Sabbat Birthday Superstitions
I thought it might be fun for Imbolc to gather some superstitions for anyone with a birthday on one of the Sabbats. I included dates for both Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
These are all from a book called All One Wicca: A Study in the Universal Eclectic Tradition of Wicca by Kaatryn MacMorgan. I’m not necessarily saying that any of this is true or good, I’m just posting it for anyone who is interested.
Yule (20-22 December or 20-22 June)
A child born on Yule is said to have the power of the Sun God, and the mother is said to be blessed too, of especial sacredness are infants with black hair, who are said to have the powers of the storms, and very pale children born on Yule are said to come from the womb of the Goddess and be great workers of Magick. Some say the gift child is often a changeling, and will die by spring, but bring great prosperity to the family, not my idea of a Blessing.
Imbolc (1-2 February or 1-2 August)
Children born on Imbolc are said to be the "first children of Spring" and will always be one step ahead of everyone else.
Ostara (19-21 March or 19-21 September)
Children born or conceived on Ostara are said to be healthy, strong, imaginative and "green thumbed."
Beltane (30 April -1 May or 30 October - 1 November)
Children, especially girls, born on Beltane are the "children of the Goddess," and children conceived on Beltane are said to have "luck and fortune beyond the world."
Litha (20 - 22 June or 20 - 22 December)
Children born on the Summer Solstice are supposed to be fiery, smart, strong, temperamental and willful, red haired children born on the Solstice are said to be marked by the Sun King, and will receive special blessings.
Lughnasadh/Lammas (1 - 2 August or 1 - 2 February)
Children born on Lughnasa, like children born on Mabon, are said to be like the crop that is brought in.
Mabon (19 - 21 September or 19 - 21 March)
Children born at Mabon are generally compared to the harvest. If it was good, the child is said the "Grow tall and prosper like the grain," but a poor season usually boded badly for an infant, not because of his/her date of birth but because of the food supply, and the child was said to be lucky to survive past Yule.
Samhain (30 October - 1 November or 30 April - 1 May)
Children born on Samhain are said to be great in power but attracted to "necromancy, graveyards and other ghoulish things," and children conceived on Samhain were said to be the incarnations of unsettled dead, so sex on Samhain is fairly taboo.