Winter Solstice Ritual

Winter Solstice Ritual – Sunday 21st December

It seems a perfect time to close the clinic for the seasonal break because the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year, falls on 21st December.   I do enjoy acknowledging the day because, for me, it gives me the opportunity to reflect on the significance of the cycle which is ending.  It helps me to release all that no longer serves me and helps me begin to identify my intentions for the coming year.   I find this period of the year is often turbulent  – a time of extremes – weather, finance, social life, darkness and the Solstice seems to be the catalyst that change is imminent.  It is a great time to accept change through letting go – a time to acknowledge any learnings from experiences including people and beings of significance that has happened over the year and to welcome more light into life.

So, the Winter Solstice is a place where I release anything that has happened over the year with a ritual.

Winter Solstice Ritual

letters to the selfYou will need: A couple sheets of paper
                  3-6 envelopes and paper/pen
                  An open fire or flame
                  Tea Light or floating candle
                  Flower heads or petals
                  Celebratory meal and friends (optional!)


Part 1. Winter Solstice ritual – Between now and within the solstice energy take a few minutes each day to reflect on these questions.

What have you achieved during this year?

What has been a learning experience for you?

What would you like to release?

winter solstice ritual Now take a few minutes to think about what you would like to happen over the coming year.  It can be anything from a tiny step to a massive leap.

Perhaps you would like to love and accept yourself a little more?

Attend more social events, change your life balance or make a complete career change? Other considerations are having a baby, getting a pet,  moving house or country, sorting your hormones out once and for all, getting  married, or maybe even returning to education or University ? You may even find that you are drawn towards  an intuitive reading or a Reiki energy healing treatment

Think carefully about this – it is perfectly OK to make a step by step plan.

Part 2.  The Winter Solstice ritual – 21st December

Today I would like you to settle down and take some time out.  Now it is time to write yourself a letter to yourself – releasing anything that may have happened this year that no longer serves you.

You do not need to show anyone.

Now place this in the flames – we are going to have a chiminea in the garden but if you are lucky enough to have a real fire then use this or if not a match will work!!

Feel how fantastic it is to let things go!

Part 3 of the Winter solstice ritual. Looking forward and setting intentions.

Write 3-6 things down and place them in different envelopes.  Write a different month on each  envelope so you know when to open it. Seal the envelopes and as you do so say “So be it – in light and love”. Place them somewhere where they will be safe. I like to work with the wheel of the year so for me I choose the main celebratory points in the year.

Part 4: Send your intentions into the open space!

winter solstice ritual Either: place a bowl of water with some petals on your table.  Bless your thoughts and intentions as you light the floating candle and recognise that life is light and bright

Or:  Make a makeshift paper/cardboard/foil boat.  Add a flower head to the boat.  Light a tea-light , blessing your thoughts and intentions a above and  place  into the boat. Set it off down the river somewhere or on a pond.

Part 5: Celebrate!

Cwinter solstice ritualelebrate with friends.  You have enabled a space which now prvides an opportunity for new beginnings.  Let there be more light in your life.  You have spread your intentions into the cosmos – trusting that they will manifest as you actively work towards them.  Now spend time with friends and enjoy a home cooked meal.


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Justine Evans ND – Hormone Alchemist is the founder of Creation Fertility and it’s products.  She connects life with natural cycles and seasons, integrating Western science with nutritional therapy, traditional medicine and yogic philosophy. A Registered Naturopath, Nutritional therapist, Reiki Master/ Teacher, and well women yoga therapist Justine connects with Goddess energy and runs a private hormone health and fertility clinic in Surrey, London and Gloucestershire.

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