Welcome to Yule & although he days are clear mostly here it is lovely and cold outside, we have had a number of frosts this week also, making it very pretty in the morning with a light dusting of white. Yule marks the winter solstice and the time for comfort foods, apples, clove & cinnamon.
This is the time of longest night & shortest day for the year. The time of the Sun Gods birth & for some Witches & Pagans it is considered the new year. This festival is over 10,000 years old in some cultures & is the time when the Sun begins to stay longer in the sky with the warmth of spring & summer just on the horizon.
This is the time the Goddess gives birth to the Sun God, when the lands begin their renewal & emergence from the sleep of winter. Holly is often used during this festival as is colour gold/yellow. Holly is the king that has been the guardian of the land, which he now must yield to the new born God (known as the Oak King).
I hope you all have a wonderful celebration for Yule, filled with the comfort of family, friends, fun & foods.