Seasons’ greetings to all!
Bravo once again to the spirited souls who soared in last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Of the Element Air
The elemental challenges will continue after a quick half-time break to celebrate the joys of the coming Sabbats.
The seasonal theme for this week’s challenge is…
From Seed to Sprout - Celebrating the Season
Next week marks an important notch in the Wheel of the Year:
Those in the Northern Hemisphere will celebrate Imbolc - a holiday marking new beginnings and the first signs of spring’s greenery
Those in the Southern Hemisphere will celebrate Lammas - a holiday of the harvest, marking the end of summer’s fruitful growth
Whether you are in the North and are welcoming back the green of the world, or in the South and reaping the benefits of the harvest- now is a time to enjoy, give thanks, and work in harmony with nature’s changes .
This challenge is all about exploring and celebrating the season!
Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
STEP 1 : Magick for the Season
[ [ Imbolc ] ]
The Northern Hemisphere celebrates Imbolc on February 1st- and there are many ways to welcome in this traditional pagan holiday!
Learn more about the history of Imbolc and join in the Solitary Ritual on the Imbolc Celebration page:
Correspondences and other celebration ideas can be found in Imbolc Prayers, Correspondences, and Rituals:
[ [ Lammas ] ]
The Southern Hemisphere is getting ready to welcome Lammas/Lughnasadh- and you have many choices if you’d like to celebrate this pagan holiday!
Study the history and learn more in the Lughnasadh Celebration Ritual:
Consider using the successful crop and gifts of nature to make a tasty loaf of Lammas Bread
[ [ Green Witchery ] ]
Both Imbolc and Lammas are strongly tied to the life energy of the earth, and many symbols for these holidays are taken from plants and nature
To honor Sabbats that celebrate the earth, you may consider doing some green witchery:
[ [ Kitchen Witchery ] ]
What’s a celebration without tasty food? consider making something magickal delicious to spice up your Sabbat celebrations- with kitchen witchery!
[ [ … and more! ] ]
Celebrate the Sabbat or the season in your own style. Feel free to be creative!
Don’t celebrate the Sabbats in your practice? No worries!
You are very welcome to explore the seasonal changes and enjoy this time of year in your own magickal way
STEP 3 : Share Your Experience
No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!
- Your experience learning about and/or celebrating the Sabbat/season
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.
If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
This challenge will close in 6 DAYS
To join in, please share your experience by:
2021-02-02T06:00:00Z CET (Central European Time Zone)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and the a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
On one side of the world we plant the seeds, and on the other side they harvest the bounty- we are all part of the same cycle, learning and growing as one