ancient peoples used this time of "longest night" to focus on the power
of darkness. Not the negative image of darkness, but the richness of
that unknown, dark, fertile, deep part in each of us wherein our intuitive,
creative forces abide. In modern terms, it is a time for owning ones
shadow, so as to transform any negative energy associated with it into
the energy of creation and psychic ability. We must accept and know
our Darkness before we can fully know our Light.
Christ energy enters the Earth at this time in the yearly cycle, infusing
our world with the ideal of perfection and the desire for a re-merging
with the One. As the Essenes prepared for this infusion at the beginning
of the Piscean Age, so do we prepare for this entry of Christ energy
at this season. On the morning following the Solstice, the Yule log
is lighted, signifying the return of the Sun (Son) after our long night
of inner preparation.
have arrived at the longest night,
when the power of the Sun is at its lowest
point. From this point of Solstice
onward, the Sun will experience
a "rebirth" ... Each day will see
more and more sunlight from
this Solstice until Summer Solstice, when
solar influence will be at its peak.
In 2017, the Sun moves into Capricorn and begins moving northward
on Thursday, December 21 ~ 8:29 am PST / 16:29 UT.
All are welcome to participate
in SouledOut.org's Planetary
the Earth's orbit around the Sun and this day's position on
the Earth Clock at Archaeoastronomy.com,
a fascinating site that takes you into the realm of our Earth's
planetary rhythms. Enjoy!
The Ice Maiden, watercolor and bodycolor, 1915, by Edward Dulac
Quote from The Dreamer of Dreams by Queen Marie of Romania,
published London, 1915
Thanks to Pomegranate