Just a tid bit of Winter Solstice for ya.
Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. This start of the solar year is a celebration of Light and the rebirth of the Sun.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice occurs on December 21, 2008
Winter solstice is when......because of the earth's tilt, your hemisphere is leaning farthest away from the sun, and therefore: The daylight is the shortest. The sun has its lowest arc in the sky.
Most of the customs, lore, symbols, and rituals associated with "Christmas" actually are linked to Winter Solstice celebrations of ancient Pagan cultures.
At this time manifest wellness on Planet Earth. Donate food and clothing to poor in your area. Volunteer time at a social service agency. Put up bird feeders and keep them filled throughout the winter. Donate funds and items to non-profit groups. Meditate for world peace. Work magic for a healthier planet. Make a pledge to do some form of good works in the new solar year.
So light a candle tonight, welcome back the light.