Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Solistice is Celebrated

I am one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

Winter Solstice

Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 11:05AM EST
Moon sets: 10:58PM EST
Moon in  the Mutable Water Sign of Pisces
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The courage to fail and tru again.
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:39AM EST
Sunset: 4:56PM
Solar Question for the Day: "What do you need to learn in order to be more confident?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
December 22nd., 2009

      The beautiful image at the top of my blog today comes from We'Moon '09 is by Catherine Malland.
The essay with the image is:

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice - the longest night of the year - profoundly challenges our psychological tolerance for darkness. It is a visionary time. Like the dark of the Moon each month, Winter Solstice represents not only the pitch black of night, but also a seed of something that will unfold in the coming year. We pray for a future we can only imagine.
In far-northern climates, where this winter darkness expands to fill almost all of the day's twenty-four hours, ancient ritual priestesses called "Volvas" developed oracular practices called "Seidr," a word meaning 'seat' or 'sitting.' Scandinavian Seers cast spells from special high seats, whence they prophesied the future or 'summoned something' according to scholar Mary B. Kelly. Why not create an oracular seat for yourself on this night of nights and pray for a vision? Make a strong wish for (cast a spell or 'summon') the outcome you want see manifested in 2010. Then light a single candle and celebrate that in this moment of ultimate darkness, the light - as always - is born again.
by Vicki Noble

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