Correspondencies

Colours - Red, green, white gold silver yellow orange

Rebirth of the Sun,  longest night of the year, winter Solstice, Introspection.

Symbols :
Yule log, or small Yule log with 3 candles, evergreen boughs or wreaths, holly, mistletoe hung in doorways, gold pillar candles, baskets of clove studded fruit, a simmering pot of wassail, poinsettias, Christmas cactus.


Herb :
Bayberry, blessed thistle, evergreen, frankincense holly, laurel, mistletoe, oak, pine, sage, yellow cedar.


Food :
Cookies and caraway cakes soaked in cider, fruits, nuts, pork dishes, turkey, eggnog, ginger tea, spiced cider, wassail, or lamb's wool (ale, sugar, nutmeg, roasted apples).


Incense :
Pine, cedar, bayberry, cinnamon.



Crystals:
Rubies, bloodstone, garnets, emeralds, diamonds.


Activities :
Carolling, wassailing the trees, burning the Yule log, decorating the Yule tree, exchanging of presents


Spells :
Peace, harmony, love, and increased happiness.


Goddesses :
Brighid, Isis, Demeter, Gaea, Diana,


Gods:
Apollo, Ra, Odin, Lugh, The Oak King, The Horned One, The Green Man, The Divine Child, Mabon


Samhain  Yule  Imbolc  Ostara  Beltaine  Litha  Lammas  Mabon
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Temple of the 8 Festivals Est. 2006