The Snow Moon falls in February. It comes after the Wolf Moon that starts the year’s full moon cycle and the Worm Moon that arrives with spring.
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.
Why do witches use candles? Humans have a deep, primal connection to fire. Our ancestors relied on it to survive. Humankind has used flames to keep wild animals away, to provide light and heat, to clear land for agriculture, to cook, to send signals, and more. It’s no wonder that fire became an important aspect […]
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 […]
Every month has at least one full moon, and each moon has a name. Early Native American tribes christened each moon based on the seasons. Some moons reflect the active fauna or blooming flora, while others reference tribal activities such as the harvest season. December’s full moon is commonly called the Cold Moon or the […]
The Yuletide season is rapidly approaching! 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 light. Traditionally, ancient people celebrated Yule with […]
As a general rule, each calendar month has one full moon. In the rare cases when a second full moon occurs in the same month, that moon is called a blue moon. September, for example, has a blue moon once every three years. In 2022, there will be twelve full moons, which means we won’t […]
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 […]
From October 31st to November 1st, which is about halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice, people around the world celebrate Samhain. Learn all about the third harvest festival in the Wheel of the Year and discover the origins and rituals of Samhain, plus altar ideas and easy recipes to try. What Is […]