#yule media

Goodbye Solstice Sun... Merry Yule Tide everyone! #yule  #sunset  #wintersolstice  #solstice  #yuletide  #newyear  #december2017 
3/06/2018 (Tue) ❤ 159
Still need the perfect center piece for your holiday celebration? We have a few Yule logs in the case today so stop in and grab yours before they're gone! Keep in mind well be closing at 330 today to spend the holiday with our families. #tasteandseacakery  #loveleucadia  #leucadia  #shoplocal  #sandiego  #yulelog  #yule  #christmas  #christmastime  #christmastreats  #cake  #buttercream  #encinitas  #xmas  #xmastime  #tistheseason 
3/06/2018 (Tue) ❤ 35
A potent, magickal Winter Solstice to all! Ancient Northern European Pagan traditions used and celebrated with various herbs, still familiar to us today: the Yule log, a giant old piece of Ashwood burned for twelve days as people celebrated the longest night and return of the light. Important herbs used for medicinal and symbolic purposes around this time: Spruce/evergreens were consider the trees of peace as well as fortitude and perseverance in life, they also used the needles in tea to treat respiratory issues and scurvy. Holly, Blessed Thistle, and Mistletoe were major symbols of protection as well as practical medicines to treat fever, bronchitis, gout, digestive issues and inflammation; Cedar hung around the Hearth for the scent to quell grief; and pine oil used to massage sore joints and like Vic's vapor rub for chest colds. "The darkest time comes right before the light" (-Acey Alone) As we fare our way through dark times, we remember to celebrate the gifts of both dark and light - how our challenges direct our adaptation and evolution. Much agape love to all this day and every day (and night). Stand under some mistletoe and share the love tonight❤️🎄🌿❄️🍵⛑🍵
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#wintersolstice  #yule  #darkesttimeoftheyear  #yuletime  #herbs  #pagan  #ritual  #ancienttraditions  #prechristian  #earthbased  #evergreens  #plantmedicine 
3/06/2018 (Tue) ❤ 52
Earlier today was the actual #wintersolstice , the end of the #solaryear . Some say it is also the beginning of the new one, but I beg to differ. There is a time "between the years" as we call it in German #zwischendenJahren , because we won't see much of a change in the solar position for about 10 days. .

Of course our planet continues to move (we'd all be dead within seconds if it ever stopped!), but in former centuries/millenia it was believed by the west european tribes that time stood actually still for 12 days. That's where the #germanic  #rauhnächte  came from, which were later "borrowed" by the church and reintroduced as twelve nights of christmas. Tonight is the first of #12rauhnächte  .

#12nightsofchristmas  #raunächte  #frauholle  #wotan  #odin  #ersterauhnacht  #dasechteweihnachten  #dieechteweihnacht  #jul  #weihnachten  #wintersonnenwende  #solstice  #sonnenwende  #oldfaith  #pagan  #heidnischerfeiertag  #heidnisch  #prechristian  #european  #midwinter  #yuletide  #yule  #shecametomeonemorning  #herlonghairflowinginthemidwinterwind 
3/06/2018 (Tue) ❤ 15
Arlens first solstice - happy yule everybody
#solstice  #wintersolstice  #21stdecember  #yule  #yuletide  #pagan  #oldways  #fire  #shortestday  #bringinlight  #prechristian  🔥🌍🌔🌕🌖🌚🌞🌝⭐️🌲🌳🍃🎇🥁🔮🗿☸️☯️✴️♏️♎️💟🌌
3/06/2018 (Tue) ❤ 202
YULE 🌕🌖🌓🌒🌑🌘🌗🌔 #yule  #goat  #burninggoat  #effigie  #celtic  #pagan  #winterharvest  #occult  #norse  #christmas  #prechristian 
3/06/2018 (Tue) ❤ 16
Another year at it’s pinnacle, lots accomplished, bring on the next. More growth and progression to come! Have a Good Yule and a Merry Christmas everyone 🍺🎄Reflect and Improve!

#godyule  #yule  #yuletide  #seasonsgreetings  #saxon  #engel  #norse  #heathen  #sunwheel  #solarcross  #pagancalendar  #wintersolstice  #solstice  #equinoxe  #preChristian  #Europeanculture  #therealchristmas  #merrychristmas  #cycles  #progression  #renewal 
3/06/2018 (Tue) ❤ 24
happy Saturday all. I'm in my second weekend of an almost 2 month run of Saturdays (Black Saturday is a hard no, since I have a part-time job in retail as well). I didn't have a chance to post last week, but this week I am in Columbus at the St. Cecilia craft show #jewelry  #jewelryvendor  #craftshow  #stcecilia  #shiny  #earrings  #earcuff  #necklace  #bracelet  #ring  #rings  #yule  #asseenincolumbus  #asseenin614  #614 
3/04/2018 (Sun) ❤ 41
3/04/2018 (Sun) ❤ 36
Happy Divine Human day... 🌟🌀🌟
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Enjoy the warmth and homecoming to your own inner hearth - the intimate joy, playfulness, challenges and messy nature of being with your family and loved ones - the waiting in the dark to learn the value of silence, patience and non-pushing - and tenderly nurturing the tiny sparks of Love that were Grace-fully allowed to fall through the cracks as you opened to Winter's deconstructing depths...
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Silence, Fire, Gratitude + Tender Love for all the medicine and sharing ✨❤️
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#ayearofhomecoming  #grace  #sparkinthedark  #divinespark  #waitinginthedark  #yule  #embraceyourmyth  #intimatecoreofeverything  #architectureoflove  #innocence  #archetypalenergies  #jewelofhumanity  #compassion 
3/04/2018 (Sun) ❤ 51
"Every spoke on the Wheel of the Year has its own signature. The eight Sabbats, for me, aren’t so much about altar decorations, crafts, and elaborate rituals. I like all of those things, but my work is highly personal and internal. It’s more about what I’m going through at the time as an excavator and explorer of my own heart. I look at what the overarching themes of a Sabbat are teaching me about my life and how I can work with them to learn and grow as a human being, not just as a witch and practitioner of the magickal arts. As Winter Solstice 2017 approaches, I felt drawn to images and stories of the Deer Mother more than anything else."
Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/quillofthegoddess or click link in bio. #pagan  #paganblogger  #paganwriter  #spiritualblogger  #deermother  #elenoftheways  #paths  #shamanicjourney  #wintersolstice  #wintersolstice2017  #yule  #sabbats  #witchesofinstagram  #wheeloftheyear  #reindeer 
3/03/2018 (Sat) ❤ 22
Got my mom some traditional Yuletide carols and had her open it tonight. For those of you who have read my pagan holiday short, "Yuletide Carols", the unnamed piper's song at the Yule ritual is intended to be Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. The version on this CD is the closest sounding to the the one performed at my church every year for the Stag Dance (my church's own Yule ritual was the inspiration for this story), should you wish to add it to your own holiday canon or enjoy the ambiance while you read. Happy Yule and waes hael!

#yuletidecarols  #thechristmasrevels  #yule  #winter  #jul  #jol  #yuletide  #carols  #abbotsbromleyhorndance  #stagdance  #stagdancers  #pagansofinstagram  #jolly  #paganwriter  #midwinter  #thelongestnight  #solstice  #wintersolstice  #thelongestnightoftheyear  #wassail 
3/03/2018 (Sat) ❤ 40
Yule has always resonated with me on a deep level. My short story, "Yuletide Carols", was my attempt to share my childhood Yule traditions, memories, and wonder with a larger community than the one I dance with at the solstice each year. I was also worried with recent shake-ups at my church and the realization that my Yule experience was largely unique, even in the greater pagan UU community, that the tradition I love so dearly might disappear. Now it's preserved for as long as the book exists. I did add in the Solstice Walk for plot purposes (though I did borrow from other existing traditions for that), but otherwise the ritual described is 100% true to life. "Yuletide Carols" was published last fall in the winter-themed wildlife charity anthology, Wolf Warriors III: Winter Wolves. Winter Wolves is now available in a beautiful full-color, hardcover deluxe edition and is full of gorgeous artwork and stories of winter and wolves in every genre, so there's bound to be something for everyone. If you are on a budget, it is still available in the paperback edition as well. May it brighten your days (or long nights) in the bleak Midwinter (or any other time). 🌲🦌🌞🎶🍻🐺🎄 #writersofinstagram  #authorsofinstagram  #yule  #jul  #pagansofinstagram  #heathensofinstagram  #winter  #wiccansofinstagram  #bookstagram  #jol  #yuletide  #yuletidecarols  #solstice  #wintersolstice  #godjul 🎄 #hibernalsolstice  #pagan  #yuletraditions  #godjul  #jól  #paganstories  #paganfiction  #paganwriter  #hollyjolly  #holidaystories  #winterwolves  #unitarianuniversalist  #midwinter  #midwinterseve  #holidayreads 
3/03/2018 (Sat) ❤ 42
Hipopo faz dois meses. #yule  #afilhadalinda  #hipopo  #girina  #bichinhodegoiaba  #niece ❤️ #ohana ❤️ #amormeu ❤ #pieceofme  #dengo  #mesversario  #buh 👻
3/01/2018 (Thu) ❤ 30
We are in a gateway this week, a kind of energetic bridge between the Full Moon and the Winter Equinox -- not to mention Mercury Retrograde, which begins on the 19th. We have been hearing this ad nauseam, but it bears repeating: these are intense times. We're being called upon to shed, to regenerate and to transmute. We cannot walk into the new year -- even into the Equinox -- if we are energetically holding onto old patterning. We have to be willing to let go, to release toxicity that's been buried for months, years, even lifetimes. For the next few days, during this bridging, go within. Collect, absorb, listen, inquire, dive deep into yourself. Release the patterning that no longer serves, gently return it to where it came from, or offer it to the Divine Mother. Prepare to go even deeper during Mercury Rx. Allow this time to be an immensely gentle clearing. Rest often. Honor your body. Drop into truth. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Clear and cleanse. Make these days intentional; make room for what's ready to be birthed and created within you. Even more importantly, be willing to make room within yourself to be called upon: for sacred service, for action, for writing, for speaking out, for caring and standing on the front lines. Lean into these few days, make the connections, let these days be as magical and as electrically potent as they feel. #wildsoulhealing  #wildsoulmedicine  #yule  #wintersolstice  #channeledwisdom 
2/22/2018 (Thu) ❤ 497
This year was shadowy yet revealing.
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Shadowy in the many unknowns that could be felt within inky pools of darkness and also because so much was under threat. Revealing in other places where so many veils were not just thin but pulled back or removed entirely. Feels to me as if a large portion of my DNA had been latent, sleeping and is now fully awake and standing at attention.
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In January of this year, I coined the term relaction- relaxation in action. I knew I was going to have to change quickly and navigate in a tumultuous environment. Relaction was my reminder to stay as calm as smooth as possible as I moved as fast as I could, and paused for stillness as often as necessary.
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Today is Winter Solstice (Yule) and on this day December 21, 1985, Audre Lorde wrote: "Today is the day the sun returns. Sweet Solstice. Mother, arm me for whatever is ahead of me. Let me at the very least be equal to it, if not totally in charge of changing it." _
#thisyearwas  #decemberreflections  #decemberreflections2017  @susannahconway
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#2017  #my2017  #lookingback  #takinginventory  #pauseandreflect  #thatauthenticfeeling  #shadowandlight  #exploretocreate  #slowlife  #nothingisordinary  #verilymoment  #secularprayer  #relaction  #theveil  #shadowwork  #changeagent  #changelife  #relaxationinaction  #wintersolstice  #yule  #soulstice  #audrelorde  #feministquotes  #witchesofinstagram  #whatimthinking  #collectivehealing 
2/22/2018 (Thu) ❤ 74
My Yule alter is up with the traditional silver stag I have had for three years now. We call him Stan.

#yule  #yulealtar  #yuletide  yuletide#witches  #witchcraft  #witchesofinstagram  #pagansofinstagram  #paganatheart  #pagan  #paganism 
2/21/2018 (Wed) ❤ 14
Only a little late due to being so busy and I caved and ate the misfortune cookie before I took the picture but yet again, such a perfect box! Thank you @witchcasketuk #witchcasket  #fullcircle  #christmas  #yule  #pagan  #witch  #looseleaftea  #tea  #candle  #zebraagate  #crystal  #pendulum  #calendar  #yousaywitchlikeitsabadthing  #blackcoconut  #incense  #smellssogood  #badge  #badgecollection  #magnet  #livethepresentdreamthefuture  #subscriptionbox  #monthly  #filter  #subtle  #picture  #merrychristmas 
2/21/2018 (Wed) ❤ 37
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 7: Reindeer

The knights of this Lord were at the Yuletide banquet when Sir Gawain joined them. Gawain was immediately struck by the charms of the Lady of the castle. He sped down this perilous, unwise path, anxious that the Lord's ill-will might be stoked. Yet the Lord was not troubled, and in fact encouraged Gawain to relax with his Lady.

As the night wore on, Gawain shared the purpose of his quest with the Lady, saying he sought the magical chapel of the Green Knight. The Lord, overhearing, said, “It is a quick journey from here, so you may forget that worry. On the fated day, four days hence, we will show you the chapel you seek.” “Meanwhile,” the Lord continued, “tomorrow I hunt and you will rest protected here. In the evening let us exchange whatever gifts fate provides us.” -

Deck is @uusidesignstudio #uusiclassicplayingcards  (this narrative stretches through the cards five times.) #yuletidecartomancychallenge  (doing the challenge out of order for the sake of the narrative) #cartomancytales  #sirgawainandthegreenknight  #yule  #storytellersofinstagram  #cartomancy  #playingcards 
2/21/2018 (Wed) ❤ 13
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 8: Mistletoe
Each man began his work the next day, the Lord seeking prey and Gawain attending to his tired body by enjoying a soft, warm bed.

The Lady also began her work to gain Gawain’s favor. She meant to stir trouble by rousing his passions.
First, she tiptoed up to where he lay exhausted in bed. Summoning her charms, she waited. When he grew aware of her, he moved to protect himself, bur her charms were too many.

The two began a flirtatious exchange where Gawain, overcome, pledged to be her champion, but Gawain held back from any overt displays of his passion.

As night fell, the Lady moved to depart but then accused Gawain of being unchivalrous. “If you are truly my champion, how can you let me leave without demanding a kiss?” The chaste kiss gladly given and received, both went to greet the Lord returned from the hunt. Passion bubbled within them, but it was contained for now.

The Lord presented the prize of his work to Gawain (a multitude of fine deer), and in exchange Gawain to this formidable Lord gave a fulsome kiss.

The Lord said, “Nice work. Where did you get this?” But Gawain demurred, “The source of our blessings is always a secret.” -

Deck is @stockholm17 Gemini Terra. (This narrative reads through the cards here nine times -- long episode!)
#yuletidecartomancychallenge  (doing the challenge out of order for the sake of the narrative) #cartomancytales  #sirgawainandthegreenknight  #yule  #storytellersofinstagram  #cartomancy  #playingcards 
2/21/2018 (Wed) ❤ 18
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 9: Gratitude

Keeping the same agreement to share their day's gifts, the next day the Lord and Gawain each went to do as they liked: the Lord to the challenge of hunting and Gawain to the ease of conversation with the Lady. Both would spend the day surrounded by danger.
The Lady led Gawain down the path of love, though his mind clouded as he gazed at her. Her claws sunk in as she tempted him onward and teased him for being so intellectual. Did he not wish to ravish her?

Meanwhile the Lord led a merry chase all day to outsmart a boar. At last he faced the boar, one on one, flames in the eyes of both the pursuer and the prey. The Lord's furor won as he skewered the boar again and again in a mighty battle.
At the castle, the Lady was able to steal a kiss as she kept up her own happy pursuit.  Gawain’s will was intractable though, his thoughts troubled by her scheming, “I am your knight to command, but I do not wish to offend your Lord.” The Lady relented, but demanded another kiss before she left.
When the Lord and Gawain met that evening to share the spoils that fate had granted (the boar and two kisses), they eyed each other with looks that were daggers. How long could this dangerous game go on? -

Deck is @stockholm17 Gemini Terra. (This narrative reads through the cards here six times)

#yuletidecartomancychallenge  (doing the challenge out of order for the sake of the narrative) #cartomancytales  #sirgawainandthegreenknight  #yule  #storytellersofinstagram  #cartomancy  #playingcards 
2/21/2018 (Wed) ❤ 20
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 10: Wreath
The next day Gawain and the Lord began as before, the Lord to the hunt and Gawain to the perils of the Lady's passion. As before, they would share the spoils that fate granted them and make merry that night.
The Lady began again her pursuit of the reluctant knight. For all her trouble she gained more kisses (three this time). But Gawain's heart was not to be defeated. He resisted any further acts while assuring her of his great respect for her and for her Lord.

The Lady insisted on gifting him a ring; he refused. Then she offered her green silk belt which she said would protect him from any harm. Remembering the fate that awaited him the next day with the Green Knight’s axe, Gawain gladly accepted the belt.

When the feast began, the Lord presented his catch of a surly fox to Gawain, but Gawain returned only the three kisses, concealing the other precious gift.

This small deception was the only thing that might save Gawain’s life. - -
Deck is @nataliasilva2015_ "Royal"playing cards.

#yuletidecartomancychallenge  (doing the challenge out of order for the sake of the narrative) #cartomancytales  #sirgawainandthegreenknight  #yule  #storytellersofinstagram  #cartomancy  #playingcards 
2/21/2018 (Wed) ❤ 20
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 11: Holly King
In the morning, Gawain wrapped the precious green silk from the Lady around himself and set off for his fated meeting with the Green Knight.
As he and his guide passed through the forest, his guide became more and more emotional, saying, "The Green Knight is a powerful demon and even your great virtue may not save you from his might." Gawain, trusting completely in the Lady's love gift, remained unmoved and dismissed the faithful guide. He must face this task alone.

His heart pounded as he saw the Green Knight emerge from a cave and stand before him. "You have kept your promise," the Knight said. "Now it is my turn to strike a blow." --
Deck is @uusidesignstudio Pagan playing cards

#yuletidecartomancychallenge  (doing the challenge out of order for the sake of the narrative) #cartomancytales  #sirgawainandthegreenknight  #yule  #storytellersofinstagram  #cartomancy  #playingcards 
2/21/2018 (Wed) ❤ 13