About this course
Winter Solstice, also referred to as Alban Arthan, Midwinter and Yule is a truly magical time of year! It’s a time for quiet, for reflection and for magic. The Winter Solstice takes place on December 21st and marks the shortest day and the longest night. At Yule we celebrate the beginning of longer days and the rebirth of the sun. At the heart of all the stories, folklore and imagery associated with this time of year is the concept that there will be light again after the dark - this message couldn't be more important for these current times.
Connecting to the Celtic wheel of the year by honouring the 8 sabbats, helps us to understand the cyclic nature of life. Winter time can be a difficult time of year for people for lots of different reasons, taking a moment to pause at the Winter Solstice and remember that there will be light again and that life is by it’s very nature transient can help us to find peace, calm and comfort during tough times. Many of the traditions associated with Yule continue to this day and we might find it surprising that things like bringing evergreens into the home, crafting wreaths and Yule logs all have ancient pagan roots.
I am delighted to share this course with you! One of my biggest passions is helping people to connect to the cycles of the seasons and the Moon. In this course we are going to be exploring how to honour the Winter Solstice in our own hearts and homes. We will also be exploring how to embrace the season of Winter - the season for dreaming, storytelling and cultivating magic below the surface. I have combined my background in Celtic spirituality, meditation, art and yoga to bring you this course jam packed with magic, ritual, self care and ceremony.
You will learn:
- The history and meaning of Yule and it's traditions
- Goddesses of Yule and the Winter season
- The Magic of Storytelling
- How to honour Winter's archetype of the Crone
- Seasonal self care for Winter
- How to create a Yule Altar
- How to create Yule Crystal Grids
- Hearth Magick - Yule recipes to keep you warm this winter
- Yule Crafts - making wreaths, yule gifts and decorating the home for the winter season!
You will receive:
- an MP3 Audio Winter Solstice Meditation
- a Journaling Sheet
- Advent calendar of Yoga
- a ceremony for honouring the light
This course is a self study course and starts on Dec 1st. From Dec 1st onwards you'll have access to all the lessons and you can study at your own pace.
Please sign up via: https://seekingblissonline.com/courses/1299/about