Yule, December 20-23

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Yule is also called by the name: Winter Solstice. It
celebrates the rebirth of the Sun God and honors the
Horned God. On Yule we experience the longest night of
the year. Although much of the winter harvest weather is
still to come, we celebrate the coming light and thank the
Gods for seeing us through the longest night. It is a time
to look on the past year's achievements and to celebrate
with family and friends. From this day until MidSummer,
the days will grow longer and banish the darkness to
begin the light that brings warmth and life to the world.
This is the official first day of winter. This Sabbat
usually falls between the dates listed above, depending
on when the Sun reaches the southern most point in it
yearly crossing.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)YULE RITUAL:

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)HERBS:

Holly, Mistletoe, Rosemary, Oak, Pine cones.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)INCENSE:

Bayberry, Pine, Cedar, Rosemary, Juniper.

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Red, Green, White, Silver, Gold.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)DECORATIONS:

Yule log (oak or pine), Mistletoe, Wreaths, Strings of
dried flowers and cinnamon sticks, Apples, Oranges, Yule
tree.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)FOOD:

Nuts, Apples, Oranges, Caraway nuts, Mulled wine, Roast
turkey.