Updated: Jul 2, 2022
The Winter Solstice is upon us, so I picked up the Conscious Creatures Oracle and asked for a message for this special time and here's who showed up. Hedgehog is quite appropriate really as they 'hibernate' at this time of year and with the festive season & new year upon us it's a time that many of us 'go within'. It's a good time to be introspective and take stock of all the great things (and maybe not so great) that have happened this year. Learn from all of it. How far have you come - or not as the case may be. Do you know who you are, or have you lost yourself a little in all the 'noise' of what's going on outside of you.
2021 has been a 5 year of expansion, freedom and versatility (or indeed the exact opposite if you've experienced the shadow side!). 2022 is a 6 year, the year of the artist and parent, with an overall focus on love.
Big shake ups are a happening and Hedgehog reminds us to look after ourselves through the shifts. We must all do what we feel is right for us and be loving towards others and respect the decisions they make. Don't be prickly If you need to, take a leaf from Hedgehogs book, and curl up into a ball if ever you're feeling threatened or need to take some time out. Hedgehog is the master of 'protecting' himself.
Remember too to feed yourself lots of healthy things so that you can enter your 'new year' with vigour and vibrant health.
For me personally, Winter Solstice has always felt like a major turning point and heralds a new cycle or phase. So if there's anything you feel has been weighing you down, an idea, a thought, belief, job, person, way of being etc. now is a great time to release it. It's ok to take time out to review and recharge. The world will be a better place once you do as you will be in a higher vibration to serve from.
Hedgehog reminds you to keep grounded too and also to sniff out, and be discerning about, the best things to nourish yourself with (either food, opportunities, time with others, books etc) - that way you can emerge as the best version of you.
Happy Solstice and Happy New You.