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Pagan Winter Solstice Traditions: Learn More About Yule And Christmas

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Yule is seen by many as “Pagan Christmas”, and they’re not exactly wrong! The pagan Winter Solstice traditions have a lot in common with traditions around the world.

During the Winter Solstice, we love to sing carols, bake cookies, sit around the fire, and enjoy gifts with friends and family. These traditions are common among many cultures, and can be enjoyed by all people.

It’s the snowy winter season, so let’s enjoy Yule together. Learn about Yule traditions, the history of Yule, and even get some gift ideas for pagan friends!

Whether you’re making a Yule log cake and creating your own holiday wreaths, or you’re doing nothing more than lighting a candle, these blog posts will help you get into the yuletide spirit.

Yule takes place on the Winter Solstice, when the day is shortest and the night longest. As I explain in one of the blog posts below, this is why we celebrate the coming of the sun.

After the Winter Solstice, the world gets warmer and brighter. Gradually, the sun rebuilds its strength and so too does the earth itself. Think of the Winter Solstice like the new moon: soon, all things will be waxing and becoming stronger, warmer, and more healthy.

During ancient times, pagan traditions revolved around cosmic events. This is because ancient pagans relied on the earth to sustain them. There were no refrigerators to preserve their food!

Curious how to celebrate this awesome holiday in a pagan way? Read on!

Learn More About Yule

Yule, the winter solstice, or Christmas are all celebrated around the same time. At the end of the year, witches celebrate the return of the sun with various spells, stories, and traditions. The posts in this list will be updated as I discover more things to do for the holidays.

The Winter Solstice, also called Yule, marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. The weather is colder, the world is more dangerous, and we all wait for the warmth to return.

Whether you celebrate the return of Persephone or follow some other winter tradition, there are many rituals that can help ease your worries over the cold months ahead.

If you want to add some extra magic into your celebration, consider the information in the posts below.

  1. Working With Hekate During The Full Moon
  2. Working With Hekate During The Full Moon

    During the full moon, we call upon Hekate to assist us in clearing our past, releasing our fears, and opening ourselves to new possibilities. We ask her to help us gain clarity in our lives, to help us transform our inner worlds, and to allow us to move forward with courage and confidence.

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    The New Year is a great time to start fresh, and what better way to do that than with some magical help? This witchy book will show you how to properly plan your new year's goals and when to cast them, using lunar phases, planetary hours, planetary days, and monthly correspondences.

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  12. Moon Sign Astrology: Your Emotions & Inner Self Revealed

    Learn the deepest secrets of your moon sign in this comprehensive guide!

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