The eight celebrations of the Wheel of the Year mark the cycle of Nature in the Northern Hemisphere.
Mother Earth is alive and sentient, both matter and consciousness. She holds out her heart to us, inviting us to deep partnership. We are of the Earth, not separate from her. Her rhythms are our rhythms. When we live without conscious connection to the Earth, we create stress and disharmony for ourselves and for all life on this planet.
One of the most accessible ways to engage this cycle is by aligning with the Wheel of the Year, the annual cycle of changing seasons. By observing the eight sacred holidays or festivals which mark the Wheel of the Year, we can begin to tune deeply to this foundational cycle and learn to work with rather than against the natural currents of life on Mother Earth.
Written by Gramma Jo in 2010