Hail the Return of the Light, Might as Well Party EH!

Evidence shows that since at least the neolithic era, losely defined as the end of the last ice age and the begining of agriculture, our ancestors of every culture celebrated the winter solstice and the return of the sun. Almost every ancient culture built their greatest architectures - tombs, temples, cairns and sacred observatories - so that they aligned with the solstices and equinoxes.

Out here on the western edge of northamerica the earth will momentarily stop tipping at 3:11AM [pst] early on the 21st. A moment later and our one blue marble's axis will begin to tip southward again. Another miraculous move in the dance of the spheres for some folks. A simple mechanical/gravitational byproduct to some. A non-event to the attention of most who might only hear the ancient drums vaguely.

It's very neat reading about the ancient myths associated with the winter solstice. It's also very neat that tomorrow will be a tiny bit different, after 6 months of watching the sunset creep down the horizon it'll start marching back up the horizon again, a day a tiny bit longer. The first day of the new celestial year. All Hail the Return of the Light

In my circle, a witches and warlock type circle, a pagan, gumboot and granola type circle, the ancient drums are calling for a feast to be had at sundown tomorrow with wine at the ready to toast the sunset. Might as well party eh.