✨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 🌀

✨🦉Meditation: 04/04/19. Dark Moon Opportunity: Aries conjunct Sun. Releasing Unconscious Baggage✨

04/04/19 Dark Moon conjunct Sun in the 1st House

Today’s Dark Moon is 3° into the first house, Aries, ruled by Mars, and conjunct to the Sun at 14°. The first house addresses the early aspects of our life and offers opportunity for spiritual and emotional re-birth.This is a powerful and aggressive dark moon in Aries, a perfect celestial moment for identifying, cleansing, clearing and releasing our unconscious emotions of fear, irrational anger, guilt and shame that haunt us, create self sabotage and generally block our paths keeping us from our true self and true purpose. It’s the unconscious baggage we carry, put upon us by others early in our life, perhaps in utero, certainly in early childhood, reaching back into past lives.
As the mind has a difficult time releasing emotions, the body releases them with ease and grace.
Perform a Dark Moon meditation by setting your intention to release your . Unconscious emotional baggage. Implement the Zazen technique of emptying your mind completely. Do this in Child Pose. Hold, stretch, repeat until you feel a sense of calm and freedom throughout your body. Trust your Self. Journal the experience directly afterwards. You have much to reflect on.
Namaste’

Photo credit: Chinese Lunar satellite DSLWP-B (Longjiang-2)

✨🦉Manifestation: 🌕 Full Moon Opportunity⚜️

✨02/19/19, 0947hrs. EST.

Sun in Pisces, Full Moon in Virgo ♓️🌕♍️
North node in Cancer trine Uranus in the 1st house and Pluto in the 10th house.

With the Sun conjunct Mercury in the dreamy depths of Pisces / 12th house ruled by Neptune, and the Moon gone solo within Virgo’s practical healing 6th house, ruled by Mercury, the heavens pause the Wheel for a deeply creative state of artistic and healing self-expression brought into every day life.
Here, you will discover answers on how to bring your fantasies, dreams and visions into the material, practical world for enjoyment, personal gratification and profit.

Deep reflections of personal growth and development and the politics of Soul emerges. Here we will begin significant work to transform and heal the painful illusions of personal shame and guilt experiences into bravery, courage and healthy Self love.
It’s a perfect celestial moment to sketch that portrait of your future self, or a desired outcome of a beloved project, and discover your own unique path of arrival.

Meditate on your vision. Bring it to a pinpoint in your mind’s eye and release the emotional fire of your heart’s desire into the heavens.

It’s an “As above, So below” moment! Let your Self go there!

Namaste 🕊

✨🦉Manifestation: 🌒New Moon Opportunity⚜️

✨02/04/2019, 1604hrs. EST

🌑♒️New Moon in Aquarius, Conjunct Mercury, Sun in Aquarius. Mars Trine Pluto and North Node in Cancer.

With the New Moon in Aquarius, conjunct Mercury, this is prime time to get behind the lower mind and be centered within the soul. Here you can watch from your seat of center, observing how your thoughts are creating your reality. Big love Aquarius will support you in filtering through the chaotic thoughts and memory bubbles you’ve been ruminating over and holding onto that have been creating pain and suffering in your life.

Mars Trine Pluto and North Node in Cancer provides the complement energy aspect that supports going within to your seat of soul and changing your future karma. This is a perfect celestial moment to identify the thought structures and memories and their emotional aspects that keep you in chains of fear and hold you back from joy and serenity. Observe them all from your seat of center in meditation, then open up your heart chakra wide and move through them to set yourself free. Namaste🕊