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Solstice Blessings!

December 21st, 2019

Wishing everyone a magical and joyful Solstice! Whether you are celebrating the longest or the shortest day, shine your light and give thanks for the blessings of the sun!

2 Responses to “Solstice Blessings!”

  1. > “Whether you are celebrating the longest or the shortest day, …”

    I believe this should have been “the longest NIGHT or the shortest day, …”

    The solstice itself (neither the “day of the solstice” nor “the night of the solstice”) is the original and real New Year. Also, the start of winter. All preparations for winter must (as in must) have ended by then. King Winter shows no mercy and he stays for random-length periods, sometimes milennia: modern people tend to forget.

    A “day” – the act of “celebrating a day” – is the act of celebrating an entry in a human made calendar. IOW it is utterly meaningless relative to the real world around us (aka “nature). Being in Europe, that calendar would be the one made by the Christian pope Gregor. So, celebrating “a day” would be a Christian celebration no matter which “day” it is. The solstice never-ever falls on a day – it falls when the planets align for it. Details matter. Much.

  2. > “…. the start of winter”

    … Danes have a word for it: Jól. Winter solstice marks the start of Jól which lasts for three nights. Like the solstice Jól never-ever starts on a date – it starts when (and, mind you, if) the planets align for it.

    Góð Jól

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