Samhain marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the colder seasons. Known as one of the fire festivals, Samhain falls between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It’s seen as a time for remembrance, as many believe the veil between the physical world and the spirit world is thin, allowingContinue reading “Samhain Festivities”
What is Mabon? Mabon, also referred to as the Autumn Equinox, marks the second of the harvest festivals in the Wheel of the Year. Today, night and day are equal. It’s a day of balance between the light and the dark; harmony. How am I casually celebrating? Working during the day does limit some ofContinue reading “Mabon”
Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas, falls on August first and into August second. It marks the halfway point between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox, where the days begin to get shorter. Many celebrate this day with baking of breads and cakes, playing games, and making corn dollies. Correspondences: Colours: gold, brown, green Crystals:Continue reading “Lughnasadh”
Litha, also known as the summer solstice, is the longest day of the year, and to celebrate, I usually make a fruit salad for my family and roast marshmallows over a fire in the evening. This years solstice fell on Fathers Day, and my family had a cookout with our relatives instead, so my plansContinue reading “the summer solstice”
When Beltane arrives each spring, the May Queen arises from her winters sleep, and does battle with the Crone. She fights off the Queen of Winter, sending her away for another six months, so that the earth can be abundant once more. Correspondences: colours: red, yellow, blue, white crystals: citrine, amber, moonstone herbs: mint, thyme,Continue reading “Last Minute Beltane Plans”
Ostara- marks the vernal equinox, where the God is moving from infancy toward maturity. Day and night are in perfect balance with one another. The earth grows warmer as the Goddess enters her maiden aspect. Correspondences: Colours- green, yellow, white Crystals- jasper, moonstone, amethyst Herbs- dogwood, clover, thyme Incense- jasmine, strawberry, rose Spells- growth, love,Continue reading “Celebrating Ostara”
Imbolc is one of the four fire festivals in the Wheel of the Year. It’s a celebration of the goddess Brigid and the new beginnings that come with spring. I define it more as a celebration of thawing. It’s the midpoint mark between winter and spring, where the ground is becoming softer and fertile.