The shortest day of the year approaches. This year it is December 21st. It is the beginning of our Wheel of the Year. Yule is a time of joy and hope because the days will begin to grow longer and the sun returns stronger each day. It is a Sabbat full of eating, drinking and good times. The Yule log, wassail, and family. Who could ask for more?
We enjoy a table laid out with ham, scalloped potatoes, homemade bread, squash, beets, and of course Yule Log. We smell the frankincense, pine, apple cider, cinnamon, oranges, and clove. We place the Yule crystals (quartz, peridot, ruby, onyx, obsidian) around the table. We decorate the house with the Yule colors: red as a grounding force, evergreen for the renewal of the sunlight, white for purity, and gold for solar power and energy.
We gather around the fireplace drinking our wassail and talk about the upcoming year and what we hope to accomplish. We reflect upon the good and bad of the year past. Hoping that we have learned from our errors and we can avoid making them in the upcoming year. And best of all - we enjoy each other.
Happy Yule to all and may the Yule blessings fall upon each of you.
Happy Yule to you and yours and many blessings for the coming year.
p.s. I like that banner
My son and his gf actually bought one like that for me. I just haven't gotten out to change the other one yet.
my favorite time of year. 30+ days of putting bible thumping hypocrites in their place. happy yule.
30+ days of putting bible thumping hypocrites in their place.
Have a good time doing it. I will be right behind you voting you up.
Paganism makes a hellofalot more sense to me than the Abrahamic religions.
I do enjoy life more now than when I was Catholic.
I would assume that Paganism is not so strict or ritualistic as Catholicism.
It is not and we have way more fun.
Happy Yule to you and yours.
Dr. Coyote’s (Indigenous) 12 Days of Christmas
On the twelfth day of Xmas, my true love gave to me:
Twelve Drummers Drumming,
Eleven Pounds of Jerky,
Ten Jars of Salmon
Nine Inter-Tribal Dancers,
Eight Beaded Caps,
Seven Girls a Sanging’
Six Eagle Feathers,
Five Pow Pow Discs,
Four Baby Baskets
Three NDN Tacos
Two pairs of Mocs,
And a Flicker in a Huckleberry Bush.
it is happy, is joyous, is exciting (there is no Anishinaabe word for Yule)
You gotta real "True Love" Kavika - am jealous I am, I am.
May you and yours have a happy and healthy Yule.
May you & yours be blessed this holiday season.