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Whether you celebrate Yule (I celebrate it with a “side of Santa") or not, these activities should add some festive magick to your season.
While the Yule season are about celebrating with others, I also try to make some space for myself amidst all of the cheer with astrological candle magick.
It’s taken as a given that the for many of us, the holiday season engenders a mixture of stress and mania, as we try to accomplish the tasks that demonstrate our love. It is the giving of gifts that for many, indoctrinated through that potent mixture of ritual, religion, and capitalism that culminates in an orgy of excess, that stands among the more dismal aspects of the holidays. The concomitant mall crowds, as well as balancing the desire for social approval with an ever growing credit card debt, leaves much to be desired in the more modern practices of Yuletide cheer.
Yule or the winter solstice -- December 21 or 22 in the northern hemisphere -- was celebrated as the point of survival through half the winter.
Yule: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Winter Solstice, by Susan Pesznecker Llewellyn Worldwide, 978-0-7387-4451-3, 227 pp. (incl. correspondences for Yule, further reading, bibliography, and...
Crafting a tarot wreath may be treated as a meditative activity for those learning the cards, or as a gift to the outdoors.
It is too easy to be disconnected from the natural world, people who live in cities know nothing about astrology, the stars, planets, and their movement.
Far too often people focus of the most visible of Yuletide symbols and ignore the myriad of other details that surround Pagan Christmas.
Tales of the Celtic Bards, by Claire Hamilton O Books, 9781903816548, 320 pp., 2003 Over the years there have been many tellings and retellings of...
How do Pagans in the southern hemisphere accommodate the differences in their seasons when most of the Pagan literature is focused on more northern...
What is the Henge of Keltria? The Henge of Keltria is an organization dedicated to the positive, life affirming spiritual path of Neo-Pagan Druidism we...
Like many things to do with Wicca, this is fluid. There are overlaps and paradoxes. Each individual Wiccan, or coven can and should evolve his or her own picture from feelings and responses.