Category Archives: YAD-Lesson Four

Samhain

Samhain October 31 Samhain and its counterpart, Beltane, are the time of access to the wisdom of the natural world and the Ancestors. The energy that is called forth at Beltane and communion with the nature spirits and the Fae … Continue reading

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The Fall (Autumnal) Equinox

Fall (Autumnal) Equinox aka. Mabon September 21 The Great Wheel has turned once again and we find ourselves at the time of the Autumnal Equinox. The air is cooler, the leaves are turning and beginning to fall from brittle branches … Continue reading

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Lammas – Lughnasaadh

Lammas – Lughnasaadh August 1 Another turn of the Great Wheel and the first harvest is upon us. This Sabbat is known as Lammas or Lughnassadh depending on where and how it is celebrated. Lammas is derived from the words … Continue reading

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The Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice aka. Mid-Summer June 21 The Great Wheel has turned once again and the longest day, the Summer Solstice, offers opportunity to stand in the heat of Solar Flame, cast the strength of our Inner Sun into the spotlight … Continue reading

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Beltane

Beltane May 1 We stand at another season and another turn of the Great Solar Wheel. We gather in the fertile space of circle greenery anchored well with phallic maypole standing tall. We dance around the potent fires of Beltane … Continue reading

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The Spring (Vernal) Equinox

The Spring (Vernal) Equinox aka. Ostara March 21 As Spring approaches and we find ourselves at another turn of the Great Wheel, opportunity abounds for making deeper connection to the natural world and Gaia’s greening of it. Gaia is seen … Continue reading

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Imbolc- Brighid

Imbolc – Brighid February 1 This turn of the Greater Wheel moves us towards a place of newness and the quickening of what was brought to light at Yule, the Winter Solstice. We stand at the mid-mark between the act … Continue reading

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The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice aka. Yule December 21 For most of us the turning of the Greater Wheel to the Winter Solstice (Yule) is one of welcoming the return of the Light of renewal and strength, the promise of increasingly longer … Continue reading

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The Sabbats of the Great Wheel

We have finally come to the place of being able to experience the energy of each of the Sabbats and begin our preparations for the next up in the Turning of the Great Wheel. I have formatted this lesson as … Continue reading

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Foundations of Practice: Meditation Lesson #4

Foundations of Practice: Lesson Four Meditation A Pathworking of the Seasons Find a quiet space where you will not be disturbed and sit comfortably allowing your breath to establish an even and relaxed rhythm. Make note of any tension you … Continue reading

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