Yule Winter Solstice December 21st, 2017

Yule or the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs on Dec 21, 2017 at 11:28 AM EST.  It’s officially the first day of winter and at this time, the hours of daylight and darkness are equal.

Even in the midst of darkness, Wiccans begin to celebrate the return of more daylight using ritual themes of the Oak King, symbolic of  daylight hours, vanquishing the Holly King, symbolic of hours of darkness. Ceremonies and spells promoting personal alchemy are also traditional.

Yule ~ Winter Solstice Correspondences

Candles & Colours: red, green, gold and black

Incense & Oil: frankincense, cloves & orange

Stones: Turquoise, Jet

Yule ~ Winter Solstice Menu

Red Wine Punch

Cornish Hens with Port Sauce

Gingerbread Moon Cookies

Yule Mystery Meditation Ceremony

My Wheel of the Year guide contains a Mystery Meditation, where you will have the opportunity to see into your future using the four elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air.  It also has recipes for the above menu. You could also chose a spell or ritual for personal alchemy, such as turning a piece of jewellery into a personal power talisman.

If you are in the southern hemisphere, you should read the entry for Midsummer or Summer Solstice spells and rituals.

Blessed be!

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