Pentagram symbols are one of the first that most witches learn but what do we use them for? For calling the quarters, most commonly but also when needed for specific spells or rituals. There are many different ways to call the quarters and none are any better than any others, it's just a matter of… Continue reading Invoking and Banishing Pentagrams
The wheel is turning and today the scales are balanced. On this sabbat all things are in perfect harmony - day and night, light and dark are equals. In the natural world the air grows the little cooler, the leaves are beginning to lose their bright green sheen and all living things are starting to prepare for the coming winter. Today we will discuss this sabbat, it's history and how you can celebrate it at home!
The wheel is turning and as it does the days are growing shorter. Lughnasadh, also called Lammas, makes up one of four Celtic cross-quarter festivals. This is the first harvest of the year, the day in which we recognize that the hot summer days will soon come to an end and celebrate the fruits of… Continue reading Wheel of the Year – Lammas/Lughnasadh
Samhain has always been one of my favorite Sabats, the air is chilly and you can smell the burning of wood from the seasons first fires floating from their hearths and wafting through the crisp night air. It is time for us for remember and honor those who have passed, celebrate our successes from the… Continue reading The Wheel of the Year – Samhain
Welcome to the longest night of the year! Yule is the original Christmas and many of your favorite traditions are probably derived from this Pagan holiday. Today we will discuss the history of the sabbat, how its celebrated today and how you can join in! HISTORY AND LORE Yule is the winter solstice. It is… Continue reading The Wheel of the Year – Yule
Ostara, also known as the Spring equinox and the Pagan Easter, is time of balance and equilibrium - day and night are equal and the wheel is, for the moment, balanced. You can see signs of rebirth and life all around you in the natural world; flowers are blooming, the birds migrate home to lay… Continue reading The Wheel of the Year – Ostara
Beltane, also known as May day, is one of the four greater Sabats. We celebrate this fire festival on May 1st, traditionally beginning after moonrise. Beltane marks the beginning of the third quarter or the second half of the ancient Celtic year. During this Sabat we celebrate the union of the Goddess and the God… Continue reading Wheel of the Year – Beltane
Litha or Midsummer occurs during the Summer Solstice. It is the longest day of the year and the shortest night, this is the peak of the Solar year and the Sun is at the height of power. Across the land flowers are in full bloom and the crops are reaching maturity as the harvest quickly… Continue reading Wheel of the Year – Litha