Samhain - Oct. 31ST Samhain means end of summer and the last of 3 harvests. This is the time where the veil between worlds is lifted. It is wise to use this time to communicate with the dead, cast spells, conjure entities. Some believe that Samhain is the witches New Year.
Common symbols of samhain are pumpkins, black cats and gourds.
Herbs to use are allspice, oak leaves, sage and straw.
Yule - Winter Solistice, the longest night of year is often considered the most magickal day of the year. The Yule season is full of magick, much of it focusing on rebirth and renewal, as the sun makes its way back to the earth. Focus on this time of new beginnings with your magickal spells and conjurings!
Common Symbols of Yule are a Yule log with three candles, evergreens, holly and gold candles.
Herbs to use are evergreen, pine, bayberry and yellow cedar.
Common Symbols of Imbolic are white flowes and candle wheeles.
Herbs are basil, blackberry, heather, iris and yellow flowers.
Ostara - March 19 - 22 celebration of the spring equinox. This is when the light is equal to the darkness. This is time to celebrate spring and rebrith!
Common herbs and flowers are daffodil , violet, gorse, iris, narcissus and all spring flowers.
Beltane - April 30 to May 1st Also known as may day is a day to celebrate fertility, fire, and abundance. In old Celtic traditions it was a time of promiscuity where marriages could be undertaken but it is rarely observed in that manner in modern times.
Litha - June 19-21st Summer Solstice on this longest day of the year, light and life are abundant!
Common Herbs and flowers are ivy, mugwort, lily, oak and lavender.
Herbs and Flowers are all grains and heather.
Mabon - Sept. 21ST The second Harvest.The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally. Take a moment to pay respects to the impending dark. Give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year's crops.
Common herbs are benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, myrrh, rose, sage, thistle, and vegetables