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What is this Wheel Of The Year I keep seeing everywhere ?

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Chances are if you are already visiting my blog here then you want to learn more about paganism, Wicca,shamanism,druidism etc.

Below is a very basic outline of the Wheel of the year which is celebrated in 8 Sabbats throughout the year. There is lots of different ways you can celebrate the Sabbats such as recipes for baking,incense,herbs to use, crafts you can make with the kids. take a look at my Pinterest Page for all the ones i have found useful and will be trying.

I will be doing a more in depth look at each Sabbat soon so keep checking back.

As a what i call myself" newbie pagan" this is what i have learnt so far along my journey, (you can follow my journey here if you want to).

What are Sabbats

Sabbats are timed to the seasons and are earths natural rhythms, Sabbats reflect the earth moving around the sun and we celebrate the turning of the wheels as Sabbats.
Eight Sabbats, or seasonal celebrations, form the foundation of many modern pagan traditions. While there's a rich history behind each one, every Sabbat is observed by connecting to nature in some way. From Samhain to Beltane, the annual cycle of seasons known as the Wheel of the Year has been influenced by folklore, history, and magic. 


https://www.thoughtco.com/eight-pagan-sabbats-2562833

Seeing as we are now in April I will start with the next Sabbat that will be celebrated Which is Beltane

Beltane 30th April

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Beltane is known as the new life season, its a time when seeds are sown, the earth is warming up, April has arrived with the showers to green the earth.Beltane is celebrated sunset to sunset April 30th - 1st May.

Its also known as the time of fertility and growth.

Litha- 21st June, Summer Solstice

Also known as midsummer or summer solstice

Chances are you have already heard of summer solstice already. i personally love summer time and cannot wait for the hotter weather to come, although we did have a few days last week here in Portland but the April showers have now arrived for the time being!
this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can outdoors!
It's the time of year when the crops are growing heartily and the earth has warmed up. we can spend long sunny afternoons enjoying the outdoors, taking walks, sunbathing, BBQ weather and getting back to nature under the long daylight hours. Litha is celebrating the sun and the crops growing and the earth warming up.


Lughnasadh/Lammas - 1st August

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nassa) , the hot days of August are upon us,kids are off school, holidays and days out as a family. much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more.

Mabon 21st September -Autumn Equinox

image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Day and night stand hand in hand as equals. For many Pagans, this rite honors old age and the approach of Winter. I love this time of year as well and love to get out on walks with the dogs and kids to see nature at its most beautiful.
It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or March 21, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere), for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It's a time of plenty, of gratitude, and of sharing our abundance with those less fortunate.

Samhain- 31st October

Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay

This is commonly known as the New year for pagans, Wicca.

The fields are bare, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the skies are going gray and cold. It is the time of year when the earth has died and gone dormant. Annually on October 31, the Sabbat called Samhain(pronounced sow-in) presents pagans with the opportunity to once more celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth

In many pagan and Wiccan traditions, Samhain marks a chance to reconnect with our ancestors and honor those who've died. This is the period when the veil between the earthly world and the spirit realm is thin, allowing pagans to make contact with the dead. 

Yule -21st December- winter solstice

Yule is the time of the winter solstice.
For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it's often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season. 

Imbolc- 2nd February

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay

Imbolc, celebrates the awakening of the land and the growing power of the Sun.

Observed during February, reminding pagans that spring will come soon. During Imbolc, some people focus on Brigid the goddess especially as a deity of fire and fertility. Others concentrate on the cycles of the season and agricultural markers.

Imbolc is a time to harness the magical energy related to the feminine aspects of the goddess, of new beginnings, and of fire. It's also a good season to focus on divination and increasing your own magical gifts and abilities.


Ostara /Spring Equinox- 21st March

Ostara is the time of the vernal equinox. Rituals usually observe the coming of spring and the fertility of the land. Pay attention to agricultural changes, such as the ground becoming warmer, and look for the plants to slowly surface from the ground.  I planted some herb seeds and started to get my garden tidied up (until the rain came) i also went along to a spring equinox circle held at Tout Quarry which was a first for me, you can read about it here.

Finally

As i said at the beginning of this blog i really just wanted to get the basics down for you guys as there is so much info on the internet it gets overwhelming and can like me leave you more confused.

I hope this has helped in some way to understand the Sabbats a bit more and look forward to seeing how you celebrate each Sabbat over the year.

To keep up to date with the latest blogs, tips,offers etc click here

Find out Here....

Chances are if you are already visiting my blog here then you want to learn more about paganism, Wicca,shamanism,druidism etc.

Below is a very basic outline of the Wheel of the year which is celebrated in 8 Sabbats throughout the year. There is lots of different ways you can celebrate the Sabbats such as recipes for baking,incense,herbs to use, crafts you can make with the kids. take a look at my Pinterest Page for all the ones i have found useful and will be trying.

I will be doing a more in depth look at each Sabbat soon so keep checking back.

As a what i call myself" newbie pagan" this is what i have learnt so far along my journey, (you can follow my journey here if you want to).

What are Sabbats

Sabbats are timed to the seasons and are earths natural rhythms, Sabbats reflect the earth moving around the sun and we celebrate the turning of the wheels as Sabbats.
Eight Sabbats, or seasonal celebrations, form the foundation of many modern pagan traditions. While there's a rich history behind each one, every Sabbat is observed by connecting to nature in some way. From Samhain to Beltane, the annual cycle of seasons known as the Wheel of the Year has been influenced by folklore, history, and magic. 


https://www.thoughtco.com/eight-pagan-sabbats-2562833

Seeing as we are now in April I will start with the next Sabbat that will be celebrated Which is Beltane

Beltane 30th April

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Beltane is known as the new life season, its a time when seeds are sown, the earth is warming up, April has arrived with the showers to green the earth.Beltane is celebrated sunset to sunset April 30th - 1st May.

Its also known as the time of fertility and growth.

Litha- 21st June, Summer Solstice

Also known as midsummer or summer solstice

Chances are you have already heard of summer solstice already. i personally love summer time and cannot wait for the hotter weather to come, although we did have a few days last week here in Portland but the April showers have now arrived for the time being!
this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can outdoors!
It's the time of year when the crops are growing heartily and the earth has warmed up. we can spend long sunny afternoons enjoying the outdoors, taking walks, sunbathing, BBQ weather and getting back to nature under the long daylight hours. Litha is celebrating the sun and the crops growing and the earth warming up.


Lughnasadh/Lammas - 1st August

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nassa) , the hot days of August are upon us,kids are off school, holidays and days out as a family. much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more.

Mabon 21st September -Autumn Equinox

image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Day and night stand hand in hand as equals. For many Pagans, this rite honors old age and the approach of Winter. I love this time of year as well and love to get out on walks with the dogs and kids to see nature at its most beautiful.
It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or March 21, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere), for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It's a time of plenty, of gratitude, and of sharing our abundance with those less fortunate.

Samhain- 31st October

Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay

This is commonly known as the New year for pagans, Wicca.

The fields are bare, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the skies are going gray and cold. It is the time of year when the earth has died and gone dormant. Annually on October 31, the Sabbat called Samhain(pronounced sow-in) presents pagans with the opportunity to once more celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth

In many pagan and Wiccan traditions, Samhain marks a chance to reconnect with our ancestors and honor those who've died. This is the period when the veil between the earthly world and the spirit realm is thin, allowing pagans to make contact with the dead. 

Yule -21st December- winter solstice

Yule is the time of the winter solstice.
For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it's often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season. 

Imbolc- 2nd February

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay

Imbolc, celebrates the awakening of the land and the growing power of the Sun.

Observed during February, reminding pagans that spring will come soon. During Imbolc, some people focus on Brigid the goddess especially as a deity of fire and fertility. Others concentrate on the cycles of the season and agricultural markers.

Imbolc is a time to harness the magical energy related to the feminine aspects of the goddess, of new beginnings, and of fire. It's also a good season to focus on divination and increasing your own magical gifts and abilities.


Ostara /Spring Equinox- 21st March

Ostara is the time of the vernal equinox. Rituals usually observe the coming of spring and the fertility of the land. Pay attention to agricultural changes, such as the ground becoming warmer, and look for the plants to slowly surface from the ground.  I planted some herb seeds and started to get my garden tidied up (until the rain came) i also went along to a spring equinox circle held at Tout Quarry which was a first for me, you can read about it here.

Finally

As i said at the beginning of this blog i really just wanted to get the basics down for you guys as there is so much info on the internet it gets overwhelming and can like me leave you more confused.

I hope this has helped in some way to understand the Sabbats a bit more and look forward to seeing how you celebrate each Sabbat over the year.

To keep up to date with the latest blogs, tips,offers etc click here

Find out Here....

Chances are if you are already visiting my blog here then you want to learn more about paganism, Wicca,shamanism,druidism etc.

Below is a very basic outline of the Wheel of the year which is celebrated in 8 Sabbats throughout the year. There is lots of different ways you can celebrate the Sabbats such as recipes for baking,incense,herbs to use, crafts you can make with the kids. take a look at my Pinterest Page for all the ones i have found useful and will be trying.

I will be doing a more in depth look at each Sabbat soon so keep checking back.

As a what i call myself" newbie pagan" this is what i have learnt so far along my journey, (you can follow my journey here if you want to).

What are Sabbats

Sabbats are timed to the seasons and are earths natural rhythms, Sabbats reflect the earth moving around the sun and we celebrate the turning of the wheels as Sabbats.
Eight Sabbats, or seasonal celebrations, form the foundation of many modern pagan traditions. While there's a rich history behind each one, every Sabbat is observed by connecting to nature in some way. From Samhain to Beltane, the annual cycle of seasons known as the Wheel of the Year has been influenced by folklore, history, and magic. 


https://www.thoughtco.com/eight-pagan-sabbats-2562833

Seeing as we are now in April I will start with the next Sabbat that will be celebrated Which is Beltane

Beltane 30th April

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Beltane is known as the new life season, its a time when seeds are sown, the earth is warming up, April has arrived with the showers to green the earth.Beltane is celebrated sunset to sunset April 30th - 1st May.

Its also known as the time of fertility and growth.

Litha- 21st June, Summer Solstice

Also known as midsummer or summer solstice

Chances are you have already heard of summer solstice already. i personally love summer time and cannot wait for the hotter weather to come, although we did have a few days last week here in Portland but the April showers have now arrived for the time being!
this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can outdoors!
It's the time of year when the crops are growing heartily and the earth has warmed up. we can spend long sunny afternoons enjoying the outdoors, taking walks, sunbathing, BBQ weather and getting back to nature under the long daylight hours. Litha is celebrating the sun and the crops growing and the earth warming up.


Lughnasadh/Lammas - 1st August

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nassa) , the hot days of August are upon us,kids are off school, holidays and days out as a family. much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more.

Mabon 21st September -Autumn Equinox

image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Day and night stand hand in hand as equals. For many Pagans, this rite honors old age and the approach of Winter. I love this time of year as well and love to get out on walks with the dogs and kids to see nature at its most beautiful.
It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or March 21, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere), for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It's a time of plenty, of gratitude, and of sharing our abundance with those less fortunate.

Samhain- 31st October

Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay

This is commonly known as the New year for pagans, Wicca.

The fields are bare, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the skies are going gray and cold. It is the time of year when the earth has died and gone dormant. Annually on October 31, the Sabbat called Samhain(pronounced sow-in) presents pagans with the opportunity to once more celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth

In many pagan and Wiccan traditions, Samhain marks a chance to reconnect with our ancestors and honor those who've died. This is the period when the veil between the earthly world and the spirit realm is thin, allowing pagans to make contact with the dead. 

Yule -21st December- winter solstice

Yule is the time of the winter solstice.
For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it's often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season. 

Imbolc- 2nd February

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay

Imbolc, celebrates the awakening of the land and the growing power of the Sun.

Observed during February, reminding pagans that spring will come soon. During Imbolc, some people focus on Brigid the goddess especially as a deity of fire and fertility. Others concentrate on the cycles of the season and agricultural markers.

Imbolc is a time to harness the magical energy related to the feminine aspects of the goddess, of new beginnings, and of fire. It's also a good season to focus on divination and increasing your own magical gifts and abilities.


Ostara /Spring Equinox- 21st March

Ostara is the time of the vernal equinox. Rituals usually observe the coming of spring and the fertility of the land. Pay attention to agricultural changes, such as the ground becoming warmer, and look for the plants to slowly surface from the ground.  I planted some herb seeds and started to get my garden tidied up (until the rain came) i also went along to a spring equinox circle held at Tout Quarry which was a first for me, you can read about it here.

Finally

As i said at the beginning of this blog i really just wanted to get the basics down for you guys as there is so much info on the internet it gets overwhelming and can like me leave you more confused.

I hope this has helped in some way to understand the Sabbats a bit more and look forward to seeing how you celebrate each Sabbat over the year.

To keep up to date with the latest blogs, tips,offers etc click here

Find out Here....

Chances are if you are already visiting my blog here then you want to learn more about paganism, Wicca,shamanism,druidism etc.

Below is a very basic outline of the Wheel of the year which is celebrated in 8 Sabbats throughout the year. There is lots of different ways you can celebrate the Sabbats such as recipes for baking,incense,herbs to use, crafts you can make with the kids. take a look at my Pinterest Page for all the ones i have found useful and will be trying.

I will be doing a more in depth look at each Sabbat soon so keep checking back.

As a what i call myself" newbie pagan" this is what i have learnt so far along my journey, (you can follow my journey here if you want to).

What are Sabbats

Sabbats are timed to the seasons and are earths natural rhythms, Sabbats reflect the earth moving around the sun and we celebrate the turning of the wheels as Sabbats.
Eight Sabbats, or seasonal celebrations, form the foundation of many modern pagan traditions. While there's a rich history behind each one, every Sabbat is observed by connecting to nature in some way. From Samhain to Beltane, the annual cycle of seasons known as the Wheel of the Year has been influenced by folklore, history, and magic. 


https://www.thoughtco.com/eight-pagan-sabbats-2562833

Seeing as we are now in April I will start with the next Sabbat that will be celebrated Which is Beltane

Beltane 30th April

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Beltane is known as the new life season, its a time when seeds are sown, the earth is warming up, April has arrived with the showers to green the earth.Beltane is celebrated sunset to sunset April 30th - 1st May.

Its also known as the time of fertility and growth.

Litha- 21st June, Summer Solstice

Also known as midsummer or summer solstice

Chances are you have already heard of summer solstice already. i personally love summer time and cannot wait for the hotter weather to come, although we did have a few days last week here in Portland but the April showers have now arrived for the time being!
this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can outdoors!
It's the time of year when the crops are growing heartily and the earth has warmed up. we can spend long sunny afternoons enjoying the outdoors, taking walks, sunbathing, BBQ weather and getting back to nature under the long daylight hours. Litha is celebrating the sun and the crops growing and the earth warming up.


Lughnasadh/Lammas - 1st August

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nassa) , the hot days of August are upon us,kids are off school, holidays and days out as a family. much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more.

Mabon 21st September -Autumn Equinox

image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Day and night stand hand in hand as equals. For many Pagans, this rite honors old age and the approach of Winter. I love this time of year as well and love to get out on walks with the dogs and kids to see nature at its most beautiful.
It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or March 21, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere), for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It's a time of plenty, of gratitude, and of sharing our abundance with those less fortunate.

Samhain- 31st October

Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay

This is commonly known as the New year for pagans, Wicca.

The fields are bare, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the skies are going gray and cold. It is the time of year when the earth has died and gone dormant. Annually on October 31, the Sabbat called Samhain(pronounced sow-in) presents pagans with the opportunity to once more celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth

In many pagan and Wiccan traditions, Samhain marks a chance to reconnect with our ancestors and honor those who've died. This is the period when the veil between the earthly world and the spirit realm is thin, allowing pagans to make contact with the dead. 

Yule -21st December- winter solstice

Yule is the time of the winter solstice.
For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it's often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season. 

Imbolc- 2nd February

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay

Imbolc, celebrates the awakening of the land and the growing power of the Sun.

Observed during February, reminding pagans that spring will come soon. During Imbolc, some people focus on Brigid the goddess especially as a deity of fire and fertility. Others concentrate on the cycles of the season and agricultural markers.

Imbolc is a time to harness the magical energy related to the feminine aspects of the goddess, of new beginnings, and of fire. It's also a good season to focus on divination and increasing your own magical gifts and abilities.


Ostara /Spring Equinox- 21st March

Ostara is the time of the vernal equinox. Rituals usually observe the coming of spring and the fertility of the land. Pay attention to agricultural changes, such as the ground becoming warmer, and look for the plants to slowly surface from the ground.  I planted some herb seeds and started to get my garden tidied up (until the rain came) i also went along to a spring equinox circle held at Tout Quarry which was a first for me, you can read about it here.

Finally

As i said at the beginning of this blog i really just wanted to get the basics down for you guys as there is so much info on the internet it gets overwhelming and can like me leave you more confused.

I hope this has helped in some way to understand the Sabbats a bit more and look forward to seeing how you celebrate each Sabbat over the year.

To keep up to date with the latest blogs, tips,offers etc click here



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