Bridge of Light, Red Candle
A winter cultural tradition originating from the LGBT community.
Short ritual: On New Year’s Eve, light a red candle, the first of seven, and let it burn until New Year’s Day.
Long ritual: Light a red candle each evening between December 26 and New Year’s Eve, the first of seven, and keep the candle lit through New Year’s Day.
Honor the Root of Spirit, the first chakra. Celebrate the evolution of Spirit in love and eroticism defined as it first arose in ancient spiritualities, including Wicca, paganism, and Goddess/pre-patriarchal religions (approximately 10,000 BCE and continuing to the present day).