Wheel of the Year A3 Gold Print
The Wheel of The Year is a representation of the eight Pagan Holidays or Wiccan Sabbats. They are to honour and celebrate the seasons and cycles of life. The holidays or Sabbats are representations of the start of each season and mid way points between them. They are split up evenly throughout the year.
The calendar includes each season symbols and dates as well as the zodiac signs and their celebrating dates.
Southern Hemisphere includes : most of South America, one-third of Africa, all of Antarctica, a small sliver of Asia (parts of Indonesia) and all of Australia/Oceania. The Southern Hemisphere version has all the solstices and seasons inverted.
Yule - Winter Equinox - (Dec 20-23) Yule is held during the winter equinox, when our days become shorter. It is the time in which last preparations are made for the coming cold months. It is also a time to remind oneself of the warmth and life giving source of the Sun or fire.
Imbolc - Candlemas Brigid (Feb.2nd) Imbolc translated literally means "in the belly" in Gaelic. It is called this because it is when the sheep first began to give milk again, signifying they were pregnant. Maidens and the Goddess Bridgid are honoured on this holiday as they represent fertility.
Ostara - Spring Equinox (March 19-22) Our days are becoming warmer and longer. Fertility is abound and is represented with the hare and eggs, origins of some Easter traditions come from this holiday.
Beltane - Festival of Fire, Mayday (May 1st) Beltane is the halfway point between Spring and Summer. A time to give gratitude and thanks to the fertility of spring, festivities start on the eve of May 1st. Beltane is also considered a time when the veil between worlds is thin as with Samhain therefore a magical and powerful time.
Litha - Summer Solstice (June 19th-23rd) Litha is a celebration of the longest day of the year. It is also a time when engagements are announced and continued blessings for a full, abundant crop in the coming harvest.
Lughnasadh - First Harvest (August 1st) The midway point between summer and autumn it is the first harvest of grains and fruits. It celebrates the new harvest of breads and fresh fruits, gives gratitude for it and is also the time when many would become married.
Mabon - Autumn Equinox (Sept. 21-24) Mabon is the arrival of autumn and with it the reaping of the harvest. It celebrates the abundance, the fruit of the labor put in through out year and signals preparations for the winter soon to come.
Samhain - Witches New Year (Oct. 31st/Nov. 1) It is believed to be a very magical time as the veil between the world of the living and the dead is thin. It is on this eve in which one honors their passed family, friends and familiars but also the beginning of the new seasonal year.
Size: A3 Size (29.7 x 42.0cm), (11.69 x 16.53 inches)
Paper: Cotton Munken Polar 240 gsm.
Features: Metallic Foil
Comes in A3 Glass Frame
Made by Cocorrina in Greece