Categories for Yule

Building Relationship with North, Earth, and Your Ancestors

January 20, 2022 8:36 pm Published by
the north and element of earth the ritual deck

On the sacred wheel, the North encompasses the realm of earth, winter, death, rebirth, and your ancestors. The North is the still and sacred portal where we’re allowed to break down and shed to rebuild for a new cycle. It is the seat of deep wisdom where the ancestral knowledge from all of those who’ve come before you resides. The North encompasses endings, new beginnings, and the space in between.   I’ve been wanting to dedicate a post to each of the four elements and decided that honoring them through the cardinal directions on our seasonal wheel throughout the year would... Continue Reading

Winter Solstice & Yule Spell Jar for Rebirth

December 16, 2020 11:22 pm Published by

The winter solstice, also called Yule in Germanic traditions, is the longest night and shortest day of the year. It is the time we have the most darkness, and after the winter solstice, the sun returns — growing each day. Because of this darkness and return of the light, the solstice is deeply associated with rebirth. A kind of new year for witches, if you will. In this blog post, I’ll share how to make a DIY spell jar for rebirth in honor of the winter solstice. This would be a great practice to do on the winter solstice or... Continue Reading

A Card Spread for Yule

December 16, 2019 9:29 pm Published by

The winter solstice, or Yule, is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Yule is a sabbat on the Wheel of the Year that marks midwinter and even though it’s the darkest time of the whole year, it represents rebirth. If you’re new to The Wheel of the Year, you can find more about it here. After Yule, each day begins to get a little more light and a little less dark. It’s a time to celebrate the return of the light.  Yule is associated with evergreen, holly, ivy, mistletoe, red, white, green, gold, and fire. Sounds a... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Honor the Winter Solstice

December 17, 2018 4:42 am Published by

The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year, and so we traditionally associate it with darkness. But it’s also the beginning of the waxing phase of the year, as the days start to get longer and nights start to get shorter. We are reminded that light always follows dark. The balance begins to shift, the wheel of the year turns back again. This sabbat, also known as Yule, is a time for us to connect with our darkness and alchemize it into lessons, into medicine, for the year to come. Below are some ways to honor this sacred... Continue Reading

What is the Wheel of the Year & How to Use It // With Free Printable

March 26, 2018 4:47 am Published by

Learning more about the Wheel of the year will not only help you feel more in-tune with nature, but it will give you rituals to use year-round to connect with yourself and Mother Earth. This topic can seem a little overwhelming when getting started, so I will provide you with a quick overview with this post. I’ll cover what the Wheel of the Year is, who uses it, how to use it, and some resources, including a free printable of a wheel that I created. Keep scrolling to read more and find a link to your free copy. What is... Continue Reading