Yule (also known as Yuletide) is a winter solstice celebration around the world. As the longest night of the year, Yule marks a period of reflection and celebration. Yule is a time for hope and joy as friends, family, and loved ones come together to be grateful for all they have. It's a season of new beginnings, rebirth, transformations, and creativity, as well as releasing old habits and giving back to others. So when the darkness comes this winter, remember to celebrate Yule and its traditions!
Rituals for the Yuletide (Winter Solstice)
Create a Yule Tide alter for reflection and divination
Research the history of the Winter Solstice
Take a cleansing bath
Have a cleansing ritual to make room for the New Year
Have a feast
Create a wreath, Symbolic of the Wheel of the Year
Create a memorial Yule ball to honor the dead
Burn a Yule log. Decorate with Evergreen, berries, and candles to represent the return of the sun
Decorate the Yule tree
Embrace Snow Magic
Have a cleansing ritual or a ritual to welcome back the sun
Yule bells- Use to drive away negative energy and attract positive energy for the New Year.
Make Traditional Wassail or spiced apple cider
What to place on your Alter
Pinecones. You can also use it to write wishes, place them in the pinecone, and bury them in the new year.
Fire Ceremony or place red, green, or gold candles to call the sun.
Holly and Oak leaves
Evergreen Boughs & Wreaths
Winter nuts such as chestnuts, hazelnuts, and pecans
Crystals for Yule
Snowflake Obsidian: to purify and balance body, soul and aura
Snow Quartz: helps to balance your emotions
Citrine: Encourages happiness, optimism, and success.
Sun Stone: Helps to energize and fill you with positive energy and good luck.
Green Calcite: mental healer, helps to calm and rejuvenate
Carnelian: empowers and stimulates
Herbs, Scents, and Incense
Mistletoe: Peace and Love
Holly: Fertility, and Luck
Peppermint: Energize and Refresh
Star of Anise: Luck and Clarity
Ivy: Healing and Love
Thistle: Banishing and Protection
Citrus: Happiness, and prosperity
Chamomile: Cleansing and Meditation
Frankincense & Myrrh: Healing and uplifting