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Winter Solstice 2011

Winter                                           Moon of the Winter Solstice Darkness has fallen.  The solstice has begun.  The longest nights of the year occur over the next few days. The summer solstice, now a half year away in […]

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The Dark Time

Samain                                   Moon of the Winter Solstice Samain in Lima, Peru.  We came back through Lima from a point on the far side of the city just as evening fell.  Even there, Samain’s pale memory, Halloween, saw children in […]

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Hello, Darkness

Samain                                   Moon of the Winter Solstice The holidays.  We’ve got no decorations up.  No Christmas or other holiday music plays here.  We did all of our shopping online. When I was at Best Buy a week or so […]

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Oh. Yeah.

Samain                           Moon of the Winter Solstice We have entered my favorite season of the year, the slow slide toward the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.  Cue Robert Frost. (Dandelions at Lapatia Bay, Kate) In Ushuaia the sun did not set until 9:30 pm.  Here it sets at 4:30.  As we traveled south […]

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Changing Seasons

Spring                                               New (Bee Hiving) Moon We are now over three months away from the Winter Solstice.  The spring equinox has come and gone, yet our yard still has snow, maybe 5 0r six inches, more in spots where the snow plow moved our many snow falls to the side of the driveway.  In the orchard […]

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10 Best Lists of 10 Best…

Winter                                                         Full Moon of the Winter Solstice We have passed the tipping point now.  Though the nights continue long for another 3 or 4 days, we begin to gain back light, a few minutes at a time.  This is a slow process and accounts for much of winter’s length.  Those of us who love the […]

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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Eve                                            Full Moon of the Winter Solstice My friend Allison sent me a link to this article, There Goes The Sun.  It contains an excellent digest of solstice activity around the world and also explains some of the astronomical oddities attached to it.  Good reading. Here’s another tack, a way of setting yourself […]

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The Longest Night of The Year

Samhain                                                            Waxing Moon of the Winter Solstice In my sacred world the holiday season has begun to climb toward its crescendo, or, rather, descend.  Would that be a descendo?  As I gradually shifted my view of sacred time from the Christian liturgical calendar to the ancient Celtic calendar, at first I celebrated Samhain, Summer’s End, […]

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Snow

Samhain                                                  Waxing Moon of the Winter Solstice The Winter Solstice comes in a week.  The longest night.  I’ll be there, remembering the triple Goddess, Bridgit, burning a candle and honoring the deep inside of us all. Yesterday I used the Himalaya’s as a metaphor for parking lot snow.  According to the newspaper this morning I […]

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Nick

Samhain                                       Waning Thanksgiving Moon The Nick Caspers murder trial will not happen.  Nick decided to plead guilty to Felony A Murder, a charge that gives a chance at parole, as opposed to the Felony AA that he faced at trial.  That one carried life without parole. As Woolly Paul Strickland said, we all have done […]

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