Thursday, 1 December 2011

Turquoise - Wolf of December

The birthstone of December is the TURQUOISE. It's considered lucky to wear a turquoise gemstone if you were born in this month.

For those who were born in the month of December the Turquoise is the traditional birthstone. The December birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Turquoise is associated - prosperity, success, happiness and good fortune. The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the December Birthstone Turquoise are open communication, protection against all diseases, regeneration, and strengthening. The healing properties of the December birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the throat, lungs, asthma, teeth, depression. and infection. The Turquoise is also used to enhance creativity, serenity and spiritual bonding.
This is from "Birthstones" and check them out. Link.

December is the time of Winter, when snow begins to fall, or should begin to fall. It's considered one of the darkest months of the year. Not the coldest btw but certainly the nights grow very long. People recognise that it's the Midwinter season and it's celebrated as the winter solstice period, called Yule (named after a rite associated with the yule log branch) and has many names. People link the symbol of rebirth with the winter solstice. Pagan solar gods and goddesses were born around the Midwinter festival, and religious cermonies placed certain days on that. The birth of Jesus was on 25th December and Yule became better knowned as Christmas.

It isn't just within the northern hemisphere, particularly Europe with it's chillier climate that was affected so much by the dark period. The idea of the midwinter celebration is more astronomical than seasonal. Some cultures from warmer climates understood the winter solstice. Then it shows us how important the stars meant for the ancient peoples. Modern celebrations of Yule and midwinter is an echo of ancestral wisdom of the cosmos. In December, we all turn into a collective of Yule-mad people but don't know what it means or where it comes from...

The concept of buying presents, decourating trees, telling our children about Santa, all comes from one thing. It isn't because we were told that but because we feel it. As a species, we know that we're a part of the divine life force of nature. The decourative features we put out this time of year represent the stars in the sky. The presents that we get is a spiritual wave of giving gifts, extending our inner love, even if we don't really see much of that person! Or to not do that anyway but treat the consumerism as something to avoid. That comes from a need to be part of our community, intuitively, such as rekindling the memory and folk memory we have of the past. The significance of Santa is interesting, for he is like a god of modern creation with roots as a pagan divinity. For example, the image of Santa on a sleigh riding through the air, pulled by a team of reindeer, is from the legends of the All Father god Odin, riding over the landscape in a sleigh pulled by flying horses. He even throws gifts down to the people on Midgard! Then Santa is actually a symbol of this great, unseen, fatherly divine power. So in a sense, yes he does exist!

How apt for the December gemstone being a turquoise: "In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, this gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman." Source.

The "Turquoise Wolf" is the special December person who was born this month. Whether is is those born under Sagittarius (23 November - 21 December) or Capricorn (22 December - 19 January), you may have the following traits:

December born Sagittarius people are loving but beastly.
December born Capricorn people are clever but tricky.

These are just my own observations of people I knew born under these starsigns. Also it's combined with reading materials. This is not an assumption on each individual.


Winter Solstice

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