Interesting that the first day of winter is the tipping point in which we move, moment by moment, towards more light with each passing day. The actual solstice is just that, a moment in time where the sun is directly over of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere. Astronomers and Scientists use this day as the first day of winter. But for those of us not looking up at the stars or down at a microscope or computer, December 1 is considered the first day of winter by meteorologists. Their forecasts are being put to the test as Mother Nature asks us to work with the uncertainty of an unstable climate. Now is the time to celebrate your roots and plan for the new shoots of spring!