Winter Solstice Ritual, honoring Sol Invictus

Against a blurred background, a silver disc depicting the bust of a young man crowned with the rays of the sun

Date: December 17, 2023 2:30 pm

Join Three Cranes Grove as we celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Banquet Room of the Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course! This ritual is free, public, and open to all.

Ritual date: December 17, 2023

This rite will be held hybrid — all are welcome to join us in person, but we will also stream over Zoom. We strive to weave all attendees into our magic, no matter how they join us, and we invite all remote participants to pray at their home shrines along with us if they have them, or in the shrine of their heart if they do not, and to join with us in offering.


While our ritual activities begin with conviviality at 2:30pm and continue with potluck after the rite, ritual is scheduled for 3:30 sharp (or as close as we can manage).

2:00 — Social hour/gathering
2:30 — Zoom meeting begins
2:45 — Pre-ritual briefing
3:00 — Ritual begins
Potluck to follow ritual

If you can’t make it in-person, we’d love to see you via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 337 362 382
Passcode: 477818

What should I have with me?

If you’re new to all this, check our information for first-time attendees!

But in general, there’s not much you need to have. Zoom attendees are welcome to give offerings at their home shrine, or in the shrine of their hearts. In-person attendees are welcome to bring offerings to give into the fire or well, or to scatter by the tree. If you’ll be joining in person, we also invite you to bring a dish to share at potluck. Not sure what to bring? Anything will be welcome, but hearty main dishes are always especially welcome. Many people have dietary restrictions, so if you’d like to be especially hospitable, it’s great to have a label for your dish, especially if a dish may be appealing to a particular population (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.).


Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course: Banquet Room
7309 E Livingston Ave,
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

The Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course is located in Reynoldsburg, to the east of central Columbus. Be aware that the Golf Course uses a separate entrance from the Metro Park next door; the address above should get you to the right place.

Header image: silver leaf disc dedicated to Sol Invictus. Roman, 3rd century AD, from Pessinus (Bala-Hissar, Asia Minor). British Museum accession no. GR 1899.12-1.2 (Cat. Silver 227). Image remixed from a photograph by Marie-Lan Nguyen / Jastrow via Wikimedia Commons. License: CC BY 2.5.