Friday, December 15, 2006

Pre-Solstice Ritual Bath

Pre-Solstice Ritual Bath During the Winter Solstice, we often place emphasis on celebrating andsharing this joyous, but often difficult, holiday. For Witches, however, nowmay also serve as a time to attune to a quiet, internal spirituality. Tobegin to do so (with the solstice less than ten days away now), prepare aritual bath with oils of rosemary, pine, and orange. Add a touch ofpatchouli for grounding. Light gold and green candles, and immerse yourselfin watery solitude to refresh your weary holiday spirit. Meditate on thewinter goddess and her lesson of stillness. Find the cool and clean spaceshe offers, free of clutter and activity. It is the season for centering andgrounding ourselves, and for defining who we really are. After the bath,take your journal and write down your goals by candlelight. Contemplate thecoming rebirth, and identify which direction you wish to channel your energyand focus your intentions.By: Karri AllrichSources : GrannyMoon's Morning Feast Archives Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred! _____