Yule card symbolism: the bear

 
 

About the symbolism behind my yule designs:

II: The bear
Here the bear symbolizes shifting from the darkest days of winter, back towards the light. Bear is a creature that does this shifting quite consciously. He decides the winter is not a comfortable environment for him, and hibernates all winter. He goes asleep and will wake up when spring is near.

I drew the bear coming from the dark night(cresent moon), being crowned by winter's greenery and moving towards the sun.

A drawing dedicated to the darkest days around the winter solstice; being conscious of the rebirth of the sun and wishing everyone a blessed new year.

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