THE CYCLES OF CAPRICORN & CELEBRATIONS OF AQUARIUS SEASON
“Beginnings push us to look forward. Endings force us to look backward. We need both.” – Cec Murphy
On this transition day, which holds the important ending of Capricorn Season and initiation into Aquarius Season, two of the three zodiac chapters during our winter months are in focus.
REFLECTIONS: THE CYCLES OF CAPRICORN SEASON
This was the zodiac season that started the winter, and began on the solstice when the sun had reached the Tropic of Capricorn–bringing us our darkest day of the year–but starting its long journey toward summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
From now until summer is pre-production for any initiations made between December 21st and January 19th. Then, at the Capricorn full moon during summer solstice, things that we realistically tended to and had good planning around, will get the green light. It’s manifestation time and actual production can start. As we circle back around to the following Capricorn Season, accolades and recognition come for the expert efforts made, but we start all over again.
Take note of any intentions you made this season, write them down somewhere (if you have our yearly guide, this is a great place to keep them). Notice that any time the moon moves through Capricorn, these will see some movement and you can see how progress is moving along. There are two and a half days each month that will have this window.
It’s the festivity of each season; those celebratory gems that we all look forward to, that pull us through a season. In Aquarius, the season of humanity, friendship, and uniqueness, we take on a group orientation and a greater ability to collaborate and experiment. Our hopes for future generations and for humanity drive us to make progress through synthesis and working with systems, industries, and movements.
Eccentricity is welcomed with open arms during this season, and although we are in the yin half of the year, when the day is shorter than the night, the sign of Aquarius is yang. More energy and forward movement is felt as we put our brains together to see what can happen if we all use our most authoritative, expert, Capricorn abilities and blend them together–showing what we can do as a collective, rather than for our own acclaim. We need new hopes for the future before we start the zodiac year over again at the Spring Equinox, or Aries Season. Our next season of Pisces is our time to retreat, restore, and commune with the divine, so Aquarius Season is our time to be objective, work together, and see what brilliance can be identified as we pool our talents and uniquely creative skill-sets in with a melting pot of others.
Groundhog Day: Every February 2nd marks one of the most watched weather reports of the year as we wait to see if the groundhog (many cities have their own groundhog), will see its shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter. This is a fitting holiday for Aquarius Season as it’s a direct link to mid-winter and the anticipation of spring. In history, people watched for all sorts of hibernating animals to come out of their deep winter sleep near the start of February to know if there was going to be an early spring.
Of course this had to be experimental, so we went on the hunt for an innovative bartender and found the perfect concoction for this Aquarius Season, complete with notes of darkness for winter, a rum and ginger island-y twist for the anticipation of spring, and some Chinese spice to match the New Year on the horizon.
Dark & Stormy with Chinese 5-Spice Rum
From Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s show The Morgenthaler Method on Small Screen Network
Source out some high quality, fine Chinese 5-spice
Add a tsp, with a funnel, to your favorite rum and shake leave overnight
Strain the rum with a strainer and coffee filter
Add ice to a collins glass
2 oz of your newly brewed 5-spice rum
Brewed ginger beer to fill the glass
A slice of lime to top off and garnish