Merry meet all,
Yule is about celebration and family and fun. The Sun is making its return to the earth. Here are some tips on how to decorate your altar. Use cool colours for winter such as blues, silvers and whites. Find ways to incorporate reds, whites and greens of the seasons. Evergreen boughs represent winter, so add dark greens too. Cover your altar with a cool color and add candles in a variety of winter shades such as silver, blue, gold and white. Roll the candles in an oil then sprinkle them. The sprinkle will adhere to the candles.
Yule reflects the return of the Sun. Add solar symbols to your altar. Gold discs, yellow candles, or stars are good to use. Inscribe a pillar candle with solar symbols and empower and charge it as your solar candle. Decorate with evergreen boughs, holly sprigs, pinecones, a Yule log, and reindeer.
Use your imagination when decorating your altar. Use fruit and nuts, mistletoe, snowflakes, icicles, a charged bowl of snow, candy canes, nutcrackers, and bells.
Once you are finished, smudge the altar. Clear away dust and dust mites. Sprinkle it with saltwater and hold your hands above the altar. Say:
“I charge this altar for Yule’s return. Blessed Be.”
Blessings, Lady Spiderwitch )O(