For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it’s often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season.
Depending on your particular tradition, there are many different ways you can celebrate the Solstice season. Here are a few rituals you may want to think about trying — and remember, any of them can be adapted for either a solitary practitioner or a small group, with just a little planning ahead.
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I apologize to my friends, brothers and sisters Down Under for not having the time to give you some good posts to read for Yule/Winter Solstice. Because of many things happening in my life the past month I did not have the time to do the research as I have on past holidays. But I did not want this holiday to go by without posting a little something for you. I will do better for the next Sabbat I promise. I also know I am posting this after the holiday has come and gone for which I am sorry for also.
The following link has many interesting and informative links on it. I am sure you will find something you like, at least I hope you do.
There are so many great ways you can decorate your home for the Yule season. Adapt store-bought Christmas decorations, or make your own Pagan-themed home decor for the season. Here’s how you can put together a Yule log of your own, some fun and simple ornaments, a Pagan twist on the “manger” scene, some seasonally-scented potpourri andincense, and more!
Scents have a way of making time stand still for us sometimes, and the aromas of the winter holidays are no exception. For many people, re-creating the smells and emotions of our childhood, or even of some distant ancestral memory, is part of the magic of the Yule season. More »
So your neighbors all have cute little mangers in their yards, complete with plastic baby Jesus, light-up sheep, and a couple of Wise Men who have probably seen better days. Are you feeling a bit left out? Don’t worry — you can still set up a Nativity scene (or something close to it) that represents your Pagan or Wiccan beliefs, and honors the birth of the sun, rather than the son of another religion’s god. More »
Make a batch of Yule potpourri, get it simmering on your stovetop, and enjoy the scents of the season! More »
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