Yule, and Heading Off Into the Dark of Winter

Winter Solstice marks the official threshold of a journey undertaken by Witches, Pagans, Heathens and other polytheists all over the planet, and shared by all of our ancestors going back to the deepest reaches of memory and time. Because of a random 23 degree tilt to our planet, we experience our four seasons. A deep … Read more

Mabon – A Six Week Guide to Fall Equinox

Mabon – Fall Equinox The Wheel of the Year continues to turn with the great Quarter Sabbat Mabon, also known as Witch’s Thanksgiving. SECOND HARVESTThe 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. What Is Mabon? … Read more

This Is Samhain – Witch’s New Year – The Blood Harvest

Halloween. The word conjures images of caramel apples, jack-o’-lanterns, costumes, and of course all things “spooky.” This is one of those holidays that, try as the Catholic church may have, it never could separate from its Pagan roots. Another name for Halloween is Samhain—usually pronounced “sow-iyn”—and, for many folks who identify as Pagan, like Witches … Read more

Balance, Fairness, and Equality at Mabon, the Fall Equinox

In this piece, we take a look at the spiritual work Pagans and Witches do at the Fall Equinox and Mabon season through the symbolism of Astrology, Tarot, and 5000 years of Goddess worship. The Fall Equinox is the Fulcrum or balancing point between the Light half and the Dark half of the year. Once … Read more

Ostara – That Spring Thing

Did you feel that? The shift in the temperature? The shift in the energy? Ostara is here! Notice the daffodils, the forsythia, the tulips popping up? Spring is coming, and for many people in the Northern Hemisphere, Ostara season marks the Earth’s return to life. This is expressed in hundreds of deities and archetypes, back … Read more