Merry Meet my friends! Yule is just two sleeps away and I am so excited. This year is even more magickal with the Long Night’s Full Moon, the lunar eclipse and a meteor shower thrown in for good measure! The energy, beauty and magick will be amazing! Today I got my altar all ready to go and I’m really happy with it.
I chose a black altar cloth as it is the longest night and all the gold, red, green and white decorations look fabulous against it. My Yule log is the centerpiece of course. This is not one I will burn but one I made specifically for my alter. Its is a small white birch log with white pine greens and holly from my own yard. Pinecones, cinnamon sticks, gold star tinsel and a big red bow finish it off. The red candle is for the Holly King, the green candle for the Oak King, and the gold candle for the Return of the Sun King. I anointed it with Yule oil a lovely witch sister made for me. (Thanks Mossy)
Also on my altar is my cauldron to burn my loose Winter’s Solstice incense. I have scattered gold glittery stars, pine cones, a beautiful stag statue, orange pomanders, a cardinal, a rosemary tree, the elemental reps, and my working tools. A beautiful silver chalice to hold mulled wine and later I will add my “cakes” to enjoy during my ritual. There is also crystals of Garnet, tiger’s eye, Aventurine..red & green of course… and a picture of the Oak King and Holly King I printed out from the internet. and of course lots of candles!!
I have so much fun setting up my altars and put alot of time and thought into them. When I sit down to work at it I want it to have all the magick I can muster from the “things” on it, and to feel that the elements are working with me, in sync, to accomplish whatever spell or ritual I am performing. I always bless and consecrate it as well. Whether your altar is a whole room, a shelf on the wall, a dresser or table you set up then put away, or you take it all outside, setting it up for each Sabbat is a ritual in itself. Put your own magick and your intention into each item you place on it. Take pics and save them in your BOS to remember in the future what you did in the past. Or you can start a blog and talk about it there..LOL.
As I don’t think I will be back on my blog between now and Tuesday I want to wish all my friends in the Southern Hemisphere a very Blessed Litha..may your Summer Solstice bring you Love and Light!…and I wish all the rest of you a very Blessed Yule. May the long night be full of love, magick, time with loved ones, may your candles burn brightly, and may your heart be filled knowing that the Sun returns again! 🙂 Thank you all for sharing this season with me!
Much Love Light and Blessings, Autumn