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
As the sky pales amber and pink,winter cold against windows,the horizon hungers. Soon, hovering —the faintest brush of burning day.I stretch up, unfurling in asana,sun shimmering joyous above rooftops,my eyes closed, heavy with light,a gift for Sunna, Sulis, and Helios —this rhythm, alive with blessings,my breath a channel chasing luminescence,a triad finishing in watchful stillness,the … Continue reading A January Morning
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
Today is the autumnal equinox in my hemisphere, so it is officially time for mulled beverages, cozy sweaters, and autumn hiking. I made offerings to Persephone, the Horai, Helios, and Sulis this morning in honor of the occasion — pomegranate and sandalwood. My shrine, with offerings burning down for the equinox. My partner and I … Continue reading Happy Equinox!
The first few lines occurred to me when I was praying to Apollon, and the remainder followed swiftly. The poem is free-writing because after I finished my prayer beads, I started thinking about the part of the Platonic Theology about Apollon and Helios (and so on); this is where it went. I often rush to … Continue reading Some Verses from Prayer This Morning
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.