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#45360 - 12/21/10 02:20 AM Winter Solstice!
Dutch Satanist Offline
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Registered: 10/19/10
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Loc: Delft, The Netherlands
With a full moon, *and* a lunar eclipse (at least here in Europe). To anyone who cares: Happy holidays.

Do any of you have plans for this day? Do you even celebrate it?

HS!
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#45361 - 12/21/10 02:33 AM Re: Winter Solstice! [Re: Dutch Satanist]
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Yes, I consider this to be a Luciferian day.
It is worthy of celebration just on the basis that it marks the end of the extension of the dark, and the return of the daylight.

I am writing this disappointed as I got up early to catch the eclipse, alas the cloud cover denies me the experience of seeing this eclipse.

Yesterday, on the eve of the Winter Solstice the moon was bright and beautiful.


Edited by mabon2010 (12/21/10 02:34 AM)
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#45362 - 12/21/10 02:43 AM Re: Winter Solstice! [Re: mabon2010]
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Registered: 10/19/10
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Loc: Delft, The Netherlands
It is overcast here as well, but if you want an simulated view, check out stellarium: http://www.stellarium.org/

Also useful for predicting upcoming celestial events.
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#45366 - 12/21/10 05:45 AM Re: Winter Solstice! [Re: Dutch Satanist]
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Registered: 10/17/09
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Loc: UK
Great link, Dutch, thanks! Yes, folks I like to "see in" the Solstice if I can but unfortunately this year a combination of flu and thick cloud cover over the lunar eclipse made it a non-event. I do like the "natural" events of the calendar - I despise "Christmas" - the Equinoxes and Solstices, with a sentimental soft spot for midnight New Year's Eve. \:\)
Have fun, everyone, however you choose to celebrate; the Sun is reborn!!
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#45372 - 12/21/10 12:35 PM Re: Winter Solstice! [Re: Dutch Satanist]
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Registered: 08/31/07
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I have long argued Satanists and unaffiliated pagans of all stripes should celebrate the winter solstice. All of Xmas is a co-opting of Pagan traditions - the Yule log, the tree, fire and lights, gift giving.

Jesus' birthday has always been little more than a guess. The Coptic Church places it at 6 January while some Apocryphal text put it as far out as some time in April. The early Roman church simply inserted Xmas smack in the middle of Greek, Roman, and Persian holidays that celebrated the end of winter and paid homage to wine. It is time to take our holiday back.

While I love winter sports and frolicking in the snow as much as the next person, I hate the short days and my natural instinct to eat and sleep all of the time.

Happily, after today, everyday will have more sun than the day before it. As the Xtians say 'tis the reason for the season!'
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#45414 - 12/21/10 11:52 PM Re: Winter Solstice! [Re: Fist]
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I have always loved the winter solstice. Not so much the winter \:\(

Alas, I have no plans but as it was Pup's birthday last night, I think I have done enough celebrating! I am content laying in my warm toasty bed with the knowledge that the sun is coming back.

Fantastic link DS, by the way. \:\)
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#45426 - 12/22/10 04:45 AM Re: Winter Solstice! [Re: Dutch Satanist]
Dimitri Offline
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I tend to celebrate X-mass and winter solstice with the family.
For reasons the godfather so nicely worded :"A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."

And I am getting a bit bored with lunar eclipses, but that's because I know quite a few astronomers and have already seen way too many partial eclipses.
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