Imbolc

Date: February 2

Other Names: Candlemas, Oimelc, Brigid’s Day

Goddesses: Arachne, Arianrhod, Athena, Attar, Brigid, Februa, Gaia, Selene, Vesta

Gods: Braggi, Cupid, Diancecht, Dainichi, Essus, Februus, Pax Continue reading

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Yule

Date: December 21

Other Names: Winter Solstice

Goddesses: Brigid, Isis, Demeter, Gaia, Diana

Gods: Apollo, Ra, Odin, Lugh, The Oak King, The Green Man Continue reading

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Samhain

Date: October 31

Other Names: Halloween, New Years, Feast of the Dead, Shadowfest, Martinmas

Goddesses: Hecate, Alcyone, Ereshkigal, Hel, Nepthys, White Lady

Gods: Carneios, Cel, Dagda, Hades, Odin, Osiris, Tuoni Continue reading

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Esbats

The Esbats are the celebrations of the thirteen full moons in a year, traditionally a time for Wiccans to gather and work magic – compared to the Sabbats which are usually more celebration than magical working. While the Sabbats are fire festivals, the Esbats are also a time for attuning with the energies of the Moon and her cycles. While the phases of the moon are important, the month the full moon falls in can also affect magical workings. Continue reading

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Storing Herbs

Why dry and store herbs?

You may have collected more herbs than you’ve been able to use, or you might have plants in your own garden which you wish to harvest before Autumn. Whatever your reason, it is better to be able to store these herbs rather than letting them go to waste. Continue reading

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