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December

Festival
Around December 21st we celebrate the Winter Solstice, Alban Arthuan or Yule. The shortest day and longest night the time when darkness rules and the time when the Oak king returns to defeat the  Holly king and take sovereignty over the land during the waxing half of  the year, as from today it will be the light that gains power and will  grow each day until the Summer Solstice.

Celtic Tree Calendar
25th November - 22nd December
is Elder tree Month. Elder people are self-sufficient, lively, impetuous and  outspoken. They dislike routine and refuse to be pressured by others.  Restless and highly energetic, they thrive on change and need constant  mental and physical challenge. Elders must learn to use change as a  positive force in their lives or they can become reckless and confused.

Druidic Animal
The Raven
symbolizes healing and protection.

Planetary Ruler
Saturn

Ogham Word
Ruis

Crystals
Turquoise.

Activities
The month of Elder is a good time for workings related to creativity and  renewal. It is a time of beginnings and endings, births and deaths, and  rejuvenation. Elder is also said to protect against demons and other negative entities. Use in magic connected to Faeries and other nature spirits.

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