Winter Wonderment and Solstice Secrets

Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and will occur this Tuesday December 22nd 2015.  All the Winter Holydays one celebrates at this time of the year originate from the Winter Solstice also known as Yule. By honoring Winter Solstice we remember the magic of being part of something larger that is always changing and renewing, like us!  Ritual acts will naturally give our lives more meaning.
The word Solstice comes from two Latin words: sol meaning “Sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still“.

 

Bring more Magic into your life this Winter Solstice

  • Honoring the Darkness  Spend time in silence or/and in nature.  Allow the Magic of darkness to reveal itself to you.  We do not need to fear the darkness as there is much nourishment there.
  • Put to Sleep What no longer Serves  Meditate and pray about what you no longer need.  Close your eyes and imagine this part of you going to sleep, allow this sleep to turn to a quiet easy death.  Know that part of you has melted away like snow in the Sun
  • Honor the Upcoming Light With Fire  Oh there are so many ways to do this!  Light a Yule Log, which goes back ions.  Fill a log with magical intention and watch it burn, then scatter the ashes if you are so inspired.  Fill your home on Solstice night with only candles instead of electric lights.  Light a big candle and then have everyone in your home light their own personal candle from it as they bless each other.  Make a bonfire and as you make wished jump the bonfire.
  • Mistletoe Magic  Did you know that the mistletoe you hang over your door to inspire kisses is taken from an old Druid tradition?  The Druids regarded mistletoe as sacred and it was believed to have much healing power. Kissing under the mistletoe was a pledge of friendship.
  • Create Your Own Magical Solstice Rituals!

Wishing you a delightful and Magical Holyday season!