Yule begins on the winter solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is a time for each of us to put to rest the old lessons, battles and issues that need to be released. To let go of those things that hold us back and move on into the new year with a fresh view and perspective. It is a time to drink, dance and be merry to celebrate the coming new year and to forget about the dark, cold and snow outside!
If you have something you want to let go of from this year (Divorce papers, list of "bad" behaviors, etc) bring them along and we will let go of them in a ceremony and then burn them in the Yule fire. :-)
- Bring a favorite dish and/or bottle
- Bring a friend(s)
- Wear something that makes you say "Now where would I wear that?!"
Sat December 10th 7pm - late. Yule ritual at 8pm.
Please RSVP here
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Please aim to come at 7pm to allow time for parking so you can settle in before the ritual at 8pm - I expect about 100 attendees so you may need to park a block away... If you prefer to arrive early it is ok to come anytime after 5pm, when we will be doing set up.
Q: Where should I park? How do I get there?
A: Please be considerate of neighbors parking and don't block driveways. The directions at
give a parking lot in park at end of my street. Also beware that Google maps and yahoo will get you within a block of my house then steer you wrong - again the directions will help you out!
Q: What if I don't like crowds?
A: This is a large house with two levels and we will also be using the garden with fire pit. There is plenty of space. If you get overwhelmed you can usually find a quiet spot to regroup in the garden or basement. On the other hand if you like meeting people and dancing then the living room and kitchen are for you! There will also be a cuddle area (dry hot tub) so you can connect more closely with your friends.
Q: What is Yule?
A: It is a pagan festival to make the end of the days getting shorter and the return of the sun. Yule is actually on 12/21 (the winter solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year) but we party early this year!
Q: Do I have to be pagan to come?
A: No, everyone is welcome. We will read a poem or two about the end of the year and what we want to leave behind us for this year (sorta like New Years Resolutions). We will hold hands in a circle and do a little magic energy work to help release things. Burning a list of things we want to leave behind can be fun too! You can bring paper items to burn, bring a list or drawing or make a list at the party.
Q: Will this be all heavy stuff or will we have some fun too?!
A: Most of the party is about celebrating! Yule is a time to eat, drink, dance
and be merry to celebrate the coming new year and to forget about the dark,
cold and snow outside!
Q: What should I bring?
A: Bring some friends and food to eat and/or a bottle to drink. It is an open invite so ok to invite others.
There will be many people from Sandbox, Poly, BDSM, Pagan, creativity, healing and other groups that I am in.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Wear something that makes you say "Now when would I wear that?!"
Q: Can I sleep over?
A: Sure - bring a sleeping bag and pillow. I have several sofa beds in basement. Email me if you plan to do this off list.
Q: How can I help out?
A: Several people have volunteered to help with party (thanks!) - just as we help at Wednesday Gatherings. Everyone who comes is empowered to do
what you think needs doing without finding me among 100 people. Here are the different areas you can help with
* Set up
* Fire tending
* Ritual calling quarter and smudging
* playing music in a jam for dancing (bring an instrument or use piano),
* Clean up
* Opps monitor