Natural Yule Altar

I found this blog post this morning and thought their Yule Altar was beautiful in it’s simplicity.  Sometimes we get so caught up in the season and forget to slow down and take time for ourselves.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

http://www.pennilesspagan.com/2016/12/natural-yule-altar.html

©12192016 Wolf Woman Ways

5 Ways to Celebrate Yule

I have been working on my calendar today and figuring out what ways I want to celebrate Yule….in steps the Cosmic Cookie Trail to show me this post today!  I like the simplicity of the ideas they give in the article.  You can check it out at the following link:

http://www.pennilesspagan.com/2016/12/5-ways-to-celebrate-yule.html

©12142016 Wolf Woman Ways

Third candle of Yule Solstice Wreath

Tonight we light the third candle for our Yule Solstice Wreath.  You can read the article at the following blog post:

http://www.owlsdaughter.com/2016/12/tonight-we-light-the-3rd-candle-of-our-solstice-advent-prayer-wreath/

Hope you will continue to join me!

©12112016 Wolf Woman Ways

Flashback 2008 – Winter Solstice

Yule

At Yule, the Oak King who rules during the waxing year conquers the Holly King in order to reign until Midsummer, when the two meet again. It is believed that the Holly King has evolved into the modern day Santa Claus, wearing red, with holly in his hat. His eight deer represent the Pagan sabbats, as animals as regarded scared by the Celtic gods. Although the Oak King and the Holly King are opposing forces at Litha and Yule, they com[lement each other. In ancient times, the Sun’s return after a long period of scarcity and darkness affirmed survival and resilience in the winter season.

A few days before Yule, decorate your home with oranges studded with cloves to release a warm, yuletide aroma. It’s time to feast, exchange gifts, and thank the Goddess for the return of abundance and light. At your Yule gathering, cozy up up to your favorite people and enjoy some delicious mulled red wine infused with cinnamon sticks and whole cloves. Serve warm in chalices, with a sprinkling of nutmeg, to toast the rebirth of the Oak King. When you take a sip from the chalice, hold hands with your guests and shout, “Wassail” – the old English word for “your health”

Copyright Emely Flak – Llewellyn Witches’ Datebook 2008 Pg 129

Spark the Second Candle tonight

http://www.owlsdaughter.com/2016/12/spark-the-second-candle-tonight-we-welcome-fires-dancing-light/

This is the link to the blog post to learn about lighting the candle for tonight if you decided to join in with a Yule wreath.

Come join me tonight as we light the second candle for Fire.

©12042016 Wolf Woman Ways