Present Tense

The darkness always ends…

As we approach the Winter Solstice, often called the ‘shortest day of the year’ (it’s not, but it does have the least amount of sunlight in the northern hemisphere anyway), it’s helpful to remember that the darkness ALWAYS lifts.

We can learn so much from the seasons, including this dark and dormant time of year. It may feel as if everything is dead and brown, but underneath, things are percolating, resting, gathering strength. Inevitably, they return and pop through the soil in the spring.

Animals are gestating the next generation now. Humans are ‘snuggled all warm in their beds’, awaiting the return of the the light.

We’re almost there, my loves. And on the solstice, you have probably heard something about “The Star of Bethlehem” returning.This is true…mostly. Jupiter and Saturn will conjoin or meet up in the sky and form what appears to be a large, bright star.

It’s a big deal in astrology and astronomy and they have not come this close since the 1200s, but more importantly, scholars believe that this celestial cycle was the genesis of the Biblical story of the Star that the Wise Men followed to find the Christ child, over 2000 years ago.

The two planets meet up at 0 degrees of the sign of Aquarius. This also has massive significance for astrologers and human kind.

Some talk about the ‘second coming of Christ’ and point to various Biblical prophesies, particularly in Revelations. Personally, I think it is ushering in the era of “Christ Consciousness”: cooperation, community, helping and loving our neighbors, equity, letting go of the ‘every man for himself/survival of the fittest’ mentality.

This will take time…more time than I likely have in this human incarnation, but it’s real, it’s coming. But, as always, it is up to each of us, individually, to usher in these energies of evolution in the collective energies of humanity.

Just know this: we are being given a chance here. But, it starts with all of us looking inward; the external influences are strong right now and toxic. This is the time of year for us to go inward, dormant, neutral; knowing that something beautiful will bloom after we do the work required of us.

Happy Solstice, fellow humans. We have much to do; much to learn.

December 15, 2020 - Posted by | Musings | , , , , ,


  1. Happy Solstice/Yule to you also!

    Comment by Karen Larson | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  2. After many years of church “shopping” I finally found one during quarantine that feels right. The music, people, and how they serve people for the greater good of all mankind is encouraging. I feel the shift coming too. As always, I enjoy your words and wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! ❤️

    Comment by Kaci | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  3. Yes we do 😊

    Comment by Anita | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  4. Yes we do 😊

    Comment by Anita | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  5. Yes we do 😊

    Comment by Anita | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  6. Yes we do 😊

    Comment by Anita | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  7. Yes we do 😊

    Comment by Anita | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  8. I’ve missed your “voice,” Jane, so thank you for these comforting words. I was immediately filled with hope when I first read about the upcoming astronomy event. What a fitting way to end 2020. Merry, merry and Happy, happy everything!

    Comment by Corinne Jackamore | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  9. This is just what we need. A spark of hope. Happy Solstice to you my friend.

    Comment by Margie Engmann | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  10. I’ve missed hearing from you because I love the way you think!! Wishing you all the best!

    Comment by Nancy Jo O'Malley | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  11. Perfect thoughts as always, Jane. Have missed your presence, but am happy to see that you’re still writing. Take care – Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy All Holidays. Stay safe – be well!

    Comment by ediekellogg | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  12. I heard a bird sing
    In the dark of December.
    A magical thing.
    And sweet to remember.
    “We are nearer to Spring
    Than we were in September,”
    I heard a bird sing
    In the dark of December.–Oliver Herford

    Comment by Joann | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  13. Good to hear from you! Happy Winter Solstice!

    Comment by Gina Deal | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  14. Thank you for sharing

    Comment by Mireille | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  15. So nice to hear from you again Jane. Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Carol Brust | December 15, 2020 | Reply

  16. Very nice. Miss you on FB, maybe you’ll return on 01/21/2121.

    Comment by Lori Wright | December 17, 2020 | Reply

  17. You always speak to my heart, Jane. Thank you for your perspective. Love it!

    Comment by kathyjo656 | December 18, 2020 | Reply

  18. Hi Jane. I used to listen to you and Dom when I lived in Denver. Loved that show and you in it! There is a wisdom about you in a very down to earth way. Really enjoyed reading “The darkness always ends”. Will be following you from here in El Paso, TX. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Comment by Corinna Beck | December 23, 2020 | Reply

  19. Jane,
    I am compiling a list of things I want to learn/know more about and I was hoping you could point me in the direction of a good “beginner” book/website regarding astrology. I’ve looked at a bunch of titles, but since you have delved into the subject, I would very much value your insight!
    Best thougtsbto you and your family for the new year!

    Comment by Janet Houser | December 30, 2020 | Reply

    • Steven Forrest “The Inner Sky” is a very good one…and “Astrology for Yourself” is a good little workbook…I’d go with Demetra first and then Steven Forrest. That will give you a good start about the basics. There are also TONS of astrologers online, but I think you should start with the books. Otherwise, you will not understand the ‘language’ of astrology enough to really learn anything from them. It’s quite complex:). All the best

      Comment by janelondon | December 30, 2020 | Reply

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