Calendar

Feb
2
Fri
Lammas – First Harvest Feast
Feb 2 all-day

The first harvest is done and the fruits of labour are celebrated and enjoyed.

Symbols:

Corn; grains; bread; wheat; large scythe; daisies for joy and uccess; grapes foropulence.

Herbs:

Acacia; blackberry; calendula; frankincense; mistletoe; oak; rose; sandalwood.

Mar
21
Wed
Mabon – Autumn Equinox
Mar 21 all-day

The second harvest feast it is known as Thanksgiving in the northern hemisphere. Second time when day and night are equal.

Symbols:

Autumn leaves; storable food items like nuts, dried fruits and herbs; books for study; cornucopias.

Herbs:

Apple; balm of gilead; calendula; cypress; mugwort; myrrh; oak; orris root; passionflower; pine; rose; sage; thistle.

Apr
30
Mon
Samhain – Hallowe’en
Apr 30 all-day

A ‘death festival’ marking the beginning of winter – the midpoint between Autumn and Winter. Witch’s New Year.

Symbols:

Pumpkins; skeletons; marigolds; autumn leaves; pomegranates; witch hats; apples cut to expose the pentacle of seeds; black candles; black leaves; dark red roses; red chrysanthemums; dark crystals of divination; snake of mystery and rebirth.

Herbs:

Apple; broom; mint; mullein; nutmeg; oak; sage; thistle; wormwood.

Jun
21
Thu
Yule – Winter Solstice
Jun 21 all-day

Longest day, shortest night – the sun steadily grows stronger with each passing day.

Symbols:

Wreaths, holly, oranges and lemons; yule logs; lights; ivy; lots of green growing vines; eucalyptus; pine cones; winter snow; poppies; a single candle flame.

Herbs:

Almond; ash; bay; chamomile; frankincense; hazel; holly; juniper; mistletoe; oak; pine; rosemary; sage; sandalwood; thistle; walnut

Jul
31
Tue
Imbolc – The Quickening
Jul 31 all-day

Sometimes referred to as Candlemass and Bridgid’s Day. Marks the end of winter and celebrates the return of the Sun God.

Symbols:

Seeds; wells; fire; white candles; whie flowers; female things.

Herbs:

Angelica; basil; bay; cinnamon; frankincense; myrrh; orris root; saffron; red nettle; rosemary; rowan.

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