Around February first.
Approximately 40 days after the shortest day with the longest night (Yule) follows the coldest day. After today the days will begin to become warmer again and nature will be ready to be fertilised and plowed.
This the the celebration of renewal,inspiration, insight, dedication, planning and preparing.
Element : Earth
Colours: White, yellow, orange, silver, ivory,pink, brown, (light) green, lavender.
Flowers,trees and plants: Snowdrops, lilies, crocuses, angelica, coltsfoot, heather, violets, celandine, rosehip, daffodils
Food,drinks and herbs: Milk, butter, yoghurt, chamomile tea, curries, spicy food, raisins, onions, shallots, leek, garlic, pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, bell pepper, honey, bread, cake.
Decorations: Candle wheels, plows, brooms, cauldron, corn dolls, the sun, acorns.
Crystals: Amethyst, bloodstone, moonstone, quartz, onyx, sunstone, ruby, rose quartz, turquoise, hematite, garnet, pearls.
Animals: Goat, lamb, deer, sheep, groundhog, robins, bears, eagle.
Activities: Clean, tidy, make dream sachets, light bonfires, make and light candles, make plans for spring, divination, meditation