Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Yule Season

What does the Yule season celebrate?

It is a time of rebirth, a time to renew the old, a time to
celebrate the start of longer, brighter days, as the Sun lights
up our world. At this time, evergreens enhance the magic of
the season.

Winter Solstice marks the start of Yule season.
December 21st is known as the Mother Night of Yule,
this lasts for approximately 12 days.

In the Norse year, this is a very important time.
Yuletide is a Fire Festival, the Yule log being the
focus of sympathetic magic.

The Yule log is a symbol of the idea of the continuation
of light. There are aspects of light in connection with the
festival, from differing cultures, which is very interesting.
In pagan festival of Midwinter, candles are part of the
celebration- its magic ensures the return of the Sun.

Ash is the log of choice for the Norseman, it is considered
the world tree or Yggdsrasil. You want to carry on some
good luck for the next season? Save a piece of the ash
to light the fire of the next Yule, this is considered lucky.
What to do with the ashes? Sprinkle is on the land to
ensure fertility.

For centuries, the Egyptians annually watch and wait for the
Star Sirius to appear in the sky.This is known to announce
the birth of Osiris as Horus from the womb of Isis- yet
another birth story.


The celebration and decoration of the season is not
complete without the mistletoe. It is sacred to the
Druids and the Scandinavians, though the latter consider
it unruly.

It was banned from churches for being unholy,
perhaps because of the lore that being under the mistletoe
invites an ardent kiss from an admirer or lover.
It's quite romantic, I think.

Have a safe and happy Yule Season.

Bonnie Moss writes to inspire and to motivate her readers to explore the depths of their heart and soul and make a difference in this world. She draws from personal experience and her interest in the New Age Visit her website :

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