First I am Christian, so i need some insight from you mommies. I want to make my sister in law a yule gift. She celebrates yule and the winter solctice, and this year she was saying that she wishes she had something similar to a yule log, like something where she could light a candle each day in observance of yule. I really want to make her something. Btu I don't know what to incorporate. I was thinking a large round piece of wood and wood burning the pentagram into it, along with the twelve zodiac signs and the different "which seasons" as I have heard her say. I also want to place stones into the pentagram, but need some guidance on this. I plan on drilling 12 holes to hold 12 candles so that she can light one and let it burn each day.
Or does all that just sound silly!! Need help!!
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:09 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by meandrphoto at 2:34 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Sounds awesome to me! But like MamaK said, I would skip the Zodiac, unless she is REALLY in to Astrology they don't have a huge huge meaning for most of us. There is more emphasis put on the elements than anything... I would say do something like THIS - but include the Pentacle and make a point to incorporate things which will represent each element...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:51 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by tinamarie1972 at 3:48 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Here, this should help you a little. It's got some color representations as well as basic ideas for items you could include.
You can also just be creative. If this were mine I would use items rather than colors. With a pentacle in the center I would add smooth stones & large sea salts around the base to symbolize Earth & Water, Feathers to symbolize air, of course the flames of the candle could be used for Fire.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:58 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Since she's Wiccan and not Heathen, it may not be that important to her, but my one suggestion would be to use ash wood for your base - that's the traditional description of Yggdrasil, which is the predecessor of the Yule log. It may be a little harder to work with, but it would also be more likely to last and be handed down.
Another idea might be something like this:
http://goddesshobbies.blogspot.com/2009/12/handcrafted-holiday-yule-log-candle.html and you could work the pentagrams into the ends.
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:53 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by MamaJasmine at 7:07 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by BlissAglow at 7:29 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
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