Tis’ The Season

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Tis’ The Season

  1. Reblogged this on Biblebelt Witch and commented:
    I’ve always been fascinated with the differing hemispheres and how the religious holiday calendar follows the European seasons. I’ve always wondered if Aussie’s had Santa come in December, when it was hot and if so, does he still wear his winter garb.

    I’ve seen since the start of my practice “Blessed Yule (in the North) and Blessed Midsummer (in the South)” since we follow the seasons, the calendar of nature, not the calendar of man.

    • Yep, Santa comes in December, the middle of Summer. Christmas is unavoidable, but I’ve found it easily combines as a Litha celebration.
      Unbelievably, Santa does still wear his Northern winter garb. But there is an Aussie version, he wears a singlet, board shorts and thongs (I think you guys call thongs flip flops).

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