And so it was the longest night came to pass. A glowing beacon of promise and hope, the Sun slowly emerged from the loving embrace of the Goddess and took its first radiant steps across the Sky. Even Winter, in recognition of the Sun's gradual return to power, bows in respect; the snows melt a little and puddles fail to freeze.
The Lady Luna played Midwife to this birth, and the force of Her power, made manifest in the Eclipse, can still be felt, lingering. But, new life in the Sun was not all that She helped to usher in. There are many changes to come with this New Year, and our Lady is a driving force behind them.
It is evident that change is desperately needed, not just on a planetary scale (i.e. global economic, environmental, political, etc,) but within each of our own lives. Just how we shall each be effected remains yet to be seen.
For many of, this past year has been a difficult one, full of hardship in numerous areas. But, there is reason to be hopeful. There is a tendency for the Universe to destroy everything in our lives in preparation for greatness, a sort of "out with the old, in with the new." That which does not work, does not serve a purpose, and simply should not be is cleared away in order to allow room for that which does work, which is beneficial, and brings us joy.
The long, dark night is over. The Sun smiles upon us. His strength is our own, we just need to choose to acknowledge it and make use of it while we can.
Throwing the Bones