Yule – also known as the Winter Solstice – falls around December 21st each year (the date can vary depending on the year, but the solstice or the “first day of winter” is marked on most calendars). It is the longest night of the year. Once the winter solstices passes, the amount of daylight increases every day until we reach the summer solstice.
Older cultures celebrated Yule with bonfires and later, Yule logs. It marked the return of the sun; the Goddess
giving birth to the God. From here on, the days slowly begin to lengthen as the God grows older and stronger.
Samhain is over and so our attention now turns back to the living as we feast and celebrate together reaffirming our ties with family and friends. It is still the dream time but we begin dreaming of future possibilities.
This is a good time to give birth to the vision of what you would like to bring into manifestation in the coming year. No need for details and plans as of yet. Just a causative envisioning of what will bring warmth and improved life to you, the people you love, and your community.