Monday, December 21, 2009

Yule 2009

Today marks the first day of winter and the Winter Solstice. It is the shortest day of the year and sunset tonight will begin what will be the longest (darkest) night of the year.  There will be many Pagan rituals tonight to call back the light of the sun and to celebrate the rebirth of the sun god.  And as the god grows stronger, each day will see the sun shine just a wee bit longer.   The goddess, as the Crone, will also be reborn as the Maiden and the circle (or wheel) of life will continue on as it always has.

I love this time of year.  It feels like a time of going within, staying close to home, encircling yourself with friends, family and loved ones.  The cold weather outside works to bring everyone together to stay close and protected inside.  The business of life seems to slow down (hopefully) and we are allowed time to reflect and restore.  We seem to be a little more nicer to one another this time of year.  There is a feeling floating around out there in the ethers that seems to promote light and love and brotherhood and sisterhood.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could sustain that feeling all through the year?

I wish you and your families a very warm and loving Yule season.


  1. Blessings to you and yours during this holiday season. May your life be filled with joy, peace and love.

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love yours!

    Although I am not a fan of the cold, I do look forward to the solitude of the season. Admittedly, there has been a lot less solitude than I would like thus far with Yule and Christmas festivities! Still, I'm hopeful!

    I have wild pansies growing all over the place. I anticipate their arrival every Spring! I won't let my husband mow the lawn when their in bloom. I never knew they were called Heartsease! Now I appreciate them even more!

  3. Like you, I enjoy this time of year as well. I do think we're the rarity though. :)

    I hope you had a very blessed Solstice Night!



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