Correspondences of Yule

Merry Meet All,

Yule is a merry and festive season. You will want to celebrate knowing all of the correspondences for Yule. Here they are but feel free to be inventive.

CANDLES
Candles in red, white, and green colors would be appropriate. Try pilar or taper shaped candles and layer holly or ivy around them for a rustic look. Incorporate a sunwheel to symbolize the returning of the sun.

HERBS
Herbs for Yule are mistletoe, holly, ivy, balsam and fir, pine needles, oak leaves, cinnamon, bay laurel, frankincense and myrrh, nutmeg and cloves, and dried orange peel. To dry orange peel, save the peel from those delicious mandarin oranges. Scatter the one-inch orange peel pieces on a cookie sheet and place in the oven at 150%. Remove from oven after three hours and let dry overnight. Store in a sealed container. Place in a blender to create a powder.

STONES
Amethyst, clear quartz, citrine, diamond, jet, kunzite, ruby, and sodalite. You can also choose gemstones that correspond with the cool colors of winter.

PREPARING YOUR ALTAR
Use royal shades of colors for your altar. Consider the cool shades of winter with the warmth of evergreen. Use bayberry, pine, spruce, spice, cedar and cinnamon incense. Mix it together and combine to make a herbal sachet. Decorate your altar with holly, ivy, pine and pine cones, and ash twigs in the cauldrons. Nine woods in the cauldron go!

Bayberry, ginger, rosemary, saffron, sage, sandalwood are all appropriate for Yule.

COLORS
Gold, green, red, silver and white.

TOOLS, SYMBOLS, AND DECORATIONS
Candles, evergreen boughs, holly, Yule logs, sunwheels, wreaths, bells, wassailing cup and bowl. Some altar decorations can be athames, pine cones, wreaths and sunwheels. Use something that could represent the Sun God.

GODDESSES
The Great Mother, the Snow Queen, Persephone, Rhiannon, Morrigan, Freya, and Demter.

GODS
Sun Child, Odin, the Oak King, and the Holly King.

I hope this helps you enjoy the festive season of Yule!
Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch