Happy New Year, everyone!
This week we gaze at the clear cold night sky as we honor The Stars of Winter. We'll look up to find The Winter Triangle. Stars that are part of the Winter Triangle teach us that their forces can aid in the service to those of us who are spiritually attuned.
And we take it a step further as we honor two special "stars" of Winter; the Norse Goddess Skadi, and the Norse God, Ullr.
Now, did you know that Scandinavia may have been named after the Goddess Skadi. Some theorize that Scandinavia could mean "Skadi's island".
And finally, if you ski, then you've probably heard of Ullr. In Norse mythology, Ullr was considered a superb archer and skier, and was the god to invoke when engaging in single combat.
Then we'll talk some science and discover why the night sky of winter is so much brighter than it is in summer. It's not your imagination!
Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
Some of the music you'll hear on this weeks show include Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: "Learning to Fly"; Shawn Phillips: "Sands of Time"; Laura Powers: "Winter of Dreams"; Hagalaz Runedance: "Das Fest Der Wintersonne"; Loreena McKennitt: "Beneath a Phrygian Sky" and more.
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