Vegan Recipe Roundup for Samhain

Vegan Recipe Roundup for Samhain

Oh, the Witches New Year! This is my favorite Sabbat and we spend a month in preparation for the big celebration. Of course, we combine it with the festivities of Halloween, and why not? It feels like the whole world is aware that the veil between worlds is thinning, the light half of the year is ending and the winter […]

The Wheel of the Year: Samhain

The Wheel of the Year: Samhain

Samhain is a major Sabbat for the Witches and generally recognized as our most holy of days. This cross-quarter festival celebrates the Witches New Year and end of the summer season. It marks the end of the Goddess’ reign and welcomes back the return of the Lord of the Underworld who will protect and guide us through the dark Winter […]

The Wheel of the Year: Mabon

The Wheel of the Year: Mabon

Now is the time of the Autumn Equinox, traditionally celebrated as the second harvest festival, or Sabbat of the Fall Feast (midway between Lammas and Samhain). Twin to the Spring Equinox it’s a time of balance again, only now we move from light into darkness on or around September 22. This time is known as the Mother readying herself to become the […]

Vegan Recipe Roundup for Mabon

Vegan Recipe Roundup for Mabon

Mabon is the second of our fall harvest festivals and the foods available at this time of year are fresh and abundant. Oftentimes referred to as the “Pagan Thanksgiving” this is a wonderful time to cook up a harvest feast for family, friends, or neighbors. Traditional foods of the season include breads and grains, autumn vegetables such as onions, potatoes, […]

Lammas Gratitude Ritual

Lammas Gratitude Ritual

With Lammas falling at the beginning of August it is a wonderful time to perform a gratitude ritual. We are celebrating the first of the fall harvests (followed by Mabon, then Samhain) and it is time to give thanks for the abundance in our life. Be sure to check >>HERE<< for the exact time of the Sun’s transition at 15° […]

Vegan Recipe Roundup for Lammas

Vegan Recipe Roundup for Lammas

Lammas (or “Loaf Mass”) is the first of the fall harvest festivals and celebrates the grain harvest. Also known as Lughnasadh it falls halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. Ancient customs became passed down and Christianized through the centuries, but the focus remains the same: a celebration of the first harvest and the abundance of the season. This […]

The Wheel of the Year: Lammas or Lughnasadh

The Wheel of the Year: Lammas or Lughnasadh

Lammas occurs in the beginning of August and is regarded as the first of the three Harvest festivals. This is the Sabbat when we gather and give thanks for the first corn or grain of the season, which includes all cereal crops such as wheat, barley, rye, and oats. ‘Lammas’ is taken from “loaf mass” and honors the first loaf […]

Wheel of the Year: Beltane

Wheel of the Year: Beltane

Beltane is the last of the three spring fertility festivals (preceded by Imbolc and Ostara) and is regarded as one of the most important Sabbats of the year. Landing midway between the spring equinox and midsummer solstice this cross-quarter festival traditionally marked the arrival of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The veil between worlds is thin again, as Beltane heralds […]

Ostara Seed Blessing Ritual

Ostara Seed Blessing Ritual

We have reached the point of the year when Spring is in full swing! Time to get outside and perform a simple garden seed blessing. This is an easy Ostara ritual that you can do over the seeds that will be planted or the sprouts that are already beginning to grow. What is Ostara? Ostara is our Spring Equinox celebration […]