The holy Yule season begins with the Winter Solstice on December 21st, when the darkness finally gives way to the light. The Winter Solstice, also known as Yule, has been recognized and observed by many cultures all over the world for centuries. It is a significant point in the wheel of the year that denotes the simultaneous end and new beginning of a cycle. December 21st is the darkest and the longest night of the year, as the days that follow are indicative of the Sun’s rebirth and return towards our planet Earth! It marks the final days of the waning half of the year and a reminder that light, warmth and growth will once again embrace us as the year moves toward the peak; the Summer Solstice or Litha, the longest day of the year.
This is a time of merry and magic when we celebrate endings and beginnings, rebirth, renewal, transformation and the return of the light. The Winter Solstice or Yule, is celebrated in a myriad of different ways: Yule, Christmas or Hanukkah trees, lights and candles, Yule logs and other special foods, altars and rituals that help us begin anew, and gifts of gratitude and appreciation. A Winter Solstice ritual can be a powerful way to create personal shifts and set intentions for the year ahead.
These rituals may be done any time over the coming weeks with Winter’s arrival.
Create a Yule fire and blow all your challenges into a stick, which you then burn in the fire. You may also burn strips of paper that have your detailed challenges, troubles, concerns and judgements listed.
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Take a walk in nature and be mindful of the dormant state of the land. Contemplate what needs to transform in your life as you commune with the natural world around you. Look for omens in the animals, the trees and the clouds.
Bake a Yule bread and share a celebratory feast of the Winter harvest with family, friends or neighbors.
Make a seasonal altar of light, gratitude and intention with winter flowers, pine cones, oranges, mistletoe and fir tree clippings. Light a candle and burn resinous incense such as Frankincense, Myrrh or Copal and place your wishes and intentions for the new year here.
Anoint yourself with beautiful oils that fit the Yuletide Season. Check out our Winter Perfume Collection!
Walk a labyrinth near you (shed when walking in, illuminate and pray in the center, then state your intention on the way out) - a wonderful and highly effective practice!
Most importantly, SET YOUR VISION, WISHES and INTENTIONS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD. Journal on the changes you are craving, your goals around your personal relationships, abundance, love, health, yourself, family, community and the planet we call home. Set your intentions on the altar.
Kate’s Magik wishes you a magical Winter Solstice Season! For the 2021 holiday season, let us remember the ancient, sacred celebration of the Winter Solstice, which is that of renewal, peace, gratitude and intention setting. May the Spirit of Yuletide shine within and around us throughout the year, as the Wheel of the Seasons continues to turn.
Kate’s Magik has the perfect, curated Winter Solstice ritual kit for you to create your own special Winter Solstice ritual at home. Feel free to follow along with the instructional card or design your own ritual! The Kate’s Magik Winter Solstice Ritual Tin includes 1 Archangel Michael Sacred Perfume, 1 Meditation & Trance Anointing Oil, 1 Purification & Protection Aura Mist and 1 tealight candle.
Krishna is the Hindu God of compassion, tenderness, and love and one of the most revered among Indian divinities. He is typically depicted with a flute in his hand and portrayed with dark, or blue skin. This divine hero and enchanting lover can be a strong guide for us on our spiritual path of wisdom, devotion and discernment.
Mysore Sandalwood, deep Indian Jasmine and rich, balsamy Cardamom absolute are the aromatic gems of this highly spiritual and divinely comforting Perfume worthy of a supreme God. May Krishna be our spiritual guide as we enter a new decade.
The Tantric Hindu Goddess Kali is cloaked in mystery. She is known as the fierce cosmic mother who transcends all forms. She helps liberate us from mental turmoil, cut karmic ties and transcend all ego. Kali Perfume provides the courage needed to go beyond our limitations, free ourselves from Earthly attachments and cast away illusions. As we find ourselves in a time of revolution, disease and regeneration, Kali provides the crucial force necessary for change and awakening. Though her forceful and untamed nature can be formidable, her raw powers are there for potent healing and to uncover our full divine potential. Kali is typically depicted as blue-black as midnight and luminous as the moon. Scent Profile: Patchouli and Violet Leaf provide a powerful foundation for this dramatic, wild, transgressive goddess. Jasmine centers her in the divine feminine, while a touch of Allspice gives her audacious fierceness.
Hekate is an ancient Greek goddess that serves as a guide for safe passage through the underworld. The formulation downloaded in an instant of time, with no necessary alterations. Hekate Perfume was born out of an acquired fascination for this Greek goddess, sacred warrior, guide of the underworld and master of perfumes. Her torch shines dim moonlight to help us find our way through the darkness. She holds the key to enter and exit the underworld from the earthly realm and serves as protector and guide along the journey. This mystical winter perfume opens the door to a hidden, secret world, where magik and transformation can unfold. Hekate supports the spiritual warrior within and provides protection as she helps lead you forward on your path. Scent Profile: The blend for Hekate was created around the highly spiritual Indian Spikenard oil, which was commonly used as an ointment in ancient times by priests, priestesses, queens and kings, as well as Jesus of Nazareth and Mary Magdalene, for its anchoring, calming and supernatural qualities. Joy-inducing Clementine and spicy Pimento Berry bring trust and courage to this enigmatic perfume. Inhale deeply and let the transformative aroma of Hekate usher you through the mountains, valleys, and crossroads of the upcoming winter season.
Priestess of the Moon and sacred Magik, reflector of light, bearer of water and divine knowledge. The Priestess resides at the portal betwixt the visible and the invisible world and serves as a conduit between spirit and matter, Heaven and Earth and the Gods and the Soul. She helps us heal from suffering and understands the spiritual basis of our Earthly existence. The archetype of the Priestess provides us with ancient wisdom and the ability to move beyond the density of this physical world. She enhances deep listening, luminous vision and understanding of the natural world. Priestess Perfume is composed around the alchemical trifecta of heavenly Carnation, divine Rose and mystical Myrrh - a touch of Clary Sage strengthens third eye vision. The aroma of Priestess is trance inducing, otherworldly and magically sensual. Allow her to guide you in your spiritual practice and conjure divine wisdom.
Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu god, is the great remover of obstacles who walks a path of trust and effortless mastery. He welcomes new beginnings without expectations or attachments and helps us move forward in life. He is a protector and keeper of wisdom. Ganesh reminds us to be present, that life’s sacred journey is the destination and that the obstacles on our path are our teachings. Ganesh Perfume can help us transform our inner and outer world and usher in a new era of possibilities.
Herbaceous Rosemary and zesty Lime are at the forefront of this aromatic creation - metaphorically representing the function of the elephant’s trunk as a remover of obstacles from our path. Encouraging Neroli brings heart energy to our missions, while Turmeric conjures the healing wisdom of the far East.
Blue Morpho Body Perfume Oil was created for transformation and change. The Blue Morpho Butterfly is an iridescent, blue tropical butterfly that represents transformation and metamorphosis - the ability to change. Blue Morpho Body Perfume Oil will help you grow into your next life stage with strength and an open heart. Let yourself be guided to the enchanted place that awaits you. Embrace change and visualize your life full of beautiful things. Here you are! Gentle Vanilla and mystic Sandalwood create a warm and sacred note, while savory Nutmeg and Pink Grapefruit add spice and zest. The result is a smooth, velvety aroma with a powerful undertow for people who crave change. Lavish yourself and apply from head to toe to perfume your whole body in the fashion of the Ancient Egyptians. It’s a great way to start the day after a bath or shower and can also be mixed with your favorite unscented lotion.
Archangel Michael Sacred Perfume instills courage and provides protection. Archangel Michael is the great protector and guide of light and love. Notes of sacred Frankincense and courageous Ginger help shield you from the unwanted and instill the trust needed to follow your path.
Purification & Protection Aura Mist is a cleansing aromatherapy mist created to remove negativity, relieve stress and restore balance. Purification & Protection Aura Mist features exotic Sandalwood and comforting Lavender. Use Purification & Protection Aura Mist as an instant aromatherapy treatment by spraying in a circular motion above the crown of your head. As the mist falls down all around you, breathe deeply and feel the purifying power of the essential oils as any anger, negativity or stagnation dissolves away. Take a moment for reflection and embrace your new lightness of being. This mist is also a great way to remove bad vibes and cleanse any space to create a balanced atmosphere. Make it a part of your yoga or meditation ritual to help clear the mind and set your intention for practice. Additionally, Purification & Protection Mist is a powerful alternative when you can't burn sage or other cleansing herbs.
Use Letting Go Anointing Oil to release pain, guilt, blame and to remove obstacles. Letting Go Anointing Oil assists in freeing us from that which no longer serves us and removes unwanted obstacles from our path. Letting Go Anointing Oil is a blend of gentle, soothing Bulgarian Rose Otto with rich, grounding wood notes of Cedarwood. Apply to your Heart Chakra for love, compassion and emotional balance and to your Solar Plexus for added benefits related to your truth, self and center of will.
Use Meditation & Trance Anointing Oil to aid in meditation and to enhance spirituality. This is a highly spiritual, sacred blend that's perfect for meditation, yoga, rituals, ceremonies and prayer. It increases visions and connects us to the divine while keeping a centered, grounded mind. Meditation & Trance Anointing Oil is a warm, subtle blend of Frankincense and Sandalwood. Apply to your Third Eye for intuition, sight and visualization and to your Crown Chakra for added benefits related to Higher Consciousness and connection to the Divine.
Use Isis & Rebirth Anointing Oil for transformation and new beginnings. This is a sacred blend inspired by the Egyptian goddess of love, rebirth and creation. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, let go of the old and embrace transformation into your next beautiful phase. Embrace living life in the present moment! Isis & Rebirth Anointing Oil is a heavenly blend of Organic Madagascan Vanilla and floral Moroccan Rose. Apply to your Heart Chakra for love, compassion and emotional balance, to your Sacral Chakra for creativity, sexuality and strength and to your Solar Plexus for added benefits related to your truth, self and center of will.
Letting Go Massage + Body Oil was created for emotional relief and detoxification. A detoxifying massage and body oil, Letting Go helps eliminate negative emotions, sadness, pain and fear. Frequently we store stress and negative emotions in our bodies and they manifest as physical discomfort. This product is a great tool to assist in letting go of those manifestations and purify the body and spirit. Massage over the entire body and breathe deeply to experience the release of physical and mental tension. Feel the weight being lifted from your body and the stress dissolve away. Letting Go Massage + Body Oil is a purifying blend of woodsy, sweet Juniper, herbaceous Rosemary and uplifting Grapefruit. Juniper detoxifies the body and enhances relaxation. Rosemary brings clarity to the mind and increases blood flow in the body. Grapefruit restores emotional balance and combats stress.
Earth Aromatherapy Body Lotion was created for grounding and empowerment. The Earth is magnetic, fertile and nurturing. Earth Aromatherapy Body Lotion will help you live in the present moment and inspires grounding and empowerment. Captivating, complex Vetiver settles the mind and calms turmoil, while deep, sweet Cedarwood provides stability and strength. Allow your desires to be anchored and awaken your highest potential. Lavish this lotion generously from head to toe while setting your intention for the day or evening. Inhale the divine aromas and visualize your wishes coming true.
Grounding Earth Diffuser Oil is a grounding blend of Cedarwood, Frankincense, Juniper created to center the mind and reconnect us to the earth. Grounding Earth Diffuser Oil keeps us rooted to combat the chaos of modern life.
Frankincense Single Note Essential Oil is spiritually elevating and a powerful aid during meditation. It is calming and centering on the mind. Helps instill faith and trust and reconnect you with spirit.Frankincense Essential Oil holds the wisdom of the universe. It is an ancient traditional purifying oil and helps remove blocks and negativity. It can instill trust, increase vision and concentration. It brings the blessings of the sun and successful energy.
Myrrh Single Note Essential Oil has been used as a sacred oil and resin since ancient times. It awakens spirituality, aids in meditation and is ideal for cleansing rituals before healing. It instills peace, trust and courage and helps let go of stagnant pain and resentment and can bring in forgiveness and vision for a new path. Myrrh Single Note Essential Oil has a warm, rich, spicy balsamic odor.
Cedarwood Single Note Essential Oil is believed to instill harmony and compassion. It is grounding, stabilizing and encourages strength and balance. The aroma is warm, woodsy, slightly smoky and balsamic with a very subtle with a hint of spice.
Sandalwood Single Note Essential Oil evokes sacred, wise energy. It is grounding and spiritual, a wonderful aid in mediation or to create a sacred space. It is exotic and sensual and works beautifully as an aphrodisiac and to instill self-love. Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil has a rich, earthy, balsamic and sweet fragrance with delicate wood notes that add to its reputation as one of the most luxurious wood oils.
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