Yule Invocation 1:
This is the night of Yule, the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Darkness reigns triumphant, yet gives way and changes into light. The breath of all nature is suspended, while within the Mother’s cauldron of the rebirth the Old Crone is transformed again into the fresh Maiden. Completing the circle we all share.
The wheel of the year has turned once more,
And the nights have grown longer and colder.
Tonight the darkness begins to retreat,
And light begins its return once again.
As the wheel continues to spin,
The sun returns to us once more.
Even in the darkest hours,
Even in the longest nights,
The spark of light lingered on.
Laying dormant, waiting, ready to return when the time was right.
The darkness will leave us now,
As the sun begins its journey home.
As the wheel turns,
The light of the sun has returned to us,
Bringing life and warmth with it.
The shadows will vanish,
And life will continue.
We are blessed by the light of the sun.