The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding the Wheel of the Year
Your Handbook to Honoring the Eight Seasonal Celebrations
by Cassie Uhl
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Pub Date 2 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 11 Nov 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, Rock Point
The wheel of the year is made up of eight Sabbats or festivals that occur on or around the same day each year. The eight Sabbats happen during four solar events—the Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, and Fall Equinox—and the midpoints between them, which focus on seasonal changes and farming.
The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding the Wheel of the Year walks you through everything you need to know about these Wiccan holidays. You’ll learn their history, their meanings, and important ways you can honor each celebration. Magnify your spiritual practice and spell work by using the powerful energies surrounding these special days and strengthen your connection to the Earth and the divine.
This complete guide covers the following holidays: Yule: December 21–January 1 (Winter Solstice)lmbolc: February 1 (also known as Candlemas, it signifies the first signs of Spring)Ostara: March 20 (Spring Equinox, the first day of Spring)Beltane: April 30–May 1 (a fire ceremony that signifies the midpoint between Spring and Summer)Litha: June 21 or 22 (Summer Solstice)Lughnasadh: July 31–August 1st (marks the first harvest of the year)Mabon: September 21–September 23 (Fall Equinox)Samhain: October 31–November 1 (marks the New Year on the wheel of the year) The Zenned Out series is an open invitation to seasoned and curious spiritualists who want to explore their craft. With Cassie Uhl’s approachable steps and explanations to mystical tools and symbolism, readers can start using the information right away.
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I adore Cassie Uhl - I say it every time!! I have read almost every book Cassie Uhl has released (i think!) and I just adore them! I have to say, I think this book is my absolute favourite. I love the way her books are laid out and illustrated. They are perfect to read in one go, or to dip in and out of for reference. This book has so much information and I love all the sections within each chapter - I particularly love the journal prompts that you can do for each moot! I was lucky enough to be given an early electronic copy in exchange for an honest review, and I have immediately preordered the hard copy when the book is released next month!!! I urge anyone who is interested in Magick to have this book in their collection!
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review via Netgalley. A nice, concise explanation of what the Wheel of the Year is, the Sabbats and an easy to understand history of each one, ideas for celebrating each Sabbat, and a few rituals with correspondences associated with each Sabbat. Great for beginners and experienced practitioners of Witchcraft or Wicca, easy to follow with colorful artwork to help illustrate the ideas Uhl thoughtfully put together throughout this quick, magical read.
The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding the Wheel of the Year is a must-read for any newcomers to Pagan practices. It touches upon the wheel of the year and what each sabbat is and touches upon the history of the wheel. I thought it was a nice touch when the author talked about her own experiences with nature and how important it is for us to remember Mother Earth and to honor her. Each sabbat is explained along with suggestions on how to celebrate, along with correspondences, and even tarot spreads. The author also shows suggested altar items for each sabbat. As someone who is still pretty new to the Wheel of the Year, I thought this book was great. It includes a good amount of information and explains everything in a fun, easily digestible way.
Absolutely loved this so much and it’s going to be a great help to me and my journey over the coming months and year(s) ! This covers clearly what the Wheel of the Year is and is a great book for beginners like me dipping their toes into spiritual waters, it has greats hints and tips too. I think this would also be great for the more experienced practitioners too, I loved the illustrations which really were helpful as well as beautiful. Overall I thought this was a very thoughtfully put together guide and will be a great addition to anyone’s magical bookshelf Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
A good introduction to the Wheel of the Year and how to work with it. The explanations are clear and there's some interesting exercises. I liked the illustrations It's a good book for beginners and it can be appreciated as reference by more experienced readers. Recommended. Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine