Often, the items we truly need cannot ride home with us in a bag from the
mall during the holiday season countdown. The day before Thanksgiving, take
a trip to the tree nursery and find a small, potted evergreen. On your way
home, purchase a few yards of red, green, and white ribbon. During the
Thanksgiving supper,introduce the tree to the family and the tribe to the
tree. Each member of your clan should tie a ribbon on the tree to represent
an intangible blessing they would like for the upcoming Yule season. Wishes
could be for peace, enough rest, health, etc.
Bless the tree and set it where it will have enough light.
When family and friends visit, explain the purpose of the wish tree to them
and give them a ribbon to tie on the tree, too. The tree is for everyone.
If you plan to use the tree in ritual,have everyone participating make a
small ornament, empowered for strengths like self-esteem, goal planning,
security, etc. and hang it on the tree while connecting with the divinity
of their choice.
On the first day of February, remove all the ornaments and ribbons. Burn
the ribbons and cast the ashes to the winds. Pack the ornaments away. Next
year, when you open the box, you can de-magick the ornaments and return
them to their owners, or hang them on your big tree in memory of last
year's prosperity. Continue to take good care of the tree over the
remaining winter months. Don't forget to give it water and plenty of love.
In the spring, you can plant the tree outside on your property or on the
property of a friend.
New Moon Occult Shop is the best place to source herbs, incense, oils and jewelry associated with Yule. I recommend contacting them directly and asking for help finding just what you need as often they will source things they don't usually carry in stock.
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