I lowkey love the winter holidays and the solstice. The invitation into peace and stillness, whether or not we choose to accept it, is always there. It’s an opportunity to allow oneself to rest, practice gratitude, do spellwork to hasten the arrival of the sun, and make room for the change that comes with the solstice and the new year. It doesn’t come without its challenges, of course - especially if you have difficulties with your family, organized religion, and/or capitalism (no big deal, right?). But this time of year is really about taking it slow, connecting with your roots, allowing release, and planting seeds for the coming light of spring.
I was very happy to be a guest on my friend Kate’s podcast Witchcast with her wonderful co-host and pal Emily, where the three of us talked Yuletide, the winter solstice, and finding meaning during the holiday season. You can listen to it through Spotify below or anywhere you find your podcasts!
Alia Walston is a traveling writer and intuitive making connections between the challenges and ecstasies of our evolution