Winter Solstice

❄️♑️ Happy winter solstice everyone! The Sun has just entered into the sign of Capricorn and is conjunct Saturn today. Can you sense the subtle shift taking place around us? Saturn, as of yesterday, happily returned home to the sign he has rulership over, Capricorn. Saturn and Capricorn are close kin, for they share a very similar set of standards and goals. Whatever house we have Saturn moving through in our chart, or residing in natally, is where we need to learn self discipline. Saturn asks that we go through things alone and that wherever we go, we always hold a flame for our innermost sense of self. 

Winter Solstice | Zodiac Mack for Oui We

♑️ Capricorn is a sign associated with the mountain goat, one who resiliently climbs the highest mountains in order to reach whatever prize awaits at the top. Capricorn is associated with hard work, power, ambition, and achievement. Saturn in Capricorn beckons all of us to take ourselves seriously. He asks us to do the work of our soul, to haul our true passion on our back up the cragged mountain, even if it maims us or leaves us breathless. 

♐️—>♑️ For the last three years, Saturn in Sagittarius has taught us to dream about our vision. We were put to work in the realm of our imagination. We were asked “who do you long to become? what do you wish to accomplish in this life?” Now, Saturn has moved into one of the most hardworking and realistic signs of the zodiac. The time for day dreaming is over. It’s time to put your nose to the grind stone and work hard to manifest the results you’ve been dreaming of. Saturn will remain in Capricorn until 2020.

🔥 Saturn in Capricorn will teach us to be alone, to trust ourselves, and to make peace with solitude. We should be mindful of a tendency to become melancholic during these times, because we can become so hard wired to accomplishing our goals that other facets of life can accidentally fall to the wayside. Saturn is also associated with inhibition and fear, which is something we must also continually challenge and question, as we work our hardest to become who we want to be. 

☃️ Last night I sat with a friend and we joked to each other about Saturn, asking if either of us had felt the shift in signs even though it had only been one day. We laughed, for of course we didn’t wake up suddenly feeling super ambitious and able. But afterwards we did notice something small. We had committed to trekking out in the cold to take an intensive yoga and meditation class. That simple and small commitment to one’s own physical and mental well-being is actually what Saturn is all about! We had earned a feeling of achievement just by doing something mindful for ourselves and by staying true to our word about attending. Honor your Saturn in Capricorn journey by taking on commitments that you can stand by. Honor your Saturn by working hard and reclaiming your fearlessness. Honor your Saturn by being true to yourself and what you need as an individual. 


Words and image: Zodiac Mack

Mackenzie Greer is an astrologer, palm reader, and photographer based out of Astoria, Queens NY. She studied palmistry for several years under the esteemed Ellen Goldberg at the School of Oracles in the West Village and is currently working to earn her diploma at the renowned astrological institute of Kepler College. She can be found roaming astrology conferences nationwide. Mackenzie is a Cancer sun, Pisces moon, and Leo rising- which ultimately renders her a shy sensitive emotional creature who dons the mask of a happy go lucky romantic. She can be reached out to for any astro-inquiries over at @mackandthezodiac and @mackenziegreer!