December 20, 2010

Yule part 1

It is the eve of Winter Solstice and the moon is full. The cold took my breath as I stood by the back door to welcome the Lady Moon
Winter Solstice- the longest night and shortest day. A time when the world seems to hold its breath waiting for the wheel to turn and the light to appear.
Made especially special  by the Lunar eclipse tomorrow morning , starting at 5.28am
I think we will have clear, cold skies for this very special rare event, the first time it has coincided with the Winter solstice full moon for over 400years.http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/20/lunar-eclipse-winter-solstice
I will be watching and waiting for the eclipse.  I think these past few days have been a waiting period, anticipating the full moon, Yule, Winter Solstice and the return of the light.
It is very cold here and we do have snow and lots of ice but nothing like many of our friends across the country so we are very lucky.
At this time I reflect on the past year, the successes and the failures in things I've done. I think of what I've learned from both. I look forward to the return of energy with each lengthening day.
I give thanks for all the things I have in my life and the people who mean so much to me.
I thank the Goddess and the Holly King for who I am and where I am. For the creativity they inspire within me and for the joy it brings.
I wish you all a merry Midwinter, Yule, Winter solstice or what ever celebration has meaning for you. May the return of the light bring you joy.

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yuletide blessings to you both! I hear transportation is completely snarled in Britain. Good thing you can just stay home and be snug in your house!

Mandella said...

Happy Yule to you and Mr Mog and may the light shine on you all the following year.

Enjoy the moon - I doubt I'll be up early enough.

Sea said...

For the first time ever we had a Yule eve feast...followed by family games.
For me there was only one special person missing..if any ofg my children had wanted their "partners" to join us..I would have felt comfortable....

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

blessings to you at this time
xoxoxo

Ann Phipps said...

Thanks for your lovely post -- I'm glad to see you back!

Blue Witch said...

I enjoyed seeing your snow. Thanks for posting the photos.