The Magic Of Winter Solstice: 7 Ways to Celebrate the Returning Light

The Muse in the Mirror

With Christmas fast approaching, it can be all too easy to get swept away in the festive frenzy of need and expectation, and to lose sight of the true reason for the season.

Whilst I love celebrating Christmas day conventionally with my family, the real magic for me happens during the Winter Solstice, which falls on December 21st. I share with you some celebratory ideas so that you may be inspired to create your own solstice customs and rekindle some magic to a time of year that has become buried under an avalanche of materialism.

Winter Solstice blessing_wpWhat is the Winter Solstice?

The term solstice is derived from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stand, so solstices are days when the sun reaches its farthest northern and southern declinations. The Winter Solstice, also known as the pagan festival of Yule, marks the mid-point of winter and brings the promise of new beginnings as we move…

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