By Gwenith Kikkawa, Circle Member
Ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol of a serpent or dragon circling to eat its own tail. This symbol has been interpreted as infinite cyclic renewal, the cycle of life-death-rebirth, or the beginning and end of time. As we move through every change and transition in life, the Ouroboros reminds us that to be reborn we must also undergo a death.
As a snake grows, its skin naturally stretches with it. The shedding process also supports its health by removing any parasites that may have attached themselves to the old skin. The snake models how we can be reborn again and again, allowing our fresh, “newborn” skin to breathe and shine in it’s vulnerability and resilience.
December 21st marks a potent collective transformation point. Like a snake’s skin, we are expanding beyond the confines of our old skin’s limitations. It is our true nature to continually evolve; initiating the shedding of what is old. And with endings a deep self reflection is ignited, inviting us to gently and compassionately acknowledge the ‘parasitic’ old ways we have outgrown.
Our rebirth at Winter Solstice offers us an opportunity to prepare for 2020, a year astrologers are calling a time of great ascension and movement towards the light. As we approach the end of a decade, humanity is preparing to rebirth into a new world, so to speak. Come January, astrologers share that Saturn and Pluto will be forming an alignment, creating a massive energy burst. This is an occurrence that only happens once every 34 years, and will be at peak intensity for the period of Jan. 8 to 15, 2020. This energy will greatly increase our vibration levels in consciousness, and is assisting in bringing about harmony on earth in 2020.
Through our awareness and embrace of this cyclical process of life-death-rebirth, we gift ourselves and each other a greater ease and flow through our rebirthing and shedding. Moving with the collective rise in consciousness, together we embody our human potential, engaging as co-creators of the new world that we are dreaming into being.
Ouroborous invites us to be present on Winter Solstice, tuning in heart-to-heart to the Circle of Life-Death-Rebirth that we are all a part of.
Imagine, what might it be like to move towards the light of a new cycle and new world, shedding the old?