Re: Yule moon
- I must clarify that the moon cycles start around 13th december according to the Iulian calendar. We now celebrate Lusse 13th december according to the Gregorian calendar but so it happens even now that you can add those seven lost days and hence we have 21 (since the day starts at midnight) and that's the present midwinter solstice. We can connect to Yule both in cultic and solar hindsight in spite of the tries to shield it.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ingemar Nordgren" <ingemar@...> wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> Tonight from midnight 9th december is the full moon. Add to this date the seven
> lost days from the Iulian calender and it is the 16th december. The moon cycle
> varies slightly during 8 years but starts the 13th. That date is the present
> Lusse(Lucia) in Sweden but earlier it was the religious day for the Yule
> celebration. The church has tried to replace it with the saint Lucia but they
> never succeeded in getting people forget the real thing. Hence we still eat
> bread in shape of the rune J for harvest and prosperity that very day. The
> farmers celebrated as well the midwinter solstice but the moon calendar was used
> for sacrifice and adoration of the gods. Next full moon is called the winter
> moon and starts the winter month. Accordingly the old Yule/Jul is in a cultic
> context right now!
> Merry Yule, Gutes Weinachten, God Jul everybody!
> (I do not use English, French, Spanish or Italian greetings since they refer to
> a later kind of celebration and not the real original Yule/Jul but everybody are
> still greeted irrespective of language!)