The two herbs I harvested are bee balm flower centers, and broom corn. My plan is to make two smaller besoms.
When I think of the shortest day and longest night, I know that change is happening. This is a balance of sorts even though they are not equal amounts of time. And balance isn't about equality, though certainly, equality comes to us in various ways.
My thoughts suddenly went to civil rights and equal rights, and women's rights, and religious rights. These movements started because people saw and felt the injustice of inequality and wanted change. I am not writing more about any of them, though I could.
What I am doing, what I always do, is to go on with my day and do the next thing that I can get done. I change things by my attitude and my intentions. I change things by what and how I say things. We all do. Today, I am making these besoms using the energy of both the New Moon and the Winter Solstice. And in case, you are not getting it, I am putting a lot of magickal intentions into my work to bring balance back into the world.
Happy day and night.