Winter Solstice Blog Posts

Solstice Blues

The relief is so real that you can feel it with your fingers. Or brushing your cheek. The feeling of being done with another semester, and knowing you’ve got some time for recovery after the intensity of going flat-out for … Continue reading...

Solstices

Most cultures outside of the tropics, where the difference in lengths of days is noticeable and portentous, there is a celebration of the winter solstice. This day, of all in the year, is the shortest and tomorrow there will be … Continue readi...

Away in a Manger?

The holidays are a time for getting together. At a friend’s house over the weekend, we were talking about nativity scenes. I mentioned a story about how a nativity scene had been missing the infant Jesus and he said he’d … Continue reading...

Winter Solstice/Yule Online Coven Gathering

Anyone is welcomed to join us! WHEN: Sunday, December 20, 2015 TIME: 6:00 to 7:00 PM CT The Sacred Circle starts at 6:15 PM CT SHARP. Please be considerate and be on time or wait until 7:00 PM CT to join us for visiting after the circle has been ope...
by Witches Of The Craft on Dec 16, 2015

Flashback Winter Solstice/Yule 2001

An example of a Yule/Winter Solstice altar. ]Yule marks the beginning of a new solar year. Honor the newly born Sun God by festively decorating your home, lavishing everything with light, and staying up late into the night playing “midwifeR...
by Witches Of The Craft on Jun 19, 2015

Flashback Winter Solstice/Yule 2005

An example of a Yule/Winter Solstice altar. Gather with friends at sunrise, or as soon after as possible, on the Winter Solstice. Meditate on the idea that this is the darkest time of the year, but that the light will return. As it is in the circle o...
by Witches Of The Craft on Jun 16, 2015

Flashback Winter Solstice/Yule 2006

An example of a Yule/Winter Solstice altar. On the day of the Winter Solstice, celebrate the birth of the Sun God in simple ways. Tuck fresh sprigs of berried holly around the house for protection and good luck. (Make sure the berries are well out of...
by Witches Of The Craft on Jun 15, 2015

Flashback Winter Solstice/Yule 2009

An example of a Yule/Winter Solstice altar. The Sun has reached its nadir and is standing still on the horizon. As short hours of each day pass, we begin to affirm that we have not lost the warmth of the … Continue reading →...
by Witches Of The Craft on Jun 12, 2015

Flashback Winter Solstice/ Yule 2010

An example of a Yule/Winter Solstice altar. We deck our halls and our porches and our garage roofs with lights to ward off the dark. We celebrate the rebirth of the light on this longest night. The Winter Solstice, a … Continue reading →...
by Witches Of The Craft on Jun 11, 2015

Flashback Winter Solstice/Yule 2011

An example of a Yule/Winter Solstice altar. The day is short – And life is long Sit vigil this night, Singing sun-songs. Each night since Midsummer, He has aged and rested At last solstice the Oak King was bested –  … Continue read...
by Witches Of The Craft on Jun 10, 2015

Flashback Yule/Winter Solstice 2013

An example of a Yule/Winter Solstice altar Yule The Winter Solstice season is all about light and faith. Faith that the Sun and warmth will return to the land, and hope in humanity. In this season of celebration and light, … Continue reading &#...
by Witches Of The Craft on Jun 7, 2015

Flashback Yule/Winter Solstice 2014

An example of a Yule altar. Yule – Year’s Longest Night Yule marks the year’s longest night. From here, the nights will grow shorter and the days longer as winter begins to wane. The seasonal Festival celebrates the light within ...
by Witches Of The Craft on Jun 6, 2015

How to Get the Most Out of Your Year

How to Get the Most Out of Your Year Author: Merlin Hekatos In this article I will explain the eight Wiccan Sabbats and how I choose to celebrate them. First of all, why do we celebrate these seasonal festivals? And whom are we worshipping and honour...
by Witches Of The Craft on Dec 24, 2014

Daily Feng Shui News for December 22nd – “Wealth” Area

Yesterday not only commemorated the annual Winter Solstice but it was also ‘Flashlight Day’ and ‘Look on the Bright Side Day.’ Sensing a theme here? There is also a way to use a bright light to bring in prosperity, cash and co...
by Witches Of The Craft on Dec 22, 2014

When Darkness Reigns

I recently read an article about the Druids. The fact is, historically speaking, we know little of them. They are mysterious and silent and irrevocably linked in the imagination with the solstices. Cultures throughout the northern climes of the north...

Gifts of Yule

Gifts of Yule   Father Winter is an ancient tradition; on the Winter Solstice he would bring gifts to the children. You see this repeated in the Christian tradition of Santa Clause. Solstice is a time when the clans and tribes would exchange gif...
by Witches Of The Craft on Dec 21, 2014

Celebrating Yule through Your Decorations

Celebrating Yule through Your Decorations    When decorating for the Winter Solstice we want to decorate from the door inward, the idea being that we are inviting in the sun and encouraging it to stay. Many folks choose to get an evergreen tree...
by Witches Of The Craft on Dec 21, 2014

Winter Solstice: Other Mid-Winter Traditions

Winter Solstice: Other Mid-Winter Traditions Author: Christina Aubin Yule/Winter Solstice (between December 21st and 23rd) also known as: Nollaig; Yuletide, Alban Arthan; Juul; Jul; Jiuleis; Joulupukki; Children’s Day; Dies Natalis Invicti Soli...
by Witches Of The Craft on Dec 19, 2014

The Summer Solstice: A Time for Awakening

The Summer Solstice: A Time for Awakening Author: Robin Fennelly The Great Wheel has turned once again and the longest day, the Summer Solstice, offers opportunity to stand in the heat of Solar Flame, cast the strength of our Inner Sun into the spotl...
by Witches Of The Craft on Dec 19, 2014

The Gift of Yule: An Illuminated Wheel

The Gift of Yule: An Illuminated Wheel Author: Robin Fennelly The night is cold and I stand facing the darkness; thick and almost opaque in its veiling. I think on all that has brought me to this point of the Great Wheel and call to myself the memori...
by Witches Of The Craft on Dec 19, 2014
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