Both fireplaces and candlelight illuminate our holiday season. Both are also a part of both Pagan and Christian tradition at this time of the year.
Fire, in any form, is cleansing and traditionally utilized to get rid of past hurts, and mark new beginnings.
A red candle represents positive energy and passion. A green candle is more symbolic of harmony and peace. Also, a good candle to burn to purify and draw good fortune is a bayberry-scented candle. They are an excellent choice for holiday magic!
Inside, the fireplace is brightly lit, and the Yule log crackles with orange and crimson sparks ~ Vera Nazarian
An oak or pine log was traditionally used to represent God, strength, eternity. Holly was often tucked within the Yule log before burning, and the holly represented past troubles which were then consumed by the flame.
Mistletoe was used to banish negative vibrations, particularly during the holiday season.
Finally, to promote fertility, it was traditional to save the ashes from the Yule fire to sprinkle around the outside of the home.
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