Celebrating Winter Solstice
In a few days, we will be celebrating Winter Solstice. This year it falls on Tuesday, December 21st in our hemisphere. It comes in at 10:59 am EST. Every year it happens between December 20th and December 23rd. Winter Solstice symbolizes the day of the sun’s rebirth. It is the shortest day and longest night of the year. It honors the symbolism of fire and light. Life and death are big themes for this day. What do you want to rid yourself of so you can be born again? What do you want to give more life to? As it is the first day of winter, ask yourself, what do you want to have germinated over this dark period only to be brought out into the light later in its full creation? It can be a time of holding the creations close to your heart.
A special event happened last December when the planets Jupiter and Saturn came together to create the first Christmas Star In 800 years. To me, this was symbolic not to give up. To remember the first Christmas Star when Jesus was born, and all that followed. It feels very right with all that's going on. It gives us hope that Spirit hasn't forgotten us. It's as if Spirit was preparing us for the long haul. Personally, it was a sign that the Christed energy needed to come back in our hearts. Love is the only way through this.
If you're looking at ways to celebrate Winter Solstice, there are several ways to do so. You can create a special altar. You can meditate to the sunrise, honoring the Sun. Getting in nature is always a great way to celebrate. Anything you can do to create more self-care will work as well. You may decide to do a ritual or send prayers to your ancestors. Taking a cleansing bath with oils can be very nurturing. Creating a favorite nurturing meal to share is special as well. You can also make a list of what has come to fruition since Fall Equinox and create a new one from now to Spring with what you want to create.
When these important days come, celebrate, celebrate, celebrate. Celebrate all your wins and most importantly celebrate you and the courage you have to have come at this time and be of service to yourself, your family, the world, and Spirit.
Happy Winter Solstice! Blessings!