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Normally my family, my mate and any partners we have as we are polyamorous, our close friends, and I celebrate the Yule season together in various ways throughout the month of December.

Our inner circle consists mostly of people who follow spiritual paths associated with Paganism or some eclectic mix of various religions.

Generally, our yule season consists of feasting, drinking, and rituals. This year we have bypassed the ritual as my blood family is visiting and they do not celebrate holidays ( They are Jehovah’s Witnesses).

My husband and I have been very low key in our acknowledgment this year of the holiday. Where there are normally well-dressed altars and cakes there are empty spaces. This year our home is not filled with laughter and the ambiance of the great mother’s presence.

This year’s Yule is different and it’s an interesting experience to note.

Blessed Be


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Shalyse’s Music Faves.

I don’t pretend to have good taste in music. I like what I like. Sometimes its just something to get me pumped. Sometimes its something to get me thinking. 

But here is a list of some of my current faves. You can always see what I’m listening to on Spotify or YouTube.

  • Young Blood by Bee Miller
  • The Monster by Eminem FT. Rhihanna
  • East of Eden by Zella Day
  • Stand up by Flobots
  • The Promise Framing Hanley
  • Doo Wop by Ms. Lauryn Hill
  • Boy and Poison by Pheobe Ryan
  • Wild Things by Alessia Cara
  • Heaven Knows by the Pretty Reckless
  • Woof by EXO
  • Its my turn now by Awreeoh
  • Homewrecker by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Kick us out by Hyper Crush
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I love the winter holidays. Solstice is one of my favorite Sabbaths. My spouse and I have different religious practices under the same umbrella, so we celebrate Yule a bit differently.

I don’t really decorate, however, because it is a lot of work I really love to avoid. My favorite decoration however is a tie between the altar set for Solstice and the tree.

This year we are not doing a Yule altar as my parents will be here and they are of a completely different faith which does not observe any of the holidays. 

We have however bought a tree. A Japanese Holly that shouldn’t get any taller than I. We have named him Chadwick and hope that he will be with our family as a more flourished Holly, and next year be ready to be adorned with some ornaments that are heavier than our home made ones cinnamon clay ones.