The Winter Solstice is fast approaching, December 21st, this is the shortest day and darkest night of the year and the Wiccan celebration, Yule! Although I am not Wiccan I love celebrating the changes in the seasons, and altars are a magickal and fun way to celebrate.
Set Up a Yule/Winter Solstice Altar with These Symbols
Colors: Red, White, Green, Gold, Silver Seasonal Items: Leaves/Branches/Bark of Holly, Pines, Fir, Juniper, Cedar or Birch. Mistletoe. Fake Snow, Snowflakes. Fruits/Nuts Candles. Symbols of the Sun
You can also… - Ring Bells, drives the dark spirits away. - Burn Candles to symbolize warmth in the Winter. - Drink Peppermint Tea, the coolness of peppermint represents the cold and the warmth of the tea represents the sun. - Decorate an Evergreen, evergreens remain vibrant year round even through the winter, this represents power over death. - Hang Mistletoe, this plant represents fertility and abundance.
- Make your home smell like Yule
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Don’t forget to meditate, Winter is the time for reflection, gratitude, and prayer. Above all have fun, enjoy your family, and get ready for 2019!