By Grace Vasquez
All these years and I finally learned what Winter Solstice is all about. I always heard about it but honestly, never bothered to learn all the details. Well now that I know it’s kinda cool.
Today marks the Shortest Day of the Year and the Longest Night and it occurs at 11:28 a.m. ET today. Winter Solstice is also known as Yule or Midwinter but beware this day could also be the “worst day” according to astrologers. Why? Well, they say blame it on Saturn.
London astrologer Neil Spencer, who writes for the London Observer, said the sun will appear to pass in front of the constellation Capricorn hours after Saturn does likewise. Both orbs will line up for the first time time since 1664 says Spencer who wrote about the alignment on his blog.
That’s fine and dandy but here comes the part that sucks, Spencer insists that starting something new on this day is “ill advised” and will have long-term consequences. So no diet starting today! Wait, it gets worse. If you do start something today or “anything you try to do Thursday will be more difficult than usual, take more time and be more frustrating.” Well that’s not cool.
I don’t believe in astrology but now I have an excuse not to do the dishes, or laundry. Kidding. Like I really need an excuse to procrastinate!
Happy Winter Solstice! Enjoy your shortest day and longest night. Time to binge watch that show on Netflix! ~grace