The darkest night and shortest day (winter solstice) are here in the Northern Hemisphere. Midwinter is a season of quiet, reflection, taking stock and deep listening to our own inner wisdom. It is time of potent dreaming and genesis time of feeling into what we want to create in the coming new year. We will celebrate the “return of the sun” by lighting candles, observing the subtle shifts in the light outside, committing to a quieter pace of life as the cold settles in, make goals for the coming year, sharing food together, and lighting Yule logs.
Dress warmly and if inspired, wear a crown or other type of headpiece for the season!
430p: come early for a meditation and invocation for winter (we will begin promptly at 430 so be sure you are parked and seated)
600p: drum circle/solstice lantern parade
700p: burning of yule log and gratitude fire ritual
WHAT TO BRING:
*potluck item to add to the soups that will be provided (keep it simple as in cheese/crackers, chips/dip, sandwiches, drinks, etc) NO desserts this time — we’ll be making campfire toasted shortcakes!
*flashlight or headlamp
*chair for the bonfire
COST: $18 per person (includes yule log, solstice lantern, dessert, soups, mulled wine)
******PAY VIA VENMO add “Winter Solstice” in memo in Venmo (your payment is your RSVP; no refunds)
We will meet around my bonfire circle; if you have not attended an event at my home please text me the day before and I will provide directions: 423.503.2318.