Winter Solstice Blessings

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Winter Solstice 2014

A Yule log
A Yule log

Snuggled in with the winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa,
pagans celebrate Yule to coincide with the Winter Solstice.
Pagans (Wiccans and Druids) believe in the oneness of the divine in all that exists frequently associated with both male and female – gods and goddesses.

Interfaith ministers embrace paganism as another path to the Sacred as we seek to coexist with all genuine paths and traditions seeking the truth.

This holiday marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere (Sunday, December 21, 2014 this year) and celebrates the rebirth of the sun and the onset of the season of winter.

Culturally, it is one of the oldest winter celebrations known with deep roots in the tribal Celtic, Scandinavian and Germanic earth-centered religions.
Pagans gather across the globe with friends and family celebrating with rituals and ceremonies that are, in fact, quite familiar to some of us of Christian heritage. Indeed, many Christian Christmas traditions are traced back to ancient Yule rituals.

To my pagan friends, near and far, Blessed Yuletide! Light up the night and enjoy the love with hearty food and celebration drink.

Winter Solstice 2014