sabbats Archives - The Birch Grove


Imbolc- also known as Imbolg, Candlemas, and the feast of St. Brigid- is the Gaelic Sabbat marking the beginning of spring. Imbolc is celebrated on February 2nd, when the earliest signs of spring are beginning to appear. Honoring the goddess Brighid- a maiden goddess corresponding to light, poetry, and the flame of wisdom- Imbolc has… read more »


(sunset on the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge, photo credit unknown) Yule is the celebration of the Winter Solstice. The date varies from year to year, but always falls between December 20th and 23rd. The Winter Solstice marks the “shortest” day of the year- the day with the fewest hours of sunlight. From that day forward,… read more »


Samhain- known broadly as Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve- is the Pagan New Year. This season has been often referred to as “The Season of the Witch”. Falling on October 31st, Samhain is a feast of death and rebirth, endings and beginnings. We reflect on the past year before entering a season of rest or… read more »