Yule: Winter Solstice 2013

I spent the day steeped in Winter Solstice celebration. My co-creative partner Sydney came over this morning, and at 10:11 am she set an inspiring intention for us and our work. Her words invoked a sense of grounding and confidence for our projects that deepened my conviction that sacred sexuality is important for personal empowerment, happiness, health and well-being.

I had planned a ritual for cutting energetic cords. Sydney and I both agreed that the shortest day of the year was a perfect time for letting go in order to make space for new energy to move and grow as the days start to become longer. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a chest cold and didn’t have the energy for the ritual, so instead, we relaxed on yoga mats and listened to this meditation:

I am really grateful Sydney was flexible and willing to spend the day with me despite my low energy. We discussed many creative ideas throughout the day while keeping things really relaxed. Eventually, since Yule is about the returning of the light, we carved the intentions we discussed into some candles, which we decided we will anoint and burn at Imbolq.

It turned out to be the perfect winter day.

ace of cups Tarot of the Moon Garden DeckTonight, for the Solstice and energy for the next six weeks, I pulled the Ace of Cups (from the Tarot of the Moon Garden deck). It was the perfect card for everything we discussed today, and the energy of this Solstice, which for me feels very Neptunian and dreamy and full of vast potential. The Ace of Cups is about symbolism and subtlety, depth of emotion, dreams, fantasy and imagination, and access to a sense of happiness, satisfaction and self-acceptance. Being in alignment with winter energy, where growth occurs underground, the opportunity that the Ace of Cups presents is inward, extensive, heartfelt, and below the surface. (For someone with four planets in Scorpio, I say, “Yes!”)

Happy Holidays! Life is good and sweet and full of potential. Remember to do something you love every day.

Om shanti.