|(This is an Advent Spiral. If you would like to know more about it, this link has some background. The Spiral has a wide reaching foundation of many different spiritual beliefs.)|
This Solstice marks the exact moment when the North Pole is the farthest from the Sun. The exact moment that signifies the shift from lengthening days to shortening days. It is the shortest day and longest night of the year. I love the night. Too bad that all days can't contain more dark than light. (The Sun and I have never had a very good relationship.) The North Pole has been in complete darkness for months now. The inhabitants of the Pole won't see their next dawn until March. I would love to experience months of darkness. I have always been my most creative at night, so a night many months long would probably have my creative juices flowing in a torrent.
|(Winter Solstice at Stonehenge)|
|(Left: Celtic Bonfire; Right: Japanese Sun Goddess, Amaterasu)|
|(Artist: Anne Stokes)|
|(I'm not sure who made the Oak mask on the left,|
but the artist who created the Holly mask on the right is Lauren Raine.)
It amazes me that the year 2011 is almost over. Where did the time go? It doesn't seem possible. 2012 is just around the corner, and I feel it is going to be a good year. There is a lot being said about a day that falls exactly one year from today...huh...just noticed that. Exactly one year. I think we are going to experience some shifts. Some changes. All for the better. No doom and gloom in my future...
Happy Winter Solstice, Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah, _________________ (enter your holiday in space provided) to all.