• Wheel of the year

    Beltane activities

    Beltane is coming (May 1st) so here are 14 Beltane activities to help you plan for your celebrations. There is also a free download of the activities for your magickal records at the bottom of this post. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. To learn more about what this means, please click here.  Bake for Beltane Baking is a traditional Pagan activity for celebrating the sabbaths. Baking with food and herbs that correspond to Beltane is a great way to honour the holiday and is great to share with friends and family too.  Do a Beltane themed meditation Typing ‘Beltane meditation’ into YouTube and you are sure…

  • Wheel of the year

    Beltane correspondence

    A comprehensive guide to Beltane correspondence. This guide will keep you well informed and ready for your Beltane celebrations! Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. To learn more about what this means, please click here.  Beltane Correspondence Colours Green  Green represents nature, fertility, prosperity, health, wealth, and abundance.  Pink Pink represents friendship, love, femineity, affection, and healing. Yellow Yellow represents the sun, happiness, growth, knowledge, communication, and inspiration.  White  White represents innocence, healing, purification, peace, cleansing, and divination.  Brown Brown represents grounding, balance, the home, animals, and stability. Crystals Emerald Emerald is a stone of love and healing. It is said to be able to help physical…

  • Wheel of the year

    What is Beltane

    Beltane is one of the sabbaths celebrated on the wheel of the year. It is a cross-quarter holiday that sits in between Ostara, the spring equinox, and Litha, the summer solstice. In this post, we look at what is Beltane and what it means today.  The history of Beltane Beltane has been celebrated in some form and name for thousands of years. The Romans celebrated for a week at the beginning of May with much merriment. The name Beltane translates to ‘bright fire’ in the Celtic language which makes sense as Beltane is a fire festival.  The traditional themes of the celebration centred on fertility and sexual pleasure, protecting the…

  • Spells,  Wheel of the year

    Ostara magick

    This post highlights some of the best spells to be performed on or around Ostara on the web. Ostara is all about growth, fertility, and balance. Eggs are a major Ostara symbol so expect to see a lot of egg magick! Ostara Magick The girls over at Wicca Now have a lovely uplifting Ostara ritual which sounds like a lovely way to start the day, although they do say that it can be done at any time. It involves using a decorated egg, raw amethyst, and some candle magick.  Learn Religion has an Ostara ritual that involves candle magick and making an offering. It is a beautiful way to give…

  • Wheel of the year

    Ostara activities

    Ostara is also known as the spring or vernal equinox. The celebration is part of the wheel of the year. In this post, Ostara activities are shared to help inspire you for your own Ostara celebrations. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.  14 Ostara activities to inspire your celebrations Bake with eggs Making egg-themed food is a great way to celebrate Ostara. You could make food that primarily contains eggs such as quiche, custard, and egg salad sandwiches. Alternatively, you could make food that relates to eggs such as chocolate nests with mini eggs inside or mini…

  • Wheel of the year

    Ostara correspondence

    A comprehensive guide to Ostara correspondence so that you are well informed and ready to celebrate Ostara. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.  Ostara correspondence Colours Yellow – Yellow represents the extra sunlight that we will be gaining each day. In candle magick, yellow also represents communication, joy, and inspiration. It is also the colour of the spring daffodils which are a symbol of Ostara.  Violet – Violet represents self-improvement, spiritual awareness, and power.  Light blue – Light blue represents patience, calmness and understanding.  Pink – Pink represents friendship, love, femineity, affection, and healing.  Green – Green…

  • Ostara symbols such as eggs, flowers and pastels
    Wheel of the year

    What is Ostara?

    This short post looks at what is Ostara, in terms of history, symbols, and how it relates to us today.  Ostara is one of the eight sabbaths which make up the wheel of the year. It normally occurs around March 20th and is also known as the March/spring/vernal equinox. Ostara is one of only two days a year where there is exactly the same amount of light and darkness in a 24 hour period.  The history of Ostara The spring equinox has been celebrated by many in some shape or form all over the world. From a Pagan perspective, it is thought that the Anglo Saxons worshipped Eostre. Taken from…

  • Lamb, rolling pin and bread, lavender and a river going into the mountains
    Wheel of the year,  Wicca

    Imbolc activities

    Imbolc is the first of three sabbaths that occur in the spring on the wheel of the year. This post contains ideas and inspiration for Imbolc activities so you can celebrate the changing season.  Bake bread The Celtic goddess Brigid was the goddess of hearth and home. Therefore baking bread for Imbolc would be a traditional Imbolc activity.  Fire scrying Fire scrying is a form of divination. You focus on the flames in a fire or a candle and see what shapes you can see and interpret what they mean.  Walk near a river It was said to be good luck to toss a coin into a well, river, or…

  • Imbolc correspondence images such as bread, white candles, lavender, and amethyst.
    Wheel of the year,  Wicca

    Imbolc correspondence

    A comprehensive guide to Imbolc Correspondence. Looking at colours, crystals, herbs/incense, food, animals, and spell work. The post finishes with a free correspondence page to download. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.  Imbolc colours White  White represents the winter which is now fading. In candle magick, it represents divination, healing and innocence.  Green Green represents the new plants that are in the early stages of awakening. It is also the colour of Brigid’s cloak who is the deity most associated with Imbolc. In candle magick, green represents money, health and growth. Brown  Brown represents growth such as…

  • Wheel of the year

    What is Imbolc?

    Imbolc is what is known as a cross-quarter holiday on the wheel of the year. It marks halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. This post looks at Imbolc in relation to history and what it means today.  Normally celebrated on either February 1st or 2nd in the Northern hemisphere each year. Other names for Imbolc are; Imbolg, Candlemas, and Brigid’s day.  History of Imbolc It is said that the word Imbolc means ‘In the belly’ as this is the time that spring starts to show and with that new life. Although February is normally the coldest month here in the UK, each day of sunlight lasts a…