Winter Solstice Wishes

With the Winter Solstice approaching quickly, I would like to take the opportunity to wish all my friends, followers, and gentle readers of this web log a peaceful solstice time and a happy and prosperous year 2014.

crescent moon virgin

So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive,
And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us – Listen!!
All the long echoes sing the same delight,
This shortest day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, fest, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
Welcome Yule!      

(Susan Cooper)


Winter Solstice 2013

For more astrological information about the 2013 Sun Ingress in Capricorn (Winter Solstice), see my blog post: 2103 Capricorn Ingress

7 thoughts on “Winter Solstice Wishes

  1. Great kickoff to the Winter Solstice celebration – Thanks Peter and wishing you and your family and all kindred souls a happy return of our friend, The Sun. (The ‘real reason for the season’.)


    12th month – 14

    What year has this been?
    Soft rounds, pregnant clouds, emerging snow
    as crepuscular iridescent glow descends.
    Below, glistening greeting stars adorn
    guardian trees, cozy chimneyed homes.
    Thoughts of feasts, merry meets, gift of returning friends.
    Familiar songs evoking peace, belonging, generous amends.

    December 14, 2013

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