Winter Solstice is on December 21st when the sun moves into the constellation of Capricorn(more on Capricorn season to come).
We have two solstices in a year Winter and Summer.
In the Northern Hemisphere, Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and Summer Solstice is the longest. It marks the moments where the Sun appears to turn back the other way as the Earth tilts, it marks change, in December it marks the return of the light. Which most of us can agree, is worthy of celebration.
Here is an image for how many hours of light the United States gets on Winter Solstice:
It is the time when the North Pole is the furthest tilt away from the Sun.
The word solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning 'the Sun stands still'.
As you can imagine before we created artificial light, the light of the Sun had much more meaning and was honored as such.
There are places on the Earth with structures that represent this Earth intelligence, like at Stonehenge watch this video to learn more:
In many ways we think of ourselves as being so far ahead but we have lost touch of certain meaningful moments in our lives. To celebrate these meaningful events such as the equinoxes and solstices is a start to bringing back meaning into our lives.
For so long those that celebrated these Earth/Celestial events were persecuted against for being in alignment with the Earth and the Stars.
This was the beginning of the end of common Earth wisdom.
We all want light, but we have failed to ask ourselves this simple question.
A question came to me recently "What is the quality of the light?" Physically and metaphysically(the whole love and light surface spirituality movement).
We've been taught to fear the Sun's power, which is the most foolish thing we can do. I cringe every time a human sprays their chemical aerosole sunscreen near me and I lash out when they do it by my children.
Our children are solar powered, they flourish with the wise use of pure Sun light. Many fear the light of the sun but have no problem with the artificial light of screens and florescent lights.
The Sun in astrology represents our conscious awareness, it shines the light on our being.
And it makes me wonder with all these forms of artificial light, it is masking our own light?
Are we as a whole hiding ourselves from real powerful light? December 21st is a great start to just becoming more aware of natural light.
Here some ideas for celebrating and I'd love to hear your ideas or celebrations in the comments.
Winter Solstice Celebration Ideas:
-Getting out into the natural light during the day, going for a walk or taking a hike.
-Taking a day off from screens and having a Hygge Party instead
-Light candles when it gets dark outside(some people keep a candle lit all night but I won't recommend that)
-Have a Potluck
-Play some music or go see some live music to celebrate
-Have an outdoor fire and invite some friends/family to share in the light.
December 29th I am offering a year ahead Astro-Intuitive Master Planning Class which will help you get in to more of your Earth/Astro wisdom to succeed.