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The Magick of Yule & The Winter Solstice

Aurora Borealis - Photo by Frans van Heerden:

As the fall and winter days grow shorter, and the chilly nights reach out even longer, winter reminds us to look inward for our own resources, to our own light to carry into the new year.

This time signifies the return of the sun and the mid-way point through the current winter. From this day on, the sun will shine longer and stronger into the spring and summer! Many different cultures from around the world, for thousands of years, have celebrated winter as a time of renewal and new beginnings!


The winter solstice, which falls on December 21st or 22nd, marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. (Opposite the summer solstice on June 21st.) It is a time to honor the darkness and the return of the light, as well as to celebrate the annual death & re-birth of the sun and ready our energies for the coming new year!