Celebrate the seasons and magical holidays—from Samhain to Beltane, Litha to Yule—alongside the lunar cycles of each month, in this beautifully illustrated guide to the wheel of the year, from bestselling author of Practical Magic Nikki Van De Car.
The Wheel of the Year: A Guide to Sabbats, Lunar Cycles, and the Stars Above is a handbook that guides readers through the process of finding magic throughout a full year, allowing them to fully embody the practice of living a magical life. Drawing from ancient traditions and modern insights, this almanac invites mystical practitioners of any level to embrace the cycles of nature and the celestial dance of the stars. The beginning of each month includes an overall theme of that lunar cycle, derived from various cultures and indigenous traditions of North America. And every week, readers will find guidance on where to turn their attentions, as well as a suggested spell. Each spell is crafted to harmonize with the astrological energies of the week, deepening the magical practice.
The weekly prompts throughout The Wheel of the Year are punctuated by a deeper look into the magical sabbats, including Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, and Mabon, with each marking a significant spoke on the ever-turning wheel of the year. Each sabbat represents a moment of transformation and reflection, allowing us to attune ourselves to the natural world, honor the changing seasons, and align ourselves with the magic that surrounds us. By embracing these ancient celebrations, we tap into the collective wisdom of our ancestors.
The rituals, meditations, spells, and insights are designed to empower, awaken the intuition, and encourage a deeper connection to the natural world and the magic that goes along with that. Stunning, full-color illustrations throughout provide further inspiration for crafting a magical life deeply rooted in the rhythms of the sky.
Nikki Van De Car is a blogger, mother, writer, crafter, and lover of all things mystical. She is the author of ten books on magic and crafting, including Practical Magic and The Junior Witch’s Handbook, and the founder of two popular knitting blogs. Nikki lives with her family in Hawaii.