Sunday, December 22, 2019
What the Winter Solstice Means to Me
As the longest night has now passed and the first day of the new solar cycle is waning, I've been celebrating the start of a new year. This is, after all, the time our ancestors would have recognized as the beginning of a new year before manmade years following some nonsensical timing of there being a certain amount of days to a year, or even modern scientific timing as we began to track the orbit of our earth around the sun, and then start our year on an arbitrary day.
Our ancient ancestors tracked things by what they could see with their naked eyes, and knew the timing of the solar and lunar cycles well. They would have tracked by how many moon cycles or solar returns had happened, and counted years starting on the first day after the longest night. So for me, this begins a new cycle in my life, a new year and a new chapter. Having the energy of the upcoming New Moon to work with amplifies this for me. And honestly, after what we've been through during 2019, I can't wait to start working on the changes we're making for 2020 and our new adventures.
So, I wish you all a very Happy Winter Solstice and a Happy New Year as each day brings the return of the sun, and thank you to all of my readers, I appreciate you for wanting to read my musings.