In our neck of the woods, Winter Solstice falls on December 21st at 3:04pm.
Solstice celebrates the rebirth of light after the darkest period of the year.
In honour of the Winter Solstice I thought it would be apropos to share some rings David has made that incorporate woods with Solstice connections.
Trees and botanicals have always been central to the winter Solstice celebration.
Evergreens are symbols of rebirth.
The oak tree is sacred to Druids and Mistletoe found on oaks is especially sacred. In the Celtic language, Mistletoe means “All heal”. Mistletoe is a token of good will and peace.
Holly’s evergreen nature gives it a special place.
The cutting and burning of a Yule log is perhaps the best known tradition of the Winter Solstice. In pagan times different woods were chosen to produce different effects.
Aspen invokes the understanding of the grand design.
This is a Juniper heartwood ring with an Aspen interior liner
Birch signifies new beginnings. Holly inspires visions and reveals past lives.
A Birch wood ring with an inlay of river rock
Oak brings healing, strength, and wisdom.
These are Maple Wood Rings with inlays of natural Oak knots
Pine signifies prosperity and growth and Willow invokes the Goddess to achieve desires.
This ring is Shortleaf, Loblolly and Eastern White Pine