With the shadows lengthening through the dark half of the year, we have honoured our Ancestors with the joy of celebration and in loving remembrance. We have swept away the debris and the cobwebs, the dust and negative energies, of all that remains of the year that has now passed. We have witnessed our dear Mother Earth retiring under her earthen brown veil of winter sleep!
We too have retired within ourselves, with the closeness of the cold winter blackness and the reassurance of the spirit of our Ancestors – we have withdrawn within, to the comfort of our insular world of reflective thought and deep contemplation to consult the knowledge within the well of our inner wisdom!
Faithfully we have bid a loving farewell to the Sunwheel and the final setting of the Sun and the dying of the year!
Through the longest of dark nights, we shared in the warm precious glow of the flames of the Winter Solstice feast of celebration and welcomed the re-birth of the Sun and the birth of the new sunwheel!
Now is the time of glorious wonder – a time of faith, hope, expectation and understanding! The beautiful Awakening of our majestic Goddess energy and the first stirrings of growth within and upon our dear – dear Mother Earth!