Winter Solstice Day — December 22
Winter solstice will depend on the time zone. The winter solstice will begin on December 21 at 23:00 UTC or December 22 at 2:03 Moscow time. It will be the shortest day and the longest night of this year.
The winter solstice occurs at the moment when the tilt of the axis of rotation of the Earth in the direction away from the Sun takes on the greatest value, thus this period means the beginning of a gradual lengthening of the day and shortening the night. From the day of the winter solstice on December 22, the day will begin to arrive, and the night will decrease.
Traditions and customs on the winter solstice
In Russia, this day was celebrated resurgence of the sun. This heavenly body was deified by the ancient Slavs. The holiday itself was celebrated at night, before sunrise.
On this day, it was customary for Slavic peoples to carol, make fires, guess, and offer offerings to the gods. To give power to the sun, people kindled fires. The culmination of the holiday was the sunrise. In order to appease the gods, the peasants hung bread on the branches of the trees and watered their roots with drinks.
This ritual was considered an offering of gifts to the forest gods, so that they would create all the conditions for a good harvest next year.
From the day of the winter solstice began the first month of winter — Kolyad. The same day was the birthday of the god of joy Kolyada. Celebrating the birth of the Sun lasted 21 days — until January 6.
This period was called Yuletide.
Astrological aspects of the winter solstice December 22
The day of the winter solstice will occur at the moment when the sun is in Capricorn. This is a sign of the formation of goals. On this day, it is necessary to find time to analyze your life and make plans for the future. Ideas and plans born with the Sun and even under the Sign of Capricorn will receive a powerful boost of energy.
Also this time is favorable for making wishes. All magic rituals, affirmations, chanting mantras, and conspiracies will have special power due to natural, natural rhythms.
Astrologers argue that the days of the solstice — the best and most productive, because at this time really change their destiny. Good luck and don’t forget to press the buttons and