Posted December 5th, 2016 by Lupa For Winter Solstice 2016, Northern Hemisphere. Prepare to receive the Solar Radiance of the Winter Solstice with this revisioning of the xian advent countdown to 12/25. Begin 13 days before Winter Solstice; for 2016 that’s THURSDAY 12/8. Ground and center yourself. Since this is about darkness, don’t light candles. Say: “ HECATE, today I honor the darkness within. I acknowledge and begin to release my feelings of ______.” Allow yourself to honor whatever comes up IN THE MOMENT. Keep it focused on ONE WORD such as grief, anger, fear, shame, doubt, unworthiness, victimization, depression, self-loathing, jealousy… Each day repeat the process, working with whatever comes up in the moment. If one particular feeling comes up more than once, that’s ok. You may even find that you need to work with one particular feeling for the entire 13 days. (Checkout the lyrics below to UPRISING, a song by MUSE, about fighting external controls.) Thank Hecate on the 13th day. On the Winter Solstice, WEDNESDAY 12/21, exact time Sol enters Cap is 2:45AM PST, ground and center yourself, light a candle and say: “SEKHMET, I am ready to receive Solar Radiance into my life!” (See below for info about Sekhmet.) Celebrate both the sun’s rebirth and your own. Season’s Bleetings, Lupa Here are lyrics to a song by MUSE called Uprising. I think we need this sort of thing now. "Paranoia is in bloom, The PR transmissions will resume They'll try to, push drugs that keep us all dumbed down And hope that, we will never see the truth around (so come on) Another promise, another seed Another, packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed And all the, Green belts wrapped around our minds And endless, red tape to keep the truth confined (so come on) They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious so come on Interchanging mind control Come let the, revolution takes its toll If you could, flick the switch and open your third eye You'd see that We should never be afraid to die (so come on) Rise up and take the power back It's time the fat cats had a heart attack They know that their time's coming to an end We have to unify and watch our flag ascend They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not enslave us We will be victorious Hey .. hey ... hey .. hey! (repeat) They will not force us They will stop degrading us They can not control us We will be victorious Hey .. hey ... hey .. hey! (repeat)" =========================================================================== SEKHMET Her Name is derived from the Egyptian word 'Sekhem', which means "power" or "might". The word 'sekhem' is literally inseparable from Sekhmet and Her worship. The mantra Sa Sekhem Sahu can be chanted to balance and increase your inner power. Sa Sekhem Sahu is pronounced Sa (Sah) , Sekhem (Say-Kem) , Sahu (Sah-Hoo). Sa means the breath of life; Sekhem means power or might; Sahu is the realized human.