|Now is the time of year we bundle up for those long cold winter nights. We snuggle up in front of the fire, sip a hot beverage, and enjoy some cheerful holiday music. Realizing the days in which we took for granted and could escape the confines of our domain and seek the warmth of the sun and serenity of nature. This is the time of inner reflection, to go deep within ourselves and think what is most important in our lives, and what we could live without. Until the day of the suns rebirth, we find comfort in the darkness with light from flickering candles and assortments of lights strung about on homes and lawns. The beautiful Yule trees decorated with colorful ribbons and bulbs, tasty candy canes and strings of popcorn hung from their branches. Within the darkness there is light and laughter and the promise of the New Year.
Winter Solstice or Yule is celebrated on December 21st, the shortest day of the year. With the coming dawn the God will be reborn and begin to grow stronger, bringing back the light and warmth of the Sun. It is a birth celebration! However, this is still a time of inner reflection presided over by the Crone aspect of the Goddess. So celebrate the season with joy, love and peace to all no matter how one celebrates, for after all it is a celebration, and the wheel turns again.