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A Witch's Sacred Journey

Solstice Correspondences

It’s always fun to sort through all of the things that are relevant and have been used for celebrations of the Sabbats. There are so many for the Winter Solstice/Yule because of the cluster of other holidays that occur during this time of the year. Many of the Christmas decorations and traditions were appropriated and adapted from the pagan practices.

Over the next several days I’ll be highlighting some of these correspondences and offering some additional perspectives that you may wish to incorporate into your celebrations. So, let’s get started with some of the more common….

Symbols Commonly Used:

  • Solar Imagery– represents the return of the Sun’s light and strength;
  • Holly-the red and green of rebirth;
  • Candles– representing the light of the Sun and used to call that light back, bringing warmth;
  • Evergreens-representing the defeat of death and winter because they remained green throughout…

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