Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Planning Guide by Selena Fox

winter solstice 2013Winter Solstice, also known as Yule, Christmas, and Saturnalia, occurs in mid December. It celebrates the birth of the new Solar year and the beginning of Winter. The Goddess manifests as the Great Mother and the God as the Sun Child. The God also appears as Santa Claus and Old Man Winter. Colors are Red, Green, and White. This is a festival of inner renewal.


Strengthen bonds with family and friends by visiting and/or exchanging gifts and greetings. Decorate your home with lights, greens, and holiday colors. Bless your home with a Yule wreath on your front door and sprigs of mistletoe inside. If you are part of a group, take up a collection of food and/or clothing at your Yule gathering and give what you collected to a social service agency to distribute to the needy (for example, Circle's Yuletide Charity Food Drive). Place sunflower seeds outside for wild birds to feast upon. Greet the Sun at dawn on Solstice morning by ringing bells. Do magic for a more peaceful planet.



SOLSTICE SUN CHANT by Selena Fox (audio)

Solstice Sun, Shining Bright!
Shortest Day & Longest Night.
Solstice Wish of Hope & Cheer:
Peace on Earth, throughout the Year!

YULE PEACE by Selena Fox

Make Peace on Earth, Make Peace Within
At the Sun's Rebirth & 'Round the Wheel Again.


Be of Good Cheer
Now & Through the Year!

MERRY SOLSTICE adapted by Selena Fox (audio)

We wish you a Merry Solstice! We wish you a Merry Solstice!
We wish you a Merry Solstice and a Solar New Year!


Solstice Wisdom, Solstice Cheer, Solstice Spirit, Welcome Here!





Winter Solstice Rituals

Winter Solstice Workshops



Los Angeles Times, December 21, 2011
Winter Solstice: The cold-weather celebration is hot again.

Huffington Post, December 20, 2014
Winter Solstice 2014: Shortest Day of the Year Marked by Pagan Celebrations

International Business Times, December 19, 2014
Winter Solstice 2014: 3 Things to Know about Pagan Yule Celebrations



Complete 2014 Winter Solstice Pageant
Mistletoe by Selena Fox at 2010 Winter Solstice Pageant



Celebrating Winter Solstice interview with Selena Fox
Awen's Path Podcast by David P. Smith, December 19, 2010

download free on I-Tunes:

Selena Fox interview on Winter Solstice: Past, Present, Future
December 20, 2010 with Forest Witch (.mp3)

Winter Solstice Ritual (December 21, 2011)
words, meditation, music & more, guided by Selena Fox on Pagan Warrior Radio

Winter Solstice (December 11, 2007)
Winter Solstice around the world on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders on Wisconsin Public Radio
Graham Harvey & Selena Fox talk with host Lori Skelton

Winter Solstice Sacred Sites (December 15, 2009)
Selena Fox interview on The Sacred Traveler on Blog Talk Radio