Seasons: Winter

 

Animal: Bluebird, Bobcat, Cattle (ox), Duck, Groundhog, Kingfisher, Lynx, Magpie, Moose, Panther, Polar Bear, Snake, Swan, Tortoise

Celebrations: Yule, Imbolc

Days: December 21st – December 22nd – March 20th – 21st

Direction: North, Northeast

Elements: Earth

Energy: Yin

Goddesses: Bertha, Cailleach Bheur

Gods: Hephaestus

Minerals: Diamond, Labradorite, Moonstone, Pearl, Quartz (clear), Sapphire (white), Turquoise

Planets: Earth

Tarot: Pentacles

Zodiac: Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces

Issues, Intentions, & Powers: Banish, Darkness, Death, Destruction, Dream Work, Endings, Grounding, Illumination, Insight, Introspection, Magic (crone), Power, Self-work, Sleep, Sorrow

– Alfrún

Celebrations: Yule

Yule, Yuletide, or the Winter Solstice is a religious festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples, later undergoing Christianised reformulation resulting in the now better known Christmastide. The earliest references to Yule are by way of indigenous Germanic month names Ærra Jéola (Before Yule) or Jiuli and Æftera Jéola (After Yule). Scholars have connected the celebration to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Modranicht. Continue reading