The Winter Solstice Ritual
– The next Winter Solstice begins December 21, 2008 @ 12:05 GMT. Since we live in California and begin the ritual 12 hours prior to the Solstice’s commencement, we will start the ritual December 20, 2008 @ 4:05 PM PST (December 21, 2008 @ 0:05 GMT)
In the northern hemisphere, the Winter Solstice is day of the year (near December 22nd) when the Sun is farthest south. The declination of the Sun on the (northern) Winter Solstice is known as the Tropic of Capricorn. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, in the sense that the length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is at a minimum for the year.
The Winter Solstice marks the first day of Winter, in the northern hemisphere.
It is a time we most despair, we seem lost, confused, frustrated and money seems to go before we receive it; with all the holiday shopping. We feel like we have reached the turning point and our strength recedes and/or declines. Such is the cycle of birth and death, elation and melancholy, strength and weakness, health and sickness, prosperity and poverty, the harmony of change. It is the time of year to have good friends around, and to be a good friend. Share your food and warmth. It is the time of year to be hospitable to strangers and travelers. It is the time of year for telling stories around the fire, the time of hot firmaments to warm the soul; the time too raise spirits……A celebration of the promise of the Sun’s return in all it’s power. Quite interesting, more babies are conceived during or shortly after a Winter Solstice than any other time of the year (they are the people you know born under the signs of Virgo and Libra.).
This ritual is perfect for this time of preparation, preservation, and patience as it helps purifies us to get through all that seems lost and overwhelming. It is designed to use the elements of the fire and water, along with winter to prepare ourselves to surrender to our inner shadows and the transformations that 2008 will bring. It is aimed at creating a timeless stillness, which is much like being in the womb…a celebration of rebirth. It is a creative vortex which penetrates our inner physical bodies and weaves the outer manifestations of our daily lives.
Some people have asked how the ritual is done and what they need to do. So I thought I would give you some more insight.
WHAT WE DO: We begin the actual ritual after myself, MariaSuzonne, and others cleanse my home and ourselves with herbs, soaps, incense and healings. Then we meditate, pray & chant mantras together; calling on the saints, masters, your angels and your spirit guides to assist us in your ritual being a success.
On the eve of the Winter Solstice we begin each person’s ritual. We light your St. John (John the Baptist) candle, the first knob of the white 7 knob candle and burn the herbs. Approximately 10 hours later we light the 2 image candles (male or female; determined by your gender), the 1st knob of your light blue 7 knob candle, and your gold pyramid candle. The next day we light your St. Peter the Apostle. Then every day after we light another knob on the 7 knob candles and we spend time doing prayers, and chanting mantras over each person’s ritual. We do this as long as any candle is still burning.
HOW THE CANDLES BURN:
The religious candles burn between 7 and 8 days. The pyramid candle takes about 6 to 7 days; the 7 knob candles are burnt at a rate of 1 knob each day, the image candles take about 10 to 12 hours to complete.
WHAT YOU DO:
We ask you to bring Yule logs, Mistletoe, Holly, Ivy, Evergreens, Oak (acorns are acceptable) and wheat (not in flour form. Seeds, chaffs, and/or stalks are needed) into your home for at least the duration of the ritual. To learn more about these items; click HERE
If you can not burn a Yule log in your home then please do not worry. Many live in apts., condos or houses that don’t have a fireplace, but we have a way around that. MariaSuzonne will give you more info on that.
You may also be interested in doing some affirmations that would enhance the ritual as well as your life. I have a page on my site that has some very powerful affirmations and a technique given to me by the angels that has proven to be very affective. The page is at http://Circle-of-Light.com/Metaphysical/affirmations.html
|The candles needed for this ritual
2 Religious Candles
1 St. John (John the Baptist)
1 St. Peter the Apostle
2 Male/Female Image Candles
1 White Candle
1 Light Blue Candle
2 7 Knob Candles
1 White Candle
1 Light Blue Candle
1 Pyramid Candle
1 Gold Pyramid Candle
Length of Time: 7 to 8 days
Fee: $245.00 (per person).
We have lowered the fees to make it more affordable during these difficult economic times.
Unfortunately with such lowered fees we can not offer the couple’s discount any longer.
Spaces obtainable: 50
SPECIAL OFFER: If you refer 5 people who order this ritual then your ritual is free!
| Ordering for the next Winter Solstice Ritual will commence the middle of November, 2009.
If you need assistance, please contact my administrator, MariaSuzonne.
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