The last stop in the Wheel of the Year (Yule aka Winter Solstice 2016) is almost here! On December 21st, 2016 at 5:44 am EST, the Holly King defeats the Oak King, and the Sun God is reborn! In other words, since it’s the shortest day of the year, from here on out the amount of time the sun is in the sky will get longer each day.
Here is the graphic I created for the occasion, using a picture I took of the Solstice sunrise last year. Bright Yule/Solstice blessings to all!
Yule aka Winter Solstice 2016. Yule. December 21st, 2016 at 5:44 am EST. Yule (aka Winter Solstice) is the shortest day of the year, and represents the rebirth of the Sun God. This is the time the Holly King (dark) defeats his twin the Oak King (light), and rules the world for the next six months. Colors – silver, gold, red, green. Symbols – Yule log, fire, the sun, mistletoe, holly, stone circles, candles. Ritual work – Protection, cleansing, rebirth, family, reflecting on the dark and celebrating the light.