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12 Days of Solstice 2019-9

Now that the 12 Days of Solstice are complete, I share some thoughts on the magic and Wisdom of Solstice: Choice.

Throughout the 12 Days, I focus on meditation and release (and usually with a closing Fire Ritual a Release to honour Father Sun) to complete the calendar year and create a fertile ground for seeding the coming year… and, of course, identifying my 12 Omens for 2020 (I’m not quite done!).

In addition to my closing release ritual, I contemplate the rhythms of life, recognizing how necessary it is for me to entrain with the energies of Mama Earth… and how important it is for me to make choices in alignment with my values for whatever lessons and experiences Life brings me.

Gary Zukav said it so well:

“Each solstice shows us that we can choose. We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the Universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to Life when each arrives.”

The recognition that we cannot control everything around us can be so freeing and, at times, exhilarating. We can focus (or worry!) less on controlling events and outcomes and, instead, focus more on how we can flow in the miracle of living and raise our awareness to unexpected possibilities that present themselves to us… and connect with the magical flow that courses through our Universe.


Blessings to you all in this new calendar year and decade.

May your choices be wise, fulfilling and empowering.