- (im-molg) Also known as "Candlemas" falls on February
2. This Greater Sabbat is the quickening of the year, the first stirrings of the Spring. It is a f ire festival that emphasizes
the light returning to the world. It is the celebration of the three phases of the Goddess: the Maiden, the Mother and the
Crone (or Enchantment, Ripeness and Wisdom).
- (o-star-a) Lands on the Vernal Equinox - March 21 or
22. On this Lesser Sabbat, we are reminded that light and dark are in perfect balance. However, light is mastering dark. The
days are growing longer while the nights are growing shorter.
- (bell-tane) Falling on May l, otherwise known as May
Day, this is the Celts f first day of Summer. The original meaning of he word has a Gaelic derivation of "Bel-fire". Bel is
the name of the Celtic God of Light and Fire. Bel, or Balor is known as "the Bright One". Fires were lit to commemorate the
return of life and fertility to the world. This day has been adopted by many other cultures and today many people still perform
a May Pole Dance, feast at picnics and remember why people fall in love.
- (leetha) Also named Midsummer of Summer Solstice, this
is a Sabbat strictly for the sun. On June 21 or 22, witches acknowledge the God's light and warmth on the day when he shines
the highest, brightest and longest. This is a time to rejoice in the full flood of the years abundance.
- Primarily this Sabbat is called LUGHNASADH (loon-na-
sah). Come August l, the land reminds us that it is time for harvesting and preparations for the winter. The Celtic God and
Warrior Lugh, spares the life of his enemy in exchange for the Secrets of Agricultural Prosperity. Therefore, Lammas is the
first of three harvesting celebrations. The first being , the harvest of wheat and corn.
- (may-bin) Also called the Autumnal Equinox, September
21 or 22 is a joyous day that again is remembered for having equal hours of light and dark. However, this time, dark is the
master over light. This day is also the celebration of the second harvest. From here, the wheel of the year ends with the
third and final harvesting and the beginning of another year of Samhain.
An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will