Eggs-tra Color for Ostara

A well-known tradition that occurs during the spring, whether for Ostara, or Easter, is the coloring of eggs. The humble egg has been the most recognizable symbol for rebirth, worldwide (McCoy, 2003). We have our ancestors to thank for this holiday custom. Through their observances of the world around them, and how they honored their …

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Imbolc, a time of new beginnings

Soon Imbolc will be upon us. Many may also know this sabbat as Candlemas.  The term Imbolc, or Imbolg, (pronounced "em-bolk") is derived from old Irish which means, "in the belly"; it may also reference pregnant ewe's or milking.  Imbolc signifies the celebration of fertility, reproduction and new beginnings.  The Goddess Brigid, or Brighid, is …

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Light the way for Imbolc

What do you do this time of year to prepare for your celebration at Imbolc? Many begin their spring cleaning, getting rid of clutter, preparing donations and organizing. The Goddess Brighid is celebrated in conjunction with this sabbat and her symbol, the Brighid's Cross, can be seen in homes and businesses. As a Goddess of …

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What’s your favorite Sabbat?

As the Wheel continues to turn, we each have our favorite time of year. What is your favorite Sabbat? It's hard to choose, but we would love to know. Take the poll below and select two of your favorite Sabbats or Esbats. We also welcome your comments about your selections.

Ostara, Spring Equinox

This year, Spring Equinox, or Ostara, will be March 20th. What are your plans to celebrate this year?