Sabbats

Reflections on Lammas/Lughnasadh and Imbolc

  Imbolc and Lammas/Lughnasadh are the two Sabbats I struggle with the most. It’s not that I flat out hate these Sabbats, it’s just that I feel incredibly uninspired by them. I think it’s worth noting that these two complement each other on the Wheel of the Year. Perhaps it because of the climate here. At Imbolc, it’s still bitterly cold, possibly the coldest time of the year- you can’t really get out and stomp on the ground to awaken- the ground is still covered in snow. With Lammas/Lughnasadh, the opposite applies; it doesn’t feel nor look like the first […]

Spring Equinox Blessings

In the Northern Hemisphere, 2017’s Spring Equinox was on March 20th. The promise of spring is in the air, and hope is renewed. Though I tend to gravitate toward the harvest Sabbats, there’s something to be said for this time of year. Where I live it gets cold and snows in the winter, and while I can appreciate the stillness, the quietness of snowfall, I much prefer the rain and thunder, the green peeking up here and there, the lacy quality of bare trees slowly being replaced by tiny, colorful blossoms. As of right now, there are several impending threats […]