~HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE~
Sunlight on Earth, on the day of the winter solstice. The north polar region of Earth is in 24-hour darkness, while the south polar region is in 24-hour daylight. Gif via Wikimedia Commons.
December solstice 2015 is coming on December 21 or 22 (depends on your timezone). Celebration time!
Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. Meanwhile, on the day of the December solstice, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night. This special day is coming up on Tuesday, December 22 at 4:48 UTC (December 21 at 10:48 p.m. CST). No matter where you live on Earth’s globe, a solstice is your signal to celebrate. Follow the links below to learn more about the 2015 December solstice.
By: by Deborah Byrd in Tonight » Astronomy Essentials, Earth
See more on this link: http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-december-solstice
~CELEBRATION OF WINTER SOLSTICE~
Catch the Solstice Magic and align with traditions and the natural cycles.
Solstice Magic is such a time!
It was celebrated at Stonehenge and in Celtic monuments spanning centuries.
Also marked in stone by the Mayan, Egyptian, Anasazi, Aborigine, Aztec, Inca, and at Kula Lumpur…
…and back into time-out-of-mind seen in stone monuments from cultures we’ve long forgotten.
Most people celebrate “an event” marking the Solstice Magic time: Christmas, Hanukkah, Deepavali (Duwalli), Kwanzaa, Festivals of Light, New Years and many others.
You are naturally marking the rhythms of the seasons in nature — within your own body.
Tune in and feel your own circadian rhythms following the increasing darkness and drawing inward in the winter season.
Solstice Magic is the natural phenomenon behind the festivities.
Winter has the longest nights of the year and shortest days. Winter Solstice is the day the sun appears to, “stand still.” From December 21st, the days become longer and the nights shorter. Six months later, the procession north stops, turns, (Summer Solstice) and again moves to the Winter Solstice point. These are the natural rhythms that cultures mark with ceremonies.
~A Time Of Inner Reflection~
This time is your deepest natural internal withdrawal – just as life “withdraws” within itself in nature. It’s a time to assess the years past and reflect on happenings and changes.
It’s a time of remembering all those that contributed to you being where you are now: Friends, places and events of your past. Think of it all as parts of the tapestry that is weaving around you as you journey through time. It’s often the most difficult and tumultuous times that give life color and depth. You certainly learned as much from your adversaries as from your friends.
Find the feelings of deep gratitude and stillness. Feel connected to everyone walking your life path with you, from the past, to the Now and into futures unknown. Feel right now what you want to feel in your future…and tradition assures that it will come to pass: Like magic.
~Your Good Fortune For The Solstice Magic Season~
“Giving and receiving are the same. You will soon receive back the gifts you give.”
Enjoy the Magic of Winter Solstice!
With much love, light and blessings to you.💜✨😇
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