The Winter Solstice is almost here, the longest night and shortest day of the year.
In the turning of the wheel, we celebrate the sun’s return. This season of yule symbolizes the return of the sun and Goddess rebirth. This idea and theme was taken over by Christianity and the celebration of Christ, but it was originally Wiccan and female. (Most of the sun gods were also originally sun Goddesses.)
Rituals we think of now are about the return of warmth and light. Rituals of being born and reborn and the renewal of hope and promise — quite similar to new moons in that they mark what is underneath a new beginning.
The Winter Solstice is also the season of the warrior and of taking a stand in one’s leadership. This is a time to explore and be adventurous, while knowing what we can and cannot tolerate. When we avoid taking a stand, we make others have to figure it out for us. Better to communicate and use the power of our presence.
It is also a time to carefully manage our energy and not overextend ourselves. But at the same time, we don’t want to fall into stagnation either. This delicate balance of resting and choosing appropriate activities that will not deplete us will serve us best during winter.
We are here to bring light to the world.
To bring light, Goddess Sophia is just who we need to call upon. Sophia personifies the feminine creative force of the universe. In Judeo–Christian traditions, she is the holy spirit of the trinity and has been connected to the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. She is the voice of wisdom and God’s female soul. Goddess Sophia has left behind her light for us to counter darkness and evil with love.
As you notice the stars twinkling in the night sky, it’s time to light a fire and dream a new dream, germinating the new seeds for next year.
Bring the outdoors inside with evergreens, holly and mistletoe. And gather lots of red and white candles to call back the light.
You can use rattles to cleanse and purify the space around you, or burn sage. My Gorgeously Healthy essential oil “Peace Portal Blend” is helpful during silent meditation, or use it to scent your room. You can find it HERE
This is a good time for storytelling, singing songs filled with hopes, dreams and desires, and burning a yule log in the fire. Now is your chance for any last releases, too. Make it a thing!
May your holidays be filled with love and joyful light this season.
Goddess Blessings and Happy Solstice,
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