In 1963, Andy Williams released his holiday single, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The song describes the good will towards others, gathering with our family and friends, and the spirit of gift giving. For many children around the world, it is a time of wonder, magic, and excitement. Many of us have lost touch with that magic, and in a world filled with consumerism we forgot that the season of Yule is a powerful holiday you can use as a tool to enrich the year ahead.
The Twelve Days of Yule:
As we move out of the sign of Sagittarius and into the sign of Capricorn, we are urged cosmically to take responsibility for our year ahead. As we approach the darkest days of the year (meaning there are more ours of night than there are of day) we move into a period of reflection and planning. In many ways, regardless of your religious heritage, you have been exposed to many of the practices of Yule. This holiday is filled with gift giving and resolutions for a newer and better year. It is time to look at what we have accomplished, and let go of everything that no longer belongs to us. Also, we look towards our goals for the New Year.
Over the next 12 days, I will be posting tools that you can use while you celebrate the holiday season. For the most part, I will be using Tarot! However, if you would like to use your favorite oracle deck or any other divination system then that is fine. Modify your tools for your own purposes – there are no rules.
Mother’s Night Dream:
On December 20, the night before Winter Solstice (Sun moving into Capricorn) in pagan traditions is called Mother’s Night Dream. It is believed that our dreams on this night will reveal something significant over the next year.
Take a deck of tarot cards (any deck you desire), and place them under your pillow for the evening. I will be using my Limited Edition Legacy of the Divine Tarot for this! When you get up in the morning, try to recollect your dream on paper. If you can write this down with a green or a red pen – all the better.
Next, shuffle your tarot cards thoroughly and ask tarot the following question. What message about the future does my dream have to tell me? Write down your card on your dream paper. Take note of any animals, people, surroundings, and imagery and relate this to your dream.
Dreams are powerful conduits where the unconscious is attempting to communicate with the conscious. What gifts will you receive in your dream?
I will let you guys know what card I pull tomorrow, and give you the activity for Day 2.