Yule Candles Vigil Lights for Christmas, Winter Solstice & Twelfth Night
In Old England, The Twelfth Night marked the end of the winter festival that started on Samhain, October 31st. The Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down with the coming of winter. In the middle ages, the Twelfth Night began on the eve of December 25th moving forward 12 days to January 6th, hence the name the twelve days of Christmas.
The Twelfth Night festival marked the onset of the winter solstice, the point in late December when the sun, whose daily arc had reached its lowest, darkest, coldest point, began its rise toward the longer, warmer days and the coming of spring. On December 25th, the ceremonial Yule log was hauled in to start the hearth fire around which its members and visitors would gather throughout the rest of the Christmas festival days.
The Winter Solstice or “Yule” celebrates the shortest day and the longest night. When the sun returns, born from the dark and nourishing womb of the Great Goddess. And as the Oak King regains his rule, defeating the Holly King, we kindle the light of hope. For light is returning and with it, new life and new beginnings.
Each candle burns approx 120 hours. Made from all natural wax, natural botanicals and pure cotton wick, free from harmful additives, animal and poly based products. Perfect for spell casting and ritual use. You might also want to add my corresponding Yule Twelfth Night Ritual Oil to add an even more all-natural aromatic Yuletide essence.
Fragrance Description: Unscented in a gorgeous deep Cranberry with my all-natural Yule Twelfth Night Herbal Fusion Blend and sparkling holiday glitters.
Each candle measures 8 inches tall and 2.25 round - These types of glass jar candles are meant to be burned continuously or for extended periods of time, thus earning them name "Vigil Lights. They can be extinguished and re-lit daily as safety reminds us to never leave burning candles unattended.