• Yolanda McAdam

The Magick Of Winter

Updated: Jan 31


Winter in my part of the world is a colour. Snow blankets everything and when the sun’s shining the land sparkles. At night the snow reflects the starlight and the world is aglow! Even if you don’t get snow in your part of the world during the Winter season, I am sure you’ll agree that there is something magickal about Winter.

Snow is part of the Water element which makes Water, Winter’s predominant element.


Symbolically and psychologically water represents a return to the womb. This is the time of year when we feel the need to hibernate and when we’re most introspective and the most creative. The Sun is in a "weakened" state as he travels through the deep Winter signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Symbolically this is a powerful time as we have withdraw heat and creativity from our "inner suns". Use these months to reflect on what lights you up on the inside.


Honoring the dead is important year round but in Winter it is especially so. The dead are nearer and more active at this time. There is no need to erect elaborate altars when honoring your ancestors and departed loved ones, saying a prayer and lighting a candle will suffice.

If you do want to create an ancestor altar then con