Saturday, December 12, 2015

Meaning of Winter Solstice decorations

I decorate my house with symbols of the light that will be returning beginning after the winter solstice.  

The candle in the Yule log will be lit on Solstice night to help the sun find its way back.

The apples honor the gifts of plenty that the Earth has given,  The Goddess in her many guises is keeping us warm and well fed this winter. 

The birds, our cousins, are remembered during this time of year when its good to put food out for creatures that live in the wild December wind and rain. 

And what a joy it is to be inside next to a fire when a storm is raging outside. 

This is a time to honor the green of our northern forests, and also the green that waits to emerge from seeds and within furled tips. And of course it is always time to honor the cat. 

A tree of Holly honors the old pagan ways.  A remembering of  my ancient ancestors. The same murmuring voice that guided the creation of my oracle cards.  May all your holiday decorations glow with meaning.  Happy Solstice from the Journey Oracle