On the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, traditional spells and rituals honour the Oak King, who represents the return of longer days as he vanquishes the ancient Holly King, who represents the longer nights. During our spell work, we will re-enact this battle symbolically, using a black candle for the Holly King and a gold candle for the Oak King.
Yule/Winter Solstice Correspondences
THEME: oak king vs. holly king; return of longer days; personal alchemy
COLOURS: red, green, gold, black
OIL: frankincense, cloves, orange, myrrh, patchouli
PHILTRE: oak bark, ladies’ mantle, pine, chamomile, cloves, sage, cinnamon, bay
CANDLES: red, green, black, gold,
FLOWERS: holly, ivy, mistletoe, red & white flowers
STONES: turquoise, jet
Yule/Winter Solstice Menu
Decorate your table with red, green, black and gold candles and a bouquet of red and white flowers interspersed with holly, ivy and mistletoe.
Red Wine Punch
Cornish Hens with Port Sauce and mushroom wild rice
Gingerbread Moon Cookies
Yule Mystery Meditation
During this ritual, you will use the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water to gain insight into your future. You will find more information about spells and rituals for Yule and seven other festivals on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year in my eBook Simple Wiccan Magick Spells and Ritual Ceremony. http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wiccan-Magick-Ceremony-ebook/dp/B004OR1UH2
Blessed be and Happy Yule!
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