The blackthorn tree is often connected with the dark half of the year, strife and hardship. Its thorns are poisonous, and when winter strips its leaves, the tree form left behind is gnarled and twisted.
But its berries are sweetest after a bitter frost. And it can live in conditions other trees cannot manage. Blackthorn trees represents the fruits that come after trials, setbacks and tribulations. Furthermore, the blackthorn is a message that preparation is often the best solution for any difficulty.
Secure your seat for all 8 Wheel of the Year classes.
Receive a recording of the lecture emailed to you within 48 hours of the lecture.
Thorn Students will receive an advance copy of the upgraded Students Workbook in a three-ring binder at the first class (Imbolc), giving them access to the ENTIRE YEAR including lunar phases, astrology and 365+ day calendar.
Thorn Students will also be subscribed to the Ostara Patreon list which provides a seasonal write up once every six weeks, plus 2 additional newsletters each month focusing on a crucial deity or holiday for the season (a $60 a year value.)
Additionally, every six weeks Thorn Students will receive by mail a limited edition, signed, and numbered lino block print created by me and suitable for an altar or display.
Seating is limited to 25 students.
Classes will take place at Mortlake & Co. Bookstore and Art Gallery
In the eight-part Wheel of the Year series, educator Meagan Angus provides tools and guidance toward reconnecting with these natural rhythms and reclaiming our relationship to ourselves via the Wiccan sabbats. During the lively two-hour classes in a relaxed setting held at Mortlake & Co. in downtown Seattle, students come away with a better understanding of the sabbats observed by Witches through lectures on the cosmic interplay that occurs during astrological, astronomical, and meteorological shifts, the effects these events have on us, and the common threads in traditional observances around the world, both modern and ancient.
- A look at the history of the holiday from a modern Pagan/Witch/Magickian standpoint
- Comparison of concurrent holidays in other religions and traditions, with a heavy emphasis on myths, deities, archetypal themes, and symbolism
- The significant astrology of the season, especially lunar
- Astronomical and geological events concurrent with the season
- Suggestions for creating an altar
- Common and traditional forms and methods of observance
- Meditations for ritual use
- Correlating herbs, crystals, Tarot, colors, and more