This morning the Winter Solstice illuminated the Western Gate of the Medicine Wheel of the Seasons, marking a significant shift. Golden-crowned Kinglet greeted me on Salmon Creek trail. White Egret and Great Blue Heron reminded me that this season is a time for slowing down, reflecting, going within for interior time. Raven and Crow noted that this is a time of intense light in the spiritual world. The Sun rose out of the fog just as the Capricorn Solstice occurred.
May we fluff our feathers and enkindle the inner fires of our hearts so that light of spirit may more brightly guide us in the coming year. May we nurture that inner flame and honor that good medicine. May the brilliant light of the Celestials, of the Sun, Moon and Star Nations embolden us to write, paint, compose, create new artistic pieces. May we give thanks and gratitude for all that is provided for us and gifted to us as we celebrate holidays, holy days, and prepare for a new calendar year.
This holiday season, reminds us: “to become the extra light that is needed to push thru the dark night of the soul. To become that which we do not see in our lives. To become hope and faith and love… To become a living light no matter what season it is.” (Gillian MacBeth quoted by Stephanie Austin in Eco-Astrology Update: Gemini-Sagittarius Full Moon, Solstice and more, December 2013).