Plant Medicine Share~Solstice
Plant Medicine Share~Solstice
The Solstice Plant Share includes options for all your cold, Winter herbal needs. Choose 5 products to be shipped to you via US Post office priority mail by December 21st.
Options include: Winter Seasoning Blend, Hawthorne Berry Cordial, Warming Winter Tea, Tinctures of Elderberry and Echinacea, Two Herbal Tonic Blends, Kyphi Traditional Incense, Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Loose Sacred Basil Dried Herb, Wild Cherry Cordial, Balsam Fir Bath Salts, and Wound Salve.
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Please place your order by December 14, 2018.
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Winter is the opposite of summer on the wheel of the year, and has been celebrated since ancient times by all cultures as an aspect of the Life/Death/Rebirth cycle. Solstice celebrations were designed to honor this cycle, as it is a primary creation pattern of the universe. The phases of creation, decomposition, and regeneration govern the transformation of energy from one form to another in the natural world. In other words, in order for life to occur, death must as well. They belong to one another, and life feeds off death. This process can be clearly observed in the rich, fertile compost of the forests in the manner that nature’s brilliances decomposes the beauty and structure of its living forms into the raw and essential elements required to transform them anew. This pattern is eternal, and it fundamentally enables creation. Winter has often been considered the seasonal correspondence to the death aspect and has been honored throughout ancient history as such a force.
Winter’s yearly return can bring dark challenges testing the tinder and resilience of even the most robust of souls. Yet, this time can be rich with gifts and opportunity when we open, even just a delicate touch, to the natural ebb of the Earth's spin away from the light, active, productive seasons that come before it. However, in the context of our current world paradigm and cultural indoctrination, the death aspect of any process has come to be both feared and misunderstood as something to be avoided, denied, resisted, and even fought against, as if it were life’s enemy instead of life’s source.
The Celtic tradition celebrates the turn of the cold season at the time of the Winter Solstice or, as known by its ancient name, the festival of Yule. There are two solstices per year: one at summertime when the longest day of the year occurs, and one at winter when the shortest day of the year occurs. Solstice is derived from “sol”, or sun, and “sistere”, or stand/stop/stationary. So, solstice means the time that the sun stands stationary, or sun stands still; solstice. The sun stops briefly appearing to rise and fall at the same point on the horizon for several days, and then shifts its direction. At winter solstice, the sun begins its slow ascent to the higher skies, and the days begin to lighten. The winter solstice on the northern hemisphere marks the end of the waning period when the days have gradually shortened since the summer solstice, and now they will begin to lengthen again. The southern hemisphere experiences the exact opposite. Our ancestors saw this as the birth of a new sun and a time when the light returns to those of us that walk upon the earth.