A beautiful day of darkness.
The shortest day and longest night of the year.
A time when, although it will still get colder in the coming months, we know that the light will again return to the earth.
From today the sun will stay with us a little more each day growing in strength.
We now enter the waxing part of the year.
I equate this time to the Dark Moon (how perfect that it is Dark Moon on Friday) when we can go within, connect with our Ancestors for guidance and reflect of what has happened over the past year.
It is a time to think on what it is you would like to manifest within the waxing phase of the solar cycle as the sun grows in strength which helps you manifest your dreams (and offcourse adding your moon magick to boost it all).
Winter Solstice Magick
Spend some time today to reflect.
Remember the things you wanted to manifest last Winter Solstice.
What has become of those wishes?
Did they manifest?
Did you forget what you asked for?
Did you not put in any effort or work your magick throughout the year to manifest it?
Whatever your answers are to the questions above, you must give thanks to the Gods and Ancestors for all the experiences throughout the past year.
Give thanks for lessons learned.
We must recognise that every experience, positive or negative, is an opportunity to learn and grow.
Sit for a moment and farewell the year.
Let it go.
If you need to, write on a piece of paper something to let it go, this could be as simple as writing Goodbye.
Then burn it.
Now, think on what you would like to create in the coming year.
Create a manifestation list
Then when you have figured out what you are attracting for the coming year, take a page for each item on your list.
Write your item 1 at the top and then below that write down the different things you are going to do to manifest it.
One by one go through the items on the list and detail your 'actions' (both magickal and physical) that are needed to manifest that which you desire.
I suggest you go into as much details as possible, so that you can regularly revisit this list to change it, add to it and work through it.
You have to do more than just write it down.
You have to put your time and energy into manifesting it.
How do you expect the energy of the Gods, the Moon, the Sun etc to work its magick if you do not align yourself with it and push it into the right direction.
Here, now, at Winter Solstice, you are working your magick and changing your life.
Step outside your comfort zone
Delve deep realising your dreams
What life have you always wanted to manifest?
You are essentially creating a magickal 'To-Do' manifestation list, so that at next Winter Solstice, you can look back and think how far you have come with your manifestations.
Wishing you all a beautiful and magickal winter solstice.