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Wheel of the year

Magic dream catcher on abstract natural sunny background. ethnic Shaman native amulet, sym

The wheel of the year is the way our ancestors connected to nature and celebrated the cycles of the seasons. In our hectic world of perpetual busyness I love to honour these ancient festivals, known as the Sabbats through rituals and ceremony, as an invitation to slow down and remember who we truly are underneath our never ending list of to dos.

 

The wheel is divided into the light half and the dark half and revolves around eight festivals, from Imbolc to Yule – each one marking a shift in the season, weather, and the natural world.   On these dates, the beginning and end of the seasons are celebrated each with their own. traditions and customs. In pagan and Wicca traditions there may be deities attached to these times but the wheel relates to the cycle of growth, maturation, and death and connects with nature and its cycles, so no religious alliance or belief is needed to celebrate the wheel of the year. Celebrating these seasonal shifts with festivities is intended to help us to connect with the spirit of our ancestors, a connection that leads directly to Mother Earth more than to any deity.

 

See below for the next events in 2024

Imbolc (February 1st) Early spring

 

Sister circle in my home studio February 1st 6-7.30 pm

Ostara  – Spring Equinox (20th – 23rd March)

Yin and Gong bath ceremony  March 16th at Hotpod Yoga Southampton 2-4pm

 

 

Sister circle in my home studio March 21st 6-7.30 pm

 

 

Beltane (May 1st) for early summer

Sister circle in my home studio May  6-7.30 pm

Litha – Summer Solstice (20th – 23rd June)

Sister circle half day retreat in a local venue Saturday June 22nd 2-6pm

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