Jan 302012
 
Yule




Yule Ritual Celebrated on the Winter Solstice, around December 21 each year. One of the four minor Sabbats, Yule celebrates the rebirth of the Sun, the Sun God, and honors the Horned God. Yule is the longest night of the year, when balance is suspended and then gives way to the coming light. It is [Read more…]







Jan 302012
 
Samhain




Samhain Ritual Samhain Hazelnut Charm Celebrated October 31st. Samhain is also known as Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, Hallowmas, Day of the Dead, Third Harvest, Hallowstide, and Celtic New Year. Samhain is the best-loved Sabbat of many Pagans. The dark half of the year commences on this night. It is the Witches’ New Year’s Eve, as [Read more…]







Jan 302012
 
Ostara Egg Symbolism




Below are some traditional Pagan symbols used on Easter eggs. In addition to these, you could also celebrate Ostara by using symbols that have meaning in Wicca. Pentacles for the elements or earth, the divine, humanity. Cauldrons for rebirth and wisdom. Cups to represent Water: emotion, healing, adaptability. Swords for Air: clear thought, intellect, learning. [Read more…]







Jan 302012
 
Ostara




Ostara Ritual Ostara Egg Symbolism Celebrated on the Spring Equinox, around March 21 each year. Ostara is also known as the Spring Equinox, the Vernal Equinox, Lady Day, Eostara, Easter, Alban Eiber, and Bacchanalia. Ostara is a festival of fertility and growth. Ostara occurs on the Spring Equinox, the first day of Spring. On this [Read more…]







Jan 302012
 
Mabon




Mabon Ritual Celebrated on the Autumn Equinox, around September 21 each year. Mabon is also known as Second Harvest Festival, Festival of Dionysus, Wine Harvest, Alban Elfed, Cornucopia, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and Feast of Avalon. Mabon Correspondences Symbolism: second harvest, balance, giving thanks to the Gods, the aging of the deities Symbols: wine, gourds, pine cones, [Read more…]







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