The Wheel of the Year

Wheel of the Year Eight solar festivals derived from the ancient Celts and Norse commonly celebrated today.   (Northern Hemisphere) WINTER SOLSTICE 20th, 21st or 22nd of December Also known as Midwinter and Yule. The shortest day and the longest night.  The Holly King is the symbol of the waning year.  The Goddess gives birth to […]

Samhain Crone Goddesses

Samhain Crone Goddesses In the Northern hemisphere the days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the air. The fiery hues of Autumn decorate the trees. We have processed the fruits, vegetables and herbs of the last harvest of the year to sustain us through the Winter. Samhain is the beginning of the […]

Samhain

Samhain The modern celebration of Halloween is derived the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marked the end of Summer harvests and honoured the ancestors. It is believed that the veil between ThisWorld and the OtherWorld is the thinnest on Samhain. Witches, broomsticks, cauldrons, black cats, ghosts, pumpkins, full moons and dressing up in costumes […]