For people of various religions, the time of Winter Solstice is a time for celebration, gathering of families and lighting of lights. This year, I'm celebrating both Yule, and Christmas. I was raised Christian, so saying Merry Christmas is just a habit of mine. But, one of my New Years Resolutions will be to celebrate the Pagan Sabbats. So, this 21st of December, we are celebrating Yule by burning a Yule log.
The season of Yule is about the magic of rebirth. Welcoming the sun and the light back into our world. It' a time to focus on new beginnings and starting things anew. On Yule, the sun stops it's decline from the south, and seems to rise in one place for a few days, and then slowly begins to return for longer periods of time.
Each different tree, herb, or flower has a different property. Read about them here. Most of our choices were for protection, health and wealth.
Check out here more information about the Yule, and the Yule Log