Happy Full Moon & Merry Solstice Season!
The Wolf Full Moon this year takes place the day after the Solstice, Yule... the darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, or the lightest day (Litha) in the Southern Hemisphere.
We thought it would be fun to share 7 ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice, and in turn, you can do any of these activities on the Full Moon as well!
Listen to your intuition and choose 1 or more activities below to celebrate Yule and the Full Wolf Moon!
1. Celebrate with a Yule Log
Yule is one of the seasonal celebration of the Sun and light on the Wheel of the Year. It marks the rebirth of the Sun after the darkest day of the year. It symbolizes hope and renewal knowing the darkness will pass and light will always return. An omen much needed in the cold winter months.
A beautiful and ancient tradition is burning the Yule Log. Evergreens, have always been venerated by the ancients because of their eternal nature and ability to live through the cold Winters unlike the deciduous trees. The Druids would travel deep into the forests in winter to harvest Holly and Mistletoe, and the Yule log was either gifted or chosen on one’s own land and burned specifically on Yule in the hearth of the home.
We can replicate this tradition by burning a specific log in the fireplace, or creating a Yule log and drilling 3 whole in it to place candles in. Write your intentions on the log, sprinkle it with herbs, pour mead or wine on it as an offering to the Fae or the God and Goddess, or Holly King, and burn it the night of Solstice. You can also dress the candles if you cannot burn a full log. Or you can celebrate with a bonfire.
2. Create a Yule Witch's Bauble
A Yule tree carries great symbolism and in a way is an altar in of itself, what we hang and put on our tree is very important to our personal beliefs. So amp up your yule time altar by placing a beautiful and herbal-charged ornament onto your yule tree!
3. Create a Wolf Moon Den
With Winter in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, the Cancer Full Moon may be pulling you to stay home and seek nourishment (or gravitate towards the ocean in the Southern Hemisphere heat of Summer). The Wolf Moon encourages you to listen to your body. Listen to your primal instincts and what you need right now.
4. Solstice Vigil
To honor both the dark and light of Solstice hold a vigil for yourself and focus on your intentions and meanings of Yuletide. Turn off all lights and experiencing the longest night of the year, reflect on renewal and peace, what 2018 brought you and what Yule means to you. When you are ready, or when it is the exact time of the Winter Solstice, turn the lights back on to symbolize the birth of the New Solar Year, or watch the sunrise.
5. Have a Solstice Gathering
The Wolf Moon is a time to celebrate with your tribe, so we thought we would show you how to create your own moon circle and celebrate with all your sistars to bring in the Solstice with lots of love, connection, and joy!
6. Solstice Reading
What has the darkness taught me?
What am I leaving behind?
What is the light revealing to me?
What is being renewed?
How can I shine my light even brighter than before?
7. 2019 Word of the Year Ceremony
A word of the year allows you to choose something that is a guide or inspiration, a reminder rather than a rigid goal. A Word of the Year acts as an anchor that can bring you back to your center and core goals. Learn how to choose a word of the year for 2019 with our ceremony!
We hope you have a beautiful Holiday season, whatever you may celebrate, and may 2019 be your most magickal year yet!
Make 2019 your most Magickal Year yet!
Pre-order the 2019 Tune to the Moon Planner!
We are just as excited to get our hands on it as you are! If you have purchased it already, your confirmation email is the PayPal confirmation you received. We should begin shipping the planner the second week of January, or as soon as we receive the shipment from our printer! We apologize for the delay, but it will be worth it! We promise!
Whoever pre-orders the planner, will also have the option of joining Marissa in the Tune to the Moon private FB community for her new e-course, The Cosmic Cleanse, launching on the New Moon 1/5/19!