Winter Solstice: Down Low + (Word Woman) Rosemerry’s Spin!

Winter Solstice: Down Low + (Word Woman) Rosemerry’s Spin!

The winter solstice is not the full day of December 21. Rather it occurs at a specific time, at the point the sun is shining farthest to the south, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. Of course, the sun is not actually moving; the Earth is. In fact, the term “Solstice” means “sun stands still.”

In modern times Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day, which falls on December 25. However,  it is believed the date was chosen to offset pagan celebrations of Saturnalia and Natalis Invicti. Some say that celebrating the birth of the “true light of the world,” (or JC), was set to sync with the December solstice because, from that point onwards, we experience more daylight in the Northern Hemisphere.

Rosemerry Trommer’s  (Word Woman) thoughts on the Solstice should bring light to the darkness in the sky – and perhaps into our hearts during these divisive, pandemic times.

One Inner Bonfire

they invite
new ways of making light—
these longest nights

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