~All About Yule and The Winter Solstice~

For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and friends. For Pagans and Wiccans it is often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season.

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Yuletide Potion for Luck, Love and Happiness

Here's a spell to make a lovely potion that is ideal to share with friends at Yuletide gatherings or to warm you up on on a cold winter's night. The ingredients in it have magical properties associated with warmth, luck, success, abundance, protection, love and happiness as well as the power of the sun. Ingredients A bottle of red wine (cheap red wine will do) A little spring water  (about a wine glass full) A large orange The seeds from about six cardamom pods Nutmeg (a pinch or two after it…

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Magical Mince Pie for Luck and Love at Yule-tide

It is said that the number of mince pies that you taste over the Yule-tide Season, (Popularly know as the 12 days of Christmas), will equal your number of months of happiness in the coming year. So this pie can be eaten between Yule and Twelfth Night.  It is best never to cut mince pies, or you "cut" your luck. But if you do get the first slice of mince pie, you can make a wish.  The poet Edward Lear, from the "Owl and Pussycat": They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with…

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1 Reply · Reply by ★MysticPagan♥Toni♥M★•*¨*•.¸¸¸.• Dec 2, 2014

~Yule - Winter Solstice~

Yule: Winter Solstice - Dec 21st/22nd The origin of the word Yule, has several suggested origins from the Old English word, geõla, the Old Norse word jõl, a pagan festival celebrated at the winter solstice, or the Anglo-Saxon word for the festival of the Winter Solstice, 'Iul' meaning 'wheel'. In old almanacs Yule was represented by the symbol of a wheel, conveying the idea of the year turning like a wheel, The Great Wheel of the Zodiac, The Wheel of Life. The spokes of the wheel, were the old…

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Yule Correspondences

 Correspondences For Yule Flowers: Amaryllis, chrysanthemum, dahlia, poinsettia, red roses,sunflower and white lily. Colors: Black, brown, green, purple, red, tan and white. Trees: Alder, ash, birch, cypress, elder, fir, hazel, holly, oak, pine,spruce and yew. Creatures: Bat, bear, dog, eagle, falcon, goose, owl, raven, snake, sow,stag and wolf. Stones/Gems: Apache tear, blue topaz, garnet, obsidian, onyx, pearls andquartz. Herbs: Bay, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, hops, hyssop,…

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