Sabbats

Part of my witchcraft and practice, in general, involves the every day – the mundane. I put a lot of love into my cooking, baking, and even in my coffee. I am responsible for the meals in my home for all five of us – my parents included. This was part of an agreement that I made with my parents when I decided to quit my day job and stay home to pursue what I really love. Since I do all the cooking, it gives me an opportunity to put a bit of love, energy, or healing into my cooking regularly for everyone to partake in. Solstice cookies are no different.

December 20-21 (Northern Hemisphere) June 20-21 (Southern Hemisphere) Yule is typically celebrated around the same time as the Christian holiday of Christmas in the northern hemisphere, but they are two very different holidays. You can see from above that the dates range for the celebration of Yule and that isContinue Reading

October 31 – November 1 (Northern Hemisphere)April 30 – May 1 (Southern Hemisphere) Throughout the world, Samhain is typically known as Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere. Historically, this was the last day of the calendar year to the Celts. It was a time whenContinue Reading

September 20-23 (Northern Hemisphere)March 19-22 (Southern Hemisphere) Mabon is the second of the three Celtic harvest festivals. It is also the second equinox, meaning that the dates will vary by year depending on the alignment of the Earth and its rotation. At this time of the year, the days andContinue Reading

Lughnasadh (LOO-nuh-sah) or Lammas (LAH-mas) August 2 (Northern Hemisphere) February 2 (Southern Hemisphere) Lammas, or Lughnasadh, depending on your tradition and preference, is the first of three harvest festivals, and one of four fire festivals, from ancient Celtic traditions and beliefs. This first harvest is the harvest of grains, andContinue Reading

February 2 (Northern Hemisphere) August 2 (Southern Hemisphere) The word Imbolc is thought to have come from the Old Irish word oimelc, which means “ewe’s milk”. It is also said that the word itself, Imbolc, literally translates to “in the belly”. This is a fitting name for this Sabbat asContinue Reading

This past weekend, we went on an adventure. Here in Central Oregon you have the ability to purchase a permit to go cut your own tree down rather than paying the $50-ish dollars for the ones they bring in specifically to sell. So, that’s what we did! With my dadContinue Reading

Below, you will find the dates for the Sabbats for 2018 depending on the hemisphere you call home. Northern Hemisphere Imbolc – February 1, 2018 Ostara – March 20, 2018 Beltane – May 1, 2018 Litha – June 21, 2018 Lammas – August 1, 2018 Mabon – September 23, 2018Continue Reading

Lammas is coming up for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and I have exactly 20 days to prepare. I’m not sure what I’m going to be doing, but since it is the first of the harvest festivals, I know I want to have at least a good feastContinue Reading

When the wheel has turned to Yule, light the log the Horned One rules! Yule (EWE-elle) is a celebration of the rebirth of the Sun and God. It is celebrated during the winter solstice, typically between December 20 and 22. It is during this time that we see the shortestContinue Reading