It is at Yule, that the stirrings of new life begin, and Nature most corresponds to the dark New Moon. From the Norse countries comes the celebration of Yule, or Winter Solstice, as the rebirth of the Sun, after the longest night of the year. In later times, this highly popular festival became Christianized as Christmas, the birth of the Son. The infant Son of the Goddess, though, like all newborns, shows only potential. We cannot yet see what his true individuality will be, any more than we can know for sure what lies ahead for the new year to come.
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