Decorating a Yule log is a beautiful way to enjoy the pagan holiday of Winter Solstice!
During the longest night of the year, we rest, contemplate, and consider our lives and the paths we’d like to take. Even now, at the darkest time, we know that each day will bring more warmth and light. That the sun will rise again, bringing with it hope and joy. I hope this helps you feel inspired to celebrate Winter Solstice.
Many Pagans, Witches, and those interested in Nature Spirituality celebrate the seasonal cycles. Sometimes referred to as the Pagan holidays or the Wheel of the Year, consisting of eight celebrations. Four of these festivals (Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain) are rooted in Celtic history and origins.
The other four (Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn Equinox, and Winter Solstice) represent the sun’s location. I created a complete guide to each season, including history, traditions, symbols, correspondences, ritual ideas, and how you can celebrate.
What is a Yule Log?
A Yule Log is an ancient pagan tradition involving placing a large log or an entire tree on your home’s hearth. People would carry the Yule tree trunk indoors, set the larger end in the hearth, and continue to inch it in until