Welcome to The Witches Year, a program I have put together as an invitation to explore the wheel of the year through a magical lens. In this program I have broken the year into five primary seasons, each of which possess a very particular mood and each of which will evoke a different approach to creativity, action, ritual and reflection. The teachings I share in this program are my own, inspired by a lifetime of paying attention to the world around me while immersing myself in the study of various traditions of embodied magic.
How Does This Course Work?
The Witches Year is broken into five primary seasons and will be delivered over the course of the year as five separate lessons. You can read more about the magical seasons I work with below.
This is where The Witches Year begins, in the darkness that falls between Samhain (Oct 31st) and Yule (Dec 21st). Together we will explore this potent season of the year as an invitation to lean into the shadow. The veils between past and present blur during this time, offering us the opportunity to re-source a deeper wisdom and potentially free ourselves of that which may be haunting us.
The season of Deep Winter is a short one, falling between the cold days of Yule (Dec 21st ) and Imbolc (Feb 1st). This is a season of rest, receptivity and deep dreaming, as the energy current of Deep Winter occurs below the surface. This magical season will take us from the conception point of the solar year (Yule) through to the quickening time of Imbolc, a time when new life begins to stir, drawing us into a new cycle of waxing light.
The season of Spring Fire falls between Imbolc (Feb 1st) and Beltane. This is a time when our magical work begins to turn us outwards, towards the life we are creating in the present moment. In this season we will stoke the fires of our creativity, awaken the vital energy of our bodies and make manifest our desires.
The season of High Summer carries us through the blooming time of Beltane (May 1st) to the first harvest of Lughnasadh (Aug 1st). This is a season of celebration, sensuality, and earth connection. In this season I will be inviting you to deepen your intimacy with the world around you through the portals of your body, your senses, and your relationships.
The magical season of Autumn Harvest is one in which we acknowledge the precious impermanence of life. As the solar year begins to wane and the golden light of summer casts longer shadows on the earth we will begin the work of the inner harvest, separating the grain from the chaff so we may remember what is most true. This season runs from Lughnasadh (Aug 1st) to Samhain (Oct 31st) and completes the circle of The Witches Year.
Each Lesson Includes
With each magical season of the year a new lesson will be released. These lessons are housed here on Teachable and will include -
- a video + audio presentation about the current magical season and its core teachings
- a video + audio presentation introducing you to the archetypes and core symbols for the season
- a video + audio presentation on the topic of herbal allies and seasonal wellness- you will be introduced to five different herbal allies with each season of The Witches Year
- suggestions for yogic practices that can help you align with the energy of the season
- a guided meditation to support you in tapping into the mood of the season
- a ritual example and suggestions for personal ritual appropriate to that season
- a tarot spread (or two) and journal prompts for the season
- supportive pdf handouts for easy reference
- a suggested reading list for each season
- invitation to a private forum on Facebook (where you can meet other witches and ask me questions)
- a live Q&A video in our private forum on Facebook for each season
Who Am I?
I identify as a woman, a witch, a mother, a student, and a storyteller. I am passionate about learning and have devoted my life to the study and practice of yoga, meditation, traditional wellness systems and earth centred medicine. I value conversation, community, and curiosity. I believe in the power of personal practice as a means of reclaiming our inherent wisdom and love nothing more than to support and witness others as they walk their own path of remembrance.
Frequently Asked Questions
If this course sparks curiosity in your heart I hope that you will join me. The Witches Year reflects my own practices of sacred timekeeping and will be sharing of how I work with seasonal magic. The Witches Year is also a community, an online space where we can gather in conversation about the topics we will be exploring throughout the year.
If you have questions about whether or not this course is right for you feel free to reach out.
Otherwise, our course will start October 31, 2019.