Tag Archives: Winter Solstice

The Value of Increasing Darkness

Samhain                                         Waxing Thanksgiving Moon The daylight is gone, twilight has fallen and night is on its way.  Now that we have entered the season of Samhain, the leaves have vanished from the trees and the clouds, like tonight, often hang … Continue reading

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Let There Be Darkness

Fall                                                Waxing Harvest Moon Let’s try darkness again.  In Taoism the familiar Taiji makes my point about the essential and complementary nature of light and dark.  Taoism gives equal weight to the yin and yang* represented in the taiji, the … Continue reading

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Photocentrism

Fall                                              New (Harvest) Moon OK,I made this up.  Photocentrism is a focus on the virtue of light that, by implication, puts darkness in a negative or bad relative position.  Just because I made it up, however, does not mean I’m … Continue reading

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Following the Old Religion

Lughnasa                                            Full Back To School Moon Summer has three endings:  Labor Day which marks the end of summer vacation for many school children; and, for many adults like myself, kicks us into serious mode as all those years of conditioning … Continue reading

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The Sun Stands Still

                                      A Winter Solstice shot by Jim Johnson from the plains near Hecla, South Dakota 23 88% 30% 0mph windroseWNW  bar 29.86 steep rise windchill21   Winter Solstice      Winter Solstice began at 12:08 AM this morning While doing some reading and meditating late last night, I came across … Continue reading

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