January 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm (magic, metaphysics, philosophy, religion, shamanism)


Yule (also known as Candlemas) is Winter Solstice and most of it’s mythos stem from this association.  The solstice is the time when the days are shortest and the nights are longest, but it is the night where the sun is reborn if you will.  Even though January is where you get those bitter cold snaps (as I’m sitting here writing we are going through one right now, it’s -23 F, and that’s before windchill) you can assume that as bad as it’s gotten before Yule will be how it will be for the rest of the winter.  It is a time to share with others and gather together in friendship to survive the long cold.  There is the ritual of the Yule log, something you decorate and invest with intents/”things” you would like to perish from the old year and hopes for the new.  Save the ash if you like for other spells, or for Samhain or Yule of next year


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