Led by Lady Faolan and Lord Skye Warrior, we are a new coven seeking others passionate to learn and experience more about Spirit. Lets join together and explore the realms of magick, while growing closer to Spirit and each other. Welcome to all GLBTQI and other progressive, open-minded seekers. We are all students. We are all Guides. Bring your drums and tarot decks! We are preparing to start an informal study group in Wicca 101 and other topics...stay tuned!
YULE BLESSINGS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND COVEN FAMILY!
At the Winter Solstice, the two god themes of the year's cycle coincide -- even more dramatically than they do at the Summer Solstice. Yule (from the Norse iul, meaning wheel) marks the death and the rebirth of the Sun God; it also marks the vanquishing of the Holly King, the god of the Waning Year, by the Oak King, the God of the Waxing Year. The Goddess, who was Death-in-Life at Midsummer, now shows her Life-in-Death aspect; for although at this season she is the leprous white lady, Queen of the cold darkness, yet this is her moment for giving birth to the Child of Promise, the Son-Lover who will re-fertilize her and bring back light and warmth to her Kingdom. (_Eight Sabbats for Witches_ by the Farrars)
Modern Christmas celebrations are full of pagan symbology. Santa Claus is the Holly King, the sleigh is the solar chariot, the eight reindeer are the eight Sabbats, their horns represent the Horned God, the North Pole symbolizes the Land of Shadows and the dying solar year, and the gifts are meant both to welcome the Oak King as the sun reborn and as a reminder of the gift of the Holly King, who must depart for the Oak King to rule.