The last Winter Solstice of the decade is tonight Saturday, December 21 at 11:19 pm.
The Winter Solstice officially marks the beginning of Winter and celebrates the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere; a day believed to be a "rebirth" of the Sun. It is believed to hold powerful energy for self-reflection, time of birth/start of a new cycle, renewal and regeneration. It is also a celebration of the Goddess Moon energy; believing that on this day, the Moon gives birth to the Sun.
Ahead are two easy ways you can celebrate and honor yourself during this celestial transition.
Spend time on inner reflection with meditation and/or writing in a journal. Set your intentions for future goals and give gratitude for all the blessings of the past season.
This is a self-love ritual to help clear away the old and welcome the new.
Draw a warm bath filled with epsom salt, cleansing herbs and essential oils (think sage, chamomile, sandalwood, lavender, etc), with lit candles and/or incense. As you immerse into the water, imagine yourself being cleansed of old fears and unnecessary thoughts and emotions being washed away and being reborn into something new and positive that serves you. After relaxing in your bath, drain the water and trash the herbs.
No matter how you choose to celebrate the Winter Solstice, ensure that you spend time making yourself a priority. Make yourself available to your goals, dreams and desires. Reset, reorientate, and renew your commitment to showing up for yourself no matter who else comes along for the journey.