Wheel of the Year Events of 2022
The Wheel of the Year is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals or sabbats. There are two solstices and two equinoxes known as quarter days, and four midpoints known as cross-quarter days.
Below are the details of the Wheel of the Year Festivals for 2022. We start with Samhain in October, as this represents the start of the witches New Year.
2022 Wheel of the Year Events
All dates and times are shown for the UK timezone
31st October - 1st November
Samhain is also known as Halloween, All Hallows Eve, All Souls Night, Feast of the Dead, Festival of Remembrance, and represents the time of year when the Autumn crops have been harvested and the animals have been brought in ready to over-winter (Northern Hemisphere).
Yule - Winter Solstice
21st December - 1st January
During the festival of Yule, Wiccans and Pagans celebrate the death of the Holly King and the birth of the Oak King. The Holly King is the ruler of the dark half of the year from the Summer Solstice as daylight hours get shorter in the Northern Hemisphere. The Oak King rules the light half of the year and daylight hours increase from the Winter Solstice.
1st February - Thursday 2nd February
Imbolc marks the point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Meaning "in the belly" or "in milk" this is the time when ewes are pregnant and preparations are being made for lambing season. After a quiet winter season, things are literally coming back to life, marking this as a fire festival of beginnings.
Ostara - Spring Equinox
The festival of Ostara is about fertility and welcoming back the energy and light of the Sun. Ostara occurs during the Spring (Vernal) Equinox, usually around 20th March, marking the time when day and night are in equal balance. From this point onward, the light of the day will be longer than the dark of the night. We start seeing life reawakening, growing and beginning to bloom.
Beltane is a fire festival held on the 1st May. The days are getting warmer and longer, summer is on the way, and nature is starting to blossom and bloom all around. Beltane is a cross quarter day on the Wheel of the Year, which means it is a midway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice
Litha - Summer Solstice
Litha, also known as midsummer, is a summer solstice fire festival held around 21st June on the summer solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) and represents the time when the Sun is at its peak, giving us the longest day of the year.
The festival of Lammas marks the annual wheat harvest and the first of three harvest festivals of the year for many Northern Hemisphere countries. Also known as Lughnasadh, it is a pagan festival of Celtic origin. Lammas takes place around 1st of August. However, astrologically Lammas is the point when the Sun is at 15 degrees in the sign of Leo.
21st - 29th September
The primary focus of the festival of Mabon is harvest and offerings. Mabon starts at the Autumn Equinox and is connected to the astrological sign of Libra and the planet Venus.
Go Deeper with The Wheel of the Year
Tarot & Oracle Card Spread Journey
I created a guided journey for your cards to support exploring the energy of each of the eight festivals on the Wheel of the Year, providing guidance and direction for what each festival means for you.
The spreads are part of the Wheel of the Year spread pack, which includes:
- 🔮 Samhain (All Hallows Eve)
- 🔮 Yule (Winter Solstice)
- 🔮 Imbolc (Candlemans)
- 🔮 Ostara (Spring Equinox)
- 🔮 Beltane (May Eve)
- 🔮 Litha (Summer Solstice)
- 🔮 Lammas (Lughnasadh)
- 🔮 Mabon (Autumn Equinox)
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