Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Winter Solstice!

The sun is about to return (on June 22), bringing with it not so much warmth (for the coldest time is yet to come) as light, and that is welcome.
These images are from the altar set up for my Winter Solstice Retreat. These are the symbols for fire in the north.
And here is air in the east. I always think of birds when I think of air, and for winter, the birds are owls, those birds of the night who can see in the darkness. Matariki (the Pleiades) also falls in the east, for these 'little eyes of the gods' have now reappeared and can be seen on the eastern horizon at dawn.
A new seasonal year has begun. After so many disruptive events, may this new year bring peace and joy to all.

3 comments:

lifeonthecutoff said...

And here we sit on the longest day of the year - the summer solstice. What wonderful images of your altars, Juliet, and yes, indeed, may this new seasonal year bring peace and joy, wherever one lives.

juliet said...

And happy summer solstice to you Penny!

Marja said...

I am happy that the days are already getting longer again. Interesting symbols and I love the little owls. I knew somebody who had a great collection of owls. I think he would have loved these