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Weel of the Year Witches Sabbath

The Weel of the Year, also called witches sabbaths,

are 8 evenly distributed stations

in the cycle that the sun traverses in one year.

They are divided into four solar festivals (Solstice Sabbath)

and four moon feasts (Moon Esbat).

The sun festivals are celebrated at the distinctive turning points of the sun,

like day and night and solstice.

The moon fixed are exactly in between.

So it turns out that a witch ritual takes place every 6 1/2 weeks.

We start the Jule cycle on December 21st, the day of the winter sun turn,

because this is where the returning light is celebrated.

With the birth of the sun, the pregnancy of nature begins

and that is the beginning of all life.

Samhain, Yule Festival, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasad, Mabon.

EN- Witches Sabbat Year circle English U.K. Video

Wheel of the Year Sabbat de Sorciere

Yule Winter Solstice witches ritual December Link:

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Beltane moon ritual festivals April 30 to May 1 Beginning of the summer half year the 5th full moon after Yule Link: Beltane Ritual Instructions Link: Litha Summer Solstice witches ritual June 21st Kupala Link: Litha ritual instructions Kupala white nights English Link: Lughnasad Lammas witches ritual 31 July to August 1st harvest festivals Link:

Mabon Autumn Equinox witches ritual September 21st Link:

Samhain witches ritual festivals 31 October to 1 November Halloween memory of dead. Beginning of the winter half-year and New Year of the witches is the 11th new moon in the calendar year Link: Samhain Halloween Ritual Instructions Link: From Samhain Halloween the darkest time of the year begins,

full of myths, superstitions and legends.

The nights of Hecate, goddess of the underworld,

are on November 7th, 16th and 30th.

On these nights you should cross her way

with the request for assistance and goodwill,

Sacrifice food and smoke out the apartment.

Use a reversible on these nights

or Uncrossing candle from -Magic of Brighid, -

and the associated -Magic of Brighid- Reversible or Uncrossing Oil.

To bind and transform evil spells.

Our ancestors used to have their fingernails cut off on these nights

and put hair on a cross

to offer them to Hecate.

Then no wicked witch can use them against you.

Hecate is one of the most misunderstood goddesses of antiquity,

around which there are many misinterpretations and misinformation.

She gets mostly on her dark aspect of the old woman

reduced at the crossroads.

However, their original role was much broader.

She was a "great goddess", the moon mother, queen of heaven,

Mother of all life and she represents

one of the oldest versions of the triple goddess.

Wikipedia Info Link: DE-Hekate Ritual Hekate-Nächte Video



On the sixth day after the December New Moon, mistletoe is cut,

or better yet, break it with your left hand.

Then you decorate them with red and gold ribbons and hang them over the door.

The mistletoe was revered as a plant that warded off demons and evil.

The mistletoe growing on old oak trees was particularly sacred.

There were firm rules for the druids how to cut mistletoe,

with golden knives, and in certain phases of the moon.

The mistletoe is the sacred plant of Frigga, the goddess of love.

Kissing under a sprig of mistletoe

that the couples stay together for a lifetime.

This custom is documented from December 1st to January 6th.

Whom a young woman under a beautifully decorated with ribbons

If there is mistletoe, she mustn't refuse a kiss.

The mistletoe is said to have mysterious powers.

The plant is said to bring health, fertility, courage and happiness with it.

The Germanic peoples were of the opinion that they protected people.

Bracelets were worn or mistletoe branches were worn over the doors

attached to protect against witches or ghosts, fire or lightning.

Finally, the mistletoe was burned on the twelfth night on January 6th.

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Smoke nights:

Mother's night is on December 24th.

Smoke nights always went from night to night.

Beginning of the 12 smoke nights December 25th to January 6th

Our ancestors believed that in the nights

"between the years"

the ghosts bypassed, dead souls return

and demons wreak havoc. (Polter ghost time)

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DE-report TRP1 smoke night video

The smoky nights or twelve nights.

They have a special meaning in European customs.

December 25th to January 6th

According to popular belief, the stormy forces withdrew in mid-winter

on the night of January 6th at the end of the smoke nights to rest.

That is the time that is also referred to as "between the years".

Laundry is not allowed to be washed these days,

if you want to keep misfortune, suffering and death from the house.

On New Year's Eve peas should be eaten porridge,

so in the next year wealth and prosperity will return to the house.

Wikipedia Info Link: EN-Twelfth Night and Yule Winter solstice English Video

Dear oracle in the smoke nights-Los nights.

Ivy wreath:

Girls brought wreaths of ivy to men, which were hung over the stove,

to bring spring into the house.

At night the girls danced by torchlight and threw the ivy and straw wreaths into the water.

They had to try to set a wreath behind their backs.

The ivy wreath meant happiness in love, it was supposed to be a wedding that same year.

The straw wreath, however, indicated bad luck.

Also oracle was oracle with ivy leaves on St. Andrew's night.

Two ivy leaves were thrown into a bowl of water,

so that they floated on the surface.

The next morning the leaves were together,

then there should be a wedding this year.

If they drove separately from each other, then one had to wait even longer.

The end of the smoke nights is the night of January 5th to 6th with the Perchten run.

Apple oracle.

To do this, an apple was peeled

that the shell formed an uncut, long band.

This was then thrown backwards over the left shoulder.

With a little imagination, the location of the apple peel was then possible

the first letter of the future can be guessed at.

Light swim

In the region around Bohemia, the so-called Lichtel swimming enjoyed

great popularity:

Shell twice as many walnuts as the girls present

were provided with a small candle

and placed in a large vessel filled with water.

Each of the gathered virgins had two lights like this:

Her own and another one that was named for the future.

Shells those nuts that met on the water

symbolized a future bride and groom.

The smoke nights.

Actually it should be smoke nights

because the origin comes from smoking,

Today the smoke nights begin on December 25th

and end on the night of January 5th to 6th.

These are the nights of returning souls and evil spirits

a transition period from chaos to order.

The term "Between the Years"

is a phrase that is still used today.

The old hasn't left and the new isn't quite there yet.

In fact, this is an "idle time" if you assume the lunar year,

that has exactly these 12 days less than the solar year.

Jul means in the Nordic wheel, the wheel of life.

It's the longest night, the consecration night

and the shortest day of the year.

From now on the days are getting longer and the light is increasing.


The smoke nights are lottery nights.

"Los" comes from "lose", "predict"

The dreams in the twelve nights come true in each

corresponding months of the future year.

What to watch out for during this time

The animals in the stable can speak correctly on these nights,

but only Quatember children (clairvoyant) can understand them.

You shouldn't hang large pieces of white laundry in or around the house,

it can quickly become the shroud for the next year.

During the first half hour of the new year

you lock the front door and only leave the back door open,

so that happiness comes in through this.

It is advisable to have a plate of pastries and a glass of milk

and put a few coins on the window sill.

This is how the ghosts passing by will be in tune.

On January 6th all Christmas decorations should be gone,

this is the only way to get rid of old burdens from the past year.

Particular attention should be paid to the first customer,

who comes into the business.

If you are an old woman, the year will be financially tight.

Is it a young woman or a child

the balance sheets will be good.

You shouldn't slam doors loudly, otherwise it could be

That lightning strikes every year.

If it is very foggy these days, the next year will be wet.

Hear the New Year's bells bright and clear

next year will be a very special year.

When a young girl slices an onion

and sprinkled it with salt, it will be in the night

dream of her lover to come.

Mrs. Holle, who has a preference for hardworking people,

likes to see the house neatly tidy and clean during this time,

but she wants us not to work these days

but rest and gain new strength for the new year.

If you lubricate and clean door locks and bolts on Christmas Eve,

one can hope for wealth.

If you cut a divining rod on the Three Kings Day,

so this one has special qualities.

You can name it after one of the three holy kings -

If she is called Caspar, she will find gold,

she is called Balthasar, she finds silver

and if you name it after Melchior, you will find water.

See also Info New Year's greetings link:

Advent Calendar, Advent Calendar, Calendrier de l'Avent, Calendario dell'avvento Link:


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Yule Julfest Info Link:

Sun festival July 21st December (winter solstice)

To celebrate your Yule ritual at home,

you can use the Yule candle from Magic of Brigid

use with the Magic of Brigid Yule oil.

Jul means wheel, the wheel of life.

Wheel of the seasons.

Overcoming death in nature.