Winter Solstice is tonight in the northern hemisphere, representing the return of the light, as the days slowly get a little longer, the nights a little shorter (of course, for those living in the southern hemisphere, it is now summer). Solstice comes from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (stand still), as it seems for these few days around the solstice that the sun, indeed, seems to stand still in the sky. For more facts and folklore about this special time of year, click on this link from The Old Farmer's Almanac. For many pantheists, it's a time of celebration with lights, bonfires, night walks followed by sipping hot drinks with friends and family. For some, it's also tied in with more traditional Christmas activities. Enjoy your day and this holiday season, however you may celebrate.
It's that time again....a new month and time to see what Nature is bringing us in the night skies for December. To quote Mother Nature Network, "'Tis the season of giving, and this night sky is saving some of its biggest gifts for last." There's a full moon, the Geminids meteor shower, the Ursids meteor shower, and, of course, the WInter Solstice! Read more about it by clicking here. Enjoy!
Our new blog provides insights and news for Pantheists.