Happy Winter Solstice! May it be sweet and easy. We transform as the year is transforming. We change as the year is changing.
There is always ceremony, always small things we can do to help the unfolding of new chapters. Around Winter Solstice I draw year runes, make collages, choose colors to brighten up the incoming year. Through Winter Solstices over the years I have trampled spirals in the snow, hung year-amulets in trees, done ceremony by myself, with a friend or a group, lit fires, torches and candles. Whatever feels right in the moment is the right thing to do.
Whatever my ceremony for the year, I always want to do something extra for the Sun: sunbread, sun symbols, small, glittery things hanging in windows - catching the light. This year I also did a Sun-pot.
Such a sweet thing to be inspired by the big powers, and do small, simple creations. As you can see - you hardly have to be an artist to do so. All it takes is some acrylic paint, some gold ornaments from the free-shelf, and a certain freeing lack of self-critisism. Here is this year's Winter Solstice special Sun symbol: old pot to a new pot, from a-little-worn-pot to a bright symbol of the new Sun.
May She Come Back Safely to All of Us
Photographs by Sofia Karin Axelsson