Greetings of the December (Southern) Solstice! Tomorrow at 04:19 UTC, the Sun will be at 270° ecliptic longitude; and will enter the sign of Capricorn, the cardinal sign of Earth. In the Continental U.S., this will occur tonight at 8:19 PM PST, for those of us on the West Coast, and 11:19 PM EST for those on the East Coast.
AL II,36: “There are rituals of the elements and feasts of the times.”
From Crowley’s “New Commentary”:“Each element — fire, earth, air, water, and Spirit — possesses its own Nature, Will, and Magical Formula. Each one may then have its appropriate ritual. Many such in crude form are described in The Golden Bough of Dr. J.G. Frazer, the Glory of Trinity!”
In particular the entry of the Sun into the cardinal signs of the elements at the Equinoxes and Solstices are suitable for festivals.
“The difference between ‘rituals’ and ‘feasts’ is this: by the one a particular form of energy is generated, while there is a general discharge of one’s superfluous force in the other. Yet a feast implies periodical nourishment.”