Llewellyn's 2024 Witches' Calendar
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Budapest, Zsuzsanna E. (1980). The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries. Wingbow Press. ISBN 0-914728-67-9.
December 1: New Moon in Sagittarius – embrace the concepts of courage, understanding, and awareness. Spend time meditating in nature or exploring the world to see it from another’s point of view. Exact time: 1:22 a.m. EST Harvey, Graham (2000). "1: Celebrating the Seasons". Contemporary Paganism: Listening People, Speaking Earth. NYU Press. pp.6–8. ISBN 0-8147-3549-5.
Spring’s Gate: Spring Equinox: Ostara Sabbat
Rodnovery God - first ancestor of all the Slavic people in the world November 24 to December 23 - Celtic Month Elder As the first holiday of the new year, Imbolg is a time for renewal and new beginnings, whether that’s spiritual or physical. It’s the perfect time to turn over a new leaf.
As the night begins to encroach on the day, July presents a unique opportunity to not only rejoice in nature’s splendor but to turn inward and reflect on all of our blessings.
Summer Solstice, Litha Sabbat
Roman Festival ofParentalia,a time of quiet, personal reflection, in which the ancestors were honored. Farrar, Janet and Stewart (1988). Eight Sabbats for Witches, revised edition. Phoenix Publishing. ISBN 0-919345-26-3.
Suggested Celebration Timing: Very brief window of time to observe between the moon entering Sagittarius at 3:16 pm and exact conjunction 5:57 pm. a b Leeming, David (2005). "A-Z Entries". The Oxford Companion to World Mythology. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. p. 360. ISBN 0-19-515669-2. Though leading Wiccan Gerald Gardner (1884-1964) called this ‘greater sabbat’ Hallowe’en, for many pagans - perhaps wanting to distance themselves from the popular trappings of modern Halloween - it is Samhain.
The greater sabbats or cross-quarter days fall approximately halfway between the greater sabbats and have origins in Celtic traditions. They include: Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain.