Pagan Day for Sunday, December 20th, 2009
Sunday is all about the Sun God Hellios, Apollo, Ogmios and, Mithras or Phoebe: The Sun Goddess
Sunday is a good day to deal with matters or magic concerning:
Your creativity—or be creative. Maybe someone else? How about matters of hope or personal money issues? What of victory, anything agriculture, perhaps healing, or a career? Do you have or need ambition and or most importantly, self confidence?
Sunday represents the Sun and the element Fire.
4 MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
1 More day until Winter Solstice
But gather around and listen because I am about to tell you how our tradition of decorating a Christmas tree started. Now remember, this month we learned that Santa came from the Norse belief—and we learned that gift giving or one of the first historical accounts of it being done was in Rome only a few days ago…
So where can we trace the Christmas tree to?
If you said Norse, you are correct. Now listen close because the Norse culture is about to spin some interesting enchantment around our day…
Today the Norse will have a festival for their Goddess named Modresnach. She is their Mother of Night and because of her, tonight when you lay your head down to rest, she will give you the gift of Dreams of Prophecy.
On this day, the Norse will decorate pine trees in honor of her. Why? Because the pine tree will symbolize the TREE OF LIFE.
So we can thank the Norse for our beautiful Yule Trees AND for Santa.
Also, don’t forget but today is the 4th day of Saturnalia
(This is a time of gift giving and of sexual freedoms, celebrations of all kinds, and revelry) This is also a time dedicated to the God Saturn.