Hope for the Holidays - (Seasonal Circle series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2007
source image: red and white dahlia
I have been reading some about winter traditions based in paganism. Did you know that there is also a Mother Christmas, and that the second day of Christmas (which 12/27 is) is her day?
Deriving from the ancient figure of the Mother Goddess, the feminine principle of deity, she was regarded as a bringer of fertility, abundance, and justice. Usually depicted as a tall and beautiful woman dressed in white and with a golden girdle, she rode through the land, she rode through the land during the twelve days dispensing gifts from a sleigh pulled by dogs.
(Matthews, The Winter Solstice)
I would love for you to share with me what you see or feel looking at this mandala. For myself, I feel the promise of Light coming from deep within, piercing the darkness and radiating to all of humanity.
Happy Mother's Night...the second day of christmas