Sabbats & Esbats

The Wheel of the Year

Wheel of the Year

The Wheel of the Year is the Pagan calendar.
Marking out the eight Sabbats (holy days),
the calendar takes the shape of a wheel,
signifying the cycles of nature and the seasons.

Click the links below for more information on each of the eight Sabbats.

SAMHAIN – October 31
YULE – December 20-23
IMBOLC – February 2
OSTARA – March 20-23
BELTAINE – April 30
LITHA – June 20-23
LUGHNASAGH – August 1
MABON – September 20-23


The Lunar Calendar

triple moon

The Pagan calendar also follows the phases of the lunar cycle.
Each month, the moon repeats it’s cycle of waxing and waning,
and each full moon- or Esbat- is recognized by a different name.

Click here to view the lunar calendar for 2016.

JANUARY – Wolf Moon
FEBRUARY – Snow Moon
MARCH – Worm Moon
APRIL – Pink Moon
MAY – Flower Moon
JUNE – Strawberry Moon
JULY – Buck Moon
AUGUST – Sturgeon Moon
SEPTEMBER – Harvest Moon
OCTOBER – Hunters Moon
NOVEMBER – Beaver Moon
DECEMBER – Cold Moon

2016 esbats


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