Yule

 

 

Yule is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Traditionally, this night is honored by keeping vigil throughout the long cold night, tending the yule fire to coax the return of the Sun.  After Yule, the nights begin growing shorter as the dark half of the year begins to wane, making ready for the light.

 

 Here at MoonShine, we also recognize the night of Yule as New Year's Eve.

Symbols and Themes of Yule

Yule Log, Sun, Yule Fire, Mistletoe, longest night, darkest night,  starry moonless night

Colors of Yule

red and green, silver and gold, white

Deities and Archetypes of Yule

Father Gods, Holly King, Pagan Santa, Resurrected/Returning Hero

   Solar System Necklace

Are you looking for something to do while you're sitting vigil on the longest night of the year?  With a little experience in beading, you can construct this beautiful necklace and carry all the powers of the Milky Way around your neck.  Purchasing all the materials can be a little pricey, but beginning your project well in advance would give you time to gather the materials slowly, and allow time to charge each "planet" with the appropriate energy.

 

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   Make a Witch Ball

These work great as ornaments on the tree, decorations around the house, or as Yule gifts.  Use the magic all year 'round!

 

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   The Vigil

Traditionally, we celebrate the longest night of the year by holding a vigil throughout the night and then singing back the Sun at dawn.

 

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MAGIC

WELSH

SPELLS

ENERGY

GODDESS

MOON

WANDS

TAROT

SAMHAIN

LABORADITE

PEONY

PINE

NEPTUNE

MUSIC

SUN

REBELLIOUS

INTEGRITY

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