Activities to do for the Sabbats

Decorate a yule tree. For ornaments use natural items such as pine cones, acorns, string popcorn or berries, or suns and crescent moons.
String popcorn or cranberries for outdoor trees.

Decorate pine cones with glue and glitter as symbols of the fairies and put them on the Yule tree.

Hang little bells on the Yule tree to call good spirits.

Remove the caps from acorns, insert the middle of a long string, glue the cap back on, and, after it has dried, hang on the Yule tree.

For prosperity in the coming year, burn Ash Wood.

For Yule Blessings:
Hang a Yule wreath on the front door, hang mistletoe indoors, make food and clothing donations, place bird seed outdoors for the birds that stay near your home ion the winter, ring bells on the Solstice morning to greet it, and perform magick for a peaceful planet.

If you used real pine for the Yule wreath, burn them to send winter on its way.
On Imbolg eve, leave buttered bread indoors somewhere for the fairies who traveled with the Lady of the Greenwood. Next day place it outside.

Place 3 ears of corn on the door (like the corn in the Fall) to represent the triple Goddess. Leave until Ostara.

Cleanse the altar and all its equipment.

Make dream pillows

Wear green clothing.
Have a breakfast of buns, ham and eggs. Save the shells. Throw the shells into your garden or anywhere outside and say:"For fairy, for flowers, for herbs in bowers, the shells pass fertility with springtime showers."

Color hard boil eggs with dye or paint. Empower one of a specific color of a goal you wish to obtain. Eat the eggs and feel yourself being blessed.

Make Hot Cross buns to honor the union of the Earth and the Sun for Spring.

On Ostara Eve, light a purple candle and burn patchouli incense. Carry them both through the house and say: "Farewell to wintry spirits and friends; On marrow we greet the spirits of spring. Our blessings to thee as your way you wend; and merry we'll meet next winter again." Blow out the candle and say: "Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again."  

Make paper baskets (use yarn as a handle) a place real or silk flowers in each basket. Hang them on door knobs of neighbors and family members but don't let them know you did it!
If you have children, make necklaces out of daisies and place them around their necks for the day to bring protection to them.

Begin planting for the season.

Create a May Pole and dance around it with your family or friends.  

Make a pouch for psychic dreams (mugwort and bay leaves in a cloth of lavender, blue or yellow sewn together with read thread). Place it under your pillow to sleep on it.
Soak thyme in olive oil, then lightly anoint your eyelids too see the Fairy Folk at night.

Make walking sticks or stangs.
Make dream pillows for yourself and other family members and friends.
The following comes from "Green Witchcraft" by Aumiel Litha Activities 

*Tie a sprig of rowan, a sprig of rue, and three flowers of St. John's Wort with red thread and hang over the door.

*Make amulets (simple charms) of protection out of herbs such as rue and rowan. If you make new amulets each year, you can dispose of the old in the midsummer fire, but we like to simply recharge the old one for another year until it starts to deteriorate, then burn it. 

*Create a pouch for psychic dreams (mugwort and bay leaves in a cloth of lavender, blue, or yellow and sewn with red thread) and place under your pillow. 

*Make a Solar Wheel as a terrific family project - everyone can make one for their bedroom. 
Wind palm or grape vine into a circle, twisting as you go. 
Cut two short lengths of stem to be just a bit larger than the diameter of the circle and place one across the back horizontally and the other vertically crossing in back of the horizontal one and coming forward to the front of the circle to secure both, then adorn with symbols of the elementals (stone, feather, ashes in a pouch or a small candle, and a shell) and festoon with yellow ribbons.
 Hang in a tree outside or indoors as a reminder of the God's protection. 

*Make a Witch's Ladder (another fun family project) using three colored yarns (red, black, and white for the Triple Goddess) braided together to be three feet long. 
Add nine feathers all the same color for a specific charm, tie ends and hang up. 
Colors are red for vitality, blue for peace and protection, yellow for alertness and cheer, green for prosperity, brown for stability, black for wisdom, black and white for balance, patterned for clairvoyance, and iridescent for insight. *You can burn the old Yule wreath in the Litha fire. 

*Make a rue protection pouch out of white cotton. Add two or three sprigs of rue, bits of whole grain wheat bread, a pinch of salt, and two star anise seeds and hang indoors (can do one for each bedroom). 

*Tie vervain, rosemary, and hyssop with white thread and dip the tips into a bowl of spring water (you can buy bottled spring water in grocery stores) and sprinkle the water about the house to chase out negativity, or sprinkle your tools to cleanse and purify. 

*Gather herbs like St. John's Wort, vervain and yarrow. 

*Soak thyme in olive oil, then lightly anoint your eyelids to see the fairy folk at night. 

*Tie a bunch of fennel with red ribbons and hang over the door for long life and the protection of the home. *Look for the fairy folk under an elder tree, but don't eat their food or you'll have to remain with them for seven years (which I suppose would be a lot of fun unless you have other plans!). 

String Indian cord on black thread for a necklace to wear.
If it's a rainy day, collect rainwater in a glass or earthenware container, add dried mugwort and use to empower objects.

Make a Witches Bottle.

Make a corn dolly for use at Imbolc.

You can make this day your Thanksgiving day. If your Solitary, have a small feast of your own or invite a group of Wiccan friends or friends who know you are Wiccan over. Avoid asking for favors from your deities at this time.

 Make a jack-o-lantern! This has been a custom for over thousands of years. They were designed to frighten away evil spirits who were following deceased loved ones and blocking the way back to the land of the living.
Drink warmed apple cider spiced with cinnamon to honor the dead.

Since this is also the Wiccan New Year, this is a day to make New Year Resolutions. Write them down on paper and burn them. The smoke will take them up to the Gods.

Bury apples in your yard for the spirits passing by on their way to be reborn.

Do divination for the year to come.

Make a spirit candle to burn. Anoint a white candle with patchouli oil. Say: With this candle and by its light, I welcome you spirits this Samhain night." Place the candle inside your jack-o-lantern. If you don't have one, leave it on a table near your entry way or in the center of your dining room table.



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