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It is now that time to embrace the darkness as we are now experiencing our longest nights! Spending more time in the darkness gives you more of the opportunity to go within. Focus on your own personal illumination through introspection, meditation, and candle work.  Prepare for the holidays and festive season. Here are some activities you can do for Yule: Relax by the fireplace. Watch the sunrise. Make your own Potpourri. Decorate with holly, pinecones, mistletoe, and candles. Burn incense such as cinnamon, clove, mint, pine, and myrrh. Use crystals such as snowflake obsidian, snow quartz, ruby, garnet, and bloodstone....

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The Winter Solstice occurs during the hemisphere’s winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the December solstice (usually December 21st or 22nd) and in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the June solstice (usually June 20th or 21st). Although the winter solstice itself lasts only a moment, the term sometimes refers to the day on which it occurs.  Other names are the “extreme of winter” (Dongzhi), or the “shortest day”.  The solstice may have been a special moment of the annual cycle for some cultures even during Neolithic times.  Astronomical events were often used to guide activities, such as the mating...

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