Tag Archives: Wheel of the Year

Beltane – Sacred Sex

I’m continuing to republish a series of articles. This one was originally written in 2012. In addition to the four Elements, on the cross-quarter days of the Wheel of the Year this year I’m going to explore four major themes … Continue reading

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Ostara – Element of Air

For the next year, I’m going to concentrate on the four Elements on the equinoxes and solstices and on four concepts that I see as fundamental to Wicca on the other Sabbats. For Ostara we’ll start with the Element of Air. Continue reading

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Imbolc – Poesis

I was called away from home suddenly a few days before Imbolc, and things have only settled down now. I am continuing to republish a series of essays originally written in 2012. I currently plan on moving in the middle … Continue reading

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Yule – Sustaining Rebirth

I am continuing to republish a series of essays originally written in 2011. Six months ago, I told a story of Litha being destruction averted, because although it is easy to associate warmth with the very energy of life, it … Continue reading

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Samhain – Learning to Listen

I am continuing to republish a series of articles originally written in 2011. I wrote this piece only a few months before my mother was diagnosed with cancer, and it is especially poignant in light of her recent passing. May … Continue reading

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Mabon – The Myth of Progress

I’m continuing to republish a series of articles on the Sabbats originally written in 2011. Mabon, the autumn equinox, is something of a blank slate. In the Wheel of the Year, the “cross-quarter days” are Celtic fire festivals; the other … Continue reading

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Lunasa – John Barleycorn

But John Barleycorn proved the stoutest man Though they did all that they could So raise up your horn and praise John Barleycorn And we shall drink his blood Yes, we shall drink his blood! – Heather Alexander’s version of … Continue reading

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