So let this Solstice be a time when we all put our intention toward the change, and draw forth the strength, the courage and the determination to bring that new world into being.

Click through to see photos of Winter Solstice celebrations: In 2012, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will occur on Dec. 21, 2012 at 6:12 a.m..

People soak up the sun after its rise at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, in southern England, as access to the site is given to druids, New Age followers and members of the public on the annual Winter Solstice on Dec. 21, 2012. (AP) Winter

People soak up the sun after its rise at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, in southern England, as access to the site is given to druids, New Age followers and members of the public on the annual Winter Solstice on Dec. 21, 2012. (AP) Winter

Each year after on the Winter Solstice or close to it, boating and sailing enthusiasts get together to celebrate with a big chili cook-off they call the "Bottom of the Pit" party, meaning the sun has reached its lowest point in the sky and will work