Saturday, April 22, 2017

S is for Solstice

Welcome to Frankly Scarlett's April A to Z Blog Challenge.

This year my theme is A Goddess' Glossary and we are looking at terms utilized by Goddesses, Priestesses, Shamans and Witches. These are terms that might occur in my new fantasy series, Paisley Cove.


 S is for Solstice

There are two solstices each year. The solstice is when the sun reaches it's most northern and southern path in relationship to the equator. In the Northern hemisphere, north of the equator, the Winter Solstice occurs around December 22 and also represents the day with the fewest daylight hours. South of the Equator, this is called the Summer Solstice. 

The opposite solstice occurs around June 21st. Representing the day with the most hours of sunlight in the year it's called the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere and Winter Solstice in the southern Hemisphere. 

To avoid confusion they can also be called the June Solstice and December Solstice.

Solstice celebrations are held throughout pagan and indigenous practices.

Sun, Summer, Solstice, Pagan, Paganism

 T is for Tomorrow. Just kidding, Monday, I'll blog about the Threefold Law, one of my favorite aspects of witchcraft, um er I mean paganism.

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