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Ostara [o-star-a] - March 21-23 Also known as Spring or Vernal Equinox, Lady Day or Alban Eiler (Druidic). Celebrations honoring the Maiden aspect of the Goddess are appropriate, as are celebrations recognizing the strength (physical or emotional) of women and young women. Fairies abound, and you might invite a few to celebrate the Equinox with you. This is a time of the Maiden, and all is new and possible. In addition, this holiday is an ideal time to break the last of the chains that may halt our growth. Ostara Deities: Eostre, the adolescent Spring Maiden, the adolescent Spring Lord, All Youthful...

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Saturnalia was an ancient Roman holiday held from December 17th or the first day of Capricorn, the house of Saturn and lasted from one to five days variously through its history. The celebration of Saturnalia continued into the 4th century C.E.Like many Roman festivals, Saturnalia had public and private aspects. The public celebration took place on December 17th and consisted of a ritual sacrifice to Saturn at the Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum. The statue of Saturn, which was usually bound with wool, had its bindings removed by priests who, contrary to usual custom, uncovered their heads for...

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Tools:In addition to your usual m'jyk-l tools, you will need:A Green Altar Cloth A Cauldron w/Lid or Cover Plate Holly Sprig Wreath Mistletoe Sprig Wreath 12 Low Vibration Stones (flat oval river rock work well) 1 Black Votive Candle, 1 Green 12" Taper Candle, 1 White 12" Taper Candle, 1 Gold (12hr) Pillar Candle Pine Incense Bowl of Water w/ Pine Sprig in it Plate of Sand Athame Other Personal Items of choicePreparation:This ritual showed be performed right after sunset. About an hour before, sweep area moving in a deosil manner. Yule symbols such as Poinsettias, Pine Cones, and even...

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The date varies from December 20 to December 23 depending on the year in the Gregorian calendar. Yule is also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere due to the seasonal differences.Yule, (pronounced EWE-elle) is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, the sun's "rebirth" was celebrated with much joy. On...

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Mistletoe (Viscum Album) Other names; Witches broom, Thunderbesom, Holy wood, Golden boughMasculineSun Air. Deities: Balder, Apollo, Freya, Frigga, Venus, OdinProperties; Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism. DescriptionMistletoe is a parasite that grows on larger plants, usually hardwood trees, its roots drawing nutrients from the sap of the host plant. It has lanceate green leaves and a short stem with many forks and can form a large, bushy clump hanging from the host plant up to three feet long. Plants are unisexual and greenish flowers form in clumps. White, translucent, veined berries with one seed follow. Growing MistletoeThe juice of the...

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