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Deepen your connection to the land throughout the Wheel of the Year

Emma Kathryn writes on how to work with the seasons of Sabbats through the year to deepen your connection to their magical influence.
The Devil's Supper

The Devil’s Supper, by Shani Oates

The story of the Devil has been told by many over the years -- by those who think they know him and by those who wish they did. The Devil’s Supper begins by inviting the reader to listen to his tale and drink from his cup.
Wheat by Veera Määttänen (flickr veera.maattanen)

Lammas: The end of summer, the start of the harvest

Lammas is a greater sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. This marks the beginning of the harvest season and gives thanks for what has brought you joy.
Summer sun with daisies, photo by Mooganic

Litha: Enjoying a simple summer solstice

The root of Litha is just joy and, in order to properly celebrate it, the best way is to take a few moments to enjoy yourself.
Candle, photo by webhamster

Imbolc: White candles and the Divine Feminine

Imbolc is one of the greater Sabbats, celebrated as the halfway point towards spring and lands, yearly, on February 1/2. Though not as famous outside of Pagan communities as Samhain and Beltane, this festival breaks up the winter season and helps point us towards preparing the fresh beginnings of spring.
Craft ribbon, photo by chriss

Samhain: A bubbling cauldron full of fun crafts

Samhain, of all the sabbats, is the one I most associate with craft-making.
Apple in a tree, photo by Daniel R. Blume

Mabon: Nature-based crafts for the Witches’ Thanksgiving

Crisp autumn air, rustling leaves underfoot, light sweaters, the first apples -- Mabon is a harbinger of winter after the heat of summer.
Lughnasadh, by Melanie Marquis

Lughnasadh, by Melanie Marquis

This guide to Lughnasadh shares the sabbat's history, ideas for spells, recipes, crafts, prayers, invocations, rituals, and more.
John Barleycorn, photo by Jed Sullivan

Lughnasadh crafts: Candle holder and herb incense

These crafts help celebrate the Lammas, or Lughnasadh, sabbat with incense and light. Make sachets and candle holders while learning about the festival.
Altar candles, photo by distelfliege

Exploring the sabbath from a magical point of view

When I first came up with the idea, I was skeptical, but the practice of keeping the sabbath turned out to be just what I needed.
Orange, photo by Rafael Castillo

Litha: Celebrating sunny days on Midsummer’s Eve

The Wheel of the Year has turned an eighth from Beltane to Litha, celebrated on the summer solstice on June 21 in the northern hemisphere.
Midsummer, by Deborah Blake

Midsummer, by Deborah Blake

Midsummer: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Litha is the third book in Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials series. As with the other fun, basic guides in the series, this book is an accessible, easy-to-read reference.
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