Bridge of Light, Yellow Candle
A winter cultural tradition originating from the LGBT community.
Short ritual: On New Year’s Eve, light a yellow candle, the third of seven, and let it burn through New Year’s Day.
Long ritual: Light a yellow candle each evening between December 28 and New Year’s Eve, the third of seven, and keep the last candle lit through the New Year.
Honor the Core of Spirit, the third chakra. Celebrate the evolution of Spirit in love and eroticism that first appeared in the era defined by the rise of the world religious traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Confucianism), beginning about 500 BCE and continuing to the present day.