Today marks the official start of winter. The ancient Romans celebrated Saturnalia in honor of Saturn who rules the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. The planet is also known as the ruler of the underworld.
The Sun is further officially dead in Western astrology and won't rise again until Spring on March 21, 2014. But, as I write this note, the Sun is rising in the sign of Sagittarius from the east. And, I can see the Moon setting to the west from my window. So, all is well.