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Yule / WInter Solstice

Today is Winter Solstice otherwise known as Yule.  My hubby, son and I celebrate it as our main winter holiday.  We still have Christmas stockings on Christmas morning but today is when we each give each other thoughtful or handmade presents.

I enjoy Yule because it lets us get away from the hectic Christmas season.  We plan ahead because we know there is not last minute Christmas Eve shopping for us.

We celebrated Yule just the 3 of us.  Each of us liked our gifts and were thrilled at how well each of us knew each other.

We had a nice dinner and dessert (Yule Log).  It was so nice and relaxing.

Full Moon Before Yule or Long Night Moon or Full Oak Moon

Full Oak Moon is the full moon before Yule. 
The oak is a symbol of strength and eternity.
When the winter is in full reign over the Earth, it is important to remember the oak’s endurance. To survive the trials of winter, people must find within themselves the oak’s great strength.

It is important at this time of year that roots are pushed deep into the Earth so you can survive through the storms - no wonder it is a time of family gatherings and sharing of resources (Thanksgiving, Holiday events and such) - we need our families and they help us find our inner strength when the world around us seems brutally cold.

This Full Moon was important to me.  With my hubby losing his last family member that he knew - it is important that I work to keep my family roots strong to support him.  He needs to see that he now has a family of love who support him and he can feel confident he is not alone in this world.