In the midst of the holiday chaos, the Winter Solstice brings a moment of complete silence. December 21, 2016, marks the solstice. Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon which marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year.
The Winter Solstice is a time of reflection, during the darkest and longest night of the year. A time to spend with family and friends. A time to imagine what the coming year will bring. As an expression in nature, the Winter Solstice is the time to reflect on the power of our spiritual beliefs and the belief in the power of ourselves !
The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day. Yule is deeply rooted in the cycle of the year, it is the seed time of year, the longest night and the shortest day, where the Goddess once again becomes the Great Mother and gives birth to the new Sun King.
Here Are Some Wonderful Suggestions to Start Winter Solstice Traditions
Feed the Wildlife - String cereal onto thread and drape it across the bare branches of trees for the wildlife to share... some apples too, hung on a thread. This is a wonderful gift to the creatures that share our world in the night, the longest night of the year.
Eat by Candlelight -Welcome the return of the sun by eating in only candlelight and firelight... thank the sun for all of its strength and energy, and for bringing light into our lives.
Release The Old - Use this time to release any old thoughts, patterns or unwanted energy from 2016. Just write down whatever comes, draw a picture. Sometimes words are not needed.
Welcome The New -One of the most important things that you can do is write out your hopes and dreams for 2016 on slips of paper, then light them on fire by candles or fireplace and watch as the paper transforms to smoke... carrying your intentions out to the universe. Your energy and intention is not unnoticed.
Please light a candle (white, gold, or silver) and spend at least 5 minutes in mindful mediation.
Make sure you take time to enjoy this sacred day in some special way.
Winter Solstice Blessings,
Learn What Started the Winter Solstice, Why, and What It Means In Our World Today By Watching My Winter Solstice Video!