we welcome the Winter Solstice. Archangel Gabriel is the
governor of the winter season. His name means "God is my strength".
Archangel Gabriel is the heavenly Annunciator who brings glad tidings of
new life. He was the angel who announced to Mary the role she would
play in birthing the Christ child. According to scripture, he also
appeared to elderly Zechariah announcing God's plan for his barren wife
Elizabeth to conceive a baby. Their precious child, John, was the forerunner, preparing the way for Christ Jesus, the Light of the World.
Archangel Gabriel helps to stir a greater appreciation for the divinity within each of us as the angel of Love and Hope. The winter solstice is a time to kindle our inner Light in spite of the outer darkness. By spending quiet time in contemplation and meditation, we can awaken to our true divinity.
December 21st is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This winter solstice of 2020 comes with a brilliant light. Tonight a "Christmas Star" conjunction can be seen in the southwestern sky. Two planets, Jupiter and Saturn, will have their finest conjunction in hundreds of years. The two will be so close as to appear as one brilliant Christmas Star.
During this holy time of year, the entire angelic hierarchy draws close to the earth, basking the world in rays of divine love. This celestial outpouring brings an expansion of consciousness beyond the physical world for those who will still their minds and attune to it.
Happy Winter Solstice to all as we welcome Archangel Gabriel.
Love and peace,
(Archangel Gabriel Artwork by Nanette Crist Johnson)