Best wishes to you all on this Winter Solstice Day!
At exactly 15:59 GMT today the polar axis of our Planet Earth will have be tilted at its farthest away from the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere, giving us our shortest day of the year and marking the beginning of astronomical winter. This makes me a very happy Dookes, for though the days will be colder, they will also start to get longer!
Of course if you live South of the equator the reverse applies.
For my previous posts about the Dookes take on the Solstice please click here.
This year we have been doubly treated as there was a full “Winter Moon” last weekend.
For us Celts, with a feeling for the natural cycle of life, it doesn’t get much better than that!
In accordance with the old ways and as a Druid, I’m off to garland Dookes H.Q. now…and raise a glass to the setting sun.
In the meantime, however and whatever you are celebrating have a really good one!
“Ring out these bells,
Ring solstice bells”
Catch you soon,