Yule approacheth. Thus, it is time to gather the Pagan family and friends together to celebrate the Twelve Days of Yule. This year, the first day is on December 10th, and ends on the Solstice day of December 21st.
This year, a good source of inspiration for the families with children who are celebrating for the first time is the book "Twelve Days of Yule" by Shanddaramon. It gives a really good breakdown of the days from a Astrological house point of view that is accessible and engaging, yet simple and easily understood by children and adults alike.
Another way to make this a fun affair is to correspond the appropriate colored candles to each day according to the Sign that rules that House.
Beginning on December 10th, this column will be examining how to celebrate each day.
This should be fun.
The author also welcome anyone to suggest ideas for activities on those days as well. Simply go to the Detroit Paganism Examiner page on Facebook and speak out. Full credit will be given to the originator of the idea if it appears here in the column. Please allow submit ideas before December 7th.
A good local source for beautiful candles to celebrate with this season would be Candle Wick Shoppe in Ferndale, Michigan. The staff are wonderful, Pagan and Pagan friendly, and professional. Shop local for the holidays.