“Winter Solstice is the equivalent of the solar New Year. It is a fertile time to set new intentions. The longest night of the year has been celebrated by many traditions as a sacred and rich time. It is during the winter solstice that the sun hugs closer to the horizon than at any other time during the year, giving way to the least amount of daylight annually. On the bright side, the day after the winter solstice marks the beginning of lengthening days leading up to the summer solstice. The winter solstice is a poignant time to stop and listen, to harmonize our energy and reassess our connection to our spirit and life’s purpose. It is a powerful time of re-birth and transformation – to acknowledge our shadow, heal our wounds, release old thought patterns and align with our light to illuminate our highest destiny.”

 

Ancients identified the purposes of the solstice of the year as imperative peaks of each cycle. They utilized this time to invoke deities, plan out the season and prepare for successes.  It was understood that the alignments of different energies uniting at this point in time would open up cosmic and earthly possibilities and magic. These possibilities are infinitely endless.  The most popular uses of this energy of Winter solstice are:

 

In following our current traditions, we often look over the winter solstice and spearhead focus on new year’s eve and day celebrations.  Many also create vows and resolve to be “better” or improve their life in a variety of ways.  This is wonderful and has great purpose but is often done at the incorrect time and in an incorrect way.  In recent years, vision boarding has become extremely popular and helpful to many who add action to their desire boards.  Vision Boards truly work as do resolutions and more so especially during the winter solstice when the energy for magical doing and manifesting is highest.

 

There are quite a many Goddess energy archetypes that we can work with to amplify this energy.  There is Egyptian Goddess Isis, who delivered her son Horus during winter solstice.  Goddess Amaterasu, the japanese Goddess of the Sun.  Also born and celebrated during the yule is Hindu Goddess Saraaswati of knowledge, music and creativity.  Working with any of these energies or even the male energies associated with this time of year will strengthen your works you decided to embark on now.

There are a number of things you can do to aid yourself in having a Greater Outcome for your new year and take part of this yule energy.  We acknowledge the solstice on the20th/21st day of December each year.  But my sources inform that the portal of energy that is drummed up does not close down until the 7th day after the Opening day.  Days 1-3 are the strongest of these 7, so do try to make a weekend of it if possible.  Meanwhile the points below are things you can do to take part in this cosmic moment:

 

 

 

 

 

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