The sun is a constent reminder that life is a cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. Nothing truly dies just trasformed.
What is a Sabbat?
Sabbats are the eight holy days for the Pagan faith known as the Wheel of the Year. The wheel of the year is the cycle of the seasons. In many traditions of modern Pagan cosmology, all things are considered to be cyclical, with time as a perpetual cycle of growth and retreat tied to the Sun's annual death and rebirth. This cycle is also viewed as a micro- and macrocosm of other life cycles in an immeasurable series of cycles composing the Universe. Four Sabbats are celebrated on the solstices and equinoxes being the times of winter, spring, summer, and fall. The other four Sabbats are dependent of the sun itself and are the in-between times of the seasons. The Goddess forever being the symbol of the wheel itself as the God turns it
October 31st. Samhain or All hollows eve is the holiday that is celebrated on the eve rather then the day of. On this day, the vail between the worlds is the thinnest and our ancestors can come to visit. it is the time to honor our ancestors for all they have given us. Samhain is the last harvest.
December 21st-23rd. Yule is the first day of winter and the long night of the year. On this day the sun king reborn giving hope for brighter days ahead. Time to think about what we wish to accomplish in the coming year.
February 1st. Imbolgc is the festival of lights celebrating the growing light as the days get longer. The animals are in milk and getting ready to give birth. These are the first signs of spring. Time to plant the seedlings in our windows for planting in spring time.
March 21st-23rd. Ostara is the first day of spring and on of the two day when the light and dark are equal. The animals are giving birth, the first flowers are blooming, and snow is melting. Time to sow the seeds of plants and intentions for the warner days ahead.
May 1st. Beltane is the fire and fertility festival celebrating the fertility of the land and our lives. The days are growing long and the time of the great marriage between the Goddess and God has come. Time to positivity, love, and passion to our lives.
June 21st-23rd. Litha is the first day of summer and is the longest day of the year. The sun is at his peck of power with the world in full bloom and strong roots. From this day till Yule the days will grow shorter. Time to put plans in to action no time to wait.
August 1st. Lughnasadh is the fist harvest when the first gropes are baring fruits. We give back to the Goddess the biggest of the fruits as a thank you for a great harvest and a better one to come. Time to finish what you started and start reaping what was sown in early spring.
September 21st-23rd. Mabon is the first day of fall and the second harvest of the year. It is also one of the two days when the light and dark are equal. This is the time to give thanks for all the Goddess has given us.