I felt that I needed to write a companion blog post to the one I wrote and published yesterday “Samhain is not the only Witch’s Holiday.” My Sense is that a lot of people simply did not read the whole thing, because they were turned off by the title; I could be wrong; it has been known to happen.
First, every Full Moon and every New Moon is a Witch’s Holiday. So are the Festival Dates of a Witch’s Sacred Deities. Now, personally, if I AM alive and breathing (which I AM, by the way), then that is an opportunity for me to honor and give offerings to a Deity. That’s how I roll!
My personal Goddess, my Celestial Mother Who gave Birth to my Soul, Is the Egyptian Goddess Auset (pronounced oh-SET, as well as OW-set, more commonly known as Isis). She has many Festival Dates and two or three Birthdays (based on various books I have read over the years). However, I talk to Her every day and any time I receive money, from whatever avenue, channel or point of income, I purchase bread, and give her a piece, as well as light candles and incense on my Altar for Her.
Other than Samhain, which is commonly known as Halloween to non-Witches, there are three other Cross-Quarter Holidays, that occur between a Solstice and Equinox, or Equinox and Solstice. Samhain (again, pronounced SOW-when) is October 31, and that date is always between the Autumnal Equinox (which some call Mabon) which was on Saturday, September 22, 2012, and the Winter Solstice (which some call Yule) which shall be on Friday, December 21, 2012. Of course, there is also Imbolg (pronounced ih-molk), usually on February 1 or February 2, Beltane (pronounced BELL-tane), on May 1, and Lughnasadh (pronounced LOO-nuh-suh), usually on August 1, although some Traditions celebrate it on August 2.
So, ladies and gentlemen, there are many Holidays that a Witch has, Samhain is not the only one. And as I stated in yesterday’s post (SEE “Samhain is not the only Witch’s Holiday”), I know of no religion that only has one Holiday.
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