Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Day 19

I love the way the Solstice and Christmas traditions blend. Frankincense and Myrrh belong to both; they are blended in jojoba oil and ready to use (and .5 oz. of this should go a long way). Frankincense says "Sanctifying" on the label, and Myrrh says "Comforting."

Yule, 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,
much celebration was to be had as the ancestors awaited the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life
that warmed the frozen Earth
and made her to bear forth from seeds protected through the fall and winter in her womb.
Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were "wassailed" with toasts of spiced cider.
- Yule Lore


  1. Cool, I didn't know you could buy Frankincense and Myrrh.

    FYI - Heritage Ireland is running a "live" webcast of the winter solstice at Newgrange (

  2. kim - Thanks for the link!!


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