Season to Season: Earth's Equinoxes & Solstices. Equinox - when centre of sun is in the same place as Earth's equator (normally 20 March/22 Sep). Solstice is when sun is at Northern or Southernmost extremes (normally 21 June/21 December)
(The Walk Home by ~Saiper) Samhain (Summer's End) is one of four Greater Sabbats. It's a cross quarter day, situated between Autumn Equinox & Winter Solstice. It's the night when the veil between our world & the spirit world is at it's most fragile. Spirits are said to have more power & ability to visit us. This is the time of year for remembering & honoring our dead. Samhain is also a time to reflect & acknowledge our faults, & create a method for rectifying them.
// How 'hygge' can help you get through winter. The vague cultural concept doesn't translate easily into English, but it has helped Denmark become the 'happiest country on Earth' despite long, dark winters.
I stand in the snow, my hair tasselled by the sharp winter wind. My sisters are already in Greece they couldn't wait to go, but I still wait for when I need to go. They would any way there the goddesses of Autumn, Summer, spring. Were as I am of Winter- which makes me the goddesses of Christmas and Presents but they ancient Greeks forgot about me- I should be bitter but Im not my sisters would be.
Milan. On the floor near the main entrance is a sundial, engraved with zodiac symbols, installed in 1768 by astronomers from the Accademia di Brera, placed so that it is struck by a ray of sunlight breaking through a hole in the opposite wall. On the summer solstice, the ray strikes the tongue of bronze set in the floor; on the winter solstice, the ray of light stretches out to reach the meridian. Meridian of the Duomo, astronomical reference until 1884, when it was replaced by Greenwich.