Imbolc 2021: A Six Week Guide to Candlemass

The Quickening The 2020 cycle of the Wheel of the Year finishes with Imbolc, also known as Candlemas in some traditions. This Greater Sabbat represents a light in the darkness of Winter. The lessons we can learn about perseverance and hope at this dark time can serve us throughout the coming year. And while we … Read more

Wheel of the Year – Yule

THE LONG NIGHTThe Quarter-Day festival season known to Pagans, Heathens, and Witches as Yule is recognized by nearly every belief system, philosophy and spiritual practice in the Northern Hemisphere. Hundreds of deities celebrate holy days at this time of year, and much of the symbolism we work with centers around the death and resurrection of … Read more

Samhain – A Six Week Guide to Witch’s New Year

Samhain – The Blood Harvest The Wheel of the Year continues to turn with the great Cross Quarter Sabbat Samhain, also known as Witch’s New Year. THIRD HARVESTBLOOD HARVESTHALLOWE’EN WHAT IS SAMHAIN? The dark is here. The shift in the Sun’s path is undeniable as the days shorten and the weather grows darker and colder. … Read more

Wheel of the Year – Mabon

WITCH’S THANKSGIVINGThe high point of the Sun’s arc over The Wheel is done and with that completion, we see the fullness of The Harvest come to fruition at Mabon. We have reached Fall Equinox, the Quarter-Day festival marking the half way point between Summer and Winter Solstice. Also known as Second Harvest and Witch’s Thanksgiving, … Read more

Lughnasadh – A Six Week Guide to Pagan First Harvest

Lughnasadh – The First Harvest The Wheel of the Year continues to turn with the great Cross-Quarter Sabbat Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas. What Is Lughnasadh?Named for the Irish God Lugh, this holiday marks the 1/2 way point between Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox. Lugh is a Storm and Sun God with skills like crafting, … Read more