Yule is the Winter Solstice, which marks the longest night of the year and celebrates the rebirth of the sun. Depending on the calendar, this Sabbat falls between December 19th-21st. Celebrate with a Ritual and Tarot Spread.
Mabon is the second harvest festival. A time to reap what you have sown, whether that means crops of food or metaphorically. Day and night hang in the balance as we begin our descent towards the cooler months, leaving the warmth behind us. We embrace the transition during this time of equal light and dark, of masculine and feminine, to find balance in all aspects of our lives. Celebrate this Sabbat with a unique ritual and tarot spread.
Witch Tiana reflects on the magical time of harvest, bounty, ritual, magic, and witchcraft. We hope you'll be inspired by her remembrance of this special time.
Animism is the concept that all beings are imbued with spirit, that so called “inanimate things” are alive with consciousness, and that the magic weavers have a responsibility to interact and care for them. Familiars are those animals, spirits, stones, flowers, trees, herbs, mycelium, stars and ancestors that are closest to us.
The leaves dance and float their way down to the cool earth. They adorn her in a patchwork quilt of golden velvets, warm sepias, and crinkled russets. The land subsumes the foliage when the bright hues convert themselves into an umber wither.
Spring Equinox Ostara March 19th-22nd Day and night are of equal length. The first green plants cover the ground in a patchy fuz. This is the beginning of new life and fertility. Snow gives way to rain, petrichor invokes the sensations of contentment and presence. We are laying behind winter’s darkness and finally stretching ourselves… Continue reading Ostara, the Spring Equinox
Imbolc February 2 Imbolc is a time of quickening in the belly of the earth. Winter still drags on yet there is the promise of spring. Celebrations for this festival usually revolve around the Goddess Brigid. She is the Irish triple Goddess of hearth and home, the keeper of the sacred flame. She is also… Continue reading Imbolc
Lammas/ Lughnasadh August 1st First Harvest Lammas marks the first harvest festival in a succession of three. It is the halfway point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. The word Lammas comes from a word meaning “loaf-mass”. The Goddess as Grain Mother is celebrated. The seeds from harvest time will bring rebirth in the next… Continue reading Lammas / Lughnasadh
Beltane May 1st The veil becomes thin again at this halfway mark between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Beltane is a time of fertility, freedom and sexuality. It is the height of spring and the flowering time. The flowers open in a sensual bloom. They feel no shame for their confident unfolding. The power and… Continue reading Beltane