You can Improve Yourself Dramatically on the Day of the Winter Solstice

The day of the winter solstice, December 22, is when daytime is the shortest and  nighttime is the longest in a year.  It’s been a very important day since ancient times in terms of sun worship. From a spiritual point of view, winter solstice is like New Year’s Eve and December 23 New Year’s Day.

  • the winter solstice 冬至
  • ancient times 古代
  • the sun worship 太陽信仰

After birth, people grow up to be adults and after the critical point of development, they decline and die. Likewise, the sun lives over a year and dies on the day of the winter solstice. Then, on December 23, it is to be reborn like a baby.

  • critical point 臨界点
  • decline 衰える
  • likewise 同様に
  • be reborn 生まれ変わる

Speaking of December 23, it’s Emperor’s Birthday. He was born on such a meaningful day, the very same day as the sun is born. When the present Emperor was the prince, his face was not the one of a man of divine possession. His face now looks like the one of a venerable sage. When God appears in a personal god, the face looks like it.

  • speaking of A Aと言えば
  • meaningful 意味深い
  • present 現在の
  • divine possession 神懸かり
  • venerable sage 翁
  • personal god 人格神

Thanks to important shinto rituals he holds every day, Japan has been taken special care of by the Sun God. Japan will be protected by all means. As a result, Japan will be able to, and have to, contribute a lot to the whole world. I hope the tradition of these important ancient shinto rituals will be taken over.

  • ritual 儀式
  • by all means 絶対に
  • contribute 貢献する
  • tradition  伝統

On the day of the winter solstice, you can have the sun carry away your misfortunes such as diseases or bad things that happened this year. When things are at their worst, they will mend. If you’ve been unlucky to this day, you can improve your situations dramatically from December 23 on.

  • carry away A  Aを運び去る
  • misfortune 不運
  • mend 好転する
  • dramatically 劇的に

The day could be your big chance. Taking advantage of the spiritual current of death and rebirth of the sun and overlapping your small universe with it, you should swear to yourself to separate yourself from your old self and be reborn.

  • take advantage of A Aを利用する
  • overlap 重ねる
  • swear 誓う
  • separate 引き離す

If you are a smoker and have failed to quit smoking many times, for example, you can quit smoking easily by swearing on the day of the winter solstice due to the spiritual power of the change of the sun. The day is the best timing to change your bad habits. It’s a kind of ablution and rebirth caused by the movement of the sun, one of the arcanums of ancient shinto.

  • fail to~ 〜することができない
  • due to A Aの為に
  • habit 習慣
  • ablution 禊
  • rebirth 再生
  • arcanum 奥義
  • ancient shinto 古神道

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

Thank you so much for keeping me/us alive.

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