quinta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2012

Introduction to Wicca - Calendar

Still on the book "Wicca: A Velha Religião do Ocidente" (Wicca: The Old Religion of the West"), today I'm going to talk about the Wiccan Calendar and Holidays.

Samhain (31/10)

  • New Year
  • Party for the dead
  • Night "out of time"
  • Black, orange, blue
  • Cauldron, candles, mirror, crystal ball
  • Elder
Yule (21/12)
  • Winter Solstice
  • Reflection
  • Celebration of the fire, birth of the God (the days start)
  • Mother
  • Red, green, white
  • Holly, hera, tree, presents 
Imbolc (1/2)
  • Goddess as bride of the Sun God
  • Fire
  • Consagration of the seeds till their planting in Ostara
  • Candles, seeds, milk, flowers
  • White, red, yellow, silver
  • Maiden 
Ostara (21/3)
  • Spring Equinox
  • Balance, victory of life before death
  • Generation of god
  • Victory of light before darkness
  • Yellow, green, pastel colours
  • Egg, rabbit, violet, butterfly
  • Maiden
Beltane (1/5)
  • Marriage of the gods
  • Frutification of Earth, fertility
  • Fire
  • Red and white
  • Ribbons, baskets, flowers, firebonds, butter
  • God and Goddes as "Kings of May" 
Litha (21/6)
  • Summer Solstice
  • Maximum power of the Sun God before dying
  • Plenitude and abundance
  • Day of initiation
  • Sphere, cauldron, feathers, blades
  • Green, yellow, golden
  • Mother 
Lughnasadh (1/8)
  • Harvest festival
  • Weddings
  • Grey, green, yellow, brown, orange and golden
  • Agricultyure, bread, cereals, cornucopia, alchoholic drinks
  • Joy
  • Mother 
Mabon (23/9)
  • Fall Equinox
  • Second harvest festival, thanks to the Goddess, wine vintage
  • God of Light defeated by God of Shadows
  • Rest after harvest


quarta-feira, 3 de outubro de 2012

Introduction to Wicca - Archetypes

Still on the book "Wicca: A Velha Religião do Ocidente" (Wicca: The Old Religion of the West"), today I'm going to talk about Divine Archetypes


The divine is inherent to nature
Male and female manifestation

Aspects of the Goddess

Universal Mother, fertility and wisdom
Life and death, with transition to rebirth


  • Youth, birth, iniciations, hunting
  • Diana, Artemisa, Branwen, Epona
  • White, silver, pink, light yellow
  • Rituals: beggining, growth, ideas, inspiration, energy, vitality, freedom
  • First quarter

  • Full Moon
  • Creation, protection, fertility
  • Growth, plenitude, sexuality, maturation, love, teaching
  • Gaia, Juno, Isis, Dana, Deridwen, Selene, Aphrodite
  • Green, copper, red, purple, dark-blue
  • Rituals: thanks, protection, making processes, love questions, develop plants, help animals, cure, strenght, power, peace, develop intuition

  • Third quarter
  • Wisdom, secrets, prophecy, compassion, death, rebirth
  • Hekate, Callieach, Morrigan, Kali
  • Black, grey, purple, brown, blue
  • Rituals: removing undesired energies, wisdom and clarividence, inverting circumstances, processes that end, justice, revenge, protection
New Moon: Plans, new begginings and new ideas

Aspects of the God

Source of creation, fecundation of the Earth
Steps through the Year's Wheel
Golden and Yellow
Apollo, Helios, Lugh, Ra

Cerunnos, Horned God or Hernes, Hunter

  • Protector of wild animals, hunting
  • Animal side, viril force, fertility
King of Light or Oak King

  • Twin of light
  • Middle of Winter till middle of Summer
  • Strenght and longevity
  • Expansion and growth
  • Red
  • Jupiter and Janus
King of Shadows or Holly King

  • Middle of Summer to middle of Winter
  • Twin of shadows
  • Decline, dormence, rest
  • Wisdom and retire
  • Black
  • Saturn and Chronos