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Winter Solstice lands on Wednesday, December 21st, 2022. It also marks the start of Capricorn season!
Winter Solstice is a celebration of light during the darkest night of winter. One of the oldest celebrations in the world. It honors the gradual waning of the dark night and marks the mid-point of winter. It is often known as Yule and the burning of Yule Logs is a common ritual.
"The shortest day, the longest night, the stars brought closer by the primordial dark.
The Sun stands still as we hunker-down like heavy bears in our hibernacula, put down what we are braced against, bring everyone inside, sit down to every meal as a feast, share our gifts from the tree of life, bauble and sparkle against all that is drear, wreath the door with the green that never dies, drift like snowbanks into lazy peace.
On Midwinter's morning as the lambent glow of magic sidles closer, we go out in good company with a flask of something spiced to stand in sacred waiting for the birth of something precious, for Deer Mother to carry the sun back on her uplifted antlers."...read more
—Debra Hall © Mother Tongue Ink 2021
Featured Art: Mushroom Magic ¤ Diane Norrie 2020