Tag: Paganism

Pagan Feasts: Mabon (Thanksgiving)

Mabon is the Witches’ Thanksgiving. It is the second Harvest Festival of the Witches’ calendar, and it celebrates and gives thanks for the bountiful harvest of fruit, squash, grains, and vegetables. Witches meet and share celebration feasts with f…

Pagan Feasts: Lughnasadh (August 2nd)

This is the first of the three harvest festivals, the Grain Harvest. We give thanks for the crops and for the fertility of the Earth. We honor the weakening Sun God and give thanks for the seeds and the plants that went through the death process (…

Pagan Feasts: Summer Solstice

At this time, we celebrate the Sun at his peak of power. We draw his energy into the Mother Earth for continued growth. We give thanks for the fertility and growth of things both in and around us. We prepare for the subtle changes that start as th…

Pagan Feasts: Beltane (May 1st)

We celebrate the marriage of the God and Goddess. We share in the fertility and growth that it brings into the Earth. We move into a time of community. We open our hearts to other seekers on the path. We also project for growth, belonging, and ble…

Pagan Feasts: Ostara (Vernal Equinox)

The day and night are now equal. As the light takes over the dark we celebrate the fertility of the Earth and the growing of the young Sun God’s energy. In symbolic ritual, the young God is armed with the tools necessary to conquer the darkness as…

Pagan Feasts: Imbolc (Feb 2nd)

On Imbolc, we become aware that the Sun’s energy is slowly growing stronger. The Earth Mother is slowly awakening under the Sun’s revitalizing energy. At this time, we call to the Mother to accept this energy and use it to bless us and renew the E…

Pagan Feasts: Yule (Winter Solstice)

This is the longest night of the year. Pagans gather to celebrate the rebirth of the Sun in the sky, and draw its fertilizing energy back to the Mother Earth. It is on this night that we look forward to the promise of the coming Spring. The name Y…

Tools of Witchcraft

The sacred tools of the Witch have been around for thousands of years and we present the basics here. There are many books that go into further detail and always remember that Witchcraft is truly a Life’s Quest. As we all know there are numerous t…