Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Winter Solstice - Yule




Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year is also called Yule. Yule may mean ‘Yoke of the Year’, derived from the Anglo-Saxon Geola, though some suggest a derivation from the Norse Jul, meaning ‘wheel’.  Yule promises the gradual return of the sun after prolonged darkness. 



Winter Solstice arrives on December 21, 2012. 


Many Winter Solstice and Yule customs are identified with Christmas today.  If you decorate your home with a Yule tree, holly, candles, or mistletoe you are following some of these old traditions. Yule is a period of enlightenment and renewal of spirit. It’s a time for introspection, and planning for the future.

Merry Times to  All.  
  Prosperity, Love and Compassion Today and Every Day.
Keep Peace In Your Heart



12 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Hello Jan, wanted to stop by in case I didn't get a chance to talk to you again before the holiday. I hope you have a lovely , safe and happy holiday season with your family.

ruth

ArtSings1946 said...

Hi Ruth! So nice to hear from you. I know you will have a great holiday season ... I hope things are going well on your move back to where you belong, dear friend.

Love always,
Jan

MandaBurms said...

A blessed Yule to you!
We are getting ready for the Summer Solstice down here.
Love Leanne

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Yule ;o) Many blessings Jan ;o)

Introverted Art said...

oh just amazing. Happy holidays!!!!

Sharon Souter said...

I love your beautiful sparkly tree Jan. This is something I am very interested in as well - I really enjoyed your post. A blessed and Happy Yule to you and your family.

holly via thelittlehoop.com said...

Huh, well you learn a new thing everyday! Never knew that about the Solstice. Thanks for passing this on and happy holidays!

CraveCute said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Jan! Love your informative post and you always find the most wonderful Gif images! Just love the sparkling tree! We need a little joy this week after so much sadness. Hugs and Blessings Friend!

babymotherandgoddess said...

Hi there. This is a lovely post. We are celebrating multiple holidays this season. (Hey I have a blog project going on, and I would love for you to be part of it. You can view the details in my latest post.) Happy Holidays, and Merry Solstice.

2justByou said...

Happy Holidays! This is a beautiful post. =0)
~Kim

Lori Saul said...

What a beautiful piece and love the sparkly animation. Brilliant!

May your Holidays be filled with wonder!!

Lori

Victoria said...

Ooh, I love the sparkly tree! I hope you and yours have a blessed Yule.

Blessings and love,

Victoria