Herbs From a Witch’s Garden: The Solar Wheel of the Year in the World of Plants - A HexFest Livestream 2021 Workshop with Elie Barnes

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans


Herbs From a Witch’s Garden: The Solar Wheel of the Year in the World of Plants

Featuring Elie Barnes

Sunday, August 8

9:00 am

St Joseph Salon [map]

Full Schedule

This class is a guide for Modern Witches about choosing, growing, and using herbs and plants in magic and medicine throughout the 12-month cycle of the Sun God and his wheel of the year. There is a profound story of life and death, and rebirth in the story of the Earth and the Sun embraced in an eternal cycle. The God and The Goddess weave their fate through the 12 months. All creatures on earth dance through the year of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, especially the plants. Witches and magical workers work in alignment and agreement with Mother Earth to take and use her flora at the right time for the proper purpose. The stronger the understanding and use of the Wheel of the Year, the better to receive the height of power from an herb.

We look at the art of gardening throughout the planting zones in the US. We look at garden work and soil maintenance throughout the year; we look at herbs to plant from seed or seedling. We look at maximizing magical constituents in our garden herbs, and we look at reaping the plants we have sewed, using their bodies in total. We learn to use an astronomical calendar.

Throughout the year, there are four significant sabbaths based on the Sun and Earth cycle. Winter Solstice begins the process on Dec 21; this is the new Sun, then Spring Equinox on March 21, the first quarter Sun, followed by Summer Solstice, full Sun on June 21 and finally, Fall Equinox, last quarter Sun on September 21 and then returning the Winter Solstice as New Sun. No matter the location, all creatures on earth respond to this rhythm.

Enjoy a lively lecture and ask about herb gardening; solar calendar handouts included!

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