The Winter Solstice falls this year on the 22nd of December. The shortest day and the longest night of the year, the sun is now at it's very lowest point. For three days, it's position in the dawn sky will appear to 'stand still' in the furthest south-easterly position of its it's cycle, before it begins to be seen rising ever so slightly further n...
Ways to celebrate winter solstice..."Winter solstice tradition writing our hopes dreams for the year on slips of paper, we light them on fire by our candles watch as the paper transforms to smoke… carrying our intentions out to the universe."
Celtic Mistletoe Lore: Five days after the first new moon following the winter solstice, Druid priests cut mistletoe with a golden sickle from a special oak tree and had to catch the mistletoe before it hit ground. The plant was distributed among the people to hang over their doors for protection against evil in the coming year.
Winter Solstice: "This is the #Solstice, the still point of the Sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath, the door of a vanished house left ajar." ---Margaret Atwood.