Winter solstice

Sun in 0° Capricorn

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 2018

Winter Solstice 2017

Winter solstice, midwinter, Sol in 0° Capricorn, an astronomical calendar event occurring in December for the Northern Hemisphere, June for the Southern Hemisphere.

“The DEACON: But ye, O my people rise up and awake. Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy and beauty. There are rituals of the elements and feasts of the times.”—Liber XV {Book 15} O. T. O.

“THE SIGN OF TYPHON AND APOPHIS. The space between the hands above the head will mark the diminished extent of the whole area of the Sun at the Winter Solstice. It represents the excess of darkness over light.”—Concerning the True System of Astrological Divination

“Saturn product are charged after the winter solstice, around January 10th.

Solar products are charged thirty minutes after sunrise, with the moon under the horizon, forty days before or after the Winter Solstice. Solar products should not be loaded during the above mentioned time frame as the Air and Fire Elements are weak.

The period of two weeks prior to and following the Winter Solstice is to be avoided for all Alchemical, Qabalistic work, or the charging of these products. Thus, we stock energies via astrology or planetary genius’ when the energies are strong and easily available.”—Portae Lucis Method of Jean Dubuis

WeaponElementEmanationSign Tarot Calendar
Paten Earth Life Capricorn XV. The DevilWinter Solstice

Sacred Weapons of the Mass

The cross that divides the circle into quarters represents the solstices and equinoxes, and at the same time the “Black Cross” that binds the four Elemental Tablets together into the Great Table. The western arm of the cross is the spring equinox and the eastern arm the autumnal equinox. The northern arm is the winter solstice, and the southern arm the summer solstice. The three Names of god are assigned to their quarter's three sectors of the circle's outer band in clockwise order. The relevant attributes of these names are as shown in the following table.

Name ElementQuarterOuter AttributeInner Attribute
ORO Air Winter Pisces Gemini

Comselha: An Enochian Macrocosmic Ritual

Feast day “for John the Evangelist … celebrated in Freemasonry … near … Winter Solstice”—St John's Day


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