Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and it marks the time when the days will start getting longer. The earth sleeps this time of year in preparation for the new life of spring. Gather ’round as Dreamer shares, “Legend of the Ice Queen!” We invite you to bring this story to life in any way you please. Below we have also included a simple Winter Solstice Ritual to accompany the story.
Simple Winter Solstice Ritual
Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and it marks the time when the days will start getting longer. The earth sleeps this time of year in preparation for the new life of spring.
For this ritual you will need:
- Pieces of paper approximately 3 X 3 inches and a pencil
- An abalone shell
- Four candles
- Light each one of the four candles to honor the four seasons of winter, spring, summer, and fall.
- Write or draw what you want to gently nurture this season so that you can bring it to life fully in the spring and summer months. Examples could include balance, new friendships, abundance, and love. Make one or more per person.
- Pierce the paper with the toothpick and hold over the candle that represents winter.
- Quickly drop the toothpick and paper into the abalone shell.
- After everyone has done this, collect the ashes and sprinkle on a plant to fertilize it for the coming spring.
- Thank all of the seasons and blow out the four candles.