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.
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.
Saturday, June 20, 2020. The midsummer festival of Litha, the Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year. Check out solstice rituals and a tarot spread for this wheel of the year festival.
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.
Mimosa flowers float in mountain water under ponderosa pines, flooded with solstice sunlight, on the lands of the Concow-Maidu in the sacred Sierra Nevada foothills. I feel the energies of this powerful site in the pads of my bare feet on the warm earth. -Tiana, June 2018, California I don't have many people around me… Continue reading Summer Solstice Ritual
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