Is this a planetary version of the dark night of the soul?
The winter solstice marks the shortest day north of the equator and the longest day in the south. The sun is directly above the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the southernmost latitude it reaches during the year. After the solstice, it begins moving north again and the days become longer and brighter until the summer solstice in June.
For us in Southern California, the solstice is 7:59 a.m., about the exact time this will be posted.
Light some candles tonight, think happy thoughts, and hope 2022 is a year of good health, love, and abundance in all forms.
A Winter Solstice Blessing
May you find peace in the promise of the solstice night,
That each day forward is blessed with more light.
That the cycle of nature, unbroken and true,
Brings faith to your soul and well-being to you.
Rejoice in the darkness, in the silence find rest,
And may the days that follow be abundantly blessed.’
(Author unknown — if you know the origin, please share so I can link)