Also known as Midsummer, Litha (pronounced LEE-thuh) is the fourth Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year, and it’s celebrated on the summer solstice. Litha is in between Beltane and Lammas on the wheel. This year, Litha falls on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere. This article will explore Litha’s origins, history, and […]
Did you know that every full moon has a name? June’s full moon is called the Strawberry Moon. Early Native American tribes are primarily to thank for christening the moons. Naming each moon of the month helped people who didn’t use the 365-day calendar to keep track of time. The moons are named based on […]
Have you ever wondered why the full moon’s name changes every month? Or how it got that name in the first place? A long time ago, early Native American tribes christened each moon. They chose the moon’s name based on the season, which is why the moons are typically named based on the weather, flora, […]
Beltane, also known as May Day, is celebrated on May 1st, which is about halfway between the spring equinox (Ostara) and summer solstice (Litha) in the northern hemisphere. It represents fertility, the peak of spring, and the coming of summer. Although Beltane rituals and celebrations had mostly died out toward the mid-20th century, some of […]
Every month has at least one full moon, and each full moon has a name. Early Native American tribes christened the moons to reflect the season, whether that was in the form of the weather, flora, fauna, or tribe’s activities such as hunting or harvesting. The Pink Moon is also sometimes referred to as the […]
Ostara is celebrated at the spring equinox, which falls between March 19-21 in the northern hemisphere, depending on the year. It represents rebirth, new beginnings, and revitalization, and it’s also the first official day of spring.
The Worm Moon falls in March. It comes after the Snow Moon in the last grasp of winter and the Pink Moon in April when spring is in full bloom.
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.