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Originally posted by Misoir
This year's winter solstice — an event that will occur next Tuesday — will coincide with a full lunar eclipse in a union that hasn't been seen in 456 years.
The celestial eccentricity holds special significance for spiritualities that tap into the energy of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and a time that is associated with the rebirth of the sun.
"It's a ritual of transformation from darkness into light," says Nicole Cooper, a high priestess at Toronto's Wiccan Church of Canada. "It's the idea that when things seem really bleak, (it) is often our biggest opportunity for personal transformation.
"The idea that the sun and the moon are almost at their darkest at this point in time really only further goes to hammer that home."
Cooper said Wiccans also see great significance in the unique coupling of the masculine energy of the sun and the feminine energy of the moon — transformative energies that she plans to incorporate into the church's winter-solstice ritual.
This will be very interesting, I cannot wait.
1:30 AM Tuesday morning until 5:30 AM Eastern Standard Time will be when you can view this magnificent event that last occurred in 1554 AD.
I thought I would share this here on ATS so everyone can plan on watching.edit on Sat Dec 18 2010 by DontTreadOnMe because: edit in ex tags, instead of quote tags MOD NOTE: Posting work written by others