Yule is fast approaching, here in the Southern Hemisphere.
I am almost ready, apart from all the cooking I have ahead of me!
I have decided to attempt making a Yule log, the edible cake kind.
I have made a few technical cakes before, so here’s hoping I can pull it off.
Though I am hoping that it isn’t as hard as it looks to make.
Apart from the cake, I am cooking a lamb roast with all the trimmings.
The good old roast is an easy one, not to mention a tasty one.
One of my favorite aspects of the Sabbats, is decorating my altar.
I set my Yule altar up tonight, and it looks amazing!
So bright and cheerful.
It just needs a few finishing touches, then I will post some pictures.
Yule is an especially lovely Sabbat.
The lights and sparkle is so beautiful in the midst of the cold and dreary depths of winter.
In the Southern Hemisphere, the Christians got their religious holidays so awfully wrong.
Christmas is in December, summer, the height of Litha.
Easter is in autumn.
It just doesn’t work.
Celebrating fertility as the earth is winding down, nope, sorry, I just don’t feel it.
It’s funny, though, how Christmas in July celebrations are really catching on here.
Our Pagan roots must run in our blood, buried deep.
I can certainly say, that turning these holidays on their head, in line with nature, feels so right.
Yule, in line with the Winter Solstice, is the way to go.
Although we will never experience a white Christmas where I live, it is cold and dark, so the cheer and light of Yule is most welcome.