December the 21st is an important date in MY year.

So much of me is Pagan in thought and feeling. So – Yule fits.

This is also the day that my parents married. The birthday of my beloved sister-in-law and the day that she married my wonderful brother.

It is also the last day of Sagittarius season.

But – after tonight, the days will get longer and the nights will get shorter and spring is on the horizon.

New Birth. New Growth and the escape of Persephone from Hades. She will slowly emerge to paint the flowers and buds and leaves with new colours.

I celebrate Christmas. A time of family and forgiveness and togetherness. Who would not want that?

It’s all the same to me. Warm fire. Good food. Great company.