Happy Winter Solstice!

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  1. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Staff Member

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    To all who observe, happy winter Solstice!
     
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  2. muhammad_isa

    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls Staff Member

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    I observe by default. I'm not a miserable old *** ;)
    In fact, it is the only day of the year which has no public transport, here in the UK.
    "Bank holidays" are not what they were, but Christmas day is still Christmas day.

    PS. ..oh .. and Happy hols to you too :)
     
  3. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Smh
     
  4. Thomas

    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep! I do ... the days start to get longer ... summer's a-comin!
     
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  5. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    As the days get longer...we enter winter...momentum is a thing!
     
  6. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Staff Member

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    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist Staff Member

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    Happy Solstice!
     
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  8. Krisha Mitra Das

    Krisha Mitra Das Ethical Vegan Yogini

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    That's the first thing I thought of too. :D
     
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  9. Miken

    Miken Active Member

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    Loved that Christmas Star! I recall the Jupiter/Saturn triple conjunction of 1981 with the middle of the three being right next to a Full Moon. It was a chilly night in February but very clear, making for a memorable sight for an astronomy buff like me.
     
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    The old Roman calendar, traditionally ascribed to Numa Pompilius, originally had the year start on the Winter Solstice. This calendar had Leap Years but not the century rule, which skipped a leap year three centuries out of four, a better approximation of the actual length of a solar year. When Julius Caesar commissioned the Greek-Egyptian astronomer Sosigenes to revise the old calendar, which simply neglected having dates for the 60 days before the Winter Solstice (who needs winter?), it was discovered that the Solstice was now on December 25 instead of January 1. This was because of the slight inaccuracy happening over the centuries with the old calendar. December 25 then became the new traditional Solstice. Centuries later, in the mid 4th century CE, the date got assigned to Christmas.
     
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  11. Nicholas Weeks

    Nicholas Weeks Bodhicitta

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    Theosophist & Mystic G. de Purucker on this sacred time:

    https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/4sacsea/4sacsea1.htm

    How it begins:

     
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