At Balanced Wellness we are reclaiming the original festivals of our ancestors, the ancient rites and rituals where our forbears were so dependant on the gifts of Mother Nature that the worshipping of the cycles of the Goddess of Nature was a logical and practical path.
Within this Goddess Cycle we are now entering the time of the Midwinter Solstice, the shortest day where the dark is equal to the light. It is the darkest night, out of which hope springs forth, the light of the world returns and the Goddess gives rebirth to the Sun God. The Goddess shows herself to us through the element of air and the qualities of silence and stillness she is now the lady of bone and stone. All that no longer serves us has died off and is dropping away. It is the time of year to turn inward, be still, stay at home and allow the stillness to permeate your whole life and allow the dreams and visions of your future projects and life choices to find you and take form in your imagination. This is not the time to start new things, give the visions space and time to take shape, nurture your body with rest and then, in Spring as the energy rises so can your visions come to life.
Yuletide falls over the solstice and is a twelve day festival with feasting, merriment and gift giving. A celebration that the dark has reached its depths, the longest night shall pass and, in time, the light will return.
We wish you and your families a very merry yuletide and an abundant New Year. Thank you to you all for your support and custom over the past twelve months.
May your yule log burn bright,
May your feast be merry
And may the Goddess bring you beautiful visions in your stillness
Claire, Laura and the Balanced Wellness team