Just before Christmas we celebrate Yule; the first festival in the wheel of the year and the last of our calender year.
Yule is the festival of the winter solstice, celebrated between the 20th and 22nd of December (this year it falls on the 22nd) . It is the shortest day of the year. The tipping point from darkness and rest, into new life, rebirth and towards spring. A time to be restful and thoughtful in the last nights of darkness in hope of the sun’s return (though we expect it, there should still be some reflection before celebrating it as a certainty)
The word ‘solstice’ means ‘sun stands still’ as the sun seems to rise and set in the same position on the horizon for 3 days in its southernmost position in the sky. A powerful ‘tween time.
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