✨Preparing for Winter Solstice 🌲✨🌞December 20-21st ❄️

~ a winter solstice altar ~

✨O’ Goddess!

Give to me your magic

at your Solstice birthing Light.

When the darkest night arrives

and your Holly King takes his flight.

You birth and suckle your Solstice babe,

and bring forth all that’s bright.

O’ Goddess

Illuminate our hearts

with your promise of beginnings anew.

As the Wheel turns

and births us

to the Self

which is most true. ✨

To the ancient Celts, sunlight meant survival. Ancient civilizations who endured the harshness of winter found hope and the joyful promise of warmth in the arrival of winter solstice, The December solstice, which occurs on December 21 this year, 1559hrs UTC, marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. On the December solstice, the Sun reaches its southernmost position in the sky, no matter where on Earth you happen to be. In the Northern Hemisphere, the daylight increases a bit more each day. Lengthening from a mere 7 to 8 hours of light daily until peaking at summer solstice, the longest day, with about 15 hours of light. And from there, the days become shorter again until, little by little, we arrive once more at winter solstice.

photo credit: NASA

The ancient neolithic Celts created stone circles that aligned with the solstices.

The 3000 BCE stone circle at Rhone-Alpes, at the little St. Bernard Pass is 236 feet in diameter and 7185 feet above sea level. There are 46 low stones, with a group of three large stones aligned to the point where the sun sets at solstice.

Rhone -Alps Stone Circle c. 3000 BCE

The Insular Celts created womb-like monuments and megaliths that fill with the morning light of solstice, like Stonehenge, where the sun light shines directly into the center of the womb-like circle from the Southwest on solstice morning. At Newgrange, the sunlight shines through a rather small opening, a roofbox, illuminating an ancient underground womb-like stone chamber on solstice morning.

Newgrange at Winter Solstice 2021. photo credit: Office of Public Works, Ireland

To our inner lives, the winter solstice brings the vibrations of earth energies and light that penetrates the darkness in our psyche, heart and soul. Penetrates our psyche’s layers, just as the light of the solstice sun penetrates and illuminates the darkest time of the year.

Here, we find opportunity to re-birth our new Selves in the stillness of winter, follow the seasonal vibration and cycle of the now slow and silent earth.

Here, in the stillness of our innerscape, we will discover unknown aspects of ourselves, new goals, hopes, dreams and aspirations for the coming harvest of our life. Here, we gestate, create and give birth within the cauldron of our psyche.

Winter Solstice creates the womb of sacred space for us to spin and weave our new, intimate story by the hearth fire of our heart.

~Winter Solstice Evening Meditation~

Create sacred space.

Call in the Goddess of Light

Within the sacred space, place a mirror and a lit white candle.

Burn a little incense of sage or vervain mixed with pine needles and mistletoe. Dress the white candle with bayberry, and cinnamon oil.

Sit before the mirror and lit candle and look into your reflection in silence.

Study your Self reflection.

Breathe.

Trust your inner Self.

Breathe.

Be with your Self.

Breathe.

See what happens.

Put it in your Journal.

Bright blessings on Your Journey.✨

In Her service, Rhiannon Ostara 🌀

🍁Samhuinn🍂🦉October 31st – November 1st 🍁🍂… a thousand little deaths inside my soul…

🍁a Samhuinn altar ✨

Oh Goddess!

Give to me your magic in Samhuinn’s dark and crimson blaze.

While Aphrodite’s moon charms Pluto’s deep, mysterious haze.

Come, Cailleach!

Cut the cords with your wizened breath of fire.

Bring your promise

of death and transformation,

to heal, release and inspire.

The Crone Goddess journey is one of self truth, self knowledge, self love and self acceptance. Loving and forgiving yourself, understanding that there are no mistakes. That every experience has forged us, like the purification of metal, into the 24k gold of our truest essence. That we are all good and beautiful beings worthy of joyful lives, where we all have enough. There is no blaming, no anger, no resistance. Only a pure loving acceptance of self, without judgment. An awareness that aspires to one’s own highest truth. A self reliance and strength that transcends everyday life, where we take full responsibility over every thought and belief carefully, knowing they are the living entities we create and manifest.

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In the northern hemisphere, The sun resides in the house of Scorpio as the Wheel turns, and our now harvested agrarian cycle comes to a close. Mother Earth rests and renews Herself through the oncoming winter. As, too, for Her children living in the north, our bodies minds hearts and souls shall have the opportunity to rest and renew.

Over 35,000 years abound regarding Mother Earth as Goddess, Crone, Grandmother, Wise Woman, Spinner of Fates, She who Cuts the Cord. She of a thousand names, on every continent, in every culture, represents transformation and the release of beliefs and mindsets that no longer, or perhaps never, ever served us.

What can this transformational healing look like in our every day lives?

Let’s take a journey and access this incredibly powerful healing Earth energy; the renewal of the ancient Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess that lives within our DNA.

As Her daughters, we have full access to all of Her healing and transformative magic to renew ourselves.

Now, we heal the deep wounds, shed all negativity, pain and sorrow, move past the inner wars, conflicts and traumatic experiences in this incarnation and from past lives. Lessons learned that we may transmute like mulch, to forge our hearts in the fire of Her cauldron, and step into the great strength, beauty, authenticity and leadership that is our birthright. To heal and gestate our hearts and spirits into our truest Self, and emerge with our inner Maiden blessed and refreshed, come the first snowdrop of Imbolc. Blessed be 🕊

Crone Goddess Spell

Fill your cauldron with Hecate incense and sprinkle with Goddess oil.

Write down all the self sabotaging thoughts and beliefs you have, or ever had, about yourself on little scraps of paper.

Light your cauldron.

Pick up each piece of paper, look at it, throw it into the flame and watch it burn knowing that it is being released from your core.

With your hand over your heart, chant the words “I Love You” followed by your name, over and over, until all the scraps with all the false beliefs, have burned into ash.

I love you (your name)

I love you (your name)

I love you (your name)

Bury the ashes in the earth and cover them well.

Chant this over the burial site times three with hands crossed over heart:

Now I am free to truly love me.

Now I am free to truly love me.

Now I am free to truly love me.

So mote it be.

Thank your Inner Crone 🖤 It is done. 🖤

✨Beltaine Love Magic ✨🌹

✨Beltaine Love Spell – livestream ✨🌹

This experiential love spell opens your intuitive awareness to receive the generosity, protection, love and nurturing flow of the Goddess, and manifest your desires. To receive this, there is nothing you need to do.
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O Goddess
Open my heart
with your roses and flames of fire.
Fill me with delight!
Come, charge my heart’s desire!
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This love spell was cast with Fire and Earth magic at the planetary hour of the Sun with Sun and Venus in the 2nd house, Taurus.
Blessed be 🕊