It’s that time of year again Queen where the winter solstice is upon us. On Tuesday 21st December 2020 in the northern hemisphere we experience the shortest day of the year or in other words the winter solstice. This is a powerful time to go within and reflect on the last year in order to start sowing the seeds for the spring and summer. So this week I wanted to share with you my top tips, tools, and rituals you can follow this Tuesday.
Firstly let’s talk about the winter solstice! It carries a deep meaning of being the time to turn inwards away from the world. This is very much a deep divine feminine energy inviting us to go within and heal. The darkness of winter represents the polarity of darkness/light, yin/yang and masculine/feminine energy. It’s also a time of celebration as we are at the halfway point and we now journey back towards the light and summer months. So simply put this is the time to address anything within you that you’ve been avoiding or putting off. This time of year also symbolizes a deep clearing and a time of rebirth and the dying of the old to make way for the new. It’s a good time to clear out the old energetically, emotionally, and physically, heal anything if need be, and leave it in 2021 to create space for new abundance and miracles. Once again this doesn’t mean that everything in your life will fall away it’s simply challenging you to address this now and not carry any residue over into this new year. So it could also mean a rebirth of energy, love, friendships absolutely anything!
A great first practice to celebrate the winter solstice would be to write a list of what you would like to shift in your life. This is a great time to reflect on what has felt dark within you and bring this to the light now. How would you like to improve this in 2021 and move into a better place? We’ve gone through such a transformation this year personally and as a collective so make sure to sit with yourself and reflect on the highs and lows of this year. What have been your biggest struggles this year? What shifts and changes would you like to see in 2022? Once you’ve written your list this is the time to let it go, forgive and finally release anything that isn’t going to support you in 2022.
Tick Off That List
The winter solstice provides the perfect time for you to wrap up any loose ends before the end of the year. So if you’ve been putting anything off this is your time Queen to take action and create the space for abundance. Don’t let small tasks or chores for example dampen your festivities – take action and tie up any loose ends so that you enter into a new year with clear space and energy, not a long to-do list!
“In the darkness, we can turn the light on. So this practice is about illuminating those parts of you so they can transform and shift now.”
Invite In The Light
A great tradition in winter solstice is to light a candle to invite the light back in, this would be a great practice to not only signify the light but allow you to let go of your past. Create yourself a candle alter if it’s safe to do so and meditate if you feel called to, you could even do an angelic chord cutting meditation to really release your past and cut any chords to people, fears, or situations that are no longer serving you. The next thing I would suggest doing is burning your reflective list, now please make sure you do this safely either outside or next to a window. Make sure you put safety first here and you don’t have to light the paper with the candle either. The Universe wants you to be safe guys! Equally, if you can’t burn the paper please destroy it in a way that feels appropriate surrounded by candles. The point of this practice is to let go and invite the light back in so truly allow yourself to let go of these things now and welcome the re-birth and new energy into your life. In the darkness, we can turn the light on. So this practice is about illuminating those parts of you so they can transform and shift now.
Slow Down & Pause
Although December has been different for us once again, it’s still felt very busy and chaotic at times due to the pandemic. This means we probably haven’t been focusing on self-love and filling our own cup up this month as the days seem to whizz by. The winter solstice reminds us that during this inner reflective time it’s also ideal for working on self-love and slowing down before Christmas. Allow yourself to slow down and relax on Tuesday, dedicate the time to these practices, and make the day about you. Whether this is your self-love routine, a nice hot bubble bath, or simply time alone reading. Whatever your idea of relaxing on Tuesday is – make sure you do it!
I hope this blog post has really served you and given you some great tips on how you can slow down and let go this winter solstice! If you’ve loved this blog post then don’t forget to join my FREE Manifesting Challenge for 2022! This year will be my fourth year hosting the challenge and last year we had over 1,000 Queens join in. Kickstart your 2022 off with 5 days full of fun and abundance and let me teach you how to attract your desires and abundance this coming year. If you’d like to find out more information and sign up for the challenge you can do so by clicking here. Join me and make 2022 a year filled with magic and manifestation! I can’t wait to see you in there Queen and help you manifest your dreams this year. As always please do let me know your thoughts on this blog post in the comments section down below. I hope you have a positive and abundant week whatever you’re up to. I’m sending you all lots of love xx