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Happy Solstice Everyone!

  1. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    Well, it is that special time of year... Winter Solstice.  It is the shortest day today and a very magical one it is too.  The 21st December is the day of great celebration and I want to celebrate it with you.

    Love, peace and harmony,

    Shaz x

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      was that today?

      happy solstice! i wish we did things like The Burning of the Clocks. that sounds really cool!

      Founded in 1993, the celebration centers round a procession of lanterns and costumes, made from withies (willow canes) and white tissue paper, led by local bands with a carnival atmosphere. The procession makes its way through Brighton city centre to the seafront where the festivities culminate in a lantern bonfire, accompanied by fireworks. The costumes all include a clockface to represent the passing of time, although each year has a slight change of theme.

      Same Sky, an arts initiative first organised the event to commemorate the Co-Op's 150th Birthday. They explain: "Burning the Clocks is an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas. People gather together to make paper and willow lanterns to carry through their city and burn on the beach as a token for the end of the year ... The lantern makers become part of the show as they invest the lanterns with their wishes, hopes, and fears and then pass them into the fire. Same Sky are masters at creating new urban rituals to replace those traditional festivals that were lost in the dash to be new and non superstitious."

      1. shazwellyn profile image83
        shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well it makes sense to think of your hopes and wishes to do this whilst making an offering for which will eventually burn.

        This can be done very simply by anyone.  Write a hope on paper and put it in the fire.  Your wish or hope will climb up the waves - the paper is burned to cinders, just leaving the hope in the cosmos x

        smile

        1. Hmrjmr1 profile image78
          Hmrjmr1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          A happy yule to all and good wishes for the year ahead. smile

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          thanks! i will definitely be doing this. a) because i love fire and b) because i plan on doing some chatting by the fire with loved ones. this will be a perfect New Year's Eve activity.

          x's back! smile

          1. shazwellyn profile image83
            shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            what a lovely way to share the love!  Blessed Be x

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Merry, merry Wniter Solstice.
      http://www.exoinfo.net/chat/cancer.JPG

      1. shazwellyn profile image83
        shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        spread the seed of life, my friend... not just for solstice but for the whole year x

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Happy Yule smile

  3. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    There will be a great fire later, here in Glastonbury and we will all offer lovely thoughts of love, peace and fertility.  We will all hug each other and singx

  4. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    I'm doing an all-night vigil for Yule along with friends and fellow students at an online school I attend.

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      why, are you hunting witches? lol

      http://planetsmilies.net/alien-smiley-126.gif

      Happy Solstice!

      1. relache profile image88
        relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No.  We're doing it because we are witches.

        1. shazwellyn profile image83
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Im cackling!  Blessed be Gia x

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Thanks and:
    http://www.livepencil.com/mambers/imagesmem/youremail/emotic/santa_sign/Santa_sign_3_b.gif

  6. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice / Yule from me to all who celebrate the return of the light.

  7. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago
  8. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    nice, special time of year. enjoy~

  9. pddm67 profile image59
    pddm67posted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice & Blessed Be!

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      blessed be my friend x

        Looking forward to the Summer solstice, for the time of light x

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        aaaahhhh. Summer.....
        Its now one day closer.  smile

  10. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    Oh, never mind.  I thought you meant Festivus. Happy Solstice as well.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A Festivus for the rest of us.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    That sounds very wonderful.  We will be celebrating by lighting our soltice branch tomorrow at sundown. Then everyone reads their favorite poem about nature.

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is a wonderful tribute.  We have a Green Man and the Glastonbury Master Druid performs a ritual in honour of this Earth.

        Hug A Tree!

  12. Ladybird33 profile image76
    Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice to you...thank you

  13. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice!

    The one sun will be reborn this day. wink

    Love it - no plastic crap to buy either. big_smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The pine on the Christmas tree can be violent though!  Sometimes nature can be soooooooo vicious!

  14. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    x

  15. hublim profile image80
    hublimposted 7 years ago

    Happy winter solstice to everyone and all the best for the new year!

  16. ThoughtfulSpot profile image82
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice!

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And blessed be to you!

  17. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Why Am I talking to Upside Down People? hmm

    It is SUMMER SOLSTICE.... Not Winter big_smile

    Sshhh.... Where's my SunScreen? lol

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Here ! have some ! lol

      1. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Cool..... Picnic at the Beach Tants? lol

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile
          Are you buying me the plane ticket ?

          lol

          1. Pearldiver profile image86
            Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            What do you need a ticket for? hmm
            It was a Private Invite smile
            I'll send the Private Jet lol
            (Sshhhh Blond yikes)

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              OK ! Tell me when the jet is coming ! big_smile

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                Smooth as Silkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Is there room for me on that  jet?  I can sit on some one's lap if you want smile

              2. Pearldiver profile image86
                Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                No Probs...... Stand by the road... You Will Seeeee It pass... Make sure you wave, or the pilot won't stop!
                Can't tell you exactly what the ETA will be... but anytime between Now and Xmas Eve!! lol
                (better take your coat lol)

      2. shazwellyn profile image83
        shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thats why you are dressed like that Tantrum!! hehehe

    2. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hehehe... the thing is, days are now going to start getting lighter! The worst of the darkness is here and we are about to enter into a time of hope! x

  18. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    lol

  19. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice Shaz and Everyone! I have been waiting for this ever since I started noticing the sun lower n lower in the sky  till one day, no sun after work sad

    I do an ancient practice called sungazing and its much easier when there is some decent sun smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We shall travel to the light, with our hearts with hope and wishes for a fertile, prosperous and healthy new season.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice to you all.

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      blessed bex

  21. jennasbigbras profile image60
    jennasbigbrasposted 7 years ago

    Isn't it just fantastic that each day will be just a little bit longer from now on?

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes... we are winging our way to the light!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Yeah! One minute longer every day. big_smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lets not waste a moment!  Light is for living!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    June 21st is my favorite day. big_smile

  24. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    Its the day i got married!

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You planned that well. You wanted the longest reception possible, huh? lol

      1. shazwellyn profile image83
        shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Engaged winter solstice, married summer solstice, here in Glastonbury.  I even jumped the broom stick, read from the words of Kahlil Gibrans 'The Prophet', so did the real happy hippy thing! 

        I am not a conventionalist xx

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I would never accuse you of being a traditionalist. big_smile

          1. shazwellyn profile image83
            shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Neither I, you!  Good vibes to you on this special day x

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    PJ_Deneenposted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice to you.  I'm doing a solitary candle burning ritual for the 12 days of Yule with a different theme for each day.  Blessings.

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Think of some lovely healing thoughts for the world.  If you do this it will help, believe me... it will be positive.  Close your eyes and concentrate ... feel the love rise from your heart and it will be good.  Thinking of you, with love x

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Good Vibes to you as well. Of course this time next year is rumored to be altogether different...  big_smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that is 2012... two years, I think.  I wont be scared, as i said, it proves a great deal about the meaning of life and death.  If it happens you have lived life with good intentions there is nothing to worry about.  If it doesnt happen, then you have still lived life with good intentions, then you still have nothing to worry about.  So to conclude... live life with good intentions and you will have nothing to worry about!

      It is all about love x

      1. Hmrjmr1 profile image78
        Hmrjmr1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And so it is...big_smile

        1. shazwellyn profile image83
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          so be it x

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Happy Solistice to you Shaz and everyone else as well smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hello you sweetie... I wish you good health and prosperity next year.  Spread the love and the love will reward you xx

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks shaz I wish you good health as well and less stress and all the luck in the world this coming year smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Um, what the heck was I thinking about? It's not even like I have a calender that says 2011 hanging on my wall! lol There is ofcourse another take on this 2012 legend, too. big_smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If I can die with love, then love is worth the death x

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You have that in abundance I can see. smile

        1. shazwellyn profile image83
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          so do you hon x

  29. adamareangere profile image80
    adamareangereposted 7 years ago

    Happy Solstice! Not Wiccan but my mother is a priestess and I know she's enjoying her day!

 
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