I Celebrate the Solstices

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    We Have Celebrated the Solstice Since Before Recorded Time.

      Winter Solstice has always been extra special to me because as the nights grow longer and longer it is very important that the sun arise that morning as it marks the  beginning of the days lengthening.    Imagine how early Pagans must have felt as the cold...
    Dewduster Dewduster
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Apr 11, 2009

    Summer Solstice Tradition

    We set fire to our Christmas tree at sunset.  It is one big glorious blaze.
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    13 Responses Jun 20, 2008

    Summer's Arrival

      I didn’t really sleep all that well last night.  Due to the fact that I’ve maintained the disposition of an unenthused slug for the past several days, the end of yesterday felt heavy and dull.  When darkness finally arrived well past ten on the clock...
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    My Yule Tree Is Up, and Eve...

    My Yule tree is up, and even though my parents think I'm roman catholic, I still dance around the tree!
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    46-50, F
    Dec 22, 2008

    My Favorite Days!

    I Love the Winter Solstice Most! For it means the (RE)birth of our Holy Sun. I live in the shadow of a ridge, for two months and only just got the first few minutes of dazzling light just 4 days ago. we are gaining 6-7 minutes of over all daylight each day! Within two weeks my...
    boedacia boedacia
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2008

    Be well... Be blessed.

    ..For whatever and whenever you choose to celebrate, may your traditions warm your heart and bring you peace and joy.Blessings to one and ALL this Holiday Season.Respectfully, Kathie
    Kathieredart Kathieredart
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    Summer Solstice -- the arrival of summer . . .

    Summer I Love you .. now that you are here all life reaches a crescendo of joy, where I don my shorts and walk in the woods, and breath in the wonderful air.  All nature is alive around me, as it has risen from it's dormant state.   If you live in New England, summer must...
    MoniqueinSpring MoniqueinSpring
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

    Solstice Memories

    when i was a wee witch i lived on the beach of north carolina.  i always spent the solstice on the beach.  i would arrive at the beach around 10:00am and watch the sun move across the sky until midday.  then i would stand and absorb the full warmth of energy from...
    morningstarr morningstarr
    31-35, F
    Mar 27, 2008

    Also Married On the Summer Solstice..

    My wife and I were also married on the Summer Solstice... we were having a terrible time trying to find someone to perform the ceremony. When we did, they only date they had available that would work for us was the Summer Solstice..... It couldn't have worked out better as far...
    FullMoonRitual FullMoonRitual
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2009

    This Is What I Do For The 2010 Summer Solstice

    I have been dealing with candle magick, rituals, cleansing for about 5 years now and mediation for about 10 years. I am still very new to all of it and I am constantly trying new ideas and things, but there is a cleansing ritual that seems to work well for me. And ever since I...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2010

    Summer Solstice

    The following is taken from the"Essene Book of Days", a seasonal journal by Danaan Parry.It includes a daily reading and meditation designed to open us to our connection to all beings. Parry's mission on earth was to bring peace . This is the reading and meditation for...
    datura datura
    56-60, F
    27 Responses Jun 20, 2008

    For the Past Few Years

    I celebrate and give thanks during the Solstices. I wanted to keep my son until the summer solstice.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 25, 2008

    I Did Once

    I live in a kind of hippie area.  There are a lot of mountains and a lot of practicing wiccan types.  I got invited to a pagan party in the mountains.  It was a very nice ranch type place, no other houses for miles.  There was a circle of people in the forest...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2008

    Solstice Bells

    winter solstice means more to me than commercialised 25th of december i cannot contribute to a "system" of people and economy that does not even value what christmas was actually about.... that is why 21st of december is when i feel at peace and naturally things occur and i feel...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    Dec 7, 2012

    My Anniversary

    I was married on the Summer Solstice.  It was a Tuesday.  :)  Twice as good! I LOVE the summer solstice.
    Gem1970 Gem1970
    46-50, F
    Apr 2, 2009
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