Imbolc marks the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, and it represents the welcoming of spring’s return and the light half of the year.
The Wolf Moon falls in January and is welcomed as the first full moon of the new year. It comes after the Cold Moon, which falls near the winter solstice, and the Snow Moon, which occurs in the harshest period of the season.
Even if you’re not a lunar witch, the full moon has a powerful effect on spiritual rituals. It reminds us of nature’s repeating cycle; of birth, death, and rebirth; of symbolism and personal growth. This article provides the 2023 full moon calendar along with each full moon’s name(s), spiritual meanings, and the date/time of maximum […]
Yule, also known as Yuletide or Yulefest, is celebrated at the winter solstice, which falls between December 20-23 in the northern hemisphere, depending on the year. It represents the transition back into the light and a celebration of the sun. It’s also the official first day of winter. This year, Yule and the winter solstice […]
Did you know there’s at least one full moon every single month? Each moon has a name thanks to early Native American tribes, who christened the moons based on the seasons. Some moons reflect the active fauna or blooming flora, while others reference tribal activities such as the hunting or harvesting. December’s full moon is […]
It’s that time of year again! The Yuletide season is almost upon us. Many modern-day witches celebrate Yule, which is the winter solstice and the eighth festival in the Wheel of the Year. Yule is the longest night of the year. It marks the end of the dark half and the gradual return to the […]
Every month has at least one full moon, and each moon has a name. Early Native American tribes named the moons based on the seasons. This could include flora in bloom at that time of the year, animals that are active, or the tribe’s activities such as hunting or harvesting. The Beaver Moon is also […]
On November 8th, you’ll want to turn your eyes skyward and watch the last total lunar eclipse for three years. The next one won’t occur until March 14, 2025, although we will have a few partial eclipses between now and then. The lunar spectacle will transform the Beaver Moon into a Blood Moon. Learn all […]
Is carving a pumpkin part of your Samhain/Halloween ritual? If so, you’re not alone. 44% of Americans planned to carve a pumpkin in 2022. But have you ever wondered why we carve cute, scary, or creepy faces into gutted pumpkins and leave them glowing on the porch? It seems like a strange tradition when you […]
From October 31st to November 1st, which is about halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice, people around the world celebrate Samhain. But what exactly is Samhain? Is it just the Pagan version of Halloween? Learn all about the third harvest festival in the Wheel of the Year and discover the origins and […]