Yesterday as Adam came home, he said “god i hate this weather it’s miserable and cold” and without skipping a beat i said “well winter can have that affect…” but then i realized it’s not winter! We are still in fall, it should not be this cold yet and apparently half of the US is covered with an Arctic blast merely a week after 11.11! coincidence? i think not.
The symbolism i always associate with winter is like the bear who goes into hibernation. We’re starting to move more INNER in our psyche, into the underworld, reflective, looking behind our own face or for some creating our chrysalis, our cocoon.
Isa or Ice from the elder fulthark rune is the symbol of Separation, challenges, psychological blocks, illusions, Standstill, or a time to turn inward and wait for what is to come, or to seek clarity.
Ice in dreams symbolizes a part of ourselves which has become frozen and needs to thaw out before we can progress.
For some reason the song Dark Side of the Sun by Tori has been stuck in my head the past few days but it lead me to question what really is the dark side of the sun? We’ve heard of the dark of the moon but the dark side of the sun? physically it may be impossible but symbolically the dark side of the sun would be considered the dark side of the soul i would think? We associate the sun with happiness, the guiding light, illumination, etc. but the dark side of the sun wouldn’t that be the opposite or Shadow.
Random trivia: anyone watch Once Upon A Time last sunday? Towards the end of the episode[sorry if i’m spoiling] They put a curse on the entire town know as the Spell of Shattered Sight which causes people to turn on eachother. They become their own antithesis or Shadow self towards their loved ones. The Shadow or Antithesis is the part of the soul that seeks to destroy itself. It’s entropy of the psyche.
Noticing a theme here?
Snow is the crystallization of water or the crystallization of an idea or project or perhaps the soul. Crystallization of the soul is the goal of ascension. When melting, it can represent the softening of the heart. Water is associated with Emotions, water is very important towards the psyche because we are not only made of water but water can crystallize and transform. Winter is the point of the underworld where we face death to arise again during the blooming of Spring into Rebirth.
Also let’s not forget the last ripple of Uranus square Pluto coming is on December 15th barely a week before Solistice INTO winter itself.
Just some thoughts and subtle patterns i’ve been seeing…Not sure what it means precisely sometimes things come through in pieces like a puzzle and it takes some time literally to figure it out. Although it seems the universe seems to be pointing us towards a Crossing….
thoughts, experience, opinions, ideas?