December Solstice 2014 Astrology by Steve Judd
Sleep… must get some sleep… excuse the somewhat randomness of this one. Modern-day Druids, pagans and other revellers gather at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain to celebrate the first day of winter – otherwise known as the winter solstice, which is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Hundreds of people gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire each year to watch the astrology sun rise in perfect astrology alignment with the stones. The winter solstice is one of the oldest astrology celebrations of winter in the world. In ancient Rome, it was marked at the feast of Saturnalia, in honour of Saturn, the god of agricultural bounty.
Planet Earth spins more quickly the closer it is to the sun, but during the northern hemisphere’s astrology winter, it is further away from the sun so the solar days are imperceptibly longer – by as much as 30 seconds. The astrology moment the Earth reached its maximum tilt – the annual astrology ‘wobble’ on its axis that produces the astrology seasons and longer and shorter days – actually happened at around 11pm on Sunday, but pagans marked December 22 as the solstice this year because yesterday’s astrology sunrise was the nearest to that moment.The Winter Solstice sunrise was actually the moment Stonehenge astrology was aligned for, according to archaeological experts – not the summer solstice, even though it attracts tens of thousands every year.