Bridge of Light, Orange Candle
A winter cultural tradition originating from the LGBT community.
Short ritual: On New Year’s Eve, light an orange candle as the second of seven, and let it burn through the New Year.
Long ritual: Light an orange candle, the second of seven, each evening between December 27 and New Year’s Eve, and keep the candle lit until New Year’s Day.
Honor the Fire of Spirit, the second chakra, the principle of Eros. Celebrate the evolution of Spirit in love and eroticism that first appeared in the era defined by the rise of the great divine and mortal heroes of the ancient world, celebrated in song and myths: Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Horus and Seth, Jonathan and David, Naomi and Ruth, and many more, beginning about 5,000 BCE.