Archive | December 20, 2017

What is Yuletide?

Merry Yuletide

The Time of Yule

December 21st marks the Winter Solstice for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Solstice celebrations are expected to be held all around the world, recognizing a variety of secular and non-secular events. But the Solstice also rings in the time of Yule for yet another variety of people, Pagans.

Pagan observance of Yule begin at Sunset
on December 20th, 2017.

Have you ever wondered why we call this time Yuletide? Why is there a Yuletide log? Or what about Yuletide carols? Well of course these are things that evolved overtime. Most are rooted in Paganism, some were co-opted by other religions in an effort to convert Pagans, typically to Christianity. And some have nothing to do with Pagans at all.

Yuletide is a combination word. Yule + tide. It’s the tide part people don’t generally give much thought to in our modern observances. But let’s talk about that for a moment. Continue reading


Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Three of Pentacles – Inverted

3 of Pentacles - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

There’s a patchwork of emotions swirling about you today. Stop focusing on the lack and pay attention to the blessings in your life. There’s no reason to reach beneath you or lower your self-worth because you don’t have everything you want. That’s crazy talk. Ignore the whispers and go about your day with joy in your heart.

Additional Insight:

To many people put their value in what they “have”, instead of who they are. What you have doesn’t make a person’s character. It only provides more stuff to clean and dust or clutter up your life. During this time of year, the stress and anxiety can get to anyone. IF you allow it to. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself to make things perfect. It’s really not worth it. So just STOP.

Today is a good day to pay attention to the non-material blessings. A day to live in the moment, keep your thoughts in check and to be Mindful. What you have right now is so much more important than “things”. The grass is always greener on the other side. Don’t you think your time is better spent in your own yard, where you can spread your wings and feel the spirit of Mother Nature all around you? Continue reading