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Yule / The Winter Solstice

The Magick Of Yule Yule marks the longest night of the year, it is celebrated as the Midwinter Solstice around December 21st. Ever since Samhain, we have journeyed deeper and deeper into the dark, bringing awareness to our shadows, and learning how to illuminate our own path. On Yule, we end our long journey and emerge from the darkness more knowledgeable and grateful for the light.  Yule is about hope, from out of the deepest, darkest night of the year comes a “new born” sun, full of promise for days of greater light and warmth. During Yule we are symbolically reminded that light comes out of our darkness, the chaos in our lives, the heartbreak and the pain we sometimes...

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Samhain & Our Ancestors

Samhain is a festival of darkness and transition which is balance to the opposite point of the wheel Beltane on May 31st, a spring festival which celebrates light and fertility. As we prepare for the season of rest, the Southern Hemisphere are reawakening, emerging from their winter slumber and prepare to embrace a new road ahead, one filled with life and a promise of new beginnings.  Samhain translates to “SUMMERS END” and is the Celtic New Year. Samhain is the final of the three harvests in the Celtic cycle, it is it’s a festival to celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth. Samhain is a time to celebrate all that we have grown this year, a time to give thanks...

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Beltane

☽ WHAT IS BELTANE? ☾ Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception. On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak. Beltane is a celtic festival, also known as May Day, and is celebrated on the 1st of May. The Festival Sabbat Beltane translates as ‘Bright May Day’ -  ‘Bel’ meaning ‘Bright one’ and ‘Tein’ meaning Fire.It is a fire festival which celebrates the return of the summer and the return of the fertility of the land, and is one...

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Imbolc

☽ What is Imbolc? ☾ Imbolc is the second of the Greater Sabbats in the Witches' Wheel of the Year. Celebrated on Feb 1st & 2nd and marks the beginning of the lambing season and the beginning of spring. It is a time to let go of the old and welcome the new, a time for new beginnings and rebirth. It is a fire festival that represents fertility and giving birth to new life. It is the perfect time to clear and declutter our lives, as well as our minds, allowing our outer and inner space to welcome new beginnings. Imbolc pronounced “im’-molk” is an Irish Gaelic word which means “in milk” - a nourishing element to this season with...

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Samhain

Samhain Samhain is festival of darkness and transition, celebrated on October 31st, to which is balance to the opposite point of the wheel; Beltane on May 31st which is a spring festival celebrating light and fertility. Samhain pronounced "sow'inn" translates to “SUMMERS END” and is the Celtic New Year festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the "darker half" of the year.  Samhain is a time to celebrate the lives of our ancestors, it is a festival to celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth. It is a holiday to honour and give life to passed family members, pets and others we have loved and cared about by celebrating them and telling stories of who they were....

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