This post was written during a full moon in Taurus on a day ruled by Mercury.
Yule was an indigenous midwinter festival celebrated by the Germanic peoples. The earliest references to it are in the form of month names, where the Yule-tide period lasts somewhere around two months in length, falling along the end of the modern calendar year between what is now mid-November and early January. - From Wikipedia
Good Morning Readers,
It is very seasonal here, bright sun, cold temperatures. I'm sure many bloggers are busy with their Thanksgiving plans. I am rather glad that Thanksgiving is celebrated earlier here, and that we are able to focus solely on one holiday at a time. It is almost time for me to start the Christmas/Yule decorating in earnest, but I must admit, those boxes full of things in the basement are a bit daunting, right now. However, this is the classic time of the Yule season so I am feeling the pull to get in the spirit. The Winter Solstice is on November 22.
Being in the darker time of the year is pulling me towards regular meditation and stillness. I also find this time of year is full of curious things, even odd behaviors from others that are often left in question. It's as if we are all in a light trance, although I know that it is often blamed on the stress and busyness of the Christmas season. The "magic of Christmas" may be the name we have attached to this energy, and this energy is normally seen as magical in a non-harmful way. I'm sure our ancient ancestors would disagree about this, though, as the dark time of year was when the spirits walked and when it was easy to lose your way should you walk the woods at night. Perhaps the craziness of the
"Back Friday" tradition has some rather ancient roots after all.
I hope all who celebrate Thanksgiving have a wonderful day.