Join us during this darkest time of the year when we celebrate the return of the Divine Child, the Mabon, the rebirth of the golden solstice Sun, who will bring warmth, light and life back to Earth again. The Wheel of the Year revolves beyond death and towards new light and new life.
On this night, the Sun progressing across the Milky Way, or the Galactic Equator, resides exactly in the middle of
this cosmic line, in the middle of what the Mayans knew as the “Dark Road”. This means that the Earth, the sun and the center of our galaxy are currently in alignment and we are in direct benefit of these powerful energies, magnified
through this alignment. The origin of all bodies in our galaxy is derived from the center of the disc-shaped Milky
Way, and the origin of bodies in our solar system is derived from the Sun. Since we are in direct alignment with these two centers of life and wisdom, we are empowered more than ever and stand with the vision of our futures in our hands.
In the Druidic tradition the name of this festival is "Alban Arthan", Welsh for "Light of Winter". According to an older and more poetic interpretation, the name is "Alban Arthuan", meaning "Light of Arthur". In this poetical image, Arthur is symbolized by the Sun. The Sun dies and is reborn, just as the mythical Arthur is sleeping deep inside a mountain and will wake up again when the people needs his help.
The ritual will be outside, so wear layers. Our Eisteddfod celebration will be inside. Please bring your stories, poetry and songs to share; and a bit of food and beverages!
Alban Arthan, the Winter Solstice, takes place
every year on the 21st or 22nd of December (Northern Hemisphere). For more information, please visit http://www.druidry.org/obod/festivals/arthan.html