Shedding Light On A Winter Solstice
A re-post from last year. Wishing all my friends, particularly those who are experiencing dark times this Christmas, much love and light xxx
Newgrange Winter Solstice
There is something very special about today’s date. In the northern hemisphere December 21st is celebrated as the Winter Solstice and I feel drawn today to celebrate its ancient meaning with you.
Nowhere is it celebrated more beautifully in my mind than at Newgrange in the Boyne Valley, a prehistoric Irish monument of Brú na Bóinne (The Palace or Mansion of the Boyne). The monument is associated with the Tuatha Dé Danaan, the People of the Goddess Danu, a race of super-natural beings who according to tradition ruled Ireland before the coming of the Celts and afterwards retreated into the fairy mounds and forts. The Irish name for Newgrange is Sí in Bhrú, the Fairy Mound of the Brú.
Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the Winter Solstice sun. Above the entrance to the passage of the mound there is…
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