Monday, 21 December 2015

The sacred colours of Yule are the sacred colours of Germania! The black Ivy berry - the white Mistletoe - the red Holly. The plants have the most association within European solstice traditions. These colours are also the colours of the Three Norns - who rule over the three days when the sun stands still (from where we get the term solstice  Latin or Sunstead English, literally the sun stands still) which run from the 21st, the start of the solstice - to the 24th. The 25th is the first day of the new Solar year, hence the sun is reborn. The Norns are the sacred Mothers - which is why our ancestors celebrated Mother's Night at this time. Nuremberg in Germania is of course the seat of the Norns!