Walking Towards the Winter Solstice 2016 (Northern Hemisphere)

How do we celebrate and honor the Winter Solstice today, yesterday, tomorrow? Neighbor Robby Strong and I decided to honor the shortest day of the year our own way this year. We decided that walking towards the peak of Sandstone Peak at Sunrise on the morning of December, 21st 2016 was the way to go.

Looking back through time, and still in many cultures today, first peoples have and have had intimate relationships with the solstices. There are really too many references to mention, and it seems quite evident that all of our ancestors were deeply attuned to the Earth's seasons, cosmology, and solar and lunar cycles. It's important now, more than ever for obvious reasons, to reconnect with our primitive selves.

Top to bottom:
1) A Tongva Kish at the Audubon Center at Deb's Park
2) Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa
3-6) Circle X Ranch and Tri-peaks
7) Wupatki National Monument