Yule is a time of recapitulation, of summary, in which the whole year
is represented in twelve days - one month per day.
What else can you do in the remaining eleven days that has this same
spirit of recapitulation? Read the Voluspa, perhaps the most beautiful
and complete poem in the Elder Edda. In it we find the story of this
present cycle of cosmic time, in its arising…its becoming…its falling
away…to rise again.
Don't read it all tonight, however. Spin it out slowly over the days.
Finish at Twelfth Night. Read it aloud. Sense it in your body.
Light a candle tonight, for Justice.
And be as just as the driving destiny that shapes the Wyrd of the World.
Or, failing that, be as just as you can.
This series is sent as a service to the Germanic religious community,
and its contents do NOT duplicate those of the AFA's booklet, The
Twelve Days of Yule in Word and Deed.
Monday, June 4, 2012
The Second Day of Yuletide
From the Asatru Folk Assembly: