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Deck The Halls! It's Almost Yule Down Under!

So here in the Southern Hemisphere we’ve not long celebrated Samhain and now we turn our thoughts toward the coming Winter Solstice. This year I’ve had the honour of being invited to celebrate at a friend’s home (so no feast cooking for me this Yule! 472 more words

Pagan

The Holly King

Once upon a time, farther away from anywhere you have been, two brothers ruled the seasons. Orin, the winter brother, ruled the earth in its time of rest. 245 more words

Children's Book

The Oak King

Do not fear the dying of the light, for soon the woods will once more echo with delight.

Beneath the autumn’s leaves and winter’s snow, the first, faint glimmerings of spring begin to glow. 151 more words

Poetry

Spell a Day - Jan 12th 2016

Today we are supposed to talk about building a winter altar and dedicating it for use until the spring equinox. I guess I have that discussion to look forward to as well. 349 more words

Commentary On Life

Snow Faeries

Finally, the first snow of the year has come. It’s been oddly warm though the Holly King has been reigning since Midsummer–he prefers the cold. It did not truly feel like winter until just before the Holly King was to relinquish his throne to the Oak King, and the first snow did not happen until after. 459 more words

Story

Winter Solstice 2015

Today I celebrated Yule (I prefer to celebrate on the date of the actual Solstice, rather than on the 21st). I began by climbing the local Windmill Hill to “see” the Solstice Sun rise. 426 more words

Rituals & Festivals

Yule is upon us!

Merry Meet! It is almost Yule for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. I don’t know about you but I have certainly noticed the really dark mornings over the last couple of days. 329 more words

Pagan Traditions