Monday, December 20, 2010

Pagan Blog Prompts: Yule Plans

Yule is this coming Tuesday, 21 Dec. Have any plans yet? Ritual with friends/coven, or perhaps just a solitary night alone with your chosen deities?

I tend to practice alone, letting Grendal, my boyfriend, know when the holidays are coming up and what I would like to do.  Usually its a nice dinner for the family.  I don't voice the reason why the dinner is so nice but Grendal tells his parents and they're happy about it.  True, I am a little gun shy but Grendal's mother loves to know these things.

I have a bad track record of keeping up with the days since I had to do things in secrecy for so long.  This year I am making a nice ham dinner and going to light a few candles.  I don't know what else to do.  Tomorrow I may make some salt dough ornaments to hang on the tree as well.

Since this is my first time really celebrating Yule I'm still trying to work out what to do, especially on the deity front.  I will set out offerings but I do want to figure out a way to include Ba'al and Bast.  Ba'al is a fertility god and Bast was originally a defender of Ra, so her association with the sun could be very useful.  I'll probably update this once I've figured something out!

Happy Yule everyone!


  1. I'm the same way - practicing on my own w/ a bit of husband involvement. Tonight we're heading to a solstice bonfire at one of the local botanical gardens. Then it's off with some friends for our yearly Yule tradition - laser tag. What better way to celebrate light in the darkness? :P

    Thanks for stopping by. And for managing to watch even a bit of that video. :P I added the bellydance lesson on today. If you're still into hula can you let me know if the bellydance shimmy is similar? I'm curious.

    Merry Yule!

  2. I wish I could say "I remember when I was still new" but honestly, I haven't done much since 2004-05. I bet whatever you do/did will please the Spirit, since you are recognizing it, even in the smallest way.