For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest of nights and shortest of days of the year. Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere is having short nights and long days.
The 2020 December solstice moment – when the sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky – will happen on Monday, December 21, 2020. No matter where you live – no matter what time the solstice happens for you – it’s your signal to celebrate.
For us on the northern part of Earth, the shortest day comes at the solstice. After the winter solstice, the days get longer, and the nights shorter. It’s a seasonal shift that nearly everyone notices. My husband and I recalled that a few years ago we experienced the solstice in Alaska. As it was getting dark at 3:30pm, we were so excited to start enjoying more daylight. And everyone around was celebrating!
According to Forever Conscious, “The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection.”
In looking up the significance of the Winter Solstice on various websites, I related to the concept that this is a time of quiet energy, where you get the opportunity to look within yourself and focus on what you want and need. It’s a time to set goals and intentions for the coming year, to examine and let go of our past, and to make changes within ourselves. The solstice is essentially tied to a personal awakening. Probably the most important spiritual meaning of the winter solstice is that this is a time meant to reflect and recreate yourself.
So on Dec 21st, spend some quiet time with yourself. Light a candle, keep the lights off, and embrace the darkness. Turn off all your devices. It’s okay to have soft music in the background. Take some time to think deeply about yourself, your past, and what you want for your future. Write in your journal, think about what your Vision Board for 2021 will look like, focus on what is important to you. Be thankful and grateful for your Life. I cannot think of a more perfect way to close the chapters of 2020 and creatively write your story for 2021.
With Light and Love,