We spent Winter Solstice with our Waldorf co-op families. The 21st of December was also a full moon. It was also the date of a lunar eclipse. It just so happens that it was the first time a lunar eclipse has coincided with the solstice since December 21, 1638. I'm not much of a moon and stars sort of girl but this felt significant even by my standards.
We had a wonderful celebration, crafting popcorn & cranberry garlands and birdseed pinecones for the birds and squirells. We shared potluck dinner and walked the advent spiral together under the light of that magnificent full moon.
Bless this candle burning bright,
Bless it's shining in the night.
Bless the boughs upon the ground,
Bless the path that spirals round.
Bless our tread, so strong and stout,
Bless our winding in and out.
After the festivities had died down, and the friends had gone home, the children were tucked into bed and I came outside and sat in the quiet for the longest time in the midst of the glowing lanterns, under the light of that full moon, and it was magic. pure magic.