A very merry Christmas to you all, and I hope that 2013 brings you what you desire most, including peace and harmony....
We are now in the time of Ariel's element of Earth in this important year of 2012.
As we reached and passed the Winter Solstice on 21st December, Farlas, Guardian of Winter, has this message below for us (at least in this hemisphere....) For as his artworks, centred around the oak tree show (above and below), even in winter the acorn falls on fertile ground ready to germinate in spring...when the Sun's warmth reignites the fire that allows all to begin to grow and flourish....why not let this be your message too?
Earth: Conceiving and birthing a quest for a more fulfilled life
Farlas, Guardian Angel of Winter says:
My Festival is a time of muted colours, of brown, purple and grey - an apparent absence of Light. While frost embroiders the earth, I enfold sleeping Nature with my strong wings, protecting her secrets from the elements, knowing the darkest time is turning, making way for Light to return. But appearances are deceiving; although all seems lifeless, nothing is further from the truth. Even now new buds are forming and as the sun returns, Mother Earth awakens. This is merely her time of conserving strength and biding time; coming soon is the promise of birth or re-birth.
This is also your chance to conceive something completely new. Whether major or minor does not matter, just that the impulse creates a longing for change: a quest towards true heart's desires - those in line with your soul journey. On dark days I urge you to shine your own Light within to illuminate where your heart wishes to be at the end of the coming year, for as acorn leads to oak and back to acorn, all is in cycles and cannot remain the same.
As winter draws towards its close, little by little I open my wings to embrace the sun. My subtle monochromes acquire brighter hues, as I allow Nature to begin her age-old, magical transformation once more. Your own desire for change can start now, at this same moment. And if you harmonise with my, and all other Solar Festivals your quest leads you towards greater balance at year's end, when I gladly extend my wings towards you once again.
Have a good holiday season, and I will be back in a couple of weeks...
Love and light