Sun Enters Capricorn — The Solstice (December 21, 2022) | Astrologer Bill Attride

Bill Attride
5 min readDec 21, 2022


Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

The Hier­ar­chy of Light and Love

There are Four Cor­ners in your year­ly jour­ney around the Sun, Four Turn­ings of the Earth as she majes­ti­cal­ly sweeps around and tilts towards and away from our Star, a great dance of Light and Dark which forms for us the sea­sons of birth, life, death, and rebirth year after year upon Earth.

Today we reach the final turn of the Astro­log­i­cal Year, today we move through the Cir­cle of the Liv­ing Ones from Sagit­tar­ius and into Capri­corn. At this time every year, and for­ev­er some­where in your very own chart, you may enjoy this gift of the Spir­it as you con­sid­er the mean­ing of your jour­ney through the stars.

You will always have the space of Sagit­tar­ius, where you stretched your under­stand­ing for your­self and one anoth­er, as you told your sto­ry and lis­tened to the sto­ries of oth­ers, as you trav­elled in body or mind, find­ing new sen­si­bil­i­ties through the expe­ri­ences of oth­ers, delv­ing into the libraries of nature and sci­ence, of cul­tures and the arts, of great authors, com­posers, philoso­phers and wis­dom keep­ers, the wealth of expe­ri­ence hand­ed down from ages past and by your con­tem­po­raries too. All of this is the true wealth of human­i­ty, a part of the Divine Light to help you bet­ter under­stand your­self and your world, to know the who, what, when and why of Creation.

And what you real­ized then, was that the truth that is “out there” is what forms and holds you too. The only rea­son you can feel the truth, and see the truth, and know the truth, the only rea­son you can come to under­stand who and what you are is because the Truth is the “Pri­ma Mate­ria” behind the whole of Cre­ation, and so it is part of every fiber of your being as well.

But now as you enter the realm that is Capri­corn, you under­stand that this is not enough. No, it is not enough to find the truth, or know the truth, or even to share the truth. No, the whole pur­pose of Cre­ation, the whole Truth that shines from with­in as your Spark of the Divine is for you is to live a life whose whole pur­pose is to BE this very truth; you are here to shine like the star in wait­ing that you are.

Yes, as much as Sagit­tar­ius is the keep­er of Wis­dom, in Capri­corn you become the ves­sel of Truth, as you form your truth into your pur­pose and con­duct, as you assume your respon­si­bil­i­ties, as you “per-form”, forg­ing your path­way of per­fec­tion in duti­ful actions and con­se­quen­tial cre­ations that are your lega­cy. In Capri­corn, you move ever clos­er to the grace and humil­i­ty that is the true sign of a “wise one”. You are here to be you, to live for Self-Ful­fill­ment, to real­ize your true pur­pose, and forge your des­tiny by being the truth that makes you, you.

The path­way to mas­tery is not easy, and there will have been many expe­ri­ences that brought you pain and shame in what you did, or what you failed to do. But the greater part of your wis­dom and self-mas­tery has been earned by this, as you have come to real­ize that all those strug­gles, all those stum­bles, falls and fail­ures, that all these tri­als and tribu­la­tions of this life (and of your many lives) have brought you to this high­er place, to this self-made moun­tain of your man­i­fest des­tiny. For it was by falling and get­ting up, by learn­ing what not to do, and to how to do and be bet­ter, it is by your refusal to give up and your ded­i­ca­tion and deep­en­ing of humil­i­ty that you have earned your place in the com­pa­ny of those who came before you.

Mas­tery is earned by you, by the immutable law of Cause and Effect, which ensures that you “reap what you sow”, and that by learn­ing to do and be bet­ter, by your efforts to lift your­self beyond shad­ows and fears, you are made the cre­ator of your future full of sub­lime spir­i­tu­al bril­liance. And you also know and feel this truth, that you have equal­ly grown in stature by the deep­en­ing of your com­pas­sion and car­ing too. Because you have learned from your own strug­gles, you can tru­ly feel the suf­fer­ing and pain of oth­ers, and your heart will shine ever brighter with self­less love to help them too.

Because you also know this, that you could not, nor could you ever have done this “Great Work” by your­self. You are part of a host of souls, some here with you today and many, many more stretch­ing back­wards into the mists of your dis­tant past. Like a great rib­bon of light, all the souls who helped make you who you are, they are with you now, they are part of your char­ac­ter, part of your wis­dom and live on in your com­pas­sion too.

This is why we give thanks to those who came before us, to those with whom we jour­ney now, and to those who will con­tin­ue this work after our time is done. You are part of a Hier­ar­chy of Love and Life, and so we reach up to those above to ask for their help­ing hand, as we extend our hand to those who fol­low behind us too. Because this is the way, the way of human­i­ty, the way of Love. This is the pledge and pur­pose of Capri­corn, that our path of Self-Ful­fill­ment is made pos­si­ble by the spark of the Divine with­in us, and that the great work of Cre­ation is made by us all through love.

At this moment of turn­ing as the Earth bows to the Sun, as we move through one of the Four Sacred por­tals of Ini­ti­a­tion in the Cir­cle of the Liv­ing Ones, we bow our heads and go down on bend­ed knee, and pledge once more to be what we came to be. We are part of the Light that is the One which shines in the dark­est places, and we will fol­low the path of Light that is the Hier­ar­chy of Love and Com­pas­sion to our des­tiny in the stars.

That is why, at this sacred moment when the Light returns, we give thanks and ask for guid­ance one once more:


From the point of light with­in the Mind of God

Let Light stream forth into our minds

Let LIGHT descend on Earth.

From the point of love with­in the Heart of God

Let Love stream forth into our hearts

May LOVE increase on Earth.

From the cen­ter where the Will of God is known

Let pur­pose guide our wills

The PURPOSE which the mas­ters know and serve.

From the cen­ter which we call Humanity

Let the Plan of Love and Light work out

And may it seal the door

where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Pow­er restore the Plan on Earth.

Originally published at on December 21, 2022.



Bill Attride

Mr. Attride is known for his unique integration of the spiritual and the psychological dimensions of Astrology.