December Solstice 2017


Winter Solstice occurs on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm GMT or 8:27 am Pacific Time.

Winter solstice brings Shortest day of the year, with the longest nights in the northern hemisphere. For instance in London, England the day is 7 hours, 49 minutes long (in Seattle, WA, USA the shortest day of the year is 8 hours, 25 minutes in duration.


At the same time, those in the northern hemisphere, are being asked to remember that the darkness of the CENTER of winter with December solstice is around the corner, and that self-care, quiet and connection with nature is needed to feed the depth of your soul, and to help you replenish and weather any difficulties that February of next year might bring.


Let the Light IN


For those in the southern hemisphere, you are burgeoning in the light, while the planets of light with the full moon are asking you to expand what you consider to be community. Who do you consider to be family?  Spread your arms and open your hearts to allow even more diversity, and lessening of judgment into your life.

Summer solstice in the southern hemisphere brings the longest days, and the shortest nights and connects you with light, warm sunshine and can be easy to get over expanded.

Health Tip: Take care to make sure you rest at least ten minutes a day to harness the healing energy of this time of year – the light and energy will sometimes be so expansive, that you might tend to not rest because you feel so good.

In Taoist, qi gong practices, the most Yang time of year is summer solstice, and a dollup of rest is important to balance the expansive energy of the long days of light for health and vitality ALL year long.

Longest Day of the Year in southern hemisphere

The length of the longest day of the year in Australia, for instance in Sydney, New South Wales is 14 hours and 24 minutes.

Conscious Calendars are a color coded Calendar based in right timing from Vedic Astrology and Kathleen Whalen  which take into account all the planetary factors affecting the moon each day, around the world to give you the ‘energy of the day’ and it might affect your interactions and choices each day.

Want to learn a little more about how Conscious Calendars is calculated, or to purchase three, six or twelve months of Conscious Calendars?


or would you like to look at your year ahead with a session with Kathleen and receive detailed, focused custom guidance according to your personal Vedic Astrology Chart?

Want to know more about Jupiter and Mars spurring us all into healthly actions? It is a time to build Peace and Justice for 7 weeks.

solstice in northern and southern hemispheres


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Kathleen has been helping people find health, love, the just-right career, and their personal spiritual practices for over twenty years using ancient science methods that are pragmatic. In each Vedic Astrology session or workshop with Kathleen, you get access to her background and knowledge of biochemistry, neuroscience, medical research; and since she was a member of the first graduating class in acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine from Bastyr University and practiced acupuncture and herbal medicine for over a decade, Kathleen shares a vast set of skills in energy medicine, crystal healing, hot stone therapy, flower essences, aromatherapy, qi gong, meditation, yoga, mantra & sound healing and Vedic Astrology to reveal the path to your highest good. Kathleen is blessed to have learned from deeply mystical and acclaimed teachers like a Taoist priest and qi gong masters to Thubten Chodron, Dr. Liu, and regular public learnings from Robert Svoboda Ph.D and Vasant Lad. Other long term teachers include, Dennis Flaherty, Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Pieter Weltevrede, Gina Sala and more. You get access to this wealth of knowledge and receive solutions that span from meditation, mantra, Jyostisha (Vedic Astrology), numerology, understanding your mind-body through Ayurveda and Yoga, Yantramantra, Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism, Vedanta, Taoism, Sanatanama dharma, and traditional devotional Indian painting with Kathleen, depending on what your spirit needs in the moment. As a lifelong dancer and rock climber, qi gong practitioner, adventurer and world traveler (including living in Taiwan as a baby, travels to Tibet, Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in 1992, Nepal, India, China, remote Bahamas, Wales, and Crete), Kathleen’s zest and love of life brings hope and positivity to those who meet her. Kathleen helps you access your personal magic and to create a fulfilling life through Vedic Astrology, Numerology and Mind-body Consulting.


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