So we've made it around the Sun, one more time. The longest night of the year comes next week-- Winter Solstice is Tuesday, the 21st, with the Sun going into Capricorn at 3:38 PM, Pacific Time.
This is one of the eight turning points of the pagan year. The last was Samhain, more commonly known as Halloween. At that time, the old year dies... the earth lies almost at rest around us for six weeks. Now, at Winter Solstice, it is reborn.
In this time, all posibilities exist as we dive deep into the void to find our visions, and make them manifest. In this longest night, we can access our subconscious selves, our dreams, and we can face our shadow selves. In these things lay our personal power.