Happy Winter Solstice!

Winter Solstice is upon us! December 21st is the longest night of the year. Each solstice falls upon the ecliptic midway between the equinoxes.

Native Americans have celebrated Winter Solstice for thousands of years…it is one of the oldest holidays celebrated. It welcomes the rebirth of the sun and is a time for reevaluating your life, bringing families together, praying for someone who is struggling with a health issue, coming together and creating your new year.

It is said that by burning a log, a Yule log, we are encouraging winter to pass quickly and the sun to return soon. The winter months sometimes were very long and many Native Americans died because of lack of food and illness so the returning of the sun was greatly welcomed.

While sitting around the fire as the log is being burned and listening to Bear Dance music being played, it is said that the ancient ones, the “Dancers,” will come and dance around the circle. On many occasions you will hear the dancing, the scuffing of the feet, the energy and vibration so intense it will carry you for days. It has been known on occasion that if a picture is taken, you sometimes can see them dance.

Happy Winter Solstice!

12 thoughts on “Happy Winter Solstice!

  1. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Fran,
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.
    AND
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYBODY READING THIS !!!! May your blessings multiply in 2010 !
    Blessed Be )O(
    GINA ROSE ext.9500

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  2. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    Good luck professor duckie against Ohio state in the rose bowl-
    Pac 10 did awesome this year! How about that? Our little pac ten really dominated! And with Oregon teams way up there-I will be thinking of you during the game and your little duck fan (daughter)!
    Happy Holidays and thanks-
    Miss Krystal

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  3. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Dear Lovely Duckling,
    May you and your loved ones have the best Christmas and New year ever !!!!!
    Hugs….Blessed Be
    Gina Rose )O(

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  4. Fran

    Hello Lise(!), Miss Krystal, Jacqueline, Gina Rose, ST, Cubes, browneyes, Maryanne, Seha, Jesse, Phillip, Jen and everyone,
    I just wanted to take this moment to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Yule and a safe, healthy, Happy New Year!!!
    Good tidings to all!! I love each and every one of you!
    Hugs, Fran

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  5. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Lovely Duckling !!!!!!!
    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones !!!!! May they be the best yet!!!!
    Blessed Be )O(
    Gina Rose ext.9500

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  6. Psychic Jacqueline x9472

    Jacqueline x9472 said in reply to Miss Krystal ext. 9192….
    Hi Miss Krystal,
    You are such a doll!!!!
    I have truly enjoyed your friendship, I love Winter Solstice it’s just a time for renewal and creating this next year.
    It’s such a pleasure of mine to be apart of this CP team I feel many of us live our life to help others, to share our gifts with those who may be struggling, so happy to be here with you and your great words of wisdom that you share with us, you help keep the energy here on the blog alive and moving.
    With all my heart I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Blessings Hearts and Hugs!
    Jacqueline x9472

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  7. Psychic Jacqueline x9472

    Psychic Jacqueline x9472 said to Gina Rose ext.9500..
    RavenBear,
    Love your name! Tonight we are going to burn the Yule log in our back yard, re-evaluate our life and make necessary adjustment for the next, very exciting time, will set the precedence for the upcoming year.
    Yes it is so interesting who similar the Wicca and Native American beliefs are, but once again the both go back centuries, the beginning of time.
    Happy Yule and New Year to You!
    Blessings and Big Hugs!
    Jacqueline x9472

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  8. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    Hello Jacqueline-
    Awesome article. Thanks! I have always wanted to take part in this-have heard about it for years-
    I can just imagine all of the positive and vibrant energy an event like this would have.
    Must be a real bonding experience with everyone.
    Happy Winter season to you!
    Happy Holidays and many blessings to you and your family/and dogs-It sure is a pleasure to have you here with us at CP. You are so special and unique. I appreciate you and all of the support that you have shown for my articles on here. ūüôā
    Hugs,
    Miss Krystal

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  9. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Jacqueline,
    Really loved this article….the Yule log is also an ancient Wiccan tradition, that dates back for centuries, as well.
    Some modern Wiccans will also bring into the home a live tree or shrub only to be planted outside after New Year. As Native American Indian and Wicca are both very ” green” spiritual paths.
    Have a Happy Yule and New Year Jacqueline !!!!
    Blessed Be )O( Gine Rose ext.9500
    RavenBear

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