Brightly burns the Yule log tonight
Magic dances in firelight
Hold my hand and join the song
Raise the Sun King bright and strong
Dark is giving way to light
As brightly burns the Yule log tonight!
by my friend
Saffron Celtic Moon
Merry Meet my friends. Whew…I have been so so busy..as I’m sure you all have been. I’m taking a few minutes to write a quick post and to post some pictures. The Winter Solstice is upon us! Here, it is warm and very rainy. Not Winter weather at all! But be that as it may, I can FEEL that the Solstice is here…the darkness prevails, Mother Earth is dormant, the animals are still collecting, scurrying, hurrying to prepare for the long Winter. Cut wood is being delivered, the stores are busy with people shopping for their festivities the next few days, the malls and restaurants are swamped, traffic is terrible LOL. But…..tonight..the longest night of the year….leads to a Sunrise in the morning..the Sun God is reborn…and the days wills start getting longer again.
As I said before, the Winter Solstice for me is the peace I find in myself. Taking the time to reflect, to renew, to rest..to be quiet with myself. With all the hustle and bustle going on around me….quiet is what will be happening here, both tomorrow morning watching the Sunrise with my coffee, and tomorrow night..in ritual. That is what the Solstice is all about! Welcoming the Sun God, knowing Spring will come again though Winter is upon us, and spending time on myself.
Tomorrow, I will have my family here. We’re going to have a luncheon, exchange a small gift, and burn the Yule log. We make wishes on the Yule log by writing them down on a piece of paper, and burning it with the Yule log and greens. It will be laid back and fun. Tomorrow night, I’ll be at my altar.
So speaking of altar….here is some pics of mine this year.
The pics and what I put on my altar probably speaks for itself. The beautiful stag in my God representative. The oranges represent the Sun…of course cloves are perfect this time of year. The greens are pine, spruce, holly, lavender and rosemary..all from my own yard. The pinecones are from my yard too. I used gold to represent the Sun in the stars and candles, of course red and green had to be there too. My Yule log and rosemary tree have a cardinal on them..my favorite Winter bird! I’m pretty happy with the results and can’t wait to work at it tomorrow night. Oh of course, wine and some cake..oatmeal I think, will be enjoyed as well 🙂
So, spend some time by a fire with family, spend some time reflecting on the last year and on yourself, and welcome the Sun God during the Sunrise in the morning. May your Solstice be most Blessed with Love, Joy, Peace and Prosperity. I thank you all for reading my blog and for being my friend. I am most Blessed this Solstice Night!
Yule Blessings and Love, Autumn