|Mini altar when we were in the process of moving|
What is Yule?
For those of us in the northern hemisphere, this is the winter solstice celebration. For some pagans, Yule is a 2-lunar month celebration starting with the Arra Geola moon (late November/early December). In the second vein, the solstice itself is Mother's Night, and some start their celebrations then and continue them through to the New Year. It's about your personal beliefs and preferences, as well as the spiritual tradition you follow, and if you are in a coven, what they believe and follow.
How do you celebrate Yule?
As mentioned above, the time frame for celebrating Yule can vary. The traditions, however, are similar.
- Decorate a Yule tree (not so different from a Christmas tree)
- Drinking Wassail (spiked & spiced cider)
- Offerings of wine and cakes on an altar
- Exchanging small gifts
What do I do for Yule?
|Mini yule cake|