The Wheel of the Year: Imbolc

The Wheel of the Year: Imbolc

Imbolc, or Candlemas, also known as Brigantia, is celebrated at the beginning of February. This festival is known as the Feast of Light or the Feast of Pan. More ancient still, it is the celebration of the¬†Goddess recovering from giving birth to the New Year’s Sun God, coming as it does six weeks after the Winter Solstice. Here in the […]

Vegan Recipe Roundup for Yule

Vegan Recipe Roundup for Yule

Yule is such a wonderful time for getting in the kitchen and exploring new recipes. As the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half we celebrate the longest night of the year surrounded by the comforts of home and our loved ones. This is the greatest blessing of all, and if you are fortunate enough to have […]

The Wheel of the Year: Yule

The Wheel of the Year: Yule

Yule (also known as Winter Solstice) is celebrated on the shortest day and longest night of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the balance of the Summer Solstice held around June 21st. This is the Sabbat of the rebirth of the Sun God, who will steadily grow in strength and influence towards the Midsummer peak. Yule is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time to Celebrate Self-Love in February

Time to Celebrate Self-Love in February

International Boost Self-Esteem Month Did you know February is also known as International Boost Self-Esteem Month?  The first step to healthy self-esteem is practicing self-love and February 13th has been named International Day of Self-Love. Self-love is a choice that requires conscious intention and the willingness to take personal responsibility for your own well-being. This month I invite you to […]