2017 Winter Solstice – Poliahu

Aloha Daughters of the Goddess,

What a year it has been!  With all of its ups and downs, the cycle still turns.   Thru the deepening darkness we see the light of womyn’s candles burning brightly in the night.   Come and celebrate the depth of the longest night and the of the wonderful return of the Sun and lengthening of the daylight.

Celebrate Winter Solstice and Poli’ahu
Hawaiian Goddess of the Snow

Sun in Capricorn, Waxing Moon in Aquarius
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Concord Locale/Directions Given Upon RSVP
$30 per ritual/$15 first time visit
Winter Solstice is the shortest day, and longest night, of the year.  The Sun has reached its southernmost point and appears to stand still in the sky.  From this day forward the days light will continue to grow longer gaining about 3 minutes of sunlight per day.  As our ancestors have we come together to give thanks for the dark time, for it is in this time that the Earth rests, and we have a chance to rejuvenate our souls.   And we celebrate the coming of the Sun, the lengthening of the days, the warming of the Earth and Her children.As we come to the altar, to sing and dance in the Sun, we celebrate Poli’ahu Hawaiian Goddess of the Snow.   She is the Goddess of Mauna Kea. The summit of Mauna Loa also is Hers.  She is revered in Hawai’i for Her snow, as it melts during the year, provides the island with beautiful fresh water which gives life to Her people and the island.

We will be celebrating with our Annual Candle exchange.  Bring a candle, decorated for peace.  If you would like inspiration we will be having a candle decorating night on Tuesday, December 12th from 7p – 11p.  Come and decorate your candle for the exchange with your sisters, and maybe make an extra for yourself or a gift.  It is wonderful fun and a great lead into and preparation for the ritual.

For the altar please bring a white candle, any images of Poli’ahu or Her symbols.  Please also bring your candle for the exchange.

If you are interested in attending this ritual please see our participation page for more information.