Winter Solstice Soul Circle
Time & Location
About the Event
This workshop will be led via Zoom with helpful tips to create your sacred retreat space in the comfort of your home.
Align to the seasonal energy of Winters ‘water’ element with a serene healing circle where seasonal wisdom will be shared, divine feminine energies integrated and rituals created. Learn how to honour your soul through discovering it’s natural connection to nature and the cycles. The circle will leave you feeling supported, peaceful and centred. By taking time to align to the energies of the season of ‘stillness’ we really do reap the rewards in every area of our lives for this season and the ones to come.
The winter season is where we have reached the deepest ‘Yin’ phase of the year. (Yin is the divine feminine). Following the Autumn phase where we let go, shed what no longer served us (like the trees let go of their leaves) and celebrated our ‘Harvest’ we can now fully retreat within during the stillness of Winter, to nurture our deepest self, to quieten and soften in order grow to our fullest potential during the next phase of the ever-spinning Wheel.
Theme: Restoration and Retreat
For this circle we gather on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, where darkness has reached it’s peak, yet there is a sense of hope of for the light to come, this is the sun’s birthday and a celebration of the ‘Return of the Light’.
What is a Circle?
Circles have existed since ancient times (in every culture), they are the oldest form of social interaction, it was normal to gather, to share stories and pass on wisdom. It’s in our DNA. So if this is your first circle I invite you to give yourself this gift on this magical day of the year, to step out of your everyday life with responsibilities and come home to yourself. It will be a safe and nurturing space. There is the option to purchase a ticket which includes a ‘Ritual Kit’ which will support your work.
The evening will include:
☽ Opening of the circle with a candlelight ceremony
☽ Introduction to Winter: The Water element, the organs in power and how we can align to the energies through our nutrition, activities and rituals.
☽ The facial meridians associated with Winter and tips for working these areas in our daily routines
☽ Introduction to the Winter Solstice and Yuletide, symbols associated, traditions, deities and energies.
☽ Altar creation - why and how we create them.
☽ Guided ‘Divine Feminine’ meditation
☽ Journalling with guided prompts and oracle card collective reading for the circle
☽ Gentle movement
☽ A release ritual of fears and limiting beliefs that may have held us back in 2020
☽ A manifestation ritual - a gentle sprinkling of metaphorical seeds for 2021
☽ A guided seasonal shamanic journey (channeled prior to the circle) to meet our guides and receive divine messages.
☽ Follow up email with further support, activities and card readings.
(For those of you who have attended previous circles this year, bring along your Harvest Jar)
What to bring:
- A few candles and lighter/matches
- A blanket, journal, pen, cosy socks
- A crystal (like rose quartz/clear quartz) something you can use on your skin so it needs to be smooth and an eye cream.
- An offering from nature that represents the water element for you - shells, mermaids, a mirror, images of the ocean/rivers, sea creatures or mammals (whichever speaks to you).
- A dish of water for the ritual
- Strips of paper for the ritual
- Any other crystals you may like to charge in the space
- White Sage/Palo Santo for smudging (if you have, clapping works great too!)
- Hot drink and H20
What to wear: reds, greens, white and gold are traditionally associated with the Solstice and the beginning of Yule. You’re invited to go all out and wear what brings out your inner witchy/wizard, that gives your festive self a little internal cartwheel or just go comfy and cosy. Blues are also lovely if you’re feeling more called to wear the ‘water’ element colours.
Sharing: There will be moments during the circle where you are welcome to share your experiences and ask questions either via typing the Zoom chat or at the Q&A at the end. If you would prefer to just listen and turn off the camera, that is absolutely fine too. You don’t need a Zoom account to access the circle, the link will take you straight to it.
Session Length: 3 hours
For those of you who are Founding Members of the Cosmic Cycling Club, the link will be sent out beforehand and posted in the club. If you are interested in hearing more about the Cosmic Cycling Club Membership it will be officially launching soon - email firstname.lastname@example.org to hear more
A few days prior to the event you will receive the Zoom link and pre-circle details and tips, if you don’t receive this please contact me directly (details below).
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