This year winter solstice will happen on Thursday, December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere. This solstice marks the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. Sometimes referred to as the darkest day of the year. What happens during winter solstice winter solstice? At this time, the earth is tilted furthest away from the sun causing temperatures in the northern hemisphere to start to drop. Temperatures won’t pick up until the earth starts tilting back towards the sun towards the sun after the spring solstice.
Part of the earth is cooling and as this gradual cooling process continues over the next two months, temperatures will continue to fall, in the coldest temperatures will be recorded.
There is a theory that Stonehenge was constructed to celebrate the winter solstice. Experts acknowledge that the design appears to correspond with the use of the solstice and possibly other solar and lunar astronomical events in some fashion.
A colorful cast of pagans, druids, and people from all walks of life typically join together to celebrate the winter solstice at Stonehenge.
There are rituals of rebirth performed throughout the day. This is one of the biggest celebrations in the UK. The crowds of Devotee’s are often very colorfully dressed for the occasion. Singing, dancing, and music are all part of the celebration.
The importance of this day comes from how people were previously so economically dependent on the seasons with starvation common in the first months of winter. After the solstice the days will start to get longer. The process is very gradual with minutes add every day and till the spring solstice.
As you can probably imagine, Sedona is one of the best places to celebrate winter solstice. The Chamber of Commerce has a list of events and festivities.
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Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.
Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111
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