pagan days of the year

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wheel of the year | Beltane (May 1)

“The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.”
-  Edwin Way Teale

The modern Beltane Fire Festival is inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane which began on the evening before 1 May and marked the beginning of summer.

This fire festival is celebrated with bonfires, Maypoles, dancing, and lots of good old fashioned sexual energy. The Celts honored the fertility of the gods with gifts and offerings, sometimes including animal or human sacrifice. Cattle were driven through the smoke of the balefires, and blessed with health and fertility for the coming year.

There are many different ways you can celebrate Beltane, but the focus is nearly always on fertility. It’s the time when the earth mother opens up to the fertility god, and their union brings about healthy livestock, strong crops, and new life all around.
Today’s Pagans celebrate Beltane much like their ancestors did. A Beltane ritual usually involves lots of fertility symbols, including the obviously-phallic Maypole dance. The Maypole is a tall pole decorated with flowers and hanging ribbons, which are woven into intricate pattern by a group of dancers. Weaving in and out, the ribbons are eventually knotted together by the time the dancers reach the end.

There are some who believe Beltane is a time for the faeries – the appearance of flowers around this time of year heralds the beginning of summer and shows us that the fae are hard at work. In early folklore, to enter the realm of faeries is a dangerous step – and yet the more helpful deeds of the fae should always be acknowledged and appreciated. If you believe in faeries, Beltane is a good time to leave out food and other treats for them in your garden or yard.

For many contemporary Pagans, Beltane is a time for planting and sowing of seeds – again, the fertility theme appears. The buds and flowers of early May bring to mind the endless cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth that we see in the earth.

Two 50 year old boring arguments

Tumblr pagans are carrying on from the 1960’s to now.

A few people who were in Gardner’s covens and left thought lots of his Wicca was B.S. Several of them left at different times and sought something older and Robert Cochrane called it Traditional Witchcraft to distinguish it from Gardner’s design. Cochrane complaining constantly about Gardner caused Valiente )who Gardner had alienated by insisting HPS be younger women but the HP (himself) could be old) to leave Cochrane’s clan and went solitary. She continued her research into older traditions. And this argument continues to this day as Gardnarian Wiccans demand to be called traditional witches and insist that it not be defined as non-wiccan even though that has been a large part of its meaning since day one. Whatever I don’t care.

In 1962 Oberon and Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart formed the Church of All Worlds a pagan religion based on Robert Heinlein’s science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange World. They replicated rituals, organizational structure, the polyamorous marriage style, and much more based on the book. The cakes and ale ritual language most neo wiccan circles use is from that book. The same founders bred unicorns from goats and toured them in the circus, Oberon dresses like Dumbledore. This is full on life long committed pop culture paganism. And it predates Tumblr by 50 years and the Internet by 30 years. To this day pagans argue over this “brand new form of paganism that was just invented with a particular social media format.” Whatever, I don’t care.

Today is the first day of Spring, which means it’s Ostara!! 🌸💐🌷🐰✨

We all know that Easter marks the day that Christ was resurrected and joined His Father in Heaven. Im sure most of us have wondered why eggs and bunnies are relevant to Jesus dying on the cross, and lucky for you I’m going to tell you what it has to do with Jesus and Easter.

Nothing.

Ostara, ( oh-STAR-uh) which is also called Lady Day, is a Pagan celebration of Spring! It happens every year on the Spring equinox, which is usually March 21 but this year it happens to be today!

Eostra is the Saxon goddess of spring and fertility, and when Christian missionaries were converting Pagans, they found out that Ostara and the resurrection of Christ happened around the same time. The christians adapted the word “Easter” and some of the Pagan traditions, like….

The Easter bunny! Bunnies are a symbol of fertility; Eostra could almost always been seen with a rabbit, which are known for reproducing. The same concept applies to baby chicks, who break out of shells all wet and wobbly, but are adorable fluff balls a few hours later. Animals are sacred to goddesses of Spring and were often honored around the Spring Equinox.

Eggs are also a symbol of fertility, and it’s believed that if one eats a hard boiled egg just before sunrise on Ostara, you will be healthy and fruitful for the following year! Traditionally eggs would also be decorated and given as gifts, as wishings in abundance in food and prosperity. As Pagan traditions, beliefs, life and culture were shunned and assimilated, the practice was transformed into hiding eggs for young children.

So there ya have it, yet another celebration poached by a religion who wished they were as cool are the Pagans 😉 🐸☕️

Happy Ostara my loves!!! May Eostra bless you with happiness, wealth, and love! So mote it be! ✨🌸🐰🌷🌈💐🌻☀️🥚🎀✨

“So now, as the Maiden form of the Goddess whispers to us of hope and new beginnings at the festival of Imbolc, it is on a cold February morning that you are invited to step onto the ‘Wheel of the Year.”
Carole Carlton (Mrs Darley’s Pagan Whispers: A Celebration of Pagan Festivals, Sacred Days, Spirituality and Traditions of the Year)

Happy Imbolc or Candlemas!

(via pinterest)

Cleaning and organizing my altar room, cleansing and consecrating my new and old working tools, and doing some protection, renewal, releasing, and other magick to prepare for this Gregorian new year. Blessed be the witches!
Killian Elkstone
Seeker, Coven of the Raven Moon

Samhain

Samhain (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SAM-hayne) means literally summer’s end, and is a festival holiday that is usually celebrated by pagans. This holiday also has many names such as Calan Gaeaf, Nos Cyn Calan Gaual, Oie Houney, Feast of Mongfind, Feast of the Dead, Third Harvest, The Witches’ New Year, and Celtic New Year. This festival holiday celebrates the Sabbath, and is also a time to pay your respects to your ancestors, and people that have moved on. This holiday is celebrated on the 31st of October to November 1st, but this time can actually be changed, or different depending on your spiritual tradition. This can make Samhain to some, a longer period of time in which will extend over multiple days, and may even go into early November. This is also the third and final Harvest of the year in which is the last time to get everything in before winter. During this time people will celebrate by doing rituals, honoring their ancestors, and throwing parties.

This holiday was also taken up by early Christians, and changed into All Saints’ Day, or All Hallows Eve to show respect for Christian saints, and martyrs during the same time as Samhain was being celebrated. Along with All Souls’ Day which is celebrated to remember the souls of the dead following the days of All Saints’ Day, or All Hallows Eve. These holidays would eventually turn into Halloween. Though Halloween got its roots from Samhain, they’re now quite different, and unique holidays from one another. Where Halloween has become a more family oriented holiday in which is more based on self expression of scary things with certain traditions, and customs depending on where you live such as trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving. Where Samhain is more of a religious, and spiritual celebration of the dead, your ancestors, and loved ones that have passed on along with the celebration of the Sabbath, and the coming of the colder months.

There are thousands of ways that people can celebrate the holiday Samhain, but it primarily depends on your tradition, and culture. People might even make altars, light bonfires, have large feast, spend time with family, reflect on the past, or even visit burial grounds. It all really depends on you, and your tradition, and how you have come to celebrate the holiday. The Samhain season is also a good time for focusing on reflection, change, growth, endings, new beginnings, and is a time for more dark related things. It is a time of year where the energy is closer to us, and the veil is thinner making it a good time to contact the spirit world. This is also the most popular time of year for new occultist, witches, and practitioners to start practicing their craft. It is also a time where the masculine energy is slowly subsideing from the world before it returns later this spring in the holiday of Beltane. It is a very powerful time of the year for a lot of cultures, and traditions around the world, and is something worth celebrating, and honoring in your life, if you choose too.

“There is a delightful story which tells of Eostre finding an injured bird on the ground and, in order to save its life, she transformed it into a hare. The transformation however was incomplete and, although the bird looked like a hare, it still retained the ability to lay eggs. Regardless of this slight mishap, the hare was so grateful for the goddess saving her life that on Eostre’s festival the hare would lay eggs, decorate them and leave them as a token of thanks. In Germany today, many young children still believe that their Easter eggs are laid and delivered by the Easter hare.”
Carole Carlton (Mrs Darley’s Pagan Whispers: A Celebration of Pagan Festivals, Sacred Days, Spirituality and Traditions of the Year)

(source: Design Art Studio Ekaterina Lachova Ltd.)

10 Witchy New Year Resolutions

✨ Work on and complete your Grimoire 

✨ Have a set Faith Study time each week  

✨ Make a permanent altar dedicated to your patrons 

✨ Practice tarot more

✨ Start learning to read tea leaves

✨ Write in your Book of Shadows more for personal growth

✨ Meditate a little every day 

✨ Spend more time with nature- even if that means just in the backyard

✨ Make more spell jar charms

✨ Read a chapter of a witchy book every day

Interested in Paganism / Witchcraft? Don't know where/ how to start?

Hi guys! So I’ve been thinking, I should really have more original content here. And since I have some new witchlings, I thought that should start now. So considering most of their first questions are “where do I start”, I might as well make a post about that~

Warning Very Long Post!

So, your interested in Paganism/Wicca/Witchcraft but you don’t know where or how to start? No worries! Hopefully this list will prove helpful.

Now remember many Pagans and Wiccans go through the whole “Year and a Day”. This is essentially the time period of research and learning before dedication to a path or deity. If you wish to follow that, then consider all I am about to tell you in that time frame, if not then consider the list below in whatever time frame you like.

Preparation:

         - Think about what you are interested in and see it in a general term. I would suggest looking at whether you are interested in a “Path” or just in a “Craft”, or perhaps both together. In other words try to see if you are leaning more towards belief system/ religion (Path) or practicing Witchcraft (Craft) and if you are interested in the Craft in connection to a Path or just the Craft with no connection to a Path. Secular vs. Non-Secular, Pagan vs. Witch, etc.

Basics:

1. Find out what it is you are interested in then list it down.
        - Just saying “hey I’m interested in Paganism as a whole” is great and all, but having a more specific list of curiosities is even better! List down what you are interested in learning, what intrigues you, what are you curious about or just what you want to learn more about. Whether it’s about a path you like or witchcraft, write those babies down! This list will act as a guideline to ensure you cover everything that caught your attention. So remember to always write these things down, whether it’s about a Path or the Craft.

1.2 List down all the negative things you have heard about and what you are afraid of trying.

          - Why? Because learning more or clearing up some information about all the negativity you might have heard will definitely help you grow! Even if you aren’t into a certain part of Paganism it’s always good to get a general understanding of it. Also if you are afraid of a part of a Path or of the Craft then you definitely need to learn more about it, you may find out it’s not exactly what you first thought it was. So list ALL of those things down honey!

2. Research!
         - A big part of learning anything new in searching for more information about it. Interested in Runes? Go do some research! There are many different ways to do this; online, via books, asking others on tumblr or forums, asking friends, etc. At the same time, I would highly suggest doing research by yourself first to get the basics before going online and asking someone. Why? Imagine trying to teach someone algebra but they don’t even have a basic understanding of math, it would be very tiring for the one teaching it and confusing and probably very daunting for the one learning. Which is why having basic knowledge can greatly help a situation where you want to learn more.

2.2 Find out what’s true and what isn’t.

        - A lot of times when someone is first starting out they might try to ignore all the bad things they might have heard about what they are starting out with. That’s not the way! Go and research! See what’s been exaggerated, what’s absolutely false, what misunderstandings may be going around, etc. Check out every rumor or “truth” you have heard and see if it holds true. Misconceptions are everywhere. Research on the things you listed down that scares you, you might end up clearing a few of your own misconceptions. Remember “knowledge is power”. Also don’t forget to check in on yourself too, see what you believed about these rumors and if they have changed. At the same time if you see that what you had believed was wrong, don’t feel bad. Accept it, learn and move on. Everyone; including you can get things wrong every now and again, the trick is to accept it and to try not to be a jerk about it.

3. Done with research? Research some more!
         - So now you have a lot of information on the things you are interested in, think you’re done? Nope. Keep on researching! Another large part of Paganism and witchcraft is the fact that you are always learning. And keeping up with your research game can help you stay sharp. Not to mention you never know what you might learn or discover!

Alright so now you have tons of information on many topics you were interested in, rumors and hear-says and maybe you even realized some things are just not for you. That’s fine, along the road certain things loose their appeal and others start to seem more appealing. Anyway, now that those basics are done lets move on shall we?

Finding your Path: If a Path is indeed something you are interested in.

1. Research

            - Go ahead and look up different paths in Paganism, even if you have a path in mind keep open minded about other paths. If you do have another path in mind, research about it.

2. Explore
            - By now I’m sure that you are leaning towards a certain path or two. That’s great! Go ahead and explore that path, find out what it’s about. I don’t just mean research i mean experience it. Look into what they believe, what they practice, really see what this path is like.

3. Research
            - I know, I know, this is starting to sound redundant but it will all be worth it. For this step just do a bit of extra research just to really understand the path you are interested in.

4. Think and ask yourself
             - Now it’s time to internalize. Do you think this path if for you? Are your personal beliefs the same as this path? Does this path feel right? Ask yourself all these questions and more. Then…

5. Try it out
              - I’m not saying to dedicate yourself to that path just yet (unless you really feel it’s perfect for you, if so, then go ahead and dedicate yourself to it). I advice trying out the path first, and i mean no disrespect to the path for this. In this case trying it out means going through the motions of the path to see if you really love it and if it’s something you are willing to dedicate yourself too. If you feel that it’s not quite right, that’s okay, just go back to step one. If, however you feel it is perfect for you, then you can definitely…

6. Dedicate yourself to the path
                 - Congratulations! You have found your path! There are many ways to dedicate yourself to a path, some more complicated than others. It all depends on what you feel you need for a dedication, if you want to do it. Now this tends to be seen as an oath, so take it seriously if you choose to do so.

7. Becoming part of the community

                   If you want you can join a formal community of like minded people. Or you could just hang around tumblr and other forums. It’s a great way to keep learning and also to just make friends.

8. Never stop researching

                    - That’s right, NEVER. Always look for ways to grow, learn, enhance, etc. It really helps yourself and how you are in your Path.

Deities tend to be a large part of many peoples practice, while it’s not mandatory to have them if you feel a connection with them it is best to add them in your life.

God and Goddess: If you feel like this is something worth looking in to.

1. Research

                  - Look up different Gods from different pantheons and keep your mind open. Now I say Gods with an S, because I would rather have people open to multiple deities than just one. You never know how things might end up.

2. Pay attention

                  - When doing research be open and “listen”. You might like this God but then see another and suddenly feel pulled to them. It can be quite surprising but when you feel the pull, that connection to a deity it cannot be denied. You might also experience signs from the Gods so really keeping your eyes open is important. Mind you it might take a while to find them.

3. Connect

                    - When you do find your Deity or Deities, it’s now time to nourish your connection with them. You can do this many different ways; meditation, prayer, offerings, ritual, song, dance, creating an altar, etc. It all depends on you and what you feel your Deity will react to best. It’s also trial and error with this though, and still involves paying attention to them as they might be giving you hints.

4. Think and ask yourself

                   - Make sure that this is something that you feel fits into your life. Evaluate everything. Is this right for you? How do you feel? Make sure everything is okie dokie before moving on. If not go back to step one, or if this isn’t for you, then calmly let go; after giving the Deities a heads up of course.

5. Dedication

                      - When you feel ready, you can dedicate yourself to them. This all depends on you, you can choose how to go about it, or not to go through it at all. Dedication simply means that you are tying yourself to them, it’s an oath. So please take it seriously.

6. Keep the connection

                         - Now that you have your Deity don’t just leave them in a corner. Keep the connection to them or strengthen it however you and your Deities see fit. Keep in contact with them however you want, don’t let the relationship grow stale. Many people decide to create an altar for them, either in conjunction with their Craft altar or an entirely separate Deity altar. Research once again is great here, you really can never stop growing and you may find out some amazing information in connection to your Deities.

Witchcraft: If the Craft is something you would like to try.

So let’s say you are interested in Witchcraft too, where do you start? Well apart form using the basic steps I wrote at the top you can start by….

1. Research

                 - Yes I am redundant, I know. As I said earlier research is a huge part of all of this. So in this step go ahead and research whatever it is that you listed down before. Find out more about that topic. Maybe you want to know more about the different types of witches, or if you need a Deity to practice witchcraft (which you don’t necessarily need). Anything at all, look it up.

2. Document

               - Found something? Write it down or record it somewhere that you can easily pull up again if needed. Find important information? Save that somewhere, you never know when you might need it.

3. Put to practice

               - Certain things you research on, you will notice can be used easily in day to day life. So why not use it? Practicing these small things or even trying to memorize certain information can really deepen your love for the craft. Getting a bit serious? Always put to practice the important things you have learned, especially if they are related to your own safety.

4. Think and ask yourself

             - So now that you have tried a few things out, you need to think, look into yourself and ask yourself if this is something you really want. Is it right for you? Do you feel comfortable? Etc.

5. Change / Make Adjustments

             - If ever changes or adjustments need to be made, now’s the time to do so. At this point you will already know how things feel/ fit you, so make the needed adjustments. Or if you find out that this is just not for you, then here is where you can just let it go.

6. Dedication

               - And once again, if this feels right to you; dedicate yourself! You don’t need to do anything really, but if you feel the need for a ritual then do so, if not, then simply dedicating yourself mentally or through practice is perfectly fine. This is just you saying to yourself “Hey this works for me!”.

7. Keep practicing!

                - Now that all of that is done with you can get into having your own personal practice. Your very own way that you engage in the Craft. Maybe you want to have an altar, or maybe you want to create a “Book of Shadows” or a “Grimoire”. Go ahead! Try to insert a bit of magick into everyday mundane life, especially for those busy witches this can really help keep the love and magick alive inside of us. Also….

8. Never stop researching 

                  - Yay! Redundancy! You get the gist now right? Research is the life blood of any Path or Craft…or life actually. Research more, you will change and evolve and so will your practices, keep up the research!

Now, if you don’t have a list of things to research for witchcraft then consider these:

- Herbs and their magickal and medicinal properties

- Crystals and Gems and their magickal properties

- Moon Cycles

- Casting and Closing a sacred circle / Creating sacred space

- Creating an altar

- Tools of the craft and their use

- Divination methods

- A history of witchcraft

- Modern witchcraft

- Personal Protective shields

- Sabbats and Esbats

- Banishing

- Warding

- Grounding and Centering

 

There! I think I’m done! If ever I feel like I need to add or redefine certain points I will do so and then reblog this. But for now, I am done. I really hope this helps someone. And while they are all from my personal point of view, I think I made them universal enough for anyone to refer to.

A Year and a Day

The Year and One Day theory is used in many areas in life. It gives a person the opportunity to through each season with knowledge and skill. In the mundane world it is a time period set to learn about others or other things, this is because most people can pull a shadow over things for 3 – 6 months but it’s nearly impossible to do it for a year. In Wicca it’s a time of learning and growth, a time of self reflection and decision. Here is the time where you should gain your base knowledge of the Craft and decide afterward’s if it is the path that you wish to live with the rest of your life.

A year and a day is time period is based upon a number of early European traditions. In some feudal societies, if a serf ran away and was absent from his lord’s holdings for a year and a day, he was automatically considered a free man. In Scotland, a couple who lived together as husband and wife for a year and a day were accorded all the privileges of marriage, whether or not they were formally wed. For many Pagans and Wiccans, the year and a day study period holds a special significance. If you’re recently become part of a group, this time period is enough that you and the group’s other members can get to know one another. It’s also a time in which you can familiarize yourself with the concepts and principles of the group. If you’re not part of an established tradition, using the year-and-a-day rule allows you to give your practice structure. Many solitaries choose to study for this time, prior to any sort of self-dedication ritual. 

Should you dedicate before or afterward’s? That’s a personal decision between you and the God’s. Though, traditionally you should self-dedicate within a month or two of starting your walk for one year and one day. Many traditional Covens, Circles or Groves tend to Dedicate or Initiate a person at the beginning of their studies.

The year and a day is not mandatory for becoming Wiccan, but it is highly recommended. A year and a day of study is suggested in order to give you as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not to dedicate yourself to your chosen path. Different covens might go about it differently.

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Lights for the Winter Solstice by Marcus Rodriguez 

And that’s all for this year :)  

legal-scareijuana  asked:

hey! what advice could you give me as a beginner at wicca? it's been pretty hard for me to find good websites/books/resources.

I just want to start off by saying Wicca is a religion, and doesn’t have to have anything at all to do with Witchcraft. In Wicca the masculine and feminine forces in nature are embodied in the God and Goddess. You don’t have to give them a face, or name to worship them and give them thanks, but if you want to then you can choose a god and goddess that you connect with from a pantheon, and use them as your link as they are all smaller depictions of the larger forces. Here is the Wiccan Rede. This is the set of rules and sayings that Wicca revolves around. Wicca as a religion does not agree with cursing, or hurting others since the phrases “An ye harm none, do what ye will” are in the Wiccan Rede. Wicca is the worship of the God and Goddess in all their forms in nature. If you want to show thanks to the Lord and Lady here are some non-ritual things you can do:

  • picking up trash in your community
  • keeping the plants around you healthy
  • leaving out HEALTHY snacks for the animals in your neighborhood (BREAD IS NOT HEALTHY FOR ANIMALS leave seeds, granola, grain, or berries instead)

Some other information on Wicca: 

  • The ongoing changes in the God are worshiped on the Sabbats
  • Every full moon an Esbat is held in honor of the Goddess and is usually celebrated with wine, ale, or juice and cakes/cookies
  • Here is a Sabbat cakes recipe and Here is an Esbat cookie recipe
  • Wiccans can be witches, but they don’t have to be. Witches can be Wiccans, but they don’t have to be. It is entirely up to the person as to what path they want to follow. 

List of the Sabbats (on their usual day but not always on this day as it changes every year depending on the solstices):

  • Yule (December 21):  Longest night of the year, the turning point when the days will become longer, and spring will be coming. The Goddess gives birth to the God who will be her child and eventual lover. It is a time for food, family, a yule log, and gifts for Wiccans (Winter Solstice).
  • Imbolc/Oimelc (February 2):  Marks the recovery of the Goddess after birth of the God. The God fertilizes the Earth, and so the earliest beginnings of spring occur. This is a sabbat of purification, a festival of light and fertility. It’s also a traditional time for initiations into covens and self-dedication rituals (also called Brigid’s Day and the Celtic goddess or fire and inspiration, Brigid, is also worshiped on this day by some people).
  • Ostara (March 21):  The Goddess gives fertility to the Earth while the God grows to maturity. Days and nights are equal and days are slowly growing longer. This is a time of beginnings, action, planting spells, and of tending the gardens. This is the start in the pagan year of spring among Wiccans and Celtics. The first flowers are praised, and the God and Goddess thanked for the return of Spring. Ostara is one of the more colorful holidays. Feasting and socializing are the important factors in this holiday as well as the celebration of the return of color to the natural world (Spring Equinox).
  • Beltane (May 1): This is the holiday of fertility and love starting at dusk on the 30th and continuing until the dawn of the 1st. The union of the God and Goddess to conceive the new God for the following year happens on this day. The Maypole is a symbol of the union of the God and Goddess to create life. The pole itself a phallic symbol while the dancers and their streamers or vines of flowers represent the fertile womb of the goddess as it takes in the God to create their child. Besides the Maypole often a bonfire is present, and members of the group are encouraged to jump the flames for luck and their own fertility. In most sects the celebration of unions of love are enacted. Beltane is the time of  many marriages/handfastings in the pagan community.
  • Litha (June 21):  The longest day of the year, the Solstice is the celebration when days are longer than nights. The God is at this strongest point in life. Flowers are common in the circle, roses and bright cheerful wildflowers are upon the altar and usually worn. It is the changing point of the year, and the celebration of the spiral dance of the year is common among Wiccans. It a celebration with much joy, and much feasting. Many wiccans wear bright colors and flowers. Litha’s usual food is honeycakes or cornbread. In the past, bonfires were leapt to encourage fertility, purification, health and love. Midsummer is a classic time for magick of all kinds (Summer Solstice).
  • Lughnassadh/Lammas (August 1):  This is the big celebration of the harvest. As always there is feasting and dancing, but it is a bit more somber than many of the other holidays. Some Pagans celebrate this day as the day to bake their bread and cakes for the coming winter, and do no actual rituals except for blessing the foods prepared. Pagans see this as a time when the God loses his strength as the days grow slowly shorter. The Goddess watches in sorrow and joy as she realizes the the God is dying, but her son will be the new one.
  • Mabon (September 21): This is the weavers festival.Cords are braided together to add to someone’s life and make it better. Covens will braid everyone’s braids together to combine and unite the power symbolically. This holidays is not as widely celebrated as the others, but there is still food and drinks. It is somber as the God is losing more strength and will die soon. (Autumn Equinox)
  • Samhain (October 31): This is a somber day when Wiccans reflect upon all the people they have lost in the past year and come to terms with their losses. It is a time for dimensional openings and workings, and also the mourning of the death of the God. It is a timeto end relationships and bad situations, and it is the time when one can see the glimmer of hope in the future.

I hope this Sparksnotes version of Wicca helped you! If you have more specific questions don’t hesitate to ask me! ^^