Winter solstice 2014

The December solstice comes on December 21 at 3:03 p.m. PST.

Did you know that it is the tilt of the Earth and not distance from the Sun that causes the cold of winter and warmth of summer?
The Sun’s path makes a wave pattern of light and dark on the face of the Earth traveling to the Tropic of Capricorn and on Dec 21 reaches the furthermost point south where it seems to make a turn around and goes northward where the wave peaks on June 21st and turns back southwards at the tropic of Cancer, our Summer solstice (if live north of equator).
At the midpoint of the wavy path, the Sun passes over the equator. On it’s way up this it is the spring equinox and autumn equinox on the way down.

http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-december-solstice?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=a39e9d46e0-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-a39e9d46e0-393929909

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About sueannmckean

My search for meaning in life turned serious in my late teens and included a sustained practice with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation in 1973 that I practice still today. In 1973 I also became a student of Aikido with Shihan Robert Nadeau Sensei in the Bay area of California, received a black belt (currently 6th dan) and have been teaching Aikido for the next 37 years, mostly at Bay Area dojos in Los Gatos, San Francisco, San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto and colleges : Hayward and San Jose State Universities, Sofia University, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) and De Anza College. I had a 6 year career as an international bodybuilder, was a finalist in the pro- world championships 3 times and in the IFBB Ms Olympia in 1986 & 87. I was introduced to the Enneagram in 1978 and became a certified teacher in the narrative tradition with Helen Palmer and David Daniels in 1993. I integrated the Enneagram with principles of Aikido in my teaching. In 1990 after a pilgrimage to India I reconnected to Vedic wisdom with a focus on Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), a study that really took off when I met my guru, Pundit Sanjay Rath in 2005. Since 2007 I went to the Himalayas yearly to study Jaimini Sutra Upadesa and Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra graduating in 2011 as a Jaimini Scholar from the 5 year Master's Course. For nearly 3 years, from Jan. 2010, I mentored in the Parasara Jyotish program created by Pundit Rath. I am a level 1 & 2 teacher in the AIAC (Ancient Indian Astrology Classes) founded by Chicago based Guru Souvik Dutta. (see the Ayurjyotish course in 2012, the Visesa Lagna course in Jan. 2014 and Panchanga course in Jan. 2015) Teaching what I am learning deepens understanding and joy. Currently I have a Level 1 foundation course going on skype (Sept. 2015 I live in the hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay with my husband Jack Labanauskas, publisher of the Enneagram Monthly, also a practitioner and student of Vedic wisdom.
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