Today is the winter solstice – midwinter – the shortest day and longest night. The winter solstice marks the return of the Sun and is a festival of rebirth. The winter solstice occurs when the Sun enters Capricorn.
Yule actually means wheel in Norwegian and ancient traditions believed that the wheel of the year briefly stops turning at the Solstice (translates as sun stands still). So this marks a time to stop, and look backwards in inner reflection and to look forwards to a new active season or phase. The Sun’s returning power brings increased daylight, growth and activity.
The outer Sarsen stones at Stonehenge and New Grange are both aligned for the winter solstice – it is a special and powerful day.
Today is the day for rebirth and new beginnings. Today gives us a chance to reaffirm what we are now ready to bring into our lives.
Although now is the time to conserve energy, we need to do this to prepare for the new burst of activity and life in the Spring. New ideas are now beginning to manifest, and during meditation we can bring through wisdom, knowledge and give birth to new visions.
We have the chance for deep inner reflection today as well as the opportunity to stir deep feelings and ambitions and to start bringing them to life. The Sun is our life spark, and like the Sun in the sky, we have reached a moment to pause and reflect before bursting forth again over the coming months.
Be open to dreams and meditations, it is time to trust our intuition and to let the power of our intent grow and build.
Today gives each of us the chance to tap into the magical energies and to listen to our deepest whisperings of what to expect over the coming year.
Today we honour the Sun and give thanks that the Sun is reborn. Today we honour our souls and give thanks than our life sparks are reborn and re-ignited. Now is the time to truly let go and embrace change.
We are now letting go of all those things that no longer serve us, and now is the time to let go and feel the power of the Universe, to be embraced in the arms of the Divine and to trust in this process. Now is the time to take a leap of faith into the darkness, into the unknown, to boldly go where we have never gone before. Now is the time to let our souls be reborn, to feel the joy and the power within, and to be open to the path ahead.
The power of intent grows stronger, and we need to believe in the changes that we seek in life. We need to believe that abundance, happiness and joy can be ours – for they already are. Keep this intent growing and building, there is no room for doubt, have faith.
Remember that each of us are Divine individuals with Divine gifts, and we should each embrace our potential and let the world see us shine. We are all shining lights, and today we honour the rebirth of the Sun both in the Sky and within us all.