January 2nd, the birth of the Pagan goddess Inanna has been
celebrated since ancient times. Inanna is the Sumerian queen of earth, and a deity who presides over both love and war.
Every year on this date, the Perihelion of the Earth takes place. When this occurs, the planet Earth reaches the point in its orbit closest to the Sun. Many astrologers consider this to be a highly significant event.
In ancient Egypt, a religious ceremony known as the Advent of Isis from Phoenecia was performed yearly on this date in honor of the goddess Isis.
Today's Magic Word: Deosil: A word used by Wiccans to mean clockwise. In spells and rituals, deosil movement symbolizes life and positive energy.