The Winter Solstice, which is also the longest night of the year, is rapidly approaching…it will be here on December 21st…only a few days away. The Winter Solstice was celebrated by the ancients as the rebirth of the sun, as it marks when the days begin to grow longer and longer until the Summer Solstice rolls around again.These dark months of Winter are a great time to go within and reflect on the year before; to take measure of what we’ve completed, what we might need to release, and to figure out our priorities for the months ahead.
As I did a lot of the goal setting back on Samhain (I do this every year), which you can read about here, I’d like to narrow the focus for Yule by choosing three main priorities to contemplate and plan for over the Winter.
- To turn my passions into income.
- To figure out my love life.
- To make permanent changes in how I take care of my physical body.
As for what I’ve completed…well…I completed a decent amount of writing and art work, I was able to attend several meetup groups in various interests which is something I’ve always wanted to do, I finished several knitting and crochet projects, got a pet, I’ve figured out exactly who I am and what I want, and I passed the one year mark for quitting smoking.
As for what needs to be released…I’m not going to go into great detail here because there are some things which I prefer to hold close to my chest, so I’ll simplify by saying that I’ll be continuing to release interests, things, and relationships which no longer serve my highest good.
Life is fluid, therefore I reserve the right to change any and/or all of this at any time, but for now I’ll be focusing on the above.
What do you intend to contemplate during the dark Winter months?