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 […]

The Wheel of the Year: Ostara

The Wheel of the Year: Ostara

The spring or vernal equinox takes place on or about March 21st and has been celebrated throughout history as a time of renewal and rebirth. This Sabbat is one of rejoicing in all life. The balance of the Earth and Sun are at one with each other again. At this time we strive for balance, to seek harmony between the […]

Imbolc Magic

Imbolc Magic

Imbolc marks the mid-point between the darkest night of Winter at Yule and the point of the perfect balance of night and day during Spring Equinox (Ostara). The life-force of the earth is awakening and stirring with the promise of renewal and rebirth. Now is the time to let go of the past, clear out the old and make space […]

Wheel of the Year: Litha

Wheel of the Year: Litha

Occurring on or about June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, Litha (or Midsummer/Summer Solstice)  is a time when the Sun is at its height of power. This is the longest day and shortest night of the year when we celebrate the Earth in its peak of abundance. With this holiday we see the full influence of the Goddess manifest in every […]

Lughnasadh Magic

Lughnasadh Magic

Lughnasadh marks the mid-point between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and Autumn Equinox (Mabon). We have reached the first of the three fall harvest festivals, also called Lammas or the grain harvest, when we celebrate all of the blessings of the season. As the Wheel turns we recognize the sacrifices that must occur in order for Nature to survive. Now is […]