Wishing you a blessed and happy Winter Solstice today. (Or, in the southern hemisphere, a happy summer one.) If you're interested in rituals, I have two in the post from last year — one solely focused on the Hellenic Gods, the other an example of a blended, mindfully eclectic personal practice because I also worship … Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice
Celebrating the Return of Light
The solstice candle in question, lit and veiled in darkness. Last night, I pulled my super-fragrant solstice candle out of the bubble wrap packaging it had come in. It was a purchase on November 30, 2018, from NaturalWitchRemedies (a store on Etsy that appears to be on hiatus right now) because it looked like a … Continue reading Celebrating the Return of Light
It's the Winter Solstice today (at least, in the Northern Hemisphere), so here's a poem. Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday! At Deepest Night Ifor thesolar birthhave thirsted long,my soul light-faminedas a tall barren birchnot yet quickening with sap.Candles, golden, resined,awaken the air,while branch-bones shakeoutside and rainsmasheshardas ifGods' vesselshave overturnedto purify us.Lightless Nyx holds her … Continue reading Happy Solstice!
HAPPY HELIOGENNA! The winter solstice is at 5:23 PM EST. This means it is technically still tomorrow, as the 14th day of the lunar month begins at sundown.