The shortest day of the year, Winter Solstice is going to occur on December 22, 2019. This is a major phenomenon that influences human life as it brings new aspirations along with the weather change. Hence, Winter Solstice also has a significant role in astrology.
As we all know, there needs to be a balance in life. But in order to sustain this balance for a longer run, there should be a balance of the two extremities. Therefore, we have the two equinoxes i.e. the Spring Equinox on March 21 and the Fall Equinox on September 23. This is when the days are almost equal to the nights in the world.
Apart from these, Summer Solstice happens on June 21. The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. In any particular season, a solstice and equinox helps us realize the relationship of Earth with the Sun. A solstice and equinox also marks the birth of a climate change.
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What are the timings and duration of the Winter Solstice 2019?
This year, Winter Solstice is occurring on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Below are the timings of the Solstice.
Winter Solstice Sunrise - 07:10 AM
Winter Solstice Sunset - 05:29 PM
Winter Solstice Day Duration - 10 Hours 19 Mins 10 Secs
Solstices - An Interesting Phenomena
A solstice is an important astronomical event. It falls at the start of winter and summer, this way it occurs twice a year. At the time of the solstice, the Sun reaches its peak or bottom point relative to the celestial equator. The celestial equator is a giant imaginary circle that remains on the same plane to the equator. The basic meaning of a Solstice is ‘Sun stands still’. This very thing seems to happen during a solstice.
Importance of Winter Solstice in Astrology
The Winter Solstice happening on December 22, 2019, will mark the shortest day this year. Astrologically, this is when the time of Cardinal zodiac sign Capricorn begins. If we view it from a spiritual angle, Winter Solstice is about the celebration of life’s rebirth. From this point, the days start to get a bit longer and the Sun begins shining brighter. Hence, this symbolizes faith, hope, and positivity. Any geological phenomenon can create an astrological impact. And so, the Winter Solstice has an immense effect on human life as per astrology.
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Solstices and their relationship with Cardinal Signs
Note that the zodiac signs that align with the equinoxes and solstices are Cardinal signs, which is not a coincidence. Cardinal signs commence each season and are associated with the qualities of an initiator. Be it a solstice or equinox, we celebrate the start of something completely new. Each season has a fixed and crucial task that we rely on for our own existence. The points of these solstices or equinoxes are like the sacred highlighters in time. They help us connect the dots of Earth’s mystery behind its never-ending life cycle.
The Southern Hemisphere - Reverse in Seasons
One should also see that it's the Northern Hemisphere with which the seasonal relationship to solstices and equinoxes applies. The Southern Hemisphere experiences a reversal in seasons.
Thus, we can say that the changes in seasons are also related to astrology. There is a deep connection between the occurrences of such phenomena with our life as well. Hence, to yield the greatest benefits from such times, astrology can help you proceed further on your life path.
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