Sunday, November 28, 2010

How to Decorate a Wiccan Yule Altar

As Yule approaches, Pagan people's religious focus goes from death to life.
 Yule is a festive celebration of light, the sun, 
rebirth and nature, and the decorations on your altar should 
capture that merriment with rich colors,
 scents, evergreens and lots of lights.
 Even if you have not collected any Wiccan ritual tools yet,
 you can still have a beautiful and meaningful Yule altar with objects 
and decorations that are easy to find at this time of year.
Difficulty: Easy


Things You'll Need:

  • Altar cloth of green, red or gold
  • Red, Orange, Yellow or Gold pillar candle
  • Evergreen branches
  • Additional candles
  • String of Christmas lights
  • Forest animal figurines
  • Cinnamon essential oil
  • Citrus
  • Crystals or icicle decorations
  • Wiccan tools (optional)
  1. 1
    Set up your Yule altar facing north, the direction that aligns with the season of Winter. Drape it with an altar cloth, scarf, sheet or piece of scrap fabric in one of the primary seasonal color: green, red or gold.
  2. 2
    Set a cauldron, or some other festive bowl or vessel on the center of the altar. Place a pillar candle into it that is gold, red, yellow or orange--any solar color. The cauldron, or any such vessel, is a symbol of the Goddess' womb. The candle is a symbol of the Sun God being reborn at Yule. If you like, make solar symbols on the candle with paint or glitter to make it special and set it apart from the rest. Rub the candle with cinnamon oil. Leave it unlit until your begin your ritual observance, or until sunset on the eve of the solstice.
  3. 3
    Place evergreens on the altar. This can be branches cut from a tree or found at a Christmas tree lot, a small potted evergreen, or imitation evergreen garland pinned around the side of the altar in a scalloped design.
  4. 4
    Hang a string of Christmas lights above the altar. Hang additional evergreens or ornaments if you wish to make your altar the focal place in the room.
  5. 5
    Add additional candles and any Wiccan tools that you may have to your altar, in an arrangement that pleases you. Place a bowl of citrus fruit, which with their bright orange and yellow colors represent the sun. Other things associated with the season are nuts, pine cones, acorns, holly, bayberry, or mistletoe that can also be scattered on the altar or placed in a pretty bowls. To represent the winter snow, use clear quartz crystals or icicle ornaments.
  6. 6
    Place symbols of forest animals on the altar, as this is the season for nature's rebirth. Stags are especially meaningful as they are symbols of the Wiccan God. Snow birds, squirrels, and any other furry woodland creatures are also appropriate. Remember that your altar should be meaningful to you, so any other items that represent the season to you will be a nice addition.

    I thought that this might help anyone you was looking for some ideals for there alter, so I hope this help...Blessing )0(

Make a Pipecleaner Pentacle By Patti Wigington

Use chenille stems in your favorite color to create one of these. They're easy, and your kids can do it once you show them how to bend the stems. You'll need three pipe cleaners, or chenille stems, for each pentacle.
Bend the first stem into a circle, and overlap the ends by about an inch, so you can twist them closed.
Take the second stem, and create three arms of the star inside the circle. Be sure to twist it around the circle as you make the points, because this will keep it from sliding apart.
Take the last stem and create the final two arms of the star. Use the remaining length of stem (don't snip it off) to twist into a loop so you can hang your ornament.

I found this online and I thought that it would be a fun activity for my family to do, and I thought that you might like it also, so I hope you enjoy...Blessing )0(

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just to Say Hi!

I would like to say Marry Meet to my new followers, I haven't done anything magical at this time but the full Moon is come up soon so I will be getting my supply ready for the Moon, and see what I need to bring to the but you know what I mean, but as for today I cleaned my house and did some laundry, but when I was cleaning I was adding a little magic into it also, so I guess that I have done some magical So what are we going to do for Thanksgiving? When I find out I sure will be posting on my blog, so I guess that’s it for now. So to all of you Marry Meet and Marry Part till we Meet again.

It's Been a Minute

Wow, it's been a minute since I posted anything here, and I'm so sorry, but I'm back and ready to start this month with a BANG! ...