Midwinter. Yule. The ancient origin of many well-loved traditions we still celebrate as part of Christmas. Winter Solstice marks the longest night, a time of faith, and the time of the turning of the Wheel of the Year, as we once again anticipate welcoming back the light. Anciently Midwinter fires were lit and in Celtic lands, the Yule log brought in with ceremony. Winter Solstice is a season of deep magic and faith, a potent time for release, renewal and rebirth.