Yule is celebrated on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. Our ancestors would have celebrated this because they knew that longer days were coming and bringing with them spring. Yule represents death and the circle of life, rebirth and renewal so it was very important to celebrate by eating, drinking and merriment. Yule this year will be a quiet one for me, my children are off doing their own thing and the rise in covid cases means that I'm restricted as to where i can go and who i can see so i will be decorating a yule log, lighting a small fire and having a quiet night on my own.
There are so many books and websites with information on Yule that you will be spoilt for choice if you wish to research this wonderful sabbat further. But here are a list of simple things you can do at home to celebrate.
Things to do for yule
* Have a bonfire.
* Drink spiced wine (the spices all have magical correspondence).
* Decorate and burn a yule log.
* Share a meal with family and friends.
* Give thanks for the past year and all of its lessons and successes.
* Plan for the year ahead, meditate and manifest love, joy and positive vibes.
Whatever you decide to do have fun, hug your loved ones tight and stay safe.