at Katherine Skaggs home studio • 3148 Birmingham Drive • Fort Collins, CO 80526
Join in a ceremonial wisdom circle on the Winter's Solstice, to move from the cycle of Autumn into Winter. This Solstice is a time of harvesting the fruits of our labors, a time to be thankful and celebrate what has come our way over the past cycles, and a time to die to the outer cycle of growth. It will be a time to honor the cyclical movement inward into rest and regeneration. We are here to honor the reflective time of moving inward as the Sun moves farther away from Mother Earth, and there is more darkness in the cycle of Winter.
To begin our time together, you will be energetically cleaned with sacred smudge and flower water. We then gather around the altar in prayer and intention, calling in our allies of the directions, the elementals, our ancestors and spirit helpers.
Bring an offering for the altar that represents your gratitude, abundance, and time of movement within. You can take with you once you return home. Photos of family and loved ones, small statues of dieties you work with, altar cards, stones/crystals, etc.
We will join together in a fire ceremony (weather permitting) to release the past days and months of our last cycles, and to purify ourselves in the energy of the fire. Katherine will lead you in this powerful shamanic ceremony to let go.
Winter Solstice marks the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new, from the elemental perspective of this Solstice being the shortest day of the year, with light returning afterwards. This can be a meaningful ceremony and time to release the old and prepare for the new light that begins to emerge post Solstice. Katherine will lead you in ceremony for transformation, honoring all that has been, and all that will be dreamed into being.
**Bring items to throw in the fire that represent things you are letting go of (must be made of natural, non-toxic items.) Suggestions are an acorn, a twig decorated with holly or other leaves, cedar, ever green, written notes of release, cotton rope (representing any cords you are letting go of), spices, dried flowers, dried fruit, etc.)
Katherine will give individual and collective guidance from the Mythical Goddess Tarot. The Goddesses are always welcome on this festive event, to bring their wisdom to support us in times of transition, death, and rebirth.
Solstice is a time to celebrate with the blessings of food and drink. Hot Cider and some snacks will be provided. Please feel free to add to the abundance of goodies by offering a favorite of your own... some cookies, a small dish to share, or other holiday favorite to warm the heart and please the body.
Email Katherine to RSVP if you would like to come and pay in person.