The Winter Solstice, (also known as Yule) marks the longest night of the year. For Satanic Witches and Warlocks, this marks the year’s final High Sabbat. A time of high frequency that makes it great for working magick, and also, working with spirits. Aside from a Satanist’s birthday, the Solstices, Equinoxes, Walpurgis, and Halloween are the most important holidays a Satanist may honor. Various Satanists acknowledge differing additional holidays, depending on the group, organization, coven, or individual.
Some new to Satanism, along with a few well-seasoned Satanists, that stem from a strict religious background such as Catholicism, might hold an offense towards this holiday season. In most cases, this is due to these Satanists failing to look past their association of Christmas with Christianity. Some, have trouble disassociating Yule with today’s neo-Pagan movement. They forget that the origin of these winter holidays was pre-Christian. Satanism is universal. It is not bound to any particular tradition or ancestral background. We are all birthed from the ancient Pagans of various lands worldwide, this includes the Christians. Nobody really knows the exact origins and celebrations of the ancient pre-Christian holidays nor the celebrations stemming from beyond other such ancient religions. It is safe to say that the holidays we honor in these modern times are an amalgamation of several traditions’ celebrations and beliefs. Today’s Christians and “New” Pagans have taken it upon themselves to claim and reclaim these holidays, dictating each, into the structure and belief system of their religion and spirituality. There is nothing wrong with Satanists reclaiming these same holidays. Celebrating in a manner seen fit to create a unique Satanic path’s traditions.
In my upcoming book on Satanism and Witchcraft, I elaborate more upon the Satanic Holidays. For now, I ask each Theistic Satanist to ponder upon this-Satanism is about honoring and celebrating Satan. Honor yourself, and in doing so, to not deprive yourself of anything if you can help it. Satan wants you to be happy, to feel joy, especially when celebrating Him, honoring Him at His altar. Throughout folklore and history, hasn’t it been noted that the Devil, likes a good party? Satan wants you to be free from restrictions, not to let the shackles of imposter, imposing religions rule you. He doesn’t want you to fall victim to their dictations. Satan wants you to rise above. Be free to indulge in all of life’s pleasures. This includes, good food, great rituals and celebrations.
This year, the Solstice falls on the 21st. Know that the dates of the Solstices and Equinoxes fluctuate anywhere from the 19th-23rd of the months they fall on. Solstices and Equinoxes are natural occurrences ruled by planetary alignments. These cross-quarter days that mark the seasonal changes, when compared to any other holidays, are the most natural and universal. These high-frequency periods affect everyone, both the magical and the profane, worldwide, even if not acknowledged in some special way.
Below is a Winter Solstice/Yule Prayer for Satan, that you may use when at His altar this holiday. Here is a link to a video I encourage you to watch. You will see why this entire holiday season is purely Satanic, how imposter religions denied it but then tried to claim it and why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xgSFbfOABg
Satanic Winter Solstice Prayer/ A Yule Prayer for Satan
In this darksome time of longest night Satan I call upon you to be here with me. Father I am grateful for that which I have, I am not sorrowful for what I lack. You have bestowed blessings upon me, I am blessed for all that I have. Everything I have is yours, you have given to me, and anything I am in need of , all I have to do is ask. Satan, you always hear me, you listen to my prayers and fulfil my requests, if it is what I truly need. You are a giving father, but not for naught. I know that I must put in some work, all is not freely given.
Satan, this is the darkest of the natural cycles, your power is intoxicating. I feel you around me, in me, and beyond. Satan lend me protection during this dark time, guide me into the new year. May Lucifer’s Light shine down upon me, bringing me abundance, warmth, and growth in all aspects of my life.
Satan, I am thankful for my health and for the healing you bring to me. Satan, I am thankful for the roof over my head, you always provide the shelter I need. Satan, I am thankful for my chosen family (you may name specific people and or pets individually), may I lose those who do not serve my best interest, keeping only the ones who are my true loyal tribe. Satan, I am most of all thankful to be your child, your devotee. I will continue to do my best to serve in your honor.
The longest night has come, the wheel has turned once more. The sun has set, the earth’s asleep, the skies are cold as total blackness prevails. On this night of nights, I rejoice at your altar, embracing your total darkness. I embrace it all, all that is you, Satan! Master!, Father. I shed from my being, all that I no longer need, all that does not serve me, I leave myself open to receive your gifts. I am ready receive what awaits as the sun rises and grows stronger, after this day, after this night. I am vulnerable only unto you, take me Satan, take me as I am. Through the Black Flame you have implanted within me, I will rise above!
Thank you Father!
Ave Satanas, Hail Satan!
Ave Satanas, Hail Satan!
Ave Satanas, Hail Satan!
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