A New Light
For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, today, December twenty-first, is the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice. Ancient pagan festivals celebrated this day as the end of the sun’s retreat and the start of its return. And from this point until late June the daylight hours will steadily grow.
The newness of light, or what seems to be the birth of a new day, creates a wonderful image of the approaching Christmas day. Additionally, it should mark a great season in the cycle of your personal growth and development.
Day 21 Guide
This is a day of Interpretation in the Joyous Gard cycle of days. It is the first in a series addressing matters of the Outer Mind. Today is an ideal time to consider your perspective on life.
Figuratively, the word solstice means the furthest limit or stopping point. But think of it more as a pause or a moment to reflect, to prioritize and consider again the elements of your life. Today, find a segment of time, maybe an hour, to lay claim to your life’s desires and your aspirations. Who are the important people in your life? What moves and excites you? It’s a great season for love and friendship.
© 2004, Levi Hill