. Thankfully, everybody, what just happened is my two daughters just walked in. I was not expecting them. Um, but thankfully, Sophia went outside and the background noise was so loud that they couldn’t hear anything that was happening.

So beautiful. Yeah. I mean, there’s something that is really important, I believe for us to offer, um, honoring of myth and mystery. And, um, you know, this whole idea of their imaginary friends and whatnot is parents who are sleeping to the possibilities of learning from our children who might not yet be so asleep that they can still see.

And I think, you know, one of the things that these Santa initiations always offer me is it’s like, Oh, what is my Santa Claus like what is my. Belief or when I look around, I mean, it seems actually that the [00:20:00] Christmas mysteries as being utilized by magicians on the other side has become this kind of capitalism thing that keeps you all twinkly and avoiding the deep dive at the winter time, actually.

Asks us to explore the other thing is what I’ve been noticing this year is that there’s such an emphasis on magic being alive only right now. Like this is the most joyful time of the year. This is when the magic comes to life. And it’s like, well, what about the other 11 months of the year? Like, it’s actually quite depressing that this is the most wonderful time of the year.

You know, I, I, I think, um, cultivating the perspective that there’s miracles every day, all the time. There’s magic all around us all the time. We just have to have eyes to see and ears to hear. But, um, I, I think that’s actually part of the [00:21:00] program that then leads to so much. Depression around this time of year, and also that let down feeling when it’s over.

It’s like this, it’s like when, when, when people refer to like high school as the glory days, it’s like, wow, that’s really sad because there’s a lot more life after high school. And it’s like, that’s the pinnacle. That’s, that’s just a depressing thought really. You know, so I think it’s such a good point and people who are alone for Christmas, which will of course will reach like all time numbers this year, right?

Like you’re really being led to be depressed. I mean, this year, of course, they’re like, connect with your family through zoom video and thinking like all the ways we can, I don’t need to go down that rabbit hole. But yeah, I mean, I do think that there is a rich tradition, like going all the way back. Some people are not going to make it through the winter.

Right. I mean, modern times still, but certainly in the day. Right. And so you’ll on one level was like a [00:22:00] celebration of all of the hard work that went into farming and harvesting and, you know, bottling or the equivalent and rationing the food that will make us, you know, help us get through. And, and it was like a party and a festival of lights and a huge feast.

It’s like, we’re actually going to eat more than we should. We’re not, we’re going to take a day or maybe a few. away from that rationing trip and like show the gods that we have faith by like leaving food for them but eating like more than our fill and like eating as if we were rich and it is the summertime and that kind of trip you know so in but if that’s a few days right when it gets turned into these many days i mean interestingly this one’s fun like the 12 days of christmas Traditionally, like begin on Christmas, don’t lead to Christmas, right?

It got turned through the capitalistic twisting of like, Oh, a 12 days and you can buy something [00:23:00] each of these 12 days and buy 12, you know, winged ponies, whatever. But you know, the old ways, it was like, no, it starts at Christmas and that leads to Tres Reyes or the three Kings day. So in many of the Latin cultures, like in Spain, presents are actually much more.

Like they come around epiphany time. Right. Which is like 12th day of Christmas where we’re going. And that’s like the adoration of the Magi and that, like the recognition of the Christ child, um, go ahead, which, which by the way, I introduced into our little, um, uh, winter festival. Ritual, uh, lineup this year.

So we did our first Saturnalia, which I kind of teased the girls all, you know, the, the months leading up. I was like, we’re not doing Christmas this year. We’re doing Saturnalia. We’re like, mama, did you make that up? That’s not even a real thing. I was like, no, it’s a real [00:24:00] thing. It’s a festival for Saturn and it lasted seven days.

And so I, anyways, I’ve, we’ve been doing it and it’s the 17th to the 23rd. Um, and so, but I’ve been using it as an opportunity to provide gifts that embody the astrology of the day. So, today is Mercury, yesterday was Mars. So, I, I, just little fun things. Um, and of course, we’ll also do Christmas. But I, I wanted to start to, to, um, connect it astrologically.

For them, like there’s an astrological significance and, um, I’m trying to think of my point. Uh, no, well, that is the point and I love it. Maybe Thursday could be like, oh, and Jupiter gives you Christmas back, right? Yeah, that’s such a good idea. I love that. Oh, yes, that’s good. Um, but yeah, so you were saying about the, the festivals.

Oh, oh, one of the things I was going to say is when in my research of Saturnalia, the government, [00:25:00] Actually provided the feast for everybody, slaves and, you know, uh, royalty, everybody got to participate in this feast provided by the government, which is amazing if you think about it, um, and then, and then in Hawaii, we have the Makahiki festival.

Which starts, which is totally astrological. It’s aligned with the Pleiades. So when the Pleiades rise in the East, that’s when Makahiki started and it was a four month festival. Um, so yes, continue. Yeah, so the Akronite goal rising of the Pleiades when the sun is opposite them in November, but then also timed as we do in Hawaii to the moon.

Um, yeah, I mean, so it’s interesting that one of the things around Saturnalia, and it’s always heavy to think about other times like this, but like slaves and masters, it said, would switch places at least for a night. Um, and that the masters would then serve the slaves and that kind of thing. I mean, without [00:26:00] taking that too far, it’d be interesting how that dynamic looks in your house.

Oh, I we’ve, we’ve already had this conversation. I was like, so basically that means if we’re switching roles, you guys are going to be cooking dinner for me. Like, I, like, I started to think about it because at first they were like, yes, we’re in charge. I’m like. I think that’s how it looks around here. You being in charge means you get to actually take care of me.

Like, fantastic. So then you’re meant to wear the Phrygian hat, right? That’s like that real red curly hat that you see. Well, you know the Smurfs. Here’s Papa Smurf. He’s very, and this is Libra Smurf from the Zodiac set. He’s got a very like Santa thing going on, Papa Smurf, and they live in mushrooms, and some say Santa goes back to the mushrooms, some say it’s the Coca Cola bottle, some say the red and white is the berries from the holly and the ivy, and it speaks as many of these seasonal traditions do to fertility, um, the ways that we always celebrated them way back reaching into the [00:27:00] old, and that’s some of the things that we talked about in that podcast last year, um, and I think I refer to some places that you can go.

There’s a wonderful book of, um, Winter Solstice by I want to say John Matthews, I think is his name and maybe his wife that I’d really highly recommend checking out. I can grab it at some point if you want. I can grab it at some point if you want to show that because I’m for, I can’t find my copy at some, we moved since just after we did that podcast last year.

Um, all right. So one thing I gotta say I’m struggling with right now, and I would love for your help with this is to how to make these Christmas mysteries that I’ll present to you, like interesting for kids. Right, because that’s one thing that, like, kinda goes away with Santa. There we go. The Winter Solstice by who?

John Matthews. Hey! With contributions from Caitlin Matthews. So, can’t find the book, and there’s not an audiobook or a [00:28:00] Kindle version I just found out, um, so you gotta get some paper, which is good. It’s a good thing, with all this information going digital these days. Get a used copy, keep it on the shelf.

And, uh, somebody sent me one. It’s a really good book. Anyway, so, um, Yeah, I was just saying, Amanda, maybe you heard this or not, that I wanna find a way to like make these more interesting and mysterious and that kind of thing. Right. What I’m doing right now is like the thing that I do, which is kind of decoding some of these things in the actual sky and like the actual nature of the marriage of heaven and earth.

And that’s my devotion astrologically in general, right? Like I hear all these things and it’s like, oh, okay, like I come from the south node and go to the north node. Like why? Because it works. Like, okay, that doesn’t work for me, right? Like, give me a little bit of the heart of the thing. Like, give, actually give me the body of, give me the salt of the thing.

Like, what is that? And then I’ll sit with this guy and ask. And oftentimes I find confirmations for that, which I’m [00:29:00] being taught. Sometimes challenges. sometimes challenges of why would this work the same in both hemispheres, and you know, those things that we have to really face, I think, as tropical astrologers, if we want to not just say this is a symbolic language, but as I do, that this is the poetic breath of nature.

But what I, what usually happens is I do find confirmations from the sky, and then going to seek and asking these questions, I get so much more, and then I have this intimate connection, this understanding, and I’ve made friends with a bunch of beings up there. So, I noticed one year, and it was actually in Japan, um, I have my picture right here, that Santa’s actually in the sky.

And this was a cool thing to hear, so… Yeah, I guess I’ll just give the reveal photo, which is this one. Um, and so what you’re looking at is the Ursa Major, the big bear, um, who has an asterism or kind of a mini constellation within the great constellation, which is called to many of us, the Big Dipper, right?

Which is here. [00:30:00] And in some traditions, that’s known as the wagon or the chariot. Actually, um, slaves in America who were running from the South to find freedom in the North wrote this song that said, Swing Low Sweet Chariot. Because in the right times to go, which means it’s not freezing cold, the chariot swings low.

And, um, the Big Dipper, it points to the North Star. Right, so when you follow, it’s another one is, um, follow the drinking gourd. Right, because the chariot, the Big Dipper is the drinking gourd, and the gourd points to the North Star, so that’s where to go, go north. But you can also, while the Dipper will show you the directions, it points in our day and age right to Polaris, the Pole Star, the North Star.

Um, the Dipper, and it’s a little bit more advanced, I’m not going to get into it now, [00:31:00] will teach you how to tell seasons. just by what positions it’s in when the sky gets dark enough to see. Um, and there’s so many other mysteries that are tied to the dipper. It’s amazing. But you know, I had known that it was the wagon.

It looks more like that. There’s this weird thing around the bears of the heavens. This is the big bear Ursa Major and the little bear Ursa Minor. And, you know, for people who are listening to the audio, um, get a picture of, of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, and you’ll see what I’m talking about, but probably just go over to the video version of this podcast, because I’m going to show a few things.

Um, you know, it’s weird that the bears of the heavens have these long tails, like bears don’t have long tails. So it’s always was strange to me, and the wagon like made a lot more sense. Or, um, this was also called the plow. Right. And some aggregarian societies, the big dipper. And it’s, I mean, it’s a, [00:32:00] I mean, amazing, bright constellation, the brightest thing in the north, huge, so recognizable, and tells us the directions, and, um, so it’s, you know, it has a very, um, it’s very well recognized, of course, by all northern hemisphere traditions throughout time.

But what I realized this night, um, was that it’s Santa’s sleigh. And, you know, I was interested, just rewind in this conversation, and I was asking my nephew and nieces what Christmas is about, and they had all these things to say about Santa and the elves and Mrs. Claus and, um, and, and their, and their elf on the shelf, Joe.

And I was like, that’s it? It’s like, what about the tree? What does the tree mean? And so we had that talk, they weren’t offering much. And like, Christ didn’t even come into the thing. I think it’s not Santa miss, you know, it’s Christmas, Christmas. So what about [00:33:00] that? Right. And, um, what I’ve realized since is that kind of Santa is the gateway into this thing for me.

Then these mysteries bring us to the tree. And then like the Christ stories open up and that basically, as I was writing this little curriculum up, I’ll show it to you and people can take a screenshot if you want it. It’s not like as dialed in as it will become. Um, But it basically is how I teach sacred astronomy.

You know, I teach astronomy for astrologers, for many of the organizations. I like to call it sacred astronomy because I’m not just talking about mathematical equations and how to calculate a chart from some tables and that. I’m talking about how to get outside with your feet on the ground and see the chart in the sky and see the sky and the chart.

And I really try to do that in a reverent. you [00:34:00] know, heart centered, embodied, awe of the sky in its mysteries way, not as some like, you know, academic nerd. Although I can’t get away from my true personality, right, but I have had some complaints in the orgs like, um, for the organization for professional astrology to get certified.

You go through my astronomical training and some it’s been rare, but some people have been like, yeah, what’s up with all the shaman guy stuff? Like, let’s just, let’s just get the science. Right? Um, so I will be teaching astronomy for astrologers later this year for astrology hub. And I’m excited because I know in this community, I can be a little bit more of like, get out there, have this practice, this is your soul work.

Because we can learn these things on a small screen, but it’s nothing like the big screen, the living sky. You’ve gotta do that to integrate this um, connection to the heaven and the earth that sadly astrology in so many ways is like [00:35:00] forgetting. And, you know, we’ve handed those keys of one half of our craft, which is on one side astronomy, the measurable heavenly happenings on the other side correspondences, the immeasurable qualities of those quantities and astrology really is the rainbow bridge between the two.

But these days, we just call it correspondences. astrology and astronomy is left to these cats who like calculate our tables which we need to heal ourselves and help others heal themselves but you know in doing so we’ve also just released a spiritual practice of the heavenly happenings now I should say that astronomers, you know, they’re often, I don’t think most of them would call this, but they’re like in ceremony, you know, there’s so many people out for the Jupiter Saturn conjunction recently and noticing, of course, the synchronicity of it happening at solstice, and this is a big deal, and it hasn’t happened for this many years, and you won’t ever see them get this close in your life, and you know, and like eclipses, they’re out there like more than astrologers are who are often hiding at home, [00:36:00] um, but I think that You know, there’s a lot of course of predominance in the astronomical realms now of like materialism and rationalism and that reverence for the sky and the living sky is often so missing.

So it’s one of my, I mean, I think my principal devotion in this life is to help astrologers remember to get outside and look up and reconnect our craft to, to where it came from in the beginning. You are playing a pivotal role, a key role in this bridge and connecting astronomy and astrology. It’s, that’s why we’re so excited to have you teaching on our platform because I mean, one of the things that was amazing.

Was this Jupiter Saturn conjunction and how many people were paying attention to me, it feels like for the first time ever. And I know that sometimes eclipses get that much attention and things, but I mean, I guess the summit at [00:37:00] Haleakala was just. Jam packed with people. Like it was, there were so many people up at the summit of the volcano that I live on Haleakala.

And, and that to me is so exciting. You know, everyone at Hula last night was talking about Jupiter, Saturn and asking questions. What does it mean and what’s happening? And it’s like, Oh, wow. People are starting to look up and people are starting to understand there’s a significance there. And like, even comparing how many people were at our Saturn Pluto conjunction ceremony in January.

Compared to how many were at the Jupiter Saturn conjunction ceremony in December. A huge, I mean at least Twice as many, maybe three times as many people at least joined us for the December one. But I think that’s because we’ve all lived through this year. Right. We’ve all lived through, oh, whoa. That astrological thing actually did have an impact.

Because at the beginning of the year, it’s like, there’s the astrologers where they’re predicting that something’s crazy. Yeah, yeah, [00:38:00] yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Now it’s like, oh my God, it was so right. Yes. But also, and I think it’s important, it’s a beautiful, it’s one of the beautiful things about this year for those who have been privileged enough to be okay through this kind of dismantling of the old ways and the labor pains that we will continue to go through as a new world is born.

And we really must midwife as we were talking about in the ceremony recently, the quote, um, Tammy from, um, is that now folks have time to study what they want to study. I have so many more students this year. I teach privately only non. And, and people are just like, I’ve just been wanting to study for decades and decades, but I’ve been so busy with my job, and now I can do and study what I love.

Um, and then they’ll, you know, now work in their field that they love. And I, so, yeah, it is really nice to see so many people coming to astrology. It’s really nice to see so many people celebrating the Christmas star, right? Yes, yes. It did not look like one star, did it to you? No, and I mean, I love [00:39:00] what you said because I can tell that you’ve been looking right that they were like, these two eyes that are getting closer and the eyes are crossing they’re getting closer and closer.

I’ve been looking at this for years now and just they Jupiter and Saturn used to be, you know, where I could. like stretch my arms almost to their fullest and point to one and point to the other. And then every year they’re getting closer, right? And it’s, and it’s interesting how they show up in the sky.

So sometimes it’s in the morning, sometimes at night, and then they became these eyes and now they’ve just passed by. I planned my plane back from Arizona yesterday so that I would take off just at sunset. But then I’m flying west, right? So the sun never, like, was just setting for the whole plane ride. So I was just staring at Jupiter and Saturn the whole time.

And asking this question, hey, which one of you guys is Santa, right? The question of all questions. Are you like, are you guys meeting about this? Or because, you know, because you, Saturn, you sound like [00:40:00] Santa to me. Yes, I heard Saturnalia and I heard something about you rule Capricorn and that’s this time of year and But, uh, people, Jupiter, like people keep saying you’re like the fat and jolly dude.

So you guys might want to like, as long as you’re meeting up there, like it’s going to be 20 years, you might want to sort this out, right? Yes. I’m all ears, you know, so I usually like to listen to my requests, but every now and then, and I haven’t heard the answer yet, but I will say that, you know, there is again that like, let’s get jolly.

Let’s get Jupiter. in the midst of winter. If you think, and this is Northern Hemisphere trip, right? But if you think about the classical domicile lords, let’s talk astrology for a bit, it’s Jupiter as Sagittarius and Jupiter is Pisces. And in the Northern Hemisphere, this is the first moment of winter when Sagittarius becomes Capricorn.

And then the last moment of winter when Pisces becomes Aries, at least the sun’s [00:41:00] travel through the signs, right? So if you think of it in that regard, Jupiter is holding the cold time. Again, like I don’t like to usually speak so locally Northern Hemispheric, but this is a trip. And then, so the signs in between Capricorn, Aquarius, Saturn, right?

Who’s said to be the cold one, the slow one and that kind of thing. And so I like thinking about Jupiter Sagittarius from that regard is like, Yeah, yeah, roll out the scrolls, because it’s clearly getting dark, y’all. And you want to make sure you’re in line. But also, look, it’s going to be good for you. And I got your back.

You’re going to make it through. Seek in the darkness, you know. And then on the way out, Pisces is like, See, here comes, here comes the sun. Do do do do. You know, I teach often, like, with the solar, the seasons, like, the Beatles songs. So, here comes the sun is that time of spring equinox. And the light now overcomes the dark of [00:42:00] night, and then the summertime is like, um, oh my gosh.

What is the one like it burns my feet as they touch the ground. Oh, good day. Sunshine. It’s just such a summer song. And then, um, for the autumn, it’s, um, Someday you’ll wake To see I’ve gone But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun Right? The sun’s falling. And then, interesting, the winter is sun king.

Which is, you know, everyone is happy and they don’t sound happy at all. Like everyone is laughing. Here comes the Sun King, right? And it ties into these old Sun King traditions and that kind of thing. But there are really cool transmissions around this time of year. We don’t get Christmas songs. We get some religious Christmas songs and some songs [00:43:00] about Christ.

We get some Santa songs and that, but you don’t really get any songs honoring the longest night. People in the comments actually correct me if I’m wrong and turn me on to this. Oh, holy night. The stars are brightly shining. Yeah. Right. So the longer, cause it’s a long night. Right. Yeah. Yeah. But yeah, I mean, that’s basically about the coming of Christ.

Right. Yeah. All right.

The Christmas Star and the Three Kings

So let’s talk about the Christmas star a little bit. Um, so the story is that the three kings Who interestingly are said to come from the east, followed an eastern star. It’s like, would you go all the way around the world? Um, so because, you know, there’s some have suggested and are calling this Jupiter Saturn conjunction, the Christmas star, because there is a suggestion that maybe they’re a conjunction in the sign of Pisces in [00:44:00] 7 BC, which was very close.

Like this one, we just saw or are seeing, I should say. Um, Was the Christmas star. Now there’s some candidates. I was just talking to my first teacher, Daniel Jamari, about this, where in 3 B. C. as morning stars in the East and then in 2 B. C. as evening stars in the West, Venus and Jupiter got together. For a really close occultation, almost occultation like this.

And when Venus is on the scene now, you know, that’s when people are calling the police about, there’s AUFO. And you know, it’s like, no, it’s, it’s Venus. Not saying there’s not UFOs, but oftentimes people are calling in Venus, right? It’s like, no, that’s the goddess. Um, and so when Venus and Jupiter get together, that’s gonna be much more of like a.

shocking show. But I mean, I wonder if the star that we’re talking about is called the sun, but the sun moving into a new age. Which very likely was happening when Christ was [00:45:00] born. And that was kind of the big deal about the shift for the sun. So now earlier I was challenging Santa Claus kids, like now I’m going to challenge other folks and you might want to split.

Um, which is like looking at some of the Christian stories, which I’m sure are that Christ who told us he was the son of man was talking about maybe S. O. N. but especially S. U. N. the English language came after, and I think this was a very purposeful homonym and the Christ mysteries are tied. to the mysteries of many other, um, let me say solar guides or even solar deities throughout time.

And I know some people struggle with that and you know, I don’t want to offend you. Um, but I will if you don’t turn this off right now. So maybe go for it or maybe not and see what happens. So, but before that, let’s play with old St. [00:46:00] Nick a little bit more. Um, hi Hermes, this guy. Okay. So here’s Santa’s sleigh and it’s the Big Dipper and the Dipper has this arc of stars that we say in astronomy It’s a great thing.

You arc to Arcturus who is Arcturus the red nosed reindeer You know, I forgot all their name Dasher and Donner and Comet and Blixen, like all these cats, right, which for me I saw in the sky are the arc of the Big Dipper, the tail of the Big Bear, and then the train of reindeer continues through Boetes here, or Bo tays.

Or booties. I’ve never known how to pronounce his name correctly. The herdsman, who is said to be herding the deer, and I could tell you the Greek myth, but I want to stick with this one. And there is a bright star, the fifth brightest star in our sky, super giant orange star called [00:47:00] Arcturus. Which for me is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Okay, well let me show you another thing about this. And so I was on the roof at my sister’s place in, in Tokyo, like tripping about why these kids are into the Santa thing, and a little bit of tree, and none of the Christ, and what has Christmas become, and there’s so many presents, and excitement for the next one before we even really like received, you know, the one that was just unwrapped, and that whole thing.

Um, I’m kind of, you know, I was living alone for a long time at the time, I was kind of on the humbug, honestly speaking, but I was looking at the sky and I was like, Oh my gosh, that’s Santa’s sleigh. And the reason why I say that this is very much aligned to how I begin teaching astronomy for astrologers, although I’m thinking about shifting this, but I like to begin with what’s called the primary motion.

Um, so this, this is Stellarium astronomy software, which is amazing, and it’s [00:48:00] free, by the way. This yellow curve is, um, what’s called the ecliptic plane. And that’s the plane of Earth’s orbital path about the sun. So, from our point of view, as the sun orbits, um, or the Earth orbits the sun in a year, the way we experience that, of course, is here on Earth, we see the sun orbiting us.

And if we extend that plane towards infinity, we encounter the constellations of the Zodiac. So, from Earth’s point of view, the Sun is always held by one of those 12 star groups. And it is the plane that, certainly, astrology is most interested in because our solar system is relatively flat. So, it’s the ecliptic that hosts Venus.

Mercury and Jupiter and Mars and Saturn and all the cats, right? Um, but the other plane that you see here on the screen, for those of you who are watching the video version, and that’s this blue curve, that’s called the celestial equator. And let me just break out my Earth here. [00:49:00] Um, that is Earth’s equator projected into space.

It’s like, it’s literally that simple.

Understanding Earth’s Daily Motion

And if you think of our daily motion, right, which is our daily 24 hours spin on the world tree, Gaia’s spine, right? That’s the spin axis, the plane of our rotation, right? So if you think of earth as like a wheel, the axis would be the axle. And then the plane would be like where the rubber meets the road, right?

The Celestial Equator and Earth’s Spin

Um, that plane is the celestial equator and it’s simply earth’s equator projected out into space. So when we watch the sky at night, like how we experience Earth’s daily spin is by watching the sky spin and Earth spins from the West to the East, right? This is actually why, like, you’ll see it on the camera here, like New York is gonna come into your view.

You’re the sun, okay? Before California, before Hawaii does. Because the Earth is spinning from the West to the East. Right. We notice the sky [00:50:00] rising in the east and setting in the west. It’s a simple matter of relativity and the sky spins. around the axis in 24 hours time.

Finding the Axis in the Sky

So, you can learn to find the axis in the sky.

Um, I’m going to turn around here north. I’ve got this cast for Richmond, California, where I live. And, um, the Gaia’s Spine points in the heavens to places called the celestial poles. So let me put this away and show the globe again. Earth’s world tree, our spin axis, emanates from the heart of earth where we all earthlings are connected.

It’s the place we actually measure astrology from because it’s global. And it passes through the terrestrial poles. Right? So it passes through the South Pole of Earth and Santa’s home, the North Pole.

The Celestial Poles and Earth’s Spin Poles

And then it points in the sky to what are called the Celestial Poles. So we’ve got Terrestrial [00:51:00] Poles and Celestial Poles, right?

These, by the way, on the Earth are not the magnetic poles. They’re the spin poles of the true North and true South. And so if you think about watching a bike tire spinning, you can see the spokes get all blurry, but there’s one point that doesn’t move, right? Which is the center of the rotation and that’s happening.

Also in our sky.

The Motion of Stars in the Sky

So, the place where guy is spine or the world tree points is a fixed place in the heavens and all of the other stars in 1 day’s time spin about it and the motion in the northern. is

um, a counterclockwise motion. Did I just mute myself? Can you hear me, Amanda? We can hear you. Okay, cool. So as I move this through time, like what you’re going to notice is that all of these stars are spinning about Polaris, which is the [00:52:00] tail star of the Little Dipper. Importantly, this changes over time, but that’s going to be like that for your whole life.

And so, as I said earlier, we can, um, let me get him back up the above the horizon. I’ll pause this for a sec. We can follow the Big Dipper. We can arc to Arcturus. But the other thing to know about the dipper, which, you know, there’s many actually, it drops water on the lion and all sorts of other things, I’ll show you another time.

But if you follow the end stars of the dipper, they’re called the pointer stars, and you go about four times the length between the two, and it brings you to Polaris, to the north star. And that’s the tail star of the Little Dipper. So importantly, this train of Santa and his reindeer, not only do they point, oops, let me get them back on screen where I want them here.

Santa and his reindeer [00:53:00] being again, the Big Dipper and that arc of the Dipper, and then the herdsmen here to Arcturus, the Red Nosed Reindeer, that kind of super asterism points to the North Pole. in the heavens where all the stars spin about, um, and Importantly, like all of the stars, it travels all the way around the sky in one day or one night, right?

So this is Santa and his team of reindeer, like traveling all the way around the world to deliver toys to all the boys and girls and other beings, um, during one night, right? And a cool thing. So I’ve like, I’ve shown this to kids around me and they actually get really excited about it. And I would love to, like, keep them out there until the sun rises.

That’s not happening. But the sun will rise, and you say, oh, but they, it just went away. Because this is one of the key reasons why I teach, and I’m not the first who I find out, that the 12th [00:54:00] house is hidden things. It’s strange to say that, because the sun can’t be seen in the first. It hasn’t risen yet.

It rises into the 12th. But as the sun rises to illuminate the earth, it hides the sky, right? But when that happens here in California, it’s still night in Hawaii. And so you can say, you know, you see like Santa’s now, he’s just moving on to the next place. He’s dropping off toys there, the sun will rise, and then he’s in the next place.

And this is how he’s able to cover the whole globe in a day.

The Significance of Polaris

And very importantly, it points to the North Pole. And that, of course, again, in our day and age, is Polaris, which, to bring it back to the tree mysteries, that is the star on top of the tree, right? So it’s a very important star, Polaris, because it doesn’t move in the sky.

We see all the other stars moving about it. And what are the other, like, twinkling lights that we decorate our tree with? They’re the stars. So we have the star on top, which is Polaris, and all of the stars. And this teaches what’s called the primary [00:55:00] motion. Which is our, really our primary experience of astronomy is day and night.

So as the Earth spins, there’s one star that doesn’t move, and the rest are the twinkling lights. And that came to me actually when I was laying under a tree in Seattle one time, and I looked up and it was this really thick cedar tree, and there’s just a little bit of pinprick lights coming through in all these places.

And I was like, oh my gosh, I’m inside a Christmas tree. right now. And it looks like a starry sky. It was great. All right.

The Connection Between Earth and the Sky

Um, so the next level, these are the first two, Santa and his sleigh, really just here to bring our attention to the first thing, which is the tree and the tree being the spine of earth, something we all share.

Right. And Santa teaches us about North and teaches about going all around the world and one day in his sleigh. But that should bring our attention back to the tree and to the lights on the [00:56:00] tree, which are the stars. into the one star that doesn’t move at all, which is the North Star. So hopefully that is something you feel.

And of course, the mysteries associated there, we’d really want to speak about what it is to be evergreen and why we string lights on the world tree and the star on top of the tree. All right.

The Christian Constellations and Their Meanings

So the next bit you see here is Christ is born. The Virgin, the Manger, the Three Kings, and the Christmas Star.

Now, there’s a movie called Zeitgeist that turned me on to a trip that, um, is kind of hard for me to see in the sky. Oh, this is weird. This delirium’s out of control. Um, which is basically that, what they’re claiming is that at Christmas time, and let’s go to the 25th. Um,

okay, here we are. So… [00:57:00] Christmas morning, when you look in the Northern Hemisphere, where of course Jerusalem is, you see the constellation called the Virgin. And, um, earlier in the night, and I’m going to rewind time, so I’m going to go to midnight here, so here’s the old holy night and all, there’s three stars in the sky that have long been called the three kings, who of course are actually the three magi.

In other words, the three astrologers and these three kings, interestingly, and this changes over time, it’s very important and it’s a tale for another time. But Orion’s belt in our day and age is aligned to the celestial equator, aligned to the plane of earth spin. And these are the three kings in the bright star that they don’t really follow, but rather proceed is Sirius.[00:58:00]

And some say that this is about the three kings, Orion’s belt stars. That when they’re looking through the brightest star of our sky, Sirius, which herself is associated traditional in the mysteries from Kemet, the land we now call Egypt with Isis, with the Queen of Heavens, who I’m going to speak about in just a second, too, because that brings us to the Christian mysteries from an older tradition, but you can see that this line from the Three Kings, Sirius.

Through the Isis star, through Sirius, the bright star, the dog star, they point to the Holy Grail, interestingly, and they point to the Virgin here. Right? I prefer to say priestess, but Virgo, the constellation, which is different than the sign, right?

The Birth of Christ and the Virgin Mary

That’s what Virgo means. And so, some have suggested that that’s the Virgin Mary.

Now with this movie, Zeitgeist is trying to [00:59:00] explain it’s as if the sun is right here and kind of being born of her, but that’s not really how it works at Christmastime. That’s, like, the sun is there in, like, November, late October, um, like right in kind of womb space, where the sun is at Christmastime, and I’ll just stop here at sunrise.

Of course, it’s going to look a lot more like that, because the 12th house is hidden things, but the software lets us play. You know, it’s hard to see this as like, the virgin giving birth to the sun way down here. Because you are going to see the scales in the scorpion now, if we go to like 2000 years ago, um, it’s actually even further from that being so.

So it might suggest that if Christ is the sun, he’s [01:00:00] born not at December time. Right, like that whole December 25th for Christ’s birthday. That’s not in the big book that came around as part of the Council of Nicaea in the 3rd century, where, like, the Catholics had a big conclave to decide which Christian books were going to be kept in the Bible and which would be cast out and many other things, including the Gregorian or the Julian calendar and much more.

But anyway, so there’s one thing that is a cool thing to see in the sky is just this idea of the three kings and how they point to the bright star in the sky. And that that might be the star Sirius that. The three magi we’re looking for and it’s an opportunity to really get to know some of, um, the stories of old.

So the star Sirius, the dog star, supposedly, you may have heard this term, the dog days of summer. [01:01:00] Well, they are when the sun is so close to Sirius that Sirius goes what we call under the beans and has its helical setting where you can’t see it for 70 days. Until the sun has passed the star far enough by for that sun then to rise, the star Sirius to rise before the sun and it’s reborn as a morning star.

So it said that mummification was a 70 day process, which was the period of Sirius’s disappearance. Sirius, which was called Sothis. which was a calendar star and associated with ISIS. So, very short version of a story is that ISIS’s brother, Osiris, as they’re known in the Greek language, was killed by their brother Set, who was jealous that ISIS was his wife instead of Set’s.

And, um, I mean, the story is long and beautiful and Isis, after his first [01:02:00] death, resurrected him, um, and that time, like, Set had trapped him in this beautiful sarcophagus and drowned him, but Isis found him and brought him back to life with some assistance. So the next time Set was like, all right, F that, he just cut him into 14 pieces.

And spread them throughout the land we now call Egypt. And it’s said that Isis and Nephthys, their sister, and Anubis and Doth and others went searching for these pieces to put Osiris back together. And everywhere they found one. One of the great temples of Egypt was consecrated. And there’s 13 of them, because they couldn’t find the 14th piece.

It was thrown into the Nile, eaten by crocodiles. And that is the phallus of Osiris. And so they could put him back together, but even if they could bring him back to life, they would not be able to produce a hair to the throne. So Thoth created this magical golden phallus, and [01:03:00] Isis, it said, turned herself into the falcon and flew above it, becoming magically impregnated.

By the seed of her king, of her husband, of her brother, Osiris. And then Osiris went through the underworld and became what today we call Orion in the sky. So, Orion’s belt would be Osiris belt. And it’s said that, um, Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, follows… Osiris, that that’s Osiris and Isis traveling together.

And here’s an image of the moon looking at the sun from my camera at this time I shot in Sedona. Um, but some might suggest that, um, I know their son, the product of their virgin birth would maybe be this star. It’s called Aldebaran, one of the royal stars, the eye of the bull, but that’s not him at all because it was well [01:04:00] known that this child, this magical child born of a virgin birth, born of a virgin Was the son and his name is Horace and Horace is the Avenger it said because he is meant to avenge his father’s death.

And so Horace is in an eternal battle with his uncle set, which, of course, is why we call the son or a setting set. And that’s when set wins every night. And then Horace wins every morning when the sun rises.

The Sun’s Journey and the Zodiac Signs

And it said that in, like, in the end, Horus will finish this battle and be the victor. Um, but it’s a really beautiful story and there’s many stories that point from around the world that point to the sacred place in the sky, which is Orion.

I actually think that the manger of our sun is there.

The Role of the Moon in Astrology

I should say that there, um, there are stars that are known as the manger. And there’s like donkeys there that lives over in the crab constellation. But in the astronomers, by the [01:05:00] way, like, wouldn’t agree, but I think many of the mysteries teach us that this place, which is Orion nebula is the nebula where not only so many stars that we know if we’re born, but that our own son was born.

So, because why? Because we’re told this is Osiris, and that this thing that we call Orion’s sword would then be the golden phallus of Osiris, from which this magical seed that birthed the Sun, right? They’re like, in their tradition, there’s no denying that Horus is the Sun. This is an image close up from Hubble of the Orion Nebula.

Which is just this amazingly beautiful, mysterious birthplace of stars and feels for me like very kind of volvic, very like womb like, um, and so I love that that’s happening in, in the golden phallus, you know, so, excuse me, the Maya. [01:06:00] They call these three stars that surround the Orion Nebula and Orion’s sword, as we call it, and it’s the um, easternmost belt star in the two feet of Orion.

They call those three stars the hearthstones because they say that they surround the smoke of creation. In the Maya today, still, like in traditional villages, when a couple is married and they set up their new home, the village fire is brought to their home, and that they’ve already set up a triangular, um, stones, the hearth stones for the family tortilla grill.

And that those three stars or three stones represent these three stars in the sky because they surround the smoke of creation. So I’m like sure there’s actually other mysteries that suggest again and again that that’s the place where our son was born. So it’s one thing I teach in these mysteries that like the three wise men are at the manger.

Of the birth of Christ, who would be the [01:07:00] sun. So, you know, again, if that’s Isis, is that Horus, Aldebaran, which surround Orion or Osiris? And no, this is a very intriguing map. And again, sorry to those who are just listening on the audio, check out the video version. This is one of the great constellational images that, um, Solarius painted, Andreas Solarius.

This is a map, a Christian map of the heavens. which is created by Julius Schiller. And so there’s like Old Testament in the ecliptic, and there’s New Testament in different places. And it’s pretty intriguing, but the thing that I think intrigues me most is that Orion in Julius Schiller’s map is Saint Joseph, and he’s holding like the Masonic compass and square and the Acacia sprig, which is a wait, can [01:08:00] you say that again?

Yes. Let’s go back here. So this is, um, Orion. Alright, so what we know as Orion, Julius Schiller in the, uh, I think 18th century Christianized the sky and he turned all the old Greek, you know, pagan constellations into good, healthy Christian constellations like Argo became the Ark, right? And, um, I think, well, you know, like the 12 tribes are in it, the 12 disciples are in it.

Um, and I’ll read some of, from, from a writing, um, but yeah, so what we know as a Ryan or what in Egypt was called Osiris, Schiller Christianized as St. Joseph. Wow. Right. So that’s, that shows that that’s the birth place or the birth phallus of the sun. Right. I mean, and [01:09:00] yes, I mean, it shows, I love where you’re going that it shows to me that, um, as Osiris, as Orion is Osiris, and this was likely known is the father of the virgin birth of this child, Horus, who is the son that in these later mysteries, these Christian mysteries, the father Joseph, right.

Is the father through of this virgin magical birth of the son who is Jesus Christ, our Lord. Right. And now, I mean, it’s a little less removed for Joseph. There’s no golden phallus thing. It’s an angel in a dream, right? Like, so it’s not like it’s one to one, but interestingly, I mean, some suggest that Horace himself was born on December 25th in the manger.

And actually, we better go there. Why December 25th? Because it’s the solstice and solstice means the sun stops. So what I’m really excited to show you in the sacred astronomy teachings is [01:10:00] what I hope you’ll get go notice is that the sun does not rise in the same place on the horizons every day or set on the same place.

And that at this time it’s both rising and setting at its furthest Southern extreme from due East and due West. And then the sun stops. It starts at solstice and turns around the Greek word for that is tropical for which our tropical zodiac is named. And now at the south solstice, which is a word that applies to both hemispheres, north and south, the sun will start its six month journey northward.

We’re of course, in the northern hemisphere. That means now the days will grow longer and this is a northern hemisphere tradition, right? So in that sense, it is the birth of the sun. Yeah. From the darkest. Right. Exactly. Yeah, I, you know, where I live, I get to watch the sunset every night and it, it does, it moves, it goes like this and then it goes back and then it goes like this and [01:11:00] then it goes back.

But so basically right now the sun has quote unquote stopped and then it’s going to, it’s going to. Start to go back the other way, right? Think about those exercises where you run and then you stop and you come back the other direction and the coach is blowing that whistle and you just wish it would all end.

I mean, I don’t even want to say what they called them in my school, but you know, when you’re running and you stop and you pivot and turn around, you know, you’re, you’re stopped. And then you start moving the other direction in between the stopping points. You’re moving as fast as you can. Those are the equinoxes.

And at the stopping points, those are the solstices, right? So, when the sun reaches its extremes, and you can see this, by the way, in the Cancer Glyph, which shows us the sun moving six months one direction, stopping, turning around, going six months the other direction. And the moon does it every month.

Cancer ruled by the moon, you see. Um, but, so it just stops and it’s parked there for a while, [01:12:00] and it’s kind of December 25th ish, when you notice, okay, now it’s heading back north. It’s crazy where I’m sitting, like I have to go into Koa’s room over there to see the sunset in June, and right now it’s setting over here.

Like in, I mean, in California, we’re not even too far from the equator. I’m at 38. I’m the same latitude as Greece, Athens, but it’s a huge journey. And the further you are from the equator, the more it goes. Um, so very importantly, like there is astronomical truth of why so many northern hemisphere traditions.

Celebrate the birth of the sun at solstice at winter and December solstice time for the northern hemisphere, right? Winter solstice Christmas time. And so there’s nothing in the Bible about that. I mean, Gary, Kate and our friend just wrote a cool post. Check it out on his page. About how it looks like Christ is in Aries and there’s something about, well, the shepherds and like, [01:13:00] really like in December time, and we have to honor that the, you know, the atmosphere, the, um, weather’s a little different in Jerusalem and that, but still, you know, it definitely seems like a pretty spring like scene.

Um, but anyway, there are certainly esoteric reasons why we want to link the birth of the sun. To the days now beginning to come longer after the longest night. Another image would be at spring equinox wherever you are, where light overcomes night, right? But of course we celebrate that as As the time of resurrection and, um, that’s where these Christmas mysteries would go.

I’m not going to quite get there today, but I do want to read this from Julia Schiller and this is in a book by Christopher Warner that I found online. The Augustine epic patriarch to Milton. Right? And so it’s in this chapter called Virgil, the evangelist, where he says, um, Julia Schiller’s, The monumental star [01:14:00] atlas, um, replaces all the traditional names of the constellations with Christian ones.

The names of constellations in the Northern Hemisphere are inspired by the New Testament and early history of the church. Ares is now Saint Peter, for example. The Corona Borealis is Christ’s crown of thorns. Cassiopeia is Mary Magdalene. Now that might feel like some great honoring of Mary Magdalene, finally.

No, because the story of Cassiopeia, sadly, it’s one that really can’t be rewritten, is that she’s this queen who’s tied to her throne so we can witness her every night. She also points to the North Star. So every night she tips upside down. And the story in the Greco Greek story is that that is the punishment of this queen, who with her husband declared that, um, the human is divine and better than the gods.

And they took all the statues down and this kind of thing. And They were punished and it leads to Andromeda and Perseus and [01:15:00] Pegasus and all sorts of amazement. But, um, you know, it’s a story that could be rewritten, but I just want to say that much of it, because this isn’t like some honoring of Magdalene.

It’s like, oh yeah, she’s the queen that we witness in her shame. What’s amazing to me is this thing too, II, assuring him that there is quote unquote, nothing scandalous In this new map of the heavens, nothing adverse to the Orthodox Catholic religion or the laws of the Holy Roman Empire or contrary to good morals.

Like, whoa, it’s astounding, right? You know, what’s interesting is that we, of course, and we were just talking about this in the astrology hub ceremony for the Jupiter, Saturn conjunction the other day is that we’re moving from, you know, a true transition now into full on Jupiter, Saturn conjunctions every 20 years in air signs for the rest of our [01:16:00] lives.

And this shift from earth to air. Previously, it came around the birth of Alexander, um, and that was also then accompanied, and not without violence, that’s for sure, with like an amazing renaissance of philosophical happening. That literally probably led to the birth of Western astrology. Um, there was another time, the next time actually, which would have been 800 years later from that Hellenistic era, when actually it was the kind of dark ages.

Thanks to the church where a lot of the Hellenistic wisdom and the astrological wisdom was completely buried to the Western experience, right, burned at the stake. The next time was the time that we historically call the Renaissance, 800 years after that. That was the last time, 800 years ago, when these great conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn and their greater elemental cycle moved from earth to air.

And at that time, I mean, it was a huge… [01:17:00] resurgence of Western astrology, which actually likely, right, is what produced the Renaissance. I mean, in part, this was recovering from the plague and then I’m sure people have been looking into that this year, but like Cosimo de Medici had his agents scouring the globe to look for the ancient scrolls for everywhere, you know, like in Tibet and, and when they found the Corpus Hermetica, right?

Like the writings of Hermes Chismagistus, like he had his translators stop Plato to tune into Hermes. And in so many of those transmissions, there is astrology, there is the zodiac, and, and this was the return of kind of a classical western astrology, which had been missing thanks to the church’s burnings.

And fascinatingly, in this time, because really we’ve been transitioning from the so called Christmas star, from um, earth [01:18:00] signs to air signs, like since the 1980s, there were conjunctions on New Year’s Eve, 1980, and twice in 1981 in the sign of Libra. And then Earth sign conjunction in Taurus in 2000, and now we’re full stop with this Aquarius conjunction a couple of days ago on December solstice 2020, um, in 1993 ish project hindsight was born, which is like a whole nother level of Western astrology reclaiming translated texts and other information from our Hellenistic roots.

So fascinatingly, in all of these so called Christmas star, if you will, like Jupiter Saturn conjunctions and cycles through the elements, there has been a resurgence of Western astrology that has led to a a Renaissance of philosophical ideas, and you know, it’s wonderful that Astrology Hub is a huge part of this at our time right now.

Wow, that is [01:19:00] mind blowing, Brett. Okay, let’s, so we’ve, we’ve covered the tree, we’ve covered Santa and the sleigh, we’ve covered, uh, the birth, the, the birth of the sun. Yeah, so let me just do two quick things and we’ll kind of tease these when we can go into them deeper next year. Part three. All right. Which feels right, right?

So like, so this is where we are in review. We got the Jolly Santa on his sleigh, which is Big Dipper leading with the train of reindeer to Arcturus, the Red Nose Reindeer, and that every night, those constellations in the northern sky circle all around the world, delivering toys to all the girls and boys and that, right?

Um, and… Can you stop screen sharing, Brett, please? What’s that? Stop screen sharing? Yeah, yeah. We’re just gonna have to watch those animations again because there’s two more slides I want to show there. Um, so, yeah, well let me just at least show Saint Nick as I say that, right? So here’s [01:20:00] Santa and his sleigh and the reindeer pointing to…

Arcturus, the red nosed reindeer, and that they circle the globe. And that brings us to the tree, the world tree being Earth’s spine, which points to North Celestial Pole. In our day and age, there is a star that lives there called Polaris, or North Star, that’s the star on top of the tree. And the other stars that we decorate the tree with are all the other stars in the sky.

And that reminds us of this, primary motion, this daily motion, the spinning of the earth. And that’s one of the most important things for us to re nature our astrology because it’s weird, you know, we don’t see. The sun moving through the signs, as much as we see every day, the sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

And it’s a source of great confusion with astrology students. And I’m always like, no, no, no, check this out. And, you know, so I’m really excited to have the opportunity to teach a lot of people in this community. you know, just go outside, witness this, now let’s learn to see it in the, in the chart, and we can kind of heal some of those sources of confusion that we’re all meant [01:21:00] to be in in this initiation, because nobody’s teaching us about how the sky moves.

But what a wonderful opportunity, when the mystery of Santa goes away, to engage with these new mysteries of celebrating the magic of nature in her marriage with Earth in the heavens, you know? Alright, so let me just finish this thread. The next bit we get to is the birth of Christ, which is this mysterious thing.

And it brings me, I mean, mysteriously into Osiris and Isis and the birth of Horus. I mean, this is like higher level mystery. Right? But we get to learn, I think, a lot about the, about Christ. And so this is the most important bit, I think, here. He says, the planets of the solar, so this is Julia Schiller’s Christianized Constellational Map.

The planets of the solar system also have new names. Saturn is Adam, Jupiter is Moses, the Sun is Jesus Christ, the Earth’s moon, the Virgin [01:22:00] Mary. All right, so, you know, it’s not like I’m the first cat to suggest that the son of our sky, who was once the virgin child Horace, is also the virgin child Jesus Christ.

Now, I’m not going to say that the sun cannot incarnate as a human being or a divine being and do all the things that the big book says. There’s very little history of that. But I, you know, I don’t want to challenge that. Sun can do whatever the F the sun wants to do as far as I’m concerned. Like, when people say Hermes wrote, you know, the tablet.

Heck yeah, he did. Like, I have no problem with that, right? These, for me, these are very powerful beings, well beyond anything I could possibly conceive of, you know, but I do want to say that at least this goes back to Schiller’s time. This is 1627, where people were seeing Jesus Christ as the sun in the sky, and he’s writing this to the Pope, you know what I mean?

And, and not being burned. So [01:23:00] there’s something in the esoteric tradition, and I’ll show you another time how the sun on the cross and what Easter is, is the where the ecliptic crosses the equator, these two planes that define the very real sacred astronomy of the tropical zodiac. It’s very astronomical.

The sun on the cross is simply Easter time when the sun is east of the center of the earth where we are all one. Now, the crucifixion, we’re told, was attended by three Marys. Right? Magdalene, the Virgin, and another Marian. I think, importantly, this is actually speaking to the three moons. The waning moon, right?

Which is the maiden. And the full moon of motherhood. And then the waxing moon of the so called crone. I know some people have a hard time with that word. I love it. For me, that means the wise age. Um, and where do we see the moon and the sun together, but only [01:24:00] at. Total solar eclipse time, so it’s fun to be connecting again in the season of total solar eclipses.

It’s what first brought me to Astrology Hub podcast in 2017, and of course we just had Um, an eclipse recently, so I’m going to show you just quickly here the Christmas mysteries and we did level one here comes Santa Claus and a bunch of things you can read about there. Some of these things we didn’t speak about much today like all Father Odin who hung in the tree but we did get into that some in the podcast last year which was episode 58 you can find that on YouTube and other places.

Level two which really should be level one but you know kids are already Santa’d up. Most, most of them. So that’s the old Christmas tree and the idea of the evergreen, the lights and the big star on top. And then we get to what it’s kind of meant to be about, right? Which is Christ is born. And that brings me into the reason for the [01:25:00] seasons, the idea of the virgin, the manger.

And then Mary brings me to, so Christ himself just brings me to what are his 12 disciples. Yeah, they’re called the 12 signs, right? By the way, Didymus Thomas, one of the 12 disciples, right? Apostles. Didymus means twins. Thomas means twins. In other words, that guy you and I call Gemini, all right? So, I mean, this is not that veiled, actually.

So, the 12 tribes for a previous tradition, the 12 apostles for this Christian tradition, are the 12 signs of the Zodiac, which have been honored by the mysteries in all lands for a long time. Um, so, when I follow the sun, we get into the 12 tribes of 12 apostles, but why are there 12 signs? And some would suggest at least astronomically, this is because there’s 12 months.

So we need to bring in the Mary and Mary, Mary, the moon traveling with Christ, the sun, and there’s these three Mary’s at [01:26:00] the crucifixion. So we get to the waning and the full or the waxing and the full and the waning moon and eclipses. Right. And that’s always like, this is literally the order in a different language in which I teach sacred astronomy for astrologers do primary motion in the world tree.

Okay. We do the seasonal energies and the sun moving through the signs. We bring in the moon and we do the lunations and synodic cycles like Jupiter, Saturn, the meetings of planets, which the moon sun system, the monthly system, you know, we should first tune into as astrology hub has been doing since its beginning.

Um, and then the last one of these, I’m not going to get into now, but it has to do with why I would say. that special Christmas star, the three magi, the three astrologers were following, is actually the sun. And you could say, well, so what? I mean, the sun rises every day. Well, at that time, it was aligned for the first time in 26, 000 [01:27:00] years.

To the last stars of the fishes constellation. And so we were moving from the age of the ram, a child was born who was the good lamb, the good shepherd, right? To the virgin. Right. And that’s the, um, Aries thing. But then he became the Fisher of men and that, and like moved into Pisces. And these are like higher mysteries of what’s called axial precession and the ages, you know, and these stories of, you know, the dawning of the age of Aquarius.

If people are really excited about pursuing that thread, um, you can go to my website, which is GeminiBrett. com. And on the offerings page, there’s a movie called the sun on the cross. and the turning of ages, where you can take these things a little bit further. Um, but for now, I think that’s enough of the Christmas mysteries.

Now, I want to make them exciting and interesting and have kind of mystical essence and, you know, that we should do, I think, as a community. So, if [01:28:00] people want to team up, if you have some ideas, Like if you want more clarity about some of these astronomical themes, I will be teaching that soon enough and it will really land for you.

But if you have some ideas of like how we can bring it in and make this interesting, please speak up and share and let’s together create like whole other levels of these Christmas mysteries so that when the sleigh gets pulled out from under our feet, we don’t think magic went away. We realize we’re just ready for the next level of it.

Oh, God, I love that so much. You know. And part of it is going to be trying it on. So when, when I hear these kinds of things from astrologers like you, and they get all excited about it and it’s, Oh, it’s really astrological. It’s so funny. My daughters are like, mommy, you think everything’s astrological? I’m like, yes, because it is.

But yeah, but, um, I tried the stories on, you know, and obviously they need to be like simplified and pared down, but. [01:29:00] But we can do it. I know we can do it. And I love the idea of everybody sharing, like, how, how are you explaining the sleigh and the reindeer as Ursa Major going over to Arcturus? Like, are you showing them?

And, you know, how, how are you doing? That literally, and I have done this with kids and it’s great. And they’re like, Oh, cool. Right. It’s like, I just point to him in the sky and I see that. Can you see Santa’s sleigh? Right. Right. Right. Oh, wow. And can you see the train of reindeer? And look at that one.

They’re like, it’s Rudolph. And I never say it. Right. Cause it’s such a bright red star that it’s every time I’ve done it. It’s maybe five times now with different kids, parents, kids that want to do this. They’re like, it’s Rudolph. And there’s so much excitement. And then we’ll sit up there and watch for a couple hours and watch how it’s moving around.

Do you see how all the stars move? They’re like, why? Like what’s happening? Right. Cause nobody’s tuning our kids into this. Right. Because the Earth is, [01:30:00] you know? Right. So, I mean, I feel like we could write this up as like a handbook. Right. For parents. Yes. Easy pictures and when to go and where to point and that kind of thing.

But I will say, once again, like what it’s missing right now is a little bit of like The special sauce, like a little bit of the magic and the mystery. And, you know, that is my thing, but right now that thing’s being applied to many other realms. And so I just, I want to collaborate here and like team up and have counsel.

So let’s get together. Let’s talk about how we can whisper these beautiful spells. And I guess, let me say like counteract the very strong magicians who have turned these traditions into consumerism. You know, distract because we want to celebrate these beautiful holidays in a way that bring us back in to our bodies instead of running away from them.

You know, Brett, the essence of these [01:31:00] things is so beautiful. And so when we can pair it back to, and we can find that essence in them, it’s, it is actually a magical discovery. And, and I’m, I’m with you, there’s that period of time where you sort of go through the Bah humbug, like, because there’s the, what we’ve been told, then there’s the transition period of like, well, but then what is it like, what’s the point of doing any of this stuff?

And then there’s the rediscovery where you get to own it and bring it, like you said, into your body and have a, a different association of meeting with it. So it’s a process. And, and I agree with you that. The predominant storyline is so very loud and strong that it requires a very conscious effort on our part of introducing these new stories, whispering these new spells.

I love that. But, but really what they are, they’re, they’re just bringing us back to the true [01:32:00] essence of these. These celebrations, these festivals, these, these rites of passages, these celebrations of life at different times of the year, you know, and that is one of the things that the Steiner and the Waldorf schools do so well is bring us back to that festival.

Um, you know, celebrating with the seasons and doing seasonally. Um, aligned celebrations. Totally. And it’s good to have one character that goes through all of these things. Like all the pagan mysteries have that. And it was typically a solar deity. If we’re talking about an annual happening, right. Or, and this is such a beautiful truth to like the marriage.

Throughout the moons of the sun and the moon. Right. I want to end by reading this Buckminster Fuller quote, which, you know, I did just go look it up real quick as you were sharing. If we had Rick here, he just like he knows them all. But, um, Buckminster Fuller told us this, that you never change things by fighting the [01:33:00] existing reality.

You change something or to change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. So I’ll kind of take that next level, right? Which is like, you don’t even have to make it obsolete. Like you can actually use those characters. And you just say, here’s their next chapter. Yes. Right? And that’s kind of what’s missing.

Like, I want to write this in such a way that it has that, like, not fictional, but like story quality. Because when I’m just pointing out stars in the sky, it’s great. But it’s not like, it’s not like elves and the things that we want to hear. Like at, you know, storytelling time. And we want to kind of just level those up.

Like, if you watch the Harry Potters, like. The first one, it’s still not good for young kids, like it’s crazy, but, you know, it got more and more adult, and that’s how these things should happen too, and I’m sure there’s levels I’ve not yet been initiated into, um, and so some of this will have really landed for you people out there, I’m sure, you wonderful, amazing people, thank you for joining us in ceremony, and [01:34:00] happy holidays, and Christmas, and solstice, and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and all the things to you, um, and But, um, the ones that did, like, make them yours and see where it goes, please.

And report back to the North Pole.

The Importance of Community and Connection

Um, the one other thing I’ll say is, you know, one of the reasons why I personally was in my Bah Humbug space, I mean, for some reason it was like I was alone and my sister had like the kids in the family and was doing the thing. And so I was a little bit like I’m behind schedule or it didn’t work out as it was meant to and all that.

But a huge part of it was like. Going home to sit at the family table and just feeling like so depressed about how everyone’s just like conversations about people’s jobs and how much money they make and these, you know, in the gossip. And when I would try to talk about my thing, it was just like, Oh, that’s the weirdo.

And so, you know, I think that it’s interesting that [01:35:00] sometimes we feel most isolated when we’re in a crowded room. But we feel like we’re the only ones who are seeing these things that others choose not to see, which I would suggest is the principal role of the Santa mysteries as employed by the powerful dark magicians on the other side of the scene.

But maybe that whole story is my own Santa. I honor that, right? But I think importantly that this is a time now. Where we can say, Oh, most of us won’t actually get to experience the family gatherings, like big family gatherings that often we do. Like I’m in that, like my mom’s two hours away, but she’s not coming up because you know, the TV told her not to and all that, and I want to honor her wishes and, um, But so it’s a time, I think, where we can say, yeah, that thing that often hangs me up, like it shouldn’t at all, because what these times really are about is keeping the light, right?

And the light is love. So hopefully in a time where [01:36:00] this whole year, as Amanda said earlier, we kind of put in our place, what’s going right? I loved hearing what you went on and were saying this morning, and it’s like, yeah, we used to say they should teach us in school. They should, you know, and no way. Oh, they is.

It’s we and we starts with me and let’s get that going. And so we have had an opportunity this year to really start rewriting the story and the way it should be told and heard and experienced. And this is an effort that really wants to be in that alignment. And the most important thing I think it’s interesting in our separation.

Is we want to honor the beauty of family and the beauty of community. So it really like just warms my heart that I’m part of this Astrology Hub community right here in my home with my beloved Scorpiana. But in so many ways, and Amanda, it’s always such a treat to come here and play. Thank you very much.

Thank you. And, and it, [01:37:00] it is this time of You know, with the, like we were just talking about with the education system in the schooling, with the, with the, the holidays, with all these things that we’ve all just been like, yeah, we do it and it’s like, it’s okay. But now I don’t like that. It’s so consumer, you know, so focused on the gifts and like, there’s, where’s the soul and where’s the meaning and it’s this, instead of like.

Why don’t they do it the way I’m seeing it could be done. Why don’t they, why don’t they care about what’s important? It’s like, well, again, who’s they let’s just take it back in. We get to do it. We get to do it together and we get to actually share. That vision that we’ve been holding those things we question like, why is it done like that?

That doesn’t like really feel right to me or it just doesn’t like, why do we cut honor and mortality? [01:38:00] Right? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Like, that really resonates. Okay. Well, Now is our time to, to rewrite and rethink and revise and just come up again with the, with the thing that does work and does feel it’s like, wow, well that, you know, we could go on and on.

I mean, and I literally could, and we do. And that’s why we have as many shows as we have. And that’s, I mean, this, this, um, holiday season, it felt so important to me to create a lot of really. Um, inspiring and thought provoking and hopefully, um, you know, the kinds of things that help you remember like your visions because, because we have this, you know, quote unquote pause, whatever you want to call it.

We have this year where it’s disrupted, like the status quo is certainly disrupted. And so we, we get to be so intentional with what fills that gap, you know, we can keep letting autopilot go and let it fill in for [01:39:00] us, or we can go, okay, pause, let’s. Let’s harness this and use it and, and create something really intentional and really real and really true.

So, um, I recommend people like reach back to their roots, like to the roots, but also your own roots. Like, if you know where your ancestors come from and like cruise into that and see what was done around this time to honor the darkness and the coming of the light and all that. And so tuning into the old, but also when we dream in the new, and when we do this in a way with our feet in the soil and our hearts open, the mysteries literally will speak true.

It doesn’t have to be getting to the oldest translation of the thing. If you’re willing to make yourself a conduit for the voice of spirit, Right? And this is what we want to do. And so the other thing too, like I’m very blessed to have some family I will be with, but it’s nice to be with this family. And I know that’s true for so many people out there [01:40:00] that as, as you say, Amanda, this is Ohana, this is family, this is sharing breath.

So I’m so glad to talk story here. Um, there’s, I, I just thought when you said pause, I, my friend, Maria Stark is a magical bard, magician, musician. Um, and I, years ago, and more like the bah humbug side, we did a podcast called the, the Santa Paws, which you can find on SoundCloud, but definitely no kids around for that one.

But if you want to have a few laughs with your eggnog, tune it in. Um, but yeah, and again, Ohana. Family. So this is something that I would love to dream in together. So I will be coming back and reading the comments here. And if anybody wants to connect and like sitting council and think about ways that we can do this, that kind of like actually land and work.

Like, please do like, I’d love to sit and tune in with you. Thank you for being here. Thank you for sharing these mysteries with us. Thank you for always getting our, our eyes up into the sky and always [01:41:00] reminding us to keep our feet rooted on the ground as we do that.

And thanks to all of you. Thank you for your, Enthusiasm. Thank you for your sincere and earnest desire to know, to connect, to be a part of, which you already are a part of all of these mysteries. And we’re so grateful that you’re here. Thank you for tuning into this episode, for being a part of our community and as always for making astrology a part of your life.

Mele Kalikimaka. And we will see you again soon. Take care, everybody.

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