On this, the shortest day of the year, we are bathed in darkness. The sun, in its brief appearance, stands still as if holding its breath before a grand exhale into the wintery chill. Throughout time, Winter Solstice has marked the moment of stillness between the dark and the light. We celebrate the coming of the spring and the promise of rebirth. As we draw nearer every day to the light, when our days are long and warm, we must remain incubated in the still darkness so we can germinate our intentions. Plant them deep and plant them well. Dig down deep into the dark, cool soil but light your candles and invite the sun. As the light comes, so shall it be.
What You Need:
White candles ( or tea lights )
Your Sacred Space
Journal, BOS or Paper
Winter Solstice begins tonight ( December 21 ) so as you read this ritual, you are preparing yourself. Clear your sacred space, and even decorate it in colors of Yule ( red, green, white, gold). Begin to consider what you want to incubate as the glimmers of sun begin to will their way through the universe.
Arise at dawn ( just before). Just as the sun is rising, on this first morning of light beginning to nudge through the dark, light your candles and write your wishes, your dreams, the things you want to birth into being this next year. Sitting in quiet meditation as the sun continues to rise, go outside and stand barefoot in the earth. Repeat this incantation as you give thanks for the darkness and the light.
Turn from darkness towards the light, grow by day and heal by night.