The sun is about to return (on June 22), bringing with it not so much warmth (for the coldest time is yet to come) as light, and that is welcome.

These images are from the altar set up for my Winter Solstice Retreat. These are the symbols for fire in the north.

And here is air in the east. I always think of birds when I think of air, and for winter, the birds are owls, those birds of the night who can see in the darkness. Matariki (the Pleiades) also falls in the east, for these ‘little eyes of the gods’ have now reappeared and can be seen on the eastern horizon at dawn.
A new seasonal year has begun. After so many disruptive events, may this new year bring peace and joy to all.