Winter Solstice Celebration
Updated: Oct 13, 2022
Celebrations of the light can be considered as reminders of both the existence of our inner light and the Divine light which guide our way through times of darkness as we are forever connected with the Source and therefore our inner light never goes out.
In Winter Solstice the light of the Sun begins a new solar cycle. The rays shine through the darkness nurturing newborn life where it must be cultivated and this process is mirrored in nature as the seeds are buried in the darkness of the earth so they can emerge again together with the vitalizing rays of the sun.
Winter Solstice of 2021 in the Northern hemisphere takes place in 4:58 p.m. Central European time (CET) on Tuesday December 21 marking the first day of winter. It is at this time that begins the great stillness before the power of the sun is expanded.
Winter Solstice derives from the Latin words ‘’sol’’ meaning light and ‘’sistere’’ meaning to stand, it is one of the most powerful parts of the year as the axis of the earth stops, changes its course and moves towards the opposite direction. For three days around the parts of the solstice we experience the power of the stopping point and the changing course.
The sun which remains still is a powerful metaphor about the energy we obtain during winter solstice so that to change the course of our life with intension and build on this energy as we the go into New Year.
During winter everything lies dormant inside silent earth. It is a sacred time of rest and reflection before the awakening and slow building towards brighter days.
The energy of winter is what makes you want to ‘’go within’’. Through the fertile darkness and the silence can eventually the cravings of our soul and new inspirations arise. As we consciously connect our awareness with the cycles of nature, the understanding of the cycles of our personal development begins to deepen.
In the longest and darkest nights of the year and in the shortest days where there is almost no daylight, the darkness will triumph over the light and mark another turning point.
Our darkness may be considered both as the source of our strength and one of the biggest catalysts for our development and transformation, the pathway to enlightenment that may become our spiritual cradle whereby our inner light and new life are born.