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Winter Solstice + Lunar Eclipse

The Leafy Hollow

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Normally in Wiccan (and other pagan) symbolism, the Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year- when the sun dies and all is still and silent. At the end of this long night, the sun is “reborn”, as the longest night is over and the days will start to get longer once again.

This part of the turning of the wheel of the year is often seen symbolically as the God (Sun King) dying, and then being reborn from the Goddess (symbolized by the moon). This was all set about at Beltane when the goddess get’s herself pregnant by the God, and now in the dead of winter he is reborn from inside of her. It’s quite an amazing full-circle moment.

The lunar eclipse that is happening simultaneously with the Solstice in 2010 makes me think of the Moon dying, becoming dark and non existent, and then being reborn…

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The Wheel Of The Year

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The Wheel of the year is a term for the annual cycle of the Earth’s seasons consisting of eight festivals

Hinduism, Buddhism the Wheel of Life is a symbolic representation of Samsara, the continuous cycle of birth, life and death.
The Indian Mahayana Buddhism scriptural language of Sanskrit, the Wheel of Life is called Bhavachakra.

Wheel Of The Year Art Work – Ian Scott

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Winter Solstice Festival: Alban Arthan

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 Alban Arthan

21 and 22nd June Southern Hemisphere
21 and 22nd December Northern Hemisphere

The Sun-god mates with the goddess
of the land and makes new life

wheel of the year

Just as a dark moon heralds in a new one, the Winter Solstice (Alban Arthan) marks the birth of a new year. We come out of the darkness and into the light. From the dawn of time, people all over the world have celebrated the return of the sun as life-giving time of great significance. It promises new life.

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