Tag Archives: Wheel of the Year

Imbolc – Sacred Inspiration

To continue my series on the sacred within Wicca, I would like to concentrate on learning to cultivate a connection with the divine, or sacred inspiration. Imbolc is a time of celebrating Brigid, and one of her specialties is inspiration, … Continue reading

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Yule – Element of Earth

There is a lovely phrase that I have incorporated in my devotions: that the divine is the “source and ground” of all that is. I think Yule and the season of the Element of Earth are the perfect time to … Continue reading

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Samhain – Sacred Grief

Grief is work. If you don’t know that, then your experience of grieving has been very different from mine. Grief is hard work, as hard as lifting a thousand pounds of emptiness, over and over again, with every breath, every … Continue reading

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Mabon – Element of Water

Continuing the series I started a few years ago, I’d like to spend time this Mabon focusing on the Element of Water. As we continue to travel around the Wheel of the Year, we have come to the season of … Continue reading

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Lunasa – Sacred Work

The name of this festival is often written as Lughnasadh, but from now on I’m going to use the modernized Irish spelling: Lunasa. This rendering gives a better impression of how to pronounce it and is easier to remember and … Continue reading

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Litha – Element of Fire

I’m continuing to republish a series of articles on the Wheel of the Year. This was originally written in 2012. On Wednesday near 1pm as I darted from one air-conditioned venue to another, I took just a moment to acknowledge … Continue reading

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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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