Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Winter Solstice, the "reason for the season," in fact - the season itself.
The Sun has now died, reaching the lowest point on the horizon, where it will stay for a couple of days. On the third day it will rise up to the heavens again, meaning longer daylight hours in the northern hemisphere.
If you were thinking "there must be something to all this depression, and need to celebrate," - there you have it. Now we (in this hemisphere) can look forward to longer daylight hours, increased vitamin D production, the arrival of spring and rebirth of the land.
I, unfortunately, missed the signs in the sky foretelling numerous things (lunar eclipse) due to heavy cloud cover, but I hope you saw the evidence of the correctness of your beliefs in the sky wherever you are, and I also hope your priests and prophets have not interpreted it as instructions to go rampaging across to attack a neighboring troop of talking monkeys.
If you wish to produce your own constellation maps - you can do so here:
It's my son's birthday today. 24 years old. Fine guy, that one. When he was small I told him he came on the darkest day of the year so the earth would find light and turn to spring again. He never bought the lie, but he liked that I loved him so much. Smart one, too.
Happy Winter Solstice, Mark. I hope if you're going to get dumped on with snow that it's at least bright and pleasant for the holiday.
Winter solstice greetings, Mark! Yes, we celebrated by dancing under the red moon, imbibing with ritual drinks, and the sacrifice of Virginians. Amazing how easy it is to get them to come down here if you have booze and food!.
Happy stuff and many bottles to you too Mark. Interesting thing about reading the stars, Taoism (religious not the philosphy Tao) here in China does fortune telling and they use Venus - but I guess from here it doesn't traverse the conventional star shape through the years as their diagram is different - Will this make their god a different shape ?
Must do a hub on this one day if I can research it without too much effort
We were able to view the eclipse last night -- stunning! I believe it's significant in some cosmic karma way. It's been pouring rain here for days, but stopped last night. It was so still out -- eerie (in a good way0. Some gorgeous, fast-moving clouds made the red moon experience all the more exotic.
Happy Winter to All ...and to All Increased Light! MM P.S. I thought this thread was about KCC, also!
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