Content Tagged ‘solstice’

Invitation from a Winter Star

December 21, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

Conjunction On the longest night of a long, long-shadowed year, a new star shining briefly on the horizon, aligns the slowest planets in the sky. Jupiter and Saturn appear as one, in a proximity 456 million miles wide, to the earthbound eye one fifth the width of the moon. * What proximity might my heart’s […]

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Standing Still

December 30, 2016 | Tags: , , , , ,

Solstice: Sun Standing Still What pulls the reluctant sun up on a winter solstice morning?             Determination?             Longing? Habit?             Love? Ritual? Need?  An ancient question no longer asked now that we know nothing moves the sun. It is we who spin and circle at a 23.5 degree angle turning us (in the north) away from the […]

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