The Celtic Festival of Yule is one of the most evocative and significant festivals for Pagans and Wiccans. At the winter solstice, Wiccans and Pagans choose what to take with them into the New Year, and what to leave behind. The Wheel of the Year always turns, but the shortest day is a festival of rebirth for Wiccans and Pagans.
This year, in addition to the Solstice, the December full moon falls on the same night AND there will be a full lunar eclipse.
The last time this happened was December 21st, 1638
. The next time it will happen, 2094
A very significant night to say the least.
I find myself contemplating rebirth. Renewal. I have a lot to leave behind this year. I find myself compelled to celebrate this day, somehow.
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