I hope today goes well for everyone and that you have a blessed Ostara for you and your family! Ostara (March 20 or 21) Related Deities: Eostre, the adolescent Spring Maiden, the adolescent Spring Lord Related Herbs: Daffodil, Jonquils, Woodruff, Gorse, Olive, Peony, Iris, Narcissus, Jasmine, rose, violet, all spring … Continue reading
Yule: the Winter Solstice, Yuletide (Teutonic), Alban Arthan(Caledonia) December 20 – 23 Northern Hemisphere / June 20 – 23 Southern Hemisphere This sabbath represents the rebirth of light. Here, on the longest night of the year, the Goddess gives birth to the Sun God and hope for new light is … Continue reading
Symbolism of Yule: Rebirth of the Sun, The longest night of the year, The Winter Solstice, Introspect, Planning for the Future. Symbols of Yule: Yule log, or small Yule log with 3 candles, evergreen boughs or wreaths, holly, mistletoe hung in doorways, gold pillar candles, baskets of clove studded fruit, … Continue reading
Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SAM-hayne) means “End of Summer”, and is the third and final Harvest. The dark winter half of the year commences on this Sabbat. It is generally celebrated on October 31st, but some traditions prefer November 1st. It is one of the two “spirit-nights” each year, … Continue reading
From my family to yours, wishing you a Happy Mabon / Autumn Equinox – may your harvest be fruitful and your life enjoyable on this day. Take care everyone!