Celebrating Yule

Yule is a time to gather together and enjoy good food and company. It is a time to give thanks for all that we have and all we may become.

Join in the celebration and participate!

Yule is a time to gather with friends and family. Celebrations hold a magic for us all. Participating in holiday celebrations enriches our lives as it makes us feel special as it elevates the day from ordinary to something to be remembered. Celebrations are woven tightly into our identity. Joining a celebration helps us feel connected to our place in society. Through ritual we connect to generations, past and future. It is through ritual that memories are made and our lives gain meaning.

When we participate we strengthen our friendships and mend family bonds. Enjoy yourself. Smile. Let your light shine.

If you need help getting in the mood try this bath spell to help you into a festive frame of mind.

Let's get this Party Started Spell

Parting is all about attitude. To help you get in the right frame of mind indulge in a per-party beauty bath.

You will need:

a small dish of sea salt

Vanilla essential oil

Vanilla scented candles and/or incense

a handful of rose petals

Fill your bathtub with water. Mix 9 drops of vanilla essential oil into the salt and dump the mixture under the running facet. Scatter the rose petals over the top. Light the candle and lie back in the water.

Relax and breathe deeply as you see yourself, smiling as others turn to you. Say,

By Earth, Air, Fire and Water, the Goddess' beauty shines through me.

I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful.

I am LOVE.

Feel your body filling with love. Get dressed, put on your best face and smile knowing you emanate the energy of pure love.

Some favorite Yule Drink Recipes

Spiked Eggnog

You will need:

24 eggs

2 cups of sugar

1 liter brandy

1 quart heavy cream

2 quarts whole milk

1 quad vanilla ice cream, softened

pinch of salt

nutmeg to finish

Separate the eggs into two bowls. Place the yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl and blend together. Add brandy, cream, milk, and ice cream and stir together until incorporated. In a separate mixing bowl place egg whites and salt. Beat until whites form soft peaks. Gently fold white mixture into yolk mixture. Chill for at least an hour before pouring into glasses and garnishing with a pinch of nutmeg.

Christmas Punch

You will need:

2 bottles Champagne

2 liters ginger ale

16 ounces lemonde

16 ounces orange juice

2 cups sliced strawberries

Combine ingredients in a large punch bowl.

Encourage Good Luck with a Bayberry Candle

Solstices are threshold days and it is on these thresholds that we can petition the gods for good luck. One custom is to burn a bayberry candle down to the socket to draw prosperity through one year into another. (If you do not have a bayberry candle, use a green, yellow, or gold candle that has been anointed with bayberry oil)

Light the candle so that it will continue to burn from one day into the next bring good luck forward into the new season. (If you have a six hour candle, light it around eight)


Bayberry candles burned to the socket,

bring health to the home and wealth to the pocket!"

Light it and let it burn down to the socket so that it burns out on its own to usher good luck into your home.

Celebration is part of the human experience. When we put energy into making something special it becomes memorable and strengthens the ties of our clan. Make the day special with some holiday baking.

Click here and here for some of our favorite Yule sweets