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Sabbath Correspondences - Page 2


Goddesses:
Virgin Goddess, Venus, Diana, Februa, Maiden, Child Goddess, Aradia, Athena, Inanna, Vesta, Gaia, Brigid, Selene(Greek), Branwen(Manx-Welsh)

Gods:
young Sun Gods, Pan, Cupid/Eros(Greco-Roman), Dumuzi(Sumerian)

Essence:
conception, initiation, insight, inspiration, creativity, mirth, renewal, dedication, breath of life, life-path, wise counsel, plan, prepare

Dynamics/Meaning:
first stirring of Mother Earth, lambing, growth of the Sun God, the middle of winter

Purpose:
honoring the Virgin Goddess, festival of the Maiden/Light

Rituals/Magicks:
cleansing; purification, renewal, creative inspiration, purification, initiation, candle work, house & temple blessings, welcoming Brigid, feast of milk & bread

Customs:
lighting candles, seeking omens of Spring, storytelling, cleaning house, bonfires, indoor planting, stone collecting, candle kept burning dusk till dawn; hearth re-lighting

Foods:
dairy, spicy foods, raisins, pumpkin, sesame & sunflower seeds, poppyseed bread/cake, honey cake, pancakes, waffles, herbal tea

Herbs:
angelica, basil, bay, benzoin, celandine, clover, heather, myrrh, all yellow flowers, willow

Element/Gender: earth/female

Threshold:
midnight
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Ostara

( Oh-star-ah) - Lesser sabbath - Spring/Vernal Equinox, March 20-21st - when the Sun enters Ares

AKA:
Ostre, Oestre, Eostre, Rites of Spring, Eostra’s Day, Lady Day, First Day of Spring, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Alban Eiler, Bacchanalia

Animals/Mythical beings:
unicorn, merpeople, pegasus, rabbit/easter bunny, chicks, swallows, snakes

Gemstones:
rose quartz, moonstone, amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone, red jasper

Incense/Oil:
african violet, lotus, jasmine, rose, magnolia, sage lavender, narcissus, ginger, broom, strawberry

Colors/Candles:
gold, light green, grass green, robin’s egg blue, lemon yellow, pale pink, anything pastel

Tools/Symbols/Decorations:
colored eggs, baskets, green clothes, shamrock, equilateral cross, butterfly, cocoons, sprouting plants; violets, lily, spring wildflowers, new clothes, lamb, hare/rabbit

Goddesses:
Eostre (Saxon Goddess of Fertility), Ostara (the German Goddess of Fertility) (Teutonic)Kore, Maiden, Isis, Astarte(Persia, GrecoRoman), Ishtar(Babylonian), Minerva(Roman), Youthful Goddesses. Faerie Queen, Lady of the Lake(Welsh-Cornish), the Green Goddess

Gods:
Hare, Green Man, Youthful Gods, Warrior Gods, Taliesin, Lord of the Greenwood (English), Dagda(Irish), Cernunnos(Greco-Celtic), Pan(Greek), Adonis(Greek)

Essence:
strength, birthing, completion, power, love, sexuality, embodiment of spirit, fertility, opening, beginning

Dynamics/Meaning:
the God comes of age, sexual union of the Lord & Lady, sprouting, greening, balance of light and dark

Purpose:
plant and animal fertility, sowing

Rituals/Magicks:
spellcrafting, invention, new growth, new projects, seed blessing

Customs:
wearing green, new clothes, celtic bird festival, egg baskets coloring eggs, collecting birds eggs, bird watching, egg hunts, starting new projects, spring planting

Foods:
light foods, fish, maple sugar candies, hot crossed buns, sweet breads, hard boiled eggs, honey cakes, seasonal fruits, milk punch, egg drinks

Herbs:
acorns, celandine, tansy,cinquefoil, crocus, daffodil, dogwood, Irish moss, ginger, honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, rose, hyssop, linden, strawberry, voilets

Element/Gender:
air/male(solar)

Threshold:
dawn
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Beltane

(beel-teen or bell-tayn) bel is`shining/brilliant’, tene is ‘fire’. Hence, Beltane means "brilliant fire, - Major sabbath (High Holiday) - Fire Festival April 30-May 1st


AKA:
Bhealltainn, Bealtaine, Beltaine, Beltinna, Lady Day; Samhradh; La Baal Tinne May Eve, May Day, Walspurgis Night, Rudemas, Walburgal, Giamonios, Shenn do Boaldyn, Galan Mae, Whitsun, Rudemas, Festival of Tana(Strega)

Animals/Mythical beings:
the white cow, goats, giants, rabbits, honey bees, faeries, satyrs, pegasus

Gemstones:
emerald, orange carnelian, sapphire, rose quartz, lazuli, sapphire, yellow agate, bloodstone

Incense/Oil:
passion flower, frankincense, tuberose, vanilla, lilac, rose

Colors/Candles:
red & white (symbolizing God and Goddess), dark green, dark yellow, rainbow spectrum, blue, pastels, all colors

Tools/Symbols/Decorations:
maypole & ribbons, flower crowns, fires, bowers, fields, May baskets, white flowers and ribbons, daisy chain, flower chaplet, white wine in clear crystal glass, chalice, butterchurn, blackthorn & hawthorn branches, seasonal fruit

Goddesses:
May Queen, Flora, Maia, Flower Goddesses, Lady of the Greenwood, Divine Couples, andGoddesses of the Hunt, Aphrodite(Greek) Blodewedd(Welsh), Erzulie(Voodun), Baubo(Greek)Rhea(Cretean), Prithvi(Hindu)

Gods:
May King, Jack in the Green, Horned God(European), Herne (Greek), Green Man, Bel(Celtic), Baal (Phoenician), Gods of the Hunt,

Essence:
compassion, youthful play, exhuberance, sensuality, pleasure, action

Dynamics/Meaning:
sacred marriage of the Lord and the Lady, arrival of the Tuatha de Dannan in Ireland

Purpose:
fertility festival, celebrate 1st day of Celtic summer, 1st day of the light half of the year

Rituals/Magicks:
The Great Rite, love, romance & fertility magicks, elf & faery power, offerings to elementals, crop blessings, relighting sacred fires, divination, building shrines, fire-calling, honoring house guardians, snake dancing, bathing faces in the morning dew of May to retain their youthful beauty


Customs:
maypole erection, dancing around the maypole, bonfires, jumping fire, mating, picking flowers, making flower baskets, frolicking throughout the countryside, archery tournaments, sword dances, feasting, drinking and music, moving the herds to high pasture

Foods:
dairy, honey, oats, red fruits, herbal salads, red/pink wine punch, large round oatmeal/barley cakes, sweets

Herbs:
almond, angelica, damiana, hawthorn, hibiscus, saffron, ash tree, bluebells, cinquefoil, daisy, frankincense, hawthorn, ivy, lilac, marsh marigold, meadowsweet, primrose, roses, satyrion root, woodruff, yellow cowslip, yarrow

Element/Gender:
air/male

Threshold:
dawn
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Litha

Lesser sabbath - Summer Solstice circa June 21

AKA:
Midsummer, Letha, Feill-Sheathain (Scotland), Alban Hefin (Druidic), Alban Heruin, Midsummer's Eve, St. John's Eve, Bonfire Night,Gathering Day (Wales), the Feast of Epona (ancient Gaul) and Vestalia (ancient Rome).

Animals/Mythical beings:
wren, robin, horses, cattle, satyrs, faeries, firebird, dragon, thunderbird

Gemstones:
lapis lazuli, diamond, tiger’s eye, all green gemstones, especially emerald and jade

Incense/Oil:
heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint, rose, lemon, lavender, sandalwood, pine

Colors/Candles:
blue, green, gold, yellow and red

Tools/Symbols/Decorations:
the sun, oak, birch & fir branches, sun flowers, lilies, red/maize/yellow or gold flower, love amulets, seashells, summer fruits & flowers, feather/flower door wreath, sun wheel, fire, circles of stone, sun dials and swords/blades, bird feathers, Witches' ladder

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