Category Archives: Sabbat

Ostara – A Solitary Ritual

by John Beckett Holidays and holy days are better with friends and family.  But many Pagans maintain solitary practices.  Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another.  Sometimes your group … Continue reading

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Ostara: Spring Equinox

Ēostre or Ostara (Old English: Ēastre, Northumbrian dialect Ēostre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a Germanic divinity who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon:Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the … Continue reading

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New Moon, Ostara Spell

A New Moon and Ostara mean new beginnings are at hand. The possibilities of what we can do now are endless. Let this spell for Ostara inspire you to achieve all of your goals. You’ll need two hard-boiled eggs, one … Continue reading

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Wheel of the Year ~ The Blessings of Spring

 Jenya T. Beachy As above, so below; As within, so without. Energy rises and falls eternally, through, with, for and about us. Moving from birth to death to rebirth is a pattern that repeats itself endlessly. The  passing of the … Continue reading

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Samhain

Samhain Eve – As the biggest festival of the Witches’ year it really is one to share with others if at all possible. In many Covens everyone attends this Sabbat, including those from Daughter Covens. Around this time there are … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox

Autumn is well-named Fall, as it is the time when greens give way to glorious array of yellows, golds, oranges and reds before the wind takes the leaves to the ground. Autumn is the season of winds, the harbingers of … Continue reading

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A Mabon Ritual

Mabon honors the dual nature of life and death — darkness and light. It is a sabbat that combines sadness and celebration. We mourn the passing of the Great Son (Mabon), but also celebrate the bounty of the harvest. Just … Continue reading

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Meán Fómhair: Fall Equinox

A tree of apples — great its bounty! Like a hostel, vast! A pretty bush, thick as a fist, of tiny hazelnuts A green mass of branches. —-from Dillon, Early Irish Literature The autumn equinox is a special moment when … Continue reading

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