|Color of the day: Gold
Incense of the day: Sage
When the first red and green lights start appearing on roof-tops, and when cars begin to meander through city streets with evergreens strapped to the roof, non-Christians get a bit tense. And why not? The accoutrements of this Christian holiday all originated from Pagan practices. But this is an argument we'll never win, so heavily is the culture infused with the symbols and spirit of traditional Christmas. So it's probably best to stop fighting it, and just think of Christmas as a second Yule. Who wouldn't want two major festivals in one week? We'll all be avoiding our scales after all the celebrating has ended, but what a way to go! Take time now to go alone, or with your family or a group, to the place in your town that has the largest concentration of garish decorations, and simply bask in the glow of all the holiday hoopla.