~ Yule – Winter Solstice ~

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Yule is celebrated at the Midwinter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.  The word Yule comes from the Germanic “Jul” and means “Wheel.”  This is the time where families are planning their gatherings,  the mad rush to find that perfect gift, the kids are home from school and the college alike, the weather outside is cooler, you may have already had a few flakes on the ground. The tree is up and decorated as well as your house and yard.

Altar: evergreen wreaths and boughs, pine cones, red and green candles, pine scented incense and essential oils of myrrh and frankincense. Peppermint leaf and mistletoe are the herbs of Yule.

Animals: Bear, Boar, Squirrel, Stag, Sow, Tiger

Birds: Eagle, Kingfisher, Lapwing, Owl, Robin, Snow Goose, Wren

Colors: Gold, Green, Red, Silver, White

Herbs: Blessed Thistle, Chamomile, Ivy, Mistletoe,Rosemary, Sage

Incense: Cedar, Frankincense, Juniper, Myrrh, Pine

Metals: Gold, Silver

Stones: Bloodstone, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Emerald, Garnet, Ruby

Trees: Apple, Birch, Cedar, Chestnut, Fir, Holly, Juniper, Oak, Pine, Yew

Zodiac: Capricorn, Sagittarius

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