Thursday 21 December 2017

Happy Winter Solstice with Alan Leo's Sun Mandala

Today is the Winter Solstice and I thought I'd share a little bit of magical history, which is also my own family history.

This sun mandala was drawn by the father of modern astrology, Alan Leo, and given as a Yuletide gift to my grandmother, who was his secretary, many years ago.

The card you can see photographed has a little loop at the top to hang it by. A mark at the back suggests it once had a small calendar stuck to it, which would have hung at the bottom. It is a shame the calendar is no longer there as that would have shown what year it was given.

Also on the back, in Alan's handwriting, are the words: "Look at this every day."

The mandala is sunny and cheerful and I wanted to share its message of love so others can look at it on the shortest day of the year.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I have been creating a mandala each month myself this year - although not with pencils or paint. I have been making them from natural items, mostly flowers and leaves from my garden. The intention was to show the changing seasons in the wheel of the year. You can see my December mandala here:

I wish all of my readers a very happy solstice and winter festivities that are full of cheer!

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