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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #90 on: October 27, 2011, 09:40:26 pm »
Here's an interesting explanation of the Yule tradition:

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #91 on: December 20, 2011, 11:12:31 pm »
How are you celebrating the solstice, friends! I'll be lighting the candle that I brought home from the Outer Hebrides, which I first lighted on the summer equinox in 2010 at the standing stones of Callanish.
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #92 on: December 21, 2011, 09:46:16 am »
How are you celebrating the solstice, friends! I'll be lighting the candle that I brought home from the Outer Hebrides, which I first lighted on the summer equinox in 2010 at the standing stones of Callanish.

Do you light it at sundown, or when?
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #93 on: December 21, 2011, 10:22:45 am »
According to this, the solstice will occur at 12:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, Eastern time, so I'm going to stay up until then, and do a Tarot reading by candlelight!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/19/winter-solstice-2011_n_1156526.html
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #94 on: December 21, 2011, 12:14:45 pm »
When possible I try to have a fire outside, but it is raining today. I will light a candle.

15 years ago today I head the voice of Walt Whitman on NPR:

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #95 on: December 21, 2011, 09:09:10 pm »
Thank you for sharing that, Truman.  Just as relevant today as 15 years ago.  I believe I will find something to watch on Netflix - maybe something inspiring instead of mindless for a change - and turn in early.

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #96 on: December 20, 2012, 11:03:25 pm »
Happy winter solstice everyone! Seek warmth and friendly empathy!
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #97 on: December 21, 2012, 11:44:47 am »
Happy Winter Solstice and Mayan you have a nice day.
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #98 on: December 21, 2012, 01:47:04 pm »
Happy Winter Solctice everyone!
Days will get longer from tomorrow on, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #99 on: December 21, 2012, 03:01:51 pm »