The Winter Solstice & The Great Conjunction

Last year at this time, my band and I were celebrating the solstice at the Old Stagecoach Inn in Waterbury, VT. Little did we know that this year we would not be able to repeat our performance due to a pandemic.

Though we can’t gather to enjoy the usual Christmas cheer, there still is reason to celebrate today. Because not only is today the winter solstice and the start of the days getting longer, but it also marks the great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and we will get to witness the “Christmas Star,” when Jupiter and Saturn come together.

“What makes this year’s spectacle so rare, then? It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter occurred at night, as it will for 2020, allowing nearly everyone around the world to witness this “great conjunction.””

After a very challenging year, this conjunction represents optimism for the future. Some believe that when the planets align this closely they create a vibration that blends and works together creating an energy that brings forth a positive change. And we are so due for that.

So, though we won’t be gathering this evening to share some tunes, we can share the same sky and head out tonight to see this spectacle and celebrate the coming of a better year.

Happy Holidays!

ps. Check back tomorrow when I post tune #4 for A Tune A Week.

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