Yule (the Nordic word meaning “wheel”) is the winter solstice and is also known as Yuletide and usually occurs on December 21st. This is also usually the shortest day of the year and the longest night. From this day on the days will once again grow longer as we head toward spring. The God represents the sun which returns after this night to bring warmth and fertility to the land. Yule trees are cut and decorated with images of whatever we wish to receive during the next year. A Yule log is burned and a portion of it saved to be used for protection of the home during the next year and in the lighting of the next year’s Yule log.
The Sabbats in order: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon.