Yule, or the Winter Solstice, marks the longest night and shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It falls somewhere around December 20-23 each year. Yule has historically been seen as a time of death and rebirth - as the night reaches its peak darkness, we celebrate the impending return of light. Ancient peoples would gather to welcome back the sun as the days slowly grew longer once more.
Today, many modern pagans, Wiccans, and others celebrate Yule in various ways. Traditions include decorating a Yule tree, burning the Yule log, hanging mistletoe, and enjoying a great winter feast. It's also a time of introspection and spiritual renewal as we reflect back on the past year and set our intentions for the one ahead.
In the spirit of this reflective season, I've created a special Yule Workbook with rituals, meditations, journaling prompts and more to guide you through celebrating Yule and embracing your inner light during the dark of winter.
As the rebirth of the sun brings renewal to the natural world, may your heart and spirit also find revitalization this Yule. However you choose to celebrate the return of longer days, I wish you a magical holiday full of warmth, hope and cheer.