SpellBox 2017 Seasonal Calendar

Includes Moon Phases, Wheel of the Year, Competitions with Magickal Prizes,
Classes and School Holiday Spellcraft.

12th Full Moon in Cancer at 10:34pm

28th New Moon in Aquarius at 11:07am

28th Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Rooster

Welcome in the crown-wearing rooster in 2017. In Chinese mythology the rooster symbolizes the Sun God because it crows at the break of day. It is also associated with the phoenix, luck and have the ability ward off bad spirits.

The rooster is proud, active and confident. Connect with the energy of the rooster by wearing red clothing, feeling brave, speaking your truth and expressing yourself creatively.

1ST LAMMAS: BEGINNING OF HARVEST

Lammas is one of the Sabbats in witchcraft. Universal myths were born to bless the abundance of the earth at this time of year: the Egyptian goddess, Isis was birthed, the American Indians honored their Grandmother Corn and the ancient Romans celebrated Ceres, their harvest goddess.

 

11th Full Moon in Leo at 11:33 am LUNAR ECLIPSE

 

14th ST VALENTINE’S DAY

Originating from ancient pagan traditions of Rome and Northern Europe, this day was dedicated to the Norse archer god, Vali and Juno Februa, the Roman Goddess of Love.

The SpellBox Annual Love Letter Competition No more than 300 words

The SpellBox Love Cauldron Place your name or along with your true love’s name (if in a relationship) into the shop cauldron. On the next full moon all names will be burnt together during a spell to invoke love to all represented.

 

27th New Moon in Pisces at 1:58am SOLAR ECLIPSE

13th Full Moon in Virgo at 1:54am

 

20TH AUTUMN EQUINOX

The Autumn Equinox it is a time when day and night are of equal length. It is a seasonal gateway reminding us of the cycles of life: a time between beginnings and endings.

The Celtic festival of Mabon, at the equinox, is one of the sabbats in Witchcraft and is a time of thanksgiving and the end of the harvest. In Greek mythology Persephone returned to the Underworld at this time heralding the approach of winter.

 

March 28th New Moon in Aries at 1:57pm

11th Full Moon in Libra at 4:08pm

 

26th New Moon in Taurus at 10:16pm Super Moon

 

16th EASTER IN AUSTRALIA

This ancient festival originated in the Northern Hemisphere at the Spring Equinox and is named after Ostara, the Saxon goddess of Spring. Symbols of fertility and new life such as eggs and rabbits became associated with the new growth of the season. In Australia, Easter celebrates the Resurrection, a symbol again of new life. Easter is a community celebration that still includes ancient symbolism revealing its original pagan origins.

 

30TH SAMHAIN IN AUSTRALIA: VEIL TO THE SPIRIT WORLD

In the Southern Hemisphere Samhain Eve falls on the 30th April to mirror its Northern Hemisphere origin of the 31st October.

Between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice the veil between earth and the spirit world was said to be at it’s finest enabling contact with the departed.

11th Full Moon in Scorpio at 7:43am

 

14TH MOTHER’S DAY: CELEBRATE THE GODDESS

The Annual SpellBox Mother’s Day Cauldron

Place your mother’s name (or anyone who has mothered you) into the SpellBox cauldron. All mother’s names will be burnt together in the cauldron on the next full moon in honor of motherhood and the goddess.

 

26th New Moon in Gemini at 5:44 Super New Moon

9th Full Moon in Sagittarius at 11:10pm Mirco Moon

 

21ST WINTER SOLSTICE: BIRTH OF THE SUN

In magick lore the sun is reborn at the Winter Solstice after enduring the longest night.  The Solstice symbolizes the over-coming of darkness and the enduring light within us all.

‘A Winter’s Tale’ writing competition. No more than 300 words.

 

24th New Moon in Cancer at 12:31pm Super New Moon Winter

9th Full Moon in Aquarius at 2:07am

 

23rd New Moon in Leo at 7:46pm

1ST AUGUST IMBOLC: FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Imbolc is an ancient pagan Sabbat celebrating the first signs of Spring. A celebration of light and new beginnings.

8th Full Moon in Aquarius at 4:11am

 

22nd New Moon in Leo at 4:30am SOLAR ECLIPSE

6th Full Moon in Pisces at 5:03pm

 

20th New Moon in Virgo at 3:30pm

 

23RD SPRING EQUINOX-OSTARA 

At the Equinox day and night are equal so it is a time to balance the heart, mind and spirit. The spring equinox was known, by the ancient Celts, as the festival of Ostara, the Saxon goddess of fertility and the dawn.

Many of the ancient myths speak of deities returning to the surface of Earth, from the shadows of the Underworld, at this time. Persephone, Hera and Osiris resurrected at the Equinox and brought with them the rebirth of nature after winter’s dormancy.

6th Full Moon in Aries at 5:40am

 

20th New Moon in Libra at 6:12am

 

31st HALLOWEEN

Children in Australia have adopted this magick tradition loving the fun of trick or treat and the thrill of dressing up as a shadowy creature. This festival originates from the ancient tradition of Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s rebirth here shows how myths and traditions are borrowed and eventually find their meaning in a new place.

On this night the veil between this world and the next is at it’s finest and ghosts are free to walk the earth. The tradition of trick or treat derives from the offerings given to appease these spirits.

‘A Ghostly Story’ writing competition. No more that 300 words.

 

31st OCTOBER   BELTANE

Beltane in Northern Celtic tradition was a fertility festival and one of the great Sabbats in witchcraft. Bonfires were burnt to celebrate the sexual union of the god and goddess and to encourage the growth of crops.

4th Full Moon in Taurus at 4:22am

18th New Moon in Scorpio at 10:42pm

1ST to the 25th CHRISTMAS  AT SPELLBOX

 

4th Full Moon in Gemini at 2:46am Super Moon

 

18th New Moon in Sagittarius at 5:30pm Mirco Moon

 

22nd Summer Solstice- Litha at 3:29am: MIDSUMMER

In ancient Celtic tradition, the longest day of the year, Midsummer, was when the sun god was at his peak and the goddess pregnant with life.p Craft  (School H

 

25th Christmas Day

Christmas is one of the few community celebrations that still pays homage to pagan customs with the bringing of the evergreen tree into the home, the tree lights, that were once candles, the holly, the mistletoe and the giving of gifts.

Spellbox honors the beautiful myth of Christmas, the heavenly birth, the guiding star, the Magi and the beauty of the mysticism associated with the story.